That stands for Big Deal, It’s Friday. Why don’t I care? Because the startup I was working for didn’t start up quite fast enough and another guy and I got laid off on Wednesday. Yes, it is a bummer but I”ll be okay. The economy is good and I’m pretty sure I”ll be back in some saddle within a couple of months. On the plus side I have plenty of time to train now! I’ve swum over 8,000 yards this week (including my triathlon on Sunday).

Now on to more interesting things. Triboomer has a wonderful campaign going right now as he moves closer to the start line at IM Wisconsin.

“”500 Over 140.6″ Honor Roll is just a week old and is quickly closing in on its goal of collecting the names of 500 cancer fighters, survivors, and souls. The good news, if you can call it that, is the goal of 500 names will be met. The bad news is that the goal will be met.”

TriBoomer had dedicated himself to racing for cause with a goal of raising $10,000 this year. I’m not even sure how far along he is on that goal but he needs more names for 500 over 140.6 so please stop by and help him out.

**Important update – Boomer set a goal of $50,000 and exceeded it. Go Boomer Nation!

There are far worse things in life than to be unemployed. I am grateful for people like Triboomer who do so much to help solve real problems like cancer.

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16 Responses to BDIF

  1. Mother Chaos says:

    Oh, bummer indeed. But I’m sure you’re right – you’ll be back in the paycheck crowd soon.

    Off to check out TriBoomer… 🙂

  2. momo says:

    oh, mom, i’m sorry, but it sounds like you’ll have some good possibilities. hang in there and let me know if there is anything i can do to help!

    i put my mom’s name on triboomer’s list. he’s pretty amazing. hope is a powerful thing.

  3. IHateToast says:

    is that you lounging around after a lieto liaison?

  4. Oh wow. I think you’ll be employed again soon – but I hope it does not put a dent in your training for SoMa!

  5. trimama says:

    Loved the Folsom report-way to go on a huge PR! Now of course I’m singing Johnny Cash- Best wishes in finding new employment and now I’m off to Boomer Nation->->

  6. Tammy says:

    It sounds more fun if you’re hangin’ half off the couch reading in the dark and all you see is “another guy and I got laid…” HUH?? “…off on Wednesday.” OH! heehee. Glad you’ll be ok. Glad you have more time to train. Hope you’re still doin’ SOMA!

  7. bex says:

    It was great to meet you in the real world. I enjoyed relaxing with you over a drink (or in my case, two) and a nosh. Hope all is well.

  8. TriBoomer says:


    Thank you for being a Charter “500 Over 140.6” Ambassador. You’re helping to get the word out big time.

    FYI, my fundraising goal for 2007 was to top $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I’m delighted to report that the goal has been exceeded.

    Woo hoo!

    Stay tuned…

  9. Phoenix says:

    Sorry to hear about that – though it sounds like you’re taking it well! I hope you enjoy some R & R and quality training before you have to go back to the grindstone!!

  10. Take care girl and it’s great that you mentioned triboomer..I know he’s doing a great thing!!

  11. jeanne says:

    yikes, sorry about that! but as everyone else has said, i’m sure you’ll be back in the driver’s seat soon.

    didn’t you have some giant race this weekend?? Why can’t I keep things straight!

  12. Rural Girl says:

    I’m sorry to hear to about your job. You do sound quite put together. I hope you find something soon. Take care.

  13. Donald says:

    Yikes. Sorry to hear about the layoff. There’s no easy way for that to happen. Good luck finding the next adventure!

  14. black knight says:

    Late congrats for your great race! Sorry for your job and good luck for the next one.

  15. IronJenny says:

    Oh, honey! that is a bummer. I’m sorry!
    I’m gonna email instead… be right back…

  16. Mal James says:

    One door closes and many more will open for you, great race btw

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