Monday, May 26, 2008

Sleeping on my over-sized pillow

I've decided that I'm going to try to start blogging more. In my mind, I don't really have much to say, but what I do have floating around up there in my over-sized head, I will try to share with you all on a bi-weekly basis. Hey, it's a start, huh? I tried every day, and I didn't get too far with that.

I don't know how many of you know this about me, but I have a big head. No, not just "big" - HUGE! Every time I go to buy a helmet or hat of any kind, this point is driven home. When it first happened, I was a little ashamed of being so top-heavy. I was in Maine visiting my friends Ed and Sharon. Ed works at L.L. Bean and was able to get me some good deals on gear. I decided to take the opportunity to get a new bike helmet. After studying my head for a minute, Ed picks out a helmet in a size small and tells me this should do. Not even close! It just sat there perched on the top of my head. So next he pulls out a medium. Again, not even close. It did, however, touch the tops of my ears. So I tell him just to skip the Large and go for the XL. Guess what? A perfect fit. There are men out there who don't wear the XL!

I was at an Astros game with my dad, and bless his gracious heart, he wanted to buy my sister and me one of the authentic fitted hats just like the players wear. I love, love, love the Astros, and for me, this was very cool. After trying on many hats that were too small, I ended up with a hat that Charlie the overweight relief pitcher could wear.

And last, but not least: A couple of weeks ago, I went to Youngstown Cycle Sales with my friend, John, to get a motorcycle helmet so that I could safely ride on the back of his beautiful (and, may I add, comfortable) bike. The sales lady approaches us and asks what she can help us with. I explain that I need a helmet, and that I need the largest size she has. Of course she insists that I am mistaken, that I would most likely take a small. I say "Trust me, give me the largest size you have." So she compromises and pulls out a medium. Yep! Too small! I smile as I hand it back to her and say, "Give me the largest size you have." Of course, we walked out of the store with the Large.

Apparently, my head doesn't look as big as it is. So I guess I have that going for me. I like the think that this large skull of mine is used to house my very large brain :)