Monday Monologue #36

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of spam pretending to be from PayPal with viruses attached. Does anyone ever open those emails? Someone must or they still wouldn’t sending them; but I don’t know of anyone that does.
  •  The wife and I purchased some rowing shorts. They’re kinda like bike pants except the padding is in a different place. Very functional; but, the men’s version is definitely not modest. I don’t consider myself a self-conscious person; so it’s not a big deal; but, I wonder what guys who are do. The really make a difference comfort-wise.
  •  I spent most of the evening outside cutting the grass and doing yard work. I like relaxing easy over the weekend; but, even though I started as soon as I got home, it was already getting dark by the time I was finished. And I’ve still got a few things left to do.
  •  The wife and I love this time of year. Memorial Day was just last week, and we’re already less than a month from our Independence Day vacation.  We haven’t taken much any time off since New Year’s Day. So, it’s been a long period without a break.


  1. I’ll look forward to seeing the rowing shorts, had never heard of such a thing. I wore board shorts when I went kayaking last year, though of course I guess you rub in the seat differently for canoe rowing?

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Kazi: Sculls are built for speed and a padded seat adds “unnecessary” weight. We’re still in the “recreation” boats and they all weigh less than 40 pounds even though they’re over 20-feet long. You have to be careful where you step so you don’t out your foot through the bottom. Anyway, you can’t wear long shorts because they’ll get caught in in the track that the seat moves in. And, you don’t want to be sitting on a back pocket or anything that isn’t perfectly smooth since the seat is so hard. So we wore running shots to start but our backsides got sore. So we decided to invest in some shorts specifically for rowing. The butt pad in rowing shorts is larger and thinner than in bike shorts. The full-size padding makes a big difference when you’re sitting in the same position for a long time.

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