Feeling a little bored this afternoon so this is post number three in a relatively short amount of time . . .

For some reason I just found myself thinking about this really cool old guy I once saw at the Champlain Valley Fair in Vermont.  He made hand made brooms all old fashion like and it kicked ass.  I don’t know why this comes into my head, but it does.  All that old school artisan craft jazz is pretty wild.  Like blacksmithing, blacksmiths are bad asses, and it would be cool if there were more of them.  If I wasn’t such a skinny dork I’d say that I’d like to be a blacksmith, but if I close my eyes to think about it I just get an image of ridiculousness.  I feel like if you are going to be a blacksmith then you should probably look like Thor or Hephaestus or some other muscle-thorp type of person, not a scrawny dude with glasses.  But still, I feel like if you tell people that you are a blacksmith nobody is gonna fuck with you, unless of course you say something stupid like “I just spent an hour making this nail.”  In that case you are asking for some sarcasm along the lines of “wow I just got 500 nails at the hardware store and it only took five minutes.”  It is the effort and art of the stuff people, those hardware nails have nowhere near the amount of love as that single blacksmith nail has . . .

I kind of got distracted here and now I’m not even really sure what it is that I was trying to write about.  Um . . . yeah, old school hand made brooms and blacksmiths rock!

~ by Nathaniel on October 23, 2007.

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