Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Compelling reasons

This my friends is what spammers have reduced me to. You see, I don't wear glasses, I've been 20-20 my whole life. Now with the onset of spam blockers and age it has become necessary to use this handy little thing to get the screen to stop moving with all of your spam blockers. Thanks for the geritol experience.

BTW, with all of your spam blockers I've noticed considerably less spam in my comments in spite of not enabling my site-which is another sign of age as I can't figure out how to get the thing to engage.

About my Ironman considerations, on the plus side of the ledger, I have my health right now, which is never guaranteed, so it makes sense to dive in while you know you can swim.

Check this out for all you minivan drivers.

and here you can view other favorites such as "Jesus loves me but he can't stand you". Classic.

Another item on the plus side of the ledger, I drive a minivan but I don't want my life to be a minivan life. Ironman elevates above minivan (even if Ford is the sponsor--allow me to elaborate before I peeve all of the Ford afficianados-well let's just say Ford Truck would be a better sponsor, better then say Found On the Road Dead. This is an endurance race afterall.)

Finally, I really like the idea of being part of a team, part of a group training towards a common goal. I think it will be beyond words to celebrate with the tri geek team as each member crosses the finish line. Can I cheer sitting on the bench? Absolutely. My high school basketball team won it's first state championship my senior year of high school. I worked year round for six years to achieve that moment and I cheered when it arrived. The only problem was that I was cheering from Minnesota and my team was in Colorado-we had moved at the start of my senior year. It would be fun to be in the game this year and acutally get the hardware.

So, the contemplation continues...for about 46 more days...


mipper said...

i like your thoughts about being on a team and being able to cheer one another over teh finish line. it seems like you are always thinking of others more than yourself. a true mom. actually a true "good mom".

Chris said...

Geritol experience! lol. You crack me up. :)

Well, not that this pushes you towards doing IM, but you're on the team regardless if you participate or not. :) At least in my book you are.

Although... participation does totally does nullify the fact that you have a minivan. But I confess in secret that minivans don't seem that bad and that I've been secretly thinking one would be cool to have and I'm a "single" guy. :P

Flatman said...


Step away from the ledge, man!

TriDaddy said...

Chris you need to understand that once purchased, they must be filled. Tri-daddy understands this, being that trimama has filled ours with four lovely children. Be careful my son what you wish for! :o