Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Musical Motorcycle Montage

Well, it really is no secret by now how badly I want my own bike. Over the past few months I have been trying a lot of bikes on for size. I think this makes me an informed consumer, Dave says "Yeah, either that or you're just a bike whore." Hey thanks babe! I know he loves me and that is the only reason he is still breathing right now. LOL.

Please enjoy my musical motorcycle montage. I would love to hear from you on which one I look best on, and see if you can guess which one is my favorite!

If the pics are too small to see, you can click on "view all images" and watch it bigger, but if you do that just make sure when it comes up to click on "original view" so you can get the whole effect. :)
Oh yeah, and there is music! Just click the little speaker. :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Saturday with no plan: Pictures

Here are just a few pics from Saturday, I'm saving the rest for a special post!

Dave's new badge (he wishes)

Dave's idea of a wedding ring!

Just for Joker!

Me and Daisy

A Saturday with no plan: Part 2

We had done about all we could do in the parking lot of the Army surplus store. Without getting arrested anyways. Bernie suggested we take the back roads home. Amanda is thinking, ok, why didn't anyone tell me that there were back roads before we went on Highway 1? Well the truth is that the back roads are worse than the highway. They go through all the Ag fields, and they are bumpy with lost of road damage caused by all the trucks. Not to mention that some of the roads are pretty narrow and dirty. But on a Saturday there isn't too much traffic, so it shouldn't be a problem, and it wasn't. It was actually a very enjoyable ride...but of course I was on the back and didn't have too much to worry about anyways.

Bernie pulled into Pezzini farms, which is a really great produce stand. It's basically in the middle of all these fields and farms, and if you didn't know about it, you wouldn't know it was there. HMMM, that sounded kinda stupid, but I'm sure you all know what I mean.

Again we just hung out and talked. The best kind of people are the ones you can hang out with and do nothing. Just relax and enjoy each other's company. Somehow the subject of my snake came up, and I started telling everyone about the pet store where I got him, and where I get all his supplies and food. They have this really cool Burmese python that is huge. She is over 18 feet long, and at her thickest point is about the size of my upper thigh. One of the guys told me that they don't have an accurate weight for her, but he guessed she weighs around 190 pounds. Crap! She eats bunnies. Two at a time as a matter of fact. As we were talking about this Dave remembered me telling him about a special family event they were having over there, and he suggested we head over and check it out. Everyone thought it sounded kinda cool so we geared up and headed on over.

We got to Jurassic Pets just as they were starting to put stuff away, but we still got to see some cool stuff. I got to hold a snake named Daisy. I forget what kind of snake she is, but she's beautiful. Again Dave has all the pictures, so you'll have to check out his post about today to see her. She liked me! :) She was very mellow and comfortable with me. I held her for awhile, but then had to give her back because 25 pounds sitting on your neck starts hurting after awhile. Then I showed everyone the big snake (the Burmese, dirty minds!) Oh yeah, and we got more free hot dogs.

After staying there for a little bit we all took off. Chuck and Amanda headed for home, and Dave, Bernie, and I headed for the coffee shop, where most of our rides end. We had some coffee and talked some more before deciding to call it a day.

When we got back to Dave's house we were both pretty tired, so we took a little nap. When we woke up we decided we wanted to get back on the bike and go get dinner. So we took a late night ride for the border. That's right, Taco Bell again. Hey, people it's cheap!

So even though we didn't do anything super amazing today, it was an awesome day. We had no plans, no time frames, no expectations, we just got out and went. I knew today was going to be a good day!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Saturday with no plan: Part 1

Today was a wonderfully, spontaneous, beautiful day! I woke up and the sun was shining through my window and I was thinking about what a perfect day it was going to be. Just as I was about to crawl out of bed the phone rang.

Me: Hello.
Dave: Hey babe.
Me: Hey, what's up.
Dave: Just getting up, what are you doing?
Me: Just getting up.
Dave: Well let's go for a ride.
Me: Ok, I'll get ready and meet you at your house.
Dave: Ok, bye.
Me: Ok, bye.

So I got up, changed Rex's (the snake) water, and played with him for a little bit. Then I showered and got all ready. I was just about to walk out the door and realized Dave had tried to call. I called him back.

Dave: Hello.
Me: Did you try to call me?
Dave: Yeah, how long til you're ready?
Me: I was just getting ready to walk out the door.
Dave: Ok, guess what they have at the Harley Dealership.
Me: (Thinking to myself...motorcycles.) Umm, it's Saturday, hot dogs?
Dave: Well besides that?
Me: Cool, I'll be right over.

I start thinking on the way over to Dave's that this could be a very bad day for one, or both of us. So I know that I need to have a talk with him before we go. As soon as I walk in the door, I grab him by the hand.

Me: Hon, we really need to talk before we go.
Dave: (looking very concerned) About what?
Me: Ok, remember when you first thought about buying your Streetglide? Remember I told you that if you bought that before you bought me a ring that I would leave you? Remember how when I realized how much you wanted it, and how happy it would make you, and how good of a deal they were going to give you, remember how I said to get it, and I would still be around, and I wouldn't ever hold it against you, and I would still love you?
Dave: Yeah.
Me: Well, I meant all of it, and I still do. But I am telling you right now, in no uncertain terms, that if you go down and buy that '09 before I get my bike...I'm outta here.
Dave: Seriously?
Me: Oh yes, seriously.
Dave: Well I'm not really going to buy it, I just want to see it.

Yeah, that's what he said until we got down to the dealership. Then he was all over that thing like college rugby players on a stripper. He was seriously laying on the ground with his arms wrapped all over her, talking about her beautiful frame. I have to be honest I was starting to feel a little inadequate. All the pictures are on Dave's camera, but if you check his post I'm sure he'll have them up soon.

So, after Dave stopped drooling, we hung out and had our hot dogs and conversed with Bernie (he's the culprit who called to tell Dave about the new bitch down at the dealership) and Chuck and Amanda. None of us had any real plans, other than to get out and ride. Bernie asked if we wanted to ride over to Moss Landing to the Army surplus store. Dave and I were up for just about anything so we said sure. Chuck and Amanda were in, and so were two other couples who were friends of theirs. Amanda is a fairly new rider, and had never ridden on the freeway. To go to Moss Landing you don't have to go on the freeway, but you do have to go on Highway 1, which is a two lane highway, and usually pretty busy. She was nervous, but we all encouraged her, and Chuck told her there was no better time than when she was with a group of friends who would all watch out for her. And Dave added that at least there would be enough people to help pick the bike up. Thanks Dave! All the boys promised to be on their best riding behavior, and Amanda decided now was a good time to expand her circle. Amanda rode near the back with Dave and I behind her. I have to say that I was really impressed with the way she handled her Road King. She is a little taller than me, but even with that, I don't think I could handle that big of a bike for a first bike. She did well, and felt an amazing sense of acomplishment by doing it.

As we were rolling through Castroville, we saw Cowboy sitting on his bike on the side of the road (we always seem to find him sitting on the side of the road. Hmmm.) We waved and he started up and joined us at the rear of the pack.

When we got to Moss Landing one of the couples took off on their own. Apparantely Lori's birthday was yesterday and Stan forgot. UH OH! So he was going to take her to do something to try and make up for it. We just hung out, checked out the cool stuff in the Surplus store, and basically just bummed around. Cowboy left and then shortly after, another couple left. So it was down to me and Dave, Chuck and Amanda, and Bernie.

With no exact plans, what in the world could we do now?

Stay tuned for part 2.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Product review: Tide laundry detergent

I have always used Tide laundry detergent, and after reading this letter written by a VERY satisfied customer, I always will.

Dear Tide: I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I've used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my new white blouse. My inconsiderate uncaring bastard of a husband started to belittle me about how clumsy I was, and generally started becoming a real pain in the ass. One thing led to another and somehow I ended up with his blood all over my new white blouse! I grabbed my bottle of Tide with bleach alternative, and to my surprise and satisfaction, all the stains came out! In fact, the stains came out so well that the kind and considerate detectives who came by yesterday told me that the DNA tests on my blouse came back negative and that I was no longer a suspect in the disappearance of my husband. Shuu, what a relief! Going through menopause is bad enough without being a murder suspect! I thank you, once again, for having a great product. Well, gotta go, have to write to the Hefty bag people.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I had really built Dollywood up in my mind to be much more than an amusement park. I pictured big blond wigs and big boobs everywhere, but I never saw any of that stuff. It is a really cool amusement park, and we had a great time, but it just wasn't what I had expected.

When we walked in the gates, the first thing I saw was a couple of potheads sitting on a bench. I live in California so I know a lot of potheads, but these two were unlike any I had ever seen before. I decided to sit down and see what they were all about. They were pretty cool, so we snapped a picture and took off.

After we left the potheads, I walked around the corner and saw giant veggies. At first I thought it was just me, but Riley assured me he saw them too. We decided to take a picture with them so I would have proof that they actually existed.

The rest of the day was spent doing all the usual stuff you would do at an amusement park, riding rides, eating a bunch of junk, and then trying to make my kid puke on the spinning rides. They had a ride there that was a smaller version of "Disneyland" teacups. Riley insisted that I spin that thing as hard and fast as I could. We were going so fast that all I could see were colors zooming by. My arms started getting tired, but Riley kept yelling "don't stop spinning". Ok, anything for the kid. When we got off, Riley got green and I thought for sure he was going to blow chunks right there all over the ride operator. I was getting ready to make a run for it, but thankfully he kept everything down and we moved on.

It was a fun day, even without the blond wigs and big boobs!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

They aren't bikers, but.....

We all know that our friend Joker is good at supplying pictures of all the hot biker chicks for the boys. Well I have made it my mission to supply the women with pictures of hot biker men. The only problem is that the only hot biker I've seen lately is Dave, and you've all already seen pictures of him. So... they may not be bikers, but how about some baseball players. When I was in Tennessee we went to a Nashville Sounds baseball game, and I decided maybe some of you girls would like these. After all, the second baseman has more tats than a lot of bikers I know. My only question is...What happened to the tight pants they used to wear?

Never fear ladies, Hollister is only a few days away, I will continue my quest!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Meeting Ronman

When I found out that Ronman lived just a few miles from my parents, I knew that I would have to meet him while in Tennessee. Unfortunately my family kept me so busy that I wasn't sure if I would be able to. Ronman was sweet enough, or crazy enough, to come to my parents house so that we would be able to at least hang out for a little bit. I thought that was really cool, because honestly, I don't know that I would be comfortable going to some strange house (and my family is very strange) to meet somebody that I didn't even know.

Ronman was exactly how I thought he would be. He is just an awesome guy, and had no problem hanging out with me and my family just shooting the bull. I did feel kind of bad, because my family acted like they haven't had company in years. Not in a bad way, but I think my dad told about a hundred stories about this and that, and Ronman was polite enough to listen to them.

And then my crazy niece (who I love more than life) went into her high school drama queen mode. Actually I think she might have a little crush on Ron, but don't tell her I said so. :)

All in all it was really great to meet one of my favorite bloggers, even if the visit was too short. Ronman is definitely a genuine guy and somebody who I feel fortunate to now call a friend. I will be keeping in touch and look forward to seeing him next time I am in Tennessee, and I will make sure that we get to go on a ride next time. I wish I would have taken more pictures, I'm kicking myself for that now, but next time.

Ronman, thank you so much for coming to see me. It was such a pleasure to meet a true gentleman as yourself.

And just a side note... if there are any single women out there looking for a decent guy, I would have to say that Ronman would be quite the catch! (Sorry Ron, just had to say it)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I love my shower

I have finally returned from my two week vacation. The kid and I had an awesome time, but it is always nice to come home. I love sleeping in my own bed, but most of all I love taking a shower in my own shower. Maybe it sounds silly, but I have everything exactly where it works for me, I know where to turn the knobs so that the water is perfect, I just love my own shower.
Okay, that is done. I had really intended to keep up on the posts while I was gone, but it didn't really work out, so over the next week I will try to get my crap together and put up some posts of our amazing trip. This is the longest vacation I have ever been on, and the best part about it was that the kid and I had an opportunity to spend some great time together before he had to go to his dad's for the rest of the summer.
I am looking forward to catching up with all of you, as silly as it may sound, I have really missed you guys! :) Especially you Dave!