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MIA ham...

When Robert came on AIM this morning, I told him that my ham was missing. "Oh, it'll turn up, I'm sure," he said. "Until then, it's MIA ham." I thought this was both hysterical and amazing. Hysterical just because it's very, very punny, which I love, and amazing because two gay guys actually know who Mia Hamm is, and can use her name as a pun in a sentence. Go us!

I made my transportation reservation on the South Tahoe Express to get me to and from the airport and the ski resort. I'm on the noon shuttle going out on Wednesday, and on the 8:30PM shuttle returning to the airport Sunday evening. My skis should be ready tomorrow at Alpine. So far, everything's a go.

I had the chicken salad on melba toast for lunch. Delish! I also had a salad with it. For snacks today, I have an orange, some yogurt, and a bag of carrots to munch on. Woohoo.

After work, I finished up the last review of our ENG 508 group test plan. I'm pretty pleased with it. I hope the others are.

I wasn't going to eat dinner tonight, because I was just feeling blah, but my stomach growled and I thought, Better give it what it wants so it doesn't go into starvation mode, and stop burning calories. Another reason I wasn't too thrilled about eating was that I'm in this stage in this cold that I can hardly taste anything.

So, I killed two birds with one stone, so to speak, and ate one of my least favorite entrees. That way, I would feed my body, but not miss the taste.

I was in bed by 9:00, and read a 16-page article called, "Beginner's Guide to Corporate Blogging," in anticipation of a conversation with the Beth, the NutriSystem electronic newsletter editor.

OH: NEWSFLASH! Ms.(-ing) Ham is no longer AWOL. Bless my mess. It was on the shelf in my pantry the whole time.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 19th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
Lean Eggs & Hamm
Hi John, this is Mark.
(WARNING: I'm trying to post from a Mac using Safari, and the interface isn't displaying any of the field headings on the input form. I'm assuming this is the main text area. Who knew blogging could be such an adventure?)
It's funny but your latest blog entry, along with your last post in mine, conjurred up several ideas I thought I'd get off my chest.
Your point about the euphemisms for "death" & "dying" is well received. My wife Mary reads the obits ritually, and being a confirmed atheist, she is rather amused by the "genre." I read aloud your last post and she rememberd several of the examples you illustrated.
My mother-in-law is also quite a character. She made Mary promise that when she dies, Mary clearly state in her obit that her mother "went staright to hell." I guess you could say we're not big on euphemism in this family.
I apologise for the HTML parser. Initially, it pissed me off too but I have learned to lower my expectations.
We are partial to the obit written for our friend Dave ( I like that it celebrates the life and spirit of the man we knew. We should all have such uplifting obits.
One final note: You and your partner should take your stand-up routine on the road! I used to work with Mia Hamm and I've interviewed her several times. She is the most genuine athlete I've had the pleasure of being around.
Feb. 19th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Lean Eggs & Hamm
LOL, Mark. Glad you had such fun with my posting. I love your mother-in-law! You may have read in a previous link to my obit, that I, too, am going the direct route. I'm being cremated, and my obit is starting off with, "On, <date>, John Martin was burnt to a crisp." [Good job on posting from a MAC!]
Feb. 19th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Lean Eggs & Hamm
John, if you think my mother-in-law is a hoot, you should meet the rest of my wife's family. They all hail from Savannah, GA. And if you've read Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil you can just imagine the stories.
Here's just a tidbit:
Aunt Margaret became a nun when she turned 17. She later left the order to marry a monk. She and uncle Anselm became atheists and built a wonderful round house in a beautifully wooded lot in Decatur, GA, just outside of Hot'lanta. Uncle Anselm was, among many things, a very talented stained glass artist and noted amateur ornithologist. The family is not too distantly related to Flannery O'Connor. That should really tell you something.
Feb. 21st, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Lean Eggs & Hamm
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil: required viewing in Gay 101, or was that in Finishing School? I've read the spin-off from that book, too, by the Lady Chablis: Hiding My Candy.
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