Yep, bikes can speed!

Time and time again, I hear people complain that cyclists do NOT follow the rules of the road.  Some even think we shouldn’t be on the road at all.  People complain that the police don’t enforce the law and turn a blind eye to us cyclists.

Then today the Seattle Times has an article talking about just that! The Seattle Police are staking out a school zone (which in Washington is a 20 MPH zone) looking for speeders.  I am ALL for this, my kids have walked to school for years, and speeders in school zones annoy me to no end!

Turns out though, this school zone is in the middle a looooooonnng fun downhill….

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It’s a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe

Yep, it’s day two of having Sirius XM radio and having it tuned to Radio Margartaville!  I am a cheap bastard, so there is no way I would pay for this in my own car.  Plus, back home, when I commute by car, I am listening for traffic reports and alternate routes.  (Seattle traffic sucks).  When I ride the bike, I have no radio.  So in essence it would be a waste of money.

However, the worst Spokane traffic I’ve seen, would have been a GREAT Seattle commute day, and the radio is free, so why not enjoy it! Today, as soon as started the car, Jimmy Buffett was singing “One Particular Harbor”, which contains lyrics that are the title of this post.

The stupid smile was plastered on my face again!  Just like at the concert!


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What does THIS button do?

When the Mathmajor and Manchild were younger, they were avid cartoon fans, just as I was when i was a kid.  However, instead of Loony Tunes, they had Cartoon Network.  Now some of these made NO sense to me whatsoever.  But others, like Dexter’s Laboratory I actually liked.

Dexter wasa super genius and had a secret lab.  He also had an annoying kid sister (HEY so did I!  She isn’t now but back when we were kids….) who would come in and destroy things.  Her name was Dee Dee, and she liked to say “What does THIS button do?” as she pushed it and ended up causing all kinds of havoc!


Michelle will tell you, I also LOVE pushing buttons, and do so frequently.  (And yes, she has slapped my hand when we were somewhere I shouldn’t touch anything!)

So of course, when I have been in Spokane, she wasn’t there to watch me, so push I did….

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You never know who you are sitting next to!

So today, once again I had to fly to Spokane.  This is the last run for this class, it’s only for 3 days, and I will be home Wednesday night.  Still sucks, I feel MUCH better than I have been, almost healthy.  But Michelle is still a hurtin camper and I never like being gone when she feels bad.

Add to it, Sunday, the day I flew out, is also the night for Walking dead.  Last week, I chose a hotel that had the AMC network, but the morning breakfasts sucked.  I survived, but I just couldn’t do that to myself again.  (For the Record stay away from the Holiday Inn Express in Spokane Valley.) This time, I decided I would choose the Oxford Suites, a MUCH nicer place, and less expensive, and I would just skip the Walking Dead for the first time since it started 4 years ago.  I was less than happy, but I would catch up on On-Demand. imageThe decision didn’t make me happy, but I didn’t have another plan.  That is until I sat next to an older lady on the plane. Continue reading “You never know who you are sitting next to!”

Blow the Stink off me!

Every week day for the last 2 weeks, I have been stuck in a small room, with 4 new hires, working to train, entertain and prepare them for this coming Monday when they start earning their keep.  I say entertain, because NO ONE learns when they are bored, and I pride myself in making classes fun.  However, this takes work, especially when you are sick.  I work up a serious sweat up there.

Then 6 times in the last 3 weeks  I have been stuck in a Horizon Air propeller driven plane, with no empty seats, flying back and forth from Seattle to Spokane.  (Once though, I was lucky enough to fly on the WSU Cougar plane!)


Now rest assured, I showered every day.  In fact, I showered longer as it made my lungs feel better.  But truthfully, I knew there was an indoor funk hanging on me, that only I could smell.  There is only one way to fix this. Continue reading “Blow the Stink off me!”

Did I Really Just Hear That??

As you all know, I have been in Spokane for the last two weeks teaching a class of new hires for the mighty P.  This has of course meant no bike riding, trying to “on” while having an UGLY cold and having my regular healthy eating habits being thrown out the window.  Eating hotel food and going out for lunch and dinner gets old.

Given the location of my office in Spokane, I have been spending some quality time at Subway Sandwich for lunch.  Now, given the fact I am known for eating the same thing every day for lunch (Creature of Habit they call me) this has not been a bad thing.  I like quite a few of their sandwiches, and they have different breads, so I honestly haven’t had the same thing twice.  Since I’ve been there.  And the people are really nice, and very fast.  So this is NOT a complaint about Subway at all.

This post was inspired by a conversation I overheard while having my sandwich made, all revolving around the Tuscan Chicken Melt sandwich. Continue reading “Did I Really Just Hear That??”

It is good day to die!

I’ve decided to come clean with those of you who read this blog regularly.  I know, over the last year you have come to know me as that suave, debonair, devil-may-care man about town.  Someone that at all guys secretly envy, and all women are very envious of Michelle my wife.

It’s easy to understand how this could happen.  My fashion sense, perfect hair, amazing sense of humor, and impeccable table manners, not to mention my skill at writing would cause almost anyone to think this.

But i must confess, I have secret I have kept from you that could shatter that image of me. Continue reading “It is good day to die!”