Ran 8 again today. A flatter 4 mile out and back in 55:56 (29:15 / 26:41). Running down to the high school tomorrow and running with a couple guys from the cross-country team. Their official practice starts Monday.
I am buzzing up a Hungry Man TV dinner right now. Went with the turkey...it looks real good on the picture. Are they still called TV dinners? That's what I call them. I never remember having these as a kid. I guess you get used to real food. I bought some fruit slices for dessert, except these don't have any of the black ones which dominate. No, I am not a single man at home. My wife went to the state fair with a friend. My son went to the state fair with his compadre. My daughter went to George Webb's to eat because her buddy started there as a waitress. This dinner claims I'm getting a pound of food. A friend and I decided about 30 years ago that the potato was about the hardest food to screw up. You could basically take a crap on it, clean it, and still eat it. There aren't many foods you can pull that off with.
A couple weeks ago at Church they had donut holes out between services. I picked one up for grins, flicked it 10 - 12 feet up and the air and caught it in my mouth and ate it. The kids thought it was luck, but people in the know realize I went to college. Every once in a while I pull off cool stuff like that. I'd never show them quarters...though I have heard a couple guys...maybe even one lass claim they completely dominated at the craft. I know I passed enough cash to buy a recliner.
I've been bringing up my supply of snuff from Illinois, "so I ain't got no beef against them Illinese". It is a $1.80 a can cheaper than here. Talk about taking it on the chin here in Wisconsin. And Mallach, I know it's a double negative, but your not here to correct me now. I just popped a rub in so the fruit slices can wait until tomorrow. When I was a kid we used to call it a pinch, rub, bone, dip, chew etc. But my all-time favorite was an "Earl." The Andy Griffith show was a rerun favorite and the guy who did the music score was Earl Hagen. We chewed Copenhagen so it was a natural fit.
If anyone knows anything about me it is that I ask people where they are from, grew-up, or went to HS/College. I find it interesting and it helps me connect people. Last week I had a guy call to ask if I needed assistance learning how to navigate a new job tracking program. I said sure, but have to call you back. I did and when the chick answered the phone she sounded like she was from Pittsburgh. When he got on I asked if they were in Pittsburgh and he said yes. "Where did you grow up I said." He said New Castle which is a good hour+ plus from the Burg. Sure enough, we went to the same little HS (Laurel). He even ran cross-country. He's going to check if the 2-mile relay record I help set in 78' still stands...which to my knowledge does because my buddy updates me monthly during track season. I know...let it go.