Good Sport

This all started with a reference to what might have been just a throw away line by Laurence Meade of Althouse: We have a chinning bar here in Madison. Any man or woman (over 40) who wants to challenge me to a pull-up competition, just email me.

Well, not being one to pass on a bit of fun, I emailed him last week with, Well Hombre, I’m coming to Madison. I don’t know how I missed this one originally, but I was challenged yesterday when your one and only posted your pull up challenge. I turn 60 next Tuesday. Should be fair enough:)

Of course I had little expectation that Mr. Meade would bother to take me up on his now several month old(though recently restated by Ann) challenge. I was in fact contemplating how it likely would be a waste of time for me to try and shame him for violating The Guy Code.

Not to lie…I was both surprised and elated when he got back to me and said, Cool!  How about sometime next week (Tues, Wed, or Thurs?) right HERE?  Late afternoon works best for me.

And there you have it: what I did on my 60th birthday. As Meade said, it’s all about 100% fun.

It was good sport, man. Thanks for you and Ann “just getting it.” Maybe more can join us next time!


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