Monday, August 31, 2009

Day Late, $100 Short

Rest easy, I have returned.

Has it really been 10 days since I last posted? Have you all been sitting at your computers hitting refresh on F.M.S. every 30 seconds for that many days? It's flattering but, really, get a life. I think we are at the point where you can insult yourselves now. Go ahead and make up some quip about your lack of intelligence and recite it in whatever voice you have assigned to me in your inner monologue. Feel free to make that voice sound particularly arrogant and condescending because that's actually what I sound like anyhow. Oh, and a lot like James Earl Jones too. Not wheezy asthmatic Darth Vader James Earl Jones but "This is CNN" James Earl Jones.*

I know this is a day late but, if you haven't already, check out the new (i.e. week and a half old) Banned On The Run podcast featuring special guest John from Hella Sound. John discusses his concept and creation of specially designed running music set to your personalized pace. For a BOTR episode, it's weirdly educational. And I think the word "poop" only appears twice!

I'll give you a full recap of our trip later this week. Like all of my vacations, I have a theme for it. It developed naturally. How could it not? We ran into it wherever we went. The theme is "mobility carts and the people on them." I'll elaborate later.

And now, drum roll please, time to announce the winner of the $100 Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificate!

Only 41 entries??? What? You people don't want $100 to spend on sports equipment?

I realize some people had commented twice. I commented once myself. And some of you commented to tell me not to enter you(?!). Heck, Vanilla, the English Banker**, even entered when he should have known that if his number had come up I simply would redo the drawing until it didn't. To make it easy, I entered 41 into the random.org randomizer. If it hit on me or someone who didn't want to win (or Vanilla), I would just redo the drawing. It hit on 19.

Commenter 19 is the inappropriately named "needlerunning" commenter. Congratulations, needlerunning, you win!! Even though I wince every time I say "needlerunning"***, you have $100 to spend at Dick's once you receive the gift certificate! Please send your name, address, and email address to me at nitmos@aol.com. From there, I'll pass it on to Andrew from marketing who will arrange to send you the Dick's certificate. Way to play the game! Great comment sequence selection!

I am busy catching up on work and blogs. I'll be back soon with an exciting vacation recap where I insult unsuspecting people. I might even have pictures. Any guesses as to where I've been? Here's a hint: Warm, daily mid afternoon rain, lots of mobility carts, wait lines, and the home of the $5 bottle of water.

Happy trails.

* Incidentally, I've always felt that you should only go by three names if you are a serial killer or assassin. J.E.J. is the only exception.
** I noticed that Vanilla issued another "completely original" Rundum Thoughts while I was away. And called me a terrorist. All I can say is: (1) Revolutionary War (2) Cargo shorts. Scoreboard!
*** I surely hope there isn't a couch potato going by the screen name "castrationsitting" out there somewhere.

25 comments:

KimsRunning said...

Disney.
DID I WIN ANYTHING??????

Welcome home!!!!!

KimsRunning said...

Oooh, I was first??? How'd THAT happen?????

David said...

Regarding BOTR - I listened to the whole thing and the word "poop" never "appeared". Are you synesthetic?

Jamoosh said...

"Cargo Shorts" - never gets old!

Lily on the Road said...

You were away? ohhhhh,

Vanilla said...

I guess Rehab! Were you in rehab?

Robin said...

my guess is the underbelly of the Florida retirement community!

Katie A. said...

Damn! I thought I was gonna win this one!
I guess you were in Florida - possibly Del Boca Vista? or the other home of $5 water, Disney? Pictures are going to be necessary.

needlerunning said...

WOO HOO! I can't believe I actually won something! Even though I won, I am pretty sure Mrs Needle will make sure I never see said gift card. She will have it spent long before it arrives.

Hope you had a great vacation and I will email you my info.

Ace said...

I'm guessing a Vietnamese casino?

The Sean said...

sounds like southern fla... boca?

X-Country2 said...

Mobility carts are always entertaining. My husband and I played a game in Disney World called "fat or crippled". Yes, we're going to hell.

RunToFinish said...

all that refreshing and checking back and I didn't even win. I feel gyped

B.o.B. said...

My guess is Disney. Or really any other place in Florida. No, it's awesome here. I promise.

Welcome back.

Spike said...

you have several voices in my inner monologue, most are very plesent, but a few are quite rude.

welecome back

Fun Guv said...

I'm sure you had fun at "the Happiest Place on Earth". I meant to call you guys (Jimmy & I were there at the same time but we went to Universal instead) but we were so busy sweating our butts off and dodging foreigners it slipped my mind.

Did you have the same difficulty finding other guests from the US of A??? Most people I ran into were from England or somewhere that spoke Spanish!

theloosemoose said...

I can't believe you abandoned us for such a loooong time, and then turned around and gave away that gift certificate to Needle. Would it matter if I told you he was Southern? And that his surname sounds suspiciously like "Needle Dick"?

...No, I didn't think so.
Welcome back. We expect pics of you and Mrs. Nitmos in Mickey Mouse ears.

Viper said...

After reading everyone else's guesses, I guess Disney. FTW! Now, go back.

ShutUpandRun said...

I can't believe my beaver comment didn't score me a win

Ted said...

whatdoyoumeanthatididntwinanything? I kept hitting the refresh button for days. Now I am the one who needs a life.

Kristina said...

"Warm, daily mid afternoon rain, lots of mobility carts, wait lines, and the home of the $5 bottle of water."

OMG, you were in Melbourne Airport, too?! I can't believe we didn't see each other.
Welcome home!

Roisin said...

Kelly's Island, Ohio! That's my guess.

Danielle in Iowa said...

So is Haley Joel Osment a serial killer or an assasin? Or just a washed up child actor?

Adam said...

Sorry, XC2's comment totally beats your post. Fat or crippled!?!? OMG - lol.

BOTR was awesome. "Where did she put the phone? Under the treadmill?". Here I have been trying to push out poop when I should have been holding it in.

Rural Runner E said...

Glad you are back.