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You ever been the last person to see someone before they died?
Tuesday, October 06, 2020      9 comments

And not in a hospital or hospice situation, where you know it's coming, just out in the world before someone unexpectedly passes away? That happened to me last month, on September 11, of all days. What's worse, it was someone I was dating for ab... Read more
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      4 comments

Mind you, this weight is taken after having eaten breakfast and lunch, but also after a couple hours of playing pickleball, so the reality might...well, I guess I can find out tomorrow, or next week or whenever. Either way, about two and a half ... Read more
Double breaker
Sunday, August 09, 2020      8 comments

Had an interesting weekend, pickleball wise. Last year, I bought a new paddle to replace the purple one I'd been using for about a year and a half, which was starting to develop dead spots. That gray paddle lasted about 4 months of solid use, be... Read more
Nature kick
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      7 comments

When I started taking the occasional walk back in May, I was mostly just starting at home, walking out to the road, and then turning left or right a... Read more
Friday, July 31, 2020      2 comments

June 10th weigh in was 219.6 pounds. July 31 is 211.6. July 31 is better. This has, essentially, been my lower bound for a while. There was a spell in July 2019 where I was a tad lower, down to 210 (1 year ago I was at 211 even), but other ... Read more
I know it, but, hard to prove when....
Saturday, July 18, 2020      3 comments

See, I know I plateaued for a while in the 210-212 range, including right up before the stay at home orders went into effect in March, and I went nearly 3 months without significant exercise. But you wouldn't know it looking at the spark weight ... Read more
Should have said 6 PM
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      3 comments

Someone suggested playing pickleball at 4 PM. There was a 20% chance of isolated thunderstorms through the afternoon. What time do you think a brief but intense thunderstorm hit the area where we play pickleball? Yep, dead set around 4 PM. When ... Read more
Hung out with friends!
Monday, June 29, 2020      2 comments

Granted, I've been playing pickleball for a little while now, and those people are friends, but yesterday, I had lunch with friends, for the first time since the world went sideways. We grabbed take out from a campus institution at the Universit... Read more
heel turn
Thursday, June 18, 2020      3 comments

I'm sure the phrase is used elsewhere, but I know it from the professional wrestling context, when a character who was previously a babyface (good guy) does something to get the crowd to turn against him, and see him as a bad guy, aka a heel. ... Read more
Wandering through the backyard
Saturday, June 13, 2020      4 comments

Actually, this was from yesterday, i strolled around the backyard taking pictures of flowers and other stuff back there. Worth a minute of your time to peek through, I think. https://www.instagram.co
m/p/CBWRlMAAKEG/ ... Read more
Friday, June 12, 2020      2 comments

Giving myself permission not to do the daily entry thing kind of pointed out how, especially lately, those blogs had just become the product of inertia, saying something because I said I would, rather than having anything to say. Even this... Read more
Second day on the courts
Friday, June 05, 2020      4 comments

Funny thing, after playing pickleball Thursday evening, I came home and iced my knee, since that was what seemed sore after that first time out. I went to bed feeling ok, thinking, sure, I'd be able to play Friday evening as well. And when I wok... Read more
get the ice and vitamin I!
Thursday, June 04, 2020      2 comments

Played pickleball today, for the first time in nearly three months. It was almost as bad as I expected. Playing mostly singles, I failed to win a game, and only really competed in one, against players that I used to be better than. Of course, th... Read more
same as it ever was
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      0 comments

today's wander was 4.72 miles and it took me exactly 90 minutes. I might have got home, and walked two houses past and then turned around and came back to make it to the 90 minute mark. Something about I got this far, I might as well hit that pa... Read more
Monday, June 01, 2020      1 comments

Watching some Community episodes to not think about other stuff for a bit, the letters in the title are the ones in Abed's (Danny Pudi) bit of the title segment, leading to, somehow, 8 bits of the hangman being filled in (if hands and feet are s... Read more

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