Sunday, March 30, 2008
Well this is kind of a nice piece of yard art.. lawn art,.. outside of the bubble/ bicycle log yard art. My friend was telling me that when I get old I'll make yard art... with my power tools... Something I can stick in the lawn. It's just one of those quirky things that old guys do.
I haven't come to that yet, but I'm starting to show interest.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Then after another hearty breakfast at the lake this morning we parted ways and I made my way back into north Idaho for another day of skiing at Schweitzer. Despite what they were predicting, I had three nice days of skiing at three different places. Lookout Pass was the best on Saturday, as winter has made a returned to the northwest. It was darn cold both today and yesterday in the mountains.
Above is a picture of Curt at the north end of Flathead Lake Montana on our way to Big Mountain.
You can see the north end of Flathead Lake where Curt was standing in the center of this photo from the top of Big Mountain. It's that blue spot on the horizon in the center of the photo. Glacier Park is out of view to the left of this picture.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The view from the old chair at LOOKOUT PASS . That's also the Hiawatha bike path link. It's a bike path built on an old train track that goes through these long train tunnels in the mountains and over these really high tressels. I've done it once on my mountain bike and it's really cool, especially when you are inside the tunnels. Be advised, you really need a bright headlight on your bike if you go on that ride. (I'm not kidding) I had a pretty good one and it really wasn't bright enough.
It was a beautiful drive this morning. This is Coeur d Alene Lake.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
We were talking the other day. "It's such a me thing." I said. You see it in traffic. People talking on cell phones and ignoring others around them. The in your face deal with my great big vehicle, but don't touch it, and get out of my way,...
The other day I was at the grocery store, and this guy was having an argument with someone on his cell phone. At first it kind of freaked me out as it did the produce manager. As my shopping went along I couldn't seem to get away from this guy. It started in the produce section and then we went through the meat department, all through the store and on to the checkout. I only heard his side of the argument. It had me wanting to know the other person's point of view. I wanted to say, "Excuse me, do you mind if I talk to him and get his side of the story?"
"I guess I could hole up." I said. I guess my blog is about self-promotion even though I'm not really telling anyone who I am. I just want to express myself,... "But still." he said. I guess he's right. "It's the thing that always bothered me about artists and musicians." I said. "It's this constant self-promotion that I find distasteful." Come to my show,.. buy my CD. Get into ME!
But don't get too close...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I had a bear dream again last night. I dreamt that I took a road that went up a canyon towards a mountain pass. It started to snow so much that I didn't go very far before I pulled off the road and took shelter in a vacant house. The snow plows couldn't keep up with all of the snow as it got so deep. I looked outside from in the house and and watched as the snow got deeper and deeper. Then I noticed that a bear was sniffing around out by my car and looking in the direction of the house. Soon it was trying to get into the house by standing up on its hind legs and pushing on the door with its front legs. That's when I woke up.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I know,.. powerlines... Everytime I go and see my mom we always look at eachother's picutres. So I plug my camera in to her TV and start clicking trough. Power lines, power lines, power lines, click click click. More power lines, click click click click, "I kind of like that one",... (I can tell she's just patronizing me.) "And here are some shots of Irrigation pipe,.." click click click. And I know what she's thinking. I wish Donald would take pictures of weddings or something,.. My mom has always been a shutter bug and I think that's were I got it from.
Then she shows me her pictures,.. Film prints, and two of each one,..She looks at each one and then hands it to me, Here is Aunt and Uncle so and so, and that is their nephew, and that's their daughter and that's her baby, and this is us all together, and this is just them, and this is us in their back yard, and this is just me in their back yard,.. I'm starting to focus on their choice in clothing and what their back yard might be like. And here's one of you the last time you were here, you can have that one as I have two of them.
For some reason she always thinks I want a picture of myself. I do like getting pictures of her though.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I got out of bed and my cat, Sphincter, which one of my friends calls her, I mean SPUNKY, (she has a few names actually,. but my ex-girlfriend named her Spunky) started to make demands on me. She's pretty cool and lets me sleep in, but when I come out of my bedroom she starts in on me. Well I have to admit that I did turn the heat off last night so she had to hunker down all night, but she has her own sleeping bag. It's not like she's homeless or anything, plus she has pretty much unlimited medical including dental...
I take her to the vet and there are all these people standing around, "And you have an appointment for SPUNKY,.." Everyone looks at me like, he named his cat Spunky :) Ha ha ha... Sphincter is looking at me like she is ready to rip my head off,... and she probably would if she were just a little bigger.
So I'm staggering around the place this morning trying to get the coffee on, but first I've got to get Spunky some hot water. Yes she only likes hot water now in the morning. She'd probably drink the coffee if I gave it to her...
So our morning went... And now our day is at it's end and Spunky is once again hunkered down in her sleeping bag. We'll do it all over again tomorrow.
Thought I'd better change the name of this post...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
And this is the thing that divides us!
Monday, March 10, 2008
What,.. It's no longer the time it was, it's now a different time?.. It's hard enough for me to understand the world without this and I'd like to have a physicist explain it to me. Who says time travel isn't possible?... Well I think I understand one thing. I understand the people who don't wear watches.
Tonight I had extra time and light to change the wheels on my car before the Gonzaga basketball game started. And the other thing is that this marks the start of my cycling season, but I have to say that I'd prefer that time just went on as usual. I'm against this time change twice a year. It's bad enough that Montana is in a different time zone than Idaho.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
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Mountain Goats in Glacier Park Montana
Friday, March 07, 2008
Not that I don't like salt,.. The salt food group is one of my favorites. Well it's right up there with the cheese food group anyway!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I took yesterday off as I knew the sun was going to come out. What I didn't realize was that it had snowed so much in the mountains. So it was a "pow" day, and that's something I still understand. I skied in Idaho but it also got dumped on where I grew up skiing at Montana Snowbowl, and there is an ARTICLE about it in the Missoulian and a video you can check out. They didn't get the sun that we did but none the less, we all shared in a sick and epic pow day. I spent most of my time in the "steep and deep", but here is a photo from the top at the end of the day.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I took this picture on my way skiing today. That's Mt. Spokane ski area in the background and not where I usually go as there are several places to ski here, but this picture captures how I felt this morning when I went skiing on such a beautiful blue bird day. (after I've had my Postum of course! :)
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Saturday, March 01, 2008
It's windy and cold here today even though the sun is out for the moment. I can tell it is nasty in the mountains so I'll go skiing tomorrow. Today I wish I were up at the cabin, I'd sit down by the shore of the lake, watch the big waves roll in and enjoy a hot cup of Postum. And there's an opportunity here to make some bucks... Move to Utah and come out with a micro-postum-brew. Couldn't be that hard to knock it off... You heard it hear first.
Have you ever just put corn on the cob right on the BBQ to cook with the husk on? When the husk burns, that's kind of how Postum tastes.