Sunday, October 29, 2006


Being a nice day out, I brought my Track bike out to the in-laws'. Ted had the idea that I should try some motorpacing, so I put on the biggest gear I had, 50x15. The goal was to try to get over 70kph behind Ted's Navigator. As it turns out, giant SUV's throw up a pretty damn good draft, because I was able to hit 76kph!

One Bad Ass Pumpkin

'Nuff said

Are those Pimps?

Nope, just Pete's annual Halloween Party. This years theme: Gangsters and Flappers.

Lots of booze + Lots of people = Good Times

MN Pheasants

Bandit and I took the day off on Friday to go pheasant hunting with Pete and Jersey. Even though neither of us could shoot straight, we still came up only one bird short of our limit. The dogs did well....Bandit picked up where he left off last year, and Jersey finally figured out the reason for her existence.

Yes, I hunt pheasants with a Jack Russell Terrier. He's really got the "Killer Instinct" on cripples, and he's got more heart than any other dog I've hunted with. Plus, he has fun, so why not, right?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Damn straight. Not bad for our 4th week of squats. Of couse, Ted had to do 12. I would have done 13 if I would have known.


So I'm riding my track bike on the rollers, right? I decided, since no one else was home, that I should do my workout upstairs for a change of scenery. It's time to do my max cadence interval, so I start pedalling furiously. I hit a max speed of 77kph, then promply bounce off the side of the rollers, leaving massive black burn marks in our carpet. Shit.

I tried Resolve, Tide, and anything else I could find, but nothing worked. Kristin thought it was really funny. She also thinks it's funny that I have to spend next weekend replacing our carpet with laminate flooring.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Why I lost at Pick 'em this week:

  • After a complete ass-whooping last week, Kansas city decides to show up and play football. Plus, Philip Rivers obviously sucks if the Chargers have LT passing twice in a single game. He's a running back, folks.
  • I did not have nearly enough faith in Miami's suckiness.

  • Michael Vick learned how to pass the ball...against one of the best defenses in the NFL. WTF?
  • Tampa's kicker, who is 0-3 from over 40 yards this year, nails a 62-yarder. WTF?
  • Houston beats Jacksonville. WTF? Need I say more?
  • Oakland finally won a friggin' game...against a team that almost beat the Bears last week. Evidently, the Arizona Cardinals are not who we thought they were. (Get it?)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Madden Sucks!

This is some seriously funny stuff right here. The guy who has the lowest player rating in the 'Madden '07' video game decided he was pissed off about it and sent Madden an obscenity-filled hate letter. It really doesn't get much better than this.

Monday, October 16, 2006


I played football at Apollo yesterday with Pete, Brian, and Pete's family. I'm starting to think that my body is not what it used to be, because every tendon in my body feels like it's about to snap.

We had a hella good time. I must have blown every single defensive assignment I had, but I also caught 5 or 6 touchdown passes, so I'd say it evens out.

I can hardly walk today, and I have a big-ass blister on my heel from my new cleats, but it was worth it. I'm sure all the old guys are worse off than I am.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My sister got her tongue stuck in a beer bottle....seriously!!!

I wish I was joking about this, but my sister literally got her tongue stuck in a beer bottle. For some reason she was sticking her tongue into the bottle, and her tongue-ring got wedged inside.

Luckily it was an aluminum bottle (courtesy of Gluek Brewing), so I was able to cut the bottle off with a tin snips.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

I love!

Without pictures like this, how would I ever know how awkwark I look jumping over barriers? Ted looks cool...why not me?

Thursday, October 05, 2006


We did squats for the 2nd time this year on Tuesday, and I can hardly walk today. 275x10 should not hurt this bad! It only gets worse once Ted joins us at the gym.

Monday, October 02, 2006

A different kind of riding

I stayed home from work on Monday for my birthday (the big 2-6), and spent the morning riding horseback with my father-in-law. I haven't ridden a horse in about 10 years, but I didn't have much trouble finding my rhythm again. We rode for about 2 hours at Lake Mariah State Park. It was great...the leaves were in full color, and it was incredibly relaxing. Of course, I forgot my camera, so this picture will have to do.

Then I went home, played with the kids all afternoon, and went to Mexican Village for my FREE birthday dinner.