Memphis has been kind enough in the last month to provide me with unusually beautiful weather. Last month was the best August I can remember since moving here 12 years ago. The weather never got into the 100s, it didn’t rain much, and many days were spent basking in sunny 70 degree weather. It was as perfect as August in Memphis can be.
The first day of September was another perfect kind of day. Today has been sunny with only a few puffy white clouds to accent the brilliant blue skies. A constant, cool wind blowing has kept the low 70 degree temperatures feeling almost chilly. It was the perfect day for a secret lunchtime tweetup with an anonymous blogger that you might know as JackSh*t.
I’ve been super busy the last couple days trying to tie up lose ends here before I head off to Vermont, but when JackSh*t mentioned a walk at Shelby Farms on such a beautiful day I couldn’t say no. Why run errands and do boring pre-moving tasks when I could easily take an hour off to walk? Why waste a BEAUTIFUL day inside darting from task to task instead of enjoying it with a little exercise? Right. I couldn’t think of a reason either. So I headed off to the park to walk around the lake.
To be honest I wasn’t sure what kind of fellow I would find. I mean, have you read his bio?
Come and listen to a story ’bout a man named Jack, Who never quit eating ‘cept to stop and have a snack. Then one day he was standing on his scale, And he realized he’d really let his body go to hell. (Obesity that is, black fat, Texas toast) Well the first thing you know old Jack he made a vow, He’d ratchet up the exercise and slow down on the chow. He wanted to get his weight back to where it oughta be, So he loaded up his sh*t and he moved to Bloggery. (Google Blogger that is, writing posts, makin’ jokes) Well now it’s time to say hello to Jack and all his sh*t As he chronicles his adventures on his journey to get fit. You’re all invited back each day to this locality, To have a heaping helping of health and hilarity. (Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit, that is.) Y’all come back now, ya hear?
I went thinking Mr. JackSh*t could be either a) a weird guy named Jack who rhymed everything b) a humor blogging genius or c) a cool dude who writes funny and often genuinely inspirational posts about weight loss. (Answer: C. With a little bit of B too.) Turns out he is a pretty cool dude and quite funny in real life. Reading his posts now makes them even funnier. If you didn’t think that could be possible I hope you get to meet him one day. And in the meantime definitely read his blog, the best humorous weight loss blog out there.
We had a nice walk around the lake that turned out to be 1.67 miles long. Man I really enjoyed it. I had never been to Shelby Farms just to walk, even though for the last month I’ve been living 10 minutes away. I’ve been missing out! The weather is so beautiful here right now I hope I can go walk out there again for the next couple of days when I can squeeze it in.
There is no real theme to this post. Just wanted to say it is beautiful here in Memphis, I’m getting exercise in, and I met that silly JackSh*t guy. Great fun all around!