Saturday, August 10, 2013
Or he could run for public office.
Or he could write a book.
Or he could go on permanent vacation for 80 years and live of the income from selling his likeness on cereal boxes.
But instead he uses banned drugs.
As if he thought no-one would notice!
This cheats every other player who was honest. There may be other reasons to ban those drugs, but cheating other players is high on the list - it's a total failure of character.
This is not as tragic as a person who through no fault of their own dies or is mutilated or even loses their puppy.
But is is sort of tragic: he did it to himself.
And so his future, while never involving poverty, will not involve honor; this choice of him will also cost him a heck of a lot of money. Let's hope people notice
As The Lovely Wife likes to say: If you can't be a good example, you can always be a horrible warning to others!
at 8:05 PM
Thursday, August 08, 2013
There's a few spots for which is absolutely needs an assistant; that's me - I'm the dumb labor. And I'm great at dumb labor.
I won't say that I'd like to do this all the time, or even a lot of the time. But some of the time, it's just nice to pick things up and put things down and move them all around. It's also very satisfying to see your work get done!
at 11:54 PM
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
|Debbie, Jillian and Jennifer|
I hadn't seen them in 15 years, and it was nice to see that my old friend is getting along. When last I saw Jillian she was probably 3 or 5 years old, and Jennifer maybe 10 or 12 - it's not surprising, but still amusing, that they are able and active adults. Time goes by! They all took off around dinnertime, and I hope to see them again, perhaps in another 15 years.
at 11:24 PM
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I am surprised and happy with the success of planting flowers from seed this year. I think one difference from the past is that I'd usually just gone with whatever old packets I had around, and they weren't very fertile. This year I planted a new packet of cosmos and some new gladiola bulbs and they all came up - spectacular and fun!
I'll still put any-old seed into the ground in odd places, because I like the semi-random results, but for spots that I want to be really sure I'll get something, I guess I've seen the proof that it's worth it to get fresh seed.
Getting a selfie of me doing this is awkward, especially since my phone likes to reverse the image when I do it!
at 11:36 PM
Sunday, August 04, 2013
|Jonathan Price and his smoker!|
He said he son made it and was next door working on his smoker. We looked, and there he was - we had a long talk about his welding and his smoker and a lot of stuff. It was very neighborly and if anyone wants another giant Seahawk chicken, or a meat smoker/barbeque for an event, this is the guy to try!
Jonathan Prince, Shwing Town BBQ
at 11:33 PM