Hey, where have you been?

Damn, it’s been a while since I have cracked open the computer to scribble down my thoughts and meanderings of life. Seems as good a time as any considering the elements outside have projectile vomited everything in Mother Nature’s stomach at us!

Let’s get real. It’s a weather disaster of a night here in the Northeast. Snow and icy wet conditions have made the evening commute a living Hell for many.  3 + hours trapped in cars crawling along at what is normally a 45 minute trek. Subways and mass transit facing sporadic massive delays. Accidents everywhere. Trees down. It’s really not a great night to go outside and do anything. I bet even Mayor Dumblasio is whining about not being able to go to his gym all the way in Brooklyn tomorrow because he actually has to run the city during a snowstorm. Hey, great job Mr Mayor at doing the crappiest job possible and being totally unprepared for this storm. Of course, he blames the weather forecast. Thumbs up!

Oh, I call bullshit on this snowy mess on November 15th.

November 15th!!!

Really? Really? I don’t even know what to do with this.

I mean, it’s bad enough that retailers have already been shoving the Elf on a Shelf up our collective asses before Halloween like a grandma furiously stuffing a turkey elbow-deep on Thanksgiving day. Talk about holiday season pre-ejaculation!

What else do I have to do tonight other than pour myself a tasty bourbon (Blanton’s – so good!) and take a seat on the couch? Cozy, warm, and dry. Pretty exciting Thursday night football game on between the Packers and Seahawks. Snacks by my side – peanuts, hummus, and pretzel sticks. I am becoming absurdly addicted to hummus. This is becoming a problem. I woke up the other morning with hummus on my face. An empty container on the floor. Strange pics on Facebook that I had to quickly decipher delete.

Speaking of problems, has anyone noticed the coupon receipt strips you receive at CVS checkout are bordering on the insane? The one I got the other night after buying a can of shaving cream could double as a winter scarf. It’s odd. Some products purchased seem to trigger different coupon lengths. A bag of M&M’s maybe two coupons. Cold medicine, maybe three. Lube and an Orgasamatic 3000 with multi-speed settings – 36 coupons!

Wait, what? Not that I really know that as a fact or anything. Just speculating. Asking for a friend and all that.

Well, I guess I’ll take a few days off of my running regimen until the snow and ice melts away. Might be good to give it  rest and re-energize my body until the roads clear up. This past month has been a whirlwind of activity including multiple work related conventions, travel back and forth from coast to coast for biz, and running in a bunch of 5K, 10K, and Half Marathons.

Whoa, it’s midnight and I’m craving a pizza. Need to go to bed since I have to work in the morning. Wonder how many pics I’ll wake up to that I need to delete, and if my chest will be splattered with cheese and sauce this time.

Merry pre-ThanksgivChristmaNewYearIndependenceDay!

5 thoughts on “Hey, where have you been?”

    1. Hey Kim! I’m sure it will make for a terrific Christmas Present! Just be sure to stock up on batteries. Yeah,I need to get back into the swing of things with my blog. Nice to see some have stuck with me..

  1. Phil, glad to see you’re still breathing and running and making the best of November snow. As for that Packer game…well, not the outcome I had hoped for. Our guys forgot to show up in the second half. :-/

    1. Hey Bikerchick! At least the Pack usually wins. The NY teams both suck. Yeah, I’m still running and just did two more races since I wrote this. I’ll keep going until it’s too nasty outside.

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