Monday, February 28, 2011


   The flu fell on me last night like a ton of bricks. I woke up super sore and dizzy. Jess forced me to the doctor this afternooon. He gave me a prescription cough syrup and Tamiflu which is supposed to shorten the flu legnth.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Night Race

   I had a great time at the 3rd MTX Race. This one was the night race. Luckily it wasn't as cold as last year. There were about 25 or so racers, and I finished 6th. The course was about a mile and a half with a nice downhill on Deer Trail. The squishy, grassy, slight uphill was the hardest part, that and the pavement climb. Next Sunday will be the last race of the series.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Movie Night 2.0

   Tonight's movie was "Get Him to the Greek"  I liked it, very funny. Russel Brand is so much like Noel Fielding (Vince from Mighty Boosh).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

   It's been raining most of the day and is supposed to rain into tomorrow. I have a mountain bike race Saturday night in Bedford. It looks like it will be a muddy mess.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hump Day

   I had lots of computer problems at work today. As soon as I would start getting somewhere, everything would freeze, and I was back to square one. Eventually I found a loose ethernet connector. That little piece of plastic cause me much headache today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two for Tuesday

1.   If it had to go back to cooler temperatures, I'm glad it waited until today, since I was off from work yesterday.

2.   When it does finally warm up and stay warm, the sun will not be my friend. I should probably buy stock in sunblock.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beautiful Day

   What a gorgeous day. The weather was perfect. I went for a mountain bike ride on Candler's Mtn. The trails were great. Nice and .dry, but not super dusty. It looks like the temperatures are going to go back down a bit later this week. I can't wait until it warms up and stays warm.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


   I am off from work tomorrow for President's Day! I think in the morning I will go out and look for some new slippers. Mine are falling apart. Might look for some Summer clothes too. Then I am mountainbiking on Candler's mtn at 1:00. Shopping and cycling, perfect day! :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


   The team ride was brutal this morning. We didn't go that far, only about 28 miles, and it wasn't a super fast pace. What made it tough was the high winds. Once in a while we would get a nice tail wind, but most of the time it was a head or cross wind. Add that to me not riding for two weeks and I was hurting.

Friday, February 18, 2011

3 Day Weekend

   Shibuya-Hoppmann is one of the few companies that has President's Day as a paid holiday. I think it has more to do with the fact that the Daytona Nascar race is the same weekend. No matter what the reason, it gives me a 3 day weekend. I plan on riding with the team tomorrow morning and probably working at Bikes Unlimited on Sunday. Monday is wide open. I'll most likely end up doing nothing, which is exactly what I want to do. Well maybe a bike ride at some point in the day. :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Today is Jess's and my 5 year wedding anniversary. It certainly wasn't the picture perfect day, but it's still good. I grilled a couple huge porterhouse steaks and made some smashed red-skin potatoes. Of course some marriages make for many many years, but I know mant that don't make it long at all. I think 5 years is a great accomplishment, no matter what happens from here. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Finally sold what was left of my 67 VW bug today. It has been sitting at my parents house for years with no motor, transmission, or rear wheels. A friend wanted it for the front suspension and interion parts. I hope gets some useful things out of it. I know I would not have done anything with it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


   I get to sleep in a bit tomorrow. I have an appointment at 10. (Number 3)  Always good when you can take a morning off from work.

Monday, February 14, 2011


   I feel a little better today, still a little weak and tired. I don't have much of an appetite. Poor Jess is still sick and may have strep throat. I think what I was feeling was just one of my migraines. When  I get them, I get physically ill. I throw up, I get body aches, I get chills and flu like symptoms. All on top of the throbbing headache, with sensitivity to light and sound. But it only lasts for a day or two. Jess has been sick for 3 days now. I feel very bad for her and I am glad I don't have it, so I can take care of her.


I woke up Sunday morning with all intentions of racing the second MTX race in Bedford, but the migraine had other ideas. Like lying on the couch all day not able to eat or drink much. Jess has been sick all weekend too. She has felt really bad, with a sore throat mixed in. I hope mine was just a migraine and not what she has, although I do still felt achey. But that could be from lack of food. We'll see. I hope she starts to feel better today.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


   2 down, about 20 to go. I can barely start to see the effects. I can't wait to see real results.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today is Jess's 36th birthday. She is about 3 and a half years younger than me. Which she is very found of pointing out. lol  And the 17th will be our 5 year wedding anniversary.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Iron Chef

I'm watching Iron Chef America. After losing he crabcake throwdown against Jess's mom, I am ready for our own version of Iron Chef. We will be given a secret ingredient and will have some prep time, then 2 hours to create a full meal using the secret ingredient in every dish. I can't wait, it will be a blast. Time to redeem myself. :) 

On another note. I tried a scented nail polish tonight. It's very strange, it has almost a berry scent after its dried.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hump Day

   It's halfway through the week. I've only worked 2 days, since I took Monday off, but it seems like the week is creeping along. I'm not really complaining. I don't want to be someone one wishes their life away all the time. I do want some things to get here sooner, but it all takes so long.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Top Gear

   I'm watching one of the new episodes of the British show, Top Gear. It combines car info and English dry wit. The 3 hosts are so funny, but not in a slap-stick sort of way. It's tongue and cheek, and sarcasm. This year, an American version has come out. It is horrible. Not even close to the original.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am so ready for Spring. The last two days were a well needed break from the freezing temperatures. I"m ready for shorts and t-shirt weather.


   The first Bedford Mountain Cross race was yesterday. It was perfect weather for it. There was a pretty god turn out for a race in Febuary, about 25 people. This race uses a handicap system so that newer riders get a head start on the more experiences ones. After 5 gruelling laps, I finished in 3rd place overall. The secong race is next Sunday, then a week off and two more races after that.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Tonight we went to Jess's parents. Her mom and I had a crabcake contest with a blind taste test. Unfortunately, I lost. Mine ende up being a litte dry. Our next contest will be Iron Chef style with a secret ingredient.

First Mountain Cross race is tomorrow. The weather should be nice, but the trails are going to be muddy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

So far, so good

   It's been over a month and I have a blog entry for everyday. I can't believe I have been able to remember to do it. I've also been doing well at remembering my daily picture. With any luck, by the time I get to one year of pictures, there will be a nice change. The winds of change are blowing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


    Meeting some of the cycling team tonight to talk about the 24 Hour Burn mountain bike race in May. We need to start planning what to bring and who's going. I can't wait for this race, it's so much fun. My team will be 4 people all riding single speeds. I think we have a chance at cracking the top 5, definitely top 10. There are usually at least 50 teams in our class.


This is for yesterday's blog

    I drove past the Honda dealership last night. They had a brand new CR-Z displayed with a big sign that read "Hybrid  39mpg". Really? This is how far we have come? In 1996 when my Saturn SC-2 was made it cost probably 1/2 what the CR-Z costs, enven with inflation. The Saturn, now with 195,000 miles under it's belt, still gets around 38 mpg. How can a hybrid with 15 years of technology advancement only get 1 more mile per gallon?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I feel like I'm just floating, not able to get a grip on anything. One day is good the next is bad for apparent reason for the abrupt changes. Things wil get better, they have to. One way or another.