• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Now it’s full of evil clowns

    Some times.  Unfortunately.  Some times you have a front seat to a bad wreck.  I had one.  Today it came to a rest.  The damage is done. I had a friend who I’ve known since the mid 80’s.  We called her Princess, which is what I will call her for the sake of this discussion.  She was a riot.  One of the funniest people I have ever known.  We did some of the silliest things.  As this settles into my brain I’ll remember them all.  She used to say “Why get married?  Why don’t you just go find someone you hate and buy them a house?” We went to her…

  • Rant

    As soon as your born they make you feel small

    Not to be a jerk, but what the hell. The tin foil brigade wants to invoke God at every juncture.  Well, God just kicked your ass.  So instead of asking the federal government for help, since you didn’t want to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy, why don’t you just go pray?  And let God sort it out.  He will provide.  What do you need my tax dollars for anyway?  You didn’t want to spend them on the eastern seaboard, now I don’t want to spend them on you.  See how that works?  It’s all fun and games until the Almighty unleashed a mile wide tornado isn’t it? That’s…

  • Cycling,  Rant

    You say Rolls I say Royce

    I kind of feel like I owe you a rant about umbrellas. Best yet.  Sarah Palin tweets  “Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas ” Seriously.  1) who gives a crap? 2) Did you asshats forget that Obama is the President of the United States AND the Commander in Chief?  So USMC uniform regulations state says that  Marines don’t use umbrellas but you’re missing the point all of you tin foil capped little numbnuts. The President noted that he had a change of clothes but the Turkish minister might not.  So this is the result.  Kindly stfu. Now on the cycling.  The Amgen blew through…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Summer fling, don’t mean a thing

    I did a century yesterday. There were times yesterday when I thought I would just collapse and fall off of the bike. It was so friggin’ hot out there. It was in the high 90’s when we left Sunol to head out Calaveras. Then it got really hot. 7400 feet of climbing. It was just brutal. Worse than anything on the ride itself, which is good. That means we are in shape for the ride. I did it all but I wanted to quit. I rarely want to quit. When we stopped at Safeway in Pleasanton I downed a big thing of coconut water and grabbed another one in Danville.…

  • Stuck on Stupid

    Kill the headlights and put it in neutral

    Sometimes I wonder, which one is the real Satan.  Is it Rick Scott?  Could it be Jan Brewer?  Or Chris Christie? Rick Scott has brought us the less than successful welfare drug testing program.  Yep, 96% totally clean at a great expense to the State of Florida which actually exceeded the cost of the program.  Well played asshat.  The truth is that the right wing narrative that welfare recipients are just sitting around on their ass taking your tax dollars and smoking weed all day turned out to be doo doo.  The truth is that most of society would prefer to carry their own weight.  Even the black people.  And the Mexicans.…

  • Dogs

    I’ll think of you each step of my way

    For weeks I have been battling nature with Miss Cleo.  Three weeks ago I took her in for the second time expecting to put her down.  She hadn’t eaten in three days and was shutting down.  The vet looked at her and said “I’ll do it if you want me to, but I don’t think she’s ready to go”.  OK.  So $326 later we had some Flagyl some anti-diarrhea medication and a few days, maybe a few weeks.  We got the weeks.  Last week she started not finishing her meals again.  I started adding fresh hamburger and she ate everything.  Then she wouldn’t eat the raw burger.  So I went and…