Archive for December, 2010

Warming Trend

Seven pounds? Those copy-writing monkeys thought I’d gain seven pounds over Christmas weekend? Please. How is that even possible? You’d have to dip deep-fried sticks of butter into more butter and cover it with frosting or something. Anyway, it was only two pounds, and it’s no doubt due to two things: too many cookies and [...]

Warming Trend

Seven pounds? Those copy-writing monkeys thought I’d gain seven pounds over Christmas weekend? Please. How is that even possible? You’d have to dip deep-fried sticks of butter into more butter and cover it with frosting or something. Anyway, it was only two pounds, and it’s no doubt due to two things: too many cookies and [...]

Left Off the Sleigh

Ah, Christmas. The time when my shop layaway is paid off and I’m given full license to sit around all day and drink coffee. In a way, it’s like a lot of other parts of the year, except for the layaway bit. For us – my wife and I – it’s a time to head [...]

Left Off the Sleigh

Ah, Christmas. The time when my shop layaway is paid off and I’m given full license to sit around all day and drink coffee. In a way, it’s like a lot of other parts of the year, except for the layaway bit. For us – my wife and I – it’s a time to head [...]

Means To An End

Had I known it was going to end up like this, I might have reconsidered my decision to start racing bicycles. It was the fall of 2006 – a mild fall, by the way – when I got my first racing bike. I cranked out a lot of miles before Christmas, and then even more [...]

Means To An End

Had I known it was going to end up like this, I might have reconsidered my decision to start racing bicycles. It was the fall of 2006 – a mild fall, by the way – when I got my first racing bike. I cranked out a lot of miles before Christmas, and then even more [...]

Behind The Curtain

Despite all of the bluster, pageantry, fire-belching and whatnot, the Wizard of Oz was really just a dude with a fancy fortress and a machine that made a lot of noise. The presentation was so impressive that nobody bothered to question it. Behind the curtain that Toto pulled back, of course, there was a lot [...]

Behind The Curtain

Despite all of the bluster, pageantry, fire-belching and whatnot, the Wizard of Oz was really just a dude with a fancy fortress and a machine that made a lot of noise. The presentation was so impressive that nobody bothered to question it. Behind the curtain that Toto pulled back, of course, there was a lot [...]