Saturday, 2 January 2010

Don't Get Old, Get Even

Had a great New Year's Eve, just me and the sexydelightful Mrs H. Dressed up in dinner jacket and manually tied (after much cussing) bow tie(me) and a very sexy black velvet dress (Mrs H) I enjoyed a succulent beef wellington and Mrs H a yummy vegetarian creation before taking to the dance floor. We were amongst a non-eclectic mix of Yorkies who were probably best suited to a Saga holiday in Alicante, which would have us reaching for the cyanide pills whereas they would look askance at us with our 2 week tour of the American West on a motorcycle. They were more the holiday camp disco types, while we were more the quality 8 piece stonking live Blues band types. They were more the "Y M C A" and "Come on Eileen" communal naff wedding DJ disco crowd (Peter Kay does a great impression of this), while we were more the ` quality kick-arse rock/blues live musicians and outstanding female lead singer` types. The band didn't get the audience they deserved and usually get, but hey, it takes all sorts and there was more ball-room for us and the other outnumbered afficionado's who were up there with us, but when the disco-shite struck up we could sit it out and enjoy La difference. Ying and Yang, black and white, Labour and Tory, Christian and Muslim, Jew and Gentile, live and let live, each to their own, AC and DC. BUT, seriously, the disco really was playing shite....and those wankers loved it. So, am I getting old or does the attached video of the great `Small Faces` featuring PP Arnold kick more arse than a large proportion of modern dross? Well, I am actually getting a teeny bit older, but that's beside the point.

14 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Ha! One of the life skills which my Dad insisted on imparting was how to tie a bow tie properly. I wish I could remember - if only because they are very cool once undone towards the end of the night :-)

I feel like I am getting old before I've even done anything :-(

Hogday said...

Blimey Blue, that was quick. Were you waiting to pounce and comment?

The bow tie...Its the same basic knot as in tying a shoelace - and I never undid mine, how gauche .) Don't tell me, you wear slip-on shoes?

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Ah, a bow tie.
If you are lucky enough to be a Scot, you can wear a Jabot...

Hogday said...

Conan: Any excuse will have me dressing up - and I see quite a bit of the jabot in my job! I missed out on my trip to Edinburgh in December so I'm looking for an excuse.

Blue Eyes said...

Yep, I am an F5er.

George Saint said...

There's nothing wrong with growing old disgracefully and much like you I couldn't ever imagine joining the Saga-louts in Benidorm. As for bow ties, that would involve going somewhere posh lads and the rabble I work with don't even like to wear those nice clip on ties they get given, let alone tie a tie for themselves.

powdergirl said...

Yay, I can see the text!

Sounds like fun! I'm growing old disgracefully as well, that damn HipHop class has even got me exploring my inner 'inner city youth' that lay latent for so long.
But I'm okay with that! Anyone looks at me sideways, I just get all up in their grill with my bad self.

Conan the Librarian, have I ever mentioned how intimidating I find that name? Gives me nightmares about being bludgeoned to death by historical tombs.

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Powdergirl, I only stamp on books...

dickiebo said...

I quite like getting old(er)!
I find that 'B' keeps saying things like, "he's in his 70s you know!"
Quite right, too. A Senior Citizen, no less.

Nickie Goomba said...

You're just gettin' old. Love it. Enjoy it.

Hogday said...

George: I once wore my DJ with a pair of Levi's at a job function. Nothing like seeing the constabulary senior `establishment` come out of their closets all a-fluster! I was even taken to one side and asked to change my trousers! lol.

Dickiebo: Is that a bit like her saying, "he's from Barcelona"?

PG: Get in their face, with a smile on yours :)

NickieG: I only ever feel as old as my Harley Davidson ;)

Blue Eyes said...

Levis - how very smart! Ever since I wrecked my favourite pair of Diesel jeans when I dismounted from a bus in a state of acute tiredness and emotionalness I have stuck to M&S' finest denimwear.

Hogday said...

Well all the ticket said was `Black Tie`. They should've considered themselves lucky I didn't fall for that one.

Blue Eyes said...

Well that might have encouraged a different reaction..! Colours nailed to masts, etc.!