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May the 4th be with you

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Gotta love "Star Wars Day". We have so many quirky days on the calendar... year after next we'll get an extended "Pi Day" on 3.14.15, going to have to take note of the time 9:2... something.

Yes, the pre-race mild insanity goes on. But it's really not that different from my every day geeky mild insanity, is it?

Yesterday's version brought not just the going in to work (and yes, I did have them modify my vacation request to allow for the fact that I was in the office for 3 hours, since my particular employer does allow taking "hours" of vacation, not just full days). Other insanity yesterday found me loading the non-working lawn mower into the back of my little Honda Fit and taking it to a repair shop. If they can get it working, I might just fire the lawn service and mow for myself this year, changing directions from athletic events to bonding with my yard again.

In that same line of mild insanity, I also stopped at a hardware store to get: Sprinkler hose! Remember this stuff? It's flat with pinholes along its length? My dad used to use this to water the lawn, back in the day. I figure, for 15 bucks (as opposed to hundreds for the "irrigation system") I can do what needs doing to maintain the investment in seed.

And... today is the Marathon Expo, when I get to go drool over vendor offerings related to athletics. Just to keep my now TOTALLY splits in personality confused. Work... athletics... nesting... let's see if we can get a realistic balance in 2013.

Today's pep talk:
* Hydrate
* Toe the line with food... enough, not too much!
* Keep yourself loose... maybe a short swim?
* Prepare yours "stuff" for tomorrow morning and lay it out. Remember the enhanced security at the event, and make things easy on yourself and others by packing light.

Hope everyone has a great today! Because LIFE is good. Spark on!
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    Here on the East Coast it was Kentucky Derby Day!

    And of course, today is wear stupid sombreros and drink until you vomit day in some of the local places Sometimes being a college area has it's down side. Within 20 miles I have Rutgers, Ryder, College of New Jersey, 3 County colleges and Princeton. Yes, even the Princeton has it's revelers.

    I am contemplating wall repair, cement mixing, furniture moving and cooking today. I may try to locate a Mexican craft beer to hoist for Cinco de Mayo....please no Coronas.
    1813 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Love the blog title! Huge fan here. Saw the show 27 times when it first came out -in the theatre.
    Remember sprinkler hoses?? That is all we have ever used and are still using here. In Mom's yuppy neighbourhood we probably seem quaint -they hire landscapers to look after their yards and shovel their snow, while my Mom and step dad get out and do it all themselves. We also always have washed and dried our dishes by hand, are we in the minority?
    Nothing like marathon goodies to get you in the mood! Hope you get a great night's sleep!
    1813 days ago
    emoticon I like your kind of Insanity!! I loved the Sprinlker Hose back in the day.
    1813 days ago
    I not only remember sprinkler hose, I own one! I used it last summer when what passes for drought here threatened to kill the grass where the soil is thin over the storm sewer. This, after the sprinkler hose sat unused for most of two decades.

    My daughter told me she just recently "got" why your blog title only works in May. I told her it was a line from Thtar Warthe.
    1813 days ago
    I love your geeky blog titles, they make me laugh. I also remember the sprinkler hoses that my mother used. We had a great time running through them. What great times kids today miss. Have a great day and a fantastic tomorrow.
    1814 days ago
    Good luck tomorrow!
    1814 days ago
    Excellent prep day!
    1814 days ago
    I've been writing 'May the 4ce be with you'.
    1814 days ago
  • DALID414
    Same insanity, just a bit heightened.
    1814 days ago
    Hope you have a great day today and tomorrow.
    1814 days ago
    I remember sprinkler hoses very well -- mostly running through them in my bathing suit on hot July days!! (Don't remember my Shakespeare nearly as well . . . . sob sob. Getting elderly!!)
    1814 days ago
    Putting the changes in motion-more cardio for you and less money spent of lawn services. This should work out just fine. Good luck tomorrow!
    1814 days ago
    Have fun! Sounds like a great plan!
    1814 days ago
  • GABY1948
    emoticon emoticon
    1814 days ago
    Oops. I just put that title in my status. It tickles me whenever I hear it.
    1814 days ago
    Love your blog title! LOL

    Oh my gosh, my Dad used that sprinkler type hose too! Worked like a charm. Did the job on the flowers and garden.

    Well, good luck with all your endeavors today! HUGS
    1814 days ago
    Love it! emoticon

    I remember the sprinkler hose! Way to make great changes and get in balance.

    Good luck at your event tomorrow!!

    1814 days ago
    Laughing! I hadn't heard 'May the 4th be with you!' That's fantastic!

    And with you, Barb. emoticon
    1814 days ago
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