So we've had this Little Tykes gym cube thing in our backyard for years - we got it for DS when he was an only child in Mexico for his 2nd birthday. Sunday was bulk trash day and it was time for it to find another home. Years of time in the sun had caused the bright colors to fade and the plastic itself to become brittle and shatter in places. Plus, it's kind of an eyesore. I'd apologize to the neighbors, but their dogs bark too much.
So I set to work on the thing with DS' old t-ball bat, trying to persuade the parts to unlock. I get the slide off, two of the sides broken down, and the little platform all out, but the other two sides of the thing just got too intimate over the years and refuse to respond the gentle coaxing of an aluminum bat. So I did what any guy would do - turned to rotating blades. Ahh, rotating blades - is there anything they can't do? Of course, this is all under the bright afternoon sun on a beautiful-enough day so that most of my neighbors got to see me in my safety-lens sunglasses hacking a child's jungle gym apart with a chainsaw. If there were any doubts about my sanity before yesterday, rest assured I fully dispelled them with that.
B: Two eggs sunny side; refried black beans with jalas; 1% milk
L: Mexican lasagna; salad with bleu; diet coke
S: Apple and string cheese
D: Roast beef; steamed spinach with parmesan and Mrs. Dash; salad with bleu
DW and I come from opposite ends of the roast beef spectrum. Her mom always served up shoe leather that needed gravy just to cut through the sawdust-like consistency that her dad loved; my mom always served up a roast so rare you had to chase it around the kitchen, subdue it, then carve the thing. I tried to find a happy medium last night, but ended up with a uniformly grey roast with hints of pink in the very center. It was still juicy, but it will require gravy for a redux. Now to research beach-friendly gravy....
"When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean."
-- Linji Yixuan
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Current Weight: 205 lbs
1st Goal Weight: 200 lbs