Just for fun, a few random things for a random Tuesday in this shiny new month.
1- Ax throwing is fun.
Have you heard of the trendy new ax-throwing bars? New, at least, for all of us non-lumberjacks. I want to know who thought of this: amateurs flinging sharpened metal objects across a room, and having a couple of beers while they do so. I mean, what could go wrong with that? (Ha ha!)
Actually, it’s a lot of fun! Ken celebrated his 50th birthday last month and when I asked what he wanted to do for it, he said a date night that included ax-throwing. So we went, and had a blast. I even WON a round, and got quite a few bulls-eyes. There’s even a league — like bowling, but with axes!
2- People need to pick up their trash.
I mean, we all KNOW that, but any time we make a specific point of going to do a bit of beach clean-up, we are reminded anew. Recently we helped do a “flash sweep,” which is a great little idea our local Beach Preservation Society started this year. A group of people gather at a spot on the beach, and spend just 5 minutes picking up all the trash they can find. Then we categorize and count it all to keep a record of just how much trash we find.
At this flash sweep, we found 228 cigarette butts, 54 food wrappers, an Invisalign-type retainer, and a whole lot more trash. Yuck.
3- My kids had never eaten funnel cake.
Last weekend the kids and I were strolling the Labor Day weekend Craft Festival when I saw a booth selling funnel cakes. Clearly, a deep-fried pile of dough covered in powered sugar isn’t health food, but I have happy childhood memories of fairs and festivals involving funnel cake. I realized my youngest two had never eaten funnel cake so we remedied that situation then and there. I think half the fun is trying to pull it apart without burning your fingers on that fresh-from-the-fryer delight.
4- Watching a hurricane is like…
… waiting to see if a drunk, rabid Tasmanian devil will:
A) pass out, sleep it off, and leave everybody alone; or
B) come at you all riled up and on a completely unpredictable path.
For extra fun, we’ve got a little roof leak that isn’t scheduled to be fixed for a few more weeks so that could get fun even if all we get from Dorian is rain.
5- I’ve got a new newsletter.
I’ve created a brand new newsletter for my fitness site subscribers. The first edition goes out this week!
Expect healthy recipes, workouts you can do at home with little to no equipment, updates on new articles from my site, plus quick tips on a variety of fitness and healthy living topics for people who have actual REAL lives with kids and jobs and such. It’ll go out twice a month.
So if you’re interested in living healthy and strong, I invite you to subscribe.
Have a happy Tuesday — and go sleep it off somewhere, Hurricane Dorian!
Wife, mama, homeschooler, dog-wrangler. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and strength coach. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.