Saturday, April 12, 2008

Two in a row(?), Lost Dog, & Triathlon party

Well, the Buccos made the Jason Bay solo HR stand amid the hailstorm and lightning to win 1-0. Also the Pens went up 3-0 and held on to win 5-3 with an empty netter at the end. Tonight, the Pirates are up 4-3 in the 7th inning. We'll see what happens if they can put together their first win streak of the year. One interesting note is that Doug Mientkiewicz is starting at 3B tonight. He's a former gold glove 1st baseman, so we'll see what he does in his first major league start at third. Also, Nate McLouth is still doing great. He's 2 for 4 so far tonight and hitting .404 so far this year.

Other than that, pretty nice day. Roxy the dog and I went on an hour run this morning. On our run, we saw this little Beagle roaming the street. Roxy and the other dog exchanged sniffs, but then I wasn't sure what to do. The dog fortunately had a collar and it said 805 Horner st. We were in the next town over, so I didn't recognize the street name (I only know the major streets we run on). So I walked down a block with Roxy and the other dog followed, but couldn't find the street.

Fortunately, a lady was leaving her house and out to her minivan around this time and I asked her where Horner st was. She didn't know off the top of her head either (so, I didn't feel too bad about not knowing). She took the dog and loaded it in the minivan and said she'd drop the dog off. I offered to help, but she said she was fine. Roxy and I ran down the street and saw the location of the address a few blocks down. I went up to the house, but didn't see anybody. I assumed that the dog would be okay, though with the lady eventually dropping the dog off.

Next was track practice and then home for a triple decker PB & J to prepare for our Triathlon party. We ended up having two other couples over. One was Beth's triathlon friend Chad and his wife. He completed Kona last year. The other was my fellow math teacher and his fiancee (also a teacher). He's one of the math department crew who's going to do a triathlon this summer. In fact, he's going full in and has four triathlons scheduled!!! That's exciting to see him jump in.

It was fun watching the race that Beth competed in last November. I recognized some of the course and it was fun watching the finishes since I was out on the course cheering Beth on about two miles from the finish line. We also had some good triathlon talk and wedding preparation talk while eating Papa John's pizza!!!

Tomorrow, we've got a 90 minute run scheduled, church, and then we're going to pick up Beth's bike from the bike shop. They've taken care of us pretty well since we're not very mechanicaly inclined. Other than doing some grading and cleaning of the house, that's about it.


Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

You are such a good person! Whenever I see lost doggies, I try to help! I get sad when owners don't take care of their pets, and simply let them wander. I see a lot of that around where we live - and it was worse in North Carolina. From an animal lover - thanks for helping out!

BreeWee said...

Oh my gosh you have a blog now! I hope you all have 2 computers or you and Beth might be fighting over blog time! YIKES!
Go Pirates! (Don't know why I said that... looks like you love Pirates judging by the titles of your posts)

ojs said...

Actually, through a technology grant with the state of Pennsylvania, we have THREE computers because the teachers at my high school were issued a new laptop. That makes Beth happy when I bring it home so she doesn't need to use her 5 year old mac laptop.