Mr. Adelson

High school track coach in THE RIGHT SIDE, auditioning LeAnne for the pole vault (Mr. Iglesias is her former gymnastics coach):

“Okay,” said Mr. Adelson. He nodded his head a few times. “Okay, okay. And how are you at pushups?”

“Mr. Iglesias loves pushups.”

“Loves doing them himself?”

“It’s possible,” LeAnne said. “But I’ve never seen him.”

“Ha!” Mr. Adelson made a very loud noise, part laugh, part bark, startling her. “All right, then,” he said. “Let’s see a demonstration.”

“Of pushups?”

“What else are we talking about?”

“Here?”

“Floor not clean enough for you?”

LeAnne got down on the floor. A dull green linoleum floor, and actually not that clean.

“Talking real pushups now,” said Mr. Adelson. “From the toes.”

“Are there other kinds?” LeAnne said, face down on the floor, ready to go.

She did a hundred, could have done a few more before the effort started to show, but Mr. Adelson stopped her. “Enough. Enough already. You’re hurting me.”

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57 Responses to “Mr. Adelson”

  1. Masquers
    8:14 am on October 12th, 2017

    Good morning everyone.

    Off to a wunderfluffing appointment.

  2. BMALS
    8:48 am on October 12th, 2017

    Good morning Masquers and everyone. Have fun at your appointment. I am off for my work day. Still can’t totally walk away from the $$. Don’t work very hard though. Have a good day.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:25 am on October 12th, 2017

    Good morning Masquers, BMALS and everyone! Mr. Adelson reminds us of the movie character Mr. Woodcock.Really time to reread The Right Side.
    So Happy It’s Thursday!

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:25 am on October 12th, 2017

    Post!…A. Nonny Moose! I about coughed in my cawfee when I saw that title….heh!heh!

    Pushups!…I love that memory of LeAnne’s …snort!…“Enough. Enough already. You’re hurting me.”…chorkel!

  5. BooBear
    10:32 am on October 12th, 2017

    A.NonnyMoose…is it one of us or a new comer having fun with poking a pug??

    Can’t be bad though since he/she loves Jack Reacher!!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:46 am on October 12th, 2017

    Like Reacher, too. He is so over the top!
    Laughing our donkeys off…A. Nanny Moose!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:47 am on October 12th, 2017

    NONNY, not Nanny 😕

  8. blucat's mom
    11:09 am on October 12th, 2017

    That’s okay HOH. Sometimes the blog could use a nanny, heh, heh…

  9. BMALS
    11:18 am on October 12th, 2017

    I think A.Nonny Moose is Dawson. Or 2nd choice, Nancy D.

  10. B.Stover
    11:22 am on October 12th, 2017

    It’s “misting” here again. Strange Fall–hardly any leaves have changed color yet.

    Good morning all.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    12:13 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Bluecat’s Mom, thanks, I needed a good chuckle today.

  12. dawson
    1:15 pm on October 12th, 2017

    I’m not a Nonny Moose or a Nanny.
    I have no idea what you’re talking about so I’ll check out last night’s posts.

    100 push-ups! After a couple years training, I can do 7.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    2:35 pm on October 12th, 2017

    We think CHobbitz’ next hiking trip will be fantastic. We’d like to join her. We really would not like to take care of the kitty kitties . Sadie Bear, on the other hand, would be a delight. She and the DDD nap with understanding and vigor!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    2:43 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Napping with understanding and vigor…

  15. Herd of Hounds
    2:49 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Napping with understanding

  16. Herd of Hounds
    2:50 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Finally

  17. A. Nonny Moose
    5:34 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Heh-heh

  18. c.hobbitz
    6:12 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Mr. Big and Denali (my long-term foster) have discovered bacon. They have counter-surfed and stolen whole pieces of bacon. Sadie is NOT happy.

    I leave in the wee hours and will arrive in warm weather.
    HOH: are the leaves turning at all? This is to be a Fall Foliage walk in the Smoky Mountains.

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:19 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Baseball!…Don’t forget! Wookie’s Paws team against the Cubs tonight at 7:00pm central time (i think). Big Important Game….snort!….Time-wise I have no idea what that means to all of youse…wheeze!…I’m barely functioning in this Central Time Zone as I type…grunt!

    MLB.com

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:02 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Five!…Remember the 5 Buck Truck?…snort!…Let’s do the 5 Buck Send Maura to her Competition…heh!heh!…Give up a Cawfee for a day and give 5 bucks to Snowhook’s friend Maura…snorkel!…She is young and she has a dream. We here can help her get there…snort!

  21. Herd of Hounds
    7:35 pm on October 12th, 2017

    CHobbitz, we are a bit south of where y’all will be so no bright colors changing yet. Some yellows and rusts here. You may have a better variety. Cooler evenings on the next week. From Gatlinberg north should be pretty. Enjoy your hike and let us know how you are doing.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    7:39 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Hobbitz, have you seen that Seward Alaska might have snow while you were gone where as Anchorage won’t see any?

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Exciting!!!… The 5th Game between the Nationals and the Cubs….yeeep!….Is starting right now! This is going to be something! I hope Wookie’s Paw checks in during the game…snorkel!…Our baseball hearts are with him tonight that is for sure….yeeep!

  24. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    8:49 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Yes!!!!!!!! Go Murphy. We are breathing a bit easier now. Tough first inning though.

  25. BooBear
    9:13 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Me and Wose are going to be having sports conflict starting tomorrow!
    Go, Astros!!!!

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Nats!….They are looking so good tonight!…snort!…Granted it is only the 3rd inning and the 1st inning took forever. But now it is time to take care of business!…chuffle!

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on October 12th, 2017

    BooBear!….The Astros are nothing to sneeze at that’s for sure….yikes!…I love Rose, but I have to root for the Astro-nauts…snorkel!

  28. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    9:23 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Chomp, chomp, chomp on those pillows. Not a good third inning.

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Third!…But it IS only the 3rd inning…heh!heh!…Remember anything and everything can happen in Baseball…snort! …Pull out the Pillows during the 8th and 9th inning or else there will be trouble…wheeze!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Fourth!….Cubs are up to bat….yelp!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Fourth!….I hate innings that end like the fourth….bah!…Lots of movement but nothing is accomplished…sniff!

  32. dawson
    9:54 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Whoooohoooooo!
    I don’t like rooting against Wookie’s and Teddy’s Dad but I’m rooting for the Cubs in memory of a close friend, a Vietnam vet who always wore his Cubs hat but didn’t live to see them win the World Series. Go Cubbies!

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Bah!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Dawson!…The Cubbies are behind right now…so therefore…sniff!

  35. Herd of Hounds
    9:58 pm on October 12th, 2017

    We love innings in baseball. No time, only an oops or two.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    10:04 pm on October 12th, 2017

    94 year old father-in- law is a Cubbies fan. A dream for him.

  37. dawson
    10:05 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Rio: What’d you say? Heh, heh! 5 to 4 Cubbies!

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Paw!…It’s only one run ahead…sniff!…And its still top of the fifth. Please don’t eat any more pillows…yeeep!

  39. Herd of Hounds
    10:06 pm on October 12th, 2017

    WTF. Where’s our avatar?

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Dawson!….Burp!

  41. dawson
    10:12 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Well, for dogs sake!

  42. dawson
    10:18 pm on October 12th, 2017

    I am a fan of Scherzer but, this is not his night.

    Unfortunately, I have a meeting to go to for one hour. I suppose I will miss the rest of the game. Go Cubs!

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Dawson!…There is a lot of baseball left to be played….snort!…3 Runs up is Nothing right now….yawn!

  44. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Gone!…Oh praise Dawg! Dawson is Gone Girl Gone!…heh!heh!heh!

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Sixth!…Nats are 4 down…sniff!…But right now they have two on base and I am calling on Beau and Wookie to say some powerful prayers from the other side for us right now. Just to put some fearfulness into those Cubbies hearts…snufffle!

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on October 12th, 2017

    BUDDY!..How are you and how is Melanie…and what is going on?…wheeze!

  47. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Melanie!…Melanie…she is on my heart tonight…sniffle!

  48. Staff
    11:34 pm on October 12th, 2017

    9 to 6 Cubbies. I wasn’t sure which team I was rooting for but I know who Dawson is speaking about and so I am for them too. Go Cubs!

    Sorry Rio.

    Hey Rio. Tell Friend that there is a box in my car that should go into the mail tomorrow morning. No promises since it missed our 2 hour post office time today, but I will try. LOL

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Staff!…Slurp and Burp!…snorkel!

    Late!…My friend is recording the ending of the Game…grunt!…She says her job at the Library is very physical and she needs her sleep…bah!humbug!

  50. dawson
    11:46 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Oh no!
    Nationals have the bases loaded with only one out in the 7th! Growl!

  51. dawson
    11:53 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Whew!
    Luckily, they only scored one.

  52. dawson
    11:54 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Whew!
    Luckily, they only scored one.

    Clappity, clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Go Cubbies!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    11:57 pm on October 12th, 2017

    Buddy just posted that Melanie is gone. Sob.

  54. dawson
    12:30 am on October 13th, 2017

    Buddy: It’s hard to know what to say. Melanie is at peace. You were there for her. My prayers are for you and your family.

  55. Staff
    12:40 am on October 13th, 2017

    Melanie is at peace.
    Buddy we are sorry for your loss

  56. Staff
    12:40 am on October 13th, 2017

    Yeah, Dawson and I are sisters. Somehow you can tell.

  57. dawson
    12:52 am on October 13th, 2017

    Cubbies win!

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