Friday, March 24, 2006

HEY MAN...YOU GOT ANY 'STACHE?

In commenting on my previous post about Absinthe, our friend The Big Finn noted with some alarm that I appeared to be growing a moustache.

I wasn't, of course. It was just a combination of bad lighting and a five o'clock shadow. In fact, I haven't worn a 'stache since I posed for Brawny paper towels back in 1972.

But I had a bit of freedom this week, and figured..."what the hell!" I might as well grow a quick one. So here is the result after four days. I opted for a Frank Zappa meets Pancho Villa look...and threw in a Roberto Duran-type glare for good measure.

I don't know if I should shave it off...or buy a Harley-Davidson.

18 Comments:

At 4:14 AM, Blogger euro-trac said...

"Hungry Freaks, Daddy!"

Not sure why... Just a Zappa song title that came into my head! :o)

Ooooh! Am I #1 again?

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Euro-Trac:

From The Mothers' first album, "Freak Out!"

So...you're a Zappa fan *and* you were married by Elvis? I think we'd be friends.

Sal

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger woman wandering said...

Roberto Duran ... I see

"I am not an animal in my personal life. But in the ring there is an animal inside me. Sometimes it roars when the first bell rights. Sometimes it springs out later in a fight. But i can always feel it there, driving me and pushing me forward. It is what makes me win. It makes me enjoy fighting."
-- Roberto Duran

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger traveller one said...

----handing you a razor----

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Naaaahh. I'd shave it off. You look better without. Just my personal taste :-)

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

personally I'm a big fan of the crazed-killer look...but thats just me...

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous sp said...

"I don't know if I should shave it off...or buy a Harley-Davidson."


*Or possibly... come and take a turn around our illustrious Castro neighborhood here in San Francisco. ;-)

Quite handsome in the good/naughty sort of way. Not exactly lawyer-like, is it?

*In jest, in jest...

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Lady Di: Yeah...Sr. Duran is one helluva role model.

Traveller One: One vote for shaving. But...can I still buy a Harley?

C-Swiss: Another vote against the moustache. What did you survive the 1970's?

Lisa: Finally...a woman appreciates the counter-culture. But I think it's less of a crazed killer, and more a very tired and bored guy on a Friday night. But the crazed killer may soon surface if my *&$"!* cat doesn't get his tail off my keyboard within the next five seconds.

And finally...

Sidney Pollack: Hey, I've been to the Castro. It was 1995, and I've yet to see as many tank-tops and nipple-rings as I did that afternoon. Come to think of it, I DID see moustaches there. After the Castro, I went to Haight-Ashbury and had really good, really big burrito.

To all: I did shave it off this morning. Truth be told, the only reason I grew it was so that I could this post. Mission accomplished.

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger christina said...

Darn. Too late to put my vote in. I liked it a lot, especially the uncanny resemblance to Frank Zappa - perhaps you were channeling him?

 
At 12:43 AM, Anonymous JRPfeff said...

Does Sal own a beret? He has the start of the Che thing going.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Tracie B. said...

both, definitely both.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

ah ha... P must be following you since he loves Zappa...

None at all is best for me... But then again, I put up with it at home...

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Sal: Main thing is is urvived the 70's. The guys I kissed then didn't have moustaches (not really anyway). Besides, my dad has always worn a moustache (and sitll does). At that time, thick and combined with even thicker sideburns. Bläh! :-)gx

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger The Big Finn said...

Sal-
Sorry, we were out of town for a few days. I like the 'stache. If you decide to shave it off, at least keep the "soul patch".
TBF

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Mrs. TBF said...

Sal,
I'm seeing some Johnny Depp! I like it.
MrsTBF

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger Mrs. TBF said...

By the way...TBF wants to know how far away you live from Alicante. We'll be there from June 3-5.
Mrs. TBF

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

La familia TBF:

The soul patch remains. I've had it since May 2005. Before that, I had a full beard for five years. And before that, a goatee for two.

As for Alicante, it's a great area. It's guaranteed hot, sunny weather in June and is on the Mediterranean coast. The leper colony that we Hashed through was in Alicante. You're sure to find many great paellas in the area. Unfortunately, however, its 5-6 hours drive from here.

Which town are you staying at? I'd assume you'll be in one of the coastal towns (Javea or Denia or LaManga, et. al.). Depending on where you're staying, I might have a restaurant recommendation.

Sal

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger The Big Finn said...

Sal-
We're going to be staying in Villajoyosa at the Hotel El Montiboli. I've already booked the hotel's restaurant for two nights (this is going to be a "hardly leave the hotel grounds type of weekend), but I'd be open to some lunch suggestions.
TBF

 

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