April 20, 2009

Back from SLC

Sup y'all.. have the day off which is nice. Got back yesterday from a bike ride in Salt Lake City with AVman and T-MAY. We had a great time. Long ass drive but AVman has 60 gig of music that spanned the music spectrum - old stuff new stuff and everything in between. That made the drive go by faster and was fun as shit!.

We stopped in southern Utah and I saw a real Big Love girl at a gas station market. She had the old style dress and hair just like in the show. She must have noticed me staring at her cause when she came out - she ran to her car. hahahaha

The area is very beautiful and the ride through SLC was the most scenic ride I have ever done.

The ride started at 6 am at the University. It was cold as all git out. The start was only 4 miles away so we figured it would be a nice warm up. Little did we know that there was a climb up to the start - a big one. We were the only people there that we saw that rode their bike there. Stupid Californians.. hahahaa

The ride itself was a blast. About 1500 riders so you always got to ride in a pack - pass lots of people etc. All the streets were closed (due to the marathon) so there was no stopping the whole way which is way cool. AVman and I had a good ride the whole way. The finish was in the downtown area and riding through those streets with all the big buildings and stuff was just awesome.. made you feel like a real pro!!!!

Here is a nice goofy photo of me and AVman at the finish line... just for your viewing and laughing pleasure:


Big thanks for T-MAY (merc employee) for the idea to go and to AVman for letting us use his truck. We are definitely in for next year!!

BTW: did you know in SLC at some street crossing with no lights, they have signs reminding you to look both ways and to grab a orange flag from the basket on the pole to make you more visible.... and... no one steals the flags!!! They were everywhere - all full. what is this world coming to?? hahahha

Finally - get the new Silversun Pickups CD - best of the year so far for me - it's fantastic!!!

Have a good week!!!

April 10, 2009

All A-Twitter

So it seems all my blog friends now twitter or so the Wrider tells me. I told her I will sign up so I will - be forewarned - it is blocked at work and I have not blackberry etc.. so don't expect to much.

Wed was 14 years with the wifey.. it has been the roller coaster as described in the movie Parenthood but we are still here so that says something. The movie theater by our house shows an old classic movie once a month and this month on our actual anniversary, they showed Gigi (one of her all time favorites) . Of course being a normal guy - I can't stand this movie (never saw it but it was a musical) but I sucked it up and took her anyways. She loved it of course and seeing on the big screen was a treat for her. I only slept for a little I swear!!!

So since I am going to try Twitter, one of you needs to try road biking!! hahahaha - Robbin at work did spin classes for a while but we got her to get a bike and she has started to ride with us. She did 31 miles yesterday (her pace not ours - gotta lay that out there so I don't lose my manliness!!!)) and that was awesome.

The week I did the big 66 mile ride I ended up doing about 114 miles in 7 days. Thighs were sore but I felt really good - hope to keep that chit up if I can.

Did you check out Parks and Recreation last night?? Looks like a keeper - funny as chit!!!

After watching VH1's One Hit Wonders of the 80's I have to leave you with this song - a favorite from the 80's:

Emergency Update!!!

HAHAHA - no really!!!

Just heard about half of No Doubt's cover of Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants and can I say what a piece of shit!! God I hope they ban it!! They took a great song and deeeestroyed it.

Listen to their crap then watch the real thing - all on this link: CLICK HERE