Ramblings

Folks have expressed an interest in stories/rants I’ve written that were not motorcycle related. I’ve created this space to catch anything I feel the need to post that is off-topic or just doesn’t fit anywhere else. You’ll find some humor here, as well as heaven knows what else. As usual, enjoy, and comments are always welcome.

You’ll find the newest posts at the top.

Ramblings

Damn rabid weasels…

Hang with me…there’s weasels… So I had to vote today…last day of early voting here in Texas and I’m working the election Tuesday…and as I walked in…I was still undecided on the presidential candidates. Every last one of them has … Continue reading

Mmmm…munchies.

Stumbling in after a hard, late run I joined the wife in the living room watching the late news. I kissed her, grabbed handful of snack crackers out of the bag on the coffee table, and popped one in my … Continue reading

You have NO idea…

While I was cleaning out the wife’s old car and putting the junk in the new one…I reached under the driver’s seat and…pulled out a coil of rope with a block and tackle and pulleys…small, elaborate thing…1/4″ line…and hooks…I’d never … Continue reading

A Wonderful Life

June 6, 2012
One moment there, the next he was gone
His shell now empty, his spirit free to carry on.
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Scars on top of scars…

“You’ve paid some dues in your life, haven’t you?” He was just trying to make conversation, but it still was a bit awkward. After all, I was laying face down on a table and he was carving on my butt … Continue reading

Numbers…

So…I bought a used Zumo 550 gps from a friend…figured to try one on the motorcycle but couldn’t really budget for a high-end unit…the used one helps as the 550 is (was) a high-end unit and is waterproof ect. Got … Continue reading

Think…

Sooo….had to go to Sam’s club for a quick stop this morning…when coming back out and getting on the Valk…while fiddling with gloves/etc…I notice the truck parked to the left of me…newer model Chevy…big tires, nice wheels…and 3 of 5 … Continue reading

I’ve no idea…

I was sooo sick this weekend. Unusual for me. Saturday I was shifting between wishing the world would end, and actively getting up and ending the damn thing myself. Alfred, in ‘The Dark Knight’ says, “Some men just want to … Continue reading

Little bit of maintenance…

It seems I have too many wheels on the ground. “Wheels on the ground” is an old farming expression that refers to how much equipment the farm has. Basically, count the wheels. It’s a measure of assets and capability, as … Continue reading

Six Feet, Nine Inches.

Alone in an empty house…wife’s out of town, the pets are with her. It’s just me. It’s times like these that I do those stereotypical “man” things…those things we’re not supposed to do at all, much less with the fairer … Continue reading

Value…

I tend to view the world…relationships, structures, companies, roads, bridges, dreams…everything really, in the terms of the human effort that went into making it a reality. The destruction of an old building for instance, that has no current perceived value, … Continue reading

All the essentials…

I carry a medium sized black duffel bag to work on my commute. It holds my laptop, lunch, clear riding glasses (it will be dark when I get off work), and other stuff. A duffel because they are cheap and … Continue reading

Alone

10/30/09
Help was an hour or better away. Death was only minutes. Death won. See you on the other side buddy. Continue reading

Ten Dollar Easel

01/06/08
Sometimes we’re both cheap AND poor! Continue reading

Reflections

March 02, 2007
Reflections of the past…are echoes of the future. Continue reading

Guy Cooking # 1

(12/18/06)
Free Range Nachos Continue reading

While the Cat’s Away…

(12/12/06)
The mice will use power tools in the kitchen of course! Continue reading

Problems and Solutions # 1

(10/10/06)
Extreme cheese wheeling? Continue reading

Walls

(10/01/06)
His heart slowly torn loose…Swept away in the merciless wind… Continue reading

44 Miles…A Last Ride…

(05/12/06)
I’ll see you on the other side. Continue reading

Random Dolphin

(03/21/06)
…reaching for things beyond. Continue reading

Fifteen Years…one hell of a ride.

(03/16/06)
…one hell of a ride… Continue reading

Just Trying to Express It…

(02/14/06)
Valentine’s Day Continue reading

Sleep Deprivation

(10/10/05)
AND just who’s the son-of-a-mule that clobbered me in the eye? Continue reading

So…A Tree Falls in the Woods…

(10/7/05)
Now, “massive” and “oak” mean HEAVY Continue reading

Something Stupid

(6/13/05)
Hug ’em if you’ve got ’em folks…or kick their ass…whichever seem appropriate. Continue reading

Something Wicked

(5/3/05)
They spew their hate and turn me away… Continue reading

Guys2

(3/18/05)
“You must have done something really bad…” Continue reading

On Death and Dragons

(1/28/05)
That’s the problem, you see, with incarnations…if you’re aware of them…then they are aware of you. Continue reading

The Flower Falls

(1/26/05)
Life’s short folks. Let’s ride. Continue reading

Trip Log

(1/18/05)
Zoom Zoom! Continue reading

Guys

(1/15/05)
Oh how far the mighty have fallen… Continue reading

Peanut Brittle

(12/26/04)
I can see the headlines now… Continue reading

Took a Cruise

(12/6/04)
The Xel-ha Dolphins say “hi!” Continue reading

Shafted

(11/7/04)
You know you’re going to have an interesting day if one of these is on your “to get” list.. Continue reading

Meet Hershey Part 2

(9/7/04)
The ravenous hoard is growing. Continue reading

The Dragon’s Out Tonight

(5/22/04)
Maybe I’ll find the music to go with it some day… Continue reading

Meet Hershey

(5/7/04)
More cute dog stuff… Continue reading

A New Arrival

(5/6/04)
A ravenous hoard has descended on the household (cute dog stuff). Continue reading

Iron Justice

(3/10/04)
There was a tremendous amount of blood on the glass… Continue reading

You’re Gonna What?!

(2/17/04)
Apparently it involves chemicals AND lasers. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Wishes

2/14/04
Smoochies for the rest of us… Continue reading

It’s All Connected

(2/1/04)
Be careful…very careful… Continue reading

Even Dragons Need Their Moms

10/26/03
Some things just should not be accepted… Continue reading

The Owl and the Pussycat…and the Twin Colt 45’s With Laser Sights

(5/1/03)
The room was a frightening mess. There was blood splattered across the bed and halfway up the wall completely on the other side of the room. Continue reading

More Complicated than it has to Be

(4/1/03)
So…here’s to my brother… Continue reading

Crunch! … The Sequel (gad!)

(2/1/03)
I could give a sh!t about the car, as long as she is OK. Continue reading

Crunch!

(12/26/02)
Airbags do not taste like chicken. Continue reading

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