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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-07-25 06:26:56
Letting Your Spouse Game In Peace Is As Important As Foreplay
I don't have a gaming related spiel today, aside from the observation that it's hard to properly game while shielding a three-year-old from the M rating, and dispensing the required amount of spousal attention. It comes down to sleeping or gaming. We all know which is more important.
Instead, I will regale you with another of my athletic exploits thwarted by my observational prowess:
My junior year in high school, I decided to run cross country instead of playing football in the fall. I wasn't a long distance runner at all; my specialty was the 400. But I wanted to get in preposterous physical conditioning to become as competitive as possible once track season rolled around.
In cross country, you often run through neighborhoods, and the course is delineated by little chalk arrows that inform you where to run. One meet, I was running fairly well. The small pack of badass cross country runners had long since left me behind (they finished in under 17 minutes for the three mile course), but I set the pace for the next pack until I managed to push some separation from them.
I was running alone at what I felt was a good clip, when it occurred to me that I hadn't seen one of those chalk arrows in quite some time. Vaguely daunted, I must've slowed up while on the lookout for my next directional cue. I had been running with a tall (15+ feet) chain link fence on the right of me, when I noticed another runner catching up to me...on the other side of the fence.
"Okay. At least I'm running in the right direction," I told myself. That's when the fence started veering left and the other runner's path curved right. I had to stop to make my way over, taking off my jersey to protect myself from the barbed wire at the top. More than a dozen runners passed me as I stopped to scale that damnable fence.
At least I didn't place last. Imagine those few schlubs who got beat by a guy who stupidly had to climb over a massive chain link fence.
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