Sunday, December 30, 2007
Styper. I know I know, it was my first concert
Van Halen. With Sammy Hagar. BTO was openining band.
Bon Jovi and Cinderella.
David Lee Roth.
Ratt. 2 times.
Aerosmith and Dokken. Dokken actually canceled. I was bummed.
Metallica. 3 or 4 times I can't remember.
Run DMC, Public Enemy, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, and EPMD.
Earth Wind and Fire. 2 times.
Janes Addiction 2 or 3 times.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rage Against the Machine
Alice in Chains.
Mary's Danish 2 times.
Primus. Probably 5 or 6 times.
Les Claypools Frog Brigade
Social Distortion. 4 times.
Tool. 2 times.
Jeasus and Mary Chain.
Reverend Horton Heat.
Tribe Called Quest.
Mighty Mighty Bostones.
Lollapalooza was where I saw alot of those bands. Saw it every year from 1991 to 1995. I think I went in 1996 but I can't say for sure.
Alot of live shows over the years. Next one on the schedule......
Social Distortion in Las Vegas!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
- We're poor.
- We just spent all our money on the new house.
Unbeknown to me, the little lady had something up here sleeve!! Tickets for me and Billy to see....
Always one step ahead of me! The cradle will rock!!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
As I was sucking wheel with my tongue in my spokes I thought of a little song to be sung to the theme of "Flipper" You know, Flipper the Dolphin and it goes like this.....
They call him Bully, Bully, faster than lightening
You all can see
He's faster than thee
And we know Bully, lives in a world full of freddies
frying their leggies
with the greatest of ease!!!!!!!!!
Holy smackers that boy can ride!
Friday, November 2, 2007
We finally got it. After a long intence search, we finally landed a home we are both happy with. The Enforcer and King were an enormous help to us in finding the perfect place to hang our hats. We could have never done it without either of them, and will be forever indebted to them both. Rocco's for life on me, Billy!!!
OK, maybe I have short timers with this one. It is pretty hard to keep up with this place when I have no interest in living here. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, vaccuum, clean, ugh.... Love the place, but I am done!
I will not disclose this issue at this time as it is not an issue at all rather something that has consumed my thoughts 24/7.
So I guess those are the main issues. Today, finally, I don't have to work, I don't have to do anything around the house, the cars in the shop so I can't do anything to it........... I'm goin' for a ride!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I wonder if Chicken knows about these? He could have the time of his life for under $10!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
So I figured I would write a little about my food consumption pre and post op. It's the same everytime...... Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before. Yeah yeah yeah.. that's fine I will just load until then. So this time it was starting at noon the day before:
- PRE OP
- A package of salami
- A box of triscuits
- Three tacos
- Nine more tacos
- Two 7-ups
- A quart of ice-cream (mmmmm cold stone cake batter w/brownies)
- Two bottles of water
- POST OP
- Venti vanilla soy latte iced
- Footlong Sub Sandwich from Jersey Mikes
- Nine Shrimp tacos.
- 4 Banana twinkies
- 2 cokes and 4 bottles of water
So pre op I was weighing in at a whopping 153lbs. Today I weighed in at 154lbs! Not to bad I guess. My guess is I will be down to 150lbs by next week now that the binging has subsided.
Note to Food Nazi: Don't worry my torso will be transparent by Boulevard!
Lastly, Boy.... If I had a nickle everytime someone asked me to do this... I'd have about 4 cents
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I felt ok (not great) for about two third of the race. I found the sweet spot about 10 wheels back or so. Right with Cap'n America and a few AMD guys. Perfect! This is where I need to be. Not alot of effort except when it came to the corners and what it felt like coming out of every corner. About two thirds in a crash sets me back a bit. Not to worry I could work my way back up. Wrong!! The pace seemed to quicken and I felt like I could barely hold the bars. Next lap around I see Popeye from Five Star coasting along. "Well...he must have gotten caught in the tangle". At this point (arms weak, hands numb) I start thinking about lunch!! Woo hoo! can't wait to eat! Wait, still racing.. Probably five to go and I am way to far back. Don't gas it now cause it's gonna take alot of juice to get to the front and I probably only got one shot. Ok, let just give a little. All of the sudden Phipps comes up the right side of me on the climb and I jump on but get squeezed out in the corner at the top. That's ok, moved up to about mid pack and still felt like I had a little gas. One last move on the last lap and I'll be where I need to. Coming up on one to go I move up the right side and am back in the mix and all of the sudden...... 3rd corner right at the base of the climb, two guys go down and I get shuffled to the back! Arghh! Of all the places! Didn't have the legs to get back to the front and just rolled it out!
Arms still feel a little like wet noodles today, but who cares! Season is over and now for the long slow miles. Build for next year!
Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This time my voice gave out right around the time I was battling work about insurance coverage. With my move to Vegas coming soon (not soon enough) I tried to be pro-active and get better coverage. Only problem is the move to V got pushed back about 3 months and I had already changed the insurance. Now the throat gets bad and I have to find a new Dr. Not any Dr, a specialist. ENT Guy. So I have to get a primary care Dr. first then get a referal, then the Dr. I get the referal to has not dealt with a patient with RRP in about 23 years!
Wait..... I'm tired of pissin on an on about the insurance etc. The real thing that frustrates me is when I lose my voice, I just don't want to be around anyone and the people I am around unfortunately have to deal with a complete asshole. I don't want to do anything, I'd rather be stranded on an island until they wheel me into the operating room to give me back my singing voice.
If I wasn't married and I didn't have family and friends and a career, I could almost make it seem like I was on that island. However, I do have the best family and friends anyone could ask for, and my wife...........some times I wonder what she see's in me. She is the one who gets the brunt of my frustration. I am usually set off by something at work. It could be anything, but it all has to do with my voice and difficulty communicating. So I get home pissed off and she see's it and feels it. I know I am an asshole at times and I know it upsets her but she never breaths a word of it. I know at times, many times, she feels I am mad at her. She is the last person in the world I would get mad at. She is the light at the end of the tunnel, the silver lining on my cloudy day and whatever other gay cliche I can come up with.
I love my wife more than anything in the world.
We are about to start our real life pretty soon (The move to Vegas) and finally start letting our roots set in and I can't wait. I couldn't be happier that we are landing there together. I went to S.D. to find her, drug her up to NorCal, made her lose a ton of money in this shitty real estate market, now I am dragging her to Vegas and you know what....... she still keeps smilin and telling me she loves me.
Throat problems and all, I still consider myself a very lucky man.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A.S. Seriously, we can do it man and you really need a job.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Pack for the trip
Dishes (actually only one pan into the DW)
Drank a pot of coffee
Organized T-shirts in the closet (I am pathetic)
Fed the stupid cats
Mapquested Summerlin to Primm............ I can't make that commute!
One more day of work and then it's off to TDG. Gonna go for a short spin tonight after work just to energize the legs. Can't wait till the crit on Sat!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well now I guess I do to.
So there I am this morning zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz dreaming of TDG and how we are gonna terrorize the competetion, and leave them for dead in the Utah wilderness and all of the sudden... "Come on shake your body baby do that conga, I know you can't control yourself any longa". Ughhhhh, the alarm goes off. 5am. Why does the god of sleep hate me so bad? What have I done to be deprived of sleep for so many years?
Besides the alarm screaming in my ear today, I don't think I ever sleep. I am the guy anyone can call at 5am cause they know I will be up. I don't know why I use the alarm, I am normally awake before it. I think I am neurotic, and somehow think the one time I don't use the alarm I will sleep in and miss work! That wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, believe me.
So we got TDG this weekend and I am flying to Vegas, the Shark is picking me up, and we are driving to Utah! Should be on the course for a preview about 3pm. I am not looking fwd to the first stage as it doesn't fit my strength, or should I say, I won't have the strength to drag myself up the Mt. Stage 2 and 3 will be a little different story though. Stage 4..TT um could go either way I guess, I hope it's flat. I love it when it is flat. I like everything flat, my roads, my pancakes, my books, my cd's, my beer...guiness, my woman....wait that's not true.. Anyway, we have our weapons for each stage and I think the Utah boys are going to come home empty handed once again. My prediction...... We sweep all four stages! Yep I said it! Not one to talk the trash per say but I think we are gonna smoke em!
Should be a really great weekend. From what the Shark tells me, we are all sleeping in one cabin right on the course. I hope it's a big cabin, with big door ways for Sponge Bob! Ha ha, jk Chicky, you, boss, freeze, (is he going?) and RS are gonna hit that climb so hard all the other fags are gonna wish they never heard of PT. With Balchasaurus, the Shark, Robocop, and the Fatman I think we got it all covered.
Mama and Papa will be there for support and good food, we are fielding a team for the 45+ I think with the Deciple and a couple others, and I think the girls will be racing as well. Wow!!! That's like 452 of us going from one team. Looks like people will be seeing red, blue, and yellow all weekend!