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Hello, Friday – It’s Good to See You

Hello, Friday – It’s Good to See You

Happy Friday, Y’all. It’s been a draining work week and I’m glad to see it coming to a close. My Fridays in the office have a palpable feeling of impending escape. They’re lighter than the other four days in the clink. Is it the same with you?

It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Unlike many of this holiday’s images I see in media where mom gets breakfast in bed and a macaroni necklace or something, I won’t be celebrating that way. I kinda hate Mother’s Day, for no rational reason other than it seems forced. It’s a weird manufactured pressure to tell someone something. I see it in the same way that many do Valentine’s Day. What can I say, I’m a curmudgeon.

We’ve got thunderstorms rolling our way for the weekend. That’s a bummer since I have been enjoying getting back into the swing of day-tripping on the bike. If I’m not already traveling and making the best of a rainy day, I”m less inclined to venture out from home to spend the day riding in it.

If I end up homebound, maybe I’ll be able to finish up some of the 200+ drafts that are sitting in my blog’s Drafts folder. Some of them are just a few pictures, some are rambling thoughts or snippets of ideas, and some need to go right into the trash. It feels like there is always some kind of digital cleaning to do. Invariably when I do tidy up around here, I’ll rediscover some dusty post and think – I like that one. Maybe when I find those a “re-run” post is in order to call back old stuff. I dunno.

Hope you have a nice weekend in your part of the universe.


Friday Check-In: Hello from Sleepy Weirdo-Town

Friday Check-In: Hello from Sleepy Weirdo-Town

Happy Friday, youz guyz.

This week started off pretty good but then somehow tripped and landed on its head. On Wednesday, I woke up in the middle of the night. Whatever it was that woke me up, was enough to turn my brain on. Once that happens? It’s over, Johnny. I’m up.

Unfortunately, at my advancing age, I don’t seem to be able to just snap right back after being up all night. Remember how you could just stay up forever when you were 21? Now, it takes me a few days to get back to feeling normal. As a result, I’m limping into Friday with tired eyes, but good spirits.

Don’t really have much fun stuff planned for the weekend. Just a bit of idea polishing. A few weeks ago, I started noodling around with thoughts of taking a road trip. Nothing grandiose like heading out west or anything. Just my usual bumming around looking at “stuff.” And so, I’ve been moving forward with getting that worked out. I’ll probably do a bit of tinkering on that front.

Other than that, I’ll be taking things as they come. Do a little daydreaming, maybe post some stuff I’ve been sitting on, do some wondering where the day went. You know, pretty standard stuff.

How about you? Is anything super-funtacular going on with you this weekend?


Achievement Unlocked: Slacking Motorcycle Blogger!

Achievement Unlocked: Slacking Motorcycle Blogger!

Greetings from the land of absentee bloggers! I thought it was about time I brushed some of the cobwebs away and put up an update.

You missed me, didn’t you? 😉
Just go along with it even if you didn’t. It’s good for my battered self esteem.

In the couple of weeks since I last posted, I’ve actually ridden my motorcycle quite a lot. For some reason, I just haven’t taken the time to write about it.  That really goes against the whole premise of being a blogger, doesn’t it? I told you I like to live on the edge.

So, What’s New?

The Ural

Things on the Ural front are status quo. The 3-wheeled smile machine is still happily chugging along bringing sunshine to the masses. No problems with it, since some folks have asked. ::knocks wood:: 

I get it – but it always bugs me when people ask if anything has gone wrong with it. It’s just a little douchey. If something craps out on it, you guys will be the first to know.

I am still in awe with just how people react to the big orange girl. It is always met with a smile. And that… makes me happy.

The Tiger

My sick Tiger was all fixed up a few weeks ago.

Tigers at the red rooster

Remember how the “thingy” had been wonky by the ignition? Well it turned out a wire inside had broken loose. Why? Who knows? And really, I don’t care. All I know is the Tiger and I were reunited and it feels so good.

That should cover your Peaches and Herb quota for the month.

The Berkshire Big Adventure

It’s almost time for the 2013 Berkshire Big Adventure ride – my favorite ride of the year. This year it is a two-day event so I’m all sorts of excited about that.

Berkshire Big Adventure
AMA National 2 Day Adventure Ride
May 18-19, 2013

Seeing as how I haven’t ridden my Husky offroad in months, I am expecting to be really rusty. Being rusty when you already suck at something… well, that should bring about some interesting results. Ah, what the hell. I’m hoping for the best!

You can find some old posts about the BBA here:

And our video from 2011 that I just love to recycle because it was so much fun:


The Minuteman 1000

I’ve had to withdraw from doing the Minuteman Rally because I still haven’t mastered being in 3 places at once. Oh well, whaddayagonnado?

Equinox to Equinox Rally

I’m still riding around taking pictures of things for the E2E Rally.

I’ve been trying to get off of the Island to pick up some points and leave the local stuff for when I have less time to get out.

St. Johns in the Wilderness

The downside of this plan is that I fucking hate the Long Island Expressway at this point and am sick of making the hour long slog to get off this island. Cue violins. But, that’s the price I have to pay for living in paradise! Oh. Right. 😛


So – that’s what happening around here.

How About You?

Trips, events, rallies – what are you up to?

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