February 12, 2010

Winter Blahs.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:08 pm

This morning, I had a most unsatisfying groundpound. There is simply no way to get into the “zone” if you have to keep your eyes directed to the six-feet of pavement in front of your feet in order to be able to see potential hip-breaking patches of ice. I’m tired of “layering up” before the groundpound and having to carry a paper towel in my pocket for the inevitable runny nose. I hate using lip balm. I’m tired of the freezing wind stinging my face.

I’m ready for some spring. In that regard, last week, the Usual Suspects booked the airline tickets for this year’s May assault on the Sunshine State, where I avoid going anywhere near fresh water unless it’s in the pool or comes from the tap. It’s a gator thing. And, yes. Our place is on the second floor. I don’t believe that gators can climb stairs. Did I mention that I’m scared shitless of alligators? I believe I have.

Excuse me while I pour myself another taste of Russell’s Reserve Ten-Year Old Bourbon.

Farookin’ winter. Feh!


  1. Three words: Yaktrax. Red Stag.

    My work is done.

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — February 12, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  2. I’m only telling you this because I like you… ‘gators are quite able to climb stairs. Might be a tad slow at it, but it’s been done. Sorry. However, I don’t think they’ve mastered elevators yet.

    Comment by Jean — February 12, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

  3. Jimbo, you gotta’ have Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Nothing smoother in the world, best clean and straight! Made right down the road from me, but available everywhere! Since I to am farookin’ freezing, with every joint in my body aching, I’m gonna’ go partake now, thank you!

    Comment by Julie — February 12, 2010 @ 11:25 pm

  4. Dang. If you ever did East Coast, I’d so come get you and we’d do a little tour of the ‘hood. We have gators sunning on golf courses, in back yards, stopping my car as I drive as they’re blocking the road… Oh wait. I’ve called you on my cell phone when that’s happened. My boys still refer to you as ‘the man in NJ who hates gators’. 🙂

    Comment by Bou — February 12, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

  5. They’re like land sharks, only ruder.

    Comment by Laura — February 13, 2010 @ 7:28 am

  6. But, but …

    El Capitan has quite a lovely pic of you with… well you’ll just have to check it out. 😉

    As for lip balm – it isn’t enough – just apply Vaseline works better, lasts for the entire walk. And do get some Yaxtrax if you’re walking on ice. heh.

    Comment by Teresa — February 17, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

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