I’ll Try Not to Drown This Year

Thanks to Google. I now know that in the past 24 hours, people have found my site by Googling for “Sick Puppy,” “Tabasco,” and “Josh Groban.” Weird.

Tomorrow morning I am headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks, about a 3 hour drive from here, and I’m going to spend the weekend boating, playing golf, and of course, letting Abby swim. She’s never been to a lake, but since she has webbed feet, I’m guessing that she’ll be a good swimmer.

I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never played “real” golf before. I’ve done my fair share of Putt-Putt, but that’s it. I am going to be getting some assistance from the Pro at the course, so at least I’ll know how to theoretically play golf.

Last year I went to the lake for Labor day weekend, and almost died. Yes, really.

I’m a fairly decent swimmer, and had my many years of lessons, etc. I thought it would be fun to jump off the back of the boat and swim around. That day the water was very choppy, but that was the least of my worries. The boat was parked about 100 yards from the dam, and the dam was open. That meant there was a vicious undertow dragging me down and towards the dam. I was lucky to escape with my life. I’m sure you all would have had a void in your life if that had happened.

This year, I will not be swimming, at least not close to the dam. I don’t want to push my luck too much.

When I got back from my near-drowning, “Lynne” once again asked me her famous question: “Incredipete, is your head full of birdseed!?”

She’s so sweet.

In other news, the Kansas City man convicted of murdering 3 people in 2001, and eating one of them was sentenced to life in prison. My only question is… “Why?” Can’t we at least agree that murdering cannibals should get the death penalty? And while we’re at it, can’t we also agree that “career politicians” should also get the death penalty?

Well, that’s enough for today.