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Monthly Archives: August 2011
new name, same great taste!
i changed the name of my blog. mostly because i have another blog called self-explanatory that most of the entries in this blog get cross-posted to. but it was also a way to motivate me to think a little more critically about things, to post more reguarly, and to generally use online writing as a way to reflect more regularly about things i see, read, or otherwise come across.
also, i was surprised to find out that “another thing coming” isn’t correct, and that the expression is actually “another think coming.” someone tell judas priest.
Thank you, Curtis Granderson!
me and the pokey little puppy
best picture of me in a while and it’s with an animatronic dog. awesome.
if you haven’t read this book, or forgot all about it, you could always buy a copy and put food on my kids’ table in a roundabout way.
Message in a Bottle
I was so thirsty. Please forgive me.
help me raise money to kick cancer’s ass
To those of you who really know me, the idea of me participating in a 5K is absolutely ridiculous. Well I’m participating in a 5K this Sunday, the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium. And I say participate because I’ll be totally honest with you: I’m walking it, not running it. Give me until next year to actually run the 5K. (Have I ever told you about the time I tried to do the Couch to 5K program? I ended up hurting my shoulders so badly on my first run that I never did it again. Yep, that’s right. My shoulders.)
Thanks to some very generous friends, I’m past the minimum fundraising requirements, but there’s still time to help raise money for a very worthy cause. Maybe you knew the folks in my familes who have been affected by cancer, or maybe (but hopefully not) you’ve been touched by it as well in some way. Or maybe you just want to donate money to inspire a fat guy to start running. Whatever your reason, if you want to donate money to kicking cancer’s ass, you can do so here.
The “victory lap” is the warning track of Yankee Stadium. Assuming I make it that far (which, come on, I’m walking… that’s gotta be doable, right?), I’ll post some great photos from inside Yankee Stadium and make sure to include my best Rocky impersonation.
Image credit: Damon Runyon 5K