I’ve Sent In My Entry Fee
All this week, NPR ran a series about privacy in the digital age.
Everyone knows everything about me.
And most of this is voluntary. I post my birthday on Facebook, my favorite movies on Rotten Tomatoes, my shoe size on Zappo’s. Amazon not only knows what I like to read, it tracks what toys I buy for my nephews and nieces and where they live. It is public knowledge which politicians I have given money to, and how paltry my donations have been. I’ve asked WebMD about the weird little pain behind my left ear. My GPS knows I got lost five miles from home.
Thank God I don’t wear a Fitbit, or everyone would know my blood pressure and sleep rhythms.
And of course, there’s my blog. Over the last two years I have shared my trivial childhood traumas, my bad boyfriends, makeup purchases, new hairdos, senile cat behaviors, vacation packing, wifely complaints — well, simply every inane thought that has ever popped into my head.
What saves me is the hundreds of millions of other folks who post every inane thought that has ever popped into their heads.
I figure there is so much inane data out there, the NSA is probably not that interested in me.
Unless of course they are looking for a really good mascara.
And I have proof that there is too much information out there to possibly sift through it all.
Because Living Social offered me a deal:
Fugitive Mud Run!
Yes Siree…. Living Social thought I would like to play prison escapee.
For the low cost of $80 per entrant.
You start with your hands tied. You free yourself and then run three miles through a mud and obstacle-filled course. And the “prison guards” chase you. The obstacles include swimming moats and carrying tires (I guess you need tires for the getaway vehicle.) And be prepared to jump over fire, which greatly adds to the fun. Prison costumes are encouraged, although it is okay for female fugitives to wear bikinis. It is recommended, however, that you wear clothes and shoes that you wouldn’t mind if you have to throw them away after.
Yeah, that sounds like me.
I love mud.