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Too Late to Register, Too Late to The Finish, But Not Too Late to Try

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I admit that it hurt a little when an old man passed me on a 5K run. “Old” in this case means he is old not only relative to my age, but to the current life expectancy as well. At the same time, it also makes me hopeful. If he can do it at that age, surely I will be able to.

Hopson and I arrived a little late to register for the race. I don’t know why they would need 45 minutes between the end of registration and the start of the race. But I do know that the money goes to charity and now the children are down $26. That’s unfortunate. And dumb. Very dumb.

Even though I couldn’t keep up with my friends, or the old man, I finished it under 30 minutes. That’s a reasonable time, considering I’ve been seriously slacking in the aerobics department.

Regardless of performance, it was good to see people of all ages out there running, especially with the constant headlines about people getting bigger and sicker.

Maybe next time I’ll manage outrun all the old men. Maybe. But at least I’ll show up and try.

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Written by Barry

October 22, 2006 at 11:57 pm

Posted in General

Good Job Me!

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Has this happened to you: a girl gave you her number, you punched it in, and later you found out you didn’t save it properly? Yeah, me too!

Maybe I’m one of those pen and paper kind of guy.

Written by Barry

October 14, 2006 at 3:16 am

Posted in Bitch & Whine, General

Things I Do Not Want To Hear

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Orthodontist: “Oh for crying out loud! Oh…”
Assistant: “Are they backward?”
Orthodontist: “Yeah…”

Thanks doc, for the effort. As a guy, I understand why you tried to force something in even though it did not fit. And how did you know about my high tolerance for pain?

Written by Barry

October 11, 2006 at 5:39 pm

Posted in Bitch & Whine

Top Stories

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Here is a series of headlines from one of my RSS feeds:

  • Fallout grows from Republican sex scandal (AFP)
  • Scientists issue global warming report (AP)
  • Tori Spelling, husband expecting baby (AP)
  • Court temporarily OKs domestic spying (AP)
  • U.S. gives N Korea stark warning against nuclear test (Reuters)

WTF mate? Tori Spelling? She’s not even hot! Her kid better reverse global warming or something.

Written by Barry

October 4, 2006 at 11:10 pm

Posted in Bitch & Whine

What I Had For Lunch

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Today I had the same thing for lunch as yesterday: buffet at the local Indian restaurant, Evergreen. It was delicious. I love their coconut sauce. If I ever get to try something by one of those “Iron Chefs,” I’d tell him (her??!) “Yeah it’s pretty good I guess. But it’s no Evergreen coconut sauce. I’d give it a CoconutSauce-2.”

With my braces, nan bread is kind of a pain in the ass. And eating tendons off of bones from the amazing goat curry is completely out of the question.

Written by Barry

October 3, 2006 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Bitch & Whine, General

Braces

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Now in addition to immaturity and height, I’ve got another thing in common with young girls. Booya!

But yeah, they are annoying. The braces.

Written by Barry

October 2, 2006 at 8:40 pm

Posted in Bitch & Whine, General