Bits and Pieces

July 24, 2006 at 12:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

  • I survived the college soccer referee physical on Saturday. The physical consisted of four parts: (1) a 12-minute run; (2) a ten-meter “box drill” involving sprinting, sidestepping, and back-peddaling; (3) a linear sprint-sidestep-sprint-sidestep drill; and (4) a shuttle run requiring you to run 30-30-30 meters, rest for up to ten seconds, and then do another 30-30-30-30 meters. I only made it 2,750 meters in the 12-minute run, short of my goal of 3,000 meters, and I didn’t do too hot in the box drill. But I broke the scale in the shuttle run. Overall I think I ended with either the highest or second-highest score. That says less about my fitness than it does about the other referees’ fitness.
  • Robert has been semi-regularly sleeping 6-7 hours at a stretch overnight. He has a ways to go, but he’s getting closer to making in through the night.
  • In other Robert news, he’s still a big talker. Lately he has been adding many new sounds to his vocabulary, and sometimes you’d swear he’s trying to mimic you.
  • A good friend from high school is moving back to town after a few years in the D.C. area. Welcome back, Katie!
  • On the other hand, another good friend is moving out west to Imperial. Sounds like he has a great job opportunity out there. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say more than that, so I’ll just stop there for now.
  • The garden is pumping out veggies these days. Especially my two Hungarian yellow wax pepper plants; they’re going nuts. Guess I’ll have to whip up another batch of my stuffed peppers. Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, turkey sausage, and a blend of spices. Mmm.
  • I need a big stump removed. Anybody have a recommendation for a good stump remover in town?

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D.M.B. July 24, 2006 at 4:15pm

go ahead.  I don’t care.

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