The 3rd hand news was incorrect. Merrill was not conscious last night - he has not been since the accident. He is not responding to voice or pain stimuli. They are doing an MRI in a bit. Please keep good thoughts.... Read more
My great-nephew, Merrill, had a bike accident this evening. I don't have all the details but apparently his brakes failed on a hill and he went off the road, through a hedge and over an embankment (a few feet high) headfirst into a parked car. ... Read more
OK, I am putting out there so I can't chicken out. I have just registered for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon just about 15 months from now.
From their web... Read more
I stopped in the neighborhood grocery store tonight and I encountered a young girl and her mom in one of the aisles. The girl was telling her mom about an author who was coming to visit their school soon. He wrote a book about a girl and her d... Read more
We don't go out all that often, but I always get tickets when Straight No Chaser is in town.
They are a 10-man a cappella group that my son, Vinnie, introduced us to several years ago. He was in a music fraternity that also sang a cappel... Read more
I have been having a difficult time at work lately. I can't seem to get out from under. I am running from one deadline to another and I don't seem to be making anyone happy, least of all myself. It will be 17 years with this company on the 15... Read more
Today is my oldest son's 29th birthday. Michael (BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) writes children's books and his book "Builda the Re-bicycler" has been released as an iPad app today. Just for today, it is FREE. His family and friends are trying to get enoug... Read more
This is from an article I found online by Ben Sherwood at msnbc.msn.com. It starts with:
"It’s called paraskevidekatriaphobia: a morbid or irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It's believed that as many as 25 million Americans will change ... Read more
I don't know where this is going. I only know I can't get it out of my mind.
SANDIEGOJOHN wrote a blog yesterday titled 'Rethink "Significant"'. He says that he has realized that the number of pounds lost is not what is significant - "Wha... Read more
(Borrowed from NATF - I just love these kind of things.)
1. My parents told me…I was going to have an ulcer before I was 16.
2. I wanted to grow up to be a…teacher or a lawyer.
3. I refused to eat…spinach and peas.
4. My fa... Read more
As I said in my last blog, I did not need my iPhone tunes because I had company on my walk.
I usually walk with my DD, Angela (DONT_DREAM_IT), but she was not able to make it to JASR. BOBBYD31 had picked up our race packets, so I had hers ... Read more
This past week was Cardio week for my Biggest Loser challenge, which was very fitting since I walked a 5K on Saturday. It has been a very long time since I did that. I really need to get back on that!
Anyway, part of the challenge is to r... Read more
Like I said, I finished last of the walkers, but I am proud that I finished:
3038 395 13 Deborah Scotto, 54*, Pittsburgh, PA 1:29:18 28:48
This is actually not my worst time for a 5K, so I am happy with that, too! But one... Read more
I will post another blog about all the events of JASR (Just a Short Run) weekend, but I really want to do this one first.
I have to say that Bobby (BOBBYD31), his wife Anne (MIAMIA7) and Lynn Ann (LYNNANN43) did an awesome job of running th... Read more
Just a quick check in to let you all know I completed the 5K walk. I was definitely last but I don't care!
I am between the walk/run and the get-together later this evening. I had to come home to do the take-home portion of my mid-term, w... Read more