Saturday, Lauren and I made the trip south to Faribault where Walsh, Sarah, and Roscoe hosted the first (and presumably final) Faribault Fest. With a good crew on hand, we spent the afternoon playing bocce ball and bean bags while tipping back some keg beer despite record low temps that barely cracked 60. At least I wasn’t sweating! After some grilling, we headed down to the Rice County Fair where we rode some carnival rides. The night ended with a trip to Lori Ann’s Bar where we mingled with the regulars. Sunday morning we ate at Country Kitchen before heading back to Minneapolis. We all had a great time. Here’s to the Walshichettis for throwing a top-notch get-together!
Help Me Diagnose My Latest Medical Problem
Last night I decided to get some exercise and took a walk/jog around the lake. As usual, I had to stop a number of times to rest because of a really bad sideache. I used to get sideaches all the time in grade school whenever we had to run for P.E. but hadn’t really had any such thing flare up since the early 90s. Now all of a sudden I get them all the time. It’s like the whole left side of my abdomen cramps up, sometimes so badly that I have to come to a complete stop and lay down in the grass until the pain subsides. Should I be taking in more fluids? Stretching better?
Charles Laughton Lives
It’s been well over a year now since I switched my blogging format from the ryanglanzer.com Daily Log to this WordPress blog. I was reviewing some statistics for this blog today and was surprised to find that a very large portion of the traffic gets here by searching for deceased actor Charles Laughton, star of 1935’s Best Picture winner Mutiny on the Bounty, which I reviewed last winter as part of our project of watching all the Best Picture winners. I get about 10 unique visitors per day who are searching the terms “Charles Laughton” or “Charles Laughton pics” or “Charles Laughton on the beach” or something like that.
Last week the Emmy nominees were revealed, and I was very happy to see most of my favorite shows being up for various awards. Dexter is up for Outstanding Drama Series and Michael C. Hall is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role of Dexter Morgan. Of course the show probably won’t win being up against some stiff competition like Madmen and House.
In the Comedy categories, The Office, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, and surprisingly even Flight of the Conchords are all up for Outstanding Comedy Series. I would be happy if any of those won, but will probably be rooting for How I Met since we’re so enamored with the series right now as we watch the first few seasons on DVD.