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Friday, July 20, 2007

Following my wife's example.......

Couple months ago, my lovely wife started regularly walking on our treadmill and has lost a significant amount of weight. She wasn't that overweight to start with, but she wasn't fitting into her clothes so she decided to do something about it.

Me?

I went out and bought new clothes.

Since my knees started giving me problems with arthritis, I haven't been out riding as nearly as much as I wanted to and I probably picked up 20 pounds.

Not good.

I rode almost every morning last week on the flat roads by the ocean and really enjoyed getting some exercise. There ain't no way I can do everyday around here in hilly Central PA, so I decided to hit our Nordictrack for an hour everyday. Nothing to tough to start off with, just working up a good sweat.

So far, so good as I don't really have to bend my knees a whole lot when I use it and hopefully I burn a ton of calories off, because I LOVE TO EAT.

My wife and I were watching Oprah a couple days ago while we were exercising and she had the cast of Hairspray on the show....looks like it's gonna be a great remake.

My dear friend Hank forwarded me this.........

Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it develops:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and
decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the
porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the
garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the
garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox, when I
take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1
check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go
inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had
been
drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the
Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the
Coke
is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to
keep
it
cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on
the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading
glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going
to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with
water and suddenly I spot the TV remote someone left it on the kitchen
table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking
for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so
I
decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water
the
flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on
the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some
towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning
to do.

At the end of the day:

----the car isn't washed,

----the bills aren't paid,

----there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,

----the flowers don't have enough water,

----there is still only 1 check in my checkbook,

----I can't find the remote,

----I can't find my glasses,

----and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm
really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really
tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some
help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you
know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.

GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC.

P.S. I just remembered.

I LEFT THE WATER RUNNING IN THE DRIVEWAY!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only person that wonders aimlessly around their house.....

One of my favorite websites has pictures from the top of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.

My first new car. I beat that thing senseless for 8 years and didn't spend a dime on repairs. Best car I ever had.

I love the picture, maybe they'll find his brains when they're in there.

Till later.
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