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Bicycle Love is Shooing a Roadside Cow

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." - John F. Kennedy *******

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Today was the day

I got a case of the red a$$ and cancel the new wheels I ordered last May.
Each time I called they said they would ship the next day. The third call
was 8/18 and again the said they would ship the 21th. Today when I cancel
them they said oh they ready to ship. Forget it, its over.

I don't know what the problem was, but I bet they glad its over too.
I also call Amex and told them not to honor any charges from
"Stockton Wheels" in Stockton, Ca.
Amex is going to follow up with them to see when they are going pick the bad wheels.

I will wait a few days to see if there is any ricochet from all this.
Then I will go out to find wheels agin. I have a few leads, but I going to see them in person and bring them home with me. Looks like I may save over 30% from the
Stocktom price.
Maybe things do work out for the best.
I hope so.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

four legged cache hunter maybe eight. Anywoo as soon as the lame leg is better, maybe next week I am going to make plans to hit LZ33 head head on. And if time holds out a few others in the area.

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Great news!
some days when you go to the doctor for a planned checkup, you come back feeling worst than before you went.
Today I had a four month checkup with my heart doctor. I came out feeling good. Very good report. My heart is doing good. My b/p is on the money, The doctor said I would a beautiful man if I could lose 10 more pounds. When I said I had been doing some short hikes, The doc said wait till it cooled off some before doing any long hikes. LOL

So I am waiting till after 6 this evening to go out for a hike.

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Friday, August 25, 2006

"The Story Of Indian With One (1) Testicle"

There once was a Red Indian whose given name was "Onestone". So named
because he had only one testicle. He hated that name and asked everyone
to call him Onestone.

After years and years of torment, Onestone finally cracked and said, "If
anyone calls me Onestone again I will kill them!" The word got around and
nobody called him that any more.

Then one day a young woman named Blue Bird forgot and said, "Good morning,
Onestone." He jumped up, grabbed her and took her deep into the forest
where he made love to her all day and all night. He made love to her all
the next day, until Blue Bird died from exhaustion.

The word got around that Onestone meant what he promised he would do.
went by and no one dared call him by his given name until a woman named
Yellow Bird returned to the village after being away for many years.

Yellow Bird, who was Blue Bird's cousin, was overjoyed when she saw
Onestone. She hugged him and said, "Good to see you, Onestone."

Onestone grabbed her, took he! r deep into the forest, then he made love
her all day, made love to her all night, made love to her all the next
made love to her all the next night, but Yellow Bird wouldn't die!

What is the moral of this story ????????

OH, come on...take a guess!
Think about it.
You're going to love this!

And the moral is

...You can't kill two birds with one stone!

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The end of Professional test!
Question 4 and answer.

4) There is a river you must cross.

But, it is inhabited by Crocodiles.

How do you manage it?

Correct answer: You swim across.

All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference.

(This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.)

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got the answers wrong. But many preschoolers got several correct answers.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Yesterday's question and answer

3) The Lion King is hosting an annual conference.

All the animals attend except for one.

Which animal does not attend?

Correct answer:

The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator.

(This tests your memory. OK, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your abilities.)

The final question: Have got any correct yet?

4) There is a river you must cross.

But, it is inhabited by Crocodiles.

How do you manage it?

Some thoughts for today!

Well I thought of this last night.
I have for years and years put things of one sort or another off
till sometime in the future. Well guess what! The future is here.
This is it, the future is right now.
I have waited a lomg time or it to come. Now I am going to enjoy
the future to its fullest.
I'm going camping this weekend. Fun time and more on the way.

Henry had a sister car. It has been just setting around. It was a 50
four-door that I was aiming to make a driver out of when I got it some ten years
ago. It left this morning to go to its new home. I traded it to my friend
Harrol. He is going to make it into a daily driver.
I will post some pictures of it when I get back from camping.

fun luving
Old geezer

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


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Second day question with answer:

2) How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Wrong answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator door.

Right answer: Open the refrigerator door take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.

(This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.

Todays Question:

3) The Lion King is hosting an annual conference.

All the animals attend except for one.

Which animal does not attend?

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006



1- Go to www.Google.com

2- Search on the word Failure

3- Look at the first listing and laugh at what comes up first

4- Tell others before the people at Google Fix it!

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Yesterdays Question and answer:

1) How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?


Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door.

(This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.)

Todays Question:

2) How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Are you Experienced?
stolen August 21, 2006 at 9:12 from Cymbaline

Blatantly borrowing from lordhutton (including the title), who borrowed from elsewhere. Bold are the ones I’m considering done, comments in italics? Why? I had 30 min to kill.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink - but not recently

02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid - that’s at Pharoland, right?
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped - they still do that?
11. Visited Paris - too many French people there, you can have it.
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea - kinda pretty
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15 Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg - head of lettuce? yes. gigantor ice cubes? no.
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s nappy
21. Taken a trip on a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower - once, when driving across texas
23. Got drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - hmm..
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse - @ Atlanta Steeplechase, won $100
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can - and to no avail
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse - south Ga 1970
34. Ridden a roller coaster - yes please!
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking - I only dance when intoxicated
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states - Not even close; only 32
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends - Depending on defintion
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country - See #36 above
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe - have only been thrice
47. Taken a road-trip - is this a trick question?
48. Gone rock climbing - poorly. I like rapelling
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving - only if at gunpoint
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken for longer than when you were in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow - I miss the farm
56. Alphabetized your cds - once
57. Pretended to be a superhero - don’t all kids?
58. Sung karaoke - Jan 2000, drunk, with my drunk 2nd line manager. Fun!
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers - not keen on jail
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites -
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice - not even at the Venetian in Vegas
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark - kinda tough
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand - Indonesia, but not Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship - would love to go again
94. Spoken more than one language fluently - unless “Southern” is a language
95. Performed in Rocky Horror - But not in costume
96. Raised children-
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour - i am a boy, and not a pyscho
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country - Exotic? No. Bike ride in Holland? Yes.
10. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - no, but have been on the receving end of that
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking- But stop when glared at
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived - I was a balls-to-the-wall kid at times
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds - i’d look funny only weighing 100-120lbs
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart - good question
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone - surprisingly, only two; see #104
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol - many times
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild - not outside a restaraunt
118. Ridden a horse - I was the last one to ride to Acworth High on a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet - are you freakin INSANE?
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours - when I had my wisdom teeth out
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states - only 7 by my count, unfortunately
124. Visited all 7 continents - only 3
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi - YUM! No eggs or eel though, please
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about- debatable
130. Gone back to school - once, dropped out again too
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes - I live in Georgia - it’s a residence requirement.
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odessey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school - JD Salinger; read “Catcher/Rye” for the first time in May 2006
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions - so far.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream - say what?
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair - my now sister-in-law put highlights my hair twice
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head - if military high & tight/marine cut counts, yes.
149: Caused a car accident - not that i’m aware of, anyways
150: Saved someone’s life

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Quiz for Professionals

I will put up a question for the Professions out there each day.
You can answer here if you like for others to see or just play along with yourself.
tomorrow I will post the answer to the first question , and the second question.

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be called a "Professional."

1) How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Last of my Stupid Fact List!

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(What about that pig??)


SMILE-Don't Let The Small Stuff Ruin Your Day!!

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Stupid Fact Number 16!

Polar bears are left-handed

(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)

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Friday, August 18, 2006


Stupid Fact Number 15!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that.)

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Stupid Fact Number 14!

A cat's urine glows under a black light.

(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Stupid Fact Number 13 !

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

(OK, so that would be a good thing....................)


It is now a everyday thing since some parts came in. But there is not a showing.
A lot of work is covered and not seen. The Firewall insulation was somewhat of a bear to install. I removed the fuse panel and rerouted some wires. It looks good, but no one but me will ever see it due to it being up under the dash, and will be hidden pretty much hidden when the ac unit is install. I have built two hidden panels under the hood for wiring and relays. This will give the engine compartment a clean and uncuttered look.

Wheels still not here.

The old engine that came out of Henry is in the shop being rebuilt. I traded my old parts car for the rebuild job. It had 3 burnt pistons. I will install it in my 1929 Mercedes kit car. That could well be a first. A mercedes with a Ford flathead engine. But all that will be after Henry in on the road.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Stupid Fact Number 12!

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

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Monday, August 14, 2006



While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, one of my caching buddies and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes."
He addressed my friend, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?"
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"

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Stupid Fact Number 11!

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


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Sunday, August 13, 2006


Okay, now on the count of three, say acorn!

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Stupid Fact number 10!

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

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Saturday, August 12, 2006


Stupid Fact Number 9

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Ceiling Mural in a smoking area.


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Stupid Fact Number 8:

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

(30 minutes... lucky pig. Can you imagine??)

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Stupid Fact number 7

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thunder Road,
was a movie that was make fifty years ago. I have a copy of it and watch it a time or two every year. For you older folks you may remember it was about a 1950 Ford as much as it was about the story. To me it was a car movie.

Some interesting facts have come to life as a result of my assembly of a reproduction "Thunder Road" 50 Ford. And for you "Thunder Road" fans, and who isn't one, I pass along the following:

1. Mitchum apparently had been thinking about a movie with the theme of Moonshiners v. Revenue Agents for some time before he begin to write down his thoughts. After collaberation with a couple of screen writers the concept begin to jell. Through his Hollywood connections he got an audience with the ATF gurus in Washington D.C. where he was given a warm welcome to include an introduction to the local ATF office in Ashville, N.C. Mitchum apparently gave the inmpression that he was going to film a story sympathetic to the ATF so he was welcomed with open arms by the local ATF authorities.

2. Mitchum and his screen writers were anxious to start filming so even without a complete script they arrived in Ashville in the summer of 1957 and begin to scout both scenery and local actors. Mitchum quickly was accepted by the local citizenry and readily provided autographs without complaint, especially at the local watering holes which he frequented. Once the project began he soon begin to search for the equiptment needed for the film, whiskey cars, and with a fair budget for such his representatives bought several, many of which were in fact used in the moonshining business and were bought from "trippers". Mitchum soon began to take on the persona of a moonshiner, driving the high powered Fords personally around town and bragging about how they could out run the law. Some accounts even say that he, his director, Ripley, his stunt driver, Loftin and his screen writer had no problem getting free samples of the subject matter of the film and proceeded to get smashed on more than one occassion from such "samples". There were apparently several 50 Fords used in the film, one or more which were powered by souped up flathead engines, but the main vehicle the 1951 with 49 hood and 50 grill was powered by a 1955 Ford Y block with three carbureators. This fact is confirmed by one or more of the locals. However, no one knows what happened to the Ford after the filming was complete. Rumors of its being in a basement in a house in Ashville circulated for several years. Others say that Mitchum was so fond of the engine in the Ford that he had it shipped to Hollywood, but this can't be absolutely confirmed. However, what can be confirmed is the fact that ATF dignitaries who visited the filming quickly saw that the film was not portraying the ATF in a sympathic way and suddendly dropped their support of the project. As a plum to the Hollywood censors and perhaps to the ATF, the opening scene does have a disclaimer sympathic to the efforts of the ATF. Needless to say the portrayal of the "Thunder Road" 49-50-51 Ford in the film turned out to be a classic and one which had a lot of fact to back the fiction underlying the script.

I dated a Fifty Ford in 1957 for the whole summer. I drove that car everyday and put hundreds of mile on it. The only set back was the girl that owned it insisted that she go with us. So it was the three of us. Me and her worked the grave yard shift at the local mill. She would come to our house about 7 pm and I would get in under the wheel and we would drive around till work time a 11 pm. At 7 am when we got off we would hit the road again till lunch. I love that car. I sent the girl a picture
of my car that was took at a car show in her home town a few years ago.

old geezer

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Stupid Fact Number 6

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

(Do not try this at home. Maybe at work.)

(I'm still not over the pig)

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Today's Positive Thought

A full and glorious life flows through the power of change.

Today's Positive Affirmation

I am ready and willing to change for the better.

Today's Positive Visualization

I take a slow and even breath and imagine myself filled with positive thoughts of change.

In my mind's eye, I feel myself courageous, strong, and unafraid of change.

I imagine myself easily breaking from old ways that do not serve me well.

I see myself going forward toward the new with faith and assurance.

I combine these images with the feelings of joy and let them go, knowing that they will create the good things I am visualizing and thinking.


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Stupid Fact number 5

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Now back to the stupid facts:
Stupid fact number 4

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

It is Saturday night and I'm back online. Today was a good day. Went to the GGA meeting. It was the snake show that we have each year. Before the meeting I tagged along with a group of cachers and went to a cache in the park. It was a nice ammo box just off a paved trail.

While looking for a stage of another cache with a couple of friends, I found and removed a not kid friendly item from the near-by playground. I will get rid of it locally.

I got to visit with some of my best friends, traded a few geocoins, got two new ammo boxes to hide, thanks Annie. All and all a wonderful day.
But I felt like shit, by the end of the show due to a battery of test at the doctor's office yesterday. I left right after the snake show,
and got home as the rain got here. I feel much better now that I'm in the ac and have cooled down.

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