Feeling a bit frisky this morning (no, not that – get your head out of the gutter), my wife and I went to the driving range where we each hit a large bucket of balls. I’ve got some bad news: my golf game is not improving. But it also really winded me and I’m still short of breath 6 hours later. So to be smart and pace myself, tomorrow I’m playing in a 1 1/2 hour softball game followed by 18 holes of golf at Sycuan. Hey, nobody ever accused me of being smart. And I certainly hope I will not be hitting as many balls as I did today. Before we left this morning, while slathering on the sunblock, I said that I was doing so to keep from getting cancer. Don’t think Kim appreciated the dark humor. Now that I think about it, it was pretty lame.
But as for the softball game, I better stick to hitting singles as extra bases will definitely be a cause for concern. Unfortunately, I play in an over-50 league where a single can occasionally turn into a double or triple. Not on the order of Bad News Bears, but…Here’s hoping the team we play against has some stellar defense, not so much they win, but enough to keep my hits, if I get any, to singles.
If any of you were in the LA area in the 60’s and early 70’s (many of you weren’t even born) you certainly remember the horrible smog days we had back then. That’s kind of how my breathing feels – like the worst smog day ever where you can only suck in about 40% of your air without triggering a coughing attack. I’ll really be glad when some treatment starts so we feel like something is being done to whittle these buggers down to size. And then knock them into oblivion.
Having some good friends over for leftover enchiladas that another friend made for us last night. A ginormous pan-full – we hardly made a dent. And since I have not heard any contra-indicators between cancer and alcohol, that will be part of my treatment regimen until I’m told otherwise.
Thanks once more for everyone’s notes of concern and positive vibes. I know we will clobber this thing but it wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support I have throughout the San Diego community and friends and family outside the area. I really appreciate it!
Business as (almost) usual. Day at a time.