The Waffle House Chronicles...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Recap: Sunday was supposed to be a nice, relaxing break from reality. And it mostly was. Got up and did my normal Sunday morning routine. Took the dogs to the new Badger Prairie Dog Park as well which was cool and had some Kwik Trip coffee, which is actually my favorite, which is probably pretty lame. Jess and I then went to Super Target and got some stuff. Exciting morning. The afternoon was spent watching football while doing a huge amount of cleaning and organizing. We got the house to a pretty high level of cleanliness. Chilled out in the late afternoon and got ready for some guests for the Packers game. Our new friends Krystina and Cody (and their boxer Lola) joined us. From the start it was pandemonium. There is no turning off a boxer, so Chili and Lola just played, pretty much for 3-1/2 hours straight! It was fun to watch. The game was fun to watch until the end, which totally sucked! But the company was top-notch so the night wasn’t a total loss. Monday, however, was basically a total loss: tired, sore, bored and not feeling too well. Did head out to the dog park and I ate some tacos. Tuesday was similar, different dog park and thai food instead of tacos. Wednesday was very similar, except pizza and add in Chili’s dog class. Thursday more of the same, work, dog park and catching up on some TV. One class away from graduation. Work has been pretty interesting actually, should be a fun rest of the week!

My running career is at a standstill. I bruised my heel somehow and now it hurts to walk. Haven’t worked out on it since Saturday, hoping a week or so off will heal it up and if not, no big deal I’ll just find something else to do. So I haven’t done much this week.

This guy fails to mention that there isn’t a refund policy as many of these athletes invested time and money into this event. While no one forced them to run his lack of compassion and understanding for those pursuing a goal is ignorant…guy probably never set a physical goal before. Probably an idiot sportswriter who thinks that there are only 4 sports. Yes I do believe in personal responsibility, I also don't try to kick people when they are down. Jerk.

Which leads to my next sory, how cool is this sport? While I consider myself an average video gamer, I have nothing but respect for these people. Growing up and old around a couple of the best video gamers I know, I can’t imagine the dedication it must take to be this good at one task like this. Which makes me wonder if I am missing the boat on video gaming by not being an on-line player, which seems like it would add a whole new dimension to gaming.

Finally this place has cool shirts. The coolest of the cool?

Woke up at 4am yesterday and couldn’t sleep anymore so I went down and watched Alpha Dog. That movie is epic, among the best of 2007 with lots of randoms. Similar to Disturbia but much better. Wednesday night I completed a computer game called Pandora’s Box. If you like puzzle games, I recommend it highly. Jess is also playing it and almost done. I’ll miss having it, I started in April of 2006 and played it off and on until last night. I’ll still fill in some bonus levels.

I wonder what the Riz is doing right now?

Sunday, October 07, 2007


It was the first trip of the whole year for either Jess or I to the Kettles. I got up super early and rocked a couple hours of basketball before Jess picked me up at the Y to head southeast. Got there around 9:30 and were on the trail around 9:45. Last time we were there they had rerouted the first section so when we came to a snowfence we just figured it was part of the reroute. It was evident we weren't on the blue loop like we wanted but then we found some new trail that was awesome that cut us to the blue loop. Only problem the south half of the blue loop was closed so after less than 2 miles we were already on the connector trail. We took that back and forth and I did the Emma Carlin loop. They cut a new vista on the top of the Emma and it was awesome. We got back to the car after 20 miles of singletrack and called it quits. Jess rode the womens' Teocali which was too much bike for out there.
After the ride we cleaned up and headed south towards Elkhorn. I read of this place that had apple cider donuts so we had to have them and compare to others we've had. They were excellent, I'd rate them second out of the four I've had. They were fresh and warm. I then noticed the best way back to Madison was through Janesville and well we hadn't had lunch yet. 25 minutes later we were poundin' our fudd. It had been a while and it was much needed!!!
The rest of the night was spent watching football and napping and not feeling well. The one thing I don't miss about cycling is the evening of dehydration headaches, tired everything and the wind/sun-burned feeling. Got some good sleep but am achy today. No biggy because we aren't doing anything of note.
Friday night we bowled. I bowled poorly and we got smoked. Of course if I would've just bowled my average in game 3 we could've pulled out one win. Oh well. Did have a 417 series so it wasn't as bad as it appeared but I really need to gain some consistancy. Our whole team was beat down after a long week so it was like zombie bowling anyways. But we had fun, it's always fun to hang with the Mundys.
There you go, it's Sunday morning, the coffee is drunk and the paper is read...