Thursday, May 28, 2009

Have you hugged your roadie today?

The twins from The Matrix Reloaded should have had my girls as their dogs.

Mark from Hiawatha - I made old man Christensen crabby which doesn't take much. Don't get crabby with me because then you're on the dirty end of the field where I play ball.

I like the 2nd James Bond movie with Daniel Craig better than the first. Daniel Craig is my new favorite actor.

I will return to Blaine to watch track racing when a certain someone returns to town in a blaze of glory.

I had the heat on last night and will turn the ac on shortly.

See you tomorrow for "Fridays".

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Don't worry your pretty head off. I removed the lettuce prior to dining. What are you one of those health nuts?

Monday, May 25, 2009

For Johnny Boy

It's not exactly a Jim Wroblewski model because I only paid 4 bucks for it. I didn't bring the $14 one in last fall and the 22 below zero must have cracked it.

In other news I'm riding a little faster in hopes of a return to Black Dog.

I visited Ma at Saint Mary's Cemetery. I rode my bike there. Everybody looks at you a little funny when you stop at a grave with your bike but you know what we say to that.

I do yard work in bursts of 10 minutes. One burst per day mind you. Mrs did the same yesterday. Putter out there all day if you like. See if I give a shit.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Afternoon Movie

I talked Mrs into leaving early to go see this. The action is top notch and the sound effects blow your doors off. Mrs isn't a tough sell for stuff like this.


I love my dogs. That is a well known fact. Have a great holiday weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Feed me

Happy Birthday Kids!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian, you were the first baby I had ever held and that's probably why I almost dropped you. Hard to believe that was 32 years ago. I'm proud to be your Godfather and it's meant a lot to me. Love you always and see you soon.
Snowy Bear you old chicken head, I can't believe you're 13 years old. We adopted today as your birthday because it's Rasta's birthday. I saw great promise in the wild ass white dog I saw at the Richfield Petsmart adoption day. We didn't adopt you at first but then after 2 sleepless nights I took off at 1 pm on a Tuesday and accompanied by Big Daddy we drove out to Golden Valley to adopt you. As your momma has said - 'Snowy, you're lucky your daddy wears the pants in the family'.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Here you are again. Friday baby! It's really nice outdoors right now so If you need me to call your boss with a bullshit excuse for leaving work early I'm here for you. I'm going to walk the dogs and go for a ride after one more snack.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bike To Work Day

I had to become unemployed to enjoy the full splendor of BTW Day. I hit no less than 3 stations and came away with a t-shirt and a Banjo Brothers pocket messenger bag. I won an inferior saddle bag at the drawing which I gave away so as to not violate my Banjo Brothers contract. A fun time was had by all and there were no arrests.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I told Junior about hot rodding his clown bike

We doing great here and baseball starts at 11 am. Bored? Are you silly? Of course I was going downhill when I hit 25 mph. I'd ask you to guess where but I've ripped you so many times about comments that some of you are a little gun shy. Come on, don't be a chickenshit your whole life.

Hey Kruse, I met the new neighbor on the corner in the big house. Nice gal and she has a dog.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

I remember Mothers Day 1976 when I left the nest for good. There's an ache in my heart that will never go away. My love for you will never fade.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stand down, tough guy

Best wishes to our nephew Paul who is getting married today in Chicago (Romeoville, got it Tuffy). I phoned this one in which is probably preferred by my family. I think this photo was taken when the boy was 9 or 10??

Friday, May 8, 2009


Mrs home sick for the 2nd day in a row.

Make sure you take good care of your Mom every day not just on Mothers Day.

I just haven't had a lot of stuff to write about. These have been 2 of the best months of my entire life.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Time of your life huh kid?

On the door of the smoking shelter at the VA Medical Center. Damn that glare. Just smoke your GD heater and don't worry about me taking a picture!

A new restaurant opened at 42nd and Cedar today. The food was really good. Mrs and I walked down for breakfast. They have baked good too but I'll wait till the prices of baked goods comes down. Live and learn as mother used to say.

As I drifted off to sleep the other night I felt good that I no longer had to deal with the evil empire that is the City of Richfield. You just think city jobs are so fucking easy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My mistake for not being cordial

No Black Dog for me tonight. I can't ride and blow my nose at the same time.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Good till the 4th of July

'If you're not from New York City then you're country' - Sebastian Telfair

There's a Speedfix jersey in one of the other bags.

Head cold lingers on because that's what head colds do. It hasn't done much to my appetite. Throw a ham into the coffin with me.

The reason I quote Sebastian Telfair is that we watched a documentary about him on ESPN last night. He reneged on a commitment to play at Louisville to enter the NBA Draft. The show covered his senior year of high school. He isn't a superstar but he is a millionaire. He also got his mom out of the projects.

I'm from Chicago so I'm "country" too.

Friday, May 1, 2009


It would have been funny if I had fallen in or broken my ankle f-ing around.

I have a head cold and am now enjoying a nice cup of tea with a shitload of honey in it.

Do you like the new header photo? You can thank Mrs for that. Golden Retrievers are pretty tolerant. Even half breeds like Snowy.

Have fun on your bike and eat a donut the size of New Jersey.