Monday, February 26, 2007

After all the scuffling...

I figured I should post something to make everyone laugh and/or run away.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Bettini is the man.

It's like he's even saying, "What's that you say? You're crying??? Winners don't cry. Oh yeah, go ahead and sob you little whiney bitch."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

This was another great song to skate to.

I was a skater punk during my heavy metal years. Good times....good times.

Youtube is just too cool

I wonder how many other random vids I could find on youtube that heavily influenced me.

This one's for you, Petar

HOLY CRAP the 80's were gay! How could we not see it at the time?!?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Crap!! Didn't get the job.

Well that PC specialist job I applied for was a no go. The HR dept said they are looking at or have found someone else for the position. Damn that extra $ would have been nice. However, I can't complain. This job is pretty easy and I get paid a good amount. But I think I might look into getting some certifications so I can have a better chance at the next PC job I go for. Who knows, maybe I'll try to become a Best Buy Geek Squad guy.

The epitome of irony.

The Mac ad guys would love this one.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I guess I can ride in single digit weather

So I've been driving everywhere for the past couple of weeks thinking it was just too cold to ride. When it was around 20 degrees, I hated putting on knee warmers, my thermal bibs, shoes with booties, a long sleeve base layer, jersey, arm warmers (sometimes 2 pairs), wind vest and my balaclava. So with my refund check from taxes, I splurged on some Pearl Izumi Amfib bibs. WOW, they are awesome!! My knees still get a little cold, but I don't think, in negative degree windchill weather, it's possible to keep them warm since they stick out so much. I also love my lobster gloves. Pure design genius. Warmth of a mitten with a little dexterity available. With the new team kits, I ordered a wind jacket. I'm now wishing I had taken Jonny's advice and went with the thermal jacket. The wind jacket is just too much of a parachute. I thought it was would be form fitting, but I was wrong. Such is life.

I'm still thinking about splurging more to get a set of Lake Winter boots. It'd be nice to just throw on the shoes and head out, instead of shoes, then booties, and eventually wearing out the booties and buying new ones, etc, etc. We'll see.

I also see why some people are wearing ski goggles and some sort of face mask. With negative wind chills, the face skin can get a little painful. I think I might have a neoprene face mask, but as I remember, it's really tough to breath out of. But I think I first got it when I was out of shape a long time ago.

Is it just me, or is it also really tough to ride in this cold of weather?? It feels like I have lead weights attached all over my bike/body. Hills are so tough and even false flats feel like they're a challenge. We'll see when it gets warmer if it's just me, or if I'm actually somehow out of shape.