Just pick yourself up and get back in the race.

Just pick yourself up and get back in the race.

Posted on Monday, February 4
The game is over.
Whoosh!
The excitement blowing out of our balloon.
The adrenaline flow abruptly cut off.

Is life over?
Has all that we can expect occurred and nothing is left?

Sure seems that way.
In spades if our team has lost.

And yet, the moment we return to our routine we start the process of relegating that great moment to its proper place in our lives.
A diversion.
And a mild one at that.

Excitements that really matter?
Really last?
Are:
Did our child taking home a prideful report card?
Did our parents tell us how proud they are of us?
A Roast Chicken perfectly prepared, shared with someone close. And a glass of wine.
And Binge-watching a great series like, “My Brilliant Friend.”

Yeah.
A wistfulness at the climax.
A regret, certainly.
But more?
Think not.

298 posts to date. Today we’re at the 5.96% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.  5,000 posts will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life. Will see thirteen more Blog’s Winter Calendars, Jan2 to Feb13.  Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

298 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 5.96% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

5,000 posts will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life.
Will see thirteen more Blog’s Winter Calendars, Jan2 to Feb13.

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.

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Tagging Today

Monday, February 4, 2019
My 298th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Monday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 46* under mainly sunny skies.
Pretty nice.

According to the Blog’s Winter Calendar, Jan2 to Feb13, we have only 9 days remaining to our winter.
The Winter-Spring Shoulder Season is our next calendar; our next Measurement of time.

Dinner is  Baked Stuffed Lobster, the stuffing including mascherpone cheese, madeira, panko bread crumbs, and bits of red bell pepper.

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Question of the Day:
February 4
What is The Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era?

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Posted Feb 4
Love your notes.
Contact me at existentialautotrip@hotmail.com

From Tommie, from our South

Love Bob Dylan but was disappointed in the last concert we attended.
Perhaps we wanted the old songs but we were blasted with loud and hard rock. 

Yes, I am totally looking at the time left.
Trying to make sure I am staying as healthy as possible, Dom, and living life as joyfully as possible.

We are not promised a rose garden, another tomorrow.  Only the present moment.
Through yoga, I am trying to learn to live in the moment and to breathe.

I think it is difficult for me and possibly you - type A personalities. But I am trying my damndest!

Love to you, my friend.

Web Meister Responds: Trying is the achievement, and love right back at you.

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And after a moment’s thought, Tommie writes again on the Microsoft Superbowl ad:

Hi Dom,

Don and I follow college sports- not pro sports, however, we are enormously proud of the Microsoft ad for the Superbowl.
Don just reminded me that he was in the middle of the Pacific en route to Viet Nam during the first Superbowl.

We so love your son, Chris.
He is a wonderful man, husband, and father.
He had some great parenting from you and Toni- Lee.

Thank you.

Tommie

Web Meister Responds: He is all that, d’accord! And thank you for the compliment. Toni certainly deserves it.

Bill Belichick has led the Patriots to multiple Super Bowl championships. Keith Allison - originally posted to Flickr as Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has led the Patriots to multiple Super Bowl championships.
Keith Allison - originally posted to Flickr as Bill Belichick

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Answer to Question of the Day:
February 4
What is The Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era?

The Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era, as commonly referred to by sports writers and fans, is the sports dynasty formed by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have led the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL) since 2000.
The dynasty has also been referred to as the "Patriot Dynasty". 

Tom Brady has been hailed as the greatest quarterback ever. And deservedly so.

Tom Brady has been hailed as the greatest quarterback ever.
And deservedly so.

Brady and Belichick are widely considered to be the greatest in their position in league history, and are considered responsible for one of the sport's longest and most dominant dynasties.
Under the pair's guidance, the Patriots have appeared in nine Super Bowls, and have won five.
The team also appeared in eight straight AFC Championship games between 2011 and 2018, and have recorded the only undefeated modern regular season.
Furthermore, no team in the league has had a winning record against the Patriots, while they boast a .784 win percentage against their division opponents.

Brady and Belichick have also been credited with helping to create and sustain the culture around the team, dubbed "The Patriot Way", where there is an emphasis on personal accountability, consistent improvement, and a focus on team success over personal gain.

A piece of Burdick’s ‘Harvard Square’ in here. When a shot of adrenaline is called for I immerse myself in the thick chocolate combination and release my body to the surge that follows.

A piece of Burdick’s ‘Harvard Square’ in here.
When a shot of adrenaline is called for I immerse myself in the thick chocolate combination and release my body to the surge that follows.

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Good morning on this Monday, February 4 
We discussed the after-event letdown.
Read a couple of notes from Tommie from the South.

And learned about the Brady-Belichick era.

Time to go. 

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

Love

Dom