* After my next run, I will have "graduated" from the Couch-to-5K program, which really just means that I'll continue to run and try to increase my speed/endurance. But, dudes, I never, ever thought I would become a runner. Never, ever. But here I am, running 30 minutes at a time and not dying. In fact, after the obligatory first few minutes of trying to convince myself that I don't feel well enough to run and the obligatory last few minutes of thinking I'd really like to sit down, I've achieve that runners qvell over. I feel...good. All of the stuff that's been bugging me, like the asshats who write in to the local paper, just goes away. Amazing.
For the locals, I'm planning to do the Jill E. Mattice Memorial Run on June 11. Anyone want to join me?
* Our next door neighbor, who is otherwise delightful, is convinced there is a big mean possum living under our back deck. I'm willing to play along, even though I don't believe in this possum, and we've had a human trap in the backyard for a few days. We've caught a raccoon, who just looked with us as if saying, "really? Again with the cage?" No possum, tho. The downside is that we've had to keep Barney, the mighty hunter inside. We caved this morning and let him out. How long until I have to free him from the trap, you reckon?
* I'll be making a quick trip into NYC this weekend for mostly work-related reasons. I've had the biggest craving for dumplings and/or potstickers. Any lunch recommendations?
* Lastly, a gratuitous cat picture:
It's a shame he's so uncomfortable.