happy birthday, sigmund freud. and seriously, i mean happy birthday. i think you need to lighten up just a bit, for real. i mean, why so grumpy? after all, you're the father of psychoanalysis. it's all because of you that millions of nominally interested psychology students have slept through countless lectures about repressed sexuality and transference. plus, you are wearing a sweet looking tweed suit and smoking a cigar, all the while smugly knowing that your middle name is Schlomo. SCHLOMO? how cool is that? so, here's to you, siggy. hope your big day creeps by in schlow-mo and you figure out a way to forgive your parents for whatever repressed emotions you have so you can actually crack a smile.
as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year. today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker. however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule! i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal. i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come. as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now! not too shabby! only about 150 to go!