• Dogs,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Stuck on Stupid

    Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway

    WTF First off, a WTF moment. Yesterday Obama essentially told the gay community that they were on their own, at least by action. His words said something else, but his actions said, “good luck kids”. But Rush Limbaugh and the GOP are calling themselves the “Oppressed minority”. Really? Google it. It’s their new mantra. But seriously you OxytContin addled hot mess, you couldn’t get health care for your family? You don’t have the right for them to be present in the hospital room if you’re gravely ill? Your step children can be taken away at a moments notice? Really? Someone held a gun to your head and told you that…

  • Wine of the Day

    It’s time for dinner now let’s go eat

    Professor Cousin and his daughter, the Chemical Engineer are still here.  We discovered during his original adventure out here years ago, a mutual love for cooking, and heat.  He lives in Indiana where food can get pretty boring if you’re not careful.  When he comes here we take turns cooking amazing meals.  The first night they were here I did salmon with a molasses chipotle glaze on a cedar plank.  They made a salad and we had some amazing whole wheat bread from the Model Bakery.  Unfortunately, there was a hole in the cedar plank and it caught fire and the salmon was slightly over done.  Tasty, just over cooked. …

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I’ve got my foot on the accelerator, driving

    How do you spell dumb ass?  Apparently the “Contra Costa County Assessor” will work.  If this story gets legs look for a new Assessor in CoCo county. I’m stuck working my way through one of those online traffic schools since I’ve been a bad dog.  Did you know that you may not use your horn when approaching bicyclists or horses from behind?  I just thought it was obnoxious.  I didn’t know you couldn’t do it.  They also talk about one of my pet peeves, yielding to emergency vehicles.  Those guys have their lights lit up because somebody is in trouble.  I always think about somebody I cared about dying because…

  • Wine of the Day

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels

    I must clean my office today. The housekeeper isn’t allowed in this room.  The last thing I need is her changing my stacks around…as if I knew what was in a single stack here.  I’m almost over this cold.  I’m postponing my ride until tomorrow.  I’ve decided to take it easy and make it a mostly flat quick 50 mile run.  A total of 1000 feet of climbing equals mostly flat after last week.  Truth be told, my legs need a rest, clearly my body has had enough of my bullshit.  Time to listen. So when I went to Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants last night to make my club pick…

  • Cycling

    The Sierras kicked the Donner Party’s ass too

    It’s a good day when today’s title is a dolphyngyrl quote. You know when you wait half a year for your vacation. And you’re going to go someplace absolutely fabulous like Mexico or Hawaii and have fruity drinks with umbrellas and lay in the sun and forget about your life for a week? And then you get there and you get a cold and spend the whole week sick? There’s actually a reason why that happens. Our minds are funny things. They can actually hold our bodies together for longer than they should. When the mind lets up then the bug takes you down. It’s actually a pretty common phenomenon.…

  • Cycling,  Rant

    Don’t forget to lock up your car, small time Hawaiian borrowing going on over there

    Today’s a link dump, and probably so much more. First off, something that really pissed me off. Are you guys freaking kidding me? He weighed 5 pounds and they shot him three times? Uh, did you guys think he was on dust? If you try and catch a dog and can’t, shooting him is always the best solution. Did they teach you how to make that decision in Police school? Bet not. These morons don’t need badges. Or guns. Speaking of morons, for those of you out of the title business, wake up every single morning and thank your god. You don’t have to deal with lenders who refuse to…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Went all around the world just couldn’t spit it out

    [youtube 2WpDH5zbhIk] Today includes the Bucket List and so much more. The Century is like a bucket list item. So is a marathon. So is bench pressing my weight. (Only happened once in competition) But my bucket list isn’t really like any others. And there are things that I can tell you that I’ll never make, and other’s I probably won’t make. And then there’s things that I can say in my life I’ve been lucky enough so far to see or be part of, some more striking than others. In no particular order, things I’ve been lucky enough to see or do. And remember this morning Lauren Bacall perform…

  • Cycling

    With the barbeque sauce and a dental floss chill

    Alright the part you’ve all been waiting for. First off, lets just say, the Sacramento Wheelmen are a bunch of sadists. I was talking to Professor Cousin last night and he said “Don’t you mean masochists?” No, I don’t, none of those assholes rode in the ride. Sierra CenturyFind more Bike Rides in Rocklin, California When your club puts on the ride a lot of your guys are working the SAG’s and stuff like that. This map is deceptive. There was actually nearly 6500 feet of climbing but we only went up 2800 feet. That means we took the long way up. The ride started off innocent enough. Nearly 30…

  • Cycling

    Symbolized bar code quick ID

    Today was going to be about something a lot different, but that’s how things go sometimes here at PBE. Now we know that Rita went to the vet a week ago and they said she had crystals.  $200.  Then they both went in for their respective issues two days ago $600.  Yesterday Rita came running in the house sneezing like a fool and yeah, sneezing blood.  It was a foxtail.  $350.  For those of you who haven’t met Rita, she is a creature in constant state of motion.  She wakes up and starts jumping on and off the bed to wake me up.  Unless she’s trying to be nice and…

  • Rant

    Cause they can’t make opinions meet about God

    I was going to leave this one alone simply because it’s so controversial. But then I thought “when has that ever stopped you?” And it hasn’t. And it won’t. There is absolutely no justification for the cold blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller. The fact that Fox News’ talking heads act like he was some sort of criminal is in itself criminal. It is what it is and it’s cold blooded murder. Dr. Tiller operated within the purview of the law. While the butterfly wingnut faction tried to call it otherwise, his practice fell within the constraints of Kansas’ laws. Murdering him did not. It is a hate crime and…