Wednesday, March 15, 2006

AND NOW FOR AN OPEN LETTER TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

Dear rest of the world:

I am pleased to announce that on this 15th day of March in the Chinese year of the dog, I have packed away my blue jeans and broken-out my shorts.

I will, nonetheless, re-evaluate my wardrobe sometime around Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Sal
(On behalf of himself, his thighs and his calves...all of which are approaching a lovely shade of bronze)

17 Comments:

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Kelhara said...

Join the club, I ripped out my shorts at the weekend... though I fear a cold front coming on...

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger Tenerife Scribbler said...

Blimey! Do you think it may be time to put away the winter T shirts?

The beaches around me are full of flesh, but you can't trust these pasty northeners.

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Hey Kel: Cold front or no cold front, the shorts are on to stay.

T-Scribbly: Ah, the flesh-colored beaches of Tenerife. Those Nordics will strip-down and jump into the water as soon as the ice breaks. No doubt you can tell the real Spaniard, because they're still wearing parkas. BTW...SUDOKA! Ha ha ha...now you won't sleep tonight.

Sal

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Ms Mac said...

Uggghhhh! Jealous! It's threatening to snow again where I am!

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger christina said...

Sal! You're making those of us stuck up here in the frozen tundra turn green with envy.

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Sal:
En su escrito dirigido al mundo en general, nos comunica que ya va Vd. en pantalón corto.

La firma para la que trabajo "No more hair in the air" (remember the song?) le puede hacer un descuento especial por una depilación de piernas a Vd. y todos los numerosos blogueros que le escriben.
Le daríamos una pequeña comisión por cada cliente.
Espero que esto sea de su interés.
Un cordial saludo,
Fair Hair.(English spoken)

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger christina said...

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At 4:15 PM, Blogger christina said...

(sorry, dumb typos in previous comment)

What? He wants Mr. Sal and all the other short-wearing "numerosos blogueros" to remove all superfluous hair??

Do I smell spam in Spanish?

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina: Jealous?? Also discounts for women. This is not spam. This is a real offer. By the way, I´m a she.

Fair hair

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger christina said...

Sorry, not even the teensiest bit jealous. :-)

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Ms. Mac: But...you live in Switzerland. It's *supposed to be* snowing. BTW...UB linked (see sidebar).

For those of you who can't read Spanish, the above comment from "Anoymous" says (more or less) the following. She's writing because I've announced to the world that I'm now wearing shorts. She works for a firm called "No More Hair in the Air" that is offering a discount, for me and all VTB readers, on leg waxings. She would even pay me a small commission for each VTB reader that gets waxed.

So, with that in mind...

Ms. Fair Hair: Thanks for your offer. Unfortunately, I have about as much body hair as did Bruce Lee. However, I'm happy to let my readers (none of which I've met...but many of which I assume are quite hairy) know about your service. And I'll even waive my commission. A world with fewer hairy thighs is reward enough for me. The only problem is that you haven't told us where your business is located. Presumably in Spain? Please provide details or a URL.

Christina: This is exciting. After two years in existence, my blog finally gets its first cat fight. Am I the only one who sees the irony in this? You and she were about to pull each other's hair out.

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger christina said...

You and she were about to pull each other's hair out.

I know! Virtual epilation (I had to look that up and now I know the difference between epilation and depilation). But do you think she would have charged me for that too? :-)

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger woman wandering said...

I am deeply concerned by your imagination ...

'Ms. Fair Hair: ...However, I'm happy to let my readers (none of which I've met...but many of which I assume are quite hairy) know about your service. And I'll even waive my commission. A world with fewer hairy thighs is reward enough for me.'

One imagines that you weren't imagining any of your females devotees when you wrote that potentially outrageous comment.

Di wanders off, wondering how she could have missed this post. Shorts ... is the man crazy?

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger ironporer said...

Damn!! Here I thought that we'd get to see Sal getting a depilacion a la cera on web cam...that hot wax getting spread on with an old wood spoon, followed by a "RRRRRAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS' and a primordial scream of a man in agony....

OK- Let's get back to the cat fight then.

PS- Sal, we've been in the 70's with shorts on for weeks now- just had to do a tune up on the BBQ grill (new burner/racks/ignitor) and had it fired up over the weekend. The ribs were quite good.

 
At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ironporer" ha tenido una excelente idea: Un Full Monty depilatorio para sados. Seguro que hay voluntari@s para hacer RRRRRAAAAS!!

Aunque se hunda mi negocio de depilación, ¡vivan los übersexuales¡
Fair hair

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Lady Di: I certainly wasn't thinking of you. I have reason to believe, however, that three of are readers are trained chimpanzees escaped from Coney Island.

Iron Man: What a coincidence. I Q'd ribs last weekend also. The Absinthe was a prelude to a rib-fest at my place. So...we were doing a smoke across the water thing. That''s cool. Bringing the world closer together through hickory smoke. BTW...waxing via webcam is strictly pay-per-view.

Fair Hair: A "Fully Monty Waxing?" Ha! I think you're going to fit in pretty well around here. (But still...I'll take a pass).

Sal

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

yeah I guess that happens when you don't live anywhere near where it feels like the artic or rains too much that you never see sun...

I used to know that weather when I was living in southern Cali...

 

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