Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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Byline: Tom Szaroleta


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Is it possible for a guy to get too dirty to go to Home Depot? I used to think not. I could be rolling in tar or sweating in the sun for six hours, but if I needed a widget, I'd just jump in the car and head to the big store with the orange stripe.

But last weekend changed my mind. Digging in the yard for most of the afternoon to realign sprinkler heads got me so dirty I wasn't even allowed to enter the house to get my car keys. The dog barked at me because she thought I was some sort of demented mud monster. So, much to my manly shame, I hosed off enough to get to the shower, all so I would look presentable while buying a 24-cent part that I'd soon be installing and getting filthy again. …

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