Wednesday, July 2, 2014

That's Why They Call Him The Sheikh

Although San Geraldo and Judy might not agree (that's might not), I'm still not the best company.

More than anyone else though, I suppose I'm the one who would especially prefer to not be around me. But the mood will pass. So, on to other things.

San Geraldo carries an IKEA dish towel wherever he goes. And he has no shame about throwing it over his head to protect himself from the sun, from the flies, or (maybe) from the paparazzi. The towel is an un-charming accessory you might remember from past posts.

17 OCTOBER 2013 BLOG POST
26 OCTOBER 2013 BLOG POST
8 JUNE 2014 BLOG POST

San Geraldo wore the towel after we arrived in New York. He wore it Monday of this week on the streets of Málaga. And he wore it Tuesday morning at Café Manila here in Los Boliches. He even wore it this morning at Cafe El 90 next door, although he removed it before I could grab a shot.

Our dear friend The Goddess Elena (click here) headed north Tuesday afternoon on family business. It's expected to be a stressful trip. So she snapped a selfie with San Geraldo Tuesday morning. She said she'll look at it throughout the week, whenever she needs a good laugh. I suppose I should count myself lucky. I've got the real thing.

16 JUNE:  THE SHEIKH IN NEW YORK (WAITING FOR OUR RENTAL CAR).
30 JUNE:  THE SHEIKH IN MÁLAGA AFTER VISITING THE FOREIGNERS OFFICE.
1 JULY:  THE GODDESS ELENA AND THE SHEIKH AT CAFE MANILA.

I keep singing, "That's why they call him the sheikh." But that's a song by Ray Stevens and the correct lyrics are: "That's why they call him the streak." I'm too classy to share the video of "The Streak." So click here if you want to see that.

(OK, maybe I'm not too classy to include "The Streak"; I just don't want to embed two videos.)

Here's some high-tone music:


SEEN ON THE BOARDWALK LAST WEEK: A CONEY ISLAND SHEIKH.
(NO RELATION TO SAN GERALDO.)

24 comments:

  1. Has he heard of the latest break-through in head coverings?
    It's called a "hat".

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    1. Marty:
      Didn't you notice the July 1 photo with Elena? His towel AND his hat! (But then he complained the hat made it too hot.)

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  2. I dislike direct sunlight. I may go for the San Geraldo style portable head covering for all occasions.

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    1. Andrew:
      If you like getting looked at (and don't care why), I recommend it.

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  3. I suppose you could also call him Sheikh 'That Thing', or Sheikh 'Ya Booty' but I will absolutely deny having given you such a declasse' idea.
    Chocolate whip (or ice cream) with Massenez Creme de Framboise des Bois, fresh raspberries, chopped hazelnuts and chocolate shavings. The perfect sundae for adults.
    You come up with the most original music Mitchell; always a delight!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Your dessert sounds wonderful, but I'll let you order it... or just make it for me. But, do I have to be an adult?

      Aren't Bix Beiderbecke and Bixology amazing!?!

      You got me going: "Sheikh, Rattle, and Roll"; "Sheikh Your Tailfeather"; "Sheikh Your Groove Thing".... Make it stop!!!!

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  4. My comment just vapourized! I will try again....

    Where was I? That last photo of Goddess Elena And the Sheikh is wonderful.....look at those smiles!
    Are you guys aware that there will now be rush to get those Ikea dish towels!!??
    Moods......thank god they vapourize too...in time. Hang in there Mitchell.

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    1. Jim:
      Better all the time, Jim. Thanks, as always, for the empathy and moral support.

      Somehow, I doubt the IKEA dishtowel turban will catch on!

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  5. I think that with all the pictures you snap of San Geraldo, he wears the towel to avoid paparazzi.

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    1. Bob:
      But, he may be catching on. He removed the towel before I could take a picture today!

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  6. What a surprise San Geraldo looks wonderfully in this towel It, unusual photo of him. But I understand him because I don't like too much sun.

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    1. Gosia:
      He also uses the towel to keep the flies from annoying him. But, as for the sun, he has light blue eyes and their very sensitive to the sun. I, on the other hand, can't get enough of it!

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  7. Well, now, my heavens. I love that San Geraldo is so self confident that he doesn't give a hoot about looking like he's wearing an IKEA towel on his head in public (since he IS wearing an IKEA towel on his head in public :) ). Maybe if all of your readers chip in, we can get him one of these :)

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    1. Judy:
      Self-confident? No. He just has no shame.

      And thanks for the link. But those hats make him "toooooo hotttttttt." He'll stick to dish towels.

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    2. Oh, I completely understand hating to be hot! And, I always always always wear sunglasses outside, because I have light blue/green eyes, too.

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  8. You really need to talk him into some sort of hat. Is it so hot there now that he can't live without the towel?

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    1. Cheapchick:
      He has a very expensive Panama hat that he doesn't always like to carry around. It also makes him too hot sometimes. In that shot with Elena he's wearing both the Panama hat AND the dish towel. (He just likes to be difficult.)

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  9. I usually wear a hat outside. San Geraldo might look amusing but he'll avoid skin cancer doing what he's doing.

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    1. Stephen:
      His eyes are so sensitive that he has to wear big sunglasses. He DOES wear a hat, but when he forgets it (or gets too hot), he prefers the dish towel. Such class.

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  10. Quite the fashion statement...
    I guess you knew what you were getting into when you started dating him eons ago?!?
    But they do say that laughter is the best therapy.
    He's doing wonder for you,
    once you get passed the "fashion statement"...

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    1. TICKLEBEAR:
      I had no idea what I was getting into. When I met him, he shopped at LOUiS BOSTON, where if you had to ask the price, you couldn't afford it. Now he shops at outlet malls and wears IKEA dish towels on his head. Who knew!?!

      And you are so right, San Geraldo taught me to let my hair down... Too bad I lost it.

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  11. OMG! When you two are out together I bet you keep a distance between you and S.G., a space that broadcasts "I'm not with HIM!"

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    1. Raybeard:
      I roll my eyes a lot, but I do appreciate the sympathetic looks I get.

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  12. Olives are my idea of heaven as well.

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