Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year's Resolution Possibilities

I need help choosing:

A: Mechanically read Ulysses by James Joyce.

B: Read and appreciate Ulysses by James Joyce.

C: Run the ING New York City Marathon to raise money for Autism Speaks.

D: Run the Bryan-College Station Marathon, don't raise money for Autism Speaks, and let my sister pay my entry fee.

I'm leaning towards option D.

12 comments:

carl duewall said...

Let me know if you come to BCS.

carl duewall said...

Let me know if you come to BCS.

Martijn said...

Or a combination of B and C and have your Ulysses reading sponsored. It's the ING Ulysses Readingathon -on -on -on!!!

But you were the guy making me aware one should not speak out on NY Resolutions, because it is making one less likely to succeede.

Hey Dave!

Anonymous said...

BCS in December looks pretty likely, barring some training injury. Jan an I were also bouncing around the idea of running the Hottest Half this August in Dallas. I'll definitely give you a heads-up if I can get down your direction. Cheers, Carl!

~Dave

Anonymous said...

Jen and I

Anonymous said...

These resolution possibilities are all utterly achievable, barring some stress fracture or dual cataract. Impossible would be something like:

"Do kickflip in a leisure suit."

Even considering my substantial lack of athleticism, doing a kickflip someday doesn't seem completely beyond reach, but it will not have any timelines placed on it, thank you! It seemed so easy once I figured it out, but damned if it didn't take three years from my first attempt before I finally did a hand roll in my kayak. I figure doing my first kickflip will take about that long except with many more bruises along the way. I'm certainly not going to resolve to do it by any certain date, though!

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/tipsandtricks.html?video=TRICK03

Thanks for stopping by!

Jen T said...

I have never quite been able to grasp the concept of running to raise money for autism (or cancer, or whatever). Running for a cause just means asking people to give to the cause, right? And hoping they are more likely to give to the cause because they are thinking of how hard you are training for the cause-benefiting marathon? If I'm wrong, I'm willing to be set right--please educate me!

So, I vote for D. If we have any leftover funds after paying for our entry fees, we'd be happy to contribute some of them to Autism Speaks.

Jen T said...

Oh, and when I read you had selected the B-CS marathon, I was thinking, "zillions of perfectly flat marathons in Houston, and you just had to go pick one with hills!" But the website says it's flat--I wonder if they really mean it!! Running around A&M would be great fun (unless of course my A&M dissertation has stalled out, in which case it will be totally miserable because I'll be hanging my head in shame the whole race.)

Anonymous said...

Jen, my post contains an obscure subtext which I would not expect you to be familiar with. Suffice it to say that I will NOT be raising money for Autism Speaks. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge maybe, but not Autism Speaks. Thanks, though. I was thinking of the B-CS race mainly because it's in December so I will have the whole year to train. That and it isn't in Houston. Driving through there, I remember shallow hills, grass, reasonable population density, and no smog. Plus I want to wear my Razorbacks "Welcome to the SEC" shirt.

You rock, Jen!

~Dave

Anonymous said...

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red dirt girl said...

Ummm .... a little belated, but I thought I should send this your way, as it truly belongs on your blog and not mine:

" To suggest my efforts need to be buried in a graveyard is ....... just rude! Go on - let's see what YOU did for Dave's birthday ...

rdg
xxx

December 31, 2011 10:41 PM

soubriquet said...

I danced.
Meaningfully and movingly, in an allegory of a man freed from mowing by the god of the swift river, gradually, he rises, from his paddle-wielding crouch, with small tentative steps he starts, wobbles, kicks, balances, arms outstretched, falls, rises...

Until at last, he glides. leaps, ollies.

There was no applause.
Just a few quiet mutterings of 'Yeah', or 'wha?'... As I left the room, I careened off all four walls, my imaginary wheels smashed the chandelier.
Then I was taken to the e.r., my work done.

Happy belated birthday, Dave!
January 4, 2012 2:49 PM


red dirt girl said...

Soubry ~ What can I throw at a skateboarding dancer? If you had a pic to go with it, that would have been even cooler! Here's hoping Dave will get the message, belated though it is.

xxx"

January 4, 2012 9:08 PM


I'd opt for D (only a few hours drive from my home!) I've always thought Joyce was overrated ...!

xxx

red dirt girl said...

So ... what's new with you, Dave? Me, I'm just sliding down into my winter's blues ... know any good jokes?

xxx