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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal (Sep 30, 2014)

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by the Oatmeal

Book Description: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

This is not just a book about running. It’s a book about cupcakes. It’s a book about suffering.

It’s a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It’s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, comes this hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist’s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off.

Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including “A Lazy Cartoonist’s Guide to Becoming a Runner” and “The Blerch’s Guide to Dieting,” this book also comes with Blerch race stickers. Find it at: (Amazon.com: Kindle Edition)

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Parenting: We reached the “Why?” Stage

“Where did momma go?” asks our three-year-old foster kid.

“She went to visit her friend,” I say. “She’ll be back later.”

“Why?”

“Because she wants to come back. She would miss us.”

“Why?”

“Because she loves us.”

“Why?”

“Because she does.”

“Why?”

“Um. Let’s practice not talking.”

“Why?”

**sigh**

Chicken in a Snowy Tree

Chicken in the tree

In the upper middle of the tree you can see one of our chickens. Today we have two chickens climbing in the trees, and the snow continues to fall. Hopefully we won’t have “frozen” chicken tomorrow morning!!

If this was a Winter Olympics Event what would it be called? Poultry Tree Chase? Frozen Chicken Tree Climb?