And I am not talking about this sign
Field Day A Go-Go
After work we had a picnic field day in the grassy knoll, or hillock if you will, next to the office. Those who ran the hash that Cheese Nips and I laid in March would recognized this as our on-in.
I flashed my grilling skills by cooking up vegetarian and carnivorous burgers and then went out to school the kids in volleyball. For some strange reason my lower back, right shoulder and elbow are all sore today. I wonder why? I must have flipped those burgers a little too vigorously…
It’s Not That I Can’t, It’s Just That I Can’t
I’d love nothing more than to be the old Paulie who shows up to George’s Bar on Wednesday nights, runs hard, and drinks copiuos amounts of beer the rest of the night. However, last night the scale only confirmed what my shorts intimated, I’m overweight…. 205 pounds to be exact.
At this point I feel a little like the boy who cries wolf, but for some reason I cannot turn the corner and get myself into the mindset I had back in my olden days.
I’m Not One For “Signs”
But some coincidences are hard for me to ignore.
The Jackmobile has surpassed the 50k mark and while that’s mere adolescence for most Hondas, she’s had a bit of a rough life. Yesterday I started thinking about how I would handle a car breakdown. For those who have no significant other and hate to ask favors of friends being stranded sans auto is a real pain in the ass. Naturally, I started thinking about AAA (it’s the third ‘A’ that changes this bit drastically), a service I used often when I was a seventeen-year-old punk who drove a 1968 Mustang (and wasn’t getting laid back then either, some things never change).
Would anyone like to guess what I received in the mail yesterday? That’s right, an unsolicited application packet from AAA. I’m seriously considering plunking down the $60 annual membership as a cheap form of insurance. If nothing else I can get maps, and I will become a great person to take on long car trips (the benefits are not honored even if I am just a passenger in the car).
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – distressed
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Replacements — “Androgynous”
Website Of The Day – Want to impress someone with your mad flowcharting skillz but don’t have a copy of Visio loaded onto your laptop? No worries, head on to Gliffy and get your flow on.
If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”
Exercise (b)Log – volleyball and vigorous burger flipping