Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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
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
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.
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?
Dave: AN 09 STREETGLIDE!!!
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?
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.
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
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
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
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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!