One of my many weekend activities is flying model airplanes. Sometimes I even travel out of town and last weekend was one of those times. The Arizona Jet Rally has been going for 26 years now and I have missed about 5 of them; yes I've been doing this a long time!
These events are an excuse to hang out with friends from around the United States and beyond and spend the weekend goofing off. For the most part, we are an extended family and each meetup is a reunion only instead of a pick-nick with Grandma's prize winning potato salad we fly model airplanes and talk about the hobby of flying model airplanes.
This year my dad and I (the man who got me hooked on this stuff in the first place when I was about eight) stuffed ten flying machines of various sizes and performance levels into the Durango and made the trek to Apache Junction and all ten made the trip home. We even managed to stuff an eleventh in on a deal that was too good to pass up.
Overall it made for an enjoyable weekend and if you ever get a chance to go to a model airplane event you should!
You may not know this, but I have a set way to rate my day.
I rate my day in shirts.
Let me ‘splain. You see if you are doing something that makes a mess of your shirt it means you are getting stuff done. It could be yard work, fixing the car, or something fun like playin’ in the mud. Any way you look at it your day is productive and therefore the more shirts a day needs, the better the day. It’s a simple system –
1 shirt = average day.
2 shirts = good day.
3 shirts = great day.
4 shirts = legendary!
Today was a three shirt day. You could say I grabbed this day by the scruff of the neck and took it down.
(Spilling your lunch on your shirt at work doesn’t count by the way.)
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