After a week of (by my standards) unusually focused and hugely hilarious posts (again, by my low, low standards), I think the time is right for some randomness. I meant to get around to posting something about last weekend's Alabama rock climbing tutorial (I managed to not kill any of my friends! Not even the ones I may have wanted to!), but that probably wouldn't be interesting to anyone who wasn't there. Or maybe it would. Just picture rocks, ropes, people and sunshine. That's about how it went.
1. Follow-up to yesterday's post: How often do you really notice the muscles you use to wash your hands, or turn your head, or roll over in bed? That's apparently a side effect of Operation Boot Camp. As neck-bandana pioneer and Chevrolet jingle-writer John Cougar Mellencamp once said: hurt so good.
2. To the person who used the urinal before me (this was the thought I was holding back from last week): From the standpoint of water conservation, I can appreciate your reluctance to flush. But in light of the acrid ammonia stench that makes me dizzy as I enter the restroom, just let the Kohler do what it is intended to do. Also, you should really drink more water, dude.
3. (Competing in the Rant Division) How completely flabbergasted do you think a person from the third world would be to discover that Americans in large numbers refuse to drink water from the tap? How would someone who walks maybe a mile or more to get a bucket full of water from a muddy, giardia-infested pool react upon learning that we eschew the pure, clean agua that is never more than a few paces away, literally comes out of the wall, and is virtually free? That we instead opt to buy the SAME WATER by the case in plastic bottles (which also makes it taste like delicious plastic) at hundreds of times the cost? Brilliant marketing trumps intelligence every time in this country.
4. I may not have a job come Monday. There have been murmurings. I will be taking my near-empty box of tissues home with me tonight just in case. And maybe a pen or two. I could use a vacation anyway.
Have a good weekend, compadres.