Well, the good news is Paul isn’t growing a beard this Season. Which, I don’t really know why that’s good per se. Except that I don’t really see as we would have time (google “beard” in my sidebar for a long and impressive series on Paul + beard). It’s a full time endeavor is all.
Speaking of beard, I can’t resist:
This is how into Beard we get around here. Last year I came across this picture and saved it as an idea for our own private little pinterest board, Ideas for Awesome Beard.
So instead of all that, this year we’re focused on getting a new car. After Paul’s accident a few weeks ago while I was in Boston, the truck is totaled and we’re in the throes of replacing it. And by “we” I mean, Paul spends many moons researching his options and I say “oh, yes I like that! Sunroof definitely!” and “hmmm, cute but the shape is funny.” I’m into the important details like color and contour while poor Paul has to waste his time on facts like MPG and reliability and torque. (Note to all you progressives: he’s definitely considering a Hybrid but I prefer large, gas-guzzling tanks for his early morning drives to the Big City.)
It’s turned into something of a time suck (not in a bad way, of course) and I do better just sitting back and letting Paul figure things out and giving my two cents when it’s hammer time. No sense getting all worked up about a car (or truck or SUV) that might not even make it into the final four.
On that note, our always reliable and ever faithful reader FT sent along this clip (some words not suitable for children but everyone else MUST MUST watch this with appropriate amounts of reverence and awe). This shows the importance of all the time and energy Paul is investing in the important work of Car Replacement.
After watching that clip, I emailed Fr. Tim and told him what I’m telling you:
I just watched this. It was amazing. I giggled a little. Charlie was quick to tell me it wasn’t funny.
And this is what it’s like for me to be around Paul and Tim when they talk about Lone Wolf McQuade:
This is serious business, people. Serious serious stuff.
Time is up. Happy Tuesday. Keep writing!