Sunday, February 28, 2010

You can sleep when you're dead

My wife and I are both pretty active. We run, bike, swim, walk our dogs, and all round seem to always be moving.
It's a Sunday afternoon and the grocery store has been visited (thanks to my great wife), I've run many miles (My wife ran yesterday), many loads of laundry are done, and the bathrooms are clean.
I almost feel guilty sitting on the sofa watching TV. We are watching one of my wife's favorite shows- Charmed. I don't feel too guilty about watching Alyssa Milano but it does feel like I should be doing more work around the house.
Why do I always feel that I must be doing more? I guess Facebook and other social sites are partly to blame. As I look at what other folks are doing, I feel like I need to keep up.
Well you know what- who cares? I work hard during the week and if I want to spend a Sunday relaxing on the sofa with my wife- I'm going to do just that!
See you on Monday for a busy week of trying to squeeze 50 hours of work into a 40 hour week. Now, I'm off the frig to see what brew is next... cheers.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sorry Hallmark

Today is Valentine's day and my wife and I decided to spend the day with our two dogs. A really nice dinner- steak and lobster tails- is on the menu. But it will be cooked on our stove in our comfortable home.
It seems these days there are holidays for almost every special interest group: Admin day at work, boss day, bring your dog to work day, grandparents' day- the list goes on and on. Do we really need all of these holidays? Do we really need Hallmark and other greeting card companies reminding us who is special in our lives?
If our lives have gotten to the point that we only treat our wives special on Feb 14th, or thank our hard working admins on one day maybe we should skip the greeting card isle and fix our priorities.
A great goal for 2010 would be to make our wives feel so special every day of the year that Feb 14th is just another day. Of course, if folks stopped purchasing Valentine's day cards, Hallmark would come up with another holiday.
How about, "National drink beer at work day". I'll buy a 12 oz of that card!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I think I was born in the wrong generation. I have a 67 Camaro in the garage and I think the best music was all written before there was such a thing as an IPOD.
Watching Pete and Roger during the 1/2 time show at the super bowl play songs from 30+ years ago beats watching the Grammys and seeing Lady Gaga. Let's be honest with ourselves- most music today is gone before you can finish the download.
I think there are just too many "musicians" today. It seems anyone these day can release a song or album. In days past talent was a true requirement now it is access to a high speed internet connection.
O well. The Who and Led Zepplin will be played long into the future. Let's hope the master recordings for Cold Play are lost and the future generations of music fans can be spared.
It's just my opinion and if you don't agree... listen to Baba O'Riley and then some current top 40 hit. You be the judge.
Been a long time since I rock and rolled.

Super Sunday?

It's Super Bowl Sunday and I think I'm the only one who is not excited about watching the game. My goal is to watch what will be a great 1/2 time show. The chance to see The Who is not to be missed.
Don't get me wrong- I like sports. I just would prefer to be doing something instead of watching other people "play". I am a runner and a triathele. I think I'll set up my bike trainer and ride while my wife watches the game.
I don't need to be asked twice to sit on the sofa and have a beer. But the thought of spending hours watching a game on TV just does not get me excited.
O well- I guess I will continue to be the only one around that does not think this Super Bowl Sunday is all that "super".
Roger and Pete, however, will make for a "super" 12 minutes at some point this evening.
Enjoy the game- I'll be on my bike trainer thinking about the beer I'll be enjoying during the 1/2 time show. By the way- the beer will be Stone Ruination IPA.