Wednesday, January 14, 2009

can beards have lice?

so im obviously looking for a new mandolin. i went into 'fretted instraments' yesterday. i walked in, and started looking...when an old man with a sweet beard came around the corner and said, "can i help you?" i said, "well im looking for a good less-expensive madolin..." and he picked up one and said try this one...immediately after he said this, old bearded man number two said, "come o'er herr 'n sit 'n show us whatcha got!" i said "ohhhh nooo i dont 'got' anything. i can hardly play one full song...im not that good!" he replied (with a huge grin on his face) " oh thas whut e'rybody says!" in walks old bearded man number 3...he sat. then i sat. i played. they starred. i said..."see?? i told you im learning!" they complimented my playing. and then laughed. he began to tell me where i could get free lessons and when all the good bluegrass festivals are...and where they are...and what time they are...and so on. he talked for about 20 minutes. this was a fun awkward bearded experience.

7 comments:

Green Hippo said...

You needed a beard to match them. "The Band of Beards". I can see it now.

Ann Marie said...

oh man what a great story Pey!
But you didnt tell us if you bought a new mandolin!!

Peyton said...

what a great band name. indeed.

ohhhh haha i didnt buy one. i really cant afford it now.

Ann Marie said...

oh well bummer...
ok i had to leave another comment just i could play bauderdash with the word ver.

WV: "gastro"= Italian for having flatulence

hee hee!

Rachel said...

Fretted Instruments is indeed a quirky place that attracts quirky bearded fellows, and a bearded woman now and then. I'm supposing, anyway.

But to address the originating question, my guess would be NO.

Reason? Black people can't get lice because lice don't like living in coarse hair.

I think that the average louse (singular for lice) would apply the same principle to beards.

But I've never discussed it with a louse, just a guess.

Peyton said...

ohhhh ann marie. haha. touche. i love it. wait, is that the word you had?? i had that same word for my comment on your post!...

ps last night was soooo fun. ha i am still laughing. nubz. more laughs to come tonight!! yeah!!

Peyton said...

oh thanks rachel. your probably right. that makes sense.

an ichy beard...? ugh.