>Friday mornings I generally try to make myself sleep in. Now that it’s 30 degrees at 6:30 am, getting up to go for a ride on my road bike seems a bit harsh and that perhaps it’s better to take a day off sometimes. I’m back onto my crazy spin-swim-run and sometimes dual-sport it days and I feel awesome for about two-three weeks and then I have a week where if I don’t back off a bit, I can over-train and get sluggish. Despite my urges and self-knowledge that rest days are sometimes good for you, I woke up this past Friday morning a bit annoyed. This happens sometimes. Exercising in the morning, as much as I hate getting out of bed and going, always makes me feel quite chipper for the rest of the day. Essentially, I got out of bed last Friday anything but chipper. Imagine my surprise and subsequent FURY to find, when I opened the kitchen drawer to grab a Clif bar for Mountain Biking class that day, that rodents had ripped and shredded through thirty Clif, Luna and Odwalla bars overnight. MICE! Clif and Luna bars are one thing – but really, I pay full retail value for Odwalla!

I was angry.

After calling and screaming at Corey regarding mice which were no fault of his, he brought home traps. Apparently, catching and disposing of mice is a sign of your manhood. This is fine with me, because I want no part of dead mice. I don’t want to think about them, I don’t want to talk about them, I don’t want to see them, I don’t want to touch them. Regardless, I can’t help but eeeeeeek open the drawer very slowly every time I’m in the kitchen to see if one is in there. Dead. I would very much like them all to be dead.

So now, after having a pissed off miserable Friday due to the loss of $30 in Clif product, 2 mice are dead, quite a few got away with the bait from the traps, and many or few may still be at large. Oh, and there are 2 boxes of Cheerios inside the fridge and everything else is locked in tupperware. I’m running out of tupperware rapidly.

We did, however, have a blustery crazy winter snowstorm on Friday from about 11:00 am until 4:00 pm and that was quite exciting.