• Cycling

    Jaws was never my scene and I don’t like Starwars

    OK, I said I had an announcement coming and well, here it is. I’ve decided to ride in the LiveStrong Challenge in San Jose as part of Team Fatty. I’ve been following his site and his wife’s battle for about a year now. I’m fat, I ride and I hate cancer. It was a natural. I’ll be riding what’s called a metric century. 100km or 65 miles…so you don’t have to do the math. I know many PBE readers are out of work, but this is a battle that will affect most of us somehow at some point in our lives. Even $5 helps me reach my team goal and…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Along the forest road there’s hundreds of cars

    Sometimes when days get going in their own direction, it’s best to just ride it out and see where it takes you. Yesterday was one of those days. I started out in Brentwood. I rolled up on a new assignment. Thankfully most of the new stuff we’re getting right now is vacant. This one was no exception. It had been on the market for over 6 months as a short sale. I got there and the old agent’s lock box and signs were still there. I called them to let them know that 1) we’re taking this over and 2) I pulled your key 3) come pick up your box…

  • Cycling,  Title Insurance

    I still want a hula hoop

    [youtube MPBS7dVrE1U] Well, I’ve been holding off on this because to me it’s really depressing. I know it means that a lot of people are probably going to be hittin’ the bricks and I know the quality that two formerly great organizations will soon be providing. Dinty Moore bails out. The Burgermeister wins and the customers lose again. And the workers? Thanks for playing our game. I’m sure all of you as of Monday formerly LandAm title folks have been seeing The Evil Empire’s agents of destruction skulking around your facilities. You know what’s next. Bottom line if you didn’t catch on with Old Repulsive 20 years ago and stay…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bush is a Moron,  Title Insurance

    Right is only half of what’s wrong

    File this under It’s About Damned Time.  And we may have another NASCAR Teddy Worst Person in the World nomination.  Did I read that right?  The former Chief Executive of Lawyers Title is calling the LandAm board out on that one?  Good.  They deserve it.  Now why does NASCAR Teddy still have a job?  Why haven’t the stockholders tossed the board.  Why oh why? I was surprised to watch the Rachel Maddow show the other night and find her agreeing with PBE…I mean she didn’t mention me specifically but she talked about how whether we like or agree with the President, you still can’t throw shoes at our guy.   It…

  • Title Insurance

    Don’t know what to do, now that pink has turned to blue

    Well, the Garden City Group out of Seattle (I presume as opposed to NY) will be handling the Mercury Companies Bankruptcy. Looks like some up to the minute shiz can be found at the new website. Mercury Companies Bankruptcy. For all of you who gave me a bad time about the schedules, they’re located on that website in downloadable form. Now off my ass! I told you it was public information. Looks like The Evil Empire has the blessing of the Cornhusker State to Hüsker Dü their way to 46% of the market, or so they think. Gack. Damn I wish I could get this thing to do an umlaut. …

  • Bush is a Moron,  Title Insurance

    On a sunday afternoon with the remote

    Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition [youtube Xnf12QUBbxI] This is why I can’t take this jackholes seriously.  I mean, seriously!?! [youtube duLds-TZMGw] Aren’t the Secret Service supposed to jump in there and spirit him away?  They seemed a little slow to the party to me.  Then again, I wonder if the Secret Service took a huge cut in pay, have to work more hours and got their homes foreclosed on.  That would explain it.  Just another bizarre moment in this Administration, although I give the guy credit, he can duck with the best of ’em.  Besides, we want this guy healthy.  The last thing we need is Dick Cheney…

  • Cycling

    You better not pout, you better not cry

    [youtube vPaGQEskSKM] Nothin’ but quality here at PBE.  Actually, this is a set up for today’s adventures.  First, I didn’t get my bike ride in yesterday.  Headus up the Assitis.  So I thought it would be a good idea to get that in today before it started raining.  I left before it started raining, however 19 minutes into a two hour ride it started raining.  I learned about riding in the rain today.  One of the worst parts is where the water runs down your back into your tights and settles on your gel seat.  Just sayin’.  My knee warmers did not stay up in the rain and I had…

  • It's all Reagan's fault,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

    The hot july moon saw everything

    I told her I would mention them and I forgot yesterday. I met a gal at Darioush named Marisol. We can use her real name because we’re talking about a real project. The project is Merlove. It’s a documentary in response to Sideways. You know, where Miles says he’s not drinking any more Merlot and all of America stopped drinking Merlot…except the Wine Dog. No, that’s not me on Thursday. Anyway, I checked out their trailers and their blog and their flickr and I can’t wait to catch up with this film. I was watching the flickr slide show that opens up in Seattle and then to my amazement there…