Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 21 @ 1:25pm
I kinda overdid it yesterday. i felt ok, but not great. i felt ok enough to venture out. megan drove me to the chiropractor; the adjustment helped a lot as my neck has been bothering me from doing nothing but laying on the couch for the last couple weeks. after the chiropractor it was back to the house.

a few hours later megan drove us to a coffee shop where we met a friend. i sat there for about an hour or so after which we went home. that activity was way too much. i felt like crap. i ended up laying on the couch the rest of the night while we watched season 3 of dexter. i really love that show.

today i still feel really run down. it is beautiful outside and megan is mowing the yard and mulching the leaves. i really want to be out there with her, helping. she won't let me do anything that isn't sedentary and i can't blame her. she says i need my rest. instead of being outside, i've been laying on the couch with the laptop writing recipes for thanksgiving all day.

tonight we are supposed to go to a friends house for our group of friends' annual thanksgiving dinner party. we are taking this really awesome sweet potato, butternut squash and apple casserole with a pecan crumb topping — it's really delicious. we're gonna try to go just long enough to see everybody and get some food. hopefully my body will be able to handle sitting quietly with friends and eating.

i did manage to make it outside today for a couple minutes. literally, no more than 120 seconds. maybe 127. while i was out there i snapped this picture. the sun was warm at my back. it felt nice. the smell of freshly cut grass, crushed leaves and gasoline fumes was in the air — i love that smell. the dogs were running around the yard, happily chasing each other. megan was refilling the tank of the weed-eater so she could finish the last yard wrangling of the year before the winter hits. i gotta say, i love that look of the last cut: perfectly manicured grass with a couple stray bright orange and deep red leaves tumbling about in the wind. most of those leaves have fallen from the trees in our yard. it is fall, but it will be winter soon.

this one's for you, @mOtke.


stanislaw says:
i read it. and i loved it.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 1:27pm -
jnonfiction says:
I saw it. I Kinged it.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 1:35pm -
blackbeard says:
you green up my life!
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 1:42pm -
aaron itchyface says:
"shoot the j"
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:04pm -
Matty O says:
you may ship any leftovers to me. thank you.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:06pm -
pcain says:
keep resting... no need to push yourself to far to soon
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:18pm -
mackle says:
Epic caption FTW. @scrivener would be proud.

Sucks about the situation tho... i am sure that is beyond frustrating.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:28pm -
benfrank says:
thanks, @mackle. i appreciate it.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:29pm -
tedford says:
well captioned. that dish you guys are making sounds fantastic. i finally got around to checking out your food blog. four words: Chocolate Guinness Bacon cup­cakes. i must have them. must.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 2:32pm -
Bishop says:
Dunk it...
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 3:04pm -
miguelito says:
you didn't have to try too hard to do today's theme, did ya?
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 4:05pm -
benfrank says:
@miguelito with the way i feel i had to try pretty hard.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 4:18pm -
Matty O says:
I've been trying to capture a flare for too long now. I appreciate the notice.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 5:32pm -
ThatGuy says:
love the caption. Hope you're better soon.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 6:03pm -
western dave says:
just put the bow tie back on. jazz it up.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 7:07pm -
Scrivener says:
Dude, that sucks. I hate that feeling when you've been sick for a while and can't stand the thought of sitting around doing nothing anymore but your body really won't let you get up and do anything. But take care of yourself.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 9:38pm -
Barefoot says:
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 12:54am -
Corey says:
Man - I know it sucks, but if it helps, you're not alone. Two guys at the office have been fighting the funk for over two weeks. Hope yours passes soon.
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 8:32am -
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