Monday, January 31, 2005

New world record.......

We have set a new world record for containers of stuff in our shower at our house. We have 16 different containers of hair care, skin care, emolients, creams, shaving gels, conditioners and soaps in our shower.

I only mention this because a 5 pound bottle of conditioner fell onto my little toe this morning. Ouch.

The Iraq elections are over and Bush deemed them a success. My only question is this........Whoever wins is undoubtedly gonna get capped by some suicide bomber........then what do they do? Start over?

George's new helicopter and his new car.

Glad these French cars smell good. Most of them rust away before the warranty is up.

I disagree with this article. I think it's because of this. HFCS is some nasty stuff boys and girls.

This is alot of money for a car. It has a pretty cool history, but 3.2 million bucks? Wow.

This is gotta be one of the dumbest things a person can do to their body.

I'd rather be lucky then good any day.

Mass destruction. How cool would it be to have one of these mounted on your SUV roof?

A couple weeks ago I posted something about how I would spend a bazillion dollars if I won the Lotto.................. Add this to my list.

Check out the KeystoneBiking site, it has a whole new look. Beats the color scheme of the YAMBA homepage today ........(Olive green, lime green and 2 shades of blue don't go together very well :) Thats okay though, it's the content that matters...........

Till later...............

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Crazy Frog

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I love the Crazy Frog.

Here's the story.

This game is kinda sick. I like it and I'm not sure why.

This doesn't have much to do with anything. I just like it because it's cool.

SpongeBob finds a church that accepts him, even if he holds hands with a starfish. Way to go, SpongeBob! In other news, James C. Dobson is an asshat.

Have a fun Sunday ya'll, I'm gonna be getting my head blown off a few hundred times later today at a Halo 2 lan party. Woot.

Till later...................

Saturday, January 29, 2005


I make stuff for my wife to take to her bake sales they have where she works. Sometimes she brings some good stuff home like yesterday. I don't know where they make these but she brought home these huge hot dogs yesterday. They must have weighed a half pound a piece. I woulda posted a pic of them but I ate both of them. Urrrrp.

Never take your car to the car wash when it's 7 degrees. The foamy soap freezes solidly to the car. Cost me 7 dollars in quarters to get it all off.

This has gotta be the coolest animation I've ever seen on the net. If you don't have yourself a broadband connection, you're missing out.

I want sets of these for all my bikes.

This would be cool if someone loaded it for me everytime. Check out the video. Somebody is gonna take an eye out.

This year's William Hung. This guy is bad.

Way to go Dick.

Q-What's the last thing to go through a flys mind before it hits your windshield as you are driving down the highway?............

A-It's asshole.

Try not to freeze to death if you're out there riding. 7 degrees is to cold to wash a car or ride a bike.

Till later.

Friday, January 28, 2005

I don't have much to say today.............

Here's a few links............

I was eating a sandwich when I watched this clip. I almost choked on it from laughing.

I'm not sure where the hell this guy is from, but one thing is for sure. They have damn good drugs where he lives and he takes plenty of'em.

This is ironic.

Darwinism in action.

Think you have problems? How'd ya like to live near this?

I've seen this newspaper at newsstands, I never knew they also had a web site. True.

The best part-They watched the whole thing. The worst part- Whoever was planning on watching porn and ended up with Doris Day is gonna be pissed.

Clean your computer screen.

Til later........

Thursday, January 27, 2005

900 degrees below zero..............

Cold weather sucks.

If I never have to face another 8 degree morning-that would be A-OK with me. Global warming? Bring it on baby. I don't care if a normal day in summer ends up at 110 degrees, as long as the winters don't dip below 50.
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I'd be totally ok with that.

I like to be outside and all, but riding or hiking is totally out of the question when the temp is in single digits. Gimme a bowl of cheese curls, a milkshake and some TV poker and am uptight and outtasight.

Our 11 year wants to be either a card dealer in Vegas or a priest. I'm kinda hoping he does both. After he goes to college of course.

George didn't get out of the limo............NSFW due to some guy in the background repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.

I hate pigeons. Especially since one shit on my hot dog at the Baltimore Zoo when I was 10 years old.

This oughta be popular with cat owners.

For 37,000 bucks............Hell yeah, I'd do it. I could charge extra-my forehead is bigger.

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This is a fun site.

Damn, these sure are alot of rules. My wife's happy if I try to fart quietly and not hit her with stray pieces of food.

Speaking of food, this guy is pretty cool. I'm a fan of the Food Network. Not to big a stretch, eh?

All I wanna know is.................How'd they make a dump truck fly?

It's hard to believe that it's been a year already. I betcha they have a recap on Super Sunday.

What's he looking at?
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I'm guessing Monica might be down there.

Now, I'm not saying I agree with everything in this short video, but it does raise some valid points of discussion.

Till later..........

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

If you join one thing...................

If you join one organization this year, make it the Adventure Cycling Association.
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They have a totally kick-ass magazine and if you are a member, you have access to about a bazillion back issues and all their past articles. It's a dream of mine to some day do one seriously long-ass bike ride. Not really sure where I want to ride and to be honest, I don't think it's really that important. Just ride baby.
So join up, read up and dream.

I found these bikes online. I'm thinkin' it would take my fat ass all of about a 2 hour ride at Rocky Ridge for me to turn one of these bikes in a pile of twisted aluminum. Neat concept though.......

Anybody familar with bike shop's knows that the big catalog Quality Bike Products puts out is a cool thing to page through and drool. Now you can own your own copy. I'm gonna order one through my LBS and have some fun dreaming. For 16 bucks, how can ya go wrong?

My take on this? Algie Howell is an asshole. Who gives a shit how anybody wears their pants?

This is a shame. The only way I'm ever jumping out of an airplane is if it's on fire.

I don't have this problem. My daughter sells girl scout cookies and my wife is the "cookie mom" this year. I have to buy them from her if I know what's good for me.

Here's a world record I have a shot at.

This here video clip ain't safe for work,school, etc. It's about an asshole. Hint-If you're a fan of Bush, don't click on the link. It says some unkind things about our President and some of his cronies.

Some folks are incredibly stoopid.

Last link of the day. This guy deserves to go to a "pound me in the ass" Federal prison for awhile.

Till later.........

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Sponge Bob is a homo...............

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Gimme a break.

I wish some of those "conserative" groups would just mind their own damn business. Even if Sponge Bob is gay-so what?

This was a lotta work. I guess they don't know that Wal-Mart sells mirrors that cost way less. Actually, it's pretty darn cool.

This donut guy gets paid way more then me.

I love it when people write into a paper with dumb questions. My answer to this question would be "Yes, take your dog to a vet if it isn't dead by now you dumbass"

I think Dr Cliff needs to get out more, he's depressing the hell out of me.

This is how I break dance.

Check this guy's name out. His parents shoulda been slapped upside their heads.

I'm loving this video. This guy is having a tough time quitting smoking.

Yo playa. Everybody needs one of these.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Sore as hell...........

Man, I'm an old fart.
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Manhandling a snowblower for 2 days in a row made me feel like an old man. Gotta get out and get more exercise as soon as it warms up. I suppose the advantage of it being 10 degrees is that 40 degrees will fell absolutely tropical.

I just hope that when I am 85 years old-I have some young neighbor kids around to help me out.

I had some spare cash I was saving, our 11 year old had some money as well so we went in on a Nintendo DS yesterday. Pretty neat game, I helped him buy it because one of my favorite games will be available for it later this year.

This had to have been the most boring basketball game ever.

This interview didn't go quite the way Fox News thought it would. By the way, I think Bush shoulda followed FDR's example. 40 million bucks is alot to spend on parties.

This is ingenious. Only problem I'd have is that I would make more of a mess using that then I already do when I eat. Sometimes I read the newspaper when I'm eating and my wife hates it because when she goes to read it-the pages are stuck together from whatever I had to eat. I'm a slob.

This stuff is nice and all, but why can't they spend some money on slapping some armor on the Hummers our soldiers are using in Iraq? Nanotechnology don't work for shit against suicide bombers.

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RIP Johnny.

When I was a kid, I was allowed to stay up late on Friday nights and watch the Tonight Show with my old man. Good memories........

This site reminds me of when I was a kid, the corner drugstore used to have had a soda bar. My favorite was root beer. But they didn't cost 150 bucks like the kits in the website:-)

Interesting. I'm guessing the guy ate more then his fair share of 'shrooms before he went cave diving.

This guy is gotta be the worst weatherman in history. It's actually painful to watch.

Cool interview with cyclo cross racer Jonathan Page. The dude pretty much talks the talk and walks the walk.

Another way cool interview. What a way to make a living. I'm envious. I'm also 45, so riding off of 15 foot drops is pretty much out of the picture.

That's about it for today kids. Got any comments? Feel free to shout'em out.

Till later..................

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Crap Cleaner.............

Off to the right of my blog I have some links. I found a really nice little program that cleans out the junk in your computer. I've checked to program out and it's uptight and outtasight.

I found it on this site, these folks hate spyware and they recommend it. It cleaned out about a gig of garbage off of my computer.

Good stuff.

Some snowstorm.......

Wow, what was that, 5 or 6 inches? Granted, if it would have kept snowing at the rate it was snowing for longer-it woulda been pretty damn deep. Our son and I walked out to the entrance to our neighborhood to see if any cars were stuck. I pity the folks that had to be out in that mess.

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How would you even ride this bike?

Today's Lance story. I would be pretty cool to ride with the team. I'd have to buy a motorized bicycle to keep up though.

Not to change the subject, but how exactly does sometime light their ass on fire?

Here's what an all-day car crash sounds like.

My kids like this movie. The page looks like crap in Firefox-looks fine in IE6.

Did this lady get off at the wrong bus stop or what?

This is a cool Tri-5. 8 turbos? I want one. Check out the rest of the cars on the Lateral-G homepage. Nice looking cars for sure. I guess that's why I have 6 bicycles-I'm never gonna be able to afford cars like that.

Actual court transcripts........................

Q: What is your date of birth?

A: July 15th.

Q: What year?

A: Every year.


Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?

A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.


Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at

A: Yes.

Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?

A: I forget.

Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something
you've forgotten?


Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?

A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.

Q: How long has he lived with you?

A: Forty-five years.


Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when
he woke up that morning?

A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"

Q: And why did that upset you?

A: My name is Susan.


Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in
voodoo or the occult?

A: We both do.

Q: Voodoo?

A: We do.

Q: You do?

A: Yes, voodoo.


Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in
sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next

A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?


Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?


Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?


Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?

A: Yes.

Q: And what were you doing at that time?


Q: She had three children, right?

A: Yes.

Q: How many were boys?

A: None.

Q: Were there any girls?


Q: How was your first marriage terminated?

A: By death.

Q: And by whose death was it terminated?


Q: Can you describe the individual?

A: He was about medium height and had a beard.

Q: Was this a male, or a female?


Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a
notice which I sent to your attorney?

A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.


Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead

A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.


Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did
go to?

A: Oral.


Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.

Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?

A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was
doing an autopsy.


Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?


Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check
for a pulse?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for breathing?

A: No.

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive
when you began the autopsy?

A: No.

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q: But could the patient have still been alive,

A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and
practicing law somewhere

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Saturday, January 22, 2005

3 donuts.

I make about 125 dozen donuts every night when I work. Know how many were left when I came into work last night?

Three. York County loves to eat during snow storms. You would think with all the SUVs out there, people wouldn't be afraid of a little snow.

I've worked in retail for a long time and I can never remember a time where people were as rude as they are nowadays.

Folks don't even say, "Excuse me, do you have any more milk in the back?"

Now they say "MILK?" ............Just the one word.

If they are rude enough, I reply back with one word.... NO.

Oh well, it's all good.

My wife gets the privilege of working God knows how many hours this weekend. Being a nurse pays well but folks don't get sick on a schedule and there has to be staff where she works there at all times.

Till later...............

Friday, January 21, 2005

Who woulda guessed...........

Last year about this time we were getting hammered by snow storms on a weekly basis and since I own a snowblower, I always make sure our neighbors driveway and walk is done. Our neighbors are in their late 80's and don't go out much but they still like to make sure they can if they have to.

I was shooting the breeze with George after I was done his shoveling his walk (same name as me) and the topic of WWII came up. My great uncle served on the front lines in Germany and as it turns out, so did George. We talked for quite awhile that day and I showed him some of my Uncle Stewart's stuff he took off of German POW's.

While I know George as a frail older man, it turns out he is a multiple combat decorated war hero. He was in military intelligence and did advanced scouting ahead of advancing US divisions. He singlehandedly delayed a German convoy for several minutes so his unit had time to take cover.

George was shot at and hit a couple times and still managed to radio back to his commander what was going on. Is that cool or what? So the next time you see some old guy shuffling down the street, think about this-he might have bigger balls then you. I know George has a set.

Let's touch on the NASCAR fans.................

Have you ever seen such a bunch of devoted fans? My God, those folks will snap up anything related to their favorite driver. Check somme of this useless shit out.

Rusty Wallace floormats.

Pillows. Can you freaking believe Jeff Burton is out of stock? Dear God.

Of course-diecast. Hell, there must be a diecast car, hauler, lawnmower, tricycle, toolchest and damn near anything else for each and every NASCAR driver, pit crew, spotter, crew chief, owner and sponsor.

Bobbleheads. What the hell is up with that? And howcome there ain't a Dale Earnhardt bobblehead? That just ain't right.

Nascar clothing. If you have enough money, you can wear Nascar clothing from head to toe 24/7. My personal favorite is when I spot a couple out shopping and they both have the same identical NASCAR clothing on.................... that is so gay.

Nascar fans can't drive for shit either. Oh well.............

One more link. Tag-you're it.

Till later-make sure you go to the grocery store today and buy everything that ain't bolted down. It's supposed to SNOW!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Redneck Cuisine............

So I was at work last night minding my own business when this guy dressed like he just walked out of a Dukes of Hazzard costume party wants some "stick" bread.

Me- Can I help you sir?
Cooter- Yeah, I want sum stick bread.
Me-Um, you mean french bread sir?
Cooter-No, I don't want none a dat furrin bread, jus sum stick bread.

The whole time I'm having this conversation with this Nascarnation mouthbreather, I'm really trying hard not to laugh. He has a Dale Earnhardt cap,shirt,jacket and a big ole "3" belt buckle.

Me-Well sir, we have saliao bread, wheat bread, Italian bread, white bread, whole grain bead, Ukranian bread, French Baguette bread........
Cooter-Yeah, thas it, the bag-it bread. You make that here buddy? That ain't made in France is it?

By now, I'm looking for the hidden camera, I can't believe this guy.

Me-Well, no sir, I make it right here at the store. We can call it Dale Earnhardt bread if you want sir.

I kinda laughed as I said it, so the guy didn't shoot me or anything...............

Cooter- Heh, heh, you're pretty funny, Yeah that'll work. I got me some sghettis and I'm a headin home to eat up.

I love my customers.......

About an hour later as I was frying donuts, an entire family almost ran up to the counter and wanted some donuts fresh out of the fryer. These folks looked like they just auditioned for the Beverly Hillbillies and they mighta had a set of teeth between all 4 of them.

I tried to explain to them that the donuts I was working on were so fresh the glaze wasn't set up on them and they would be really, really greasy and sticky. Didn't faze'em at all. I think they probably ate the entire dozen donuts as they were shopping. Yum.

Today is the Presidential Inauguration. This guy hits it right on the head for me. Why the hell are people celebrating? Soldiers are dying in Iraq and some Washington socialites are stuffing their faces with Texas barbeque. That's not right.

Now, don't get me wrong- I ain't picking on folks that live in manufactored housing but this site is a hoot. This is it's sister site. Hell, the whole site is off the charts. Sorry if I offended anybody...... not.

I've been making donuts for almost 30 years, this is gotta be the strangest donut shop I've ever heard of.

I love this headline.

Umm, not sure what this is all about. Pretty stupid though.

I like to mountain bike. I'd like it even more if we had one of these around. How cool would that be? A cafe, a shower, a jet wash etc. Those Brits might have some weird ideas about TV and such but it sure looks like they got the mtbing down pat.

Life is too short to not spend at least some of it riding a bike.

Till later..................

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

If I won a ton of money................

Buddy of mine and me were talking at work last night, discussing what we would do if we won serious money playing Powerball. By serious, I mean at least 100 million after taxes.


-I would donate 5 million bucks each to my church and my wife's church. They both could really use the money.

-Donate 10 million bucks each to the York County Parks and the York Library.

-I'd give my 3 sister-in-laws 4 million each. That would be enough for them to retire with at least 250,000 bucks a year just on interest income.

Make sure both sets of our parents want for nothing. Neither my parents or my wifes parents would actually accept any money but we could still buy'em lots of stuff.

Build a really nice house. And an even better garage.

Find a couple hundred acres of woods and set up my own singletrack trail network. Chainlink fence the whole thing and charge 40 hours of trailwork a year to gain admittance.

Support and I mean support my LBS. Hell, I'd be in there every freakin' week buying bikes and whatnot.

That leaves me with about 50 mil give or take. I'd probably buy a few spiffy looking cars,trucks, ATV's, a Toro Dingo or two plus some make sure our close friends were taken care of.

I am probably down to 40 million or so, our kids should be able to spend that in no time..................

Swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool. With shoes on.

I mowed the yard, now can I get some? (5 bullets down)

Geez, is this guy a dumbass or what ?

Rap stars must have more money then Jesus. I think the car is ugly.

Bill Gates sure knows how to write software.

I saw this awhile ago on, the guy is fine. He did get banged up pretty good though. I was gonna post this on the YAMBA site, but I didn't want to piss anybody off because one of the riders drops the "F-bomb".............. One of the advantages of having my own blog:-)

I bet 12:59:59 is pretty exciting..........

My site had 70 visitors this past Sunday. I'm not that intersting.

I try to keep this blog pretty clean, but I'm gonna make an exception just this one time.

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Gotta get me some of that stuff.

Until recently, this was legal in South Africa due to rampant carjacking. Marshmallows anyone?

Screw steering arond the obstacles. That WRC car would have a lifespan of about 30 seconds if I was driving it.

I saved the best link for last. I've never seen anything like this. One amazing horse.

till later..........

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Winter's back.............

Whoa, did it ever get cold out. I was out for a 5o mile ride yesterday, wait-I'm kidding. It's TOO DAMN COLD out to ride a bike.
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I take my wife's car to work when it's really cold out. Ya can't beat heated seats. My minivan doesn't have any of that fancy stuff, I bought it to carry bikes and junk around so we got a fairly plain one. I kinda wish it had a better heater at least.

Our weather is bad enough, how would you like to deal with this? 54 degrees below zero? That's cold. I don't mind the cold other then my knees really bother me. Our 11 year old has to deal with his asthma and sometimes it gets bad when it's this cold and dry out.

If any of this is, what a sick bastard.

This is better then any SUV. Oh yeah.

This is funny. Reminds of our overnight cashier. She's a very nice lady but she is wired a little different then most folks.

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, it still trips me out. I zoomed in on a guy riding a bike.

I'm still trying to figure this out. It's like, wow dude.

Some folks like catsup on everything, I like salsa on everything. Especially macaroni.

Patrick O'Grady writes some good stuff.

Till later....stay warm. Brrrrr

Monday, January 17, 2005

Visiting relatives and more links..............

Like I had said in my previous post, our family went to visit my 85 year old Aunt Helen. She and her husband Charlie are doing pretty good. Uncle Charlie had his knees and one hip replaced a few years ago and has quite a bit of trouble getting around but he does okay for someone that is 88 years old. Took'em out to lunch and had a nice time.

Today is Martin Luther King day, all the kids have off-looks like I'll not have a quiet house today. Dan's 14 year cousin Joe is sleeping over, between the both of them they have enough Playstation and Xbox stuff to stay busy all day. My nephew is small for his age but he makes it up with smarts, he doesn't let his smaller stature get in the way of him having a good time.

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Not sure why I put this pic up.
I suppose it's only funny if you have kids.

Some more of my favorite sites............. Say it with signs. British mountain biking site. European slant on all things cycling.

The Lance and Discovery Channel Cycling news. You have to sign up, but it's free. Free is good. North Shore news. Yeah, I know, I not a freerider but I really dig the whole scene. I'm not sure how this guy got started but I'd like to follow in his footsteps. Must be nice making your living that way. Lance is a reader so you know the guy has fresh content. Another British web site. These folks also publish a magazine. I've never seen the mag here on the East Coast, but if anybody has back issues, I'd love to check them out. This guy lives in the Baltimore/Washington area. I've met him and he's a super nice guy. Does a very nice blog and be sure to check out all 5 issues of his online mag. Good stuff.

Everybody has their favorite bike shop. Mine is Gung Ho Bikes. Been going there since I started back riding in 96. Online discounters have their place I suppose, but in my mind- Service is king and Jay provides it.

Check back here this spring when for more shop opening news, a friend of mine will be opening up his own shop up and then I'll have 2 places to spend money. I better get a part-time job soon. Very nice freeware site from the UK. Need to know something? Somebody, somewhere has written about it and posted it here. This site is better then any encyclopedia once you learn how to use it. Go ahead, type in "Bicycling" in the search box.

When we were looking for a new digital camera, I went to this site. Can't beat it to find out features and reviews.

I am a reformed motorhead. Two of my vices include NHRA drag racing and the WRC. Both branches of the sport are way cool. Nhra guys do the 1/4 mile 0 to 330 mph in about 4.5 seconds(Top Fuel) and the WRC drivers have balls the size of bowling balls for the way they drive sideways through the woods.

If I didn't spend all my disposable income on cycling, I'd be spending it on this. I've been up to Kranzel's RC raceway in Leymoyne and I enjoy watching the races.

Here's a good site for news. Put in your zip code and get all the local news as well. Pretty nice site for news junkies like me.

Till later.............

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Some of my favorite sites........

I have about a bazillion sites bookmarked. Mostly about cycling, satire, and some automotive stuff.

Here are my top ten.

Fark- you never know what they are gonna come up with because people from across the world donate links.

The Onion. Some of the best satire out there.

Landover Baptist Church. Good stuff as long as you have a sense of humor.

Ernie's House of Whoopass. Not entirely PC. All kinds of good stuff from down under. Oh yeah, this one ain't PC for sure. I don't buy very much mail order stuff but these folks have some killer deals on their own brand clothing and some awesome close-out deals from time to time.

A Weasel's World. This guy is from North Vancouver, has a very interesting blog plus has links to some other fine, fine blogs. This is the Big Daddy of all sites concerning Firefox, Mozilla and Thunderbird. If you are still using IE6 to browse the net, check these folks out. Read up and educate yourself- this is the way to go. It's fairly easy to set up and there are all kinds of extensions to customize your browser. Once you use tabbed browsing, you'll never go back.

Castlecops and are two of my fav sites to read up on the latest concerning spyware and program reviews.

I think that was more then ten. Oh well, maybe next time I'll continue the list because I ain't done yet.

I was a total nancyboy as far as riding Saturday. I must be getting old or something, I really ain't up to riding when it's cold out. Sue me. I'll be the guy paying for it in April.

On Sunday our family is going to Lititz to visit my very dear Aunt Helen. Aunt Helen is closing in on 90 and she is pretty damn cool. Her 2nd husband (her first passed away while they, lets say he was.....getting busy) is a pretty good guy as well, but his health has been fading. My first memories of her were when she was in her late forties(this was back in the late sixties) and she was the coolest relative I had.

She has been more places and done more things then most folks get to do. Maybe I'll put up some stuff sometime.

Here's a pic of my chopper.
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Has different handlebars and the most important accessory..........a bugle horn. Gotta have a bugle horn to bugle people. Also gotta get a couple tubes, it already has a slow leak in the front tire.

I have a saddlebag to install yet, I also have to figure out a way to put some sort of bottle holder on the bike. It has no bungs drilled into the frame for a bottle holder. I'm not gonna be riding this thing 40 or 50 miles at a clip but it would be nice to not be thirsty. This bike is all about having fun.

This ever happen to anybody?............My wife and I went to Sam's club to pick up a package of blank CD's and ended up spending 350 bucks for..........stuff. It's mostly all stuff we use like frozen foods, CD's, books, a really cool gel/foam mattress pad, a spiffy head mounted led light, and chicken quesadillas.

Okay, on second thought, it might not have all been necessary, but it was kinda fun spending my wife's overtime pay.

I suppose that's why I don't get to go shopping very often.

Ouch. That woulda hurt for a few seconds. I am familiar with that kind of mixer and somebody disabled some safety features for him to have been able to do what is described in the article.

This is guaranteed to be a clusterf*** when it comes out. I can't see upgrading this computer. Why the heck would I? I works exactly the way I want it to and rarely crashes.

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Darth tater.

Don't get me wrong, this is cool but I wish they would have spent the money on replacing the Hubble.

This is neat-o if you are a dog owner.

Registered for the NY Times? Unfortunately you'll have to to read this article. What could possibly go wrong?

I use "mouse gestures" with Windows XP and Firefox, never heard of "finger gestures" before. All the finger gestures I know are pretty rude.

I need one of these.............................In dark blue with tan leather please.

I don't watch alot of TV but I have my favorite shows. This is an awesome online guide. Just sign up or put in your zip code and follow the prompts. Good stuff.

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Nice seat, but for 265 bucks-it oughta be pretty darn nice. I won a Fi'zi:k seat at last years YAMBA "Wheel of Swag" ..........they are comfortable.

One more buddy Ed over at has redone his site. Pretty spiffy looking if you ask me. According to Ed, he has all kinds of stuff lined up. Looking forward to it. I've ridden with Ed and he's good people.

Till later folks and thanks for reading.

Winter's back..........

Geez, it musta dropped 30 degrees in the past 24 hours. It's only in the 30's so it could be much worse. Too cold to ride up at Rocky Ridge when I know I'm gonna get wet as well. I'm too old for that shit.

Ever do stuff like this? One night at work we waited until a new guy went to the bathroom to take a dump and 4 or 5 of us followed him in a minute later. We were all armed with five gallon buckets of water and we all dumped them in over the top of the stall...................... Surf's up dude.

This is different. I think they are assorted security cameras.

Here is some very ugly food. Yuck.

Another article on one of my favorite web sites. Please don't light my ass up for posting this, everyone takes themselve way too seriously nowadays. Lighten up already.

Watch the video on this page. I think I woulda just shot'em after I spun him out. Tasering him probably was more fun though.

This looks like my 8th grade history teacher.

Oh shit.

Thanks for reading.........

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Not my night.........

Ever go to work and get the feeling that it isn't your day? I had "one of those nights" last night. Let me see if I can remember all the things that went wrong...........

-Opened a 50 pound bag of flour directly onto the floor and my shoes instead of the holding bin it was supposed to go in.

-Smashed my finger. Burnt the same finger. Twice.

-Dropped a 10 pound box of tiny little ice cream jimmies(we use them to make fancy donuts) ALL over the floor. Ten pounds of ice cream jimmies covers a lot of floor.

The best goof-up? I burnt 20 loaves of bread so badly they were black the entire way through. Oops.

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Things could be worse........................

My wife and I work different shifts. She works 1rst shift and I work 3rd shift. Since our son is asthmatic, he misses school from time to time. Yesterday happened to be one of those days but not because he was "sick".

He's been off for a couple days with a pulled muscle in his side. The kid's pretty tough, he was all dressed and ready for school and decided at the last second it was gonna be too much for him. Whenever he's off, I don't really sleep that well, who would when they know they have a sick kids at home?

Looking forward to the weekend so I can catch up on some sleep.

Got some different handlebars for my chopper, they're the dog's balls. To bad it's gonna be 35 degrees this weekend. Gotta give props to Jay, he's a pretty cool LBS owner-didn't charge me for the handlebars. Thanks bro. Now all's I need is a bugle horn and some cool mirrors. It's all good.

I'll post some pics sometime this weekend..............................

Is this guy a total dickhead or what?

No WMD? Gosh, I guess we can pack our shit up and leave then .........right?

He's not guilty. Suuuuure.

I like this guy. Our son wants to work in Las Vegas as a dealer after he gets out of college, maybe I oughta get him hooked up with this guy.

Too much information. Way too much.

Nice ride story. The ride itself didn't seem like a whole lotta fun but we're talking about mad Englishmen here......... To them, riding in a hailstorm is perfectly normal.

From the same site, some sweeet hardtails. I can't see spending the money for a nice full suspension bike when the same amout of cash gets you a super nice hardtail.

An article from the Wahington Post and I'm outta here..................

President of Fabricated Crises

By Harold Meyerson

Wednesday, January 12, 2005; Page A21

Some presidents make the history books by managing crises. Lincoln had Fort Sumter, Roosevelt had the Depression and Pearl Harbor, and Kennedy had the missiles in Cuba. George W. Bush, of course, had Sept. 11, and for a while thereafter -- through the overthrow of the Taliban -- he earned his page in history, too.

But when historians look back at the Bush presidency, they're more likely to note that what sets Bush apart is not the crises he managed but the crises he fabricated. The fabricated crisis is the hallmark of the Bush presidency. To attain goals that he had set for himself before he took office -- the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the privatization of Social Security -- he concocted crises where there were none.

So Iraq became a clear and present danger to American hearths and homes, bristling with weapons of mass destruction, a nuclear attack just waiting to happen. And now, this week, the president is embarking on his second great scare campaign, this one to convince the American people that Social Security will collapse and that the only remedy is to cut benefits and redirect resources into private accounts.

In fact, Social Security is on a sounder footing now than it has been for most of its 70-year history. Without altering any of its particulars, its trustees say, it can pay full benefits straight through 2042. Over the next 75 years its shortfall will amount to just 0.7 percent of national income, according to the trustees, or 0.4 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That still amounts to a real chunk of change, but it pales alongside the 75-year cost of Bush's Medicare drug benefit, which is more than twice its size, or Bush's tax cuts if permanently extended, which would be nearly four times its size.

In short, Social Security is not facing a financial crisis at all. It is facing a need for some distinctly sub-cataclysmic adjustments over the next few decades that would increase its revenue and diminish its benefits.

Politically, however, Social Security is facing the gravest crisis it has ever known. For the first time in its history, it is confronted by a president, and just possibly by a working congressional majority, who are opposed to the program on ideological grounds, who view the New Deal as a repealable aberration in U.S. history, who would have voted against establishing the program had they been in Congress in 1935. But Bush doesn't need Karl Rove's counsel to know that repealing Social Security for reasons of ideology is a non-starter.

So it's time once more to fabricate a crisis. In Bushland, it's always time to fabricate a crisis. We have a crisis in medical malpractice costs, though the CBO says that malpractice costs amount to less than 2 percent of total health care costs. (In fact, what we have is a president who wants to diminish the financial, and thus political, clout of trial lawyers.) We have a crisis in judicial vacancies, though in fact Senate Democrats used the filibuster to block just 10 of Bush's 229 first-term judicial appointments.

With crisis concoction as its central task -- think of how many administration officials issued dire warnings of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein or, now, by Social Security's impending bankruptcy -- this presidency, more than any I can think of, has relied on the classic tools of propaganda. Indeed, it's almost impossible to imagine the Bush presidency absent the Fox News Network and right-wing talk radio.

With the blurring of fact and fiction so central to the Bush presidency's purposes, is it any wonder that government agencies ranging from Health and Human Services to the Office of National Drug Control Policy have been filming editorial messages as mock newscast segments, complete with mock reporters, and offering them to local television stations?

Is it any wonder that the Education Department paid commentator Armstrong Williams $241,000 to promote its No Child Left Behind programs? In this administration, it is the role of a government agency to turn out pro-Bush news by whatever means possible. Fox News viewership in the African American community wasn't very large, and here was Williams, who seemed to have learned during his clerkship for Clarence Thomas that it was rude to decline any gifts.

We've had plenty of presidents, Richard Nixon most notoriously, who divided the media into friendly and enemy camps. I can't think of one, however, so fundamentally invested in the spread of disinformation -- and so fundamentally indifferent to the corrosive effect of propaganda on democracy -- as Bush. That, too, should earn him a page in the history books.

..........................Thanks for reading kids.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

9 Years ago today....................

Anybody remember the Blizzard of 1996? I recall getting ready for work and not really looking outside but when I went to open the garage door it trips the circuit breaker because there was so much snow piled up against it.
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I also recall that year as the first that I owned a snowblower. I was everybodys friend that winter.

This year seems tropical by comparision. So far.

Everybody see Lance's new sponsor? I like the way the jersey's look. I went to to check them out and "discovered" that I ain't buying one. $100 bucks for one jersey? Ouch.

Even though this guy doesn't have legs, he still kicks ass.

This has to suck. 200 bucks a year for each TV? Sure hope George Bush doesn't hear about this.

This is pretty neat. This guy makes his living doing this. Beats working.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I see glazed people...............

I always enjoy watching folks shop as I work. Some folks walk around like zombies with that glazed look in their eyes. I observed one lady look at yogurt for at least 1o minutes. She didn't buy any, she just looked at them.

Other folks race around the store like they are in the Indy 500 or something. One thing almost always stays the same though. When a couple are shopping together-the woman is always in charge. Don't believe me? Go to a grocery store and see for yourself. You'll always see the woman doing the actual purchasing and the guy dutifully follows her with the cart.

The last time I went grocery shopping with my wife, we probably spent 1800 dollars because whenever she asked me if I liked something-I said "Hell yeah, let's get it". That and the fact that I slipped a few essentials in the cart as peanut butter/chocolate ice cream and Doritos. I don't invited to shop very often.

Got my first good ride on my new chopper yesterday. I'm digging it. It's gonna be the perfect bike for putting around. Have to dial in the handlebars yet, I might get different ones not sure yet. Perhaps a set of ape hangers.............

Here's another reason to use Firefox instead of IE6.

I could do this.

This face could stop a train. Maybe a little less make-up would help. Maybe a lot less.

This is a topic of discussion over on the off-topic board. Me? I drive a mini-van with a small V6. Gets about 20 mpg.

Till later..........

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Damn, I have a cool wife...........

Unbeknownst to me, my lovely wife went into Gung Ho this past weekend and paid off the rest of my chopper as a present for quitting smoking 5 years ago. Needless to say, I'm pretty darn happy. Hopefully, I be just as damn happy 30 years from now when I am 75 and still able to ride.

Not sure if a 75 year old version of me will be alive but if I am and I still can ride a bike-one thing's for sure..............I'll be out there riding.

This is cool. I wished I lived in Texas. Well, maybe I don't wish I lived in Texas, but it would be neat to have something like that around here.

I don't belong to a gym, maybe this is why. I figure if i did join one, I'd get kicked out for excessive farting.

Nice gun. Holy shit, is it big enough or what? I have no idea why anyone should be allowed to own one of those. I'm not against gun control by any means, but that puppy is more gun then anybody needs for personal protection.

Other then my family and cycling, my other big passion is motorsports. I follow it all, my favorite is NHRA but I read that Paul Newman just escaped an accident with no injuries. What caught my eye is that the dude is almost 80 years old.

I graduated from high school in 1977. We didn't have the internet, computers or any of that stuff. We also didn't have these. Sad commentary on the parenting skill of today's kids that they need breathalizers in schools.
Hell, if I ever would have went to school drunk, my old man woulda kicked my ass up to about the middle of my back. I know that not everybody has 2 parents at home, but parents sometimes gotta be parents-even if that means being a prick sometimes.

Only in Hollywood. This dude is 21 years older then his 19 year old wife. Betcha he is divorced in 2 years.

This is an interesting article. We have 2 kids and I think they are both pretty good at "life skills" neither one would starve if they were left alone. Our 11 year old son might end up wearing the same pair of underwear for a week or two but things could be worse, right?

This is something I don't ever have to worry about. I don't have a laptop with a camera.

Here's a site for car junkies. Some seriously cool pics.

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Gooing for a ride this morning with a buddy. I haven't been riding for a couple weeks. I could get the "mountain biker excuse" book out and say I've been really busy at work, my back has been a little dodgy, I had a cold etc etc. I'll just take my whoopin' like a man.

YAMBA did some awesome trailwork yesterday, I'd like to see it and maybe take a few pics. Those folks are uptight and outtasight in my book. They have the skills to pay the bills. I'm a co-founder of the group but all I do now for them is do up the front page pics on the website and show up for a couple trailwork days and the occasional ride. I wish it could be more, but working 3rd shift 6 nights a week really puts a damper on things sometimes.

Another one of my fav sites.......... Much to look at here. If politics or smartass commentary piss you off-go here instead.

Like I've said before, I dig all kids of music. The Beach Boys are one of my all time favorite groups. Brian Wilson has a new CD out, it was written back in the 60's and he has finally released it. Knowing some of the history of the group, I know that some of the original recordings for this album were destroyed by a fire, so it will be interesting to hear what on the CD.

Pimp my teeth. WTF? Maybe I'll just get a set of the "teeth spinners" they have advertised.

Before I was married, I used to ride motorcycles. Now I just ride bikes. All I have to do now is con my LBS into letting me test ride some of their new bikes and posting some reviews online. If you're reading this Jay-you know my number:-)

.....................Yeah, like that would actually happen.

Till later................

New bike shop in York.........

I heard from my buddy that's starting up a new bike shop this spring........... Looks like it's gonna be around the middle of April. It's going to be located at Ed's Ski and Cycle here in York on Queen St.

About 40 to 50 people visit this site a day, so if ya'll go there on grand opening, I'm sure Will would appreciate the business. It's has to be awesome and terrifying at the same time opening up your own business. Best of luck bro and congrats on the new addition to the family!

Myself? I'm a bike junkie so anyplace that has bikes and bike parts, well-that's my kinda place so I'm sure I'll stop in from time to time.

Only 260 bucks yet and I can stop visiting my chopper at Gung Ho and bring it home with me. If ya never been to Gung Ho, check'em out. Jay has all kinds of bikes and a way cool dog named Indy. When you walk in the front door and Indy looks like she is all teeth, don't worry-she is actually smiling. Like I said-great dog.

Today's my day off from work so if things work out later today, I plan to head up to Rocky Ridge County Park and help out the YAMBA crew with trailwork at 1 PM.

There are 1746 servings of fat at 900 calories a serving in a 50lb cube of donut shortening, according to the nutritional info printed on the side of the box. I use a 50 pound cube of the stuff every night. Yuck.

Till later and take it easy on the donuts, okay?

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Almost hit a deer..............

Saw my life flash before my eyes last night. I was on my way to work driving down Rt83, and was in the process of passing a semi when a deer came out of nowhere and ran across my path and then across the path of the truck. Not so sure the truck didn't get a piece of him.

Talk about crapping your pants.

Kinda like this bear after he climbed up a utility pole.

This is a cool computer. I used to have a Ford Fairmont with that much rust on it. Owned it for 8 years and never had to put a penny into besides regular maintainence. It was used up by the time I traded it in.

You'd think twice before you cut this car off in traffic. Insane. I like.

I'm gonna guess this guy has a hard time getting dates.

This my friends, is one smoking computer
deal. Check out those stats.

Pimp my bride.

Haven't been writing about any riding because I haven't had any time too ride since the holidays.

Till later............

Friday, January 07, 2005


Bought a pair of sneakers this past weekend for work.

Pretty exciting, huh? For some reason, I am really digging these shoes. Gotta be the most comfortable sneaks I have had for awhile. Probably go back to Gabriel Bros this weekend and they will be all out. Figures.

I love to go places and just people watch, you can get some good insights on how people behave. In general, I think folks are a lot ruder then they ever were before. I see that quite a bit where I work and I'm sure it's the same everywhere. My point? Be nice unless someone gives you a reason to not be nice. Then it's okay to be a prick.

These people are my heros.

The picture in this article kinda tells the story, doesn't it?

Oh yeah, this is gonna be an interesting trial. Can you imagine Big Mike in prison? He'll make somebody(or perhaps a whole cellblock) a nice girlfriend. What a squirrel.

Here are some good quotes. I've always admired John McCain-I'm glad he is #1

Here's a news flash. Duh.

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I think the guy has a right to do whatever he wants to with his property, but unless he had a building permit-I think it should come down. After all, it's 30 feet high and I wouldn't want it to fall onto my property and possibly injure someone. The 4000 people that visit a year would suck if you lived next to him. I'd just have to bust out some Black Sabbath.

Here is a good example of "gun control" ....................aim carefully.

Ironic. I wonder if somebody got their ass reamed afterwards.

Awwwww. It's all about the pretty little cats. If you know me, you're gonna expect something to blow up or be funny by the time you get to the end of this site. You'd be wrong. I actually like cats. Not as much as dogs though.

Never bang a tempered steel knife onto a hard surface.

I can't remember if I posted this before or not and I'm too lazy to check. Why would someone run a quart of warm salt water through each nosehole? If I did it, the water wouldn't come out my other nose hole-it would run out of my ear.

Saw this on Short and sweet.

Till later...........

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Just some random thoughts today...........

Now I'm not the most handsome guy around but this lady should have at least combed her hair before they took a picture of her for this article. Kind of reminds me of one of our regular customers.

We have a guy thats about 65-70 and has one of the worst toupees I have ever seen. It's about 2 sizes too small so it sorta perches on top of his head. Thats not the worst, it is jet black. Doesn't really make him look younger- it makes him look silly.

This is sad. I saw this clip and it's mean to boo somebody. Even if they do suck.

This guys TV must not have an "off" button.

What a bunch of dickweeds. Not that I'd actually call them that.

I'm like this, but only with donuts.

Luckily, I live in the "Areas east of the Appalachian Mountains" area. Doesn't sound like a good time. I have 2 nephews and a neice travelling through that area this weekend. Hope they don't get stuck at an airport somewhere.

I'm more of an Orioles fan but this story about the Yankees is pretty good. I read somewhere that the Yankees payroll is over 200 million bucks a year. Wow, that's a lot of money.

This is messed up.

Britney? Britney who? Does anyone really give a shit what she or her trailer trash husband are up to?
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She is pure class. And yes, I smudged the "U"

Hats off to this guy. It must have sucked to weigh as much as a Yugo.

If you're a redneck, you'll think you have died and went to heaven after you visit this site.

This is a pretty neat-o truck. Too bad it cost 40,000 bucks.

Till later......

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I like to teach..................

I am the "in-store training manager" for about a dozen stores where I work. I get sent all kinds of folks that are planning to make a career out of baking. I usually spend a week with someone to introduce them to our program, then they get sent to their home store to work with the folks that run that particular department.

Over the past 29 years, I've worked with all kinds of people. Some folks think they know more then me, some think what I do is easy and blow off everything I tell them and some actually learn stuff.

This week I am working with a young man that is mentally challenged. He probably operates on about a 4th or 5th grade level emotionally and I would say that is where is reading ability is as well.

The guy is doing super.

I love the guy, you tell him something and it's like he's a sponge. He has an amazing memory and as long as wherever the guy ends up has an understanding staff-he'll do very well. It almost makes me think we oughta train some more folks like Brian and send them to our corporate office to run things.

I've worked with a few mentally challenged folks over the years and the same thing holds true for every one of them.

-They are almost always in a positive frame of mind.

-They have a different way of looking at things that sometimes makes more sense then "conventional thinking".

-They all are pretty darn hard workers.

I had won a company competition last fall and it took nearly 3 months for them to send me my check for 1rst place. I was telling Brian about this last night in the course of conversation and he said he wished he was in charge because he woulda had it straightened out.

Indeed. He probably would have too.

This guy coulda caught on fire.

WTF? This has got to be a parody article.

Sure glad I don't make donuts for these guys.

Saw this and had to post a link since I was a "twentysomething" in the 80's. Bon Jovi still rules brah.

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Ironic, isn't it?

This guy is one of my favorite comedians. Needless to say-these clips ain't safe for work.

Till later.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

It don't take much to make me happy..........

This might seem trivial, but did anybody out there ever use one of these kinds of razors? I got one for Christmas and used it for the first time yesterday. The vibration thing is pretty cool but I'm afraid I'm gonna shave my mouth off or something.

Good shave though.

Only 460 bucks more and my chopper is all mine. It's gonna be a great bike, my old man is gonna love it.

Saw this reading like Disney has a serious f**king problem.

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................Cool house

I'd say this guy shoulda read up on anger management a little more. The guy oughta be hog tied and thrown in a cell with "Bubba" for a couple days.........................
He'd have a whole new perspective on things.

I love watching Dr Phil, I don't always agree with what he has to say, but he isn't afraid to tell it like he sees it.

This guy shouldn't have ever gotten a ticket.What a bunch of corn fed asswipes.

Neat advertising campaign. Is there anything that Clear Channel doesn't own?

Till later............

Sunday, January 02, 2005

I missed the boat.

Well, I was gonna ride Saturday. Only slept 3 hours and woke up feeling crappy. Now it's supposed to rain for the next few days.
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................I love it when a plan comes together.

If you want to help with tsunami relief, here is some info. Our company is taking up a collection. Our parent company is located in the Netherlands and as it turns out-quite a few Dutch vacation in the affected area.

Here are some amazing satelitte pics of the area. One can only imagine the devastation.

Here's a video of me giving our daughter her first parallel parking lesson. She's pretty good, huh?

This cat is more coordinated then the one I posted yesterday. I would just make sure I left the lid up at all times.

Set aside a few minutes for this article. Dave Barry rocks.

Rumsfeld has a slip of the tongue?

40 more days until the season starts. If you haven't had the experience of watching a car go from 0 to 330 mph in less then 4.5 seconds-you ain't lived. It's pretty incredible.

Finally, this is gotta be the coolest commercial I've seen in quite awhile. Some folks don't like the way that Ford has played on peoples emotions in this clip.


My uncle came back from Vietnam in 71 and the first thing he bought was a bright yellow 428 CJ Mustang. I only got to ride in it once before he shipped back out-I was only 12 at the time was way, way cool.

Till later...............

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Hey it's summer out.............

Not much to say today, gonna hit the sack early and try and wake up early too enjoy some of that 60 degree weather we are gonna have this afternoon.

Woo hoo...........

Till later.