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dear twoterville: i hate you

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ok, so hate is a pretty strong word, but when you’re talking about hitting a weight class that you thought you’d left behind forever, the emotions stirred, of disgust at one’s self, mixed with the stronger stuff of self-loathing, mixed with wonderment at how much work you put in and then let go to waste, well, hate is pretty appropriate description for how I feel about crossing the 200 pound mark in the wrong direction.

(dunno if twoterville is the official title, but if onederland is the good place people go to crossing the barrier in the other direction, then twoterville seems like an appropriately stinky place. Have I mentioned I have a occasionally juvenile sense of humor?)

Granted, I didn’t weigh myself this morning, so this is after a couple of meals, middle of the afternoon, after a week where I went to Texas and did social stuff on the weekend thereafter, so I could wake up and it could all be a bad dream (seriously, I could wake up tomorrow and weigh myself at 199.8, and all would be…not ok, exactly, but less annoying), but I’d still be on the verge of trucking right through a barrier better left undisturbed.

So, that’s bad Monday. On the good side, well, I went to see a band called Battlecross play Saturday night. They’re local to this area, and I’ve been hearing about them for years from friends in the area. Over the past couple of years, they’ve started to hit it big, signing to Metal Blade Records, getting huge hype on the Liquid Metal station on Sirius radio, getting called the breakout star of Metallica’s Orion festival, etc. But the whole ‘living in Wisconsin’ thing prevented me from ever catching them live. I saw an ad for a local show a few weeks ago, and went ahead and bought a ticket on line. Turns out if you bought a pre-sale ticket, you were entered into a drawing for a giveaway. So I filled out the little ticket, and dropped it in the box. Thought nothing of it, especially when they failed to award the prize before the end of the night. Figured they’d given it away while I was at the bar, talking to friends.

But then, this afternoon, I get a text, with a link to Instagram…well, check it out for yourself….

Well, I suppose I oughta learn how to play, then, huh?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLPURNELL 1/30/2014 4:23PM

    LOL @Ken. Sorry about thee trip to twoterville. Hopefully it is a very breif one. Congrats on the Guitar!

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MEADSBAY 1/28/2014 9:34PM

    omg- twoterville!

Congrats on your win, though-
do you play or will you sell it?

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JOANNKW 1/28/2014 2:04PM

    Get to work on those lessons! What fun! Seriously, I suspect if you weigh in first thing, it will all have been a bad dream.

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SLOPOKE_SAL 1/28/2014 12:48PM

    Yeah, I have joined you back in Twoterville. Pissed me off too, so I set my goal to lose 40 pounds by 12-31-14. I'm good at losing 10 pounds in 10 weeks at the beginning of the year, then thinking I'm good. So I'm shooting for 40 pounds in 40 plus weeks!
emoticon Sal

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SHELTIE2013 1/28/2014 9:48AM

    Well done for the win,, they had no clue how to pronounce your name!!!

Weigh yerself on Wednesday then see, you only live once. Well as far as we are aware!

Even I am saying cut yerself some slack!!

Smoorikins x

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SMITTY4RL 1/28/2014 7:41AM

    Cut yourself some slack and get back on the train! We've all had slips, the big thing is to get going again. And send me that guitar, LOL. What a great win! As Napoleon (Dynamite) would say: Lucky!

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LEXIE63 1/28/2014 5:14AM

    Don't get all up in twoterville until you have weighed yourself first thing in the morning. The body plays many tricks between dawn and dusk, my friend. :-)

Wowser on the win, though. I guess either guitar lessons or a gift to a dear, dear friend who would love it are your options.

I wonder what or who you'll pick.

Much love from a dear, dear friend. emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 1/27/2014 11:24PM

    Sorry for the trip to Twoterville (Hooterville would have been more fun, either in a Green Acres or breasts analogy). But it looks like you won a nice guitar and yes, you should learn how to play it!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/27/2014 9:33PM

    **SIGH** Just keep pushin'.

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PRIZM96 1/27/2014 9:27PM

    So I totally laughed outloud when I read your blog title! Yes, I agree, Twoterville is a totally appropriate word for that particular place. YUCK! Hope you wake up to it all being a bad joke.

On the other hand...... that's a pretty badass win!!! You ROCK! Or..... will, if you ever learn how to play it! :-)

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SOFT_VAL67 1/27/2014 9:00PM

    i have a few pounds to go before i even get to ONEderland, it seems like so far away, a time machine might get me there faster than the way ive been doing it. emoticon

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