Monday, July 30, 2012

Just in case you needed another reason to not eat at Chick-fil-a, here is the Sarah Palin, well past here 20 minutes of fame, taking a side in the argument. 

Met my son Scott for lunch today at Canter's Deli.  If you've never been to Canter's, you've missed a true cultural experience.  It's in the middle of the Fairfax District in Los Angeles.  The food is served in large portions, with a plate of kosher pickles, by waitresses who are old and grumpy.  LOL.  Just what I need right, someone who will trade barbs with me over a great sandwich.  I was good and had an egg salad sandwich instead of their delicious Reuben sandwich.  Great food!!  Great company!!  Great time!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to one of my teenage heart throbs, Sally Struthers - aka Gloria from "All in the Family" - who turns 64 years young today.

Friday, July 27, 2012

President Obama visiting shooting victims in Colorado.

Several people have been posting old photos and asking if I remember this or that.  I remember the Helms Bakery trucks going thru my neighborhood in Chino growing up.  We usually couldn't afford anything. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite naturists, and an atheist to boot, Helen Mirren, who turns 67 years old today. 

This is a pretty cool song.  "I should have Known Better" by Nickel Creek.

Monday, July 23, 2012

I think I've mentioned before that I've started doing yoga.  I stop for a break on my bike rides or do it at the end of the ride, depending on where the park is located on my ride that day.  I also try to do it at home on my rest days.  I have incorporated many of the stretches I learned from Dr. Dan for my back and about a dozen yoga moves into about a half hour routine.  It works up a good sweat.  I also have found that it feels good to do it bare foot in the grass. 

I've noticed some improvement.  I used to be able to get into the pose shown above as a kid, but can't quite get there these days.  I will know improvement when I can get into this one.  Perhaps even a headstand some day!!! 

Give it a try.  I highly recommend it.  Here's a website I've found to be quite instructive, and there are no nudes, dispite the "unusual" name.

I enjoy silence.  More often than not while I'm in the living room surfing on the Internet, I don't have the TV or any music on in the background.  While I have an IPod shuffle, an IPod touch, a stereo that plays radio stations and Cd's in my car, I usually drive in silence.  I do frequently listen to music while riding my bike.  As I write this post, I am home alone, no TV or music.  I enjoy silence. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Interesting video.  Abortion demonstrators are asked if abortion should be illegal and what should the punishment be for women if they get an illegal abortion.  Most are stumped for an answer as to any punishment.

Australian hurdler, Michelle Jeneke, is the subject of the latest video to go viral because of her unusual way of warming up before a race.  It should be noted, as the video states, that she won the race and the first gold medal for Australia in the Jr. Olympics.  We should see her in 2016. 

The initial headline was that President Obama was booed at the USA basketball game the other night.  This, of course, was to balance out the fact that Mitt Romney was booed last week at a speech before the NAACP when he said he would veto the Obama Care Act. 

Truth be known, President Obama and First Lady Michelle, were captured on the "Kiss Cam" at the basketball game and booed when they didn't kiss.  But anyone who has ever been to a sporting event knows that everyone who doesn't kiss  for the "Kiss Cam" gets booed.  Given a second try, the President laid a "big one" on the First Lady. 

Gotta love a guy who isn't afraid to give his sweetie a big smooch on camera!!!
My FJ Cruiser clicked over 100,000 miles this morning as I got off the freeway heading to Bonelli Park. Getting it serviced the first week of August and then off on a road trip to Washington State to see my sisters.

Took a header (literally) off my bike this morning at Bonelli Park. This is the only damage to my bike, along with a new squeak from the back wheel.

Injuries were minor - sore wrists, sore left hand, and several abrasions from my helmet.

I ride down this hill two times for each figure 8 I make around the lake/airport. I usually reach about 16-17 mph down the hill. Today was no different.

At the end of the hill is this blind right turn.  I've never encountered anyone in this turn before.  Until today!!  I started into this turn and there was another bike in my path.  I veered to the left and grabbed my brakes. I missed the other bike, but over the handlebars I went and into the bushes.  I landed on my left shoulder and head. It was my fault, as I was going too fast into the turn.  The other rider stopped and inquired about my injuries. 

" They" say of motorcycle riders that there are only two kinds.  Those who have fallen and those who will fall.  Its easy to see that mountain bikes are no different. This is not my first fall, and I'm sure it won't be my last.  I will respect this corner more in the future. 

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