Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Run the crap off a cold, starve the flu

A quick bullet-point update of my goings on



  • Much to my wife's surprise, I didn't die over the weekend. Was I injured? No.  Was there some sort of blunt force trauma**?  No.  I was sick.  I am pretty sure that there is something with having male genitalia that makes being sick much much worse.  I sure do seem to have a worse time of it than my wife.
  • Even though I am sick, I am still running - or at least trying to.  I ran on Sunday after an inch of rain fell making the normal 90 degrees quite a muggy and buggy nightmare.  I ran 13 miles on Sunday, 5 miles on Monday.  Even though I have a bit of a cough, it honestly isn't bad enough to slow down (I feel).  Even though the "golden rule" is above the neck: run.....below the neck: don't run.....my golden rule has always been: "if it is yellow let it mellow, if it is brown flush it down"
  • I'm starting a brand new project at a brand new client in Silicon Valley.  That means that I'm putting in TONS of hours and my head in spinning - and not just because of all of the cold medicine.  Unfortunately, even though I'm at a software company, I have to share internet with the person that I am replacing.  No blogs, no twitter, no fun.
  • The word "bromance" was recently added to The New Oxford American Dictionary. Other additions? "Microblogging" and the turkey, duck, chicken delicacy of "Turducken". So, either I am the head author of the prestigious dictionary or whomever decides new words is VERY cool. Anyone who would want to officially recognize blogging, delicious food, and a little heterosexual man on man love is just fine by me.
  • Finally, and I cannot make this up, a woman in England got caught on camera THROWING AWAY a live cat.  (Rather, trying to - cat is fine.)  The best part is how friendly she was to the cat at first.  Take a look below.  Let this be a lesson to you....if you are cute and cuddly, old ladies in England will throw your ass away.

**That's what she said

30 comments:

RunningLaur said...

At least she got a little bit of exercise in running away from the bin.

No mindless internet surfing?!?!?!

Jamoosh said...

Maybe next year they'll add "Runtard"

James said...

I've never heard of "bromance" until I saw it was added. "Runtard" is a good one! Good luck with the recovery. Just wait until you have school-age kids, you'll be sick all the time.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Oh man there are days I'd like to get rid of my cat. I'm moving to England!

Adrienne said...

The cat throwing away was so random and didn't look premeditated?? Who does that? Hope you feel better, and yes men are wussy when they are sick compared to women. I'm not trying to be mean it's just a fact.

Angie Bishop said...

that video is hilarious! I like cats in theory but they carry toxoplasmosis and their poo stinks. No cat boxes for me.

I agree that men are bigger wusses when sick. Sad but true :)

Hope you feel better soon. I sorta can relate. Allergies have hit full force and I sneeze my brains out daily.

Barefoot Neil Z said...

I was at a friends lake cabin and there was the 'Let it mellow' sign above the toilet. So I flushed - twice - before going, and once after. Serves them right for trying to influence my flushing habits for the sake of their septic tank health...

track coach and adorable wife said...

Men are like babies when they are sick, it is a scientific fact. But I am sorry that you are. Really!

Oooh, and I am really excited they added "bromance" now if we can just get "funner" in there.

Emz said...

crap that woman is my mother-in-law.

Sick sucks.

Runners Fuel said...

Hope you feel better soon and don't kill yourlsef working.

Zaneta said...

haha, um... throwing a cat away is just wrong! lol...

Btw, I finally got around to posting my cherry on top stuffs :D

Morgan said...

I seriously can't stop laughing right now!!! OMG!!!!

P.S. Hope you are feeling better

Chad said...

I'm going to throw away my cat. She goes to the bathroom in a box in my living room. It turns out that ruins the mood when I'm in the middle of a romantic evening of Monday Night Football and box wine.
Are you ready for some Sadness!!

Tricia said...

Can't watch the video (ummm...hello why did I choose to visit somewhere with only dial up).but anyway, I would totally throw a cat away,you can't get arrested for that?!? Seems like one of those "for the greater good" things...

Yeah....just so I can gets lots of hate mail and lose blog followers I will go ahead and throw it out there:
(Get it, "Throw it out" :)

I
Hate
Cats.

But I like babies so I have some redeeming qualities :)

Andrew Opala said...

Lot's of Arizonites are sick ... I wonder if Google trends caught this?

"Adam 69" when two cop cars park driver-door-to-driver-door so that they can talk to each other.

Adrienne, guys are sick all the time - those times that you think they are wusses is when they are really really sick, and EMZ dog follows them to bed.

BrianFlash said...

I went thru my sickness last week, but didn't even try to run. Two days and 12 miles - just pitiful.

The video reminds me of an old Monty Python routine, Cleese and Chapman dressed as old ladies:
"I just spent 3 hours burying the cat."
"When did the cat die?"
"Oh - its not dead."

Jill said...

I started back to work yesterday and am going nuts not being able to have more time to blog :/. Sorry you're not feeling well....maybe it's God's way of showing you how much you'll be sick once the baby comes??

Cynthia O'H said...

I thought men were babies when it came to sniffles. Either the Arizona air turns you into tougher dudes or you are breaking the code.

Feel better soon.

Poor cat.

Spike said...

Yep, that video is why I always throw my cat over a large bridge after I secretly hop into the back of a pickup truck and while wearing a Ronald Regan mask. Problem solved.

Kidding...kidding.

kilax said...

I saw that story about the cat and was appalled but did not watch the video. I wish I hadn't here, or read some of the insensitive comments. That cat was stuck in there for over 15 hours, covered in its own excrement. It was frightened. As much as some people hate cats, that is NOT the right thing to do. Especially one that was being so friendly – what was wrong with that lady? How would people feel if they saw someone doing that to a dog?

Hope you feel better soon.

Matty B. said...

Your format for your blog is quite fun.

I think I'll stick with this, if you don't mind!

Luke said...

First off, poor cat.

Secondly, I have always had the beleif that two things will cure most illness sweat and sleep. Last year after only one day on swine flu meds I went out for a run. My Doctor also thinks i'm an idiot for doing that. I think it always makes me better.

Tara said...

Looks more like a recycling bucket to me, perhaps she was just trying to "help the cat".

No blogs or internet surfing at your job? Yea, they have blocked all personal sites (blogs) and facebook at my work. I mean, seriously, how do they expect me to concentrate on my work when i can't blog? Stupid people.

Her Name is Rio said...

I think they need to add some of my favorites, "manscaping" and "guyliner."

That lady (throwing away cat) has some issues. Dontchya think?

inspiREDtorun13 said...

LOL...looks like she's done that before. I'm backkk ;)

I run with colds all the time. Probably NOT the greatest idea. I just can't help it. So I hear ya.

Glenn Jones said...

Take care of that cold! My wife had what she thought was a weak cold a couple weeks ago. Now she has full fledged Whooping Cough! No kidding!

Ulyana said...

that woman probably does that on a regular basis!

get better fast!

Chris K said...

Hey, is that a picture of the person you are replacing? She's cute. Hook me up.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

What a psycho! Is that video for real or is it made up? Wow.

Yeah, sorry you're feeling crappy. I totally agree that men are big babies when they don't feel well. At least you admit it! haha

Laura said...

I had never heard of microblogging before... thanks for updating me on the 21st century lingo :)