Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Day Late, A Dollar Short

Gauging from yesterday's comments, you thought I was in an exceptionally foul mood. Perhaps I was. And perhaps that's because I hadn't run since my date with intervals last week.

In honor of those faux Irish revelers, my boss decided to let us go home an hour early. [Drunkard's note: There's probably an ironic joke to make here.] The blue skies and warmer temperature begged me to join them.

I only had time for a three-miler, but it was enough. I suited up in my gray shorts, blue and white short sleeve tech shirt, Brooks Adrenaline 8 (no socks) and sunglasses and I hit the road. I felt fast. I felt hot. I felt good.

I spent the evening with the best company I know. And I drank some very good beer. It was not Irish. Nor was it green.

The Day Late, Dollar Short Part
One more thing about yesterday's so-called holiday. This Frazz hits the mark:

If you're having trouble reading this, you're blind.
Click on the image for a bigger version.

16 comments:

tfh said...

No socks? How do you keep your shoes from stinking? Or does the consumption of large quantities of beer somehow keep your feet smelling like roses?

Marcy said...

I'm going to go ahead and take Jess' comment from back in the day "You have your period, hon?" Got some Midol for that! :P ;-)

Vava said...

No socks? That's just wrong. Respect your shoes, even if you can't respect your feet!

Carolina John said...

haha, that's a good one.

Sun Runner said...

Dude, I saw that Frazz strip in yesterday's A2 Snooze and had the same thought. And I was going to post it on MY blog but you beat me to it. Jerk.

Spike said...

no socks, did you finish your run and have Natural Lite Ice?

X-Country2 said...

Any holiday (real or made up) that gets me out of work early is a-ok by me. Thank you Irish people!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Cartoon is oh so true!

I would tease you about the no sock thing, but I'm too busy wondering who Vanilla is going to give his man card to after stating he had 6 pairs of shoes in his running rotation.

Jess said...

That cartoon does sum in up pretty perfectly.

How is it that you run without socks. Don't either your feet sweat like crazy or you get insane blisters?

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Sadly, there is Harp.

"Sadly" in the sense that it is light enough to be dyed green.

But then there's this: Mmmmmm ... Harrrrrrrrp

Because I cut Harp the kind of slack I don't cut other pissy beers because it's Irish and so I consider it "pasty" instead of pissy.

But there's not much more to it than there is to other mass-produced 4.5 ABV lagers.

Ms. V. said...

I like how you come back to make nice.

MCM Mama said...

Glad you got a nice run and some good beer. I actually drank a green beer for the first time in YEARS. The microbrewery we visited this weekend had dyed their pilsner green. I don't like most pilsners and I can't endorse green beer, but at least it was a free tasting...

joyRuN said...

I spent the evening with the best company I know

Were you by yourself?

If not, awww... so sweet!

One of the runners I see all the time told me he never runs with socks. No blisters either. Only blisters he ever got was when he wore running socks that someone gave him for Christmas.

nwgdc said...

Yep, I had some green beer yesterday. I'd like to blame it on my wife, but she actually ridiculed me on your behalf when seeing it. It won't happen again, Viper. I promise.

nwgdc said...

ps...is it any consolation that the beer I dyed was Harp beer, per Glaven's comment?

Roisin said...

That cartoon says it all. For the record, my drink talley yesterday was 4 Jamesons, 3 Margaritas, 2 Magners, and 1 Miller Lite. I can't explain the margaritas or the Miller.