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Monday, August 10, 2009

Weekend Tidbits

It was a glorious weekend starting Friday when the Lovely Sharon and I drove to Payson, Utah to play the Gladstan Golf Course. This was my first time on the course and I really enjoyed it. Apparently, the back nine has been completely redone and it was difficult and extremely interesting. Shots down hills, up hills and over canyons. On the 14th hole, you needed to carry your tee shot about 200 yards over a canyon. I carried the canyon but wouldn’t you know it, there was a bunker in the landing zone and my ball found the bunker. The weather was great and we had a wonderful time. The LOvely Sharon shot a 35 on the front nine. Her back nine was not as good as she lost a couple of balls as we were trying to figure out where to aim. I played my normal pathetic game but I had a few good holes. We saw a few deer and other critters. If you get a chance to play the course, it is worth doing so.

Friday night I knocked over a glass of red wine on my beige home office carpet. It gave the Lovely Sharon something to do for about 45 minutes as she diligently worked to get the red out. I started to help but she "encouraged" me to get out of the way. The word "encouraged" may not be an accurate description but it is nice way to describe her command. I was mad at myself for being so clumsy, for making a mess and for wasting a fine glass of Biale’s Black Chicken, Red Zinfandel, but Sharon took it all in stride and never criticized me. I owe her one.

Saturday I did yard work for several hours and then ran some errands. Saturday night, 12 of us went to the Salt Lake Bees, AAA baseball game. I have wanted to go to a Bees game for about three years and finally did so. Although the Bees got killed by Memphis, I could not have enjoyed myself more. The whole evening was coordinated by Barry and Nanette and I am glad they took the time and effort to arrange things for us. I had a jumbo hot dog that was about the size of a German Sheppard dog’s front leg. In retrospect, I hope it was a hot dog. It was covered with peppers and onions and a cheese sauce, none of which I should be eating (see previous Blog Item – “Dr. Appointments”). Just to top things off, I added some ketchup and mustard to the mix. I am please to report, that I spilled none of it on myself.

Sunday, our friends Marsha and Rob, joined us for golf at Hidden Valley. The Lovely Sharon shot 74 which included a bogey, a double bogey and a birdie and 15 pars. Rob is a very good payer and hits the ball forever. I had not played with Marsha for a year or so and her improvement was significant since the last time we played. As normal I had a few pars and a bunch of uglies, The weather was blue sky and wonderful temperatures. It was a lovely day.

Back to work for me.

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