In 2006 the Cassini spacecraft took a series of images from the dark side of Saturn. This compilation image from NASA is just stunning. The best part? The little blue dot in the upper left portion of Saturn's rings is Earth!
Sitting at a restaurant bar with my sister and eating dinner, an older gentleman, his younger wife and their preteen son sat next to us. They were funny conversationalists and I'll admit we had a nice time chatting with them over dinner.
As we went to leave, they ask me what I do for a living. When I answered that I sell mechanical engineering software he asked, so you're a geek? Yup!
He grabbed my arm, looked intently into my eyes and said, "You should drink Dos Equis beer."
I replied, "Yes I've had it before."
He answered, "You should watch the commercials."
I said, "Mmhmm! The Most Interesting Man in the World" and sauntered away.
Full realization smacked me in the face about the time I reached my car. I had, indeed, just had dinner with the Most Interesting Man in the World. Read post in Google+
As many of you may know, last summer I took a nasty fall, broke my foot and sprained both ankles, resulting in first a wheelchair, then a walker and months of recovery. Starting in January I was able to start training again.
Yesterday I finished an 8K in 50:49. I'm pretty damned pleased.
While I don't have any wheelchair pics, here's a shot of me with the walker and then one crossing the finish line!
One thing I love about running in Florida is the incredible diversity of people who run. It's absolutely amazing running with so many retirees, especially when they trounce me on times. And yes, the lady behind me is actually swearing at me because I sprinted past her last minute.
Now that my ankles are stable again, I'm looking to train for a half marathon this November.