I am a six foot tall, 225 lb. man with close-cropped balding hair and a grizzled goatee, and quite in spite of my generally bohemian and unathletic lifestyle, I resemble a former college football player gone to seed.
I do not look like a man who should be carrying a bright red, floral-themed netbook into a coffee shop to sip my latte and surf right-wing blogs and music download sites.
Which is why I staked out my table at the front of my local wifi cafes like a man picking a fight – I wanted to see if anyone would look askance, or make some mocking comment on my little device, which resembles a lady’s compact crossed with a bento box more than a computer…
PS: when Rick says he needs a new pair of glasses, that means he has to drop close to a grand because his perscription is so bad.
And he just got fired and replaced by an unpaid journalism student.
And he has two cute little girls who are so very, very hungry…
Luckily, Rick also has a PayPal donation button!