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If you just believe, it's personal My wife PK can sit and watch any college basketball game played by any team. Doesn't have to be the Tigers, it can be anybody. I can't do it. The only thing good to me about a college basketball game is it's good for napping. I can go from tipoff to final score. I got ruined when I was at Vanderbilt. There were no athletic dorms, all the athletes lived with everybody else. So I knew the whole basketball team and most of the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, February 4, 2023

This Week

I won't call you if you won't call me. Have you ever had a job making cold calls? I did it for a day and told them I wasn't doing it anymore. I've known salespeople that live for it, and actually think it's fun. I would rather pour salt in my eyes. I knew a guy years ago that worked for the same little computer company I worked for. He would have a list of 40 people to call every morning, walk in grinning and say "Watch this!!". Then he made the first... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 28, 2023

This Week

Then it starts I got covid a couple of weeks ago. First time. I've had all of my shots, I'm almost never in a crowd, I sit in an office by myself never seeing anybody most days, got it anyway. I felt really bad for 1 day. I thought it was a thing I get every time I get run down. It's a bronchial infection that I've gotten about twice a year ever since I was 7. So I know what it feels like. In fact, I can tell you I'm going to get it about a week before it... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 21, 2023

This Week

Why are you here? I've had a cold / sinus infection / feel yucky for most of the week. I think it started one minute after the 11:00am service Sunday. I feel like I've been dragging it around with me the whole time. The odd thing is that I feel fine in the morning and fall apart at about 6pm. So during the day, when I could go see a doctor, I feel fine, and at night when no doctor's offices are open I feel terrible. It's a cycle of stupid. Maybe I'll go see a... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 14, 2023