15 April 2007

Sights on a walk

Sophie and I were out for a stroll today. Two items of note. One of my neighbors was out waxing his car. We nicknamed him Waylon because he looks like Waylon Jennings. I have no idea what his real name is. Whilst waxing the car a song by Pat Benetar was blaring out of his garage. One of those where she is belting out an anthem of some sort. It was like a nasty '80s flashback. Luckily he was still wearing a shirt. When it reaches about 65 degrees (about 18C) he removes his shirt. It does not go back on -- when he's outside at home anyway -- until fall. You know it is fall when Waylon puts on a shirt again.

In front of another house a puppy started loping toward us. The homeowner, sans shirt, was calling to the dog to keep her from running in the street. "Stella! Stella!"

4 comments:

Eclectchick said...

That song was likely "Love is a Battlefield." Don't you feel so much better knowing that?

How unfortunate Waylon insists on the shirtlessness. However, I have a neighbor who (hurray!) occasionally goes shirtless whilst mowing and such. I have been known to peek through the blinds and watch . . ..

Tim said...

are you joking about the Stella! Stella! ??

either way, that is hilarious.

Eclectchick said...

Ohhh, yes. I was so caught up in a reverie of my neighbor's shirtlessness, I forgot to comment on the "Stella!!!"

Fabulous.

Sophzilla said...

I'm fine never seeing Waylon without a shirt. But alas, once spring hits there's no getting around it.

Tim--Yes! The shirtless man, not Waylon, was indeed yelling Stella. I wonder if his name is Stanley?