Sunday, 26 June 2011

Atomique ou pas?


Today I bought a fez in the village street market. I don't know why.

18 comments:

Rosie said...

Just like that?

Christopher said...

Just like that. As you say. €5.

Z said...

Very good, Rosie.

Very fetching, Christopher.

Tim said...

Presumably you were in a macho mood, or a maqam mode.

Christopher said...

Thank you, Z. Would you like one, too?

I certainly feel quite at home in it, Tim.

letouttoplay said...

Something to do with the liberating influence of Gcen?
Goes really well with your shirt. And the stunning view.

Valerie said...

A headgear theme appears to be developing on your blog... what's next? Perhaps a Stetson on a jacaranda tree?

Rog said...

Reminds me of the Killer's First Album "Hot Fez"

Christopher said...

Mig: Nail on the head, as usual. No, no, I don't mean that's how I fix the fez securely, but that you've read the situation correctly.

Valerie: What delight. Thanks for taking the trouble to call in. You're most welcome. I'll certainly bear your admirable suggestion in mind.

*orders size 44 Stetson and jacaranda tree from amazon.com*

Christopher said...

Rog: You slipped in between Valerie and me, and in the ensuing turmoil my fez fell off, not having been nailed on, and rolled down the slope towards our salamander ponds.

Tim said...

You biretta put a cap on this. Or it mitre turn a bit tricorne(y). Top post though.

Christopher said...

Have you been going through Rog's waste paper basket again, Tim?

(I hardly know Broken Biro well enough to suggest it might be hers)

Spadoman said...

It looks good on you. Now, all you need is a Go Kart.
Beautiful scenery and it looks like a lovely day!


Peace

Christopher said...

Good morning, Spadoman. Thanks. People have been so complimentary about this hat that I shall wear it all the time. Yes, midsummer weather here, temperatures up to 40º (105º Fahrenheit), so we flee the sun rather than court it.

(Can anyone explain the connection between fez and go-cart? Sensibly? I wouldn't want Spadoman to think me ignorant.)

Dave said...

It's a good thing Dave's away. he'd probably ask something rude about the shape of your head.

Christopher said...

No, I don't think so. He's much too kindly a man.

moreidlethoughts said...

I'll refrain from rude remarks about organ-grinders.
But perhaps it can serve as a thinking cap if you attempt my quiz. (Might need to bring Rog;it's his brand of quip)

Christopher said...

MIT: Thank you. That would be Rhwdri Marx, the famous Welsh invectivist?
Was up half the night, fez on, thinking that the only words with a silent P start with Pn (pneumatic, etc.) or Ps (Psalm, Psycho, etc.) and 'recent figure of speech' must be 'new metaphor', hence 'Pneumatophore'. Then we had to leave for Montpellier early this morning, so didn't get round to checking until our return. Still seems a funny way to refer to Rog.