The Pause that refreshes

Ok – so it’s kinda hot outside here in West Michigan.
On Sunday I offered lunch on the grill to a number of people at Church. You know, brats and burgers, corn on the cob and whatever else I could get together. Based on the nodding and smiling, I thought it was going to be a pretty big crowd. So I dashed home and thawed out a couple more packages of bratwurst, including the cheesy brats (which I highly recommend)!

So I had about 8 burgers and 20 brats. That’s quite a lot of food. 5 people showed up. I have brats and burgers left over. Lots of them. They are still pretty good with the grill flavor and all.

I should also mention that I was defrosting a turkey. Did I mention that it’s hot outside? Yes, I believe I did. The Turkey was from Christmas. I planned to cook that on Sunday. I let it thaw some more while I ate leftovers and cooked the turkey on Monday. It takes a while to cook, so it went in as soon as it could after work.

At about 9:30 PM it was ready. It had one of those little pop-up timers and I double-checked it with a meat thermometer.

I’ve been eating bratwurst for lunch and turkey for dinner since then. This, I have decided, is a good thing. I get grilled food at lunch time, and then before bed I get a good dose of Tryptophan to help me sleep. I’ve been sleeping really well since Monday.

Now – for the title of this entry. You were wondering when I would get to the refreshing pause weren’t you?

This evening, after a plate of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and a touch of gravy, I decided to tweak the sprinklers a bit. I have those underground sprinklers and turned a few heads off around a couple of areas. I opened a couple of them up to water some flowers and tomatoes.

You close and open these guys with a little screw right on the top of the sprinkler head, as you start to loosen the screw, the head begins to sprinkle. As I adjusted this particular head, I was unwittingly unscrewing the whole top of the sprinkler. It popped off and shot up at me in the face.

I quickly stood up and got 20 gallons of water per-minute at 60psi right up the shorts. Man! That was refreshing.

maybe it’s just me…

Brian Atkinson

Brian is an international and inspirational speaker, consultant, and voice artist. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. He has a lot of t-shirts.

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One comment on “The Pause that refreshes
  1. Morgan says:

    Oh wow, that was funny. What I would have paid to see that. That’s what I call an “America’s Funnies Home Video” moment. I had one of those the other day too, where I was riding my bike and I tried to hop a curb, and subsequently flipped the entire bike over.