Monday, September 24, 2007

A question to ponder...

Why is the Atheist's main target always Jesus of Nazareth, and never Buddha, Confucius, or Mohammed? Why is the aspiring athlete's target always the true champion and never the also-rans? - Anonymous

Monday, September 10, 2007

Another record?

A woman meant to call a record store, but dialed the wrong number and got a private home instead.

"Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme?'" she asked.

"Well, no," answered the surprised homeowner. "But I have a wife and eleven children."

"Is that a record?" she inquired, puzzled in her turn.

"I don't think so," replied the man, "but it's as close as I want to get."

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

A new record...

20.0mph! I rode 10.07 miles in 30 minutes and 12 seconds yesterday. That's the fastest I've ever ridden out and back. The only time I've had a faster average was the time or two that I had someone drop me off 20 or so miles from home so I could ride the whole way with the wind at my back...and those times weren't much faster than this one. I wasn't sure I'd ever break 19.8mph, but I did it. I'm so proud of myself. Ok...enough bragging. I will now return to my normal, humble self.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A very expensive cold...

After ten days on antibiotics, an allergy shot, chest x-rays, ten days on asthma medicine, a pulmonary function test and a visit with a pulmonologist (he’s a specialist, you know?), I find out I have a cold. I’ve been coughing for five plus weeks and that was the diagnosis I received. Argh! I have an appointment to see the pulmonologist again in six weeks if the cough doesn’t go away. He said he doesn’t worry about coughs until they go beyond three months. I felt rather stupid having gone to all this trouble for a cold, but, as I told him, I’ve never coughed like this before. His response? “You’ve never been this old before.” Argh! Argh! So there you have it. Nothing earth-shaking or terrible. Just a summer cold. I'm still coughing.