Quote of the Day: “”Cynicism is the smoke that rises from the ashes of burned out dreams.”
- Maj (CENTCOM) on the daily thrashings delivered to AOs.
I could have gone to work today. I really could have. And I almost did.
See, I found out that there were two people in my section at work that were running it but they had made it a point to come into work today just to show that they could go in after a marathon and put in a full day.
What made this a bit of a joke with some of the others was that they were both women (one being an active duty Sergeant and one being a civilian) and when that got around, everyone had a good laugh about me taking the day off. The ribbing started last Thursday (I took a 4 day block off to go to the Expo on Friday) and I actually started thinking that I need to come in on Monday just to make a statement.
But last night, I said FUCK ‘EM! (not the women, the others)
I COULD have come in but why? I took the day off, I could spend it with Carrie, and was I going to go in just to prove something to people WHO DIDN’T EVEN RUN THE MARATHON?
You know me better than that.
Not even the fact that the women beat my time by 12 minutes bothered me. If there is one sport where men and women compete pretty much equally (except at the very front) it has to be marathoning. Good on them and I’m glad they finished in the time they did.
So I spent the day relaxing, mowing the yard, and going shopping with my wife. It was a good day and I’m glad I took it off. And one last point to those who will have anything to say tomorrow: What did YOU do Sunday morning? Oh yeah, that would be NOT running a marathon so until you pay to play, you can take this to heart:
Just like last year, we decided to go over to the Sbragia’s house for Halloween but unlike last year, Chad was not overseas. I was still a bit stiff from the marathon but we had a good time handing out candy and watching Monday Night Football between trick-or-treaters.
I did some last minute heroics, making the pumpkins I wanted to make.
Here was my “Sick Jack”:
And here is the front view of “Shot Between The Horns By A Desert Eagle”:
And the blown out “I had a Bad Last Day” back view:
Free Advice for Today: “Never say anything uncomplimentary about your wife in the presence of your children.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.