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A Day at the Park

During the weekend before last, my nephew Bubba had a flag football game (which his team won, of course).  I joined the family out in a park in Mt. Juliet for the festivities.   I was sporting my now infamous hot-red sweatpants after having gone to the gym that morning.   I got to be out in the sun a little (which I never do), knit, and take some fun photos.

Here is evidence of the fun that ensued .  .  .

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Doing Something: Becoming a (Not-So-Evil) Genius!

On Man of the Couch

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One of my goals with my projects is to spend less time in front of the television. This is much harder than it seems. That magical box calls to me like the Sirens in the Odyssey. It wouldn't so bad if I was watching shows like NOVA, the News, Documentaries, PBS, and really all the other boring stuff. Unfortunately, I watch TV to actually be entertained so it's mostly brain mushing, mindless (yet hilarious) television. Apparently, being able to reference Seinfeld episodes in any situation isn't very helpful during intelligent conversations, though, so I'm trying to cut back.

The only thing that I can do to quiet the call is to figure out other things to fill my time. Preferably productive things that will actually better me as a human being (so practicing for my Minute to Win It audition is out). One of those productive things I'm hoping to trade TV in for is reading. Here's my challenge to myself, and to you:

Read 2 books every month: one fiction, one non-fiction.

Here are the books I already have on my list to start working my way through:

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