This used to be a blog about running with diabetes. Somewhat retired from competitive running, now it's a blog about whatever slips through the cracks of my skull.
Caught in the Google Net
So I was Googling myself today (oh, you know you've done it) and discovered that Google has now indexed the first book I contributed to many many years ago. Read all about my experiences in the wild world of radio here.
I love the funny video series making its way around the Net. It started with Shit Girls Say, and has spawned many funny sequels. But none for diabetics, until now! If you like the camera work, that's my 15 year old daughter at the helm. My son was home sick from school and my daughter felt she needed a "mental health day," too. I said, "Sure... I can use your help with something, anyway!"
In my basement, I have a safe. And in that safe, under expired passports and birth certificates, there's a gun. It's unloaded. Hasn't been loaded in probably twenty years, and yet every time I take it out, I check to make sure. If you're a gun nerd, it's a 9 shot .22 revolver. On this website , it says that "it is true that many people have been killed by a .22 LR in the course of history," but the writer concludes that this weapon is a bad choice for self defense. I didn't buy it for self defense. I didn't even buy it. It was my father's and after he died, my mother gave it me, along with an Elgin watch he'd worn for years. The watch was weathered and worn and I took it to be restored. The jeweler refused, saying it was worthless. Two decades later, the watch is still in my jewelry box. There's no need for it to be locked up. I have no idea if this gun is in my possession legally. No idea if my father had a permit for it, or w
Yesterday, I turned 37 - a nothing birthday. No new age group, no new privileges. Nada. The good news is that it combines my two favorite numbers. My best presents? A copy of Advanced Marathoning and a ten pack of Cliff Recovery Cocoa. That stuff rocks! Over lunch, I stopped by the Home Depot for some salt for the water softener. As is often the case at Home Depot, the line wasn't moving. I turned around to complain to the guy behind me and instantly recognized the old fella in his Tigers cap. "Hey, you're Don Wert !" I said. "Yes I am," he said. And I enjoyed a nice conversation with the former all-star third baseman of the Detroit Tigers. Hey, in Lancaster, PA, that's what passes for celebrity, and when the guy's as pleasant as Don, I'm cool with that. On my birthday, I also bought two URL's. Not sure what I'll do with them, but for now, both www.Type1Runner.com and www.PumpRunner.com will bring you here. These were actually conso