|BA and the Kid, about 1988 or so|
Today being Father's day and all, I decided to screw the pooch and get into whatever struck my fancy at the moment. As I gleefully squandered my time, I considered what Father's Day was for me. I have written about my father, "The General". I considered writing yet another proud papa piece about the Kid.
Thought about both and decided I had been there, done that more than once or twice. Figured I'd skip memory lane this year and just continue to waste a perfectly good day.
Wasted day or not, I would be going to work naked on Tuesday if I did not at the least do one load of laundry. So I broke loose of the lazy dog chains I had decided to not fight today and tossed some duds in the washer.
It was when I was removing a load my wife had put in the dryer I came up with the title line of today's Father's Day post. There is a penalty just shy of death for not cleaning out the lint collector in the dryer. I forgot once and when my darling snuggle bun saw it, I never did it again. She can turn on the pissed off machine at the drop of a hat. So, I was careful to pull the lint collector to clean off the build up of crud that accumulated from the drying cycle my wife's clothes went through. I noticed once again a preponderance of kleenex flotsam and fuzz from where ever she finds so much fuzz. I chuckled and said out loud, "You are indeed a fuzzy woman."
When I went to clean out the lint from my load of clothes, I noticed less build up of fuzz and more hair. Apparently, even with a thinning crop on top, I am still a fairly bushy fellow. At least judging from the lint collector I am. And let me tell you, lint collectors do not lie.
So today's Father's Day post is a tip of the hat to my long suffering and hard working wife. She somehow decided to put up with me these past 35 years even after all the stupid husband shit I pulled over those years. I really would not be complete without her in my life. ....................
.................. And I would not have become a father without her help.