Thursday, January 08, 2009

Randumbery V

I used to run this semi regular feature called "Randumbness" about, as you would guess, various random and dumb things going on. It was a nice page filler. You thought you were getting actual carefully constructed content. Instead, you were getting fluff, filler, time wasters. I'm not saying this to foreshadow this post. I'm just saying the post title is Randumbery and if you can put 2 and 2 together....well, we'll both be pleasantly surprised at your cognitive skills.

And this edition of Randumbery goes interactive! At least, interactive in a way that requires only slightly more effort than the regular ole post.

It’s been awhile. Time for another haphazard collection of partially digested thoughts! I’ve mixed a delicious recipe of loosely related topics together to form a nonsensical stew.

Eat up.

Pangs

First, I’m living with pangs of regret. I’ve just recently decided that I should have called this semi-regular (i.e. not regular) feature “Rundumbery” instead. Seems more appropriate somehow. But then Randumbery ties in the word random better. What to do…what to do…such useless thoughts occupy my mind. You decide. Vote here:



Indulgence

I added up my official mileage total for 2008 and it was surprisingly low. Only 1054 total miles. I did 1240 in 2007. What gives? Maybe all of those real attractive runs I thought I was completing weren’t real. They were just running through my head all evening.

The ever present pain residing in my right ass cheek indicates I did plenty of running in 2008. Maybe the lymphatic drainage will take care of that. There are ass lymphs, aren’t there?

Binge

This is one of my favorite marathon pictures snapped by the one and only Mrs. Nitmos in 2007. I just happened upon it the other day when moving some photos to CD. It’s a stampede of folks that, really, should have better sense than doing what they are doing. This is near mile marker 1. Only 25 more miles to go everyone! Don’t look so happy.



Let’s play a Where’s Waldo? game renamed, fittingly, Where’s Nitmos? Can you spot me in this cavalcade of marathoners? Also, there is a juggler in this photo. I hesitate to call him Perry the Joggler – though it could be him – as I don’t know for sure (though I know he ran this race). I ran along side this person for the first ½ mile to check out his joggling skills. Pretty amazing. I’ll give you the answer to both of our locations next post. I’m pretty obvious, I think, but the joggler is harder to spot. He appears to be cupping something in his hand as if he brought along some water but forgot to bring a cup to hold it in. Or he’s a 70 year old woman without an athletic support bra.



Click to enlarge...wouldn't it be nice if life was that way?

Purge

Now that you’ve finished your Nitmos stew, feel free to purge…and then go back to the top and binge again. My posts become even more satisfying the more times you read them.

Happy trails.
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Good luck to the Goofy Challengers and all Disney runners this weekend! I wish I was there. If someone would generously donate about $1500, I’ll be there next year. Let me know of you’d like to help a poor runner achieve his dreams in this tough economy.

27 comments:

Marcy said...

Dude you're totally easy to spot. 4043 (or is is 4843?) In any event you're wearing all black

Turi said...

No, no - red shirt, far left. Can't read the number...

Jess said...

Yea Nitmos all black 4843 and joggler the dude in red shirt black shorts to the back left of you

Chad Sayban said...

Leave it to me to mess up your nice, evenly distributed poll with my random jab.

I do what I can for the greater good of society.

Wendy said...

Easy peasy. You're in all navy blue (per usual, right?) and the joggler is behind you checking out your assets in red.

:)

KimsRunning said...

4043!! I like the two guys in front peeking over at each other lovingly....lol...yellow shirton the left and white/blue shirt on the right! haha!!!

I'll give you $1500 bucks to get you to Disney "when pigs fly" or when I run the Goofy. Either way I don't see it happening....lol

Lily on the Road said...

Definitely 4043 'cause the red shirt was in the wash...

Perry said...

Indeed that is "Perry the Joggler". That was from the 2007 Chicago marathon. It was hot. Can you spot the yellow bean bag in the air?

For help in finding, here's a closer shot. Don't see you in this one.

Good luck in the Flying Pig. That course is much tougher than Chicago. A lot more hills!

Perry

Sarah said...

How is it possible that you're a much better runner than I and yet I managed to run 1330 miles in 2008? I guess I go for quantity over quality.

That's a great picture. What race was it?

btw, I voted for "Rundumbery." I think we're* all smart enough to figure out it's a play on the word "random." :)

*well, maybe not some people.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

There are ass lymphs, aren’t there?

No, but there are ass nymphs and one of them is named Marcy, because she offered to pick my butt today over on MY blog.

I dare you to read this comment while eating tilapia. Then you'll be even easier to spot. You'll be the one vomiting, for a change.

Kristina said...

I can't believe you a have a poll about the best way to phrase a pun. It's so beautifully geeky and totally something I would do.
I'm guessing you're 4043, but I bet Mrs. N was really taking a pic of the lovely 1771, who is centered in the photo after all.

tfh said...

Yep, I'm voting that you're the Goth on the left.

I was looking for a (d) all of the above poll option.

Viper said...

Guess how I cast my vote in the poll?

Cindy said...

are you the guy with the full (i'm guessing) body wax? i used to love those picture hunt games in highlights magazine...

Vanilla said...

I voted the opposite from the majority, because I'm hoping it comes out 50/50 and you still have to decide.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I wish there were a webcam on Vanilla showing him waiting for a poll with three options to come out 50/50.

Viv said...

What a fun post i felt like a kid with a big ol activity book. I saw you can't find this juggler at all. I have a headache from squinting.

Vava said...

If your ass doesn't have any pymph glands I'm certain a local Dr. Nick Riviera type would be happy to install them for you.

Although then you might be tempted to change the name of these posts to "ranbummery"...

Vava said...

lymph... I meant lymph... Damn these inferior typing digits!!!

Also, Flickr sucks - picture won't load.

X-Country2 said...

I loved Where's Waldo books! This was almost as fun.

The Young Family said...

Only over 1000 miles, I was so happy with my over 600 miles.... keep it up! That is some great mileage (even if you don't think so!)

Em

Maggs said...

I don't see anyone in the picture except 1771 and I'd like to see more of him.

chia said...

1771 is so mine. Mitts off.

I just want to wrinkle him.

joyRuN said...

4043? 4843? The one in black shirt looking super-pissed. That would be you, no?

nwgdc said...

Ah yes, there you are...the one in the running skirt.

I agree with GQH...a 3-way poll coming out 50/50...nice.

The Laminator said...

No. there are no ass lymphs...only groin ones...

I was going to give more details but then I'm thinking I'd be geekier than your geeky poll...

sRod said...

You're the dude in all black--and I didn't have to cheat! Come on, you gotta give us a better challenge than a picture you posted in the past (at least i think you did).