Friday, October 2, 2009

Flashback Friday: Pre-Race Omen

Last Friday was the day of the Akron Marathon race expo, where I nabbed some nifty knickknacks. I took a half day off work because that night I was inexplicably going to a high school football game and otherwise would have been strapped for time.

During half time of the game, the visiting team's marching band played a mix of tunes that apparently high schoolers only recognize from something called "Guitar Hero."

The band started strong with a Bon Jovi medley of "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Living on a Prayer." (I'm ignoring the very recognizable, post-Bad Medicine song they mixed in because give me a break that's not Bon Jovi.)

They played some newfangled rock and roll song I didn't recognize. And then they played a certain Journey song, which I took it as a good sign at the time. But looking back, maybe the uneven rendition of the song was an omen to my pacing.

The home team's band was way more entertaining.

Just Asking
Did someone run over Vanilla with a slow-moving vehicle? Seriously, where has that guy been?

Back Talk
Wherein we find joy in anatomy.

Meg Runs, much like everyone else, finds happiness in my blog: "So happy I don't have to worry about shrinking scrotums."

Answer: Expanding scrotums can be just as bad. You could trip!

Happy Hour is almost upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend and good luck to those of you with races. Run well and drink well. Cheers!


B.o.B. said...

Expanding and shrinking body parts are just odd. What are we grow worms?


X-Country2 said...

Journey will always and forever be LC and Stephen driving through the SoCal hills on Laguna Beach.

Jess said...

I was wondering the same thing about Vanilla. Well not the hit with the slow moving vehicle part.

Nitmos said...

An evening with Bon Jovi? Was this band looking to be booed?

I'm so happy that you have forever linked "Vanilla" and "shrinking scrotums" on future internet searches. Saves me the trouble.

nwgdc said...

You gotta love high school pep bands! but seriously, my Alma mater is really good. No, seriously.
Thanks for the good vibes. I hope to not disappoint.