Happy Birthday to two people today! Actually, Joisey Ken had a baby girl on Wednesday at 10:30 in the a.m., so happy birthday to her (unnamed at this point)!! Happy Birthday, on Thursday, to Kleveland Kim!!**
Today my legs and ass were still sore from my core class on Monday and I had another core class to go to today! Fortunately I was able to get to the gym early enough to get 25 minutes in on the eliptical machine and warm up my lower body a bit. It seemed to help, but the core class was really tough.
While at the gym, in the locker room, I heard someone call "Hey Joe." As I often I do, I ignored the caller as Joe is a fairly common name and half the time they are really saying "No"or "Go" or something else that I didn't hear right. This time however, it actually was "Joe" and it was somebody that I knew! Now I've been going to my gym for......shit...I don't know...6 years?? I don't know any guy by name that works out there. Not one. Unfortunately, one knows me.
This guy and I were in martial arts school together and were both brown belts at the same time. His wife, Vicki, whom I actually DO remember, was also at the school and apparently at the gym tonight though I missed her. This guy is actually a nice guy and I really WANT to remember his name.
So when I got home, I went back into my electronic, password encrypted journal, to see if I made reference to him and or Vicki. Unfortunately I wasn't writing every day back then (hence my blog) so I couldn't find anything on him.
But I did find a treasure trove of interesting shit that I wrote 6-8 years ago. Good stuff that I sort of remembered or mis-remembered. And that goes back to why I wanted to have a blog in the first place: my memory is for shit and as you change, your perspective will change regarding the events that occurred. I even wrote some "Editor's Update" into my own journal (maybe it should have been an "Author Update") regarding some of the stories. Good stuff.
Things I'm grateful for:
#119 my martial arts training. Don't mess wid me homey.
#120 having started an electronic journal when I did.....though it would have been nice to have had it started even earlier.
#121 my medical insurance...especially this year. Unfortunately, I'm racking up the bills!
**(When are we getting together for dinner?? Tell Greg to get his ass in gear!)