Monday, September 17, 2012


Secret Squirrel.  That's what he said I looked like.  He seemed to mean it in a good way.

The four of us decided to go on a joyful 12-mile bike ride yesterday.  It was just so nice out, and the bike paths were beckoning.  So much for my getting caught up on the housewifery, but really, the bike ride was worth the agita and subsequent frenzy of activity last night and this morning.

I wear glasses for nearsightedness, no news there.  I have a special pair that I got just for bicycling.  They hug my face.  They have this squishy nosepad that doesn't slip when my nose becomes sweaty.  That right there makes them well worth the cost.

I was wearing the squishy, face-hugging specs on our ride.  Functionally, they're great, but they leave something to be desired from a fashion sense.  They're like chemistry goggles,  or WWI bomber goggles, or... oh hell, I'll just show you:

Anyway, after the ride, we decided to get something to eat.  We were at this burger place and the bicycling glasses, while great for riding, were a bit cumbersome in the burger place.  

"Sheesh, I feel like Spaceman Spiff", I said, taking the glasses off and going to the beverage dispenser to take my chances at  a little beverage roulette.  

That's when Magnum said that no, I looked more like Secret Squirrel.  

Secret Squirrel.... Secret Squirrel... the name was familiar, but I couldn't quite place him.

"Is he cool?  Like a spy or something?", I asked Magnum.

"He's awesome, we watched that show all the time", he assured me.  Works for me.

After a little googling, my memory was jogged.  Oh yeah, I vaguely remembered the clever crime fighter.  And check out the hat - it also serves as a disguise AND vision correction!  What's not to like?

And of course there's the oh-so-sexy trench coat...

Then I learned, from a certain deviant artist, the REAL secret of Secret Squirrel.

Hmmm... things are getting Spice-AY!  Have I found another function for the glasses?


D.Shawnte said...

Lol xD that's some secret. I remember watching this cartoon on Boomerang when I was younger. Your goggles kind of do remind of the WWI air bombers used to wear in those times, that was the first thing I thought when I saw the pic xD. Nice fit :3.

Abby said...

My glasses have transition lenses, and I think they look more "sporty" when they're dark, but indoors? Maybe if I wear them with my trench coat!

lotta joy said...

If you could find a leather helmet, you'd look just like a WWII B52 bomber. I was wanting a bike SO BAD just a few months ago. I cannot tell you how GRATEFUL I am that Stud knew better than to buy me one. I couldn't bear the guilt right now, with me flat on my back and a new bike just laying in the garage. I'm glad YOU can do it though!!

ShadowRun300 said...

I don't ride my bicycle nearly as often as you do, but when I do, I wear my tinted motorcycle glasses. I don't need them to see, but I like that they hug my face keeping the wind and bugs out of my eyes. But you're right... they aren't much for fashion.
How did your beverage roulette game turn out?

Rock Chef said...

I always thought there was something wrong with Secret Squirrel - now I know I was right!

Tony LaRocca said...

Hee hee hee... have you ever seen the Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law episode where Secret Squirrel was arrested for flashing people? :D

Abby said...

After somehow managing to get some ice in my cup, I think I got lemonade. I think it was lemonade. I hope it was lemonade.

Abby said...

I don't recall that particular episode, and actually I had more of a thing for his little sidekick with the fez. I'm not surprised that he's flashed before.

Abby said...

This is a new side to him. I think I like it!

Abby said...

Oh Ljoy, I wish you had a new bike from Stud and that you could enjoy it. I sincerely hope things turn around for you soon.

LL Cool Joe said...

Now if those glasses had tinted plastic in them, they'd look cool. ;) Not that they don't look cool as they are now of course. Okay I'm gonna shut up.

Anita said...

I get the sweaty nose, too. So there's help out there. Maybe in a different color... :)

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Jimmy said...

Now that is a secret I didn't know, and I wonder, is secret squirrel a girl or a cross-dresser Ha Ha

Nice glasses, seriously I like them

terri said...

I don't remember Secret Squirrel at all! Maybe I was a deprived kid? He does kind of remind me of Dumb Donald from the Fat Albert cartoon though. You don't remind me of Dumb Donald though. :-)