Monday, July 7, 2008

When Duty Calls

I didn't want to run today, I had to!

Last night, Melting Pot to celebrate the Ali-Cats report card. Well, who was I to say no to a glass of wine, 3 melted Swiss chesses, 2 melted chocolates, various veggies and sea treasures cooked in cholesterol-free oil? No one! I had to do it, but I didn't have to let it put my belly back on! Even though I'm re-tapering and even though I ran 18 yesterday, I coaxed the Good Doctor into running 12.5 today at Morris Bridge.

It was fun, and we really moved that last few hundred yards, the girls got moves I tell you.

Speaking of moves, I need to work on mine. Why is it I can talk someone in to running for hours in the Florida heat and humidity but I can't talk someone in to _____________ with me? Oh, well, I guess I'm just a __________!

11 comments:

The Professor said...

wearing a ball gag; victim of my own strange fetishes

Roger said...

maybe you could _____ yourself until your persuasion skills round into top form. Will the taper help with that? Not my area of expertise...

superdave524 said...

Captain Kangaroo nostalgia night; a-Jonesin' for Mr. Greenjeans.

Chase Squires said...

Now you're being modest, you had no trouble talking me into it. (We're talking about running up a mountain in Colorado, right?)

... SD, I was always a Mr. Moose man, myself. Love those ping pong balls!

Arlene said...

Mr Mathews, can I have a multiple choice test? I'm not very good at fill-in-the-blanks....

Lynne said...

But I thought you HATE the Melting Pot ?

Oh, BTW, you talked me into a movie !

AndyMan said...

The correct fillings were:

Can't talk someone into: kicking field goals.
I guess I'm just a victim of my own strange fetishes.

50% Prof, you still fail, but I'm worried about the validity of a two-question exam.

Star said...

I personally like the Choose Your Own Adventure stories:

Once there was a _____ (noun) called _____ (name). He used to _____ (verb) and _____ (verb) so much that he finally _____(past-tense verb).

superdave524 said...

Mr. Moose did rock, Chase. You remember the Banana Man?

Aight, Star, I'll try:

There once was a "man from Nantucket",

Called "the Union Gap's own Gary Puckett",

He used to "sin" and "grin",

So much he finally "had to chuck it".

Or has that one already been done.

Just me said...

Good verse, SD!

Star said...

Oh, my bad. That's a Mad Lib...right?