The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things I Could've Done That Would Have Been More Exciting Than Watching a California Race by Jeff Meyer -- Tuesday February 28, 2006

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10. Shovel the snow off the yard so I could rake up the leaves underneath.

9. Remove the couch cushions to find loose change, trying to identify where the coins are by feeling the stuff way down deep in the cracks before actually pulling it out and looking.

8. Straighten out all the wires and cables behind the computer desk.

7. Clean out the cat box using the neighbor kid’s toy excavator, pretending I’m digging up an old sewer pipe. (I just may actually do this one! Sounds like fun!)

6. Listen to all my old BeeGees and Barry Manilow albums.

5. Watch 6 hours of "The Andy Griffith Show" in honor of Don Knotts. (Another thing that I probably will ACTUALLY do!)

4. Put a piece of duct tape right between my cat’s shoulder blades and time how long it takes her to get it off.

3. Clean up the house after putting a piece of duct tape right between my cat’s shoulder blades and timing how long it takes her to get it off.

2. Paint my toenails.

1. Tangle up all the wires and cables behind the computer desk in anticipation of the blessed 2nd race this year in California.

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Hazel
03/01/2006 04:52 AM
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I thought it was me getting old cause I fell asleep!! lol

Petty43
03/01/2006 08:10 AM
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I was so bored I listed a bunch of crap on eBay. Here’s a real gem: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4841457763&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Phyllis Stansell
03/01/2006 09:07 AM
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I was so bored that I actually cleaned out my late husband’s closet!

Beth
03/01/2006 10:48 AM
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I was so bored listening to it on the radio at work that I actually worked!

Scott
03/01/2006 11:32 AM
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Watch paint dry.
Pluck nose hairs.
Cut down the mightiest tree in the forrest with a herring…

Steve Cosentino
03/01/2006 02:20 PM
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I was too busy with my souvenier stand under the bleachers with 10,000 people in my line to watch the race

Ren
03/01/2006 06:19 PM
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Well that explains all the empty seats. They were all at Steve’s souvenier stand! Figure another 10K in the can and we got a sell out!

Lynn
03/01/2006 07:25 PM
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The real truth is NASCAR is too busy counting their money to care what RACE fans really think. NASCARS quest for MORE $$$’s has nearly ruined the races. Jewel ?? Who cares! Lets race and be done with all the preshow garbage too!!

woofer
03/01/2006 09:58 PM
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racing is more than a wreck every ten laps. biffle stank up the show, yes. but seeing a bristol race with 26 cautions is just as boring. it’s racing i enjoy, not demolition derbies

Kent
03/02/2006 11:33 PM
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Threw in a tape of “Thunder in Carolina” from 1963. Pretended I was in Darlington when racin’ was racin’ If any of you can find it, this is one film EVERY fan should own. Rory Calhoun, no less.

Teressa
03/03/2006 03:24 PM
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I shampooed carpets and did my pre-spring cleaning then took a nap.

Pat, The Angelina
03/03/2006 09:44 PM
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I was at the race. ZZZZZZ

 

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