WifeGeeding and the kids vacated the premises and my high school and college friends stayed the night so we could honor our late friend by selecting a scholarship recipient. Along with that, we feasted, did an escape room experience, watch a lot of sports, and acted like we were twenty. Good times.
On Friday, I posted a picture of the tee-ball field I made BoyGeeding, and in that picture home base is backward. Yup, I should have known better. However, even when I do place it where it is facing correctly, BoyGeeding will turn it around because he prefers Mike Schmidt’s signature on the plate, to be facing him as he stands behind the plate.
While working on my latest DIY project on Sunday, I was using my newly purchased drill press. However, that darn thing didn’t come with a drill chuck which was supposed to be included and the store was already closed. While trying to make due and get the bit as tight as I could, I almost stuck a screwdriver through my hand. While it didn’t go all the way through, there was a decent amount of blood and I look like I was almost crucified. And yes, I know crucifixions were actually through the wrists.
I loath going jeans shopping, but I’ve been putting it off for a while. For one, it can be humbling for us chubby folks, two, it’s hard to find the right fit/comfort and style, and three, it’s one of those long term commitment purchases (at least for me). However, I’ve lost some weight and my jeans are too baggy, and too many times I’ve bought something smaller and only grew into the old pair again, so I’ve been hesitant on this new purchase because I didn’t want to “jinx” things. The pair of jeans I’m replacing has a 40-inch waist, but my new pair is a 34-inch waist, which is just a tiny bit snug, but the next size up was just too loose. I haven’t bought that size waist in a pair of pants or jeans this century, so it was a bit of a surreal experience. Granted, I know not all waist sizes are the same when you compare brands, but I did buy the same brand and style.
A challenge for me when blogging is that I like to share personal experiences because it’s a bit therapeutic and I think it helps others connect and relate. However, my fear is the perception of my doing so is a way to gain sympathy or to boast, and that certainly isn’t the intention.
I didn’t find President Obama’s video at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner all that funny until former Speaker John Boehner made his appearance. My favorite of all these videos was Clinton’s last where it shows him doing chores around the White House, riding a bike inside, playing Battleship with the Joint Chiefs, and chasing a car Hillary was riding in to deliver her a sack lunch. Go ahead and hate the man all you want, but the skit was funny.
Random Correspondents’ Dinner fact, Richard Pryor hosted the last year of LBJ’s presidency.
Until reading this article about Malia Obama’s college choice, I had no idea Harvard encouraged taking a year off after high school graduation and that she was born on July 4, “Harvard encourages admitted students to defer for one year to travel, pursue a special project or activity, work, or spend time in another meaningful way. The student must not enroll in a program at another college that would grant that student a degree.“