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25 MPH on a Cargo Bike

I had an 8:30 AM meeting this morning, it was raining and I was running around looking for my rain gear (helmet cover, shoe covers, leg warmers, etc). … They will go North with me up to Door County for my century ride on Sunday but that’s another story. … I get on my bike and I start cranking it out to get into work. … I get to the first stop sign and I realize that he is in my draft. … Mike pulls out in the lead like he is going to pull for a while. … I pull out the stop and get in his draft for while then it is my turn to take lead. … I’m thinking to myself, “well, if he is going pull us at 25 MPH, I’ll pull at 25 MPH.” I’m on my commuter bike with full fenders, a rack and a 12 pound pannier with lunch, change of clothes and all my miscellany in it. I’m working hard but if we’re going to do a 25 MPH pace, then dammit, I’m going to take my pull. Suddenly Mike (as I later learn his name is) pulls along side and says, ” You do know I’m cheating don’t you? Continue reading


A Subtile Joke

From our walk at Governor Nelson State Park today…

The Ze Frank music show

This is one of my favorite Ze Frank episodes. Though, it is a “final act” of sorts. The songs play off of the history of Ze Frank. You won’t get the humor unless you have watched a bunch of the previous episodes. http://www.zefrank.com/theshow/archives/2007/03/030808.html play_blip_movie_169197(); I miss Ze Frank. Ze did a year of short videos. … Continue reading

Gnome abduction

Must have garden product from Uncommon Goods. Technorati Tags: Jim Phelps

This has to be one of the funniest covers I have ever seen

Check out the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain video Absolutely marvelous. Technorati Tags: Jim Phelps

Making a living in a virtual world

Wire News has a story about Making a Living in Second Life.  Second Life is a virtual world were you can live out the life of your avitar.  Within a month, Grinnell was making more in Second Life than in her real-world job as a dispatcher. And after three months she realized she could quit … Continue reading

Bumper Sticker on Laptop

I’m in a meeting with Oracle. Across the way is a woman and her laptop. She has this sticker on her laptop. I’m amused: [tag]JimPhelps, Voldemort[/tag]

Random Quotes from TV – The Hotel Room Edition

I channel surf when I’m in hotels. I always watch stuff I never watch at home. It is kinda like camping food. Things that taste great camping really suck if you make them at home. Random quotes from surfing tonight: From E! – “Girls like dumb guys. They’re like big dogs.” Somethings you hear are … Continue reading

Small Dog Halloween

Small Dog Electronics is an on-line retailer where I like to shop. They send small plastic dogs with your order. They have a picture of Lola on their site. Anyway. They had a Halloween costume contest. The winner for most original costume was Don. Check it out. It is a hilarious costume. – Jim