As I have recently written, I do sometimes nod off while I am watching tv. Usually, it involves fading away for just a few seconds before snapping back into this present dimension, only to rinse and repeat. It would be nice to be one or t'other — either asleep or awake — but that is not to be my lot.
If I happen to be watching a Midsomer rerun, it is not too much of a problem, but we had a brand new Shetland coming up, and I don't want to miss a second of that because it is tv that is hard to top.
It had been a tough night and very early morning, so what should I do?
Well, I had a little nap (or tried to) before our lunchtime viewing. (My naps btw are very brief and are mostly just short rests.)
Whatever it was, whether sleep of just rest, it worked well enough to keep me awake for the episode, but imagine having to nap to watch tv.
Now that is old-age silliness, but so was what I discovered on the night before.
You know that I am bald, eh? But I have stubble up there, and before I went to bed, I was surveying my scalp and realizing that it was time to give it a bit of a tidy-up come morning.
And that is when I saw it — an inch-long hair growing out of the middle of my forehead.
The middle of my forehead! Middle! What the heck! I'd never seen that before.
I attended to it; of course I did, and while I was at it, I did some eyebrow plucking.
Yes moi, a man of 76, resorts to plucking his brows every so often.
You see, my brows are still dark. But . . . but there is one silver hair in each brow. One! It looks stupid and annoys me, so I pluck it.
Another oddity is that said silver hairs are also sprongy as if they are trying to flee the brow. There are a few other dark, brow hairs that are also sprongy and sticking out stupidly, so I removed one or two others. But I refrain from getting too carried away with the non-silver ones because I don't want to denude my eyebrows entirely. It's not a great look, you know.
As I said, aging is silly, and I haven't mentioned the difficulty of getting in and out of the bath tub or trying to trim my toenails.