I had 45 votes on my "Should Stephen go to Talladega Raceway on Halloween?" poll. 39 said go and 6 said stay.
First, thank you all for the overwhelming response.
I got more details yesterday on the event: This AMP party is on Saturday, October 31st after the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. So, the party is not on Sunday, which is when the Sprint Cup Series cars run. Most likely this is some type of costume party for Halloween, and I seriously doubt that any drivers will be there, but I still don't have all of the details. No matter who's there or if I don't see any racing, I will still make $300 and probably enjoy the party. It's always fun to be around drunk people in costumes. Oh, by the way, I am going to the party.
If I have permission, I'll post some pics from the party on the blog. There are two rooms for this party. Steve is gonna setup his studio lights in one room, and I'm gonna setup my studio lights in the other. (They requested the lights.) Normally I would use just a hot shoe flash. Good thing I didn't sell my Novatrons (studio lights) and Minolta light meter. Maybe when I get this weight off I will start shooting for money again. I quit shooting because of my size. I wasn't comfortable standing up in front of a group of people and directing them around. Also, I was so out of shape that it was a major job carrying all of my equipment around.
This week food wise has been really good, but the exercise started out shaky. It rained all day Monday, so I didn't do any walking, and then my workout partner was out sick. Also, I am still waiting on the cables to come in for the Bowflex. So, I took Monday as my rest day. It was funny, I got all pumped up on Sunday about working out and then my balloon fizzled. Also, another thing that happened on Monday: I called Donnie at Fitness Together, and he said I could use their treadmill. So, I had my gym bag and was pumped about going, and before I left to go to FT, I peeked in my gym bag and I didn't have my tennis shoes. I was pissed! I left my sneakers in my truck, which was out at the mechanic being repaired. (I needed a friggin $1000 clutch).
Then on Tuesday, my mom and I started our walk by the house. As we started walking somebody discharged a firearm (3 shots) near our house. So, we walked about a 1/3 of a mile and decided it would be best to get in the house. Then in the afternoon, I had a 3:00pm workout scheduled with Donnie at Fitness Together. I got so busy at work that I could make it. Also, I was working out in the field and didn't have Donnie's number programmed in my phone. I felt bad because Donnie always calls me if there's a schedule change. I'm sorry Donnie. So I skipped on working out on Tuesday.
Now, this morning: we got our walk in. We did 1.25 miles. It felt good. The only thing that really sucks is holding my pistol in my pocket while I walk. The moron from yesterday scared me to the point of carrying my 9mm while on my walk. My shorts are already so loose that I have to hold them up. Now I have to keep my gun gripped in my pocket or I would be walking in my underwear. I would be comfortable but my neighbors wouldn't be. ;)
I'll see if I can workout with Donnie this afternoon. Or, maybe my cables will come in. However, I want to stay away from Andy's office for a couple of days. They have some virus spreading in their office. It might be the flu.