Day 33 Friday, July 20, 2001

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Lafayette, CA

Day of Rest

Ah, yes - finally a day when we can sleep in without a care in the world...except that half of us woke up at 6 and couldn't go back to sleep. Four of us (Andrew, Rocky, Jake, and Joey) are at the Garff home in Lafayette, CA. Dan is at his parent's house and is on his own to provide you information about his rest days. We did as close as is humanly possible to nothing today. It's difficult to do nothing, because even thinking about doing nothing is doing something. Nevertheless, we succeeded.

Well, that's not entirely true. We did some hot tub therapy in the morning, some rear rim therapy at the local bike shop, some Seinfeld therapy in the afternoon, and some scared-straight therapy in Walnut Creek. We (Rocky and Joey) visited our cousin Dave, his lovely and superhuman wife Jenny, and their five children under the age of five. Jenny recently gave birth to triplets (Ava, Cole, and Travis) and how she manages day to day is a mystery to modern science. Just a small dose of the "stay single for the time being" medicine that we get from time to time.

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