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Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Oct 4

    It’s tough to stay healthy unless you eat right and exercise on a regular basis. Which is exactly what I have been doing for about 1 year now.

    My New Years resolution, I actually kept it! I have been walking and riding my bicycle everyday. I feel better, I look better, I’ve even lost a few pounds. Once you get past the idea of the hard work you have to put out, it’s not that bad. I’m really enjoying the “my” time I have for myself when it’s time for exercise.

    The fresh air, the sunshine, the animals…and the assholes that have no respect for pedestrians and bicyclists! That’s right, I said NO R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Or should I say common decency or courtesy towards others.

    Now the whole time I have been doing my daily exercises, I tend to stay away from the busiest roads and streets. Sometimes I have no choice but to cross them. this is when I am extra careful. But it always seems that there is one driver who is always in a hurry to round the corner while not even bothering to think about who is on the side of the roadway. Having the right of way when the light says I can go should be an indication that drivers need to pay closer attention. Not everyone is as sharp or as quick as you! It just so happens today was an off day for me. Lucky too I guess. I’m going along the same route as I usually do, stopping and checking traffic all around. When all of a sudden, a car appears out of a parking lot and seemed quite hurried. Almost as if they thought I didn’t need to cross the street. Well I did, but didn’t get across as planned. I had to stop short. Slipped off the sidewalk and on the ground. OUCH! The car kept going. Me, it took a minute to shake it off. One car had the decency to stop and ask if I was ok. The idiots on the bus bench just looking at me and chuckling to themselves, well, let’s hope if it happens to you that someone more helpful than you were to me stops to ask if you are ok.

    I was pretty banged up, but I seemed to be more concerned about my bike. It was quite a spill. the handlebars were spun around, shifters cracked and scratched. Hand grips torn, pedals scratched and bent and some scratched paint. Guess I was a bit luckier, just some minor scrapes and scratches. And some bruises and back and leg pain. But I got back on and rode home. After all, I was still about 5 miles away and certainly wasn’t going to walk in the shape I was in.

    Scraped and Bruised

    Scraped and Bruised

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Moral of the story, eat good, exercise, stay healthy and watch the Morons on the road. they certainly aren’t watching for you.

    blog ya later.

  • Sep 8
    Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is expected to miss the rest of the 2008 NFL season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a source familiar with the injury.
    New England coach Bill Belichick said at his postgame press conference that he had no update on the status of Brady’s injury, although two sources indicated it involved serious damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) in his left knee.
    Patriots QB Tom Brady injured
    Patriot’s QB Tom Brady injured
    According to a team source, they said, “It’s bad. We’re going to have to play without him.”
    Brady was hurt as he stepped into the pocket to make a pass to receiver Randy Moss. Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, lunged forward and struck Brady’s leg, which buckled as he released the ball.
    Brady was helped off the field and was later led down a staircase by team officials, presumably to undergo tests.
    Patriot's QB om Brady helped off field
    Fourth-year quarterback Matt Cassel, replaced Brady and completed 13 of 18 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Cassel, who had thrown just 39 passes in his career before Sunday, backed up Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC. He hasn’t been a starting quarterback since high school. He won a competition with Matt Gutierrez during the preseason to retain the job as Brady’s primary backup.

    According to Al Michaels during last night’s Sunday Night Football telecast, New England will workout former Tampa Bay Bucanneer quarterback Chris Simms, presumably today.

    Two former New England quarterbacks, Doug Flutie and Vinny Testaverde, who know the offense and are very durable, have not been contacted according to reports. Why? Who knows. Either one of those two QB’s would be suitable backups or replacements in my opinion.
  • May 4

    The weather is starting to warm up throughout most of the country. With that comes Summer time fun. Time to be outdoors and maybe splash in the pool or take walks in the cooler parts of the day or night. Speaking of which, something I could never figure out (especially in the warmer regions of the country) is how people can sit in their garage with family or friends and actually enjoy it.

    I’ve noticed this before and it struck me as kind of odd, but I seem to be seeing it more and more. People sitting in their garages. Inviting over the neighbors. Smoking some cigarettes, drinking some beer and sharing some jokes. I have no problem with this and I think everyone has a right to relax in the manner of which they choose. But this isn’t just stepping out to smoke a quick cigarette. They have progressed from having lawn furniture in the garage to bringing in (or out) full length sofas, love seats, recliners, television sets, even going so far as to maybe carpet or linoleum tile the floor of the garage.

    Hey I’m all for keeping a smoke-free home, I’m just not a hot weather fan. Which by the way, I have seen some fans in these garages too, but they were just the little 12″ oscillating kind.

    Is this a family tradition? Is it some part of a specific culture or regional upbringing? I am not sure. But if these people enjoy it, that’s fine by me.

    I say, Bring on the A/C!!

  • Apr 12

    While watering the garden this morning, I noticed some sprouts that appeared. The green beans were actually above ground. Somewhat of a surprise to me as the package said germination is about 7-10 days. No complaints from me though. The sooner they grow means the sooner I eat them. Also in my herb garden, the oregano has sprouted a bit as well. Fresh herbs, Yummy! I better get some recipes together. Looks like it may be a good season. I’ll haves pics and videos up soon.