Most will think I’m going to blog about writing the test for my Personal Training re-certification. It was a grueling few hours on the long weekend and I hate taking tests. A predictable and timely subject.
Fortunately that was not the highlight of my weekend.
I spent too many hours watching the NASCAR race from Darlington. It’s the track they call “Too Tough to Tame” and the broadcast this year was all retro. For someone that started watching NASCAR back in the 80’s this was a dream come true. All the cars had old style paint jobs. The drivers sporting old fashioned looking racing gear and the announcers dressed in some of the finest disco wear I’ve seen for a long time.
NBC added the old peacock logo into all their promos and hyped up every angle of the broadcast to make the throwback fully dimensional.
Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett and Dale Jarrett’s voices took me back to the reason I first started watching the sport, (I was in love with a man that loved racing) and a reminder how much we’ve all aged. (I’m now so old and jaded that I’d never watch hockey no matter how much I loved a man.)
I enjoyed it all. Well, all except Dale Earnhardt Jr. not winning.
But what I loved even more was celebrating my own personal throwback. This past week I went to the PNE for the first time in years. The sights, the sounds, the Super-Dogs and this year even some Super Heroes.
But it IS what you would expect to be the one thing to make me smile again.