AA meeting: I go to my usual Monday night meeting. The guy behind me is drunk. Very drunk. Or on pills. After the meeting, he is sitting in his car, his head on the steering wheel. A few of us go to see if he’s okay. He says, “I’m fine, just ashamed.” He lived a mile or so away, but I really felt in my gut that he needed some assistance. We didn’t call the police to get him help. He drove across the median. No one was hurt. This time. Thoughts?
Summer School: Warning, long run-on sentence ahead: How do students get to be Juniors and Seniors in California without knowing about abolitionists, women voting and John F Kennedy… the moon, the cold war, how significant the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team win was in terms of our history with the Russians…? How is it that we have raised socially absent teens?
I love YouTube: Today in class, I was reminding them of MLK Jr.’s speech where he keeps saying, “How long?” and the answer is “Not long”. I googled into my iPhone, MLK Jr, not long speech, and there it was. Beautiful, and right at our fingertips. Too bad YouTube is blocked from most school sites as being “dangerous”. I’ll tell you what’s dangerous: ignorance. ignorance. ignorance.
AARP: HELLO? I received my AARP card in the mail. I’m 49. 49 49 49 49 49 49 Do they know who they’re dealing with? On the other hand, I can’t wait to be 50, so I can compete against 59 year olds in any runs!
Tempo Running: Today, we did 2.5 miles of tempo, at 9:40 pace. I’m pretty happy with that. Our town has repaved the roads, so we are able to run right in the middle, and play Frogger with the cars. New shoes, the Asics GT2130, PINK! Oh, and these people were questioning my need for new shoes, with only 197 miles on them. At the running store, I’m told that *BIGGER GIRLS ARE HARDER ON THEIR SHOES*. Uh, thanks for that.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Great afternoon snack.
Free Falling, Tom Petty
If you want to be happy, by Jimmy Soul
Flavor of the Week, by American Hi-Fi
(post title from Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Elton John)