Sunday, November 30, 2008

OSU vaccuumed again

I would like to have one year where they would beat either OU or Texas. For some reason whenever they have a good record, there is always the blemish of getting thumped by OU, Nebraska or Texas. Of course, Nebraska has fallen on hard times and are getting thumped by everybody. However, I will hear the OSU had a good year 9-3. But they got beat by Texas and thumped by OU and Texas Tech. Sometimes I would rather sacrifice wins just to beat OU or Texas. I guess if it really mattered, I should have just gone to OU (which is blasphemy).

I think living in the college-football-is-everything state of Alabama, I get overcome with football mania every fall. Of course, now Alabama is 12-0. Oh Lord, I cannot stand the big A flags flying everywhere. Everyone wants to a member of the Sabanation.

Now I wonder what distant bowl OSU will go to....


Another Thanksgiving holiday has come and (almost) gone. Sometimes I feel like I just trod through the holidays and don't really feel thankful or appreciate the time with family and friends. Oftentimes I am happy just to have some time off and not work (or worry...too much...about work).

We just got back from the beach where we have been spending the t-day holiday with friends every year for the past 4-5 years. I like going to the beach, I just wish I did not have to drive there and back, pack and unpack, go out to eat, etc. Sometimes it feels like it is more work to go on vacation than it is to unwind at home. Plus it gets expensive renting a condo and eating out.

I did manage to get in a couple of runs. I really need to get after my 1/2 marathon training program. I ran 55 minutes on Saturday. I did 25 minutes out with the intent of running 25 minutes back. The mistake I made was that my out leg was WITH the wind and my return leg was AGAINST the wind. I started to suffer on the way back and actually walked about 30 secs just to slowdown. I will continue my running and see how the training goes while on my heart meds (sodium channel blocker). I would also like to get back out on the mountain biking trails and do a little riding. Nothing hard core though.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and remember our troops.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Facebookin' Fool

Well I have a new toy that is much easier to manage than my blog. However, the one drawback is that it does not have a blog box, but that is a minor inconvenience. Plus, I can update Facebook from my handheld (aka mobile phone).

My contribution to this site may take a turn for the worse (or not). Who knows, I may get tired of both!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Wife Left a Comment

My dear wife left a comment about my blog (I am pretty sure she did...anonymous). Not running much, heart is doing okay while I take drugs, and life in general is not too bad considering our 401k has dwindled to zero ;-)

Speaking of 401k, I have been buying because I had moved almost (95%) of my 401k to a money market fund (smart move...dumb luck). Of course, I hope I don't blow it as the market continues to gyrate like an Hawaiian hula dancer.

Jim...thanks for the why couldn't I come to the "bachelor party"?

Regarding Earlier Post

OK...they don't suck. It was one of those heat of the moment, got your butt kicked moment, have no defense moment, cannot get a break moment....ahhhhh they suck!

Just kidding. I just want to you to know that I have been playing with my new Facebook account while sitting here in the Pittsburgh airport. I hope to get home tonight since my original flight was delayed. For some reason, Philadelphia cannot get a flight out of the their airport in a timely manner (just a note to all of you travelers waiting on a plane originating from Philly...the City of Brotherly Love...not Timely Flights).

I saw the above pic on an ad while surfing the net and just wanted to share it with you. This is NOT my back!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 08, 2008