• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling,  Dogs,  Home Improvements,  Photojournalism

    I’m not expecting to grow flowers in the desert

    Today I rode Bear Creek with my friend Javier. We met at Morgan Stanley. We went through the Series 7 and sale training together. He’s over at Oppenheimer now and I’m one of the Undead. Bear Creek is an 18 mile course that has three ridiculous hills at the end… the three bears. Back in the 1970’s this course was used by the Olympic team for time trials. They had to do three laps. Last time we did this I couldn’t get the last two hills without a break. This time I got it but I’m pretty sure I will be unable to move tomorrow morning. If I could solve…

  • Wine of the Day

    A bottle of red, a bottle of white, It all depends upon your appetite

    Rita is still a bit of a thief. I was using mousetraps to keep her off of the kitchen counters, but I got tired of leaning over the counter to get something and getting a part of me that I would rather not have in a mouse trap, caught in the mouse traps. So I quit on that, but she still steals things occasionally. Yesterday she stole some garlic. I didn’t notice, since I haven’t done the spring cleaning yet. So this morning Beauregard noses around her bed a little bit and then takes something. It didn’t really register what it was, since I wasn’t missing the garlic yet. I…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Wine of the Day

    Burn bad ganja pon him little rowing boat

    That’ll get me a ton of hits that really don’t matter. I’m off today and I couldn’t be happier. I need a couple of days to do some spring cleaning around the farm. I’m a lousy housekeeper and I really miss Annie, and her family who used to clean my house and love my dogs. If this bullshit ever turns around, she will be the first luxury added back in. You see, I’m still coughing and I’m sure it’s because I can’t ever catch up around here. So tomorrow, all day is spring cleaning. Today, however is drinking. I’m heading off to the gym today to do the crossfit Workout…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Powerlifting,  Rant,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

    Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

    Or the other song line could have been: Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug On the other hand, I got a lot done. Sometimes I think Escrow offices are petrie dishes for psychoanalysts. Or maybe just psychos. At the end of the day, it all came out pretty nicely, with the noted exception of an impending departure, which makes me sad. On a better note, the following from the comments section, our very own PBE peanut gallery: Major news coming our about Donna Hedegard and her pending lawsuit against Mercury and Harritt plus her new job. The good people do prevail ! I’m going to be the…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Dogs,  Stuck on Stupid,  Title Insurance

    Miss Liberty depicts her qualms and grins

    If ever there was a question about how good the Wine Dog is, today would erase all doubt. I’m working on a fractional interest condo that’s being reassembled. Kind of like a Humpty Dumpty condo. It actually inspired the attorney I was working with to use the term “bifurcation” in a sentence on Friday around 4pm. At that point I asked for her office address so I could come down and slap her for using a word like that on a Friday afternoon. I am a dying breed, withering on the vine of corporate America. Why? Funny you should ask. Bloodletting at the Bloodless Empire First, the fact that Radical…

  • Body for Life,  Powerlifting,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Another jam, another day, another hair is turning grey

    I’ve been formulating a pet peeves post in my head. This morning trying to get into the Trader Joe’s creamer sent me over the roof. I’m not young, but I’m strong and healthy. If I can’t get the freaking foil thing off of the creamer, what in the name of sam hell makes these corporate nitwits think that average people can get into their products? I finally had to tear it off with my teeth. My dentist would not be to happy to know that is the only way I can get into the damned creamer. My Kirkland ibuprofen is childproof, and Wine Dog proof. I have to cut my…

  • Body for Life,  Powerlifting,  Title Insurance

    I’m gonna get two days for the price of one

    When I first got Beauregard he was just a riot.  The things that went through his dog brain just amazed me.  I thought Xica was creative, Beau was the guy at the party with the lampshade on his head, because nobody does that old joke any more.  He was the dude crushing beer cans on his forehead and opening the bottles with his teeth.  Chicks dug him.  That’s my guy.  Xica actually climbed up ONTO a picnic table to eat the spread one time.  Beau never got a chance at that trick but he had enough of his own.  Rita is following bravely in his footsteps.  I watched her come…

  • Powerlifting,  Rant,  Title Insurance

    You’ll let nobody wait outside your door

    A See how safely the SFPeeDee rides? About today’s festivities… PSYCH! Here’s the English version. Conveniently displayed next to the two headed baby. And for all of your that think American media is slanted, here’s a reality check. Because we all know the Dalai Lama is such a lying sack of shit. Hell, just last night he was out in Oaktown with Desmond Tutu hanging with the bitches. Think there’s a disconnect? I went over to the Embarcadero at lunch. I signed up for Chris Daly’s text alerts today. I got about 20 of them. Too bad they missed the boat…and then some. SFGATE was reporting that they were going…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant

    I spent some time in the Mudville Nine

    Opening day. It used to be one of my most favorite days. It seems like the Giants always get Atlanta…and Greg Maddux. Back in the day at the ‘Stick I used to get tickets in Section 18. It was over the opposing pitching bullpen. I tortured them. They heard me holler about everything including their Momma. I remember one year when Atlanta was in their heyday and Maddux was unstoppable. I started in on him. Greg! It’s not going to go so well tonight. Feign injury and hit the showers early. You don’t want your ERA to take a beating tonight! All the stars aligned that night and the Giants…