Friday, October 3, 2008
The "Salt Shakers" had their inaugural race this past Sat. Set 27th at the ITC Triathlon, raising funds for the "Special Olympics". Jim and I ran as a team in the ITC Tri this year and really had a good time. Jim did the 8.5 mile Mountain Biking leg of the race, then we both jumped in a canoe and paddled 2.5 miles around Budd Lake. I did the running part which was a 5k back from Budd Lake to the ITC. We really did have a great time and raised some money for a great cause. I think Jim kind of got the short end of the stick in this one since the mountain biking course was a greuling trail from hell. I know this because I saw lots of blood, mud, and faces that looked like they had been to hell and back, and quite a bit of moaning and groaning from the guys and gals coming off the course. Anyway...the Team Salt is HERE...so BEWARE, we're taking NO prisoners!
NEXT FOR TEAM SALT:
Nov 2 08 NYC Marathon, NYC, for cancer support "Team Continuum"
Nov 9 08 OBX Marathon, Kill Devil Hills NC, for torture, and fun
Nov 16 08 Race To Deliver, NYC, "Meals on Wheels"
Dec 7 08 Joe Kleinerman 10K, NYC, "Bernies REDEMPTION Run"
Dec 13 08 NYRR Holiday 4 miler, NYC
Dec 20 08 NYRR Hot Chocolate 15K, NYC
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
It is now officially 31 days, 11 hours, and 29 minutes until the NYC Marathon and I am asking one and all to help me this year again to raise monies for the team I am running with this year. "Team Continuum" raises monies for those most affected by cancer directly or indirectly. These are monies that go directly to families that are seriously financially put out by the disease. Be it a Mother or Father not being able to work, or a family having to relocate to be closer to treatment, any number of reasons can put a hardship on a family. I have for the second year in a row decided to run with "Team Continuum" because it is something that has touched me closely over the past couple of years and something I am very proud to be connected with. I am asking anyone who reads this, if you could make any donation from just a dollar to as much as you would like, it really does go to such a great cause. It is as simple as going to the site www.teamcontinuum.net (or click on it in my links to the right on this page) and typing in boyle under the athletes name. You can choose to be recognized on the site or to be anonymous..its as simple as that.
As I said, this is my second year doing the marathon (actually only my second year running period)last year I was able to raise over 2500.00 thanks to all of you and I hope to be able to raise even more this year with your help once again. I know right now times are tough for everyone, imagine how tough it is for someone in this position, any monies donated that could help even just a little to lift the money burden off of someone who has enough things to worry about would be a huge help. Thanks So Much.....and if you could pass this along to anyone you may know who would like to help out it would be appreciated!
I would also like to thank all of you who have already donated...Thank You Very Very Much!!
Last year was a 4:46 marathon..this year....
Shooting for a 4hr marathon!!
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Complex spicy chocolate arome
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Original bottle fermentation
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Original gravity 18.5%
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
And "John", you are right I will have to share some of the fun stuff that has been going on. Been a little busy, but I will get on and try to share. And YES there has been some really funny shit going on...so here is something that happened a couple of weeks ago that had me, and the rest of the staff just about peeing our pants, throwing up, and feeling sorry, all at the same time.
Our "Salty Dog" hot dog eating Champ found himself in a bit of a pickle the other night. We'll just call him Dave for the stories sake (and because it is his real name). Dave was a little bored one evening after service and was just hanging in the waiter station in the dining room. I kind of just wandered in to see what was up with him and he was sweating profusely, white as a sheet, and didn't look right. So I ask him what the hell is up.....this is when it gets good...... Well he shows me this corkscrew apparatus we have hanging around that was given to us by a distributor for the bar, but this huge medieval contraption just didn't work quite right for us, on top of its inherent dangers. It really is like some sort of torture device that has like a hammer lever that you press down (you can see where this is going) to remove the cork from the wine bottle. Well, in David's tired, bored, end of night mind, somehow he put his finger in the end of the contraption and leaned in on the handle. Needless to say what happened, he shot the corkscrew through his finger, I mean "THROUGH" his finger. By the time I got to him he had already had Erion come back and help him lift the handle and remove the screw from his finger. He had some sort of cock-eyed bandage made of what looked like tissue and duct tape wrapped around his finger and felt too stupid and scared to tell anyone what the hell was going on. When I was able to process what he was telling me I wasn't sure if I was going to laugh, try and do something for him or what. So after quickly assessing the situation and realizing he was ok, bandaged, and going to live I burst out laughing and had to share this with everyone. When David got home he made a trip to the emergency room, got himself a nice tetanus shot to go along with the pain in his finger and was sent home with his tail between his legs. So, there is my story for the day!