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Friday Fronts

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Nothing like an early start and a haircut to begin the day. Just realized I’ve been going to Sal’s for a great number of years, whoops decades. Kind of strange to see a new barber beside mine. Yep Dario retired. And a young man has taken his place as it should be. Always feels good to get a haircut. I would say who my barber is but he is always so busy, that I usually go real early in the mornings to avoid a wait. Haircuts were something I despised in my youth. I didn’t do much barber business from15-35 years of age. After that phase, I keep it fairly short. Still have the beard though after all these decades.

Nice license plate. Trust me, he isn’t kidding.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Anyway its been a great day filled with relaxation with my better half, some chores and a nice ride with the top down. Nothing beats the low 80’s, sunshine and a convertible. A very good lunch at Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe. Love sitting outside watching life go by as we eat. It’s the first Friday we have spent together in a while. A quick holding of hands while navigating the back roads. Seeing the smile on her face when she says can I or we go in this store and I answer yes. A fine day together. When she is happy, I’m happy. Well most of the time. Well some of the time. Just kidding, we are very happy most of the time.

Globetrotting the country.
Photo by Mike Hartley

A casual lunch yesterday with an old friend at the Town Grille at 144 and Triadelphia Road. Was a nice visit and meal. What was real good about it was neither one of us were rushed yesterday. Seems like most of the time I’m going from one event to another or to one chore or another or to and from the jobs. I’m looking forward to more free time someday. Because the little bit I get now is really special.

Time to beat the traffic home.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Rest of the weekend is fairly busy but I hope to get out and watch some hot air balloons lift off tomorrow morning and grab a few frames for the collection.

I guess I should ease up on eating out so much. Then again I take my lunch to work every day, (that gets old) and it’s not like we go first class each time we go out. Hell, enjoy life, eat good.


Random Thoughts of the Day

My best friends always remind me and show me not to give up on people. Sometimes its still not successful, but when it is, it’s a wonderful thing.

Its harder to write when your feeling down. At least that is the case for me.

I’m going to see if I can not be as outspoken, the rest of my career. Nah, that would take all the fun out of it.

When really is the right time to put a supercharger on your car?

Every once in a while my finger moves to that traction control off button.

I’m sorry folks, I saw one to many muscle cars today and I feel like the famous line from Top Gun. “I feel the need, the need for speed”

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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