Thursday, January 10, 2008

The slowest month of the year...

Look. I don't complain much. But the boredom is driving me to do this.....

Father time slammed on the brakes. Doesn't January feel like slow motion?

Time began hitting warp speed in August (August!) this season. The anticipation of the weekend cross races made the weeks fly by. The day job was tolerable, for there were great times that lie ahead on Saturday and Sunday. Trips were planned. Friends peppered each other with texts and emails. Things were good.

Cross season ended, but the Christmas season began. Parties, road trips, and plenty of other fun to keep one's mind occupied.

Then, my least favorite day of the year. January 1. The cross season is over. The Christmas season is over. The work season has arrived. It warps space-time worse than a super-massive black hole. And sucks the fun out of the room in a similar fashion.

This blast of nice weather has certainly helped. But can someone please hit the fast forward button? We leave for Treviso on the 24th. It feels like months from now. Thank God our vacation will carve out a week's worth of the slowest month of the year. Just get me through to February.

On a happier note, JP is starting to kill it over in the Motherland. A fine 5th place yesterday ahead of some top runners. And it looks like Tim and Jeremy are finding their legs too. I have to say I am not a big fan of Tim's new National Champion kit. Please just give me the traditional stars and bars in the appropriate colors. I don't think trying to incorporate the national colors into the existing team kit ever looks good. But what do I know. Here's what I know. The last good National Champ kit I can remember was Freddy's Domo kit. Proper.

I'm off to take some freakin' happy pills.

8 comments:

Tony said...

Mike,

Do you have a pic of Tim's new kit? It surely can't rival the hideous USA national kits worn at worlds races! Last time I looked black wasnt the second most prominent color on our flag.

T

gewilli said...

cross doesn't have to be over ya whiny bastard...

you're sounding more and more like your doppleganger Lance...

JJ said...

sure beats the hell out of his standard 9-ball kit. that thing was fugly.

Shinomaster said...

Hey if your so bored maybe you should start working on my bike?

zank said...

You're a peach, shino. I didn't say I had nothing to do. I just said that my day job dragggsssssss on.

Shinomaster said...

Zank, I'm just teasing you. I'm really slow and sleepy at work too. I start ceramics again in a few weeks, and that will keep me busy. I'll make you a mug that says Zank. :)

zank said...

Dude, I would be freakin' psyched for that!

CCC said...

Agreed, January SUCKS. Away for work most of the month, Kalamazoo, MI...no bike...roads 8 inches deep with the white stuff...very depressing.