Monday, October 6, 2008

Thoughts on the Death of Summer and Birth of Autumn

Well it's been official for a little while now, but it didn't finally sink in to me until this last weekend. The summer is over. Does anyone else feel like they didn't get all that they wanted out of their summer? I didn't go tubing once, which is super sad because I love tubing. I didn't go mini-golfing at the place two blocks away from me. I went actual golfing probably 6 times, which isn't too bad, but it didn't end up being enough to justify buying a new set of Pings. Maybe that will be on a wishlist for Christmas. The nice thing about Pings is that they are customizable and they have a cool website to do the sizing for you. Of course, it's better to have the sizing done by a golf pro, but at the least if you think it can be better the clubheads can be adjusted as many times as needed. I went fishing two times, neither of which was all that productive. So this made me think, what the hell did I do with my summer? Well, I played a lot of disc golf so I can't feel too bad about that. I probably went 10 - 15 times, at an average of 4 - 5 beers per time. I took a couple Saturdays to go to a city park with some coworkers to grill food, drink beer, and play bocce, horseshoes, softball, lawn golf, etc. I went to one Twin's game and watched Baker pitch a two-hit loss. I started running routinely and have lowered my weight to about 195, a ten pound drop in probably 3 months time. I also went to a couple parties in various places, and took a trip to Colorado with DanaWillEatU. Oh yeah we got an apartment together so I suppose that's a plus.

So as you can tell, the summer wasn't all that exciting. At least there's room for improvement though right? I mean, bowling league started last week and I went 105-166-212 for my first series. I switched my flex day to Friday so that Thursday night bowling can turn into Thursday night bowling and happy hour. I spent this last weekend in Ames, Iowa watching the Iowa State Cyclones almost beat Kansas. Now, I'm an Iowa fan so I don't know why I've been to an ISU game each of the last two seasons, but in either case last year was Oklahoma and that was almost an upset so I figure I've probably seen the two best games of the respective seasons. I've decided to go watch some curling matches (if that's what you call them) here in town when the season starts to see if that's a sport worth dabbling in. Pheasant season back home will start and I'll probably try to shoot me a few over Thanksgiving. In any case, I'm wondering what the Knights have planned for the fall and if anybody has anything exciting worth talking about...anyone?

Odds and ends:
- I remembered this video the other day and started to laugh to myself.
- The Vikings are beating the Saints right now, I'm fully expecting a collapse but who knows.
- SB after your last mowing attempt you should probably get one of these.
- If the company I work for wasn't lame, I'd be buying this stuff constantly.

9 comments:

Daymonster said...

Good call on the collapse... stop kicking it to bush.

Daymonster said...

Never mind.... solid comeback.

locopuyo said...

yay vikings

Dammer said...

Lol huge luckbox game for the Vikes.

Daymonster said...

I just got an email that knightsofcolumb.us is going to expire... should I keep it?

adeclipse said...

That was a crazy game last night. NO wouldnt have even been in it if it wouldn't have been for their special teams. Question though, how did the vikings only end up with like 50 yards rushing last night?

locopuyo said...

Madden cheated to make the game close. obv

nah, don't keep it

Daymonster said...

Dammer... you check this out?

Top 25 Futurama Episodes

Dammer said...

That's a pretty decent list. I think most of the ones I would choose are on there. I don't know if I would have chosen the same #1. It's a good episode, and the looks on their faces when pondering the possibility of being Snoo Snooed to death is sweet. As is the "I can be used for snoo snoo" quote from Zap. The Parabox episode is definitely in my top 3. Maybe if I have some time I'll work up a top 25. Speaking of this though:

The new movie is coming...

And...I'm really proud of Iowa once again.