As this is one of the biggest sports days of the year, it seems like a good time to remark that it has almost no meaning to me. I don’t have cable, nor will I try to find a way to stream the game online. I won’t attend a game watching party. I may not even pay attention to the outcome of the game. Watching or paying attention to sports has completely fallen by the wayside in my life. I’m not sure that I have filled the space available in my brain with something else, but except for the occasional awkward moment when others talk about sports and I have no idea what they are talking, I am happier without sports in my life.
I had to pay $20 to leave Belize and cross into Guatemala. The border guard gave me a receipt for the payment. It is sitting on my desk. Printed on it – in English and Spanish – it says keep this receipt. I’m a little afraid to throw it away. But I don’t know how long I need to keep it.
I normally get gas on the way to work. Gas is significantly cheaper along the highway than it is in Chapel Hill. I even know which gas station has the cheapest gas. There’s a billboard with their price so I can compare it to other stations. I got off the highway on my way home to get gas. I had been on the phone, but I hung up to pump my gas. I dialed my call and got back on the highway the way I normally go. It was 13 miles before I realized that I was going the wrong way and I had to turn around. I wound up driving an extra 30 miles on my way home on top of my normal 53 miles.
- The are very few skinny people in the donut shop on Saturday morning.
- Why would a Girl Scout set up a cookie table outside a donut shop?
- I might be a bit too smug having just finished my run and waiting in line. I don’t know about you people, but I earned it. I just ran 5 miles.
If an ambulance runs you over, do they have to stop, pick you up and take you to the hospital?
If you carry your dog on a walk, is it still called walking your dog?
When you meet someone new, there are all sorts things that you learn about them and it can get hard to keep it all straight. But if they provided you with a “Getting to Know You” check list, it would be easier sort out all the crucial details. What was the name of your dog when you were seven? Oh, here it is. Mopsy.
10 years ago I posted the following message on Twitter:
helping kids develop business plan for selling drawings. They are not convinced about an ebay store.
And 20 minutes later I posted:
explaining licensing deals and royalties to my kids.
I wish I remembered what they were up to. I’ll have to see if they remember.
I have lost a bit of weight recently. It was mostly through eating less, as well as running every day, but it’s mostly about the eating. It was dating weight that I lost. You know, the weight you gain when you are seeing someone and going out to eat and having drinks and doing all those social things that make the pounds creep up. I was running most days because I like running, but I wasn’t really able to mention that I was gaining weight. My ex-girlfriend would encourage me to eat another doughnut – my weakness – because that extra weight would make me less attractive to other women. This was mostly a joke, but not entirely.