Half ironman? Done.

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70.3 miles is a long way. Most 70.3-mile car rides are enough to produce at least one round of "are we there yet?" The idea of a self-propelled 70.3 miles was enough to make me very nervous on Friday, very gratified today…and very tired on Saturday. I did it! I completed the first (non-annual) Skoog […]

Kara-off-key

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As every parent will tell you, hate is a strong word. So there aren’t many things in life that I’ll consistently say that I hate. I hate the Yankees and the Lakers. I hate when the cat craps right outside the litter box because someone’s been too lazy to clean it. I hate mayonaise. And […]

You’re on notice, Mister

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Corinne: Wow. I'm not sure that was her best choice to wear to work. Me: Huh? Corinne: The hostess who seated us. Me: What's she wearing? Corinne: She's wearing too-tight yoga pants. Me: Oh. I didn't notice. Corinne: How did you not notice? Me: I dunno, just blur my eyes a little and focus on […]

So how early is too early?

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Philosophical question for tonight: How early is too early to vacuum? My parents made it back "home" from Arizona this week, so we're having them over tomorrow for a barbecue. Nothing too shocking there (though I'm definitely looking forward to it). But part of the preparation process in a house that holds a golden retriever […]

Man Date

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Okay, I'll acknowledge, my last two posts have been kind of a buzzkill. And, on balance, that's not what life is. So when Brad e-mailed me about going mountain biking tonight, I was totally ready. And when I found out Eric was going to join us? (See photo above: "Where are you, Eric?") Even better. […]

2 much 2 do

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Ah, the age-old conundrum when presented with a perfectly glorious Sunday. Fun or productive? So many things around here that would feel so good to have done. Two cars filled with a winter’s worth of accumulated crap. A rain garden choked with last fall’s gutter flotsam. The gasping remnants of a lawn clogged with thatch, […]