As a young, single adult, my rare sick days were all about Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer. I am so high brow!
When I was sick last week, I discovered a new way to veg out: Tiger Woods 2006 for PlayStation2. For a while, all I ever did with TW06 was play against My Boy. The nice thing about PS2 is that he and I can compete on a level playing field. I can't take advantage of being taller and he can't take advantage of being younger and smarter. But when I was sick last week, I played on my own against great golfers through the ages such as Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Justin Leonard. It was lots of low-key fun and now my player kicks some pretty major butt.
With cable and video on demand, I could probably cobble together a sick day like the ones of my youth, but this new sort of day works for me. Now, when I watch pro golfers on TV, I can say "I played that guy and he's really not very good. My putting is way better than his."
- Workout: crunches and push-ups
- Music: Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt