Maybe it’s the heat. I shouldn’t be able to blame the heat because I haven’t been out in it that much. I’m lucky that our air conditioning is functioning well and keeping us comfortable.
Even though I’m out walking in the moring, I’ve been doing it early which gets me out before the real heat comes. I’m sticking with it. I have to make a confession and in truth this was an honest mistake. Quite a few years ago, I had marked out a route for walking. It’s great…starts out level, then goes through several uphill areas…good for cardio. I did the route with my car to track the distance. I was certain it was 2 miles. Maybe the odometer on that car wasn’t working properly. I’ve been saying proudly 2 miles! I just realized yesterday that my pedometer can also tell me the miles I walk. According to my pedometer, when I got home yesterday I had walked 1.26 miles. :-( That is Not 2 miles. I don’t usually look at the pedo while I’m walking…guess I’ll have to today to see if I can pump that up. Hey, but I’m walking right!
I got an important “pack for the trip” project completed yesterday. I had a set of dishes stored at Ele’s house that I want to take for the house in New Mexico. I got it all packed up and in a duffle bag. It’ll travel safely in the car that way. Just have to prepare for the question from Ralph…”WHAT have you got in there?!?!” I know it’s coming.
Here’s where my train of thought goes off track. I’m reading a book called Art in America by Ron McLarty.
It has lots of quirky characters and the story is moving along quickly. I like that. I read McLarty’s The Memory of Running a few years ago and I liked that very much. But for those of you who don’t know him, Ron McLarty is a character actor of some reknown. If you saw him you’d probably say…”Oh, yeah…That guy!” It started me thinking about something that I loved in which he participated, now over 20 years ago. “Cop Rock.”
This was a series by Steven Boccho who created Hill Street Blues, L. A. Law, and later NYPD Blue and my personal favorite, Murder One. But back then when I heard that Cop Rock was coming on I remember saying to myself…it’s a Steven Boccho show AND there’s singing! How can it miss?!
Well by a lot of peoples standards, it was a Big miss. I, however loved it! I was sorry when it was cancelled. I remember a few years after it went off the air, VH1 showed the entire series in one day. Back when VH1 still showed music videos and seeing a TV series aired there was unusual. But there was the singing…It was perfect. I taped the entire thing.
So back to thinking about Ron McLarty, I started thinking about whether Cop Rock was available on DVD now. I started searching on Google. No. Not just No, but NO! And apparently there are a lot of people waiting Very impatiently for it to be released! I have something Very Valuable hiding Somewhere in the boxes of my video collection in my basement. That alone should get me digging through things. Besides, I’d really like to watch it again. Seems like I’m one of the few people who Could watch it. I guess that’s kind of exciting.
Except, I have to pack for our trip…So however exciting it is to know I have something that a lot of people want…I need to get this train back on the track…Go figure out just how much 2 miles is…and get packing!!