Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Old Friends and New Inspiration

My wife and I took a trip to King's Island, an amusement park in Cincinnatti, OH, on Friday of last week. It was the first time in forever that it was just the two of us out on a trip together. Unfortunately my weight made the day less enjoyable than it should have been because I was unable to fit on several of the rides we wanted to ride. Talk about absolutely humiliating...

So it is blatantly obvious that I have to do something about my weight and with this latest bit of inspiration I'm ready to try once more to shed some pounds.

On the up side, the trip was in fact quite fun and spending time alone with my wife was quite nice as we do not get time alone very often with a seven year old and a roommate.

And yesterday turned out to be quite an interesting day. I was bored and sitting at home and decided to do a Google search for the name of an old friend and, sure enough, I got a hit. After exchanging a couple of emails, Shalee joined my friend's list and hooked me up with her mother's and brother's phone numbers. Her brother and I used to be very close growing up so I was quite pleased to be able to get ahold of him once more.

Today, I fired of a text message to my old friend and he responded and we had a nice conversation via text messages and I got his address and email address to go with his phone number so that I can hopefully stay in touch with him this time around.

Now that I've gotten the sister and brother, I have to get in touch with the mother. I found out from Shalee that her mother is living rather close to mine. In fact, they are only about a block and a half away from each other! What a small world... So I am going to try and visit her as soon as I can find the time. She was a second mother to me growing up and I miss spending time with her. I miss all three of them and I'm glad I've gotten in touch with them once more.

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