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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Why didn’t they warn us! May 3, 2012 9:29 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Do you remember sex education in middle and high school where they told us about all these horrific things our bodies were about to spring on us? Why didn’t they tell us about the things that matter‽ Like freakishly long nose hairs! Braidable nose hairs! And I’m not even old yet. The horrors! And man, if my wife only knew the things I’ve done with her eyebrow tweezers!

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Arrow to the Knee! May 3, 2012 1:10 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Exercise, Food, Health
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I’ve earned my knee socks. That’s right, I’ve been Scoutborged. With Noah working up the ranks in Boy Scouts and Evan having begun scouts as a Tiger scout, I find myself a leader in both Cubscouts and Boy Scouts and Cathy has earned her Scout Widow badge. In June, I will be going on an adventure with Noah to hike in the Canyons of Utah for 9 days (with no cell phone or Internet!) This past weekend, Amy, Evan and I toured and slept overnight in The Lost Sea Caverns. The Weekend before that, Evan and I hiked for miles around Camp Buck Toms, slept over night, and came home with ticks. The weekend prior to that I slipped while doing yard work and torqued my knee. And today, three weeks later, my knee is still tender, hurts to touch, and I cannot put much weight on it.

So, I just paid $25 to have my doctor tell me I’m out of shape. End of story. So to celebrate, I decided to go to Cookout and have a cheese burger with onions, french fries, and hush puppies..MMMMMMmmm. While waiting for my food, I look around the joint and every morose soul there is 2 to 3 times my overweight size. They don’t speak or smile. Slow Jesus rock emanates loudly from the store speakers. For a moment, I consider leaving the five dollars and change worth of heart disease on the counter to escape quickly. In weakness, I grab the food and Cheer Wine float, return to work, and joined a gym.

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