Thursday, December 31, 2009

If you're going to drink then have a Long Island Iced Tea in a really big glass

All in all it was a pretty good year. I got an early parole from the City. My lawn looks like a million bucks especially now. I rode 5600 miles and came within 8 seconds of my best at the Dog. We payed off the house. I procured the coveted Angels and Marlins alternate jerseys and I celebrated 30 years of knowing the best girl in the whole world. God bless you kids I love you.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Force = Mass Times Acceleration

My buddy Ella R insisted we take a run down the hill. I made sure I held on tight and didn't dump her. I need a bigger sled or a smaller ass.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Kiah is feeling quite a bit better. She's back to begging for food and going on short walks. She gave my snowman the evil eye when she went outside a couple of minutes ago.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Even though Kiah is still ill I remember Mother very fondly on her birthday and rejoice in the fact that I was privileged enough to spend 50 years with her.

Friday, December 18, 2009


My little Kiah Bear isn't feeling well and I'm an emotional wreck. We took her to the vet on Monday and yesterday and the only thing he can partially diagnose is an inner ear infection. Mrs took off yesterday for the vet visit and will probably leave early today. I'm trying to maintain a positive attitude but my little baby is pretty weak. I'm lucky to have Debbie because in spite of her small stature she is my rock against the demons that lie within myself. Have a good weekend. Love Ray.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

You don't want to know about band camp...

Here's a photo of a warmer day although if the leaves were turning in Northern Wisconsin then that water was fairly cold. Maggie Girl was quite the swimmer. Think she wasn't?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Basketball head has been found

I think the Coach purse really enhances the photo.

We're all pretty sad around here about the end of Bikethow. It's hard to keep something going. Tweet up luncheon. Frye has small children and a real job. Super Rookie is school teacher and a tween and what was that about the Tweet Up Luncheon?

Wish I could have accompanied the Cullen boys on the road trip to Oregon for Cross Nationals...singing camp songs, eating junk food and playing license plate bingo.

I guess with Bikethrow going boots up I may have to create a list of links so you're not wandering the internet willy nilly.

Friday, December 11, 2009


The usual suspects

I've driven the lovely Mrs to work every day this week except Monday when she called in sick because you can only stand so much of 33 year old women swooning about f-ing Twilight. Don't worry, Dennis Leary has my back on this.

Mailman vigil has been going since Wednesday. Baltimore Orioles road jersey on its way.

I may ride a bike to the end of the alley and back today.

If you see an automobile with a bike carrying device on it, then stay well clear of these individuals when you are on your little bicycle.

I will miss the Christmas cookie season at the City Of Richfield. But not that much homeboy.

The white Banjo Brothers backpack will sell like hotcakes (hmmm blueberry) when it hits the market in 2010.

Kiah the protector is lying next to me as I type this bullshit. Life is good.

I'm partial to those Russian tea cookies. Have a solid weekend. See you in church.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Eve morning ride

First Annual Christmas Eve Ride down the Greenway

When; December 24th 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Where; Start at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Station and finish at Lake Calhoun.

What; Anyone who wants to ride, walk, jog run or just sing

Dress your bike up, we will bring a boom box and sing Christmas Carols as we ride down the Greenway to the lakes and back.

No real sponsor, ride at your own risk, dress warm and perhaps enjoy a cup of coffee. Most important make you’re self known and help us celebrate winter. Sing and be safe.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh God, here comes Santa

Mrs saw a mouse in the basement Sunday and now she's shopping for a flamethrower on Ebay. No, we can't get a cat because we're both allergic to cats.

I missed the Sarah Palin book signing at the Mall Of America. I guess I wouldn't say I Missed it.

Mrs and I are fans of Gangland on The History Channel.

It's going to snow. I think that was on the news one time.

Keep posted for some kind of ride on the Greenway Christmas Eve morning. I may be the Santa for this MF.

All things considered I'd rather be on Milwaukee Avenue. That's right bitch - Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, December 4, 2009



You made it to Friday! Have a large foo foo coffee to celebrate. I'm partial to egg nog lattes.

We're screening the Bourne series this week.

I've had trouble sleeping the last couple nights because I can't find a comfortable position in bed for my knee. I'm good with the pain because the knee you get when they replace yours isn't near as good as the original equipment. And yes Rosenberg I get to bitch about it forever because this isn't like the rest of humanity bellyaching about the slow line at the bank or motorists getting hurt feelings because a cyclist slows them down by 4 seconds on their way home. How's that for a f-ing sentence Mr Tuffy?

Have a great weekend. See you in church.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Here I am with my brother Jim. I think I'm about a week old and Jimmy Boy is like 8 or 9. That thing on the left is a rotary dial telephone. It didn't have caller ID.

If you noticed that the lights blinked at your place yesterday it was due to my I-pod crashing my computer. Additionally, the electric grid, Illinois Tollway System and Sexworld also experienced computer related maladies because of this.

The vigil for the UPS man continues.

21 degrees in Minneapolis right now. If you rode you bike to work today then ride it home too.

Nuff said.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank you Dad...

...for living through World War 2 so you could meet the great Adeline Przeslicke.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hey pal, I've got shittier attitudes than this one.

Mrs was quite impressed by my Clapper setup for the Christmas tree.

Some guy in a car stopped me on the Parkway on Sunday to ask if I said something to him as he drove by. I was riding on the sidewalk at the time. He said I looked at him with a 'little attitude' when he went by. I told him that I hadn't said anything. I then said, 'Why, were you looking to start a fight?'. He called me a loser and got back in his car and left. He was an Indian (dots, not feathers) and could have used some lessons in street talk. The King's English doesn't come off as all that tough when trying to be a bad ass.

I spent money at CRC, Midtown Bike Center and One on One yesterday even though I think Guns-n-Rosenberg thought I paid for his coffee when I didn't. Put it on my tab, Tommy Gun.

Jersey coming today when the UPS guy comes through. And the beat goes on.