|Apparently this is a "new" old friend. I think I'll keep him.|
This happy adventure continues... This fine day has me glad I opted for the Jim Tressel sweater vest look as it is currently snowing and cold in the Midwest. Bleah. For those of you who don't know who Jim Tressel is, he is the current football coach at The Ohio State University. Mr. Tressel has been called "the Governor" and "the Sweater Vest" by many members of the sports media. Just for the record though, I did it first. I have been rocking this look since the mid-80s. I just didn't do it much in public. Plus, my color palette is a whole lot more varied than his even though I only have five sweaters that fit currently. Nyah...
The necktie in the picture above was near the bottom of one of my tie drawers. Yes, I have drawers full of these things. Shut up. I have never worn this particular tie before, nor can I remember where I purchased it, but it looks good, and it won't be its last journey around my neck.
As for the culture around the game store... the shock of me dressing this way has worn off to where the regulars don't find it worth mentioning anymore. Another month or so of this and they'll probably freak the day I decide to NOT wear a necktie in the place. That's what I like about sudden, abrupt changes. It keeps people on their toes.
Beyond that, not much is happening besides getting ready for the local game convention. With only eight days before it happens, crunch time is upon us. We have moving help, both there and back, lined up. We also have Saturday morning/afternoon booth help lined up for the wife and boy as I will be busy at the store running an event.
After the convention, the next morning is a crash through inventory. We should be well-reduced after the convention, so it's the best time to do it for us.
Until later... GopherDave