tennis with odin ( CRUSHED HIM! ). “inside out” with odin ( awesome! ). aaand hockey practice with odin. all-in-all a spectacular father’s day. i did manage to squeeze in a 5 mile run too
at the end of the day as i was putting odin to bed i thought it’d be fun to attempt a rare selfie with him and i. frida heard him laughing at all the failed shots and decided to check out what all the commotion was about.
i’ve been testing our the new spotify running feature ( more here ) and i love it. the commissioned originals playlists didn’t really do much for me. i’m sure they’ll figure that out, but i can run to the “electronic moves” playlist at 170-180 beats per minute all day long. not too many repeat songs after several hours of running. i only wish they’d let me “thumbs up/down” and make it easy for me to add songs to my own playlists.
i was enjoying it so much on an 8 mile run today that i thought they surely left money on the table because i’d gladly pay for this feature. then it occurred to me that i’m probably more valuable to some companies that would really like to know not just that i’m a runner but when i’m running and how often i run. right on cue, i heard an ad for a protein recovery beverage.
and then, a little more slowly than it probably should have, a lightbulb went off.
after i won the last match he turned and said with a glimmer in his eye, “i let you win.” later he said he didn’t but i’m not so sure.
he’s really improved his ability to place the tennis ball where i can’t get it
at a secret, undisclosed location in ”the green mile” when i should be sleeping.
three guesses, first two don’t count.
cargo shorts and mud boots. fran lebowitz would be very disappointed.
where the oldsters attempt to not literally crush the youngsters. i mostly accomplished that goal.
it till amuses me that around 6 years ago I took a photo of me stealing peas from theresa marquez’s organic valley employee garden plot ( she was then the ov chief marketing officer ) and somehow it ended up on the wall of our employee cafe ( seen here on the left ). And even more improbably it survived the hq fire from a few years ago, and was put back up after the rehab and redesign of the cafe after the fire.
in retrospect i wish I wore a pedometer while walking the orange county convention center during the natural products show in anaheim, california. i probably walked more than 15 miles along with 60,000 other attendees and still didn’t see everything.