Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

On the Dangers of Physical Exercise

I was leaving out this morning with the kids to drop them off at Grandmom's house, when up at the end of the street I espied one of those people.

You know--joggers.

As I got closer, I saw that he had the look common to these people, being that he was in full grimace, looking like he was about to keel over. And, of course, since we have nice sidewalks in our neighborhood, he was running in the street.

When we made the turn at the stop sign, the full impact of the horrors of physical exercise were there for all to see--in his inexplicable urge to go out and sweat and take up a lane of traffic, he also had to jog right by a nice, big, fat, toothy, freshly-killed, POSSUM!

"EWWW! Look, that guy was jogging out in the street and he had to run right by that by that big dead possum!"

"WHERE!? WHERE DADDY!?" The whole van erupted into chaos.

"Right there on the street! Y'all act like you've never seen a dead possum before!"

Rebecca piped up, "I haven't. We never do get to see them when we sit back here. I've seen a dead squirrel before, though."

"Well, there's a possum."

"Boy, they're ugly, aren't they, Daddy!"

You betcha.

But not as ugly as some guy running in the street who has to avoid stepping in one.

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