December 5, 2011

I know you all think I don't work

My buddy Grant Yoxon took this in West Palm Beach. How glamorous, eh? I'm standing on the concrete median beside the track. I'm scared of heights, even this one. So, I'm balancing.

Look at those sexy shoes. Merrills. Best shoes in the world. Very grippy. And such a flattering pose, all smooshed into grungy jeans and wearing a t-shirt that is about 6 years old. Tracks are hot and concrete-y and grubby and smell like burning rubber and hot brakes.

I was waiting for lines of cars to come flying by, but of course I had the wrong setting and the plan didn't quite pan out. I'd just taken the alligator pics; alligators are much better at posing than moving race cars.

While it's really amazing to get to drive great cars at high speeds, they make you wear helmets. You put this balaclava on first, which is really attractive. It has a tight opening for your face, and if you put it over your chin you look like a chinless fish, and if you put it under your chin you look like you have a girdle around your neck. Then you put on the helmet, and it's more attractive. Then it gets hot, and your hair gets all caught up, and you swear and poke your fingers all around in the helmet, and it doesn't help. Then you get in the first car and smuck your head because you forget you're all Great Gazoo now, and have to adjust the seat.


Anonymous Roz said...

My hubby has the same shoes. Very attractive. You are brave.

December 05, 2011 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Roz again said...

glaturtl. That is my word. Maybe you can take a picture of one on your next trip.

December 05, 2011 2:15 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

What's a glaturtle...a Gay Lesbian Alliance turtle? Lorraine will have to go to San Francisco for oe of those.Me...I liked the stock looking Mercedes a few posts back.Love those gullwing doors.My dream ride would be a 1961 Ferrari California. Such class.

December 05, 2011 3:57 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Thank you for putting the glamour back into race car driving. Your descriptors for putting on the Helmet of Doom left me breathless.

No wonder my parents think my job is so plebian.

December 06, 2011 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Well, I know you work because you have precious little time to fuck off. (btw- you work too much)

December 07, 2011 8:30 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

WHich model Merrells?

December 08, 2011 4:11 PM  

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