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Friday, March 26, 2010

This Week

I will be in Salt Lake this weekend. This week is Ironwood Country Club’s Women’s Member Guest Tournament (“Quail Run”) and the Lovely Sharon is playing with her dear friend Jean from Salt Lake. I always try to stay in Salt Lake during these kinds of events so that the Ladies can have a fun golf and party week without me crashing it. Jean and Sharon are good friends and have played in many golf tournaments together. Jean is a sweet, beautiful woman who is a terrific golfer. She has had some health issues which she seems to be overcoming. She arrived at Ironwood on Monday. They played golf at Mission Hills on Tuesday, dinner at the club Tuesday night, golf at Ironwood Wednesday, a ladies party Wednesday night, golf Thursday, ladies party Thursday night, and golf today. I have not heard if they have another party tonight, but it would be hard to believe they wouldn’t. Tomorrow is shopping at the Street Fair. These ladies may need a vacation next week to rest up after this week.

As it turns out this is a cold week and weekend in Salt Lake. Yesterday, I played Hidden Valley with pals Steve R., Steve B. and Doug. It was not too cold when we started but by the back nine it was cold and the wind was blowing so it was very cold. By the time we arrived at the 18th hole it was arctic and we played like it was arctic. We had three 8’s and a 9 on the par five 18th hole. We were all glad to finish the round. However, I have not played with these three fellows since last autumn and what a treat it was to play a game I love with long time, dear friends.

After golf I hurried home to watch two games in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the great sporting events in the world. My favorite sporting event s in order of preference are: The Masters, NCAA March Madness, US Open (Golf), British Open, and the Ryder Cup.

I decided to work at home today and avoid the rain and snow of the commute to downtown Salt Lake. With the internet, I can work anywhere.

I had heated up left over pizza for breakfast and a glass of water. Probably not your classic breakfast but it sufficed.

Tonight it is the 30th birthday party of Sharon and my son Shawn. The party will be held in downtown Salt Lake. Shawn hold’s a special place in my heart. Before I dated Sharon, I was friends with her sons Shawn and Nick. I played golf with them and liked and admired them. After I started dating Sharon, a number of her girl friends encouraged her not to go out with me. One night after a men’s golf tournament, I was talking to a friend and Shawn was standing by me. I was fed up with the girl friends’ interference and I said that I was not going out with Sharon anymore. After I said this, Shawn grabbed my arm and told me not to give up on his mother. I really appreciated his comments and support. Shawn and Nick feel like my sons just as Son Alex is my son.

OK a total change of pace. Here is a recent article I read in The Huffington Post:

BOULDER, Colo. A woman gardening wearing only a yellow thong and pink gloves has brought neighborhood complaints and new rules from a housing authority in Colorado. Boulder Housing Partners plans to amend its rules so that tenants cover up when they're outside. Several passers-by told Boulder police earlier this week that 52-year-old Catharine Pierce was topless while tending to her yard. Last year, she was threatened with eviction for gardening wearing only pasties and a thong. Police responding to Wednesday's reports decided Pierce wasn't breaking any laws. Robert Pierce said he'll fight changes that would keep his wife from gardening outside topless, which is legal under state and city law.

I need to do some yard work this weekend if it doesn’t snow. I am thinking of wearing a thong and no shirt.

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