Shaken Not Stirred

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mother Nature

This weekend I enjoyed pretty fantastic weather. Our temps were close to 70. For West Virginia, this time of the year, that is pretty fantastic. But today the temps had dropped and as I was driving home from church today, the snow began to fall. Not really snow, but very slushy like rain. Not sure where I'm going with this post. I guess I just wanted to say that like the weather, my ups and been pretty sporadic lately. But I keep telling myself that it's the start of a new year. I've been to the gym three times this week (counting Sunday and Saturday). My buddies and I want to do a 5k color run. I know, that isn't really much to train for, you could practically do it on a whim. However, I do want to get under 30 minutes. I am shooting for about 25-27 minutes. I would also like to walk a marathon. I know, doesn't sound sooo exciting. But I will eventually run one. I'm not quite sure when, but I do want to say one day that I did run a marathon. I hope that everyone else has had better weather. I'm going to chalk up my horrid day to the weather. Can't really pinpoint where my day went wrong. Work was actually fun today. At the gym, I ran a 3.5 miles on the treadmill, although it took me over thirty minutes. Have a great week, I'll see you guys soon.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

What Are Uncles Made Of

First of all, happy New Year. I trust everyone had a good Christmas and then rang in the New Year with resolutions to better one self. I of course have not broken any of my resolutions thus far (patting myself on the back). I was helping my nephew with something the other day. And my frustration with the task suddenly became apparent when my six year old newphew said, "you sound like a parent". Hmmm, biologically I have not yet breeded. I am barren, so technically have never been a parent. So it was funny to me to hear him say this. I took offense to this statement, like I sudddenly was no longer cool. I am not sure why it hurt my feelings. I backed off the disciplinary tone. When I looked at my nephew, he was continuing to do the task we had at hand. Looking back on the incident, I think he may have just said it matter-of-factly, without mal intent. What are uncles suppose to sound like? And what do parents sound like?