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Weighty Issues

A couple of weeks ago I was pondering my impending single status and lamenting re-entry into the dating scene.

“I am overweight and dress like a under-achieving hobo.”

To which my best buddy Lon responded, “Gordy you can lose weight and Ann will dress you. Consider this: You have a good job, a nice house and all of your teeth. You are the King of Owosso!”

Hrmph. All Hail the King!


Last time I saw Chuck I mentioned that now that I can/should/might re-enter the dating scene I need to lose some weight. Chuck kindly pointed out that I need to move from “I got me some” weight to “I need to get me some” weight.

I really wanted to argue the point just for the shear “crudeness” of the remark, but how can you find fault with an honest and funny comment?


Ya. My weight issue has been weighing heavy on my mind. I am not sure what my current weight is, but I am betting it is near 300 which is way too damn fat. I need to get back down to 220. I can hold that.

So, soon, I will be blogging about my weight loss. Diet, workout regimen, state of mind – all of that info will be in the blog. I think documenting my struggle and completely exposing myself (I promise there will be no pictures) will keep me on task.

I have always been able to lose weight quickly when I set my mind to it. And my mind is set. I will begin in the next week or so, probably by Sunday night.

Now if you will excuse me, I have a cheeseburger and diet soda calling my name.


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Our New Year’s Eve party was a smashing success! We had a lower than normal turnout but the people that did attend seemed to have a great time. It was one of those parties where we hit 11 (on a scale of 1-10) after midnight. Very fun.

Two things were particularly noteworthy for me.

The first is that Brandee and I cleaned the house before we went to bed. Back in the day we (not Brandee, but me and my buds) would drink until we passed out and hope to God we would wake with enough time to clean up before the parents arrived home. Now since I am technically the adult, rushing to clean the house before I get home just isn’t as much fun. Waking up to a dirty house also stinks.

The second was a drinking tale from my youth recounted by Lon. While the details of the story are humorous enough, what struck me as memorable was the fact that it happened over 20 years ago. I have a 20-year-old drinking story! Damn does that make me feel old.

Later you whipper-snappers!


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Out of the Darkness

Whoa. I just re-read Don’t Choose the Underpants . Pretty heavy. Not to get all angsty, but I was in a dark place. Out of the there now and I realize I have a lot to be very grateful for:

  • My best Bud is doing just fine after a heart scare.
  • I am cool with his wife despite a heated heart-to-heart.
  • All of this month’s bills are paid.
  • Got to hold my niece’s two month-old daughter, Chloe. (I guess this makes me a grand uncle. Damn that sounds old.)
  • Work is busy but interesting and cool.
  • Serenity this weekend with the whole gang.
  • My wife still loves me.

Ya. I like the Light-side better. It’s easier to see and there is less vulgarity.

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Many things have happened since my last post, but I don’t feel like writing about most of them. Here’s a few that I do:

  1. Went to the Renfest this past weekend with a bunch of friends. It was gloomy, slightly chilly, drizzly wet and a lot of fun. My wife got a bit tipsy and I got to tromp in the mud while scanning the merchants booths for “end of the Fest” sales. Good times.
  2. Viewed Serenity on the anniversary of the BDM. Firefly and Serenity are two of my “very favorite” movies and it just seemed like the right thing to do.
  3. There is a walnut tree dropping softball size nuts in my backyard. I don’t want to take the time to pick them up but the yard needs to be mowed. If I mow over them, I will wreck the mower. This is the same damn tree that is constantly dropping branches in my yard.
  4. I just decided to write another post about the damn walnut tree. My wrath requires more soothing than a simple paragraph can supply.
  5. Been working a lot on my Serenity game. This is fun for me, but probably boring for most of the rest of the population. Luckily I have a very understanding wife (who is also expressing at least a passing interest in the movies).
  6. Need to clean the damn house and get things ready for winter

More later.

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