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22 Days Out

On Wednesday, Chris was 24 days out from his show.  What’s the significance of 24 days out? Here’s the significance:



See that in the bottom left corner?  It says “O.”  As in, “O days out.”  Chris sent me this screenshot and excitedly declared, “The end is in sight!”  Thank. Goodness.

I gave Chris a new scale for his birthday back in August.  It’s digital and reports weights to the nearest 0.2 lb.  Chris asked for this scale.  Chris said, yes, I can switch body weight scales mid contest prep.  I now see that he has been using it (see “new scale” column) but that he is still weighing himself regularly on his old scale (see “old scale” column).  He had told me previously that he would weigh himself a few times on each scale and calculate the difference as a correction factor to apply when recording his weights, but I guess incorrect-weight paranoia has too strong a hold on the man.  Would the compassionate action be for me to destroy the new scale so he can just go back to using the one scale that he is used to?  I now feel guilty that I gave him a present that encouraged the crazy…  Oops.

In other news, our air conditioning system was turned off on September 15th and cannot be turned on again until June 15th.  Did we not pay the bill?  Did we break the unit?  Noooo.  There is apparently a Massachusetts law requiring landlords to switch air conditioning systems off on September 15th.  A law.  I am not making this up.  Chris and I are very happy about this law.


As Chris stood shirt-lessly by the open window last night trying to catch just a hint of cool air to cool the sweat dripping down his body-fat-depleted chest, we talked jubilantly about how happy we are about this law.  We thought we had everything covered when searching for MA apartments:  we asked about security deposits, crazy ovens in the center of kitchens that were also heaters, parking spaces.  We did not, however, think to ask if there was a state law that would require our air conditioning to be shut off on a predetermined, arbitrary date when it was still hot outside.  What else is going to happen?  Is there a state law that will require us to let in the shivering forest animals this winter?  Is there a state law that we can’t run our refrigerator from October to February?  Probably.  Guess I’ll start building the forest animal shelters in my bedroom…  How ironic that what I most feared here was cold, igloos, and polar bears and now we sit here, mid-September, sweltering.

To end, Chris and I have worked a bit recently on our wedding planning.  We took potential “save the date” pictures when we were on Cape Cod back in August.  Here are two pictures that did not make the cut:


Just like in “Titanic”

lindy and chris outtakes (1 of 5)

I thought we’d agreed to smile.  Maybe Chris is smiling?  We may need to work on the meaning of “smiling” before we take wedding pictures…

22 days until October 12th!