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December 30, 2007

Tonight, I'll skip the Viagra

Today I am a man.

Last winter we had a late cold snap that killed one of our Redbuds in the front yard. Today, after removing the festive lights, I started hacking it down with a 20' tree trimmer. After about 2 hours of agonizing labor, I had taken off about a couple twigs. Then, a kind neighbor came to my rescue. He offered me some help. He had a great deal of experience with cutting down trees and took down that sucker in about 5 minutes.

Then, he handed over the gift from the gods. The Poulan Pro 250 chainsaw. He gave me a brief tutorial and sent me on my way to shred the remains of our tree. After putting on my eye and ear protection, I hacked through the limbs like they were butter. I think my testosterone plasma level tripled after the first rev of the throaty engine. I dragged the shredded remains to the side of my home and soon I'll rent one of these babies to cut it all up into firewood.

It was an amazing day.

4 comments:

Big Momma said...

I am glad it was you and not my husband. Ha! Glad you had fun.

GDad said...

Dave,

Thor himself would be jealous.

Dave said...

Hmmm ... Thor vs. Moses. Interesting.

GDad said...

Well, Moses can part the sea, but Thor can drink it. One point for Thor.

Moses has stone tablets, but Thor has a hammer. If the pen is mightier than the sword, mightn't the tablets be stronger than the hammer? One point to Moses.

Moses has Mosaic Law named after him, but Thor has a day of the week named after him. Tie.

Maybe I'm not qualified to judge this. There used to be a site that did grudge match matchups online. This would be a cool one.