April 17, 2017
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Ah, today is the first day of my daughter’s middle school track practice. Of course, we live in Seattle and it is raining. Oh boy, nothing like being wet and miserable for track practice.
Our family isn’t much for running. My brother completed at the high school date level but he is the only runner in the family. I’m always surprised when my kids went out and joined the track team. It’s a no cut sport so they make the team no matter what.
My daughter has stated she doesn’t like to run, however, she is joining the track team as a show of support for her friend. Kudos to her!
The other nice thing she said: we don’t have to go to any of the track meets! Yes!!!! It is truly an awesome thing to tell your lazy father (little old me) that he isn’t required to go to any track meets. Yippee!
Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a watching my kids compete in their various sports….as long as it is sunny outside and I’m comfortable. And I don’t mind being in a pleasant indoor, heated arena. You know, sports like volleyball, swimming, basketball.
With my daughter saying I don’t have to attend her track meets, it really means I don’t have to be out in the rain, in the wind, or in the typical miserable spring weather we have in the Puget Sound area. It also mean I avoid sitting on an uncomfortable outdoor metal bench and watch my daughter run in the forementioned miserable weather. Instead, I can sit on my big butt on the couch and watch afternoon talk shows and order a pizza via my smartphone. Heck, I might even have a hot cocoa and flip on my gas fireplace while I stare out my living room, watching the rain pour or drizzle down.
Thanks again daughter for giving me a get out of track jail free card! I will truly enjoy staying home and not watching you not run.
January 25, 2017
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It has been brought to my attention that my blog of worthless advice may have offended some of you. Now, with my blog having a readership of two readers, it is hard to know where to take this blog. There is a lot of pressure to keep the blog interesting for my two readers.
Growing your blog readership isn’t easy for a blog that has the words “worthless advice” in the title. I think I’ve narrowed my target audience to a fairly small niche: people who like worthless advice. Is there a huge market out there for worthless advice? Well, obliviously not since I have only two readers.
My advice isn’t good. I get a lot of my blog ideas from movies I watch, the news I read, and articles I discover online. I usually try to build upon those ideas into a nice blog post about worthless advice. Take for example, my yard sales tips post. It’s a very well written piece that clearly shows worthless advice for your next yard sale. Terribly worthless advice that no one should take. But I do hope that you find it humorous because it is so worthless.
So, my dear readers, I’m sorry if I offended you with my worthless advice. I’ll try to make it up to sometime soon. You can help me by suggesting some blog post ideas below in my comment section. Thanks for reading!