I Can’t Run, But I Can Hide

Another night, another failed running attempt. Another day, bothersome poison ivy continues. I’m starting to think “Man, did the ‘Boy in the Bubble’ have it good or what?!”.

This morning I am going to give my doctor a call. With any luck I can see my doctor STAT and hope that she will prescribe me something to rid my body of this ivy.

To CO Or Not To CO? That Is Now A Question…
I have been planning on going to Colorado for a Labor Day weekend hashing trip since January. My inability to run, and the fear that this disfiguring and completely irritating poison ivy will not subside has made me contemplate not going.

I can hear heads shaking across the internets, and the question being posed “What, are you fucking nuts?”. Well frankly the answer is “yes”. In addition to the forementioned problems keep in mind that there will be drinking, lot’s of drinking, occurring on this trip and the only thing worse than not drinking is being sober around a lot of drunks. When I booked this trip I was planning on being fifteen pounds lighter and in much better physical condition. I’d rather stay at home and be miserable than to go half-way across the country to be miserable, which is what I will be if things don’t turn around soon.

Another option is for me to take the flights and take a left at Albuquerque (not literally since we are flying to Denver) and do my own thing in Colorado. This sounds odd, but at least I won’t be pissing away the $350 flight.

Be happy that you are not me…

See The Beleageured Artist — One Night Only
Tonight I’ll be joining some Flickrites in Castleberry Hill at Elliott St Pub for what’s billed as a bar stroll. I’m going more for the picture taking than the beer, so I’m interested to see how the night goes.

Random ITP Flickr Pic
Mmmmm, Beer

You are my enemy, I hate you!!! I miss you my friend…

And Now For Something Completely Different
For those of you who don’t know, I am a fairly poor speller. On average I abuse the Firefox extension “DictionarySearch” at least three times per post. I’ve got the extension set up to go to Dictionary.Com. This morning Dictionary.Com completely changed its appearance between trips two and three. I was completely thrown for a loop when I went to see if I had spelled ‘forementioned’ correctly (and also to see if it was really the word I wanted to use). Go check out their new look, it’s actually quite fancy.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – absolutely crappy
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Belle & Sebastian — “The Stars Of Track And Field”
Website Of The Day – If I run in to any celebrities tonight you can be damn sure I’ll get in a picture with them and upload it to Celeb Safari.
Exercise (b)Log – walking/running, approximately 3.5 miles

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to I Can’t Run, But I Can Hide

  1. Barb says:

    Don’t cancel the Colorado trip!!! I haven’t done crap exercise wise this summer, so you won’t be alone. About half the crowd at the Invihash are not the overacheiver type, so again, you won’t be alone. Turkey trail is a great workout, but usually not as much elevation change. And – have you ever been to Colorado mountains in the summer time? Unbelievable……. Drink some beer, just not a ton of it, you will get a buzz, and won’t be as annoyed by the drunks.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ll see how well this stuff I get from this doctor today works before making a final decision.

  3. Stacy says:

    I also vote: Do Not Cancel the Trip!

    What was it you said this weekend when we were at the airport? About the woman advising not to feel guilty about the rocky road ice cream because, frankly, life’s too short? (or you only live once…or something similarily profound that’s never been said before? Yeah, isn’t it scary. I remember everything.) That being said, she’s right. Shit, we’re none of us ever going to be smart enough or rich enough or thin enough or together enough to be in the perfect place to do “something.” Screw it and have some fun. 🙂 (and, yes, *I’M* starting to take my own advice…you did see me eating on three desserts, right?)

    I can understand the not wanting to drink thing and wanting to cancel because of that. But if that’s the case, I’d still go and do your own thing. And, wow, think of the photo ops! 🙂 And postcard opportunities! 😉

    (By the way, I never getting tired of seeing pics from the Sunday stroll!)

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oh sure, throw my own words back in my face!!! 😀

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