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Christmas On 6th Street...

December 4th, 2010 (05:00 am)

December hurts the worst.
Not sure why.
But no one comes during the day.

Empty, hours at a time.
ON A FRIDAY.

*sigh*

I get a bit down, rent is hard to make, I've hit my savings up...

Frap asked me to make him a pirate hat.

My bartender and manager, asked me to make him a pirate hat.

I grabbed a Chronicle from the stack and went at it with scissors and a stapler.

Seemed it wouldn't stay on his head...
I pulled a few rubber bands out of the till and tied knots to keep them from slipping
(out of the other knots and the staples)

He looked rather fine.
He had a chin strap, and a huge FRILL of paper fringe I had curled on scissor edge.

NICE.

The kitchen manager, in this time of no people and no business.... he saw the hat.
"I WANT A HAT!"
he said.

I took my scissors and my stapler and went to work.

His was a bit larger, so it fitted down around his ears with the rubber band straps,
but on top were two tiny fans, EARS! He was the panda. He had the Panda hat.

Sabrina the prep cook and rock star and wonderful little young red headed lady all around...
Well she did not want a hat.
SHE wanted a headdress!

I folded the Chronicle long ways and went back to measure her head.
Her head was larger than the Chronicle, and we should not be surprised.
I attached rubber bands with careful staples. It fit.
I built fans of Chronicle and jangley pieces of paper clip strings, swirls of ribboned Chronicle
it dripped to one side, I liked it.
She liked it.

She wore it all night.
So did the Kitchen manager.

Panda
Princess
and Pirate.

You know
I don't make a lot of money.
I pretty much live at what America considers poverty.

Under 20 grand?

I have a roof.
A warm bed.
I eat better than most (shop local and cook for yourself)

And I work at a job that lets me make hats...
when we are sad and bored.

Hope.
Christmas was invented to get us through these dark months.

Comments

Posted by: omaha (omaha)
Posted at: December 4th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
 
static

i want a hat!

Posted by: Chakolate (chakolate)
Posted at: December 5th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Re:  

I figure the days when I see $20K/year are long over, and I'm happier now than ever before. If you love what you do, you don't need much else.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 12th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
Re:  
Anais Nin

Agreed.

Posted by: Cogito Ergo Sum (blogtodiffer)
Posted at: December 6th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)

*hugs* Happy, Merry Xmasanukah!

It's good to hear something from you - I feel like you haven't posted in quite a while.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 12th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)

It really has...

BIG HUGS and all the sap and soup and shiny with it ^__^

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: December 8th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
relax

let us be glad for however little we feel we have, because it's not hard to find those that have not.

i, for example, do not have a pirate hat.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 12th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)

Okay, snail mail address please.

You and Omaha are IT though...
I don't want to make promises I can't keep!

^__^

Posted by: gray (grayslate)
Posted at: December 11th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)

The fools hat for me, hehe.
hello, hope you are staying warm.
hugs

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 12th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Bender

Yours I can make in person.

^__^

Posted by: gray (grayslate)
Posted at: December 12th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)

In that case, maybe a wizards hat :)
At burningman, a friend once wished he had a top hat. I went off and built him one out of cardboard and duct tape.

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