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A Rough Start to Year 42

April 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The twelve days since my birthday have rough.

Gray Times

I caught strep on that happy day, and needed pretty much a full week to recover – even after taking two sick days (my first in almost a decade). I fell way behind on some urgent work while out of the office, and needed a solid week to catch up. Thanks in part to that illness, my first real bike ride in quite a while – a night ride with the guys earlier this week – was an unpleasant ordeal. And then yesterday, the grandma cat started throwing up and crapping all over. Turns out, she was horrendously constipated, and the vet needed quite a bit of money to get her cleaned out. (I hope I never hear the words "fecal balls" again.) The cost was worth it, but the black humor of a literally shitty end to the week isn’t lost on me.

Sunday will be two weeks since my birthday. I’m hitting the reset button on year #42 then.

Tags: 365 for 2014 · miscellany · narcissism · spring

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob Hardy // Apr 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Our old dog marks every festive occasion (for example, Clara walking in the front door) by going into her a celebratory squat and shitting on the floor. For extra special occasions, she also steps in it and tracks it through the house.

    This gives me an idea for your 43rd birthday gift…

  • 2 Bad Rides // May 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

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