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Past problems with employment.<br>
Knoxville, Tn<br>
Calhoun’s New Year’s Day 5K 2008<br><br>
I didn’t have a stellar day on the New Year’s 5K sheet.<br>
I just knew Econo was going to beat me –and she did, <i>twice in one day</i>.<br>
So it kinda put me in an off-mood for the long drive home.<br>
I started reminiscing about all my less than stellar forays into the job market.<br>
To name a few for instance:<br><br>
I tried to learn to operate a taxi, but lacked the drive.<br><br>
I worked for a map company, until they told me to get lost.<br><br>
Briefly, I was in lingerie sales, again, I got a pink slip.<br><br>
My favorite job was managing a brassiere factory, but I just quit one day.<br>
It was rumored I had cold hands. But really I couldn’t stay abreast of the all the work.<br><br>
Then I was hired as a union-buster at a handkerchief factory,<br>
but decided I like to picket better.<br><br>
For a short while I worked at a place with several of dyslexics.<br>
Pink slip again. This time it just said, “You’re Fried.”<br><br>
Finally, I knew my days were numbered as a sign painter at the grand opening of our Pubic Library.<br><br>
Maybe I need a job better suited to casual runners.<br><br>
At least I ran as fast as my last 5k, 24:43, or within a second anyways.<br>
Conditions, were nice and sunny, about 37* with a very slight headwind the first half.<br>
The organization was great, with chip timing.<br>
The course was plenty flat, an OutBack-right along the Tennessee River past Neyland Stadium.<br>
(The temple was empty of course on account of a dispute with some<br>
badgers, cheese graters, or some bodies in Tampa I think).<br>
There were about 400 runner’s which is a BIG race for me.<br>
I felt good the whole time, except while I was actually running.<br>
But best of all, I got to meet Pie.<br><img alt="" src="http://i8.tinypic.com/81i17gj.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
And I gave him a pie.<br><br>
Guess what kind,<br>
JJJ
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> JJJ You are Too Funny! Congrats on a fine race and meeting up with Pie! Nice way to start the New Year!<br>
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Great report JJJ. Always enjoyable to read about your adventures in life. Congrats in the race and meeting pie.<br><br>
Oh it looks like one of those badgers went to the wrong stadium and jumped on your head.<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Hey JJJ, that's some interesting history. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Congratulations on equaling your PR. That's not easy to do under any conditions. Besides, you're training for an ultra, which is quite different from prepping for your best-ever 5K.<br><br>
That's a fine picture of you two wholesome gents.<br><br>
The pie: was it cushaw?
 

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Good stuff, great pic. I love that hat; I think you're one of the only people who could pull it off though. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Fun report, Triple J. You ran fast!<br><br>
Good luck with your job hunt!
 

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JJJ, you are too funny. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Great hat and super race!
 

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And an awesome pie it was. Good racing tripleJ and despite the fact I wasn't smiling in the photo, it was great to meet you and your lovely supervisor. Actually bringing pie to Pie is a fine trend indeed.
 

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Hey, you got to meet Pie, give him an obscure pie, wear a cool hat, and get aggravatingly close to your 5K time! So what's all this whining about? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Awesome possum! Er...badger? Goot going, JJJ! You're so funny. Glad you got to meet up with the Pie man. The picture of the two of you is great.
 

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Excellent running, better hat.
 

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<span style="font-size:xx-small;">Oh, dear.</span> It seems I'll need to get <i>cracking</i> and knit up a soy fibre toque.<br><br>
If Econo's "whining" response doesn't <i>egg</i> you on, JJJ, I dunno what will. Keep trying!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Thanks Pie for helping stage a top notch race.<br>
Thanks to all you other Pie Adoring folks' positive comments.<br>
Thanks Souci for the <i>soy fibre toque</i>, I hear it's a good breakfast cereal too.<br><br>
And as for Econo's comments,<br>
she knows she intimidates the H-E- double hockey sticks out of me -<br>
She and her avatar too.<br><br>
Especially with my<br><i>felixaphobia</i>.<br>
jjj
 

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Well, that was fun <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
The entertaining account obscures the fact that you ran a great time!<br><br>
Congrats to you on that and on meeting our man Pie <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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hey jjj, i just saw an ad for an opening at a pie factory... maybe you could fill in for a while? (edited: i think the guy they fired got too crusty)<br><br>
congrats on your 5k; maybe not the time you wanted, but looks like a great way to start the year.
 

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My favorite line: I felt good the whole time, except while I was actually running. [snork!]<br><br>
I wonder how much time that beard costs you in terms of wind resistance. Shave that puppy off and you'll get a PR! You are probably catching small birds in that thing. hehe. Just kidding...<br><br>
What an original race report from an original kinda guy! You really do crack me up!<br><br>
Thanks for the laugh TripleJay!<br><br>
P.S. Was it a Possum Pie?
 

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JJJ, I just "found" your RR...congrats on a great time, even if it wasn't a PR. It sounds like a good way to start off the year.<br><br>
BTW, have you ever read <i>A Confederacy of Dunces</i> ? If not, I highly recommend it...I think you would really enjoy it, as the main character is your kind of quirky. (I mean that as a compliment <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">).
 
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