Monday, June 16, 2008

Moving, Meeting, Makeover, Mooching, Miniaturizing, Mentioning, and Meating

Wow, what a fantastic few days I've had. Let's get right to it...

MOVING: A friend asked me to help him move, and so I did. Two of us unloaded a truck by ourselves. What a workout! Though I've been actively pursuing Project Washboard for about 2-months, all the jogging and suburban bootcamps are no replacement for good, ol' fashioned lifting and working. From now on, every two weeks I'm going to move all my furniture from the inside of my house to the outside, and back again. Quite a workout.

MEETING: With the guy whom I'll write my screenplay with (or multiple screenplays). This'll kick ass. I have no doubt the story is solid and interesting. I need only write a credible screen play and show it to the right agent who I'll have to hope shows it to the right studio or producer and then ...bam! I'll be rich. Step 1 ...write the screen play. See you in December.

MAKEOVER: My garage. Finally I did what I've been meaning to do for 3 years ...emptied my garage entirely and started over. Built an 8-foot by 3-foot shelf about 'yay high' and got organized. My 5-yr-old daughter was a huge help, even if the extent of her help was dancing and singing along to Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus while I toiled. Somehow, just having her around to hit me with the "Daddy-Did-you-know...?" endless barrage of fun-facts was enough to make me forget the pain when I banged my fingers with the hammer or stripped a screw head. I'm also happy that all the chemicals and sharp tools that were easily within reach of my toddlers are now safely out of the way. Parent of the Year Award, here I come. Pay no attention to the fact I kept a gasoline tank on the ground right by the bikes for 5 years.

MOOCHING: Pea gravel. I happened over to a friend's house and he had about a 1/2-yard worth of pea gravel he didn't need and I took it. Wow, that's boring. But my landscaping isn't and my garden path is well defined ...like my pectorals and my abs ...oh ...I hadn't told you?

MINIATURIZING: Myself. That's right, Project Washboard is going full blast! I'm down two belt sizes, I might officially be a 32 inch waist, and I've broken the 170-pound mark. Hell ...freakin' ...yes! My wife ran her second 5k this past Saturday (I know she reads and I just wanted to mention how proud I am of her) and this weekend we're running an Adventure Race together ... that's a 3K with boxing, challenges, and possibly a chest-deep river crossing. Who knows! But I can't wait. Wanna adopt the lifestyle? Go here and sign up. Jeff Watters will kick your butt and you'll pay him for it, but you'll thank him when all is said and done. See you at a Bump n Run, Flirt with Dirt, 5K, 10K, or an Adventure Race, soon.

MENTIONING: The best CD I heard last week ...Gavid DeGraw's Gavin DeGraw. Is he big among teenage and college girls? I don't know ...but his CD is bluesy, the guitar is grinding, and his lyrics and vocals are passionate. Very, very good. The best DVD I watched last week ...Moonlighting Season 1 & 2. I'll recap it on spunkybean this week. It was a really fun walk down memory lane. The best movie I saw? The best book I read? No time. Maybe I'll get to reading a book this week. Maybe.

MEATING: As in, eating meat. It was Father's Day and as a father, I ate a big steak. Yum.

7 comments:

KWass said...

As the friend who suckered Don into helping me move, I should mention my sincere thanks and gratitude for his help. If it wasn't for him, I'd probably still be out there.

As for Project Washboard, the boy looks good. I couldn't see him when we were moving furniture - I just assumed he was still there. In related news, Project Fat Bastard is an enormous succcess for me.

KWass

Darrin Wassom said...

As the brother of the friend that Don helped move, I must also extend my hearty thanks. I did not lift a finger and for that I will always be thankful. Keep up the good work, Don!!

Awesome news about Kathy. Chicago marathon in the future?? That would be cool!

Don said...

The way Kathy is going, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she graduates onto 10Ks, half-marathons, and then a marathon. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

Kevin said...

As the person whom Don met with for the screenplay, I would like to say that he forgot to mention how young and handsome I am.

Myndi said...

I love Gavin. He f-in' ROCKS!!

Kevin--you cracked me up with your Project Fat Bastard comment.

EJ said...

As a guy who sometime gets e-mail from Don... Aw, hell. I got nothing.

Darrin Wassom said...

This is one of the funniest comment threads I've had the pleasure of participating in....