Sunday, November 16, 2008
OK, back to blogging
Yes, it has been a down week(s) for the blog. Just some ramblings to keep you all engaged....
Two much energy spent on Lone Wolf and the rest of the children (what I call the various business things that Pfoodman is involved with). I couldn't even adequately apply myself to the MWFT banter, having to de-involve myself for fear of letting somebody down. Looks like Bobby and the rest of the Mountain Bike community are leaning towards MWFT instead of USAC. Likely a good choice for all involved. I will still get a NORBA license, because I plan on being as cool as Krewit and Albert and Doug Long, giving Nats a try perhaps, if the fitness comes next year. Maybe I will toss Skuck in the trunk and take him with me. Who knows? Don't quote me on this. I might bail, as I have with most extra curricular activities lately.
The first (time commitment endeavors) to go are always my charity/time giving involvements. I was supposed to get some work done at the YMCA for their craft show, but both my wife's car and my kids car broke down yesterday. Yes, two in one day!!! I am certain mine will go on the way to the cross race today. If this is the case, I will simply move to the mountains and give up on whatever glimmer conventional living process is left in this shell of a body. I will grow the sideburns, soul patch etc. Do the t-shirt sales out of the back of... something like that sweet 19984 Grand Wagoneer "Woody" over on Manchester road, parket at the muffler place.
Hey, big congrats to my buddy John Racanelli on the opening of Racanelli's Cucina down int he Loop. The newly constructed restaurant opens on Monday. We got in on the "dry run" with Alan "origional epicurean" and Christine Blau, our dining buddies, the wife and I. The food was absolutely fabulous.
Winter single speed debut. I did get the Gunnar out of the garage and took it on a spin yesterday at the Wood. It was cold and wet but I thought the legs reacted quite nicely. I plan to only ride SS for the rest of the winter, in order to have the power necessary to smash my competition next year. (pronouned B-O-Z).
Hey, did you see that El Maw-gway is moving to the site formerly occupied as S&P Oyster Bar? Yes, it has been a hundred things since then, but this is likely a good move from the broken down "Ken's Pizza Parlor" building where the emerging chain was for several years. Set that thing on fire and seek to relocate any household pests who may have found a home there over the buildings 30 year reign, eh? I would presume that the old Ken's building is a tad overused. Same with the Red Lobster building still seeking a suitor at Holloway and Manchester. Ballwin is on the comeback folks, just wait and see.
Barry at Ballwin Cycles, hope you get to feeling better. That eyebrow will look like a lighting bolt of magical goodness when it heals. The shoulder will likely be a bit sore. The bottom line...XC. The jumpin stuff is for kids.
So's I just got my copy of the St. Louis business Journal, again. I didn't pay the bill so they cut me off a few months a go. But I am back in good graces. Now my office gets it instead of my home and last night I found it lying open at my office, violated sitting on our Secretaries desk. Yes, someone had already perused it and it wasn't fresh. This really pisses me off...how can anyone be more opinionated or in-the-know about the bullshit of the banking bailout than me, not on a Friday afternoon, when the paper comes?
Word...I think it is crime to bail the banks out. A crime to consider the auto industry, or any industry for that matter with their hand out, a likely receiver of funds from the government, those are your and my bucks going to finance their stupidity and lack of ability. The politicians and the experts look like a bunch of fools arguing the entitlement. It just makes me sick. Am I the only one who sees this? I wish they would stop wearing suits and instead wear bright orange and/or jail stripes. Then we would look at them through a different pair of eyeglasses, one that suggests what they are/were capable of, that which many are guilty of trying to cover up; mistakes and oversights. The knee jerk bailout is nothing more than a get out of jail free card for those who fear the accountability of their actions. I would imagine that some actually fear for their safety, due to the magnitude of the situation.
Where are the freaking people standing up against this? Must it always be somebody else that speaks for the small business owner?--a congressman or some other crooked politico? Down in the trenches, we are the ones who depend on a loan or two every now and then? Now in order to get the interest of a bank, we have to make adjustments, tighten things down, diversify, re-tool, re-coil during times like this. Can the large companies not take responsibility too? I got an idea, why don't the displaced employees work in the health care industry? There are plenty of jobs there and plenty more to come. What about ole T. Boone Pickens, the dude has made a fortune on oil, now he is going to capitalize on wind and natural gas. How about small business innovation? We are making things better as the big companies fight for space in the food line. We have come a long way folks, lets let it run its course. The government will want to raise taxes, don't forget this. All this stuff bothers me...
...but so do the black toenails that I have incurred by doing cross this year. It seems the shoes I have are a bit lacking the optimal form for running. So every time I dismount my bike, my toes slam against the front of the shoe, damaging the cuticle. It looks like black toe nail polish. I wear it like a scar, a momentum of pain. I like my black toes, I suppose. It is the shoes that piss me off.
So there is some candy for you. Throw away the wrapper.