Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bowling for bowling

Today I went bowling with some friends as part of a fund raiser, and while I did not score as high at my personal best (169, I think, or somewhere in that neighborhood), I did get five spares in a row, which, by my reckoning, is not too shabby. My final score for the first game was around 135 or so, and in the upper 90s for the second game, so nothing to write home (or even blog) about, but it was a good time, and sometimes that's all you need.

When I was a kid I used to drink a copious amount of pop, often augmented with candy, on a daily basis. Now I drink one, maybe two, cans of caffeine-free pop a day, and usually without any other sweets. But today, in a perfect storm of saccharine and high-fructose corn syrup, I managed to down a lot of pop, as well as probably too much taffy and sugar (thanks to a nice, and unexpected, gift from our relatives in Georgia, and a good post-Easter sale on candy at Cub Foods, respectively), and thus am trying to flush the ol' system with a good deal of water before heading to bed. I just hope it doesn't come back to bite me in the wee (har!) hours of the morning.

This week we had the windows open for a few days to let the breeze through, and lemme tell you, after months of Minnesota winter, it feels good.


Thomas said...

I remember when you used to drink such an amount of Pepsi that you thought it was even a cure for most aliments. "It even cures my headaches , works every time when I get one Ill have a Pepsi and then its gone". When in reality I think the headache was just from a shortage is your hourly dosage of sugar and caffeine.

Simon said...

You're probably right. In fact, most headaches are caused by simple dehydration, and on weekdays I drink about 3/4 of a gallon of water (weekends it's not as much, but it's still a lot) and hardly ever get headaches anymore.

Anonymous said...

Did you brush your teeth often yesteday and today Simon? I remember those GIGANTIC refillable mugs that you guys used to fill up with pop and of course as teenagers you wouldn't listen to your mom about NOT drinking so much pop!

Simon said...

I just went to the dentist a month ago and he said he wished he had teeth as good as mine. :) I still brush twice a day, and floss at least once a day.

gb said...

the national geographic mag says US citizens drink 43,371 cans of pop in their life time. at your rate, you may be able to stop drinking early.

jessrings said...

Yes, I remember the, what was it, 64 ouncers you used to get of Mt Dew from the 7-Eleven? I was always super amazed. Probably good that tradition died.

Hey, pretty cool, I just read your mom's comment and I think we're thinking of the same thing!