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Why are you looking at me like that?
Yes, I know I swore I'd run 3.5 miles yesterday, but that was written BEFORE 1 pm. Which was the time when, in the middle of the work day and indeed about an hour before I was due to give a technical presentation in the presence of several highly placed VPs and Very Important Personages, that my mother called me up at work, all frantic because they suddenly decided that they needed to reconfigure her router so that my niece could install a wireless card on her computer.
[Far be it from me to point out that one doesn't need to reconfigure the whole bloody router to install a wireless card on a computer that is in another room and indeed on another floor. I highly suspect that this person-whom-they-paid-to-do-the-install couldn't have bought a vowel if you gave him a wad of cash and the entire friggin' alphabet. But I digress.]
And after my mother in the Bay Area called me, then my brother (niece's father) in the Upper-Right part of California called me to try to perform a dual long-distance diagnosis of the problems. Then it was the turn of my brother in the Upper-Left part of the state, the one who'd actually bought and installed the damn router. [Note: these definitions of 'left' and 'right' do not reflect the actual political views of the brothers in question... oh wait. I just recollected their political views. Okay, let's just call it a coincidence.]
Then there was the long evening call to rehash all the things that the technician had done/not done/screwed-up-to-the-point-where-I'll-have-to-fix-it. I finally got to the point of saying Yes, yes, yes, I realize that all of this is terribly important and
And do a 3.5 mile run, damn it. At this rate, I'm going to have to declare Exercising an emergency in its own right.
Done! Took a longer lunch than usual, but lord knows I'll make that up pretty quickly. It was a beautiful day. It smelled like spring.