I’m Committed Now…Or I Should Be Committed

So I signed up for a 10K race in November. Which got cancelled about two weeks after I signed up for it. Busing issues, the organizer says. We cannot move hot and sweaty busloads of runners to and from the parking areas to the starting point safely given the need to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.Continue reading “I’m Committed Now…Or I Should Be Committed”

Say Goodbye To My Little Friend…RIP Landline

I was struck by lightning this week. No, not in the form of a great idea or mental breakthrough. I mean the literal kind. A bolt from the sky that hit my backyard and traveled into my house kind of lightning. This kind of strike, called a side flash, blew an electrical plate off theContinue reading “Say Goodbye To My Little Friend…RIP Landline”

It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green

My Saturday morning started out like most Saturday mornings, with my two-hour Master’s team workout at the local pool. After a broken main pipe shut the pool for a few days last week, it was nice to be back. The 50-meter pool looked nice and clear. The 25-yard training pool was another story. It’s green.Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green”

“Sorry, Our Computers Are Down Right Now…”

Oh, for the days when we had to function with a whole lot less technology. I am trying to re-book a flight out West to see family (they’ve rejected a visit from me for this year, thanks to COVID-19) and doing it online has been miserable. So much for “managing your miles” the easy way.Continue reading ““Sorry, Our Computers Are Down Right Now…””

This $%!# Just Got Real This Week

I lost a friend to the coronavirus this week. John wasn’t young, and his health was more than a little compromised. I won’t even deny those things. But that did not mean he deserved a death like this. He was hospitalized less than 48 hours, and not even sick enough for a ventilator. Respiratory andContinue reading “This $%!# Just Got Real This Week”

I Bought Shampoo; They Sent Me Stickers, Too

We’ve all coped with COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Some people drink and do recreational drugs; some do those things more than they used to. Some exercise more, or started exercising, or adapted to new workouts. Some people cooked more, or ordered in more often, or finally realized they’re not the cooks they assumedContinue reading “I Bought Shampoo; They Sent Me Stickers, Too”

I Still Pick Up Street Change…When I Can Find It

I found a penny in the Costco parking lot today. Hardly a momentous discovery, unless you’ve heard about our national coin shortage. The Husband used to get a kick out of my habit of picking up spare change wherever I found it. Mostly it was parking lots, but also in the grocery store, especially aroundContinue reading “I Still Pick Up Street Change…When I Can Find It”

I’m Working It All Wrong

I brought my road bike in for service today. It had been awhile, and a lot of miles, thanks to the lock down. Estimated costs for labor, replacements, repairs and cleaning is just shy of $200. And this bike shop likes me. They know me well. I buy a lot from them, including both myContinue reading “I’m Working It All Wrong”

I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!

I live in the South Florida area, and that is all you need to know when it comes to COVID-19. We are well over the 100,000 mark in terms of number of infections, and our state infection rate is over 10%. Our deaths per number of infections depends on whom you believe: the actual scientistsContinue reading “I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!”