December 29th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and the huge storm that was supposed to paralyze the entire world ended up being a bust….not even any ice on the car this morning but there is a little snow and I am glad I put the snowies on the car…it looks like people forget how to plow just as they forget how to drive in the snow….huge piles of snow in the road and I was plowing it with the front bumper…but, even the worn out tires got me through with no problems…slept okay last night and feel okay today but a little cranky since I won’t be able to get out on the bike the rest of the week unless the snow melts today….didn’t get anything done yesterday and I should have with just hibernating around here but there is always today….not much to do today…need to clean the bathroom but that is about it….just need more coffee right now so that’s what I’ll do…more later….

Tamir Rice….

Well….try as I might, I just can’t come up with a political topic…one terrible thing that happened just a little while ago is that they are not going to charge the cops that shot Tamir Rice…I wonder how they can get away with that…a 12 year old kid standing in the park, the cops roll up and shoot him in less than three seconds…and lied their asses off about it and they don’t get charged? I guess we saw this coming when the prosecutor started dumping on the kid and his family and leaking details that were lies to poison the grand jury pool…and, this guy is still not in the slammer? I just have no words about this crap that seems to happen every day here in the US…..shoot first,  cover it up and lie seems to be in all the police training manuals across this country…and that makes me sick…..geez….

December 28th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and I got a few things done…slept okay and feel okay today…my back is the same but there’s not a lot of pain right now and that is a good thing….I did have to get out and get supplies early today with the ice storm coming and now I’m ready to hibernate for the day…no bike ride since it is going to start raining/snowing in a minute and the wind is blowing way too hard to go out…..and there is soccer on in a while with Man U playing Chelsea at 12:30 and the Spurs on at 10….so, it looks like just a workout today after coffee….not much to do today…I am wondering where the spiders in the bathroom came from and they need to be removed today so that will be a project to work on…but that is about it…I am going to get a political one out later today but I have to find the topic first…more later…

Got some stuff done…

Well…it has been an okay day today starting with a good bike ride and then I was going to put off putting the snowies on the car until I got back and felt okay…so, I got that done and got the caliper pins greased and it was a good thing I did…the top ones on both sides were dry and sticky so now I don’t have to think about that…this will be the last year for these winter tires since they are more worn than I remember…even at that, they are still better than my summer tires in the snow…and now, they just posted a winter storm warning for here for tomorrow so I guess the timing is okay…glad I got it done…okay, want to watch the rest of the Lions game…

December 27th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and I finally got some cleaning done so that was cool….feel pretty crappy today and I’m not sure why…had a couple of cocktails but didn’t overdo it so that is a little confusing….not sure if it is a bug or not but I’ll figure that out later today…not going to talk about my back today….it hurts but I’m not going to talk about it….I do need to put the snowies on the car today and I’m not sure how that is going to work with my back hurting….okay…not feeling this right now…not much to do today…need to get a bike ride in after the car stuff but then it will be a veg day until I feel better….more later…

More filler…

Well….just haven’t been able to come up with any topics lately…as least any that aren’t boring, so to try to keep up with the numbers, here goes another filler. I guess I could talk about cars for a while….but there has been nothing go wrong with mine in almost 3 years…yep, a 21 year old car that just never breaks down…okay, you’re probably thinking that I’ve just jinxed it and the engine will fall out of it tomorrow but, if it does, I still won’t believe in jinxes. I do have to put the snowies on it tomorrow since there is some cold and crappy weather coming and I want to be prepared when the snow comes…but, the good thing is that we have already gotten through 2 of the 4 months that it snows here in Michigan so it can’t be nearly as bad as last year….by this time last year, it had already been below zero almost 10 times….so, whatever comes, I can take it. One thing I can’t take is my back right now…hurt so badly this morning that I turned around on the bike after about a quarter mile…well…that’s not really true…it did hurt but it was more the 25 mile an hour wind that I was going into…it was a struggle to get into 4th on the rear sprockets when I usually get into 8th on that stretch….okay….that will do it for this one…I’ll try to get better tomorrow and do one that means something…

December 26th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday but I didn’t get much done other than two bike rides….slept okay last night and just feel a little slow this morning…my back seems to be a little better but that is how every day starts and then it gets worse….at least I can sit down without pain right now…when the kids were young, this was my favorite day of the year…when christmas was done and I still had a week off to just relax…and I think I still like it with the christmas ads being done and no more happy happy crap….I am a little grumpy today…was planning on watching Man U play this morning but they look like crap and are down 2-0 in the first 15 minutes…so, no more of that…..not much to do today…have to hit the bank to make a deposit and I may try to get a bike ride in but the winds are already blowing like crazy and there is rain coming in later….should clean the kitchen and I just might…not sure…

A second one…

Well…it has been an okay day today and I did get a few things done…got out on the bike twice for a good 30 miles today but the damn pedal arm came loose twice today…pulled it apart and couldn’t see anything wrong with it so I hit it with a little blue silicone on the threads and tightened it as tight as I could without stripping it…hope the silicone works like lock tite and keeps the damn thing tight….I was out in shorts for the second ride today and that was nice…looks like the last day for the year in shorts but I am only 48 miles from hitting 3K for the year and that will be a goal for the week….the pork shoulder came out great and I did find that horseradish goes with everything…even on a chicken sandwich I had last night….I did hear from all the kids today and that was cool….but now, it’s time to just shut it down for the day and get ready to have a cocktail for Doctor Who….

December 25th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and I did get a few things done so that was cool….my back was killing me again but seems better this morning and the bike ride will tell…slept okay last night and feel okay this morning but I am a little grumpy that I can’t get my normal newspapers this morning…the GR press is just crap now but I guess I’ll have to live with it…I am SO happy the christmas ads are gone….it looks like I’ll be able to get out on the bike around 9:30 or so since I have to wait until I get the pork shoulder in and do the high heat for the first half hour to brown it…I did have to wash all my riding clothes since I got them greasy working on the bike…and I had to do the towel that is under the bike, too, since it was full of gear lube that I used to lube the swing arm bushing….if it squeaks again today, I’m not sure what I’ll do with it…not much to do today…going to cook and get the bike ride in but that is about it…probably do a movie or two or continue with the Doctor Who marathon that is on BBC…..more later…..

Just frickin bored….

Well….have been trying to find a topic in politics all day today but with no luck so I don’t know what I’m going to write about….it has been kind of quiet and boring when I read about the candidates and I really don’t want to repeat myself…after all, how many times can I comment on how crazy the Donald is…or how blatantly stupid the rest of the candidates on the right are? So, what to write about? Space X did a pretty cool thing Monday when they landed their first stage booster back at the launch pad after it put a bunch of satellites into orbit…the reaction of the youngsters at the company was something to watch…my back is hurting again today and the bike ride really hurt in the wind today…and it took me at least an hour to get the squeak out of it…had to tear everything off the back of it and grease it and it looks like I may have found it…and, my handlebar bag broke one of the mounting straps and that had to be repaired…and then I had work to do around here but I’m done now…that’s why I’m so frickin bored….more later….

What you never want to be….