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A Belated Happy New Year!


January 2022

Thursday night, New Year Eve Eve, my wife and daughter went to see The King’s Man and I headed to the bowling alley for some practice. I tried two games the “technically correct way”, yo-yo move and all. It did not go well. After two games, I gave up and didn’t worry as much about high revs and just concentrated on getting the ball down the lane. 198. 170 (I was playing around with lines). 177. 197. and, finally, a 209. I’d figured things out those last two games, which is where I was hoping to be after that practice session.

Tired (seven games is a lot), I went home, cleaned my… erm bowling balls and got ready for bed. I started shivering two minutes after laying down and never fell asleep. By the time morning rolled around I was a mess with a stomach bug.

I will spare you the details, but it wasn’t good. I was out of it New Year’s Eve proper and much of New Year’s Day. I was well into back to normal last night – I even took my wife and daughter to McDonald’s for a burger for dinner… which was a little early, admittedly. Probably a bad idea, really.

Anyway, I feel quite awesome this morning. I apologize for not being around the last few days. I had a decent excuse. Happy New Year! And many more to come (though I’ve had about enough of this being sick on New Year’s day – that’s two out of the last four, I think).


  1. Brent says:

    Glad to see that you’re back online. I was wondering if something happened, after I hadn’t seen a post from you in a couple of days.

    That stomach bug going around is unusually nasty. I spent 48 hours (of vacation time) curled up in the fetal position. Two weeks later, I’m still not entirely back to normal.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Thanks, Brent. It is nasty! I’m feeling pretty good today and plan on bowling tonight… and I shoveled the driveway this morning… I’m hoping to be back at it maybe 85% tomorrow. One thing is for sure, I’m TIRED. Sheesh.

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