April 30, 2009

Oh you betcha!

My Dad's Mom (Liam's Great Grandmother) turned 92 yesterday. NINETY-TWO.
She lives in the same house my Dad and his 6 siblings grew up in. 
Thinking of her makes me wish I was 7 years old again and she could spoil me rotten with homemade apple pie and cookies. 
On the phone, her accent is just as thick as the movie Fargo
she's still sharp and has a picture of Liam placed where she can see him, 
right there in her living room. Awesome.

April 27, 2009

April 26, 2009

I've been battling a nasty cold since Tuesday and was about ready to throw in the towel.

When I wasn't blowing my nose I was wiping up baby drool.

My saving grace came in the form of the hitch arm for the kid trailer we bought. The family rode out to the co-op to get organic produce for Junior and a nice big bottle of Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale for Pops.

Grilled some "hot" dogs: dropped some jalapenos and cheese in there and cooked em up on the grill, asparagus with lemon/olive oil/garlic baste and baked beans. Washed down with a red PBR (haven't had a beer since Monday; it tasted awesome). Perfect ending to a fun but stuffy/sneezy afternoon.

April 23, 2009

Reading is FUNdamental...

My days are filled with words. Whether it's morning e-mails and news sites, the 2-3 books and numerous magazines littering the bathroom floor (finding a good 25 minutes of quiet, alone-time to read is difficult, ya know) or my favorite: the daily Jumble. On Wednesdays, I enjoy an adult version of the paper route, where I'm not only reading the news but delivering it as well.  I have always enjoyed reading. English was one of the few classes I really liked (and excelled at) while in high school (skateboarding and Meister Brau weren't part of the curriculum). So with that in mind, the newest addition to the blog is more in the spirit of continued learning and less about advertising for dictionaries. Hope you dig it.

April 19, 2009

"Woogie, Boogie N****er! Woogie Boogie!"

The polls have closed. The signs are down, the windows shuttered. A lone leaflet blows gently down the pavement. It is official, the readers have spoken: Moping with Intent to Gawk will move onward, always forward; backlit in... WHITE!
All 13 of you (well, 12 since I voted, too) cast a vote towards a color preference of this here blog spot. A tight race I must say, 53% were for it remaining White, 38% wanted Black back and one outlaw remained outside the lines, opting for indecision. Thanks for voting! And while voting for a blog's color obviously has nothing to do with race - it reminds me of this anyway...

Chappelle's Show
Frontline - Clayton Bigsby, Pt 2
Charlie Murphy VideosBuy Chappelle's Show DVDsBlack Comedy

April 16, 2009

Hamachi apparently has a bee in his bonnet over this blog changing to a white background. That, or he's just really wishing he had modified his too. While I will never claim to write as well Hamachi or A23 or The Dead Acorn, I can hold my own in the spending-entirely-way-too-much-time-trying-to-make-this-place-look-pretty category. So please, take a moment to gander at the survey to your right and chime in on whether or not this page should return to the dark side. 
On a related note - I wish I had the time to run another blog (in addition to the 4 that I currently post up on) strictly because I have a few title names I can't get out of my head so I've been considering changing the name, too. But that's for another survey. Another day. Thanks for the input on the color quandary, and thanks for moping along with me. Your pal, P77.

April 15, 2009


Chris Butler from the Idaho Statesman met with 88 and I today to talk about the messenger business. He had this super slick camera mount which he attached to my cargo trailer and 88's handlebars for some video action. He's writing a feature for the Business section and will have some of the video linked to their website. The footage looked really good with the wide angle lens, I'll post it here when they put it up. Chris was really cool and great to work with and he owns not one but TWO Eddy Merckx road bikes. Thus making him exactly two times cooler than me.

April 13, 2009

Easter Or.

The family went to the Midwest yesterday. Liam's first plane ride.
The house is cold and quiet without them. I drank some PBRs to keep warm. Broke out the single-speed for the season's first dirt ride, trails were dry for the most part and the weather was perfect. The School Haus Rockerz hosted Easter dindin and a egg hunt for the kids (and beer hunt for the Dads!). Thanks to Erin and Lynn for the excellent food. I slipped out early and met Paulie and Warren for some cold cans before we went to the Steelhead's Western Division Semifinals game #2. We had cheap seats but with it being a sunny Sunday evening, apparently everyone was at church or something. We sat in the lower bowl until the Third period then bellied up to the glass behind Victoria's goalkeeper. Dude stopped 51 shots for the shutout! Our boys are down 0-2 of the 7 game series, looks grim.
Strange to leave the arena and it was still light outside. We had a patio beer at the Nerdolux then faded into the night. I watched a documentary about Roman Polanski and ate too many hot peppers before wobbling to an empty bed. I missed having Erin and Liam here but it was a pretty good day anyway. 

April 10, 2009

Spare change...

Change is good. Change comes from within. Don't go changin'. Pocket change. The times, they are a changin'. Nothing endures but change. Cha cha cha changes. You get the idea. Every other blog has a black background: me, I'm the white sheep of the family. Wait, what? Where is pancakes house anyway?!

April 5, 2009