Those are my Deep Thoughts for today, and you can do with them what you wish.
Yes, it was one of those days. It started with a 3 mile run, included some work related stress, and ended with a shopping spree.
Of course, it’s not really over yet. I’ve got a blog post to write, but no more Deep Thoughts left in my aching head.
Luckily, I have the uncanny ability to make things up as I go along, and I had the good sense to take some photos at the store.
Just add wit, and you have one of my blog posts! It really is that simple!
Luckily, it was 10 degrees warmer this morning than it has been all week, so the run ended three miles later with lots of sweat, and that big, handsome smile.
I still wasn’t feeling great, but my Runner’s High made me feel like I could do anything, which apparently included going to work.
So let’s fast forward to 5:00.
I was on a mission. Not from God, but from another higher power.
We’re having our Goodbye, Summer barbecue at work tomorrow, and someone had to go buy the meat. Since I fancy myself to be something of the Morale Officer, and not simply because I drew the short straw, I took it upon myself to do the shopping.
The Meat Man Philosopher. At your service.
And I didn’t skimp. Not with all that Sunshine Fun cash burning a hole in my toga. Those are Nathan’s franks and Hebrew National dogs in the cart. I also picked up a pack of the red hot dogs a coworker requested.
The burgers looked expensive, so I grabbed a couple of boxes.
Lunch for 45 you say? Not problem.
This photo depicts a necessary evil. I was told to get veggie burgers. Just in case.
Just in case of what?
I’m a little uneasy about who or what might be attending this shindig if veggie burgers need to be on the menu.
We always forget beverages, so I made sure that some Snapple found its way into the cart. No one ever brings my favorite drink to these work fiestas, so I had to change that.
And who doesn’t love fruit punch? That giant bottle was way cheaper than the boxes of sugar for sale. Plus, it contains more sugar than the boxed sugar…
Humpty Dumpty chips are wicked awesome, Modern Philosophers!
And why is that baby smiling at me? Is he judging me? Does he know I plan to eat many red hot dogs tomorrow?
After all, Friday is my day off from running…
Any other guys get anxious when it comes time to buy condiments? Doesn’t it feel like everyone in the story stops to stare at you? Doesn’t it seem like they’re judging you? You make sure to buy the magnum condiments just to impress the lady shoppers, right?
As anxious as buying condiments makes me, I’m well aware that safe eating is important.
I’m really not sure why she won’t give me any cookies. I mean, I thought we were buddies.
I just wanted her to see that I had to go pick up a random donut rather than enjoy a homemade dessert from a friend.
Good thing I bought those condiments!
Cheeseburgers without cheese are almost as exciting as veggie burgers.
Don’t worry, Doreen, there’s plenty of change!
We can’t let the vegetarians win, so I’ll do my best not to forget the meat and its associates.
Of course, I can’t guarantee I won’t eat all of it tonight. It was a rough day, and it’s been a very long time since I turned to food for comfort.
Tonight could be that night! Better put out my XL toga for work tomorrow. Just in case…