Monday, June 26, 2006

Dear God,

Enough already!



Thursday, June 22, 2006

2 fat 2 race

My shots from the first Wednesdays at Wakefield race are up.

I managed to shoot 475 photos in about 2 hours (weeded down to 423 for your viewing pleasure). Take a look and let me know if you find any of yourself. I have larger/better quality copies of most images.

The quality of these thumbnails is a bit lacking. I batch-processed them; resized, and rotated (where necessary). The full sized images should look substantially better. Shoot me an email if you see something you want a copy of. gmr2048 at

Please post the above link to all the usual locations (blogs, MTBR board, MORE board, etc). If you want to use the photos anywhere, please let me know first. If it's an online location, a link back to my gallery would be nice so other riders can find shots of themselves. Plus...I like to see my name in lights, as it were.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

In retrospect, my timing could have been better

Monday, 6pm: Donate a double-shot of red blood cells at my local hospital.

Tuesday 7am: Bike the 8-9 miles into work. At the top of both of the "big" climbs, fight the desire to go fetal and take a nap on the gravel on the side of the trail. Once at work, fight the desire to go fetal and take a nap in the shower stall (private shower stall, that is. Don't go getting any funny ideas).

Unexpected bonus: I've now got this cool three-martini-lunch kinda light headed feeling going on.

Side note: I think my local Red Cross is going to start getting my blood donation business. A while back, Ben gave blood with the Red Cross and got this very cool olive green Red Cross t-shirt (the design may be slightly different, but it's close). Me? I donate this super cool double-red-cell donation (all the nurses made it out to be a big deal), and end up getting the lamest t-shirt ever. Some cutsey "blood buddy" thing with two blood drop creatures holding hands and dancing around. Frankly, I could never wear it out of the house. I'm not secure enough in my manhood for that. Furthermore, this "blood buddy" mascot straight-up scares the shit outta me.

I could have held out for the weekend when they are giving away a "Kiss the Donor" kitchen apron, but if I'm going to get free gear when donating blood, I'd like it to be usable gear. A apron doen't fit into that category. And, yes, I know it's not about donating to get free stuff. This isn't college. I'm not selling bodily fluids for beer money (anymore). But, if they want to give away free stuff, I'm not gonna say no.

Monday, June 12, 2006

*Just* missing the point

The girl and I went to a restaurant for dinner tonight. Not a four-star, high-brow gourmet grub joint, but a well known national chain. On the bottom of one of the pages of the menu was the notice:

"An optional 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 8 or more".

Er, what?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Are you f*cking kidding me?

In what is at once the most funny and fucked up explanation (spin) I have ever EVER heard, a military official had this to say about Saturday's three suicides at US the military prison at Guantánamo Bay:

"They are smart, they are creative, they are committed," Admiral Harris said. "They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."

Wait, wait, wait. So the enemy is now waging war against us by killing themselves?? That's fantastic news! All we have to do now is sit back and watch it happen!! Maybe Bush knew more about war than we thought after all.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fun for the whole family

I love On their home page, they have headlines of videos you can watch, followed by a "try it free" or "watch now" tag line. Often, when you take the headline along with the "try it free" part, you get some inappropriate sounding "offers". Like "Man shoves entire six-pack up rectum. Watch now!". I'm going to start saving them and posting them, just for fun.

The first:

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Henrico County School System

Proving that it is still quite probably the dumbest fucking school system on the planet...the Henrico County VA school system suspended a kid (and kicked him off of the baseball team) for eating a cookie from a spilled cookie jar in the school kitchen.

For those who don't remember Henrico County's rise to the throne of "Dumbass-est School System on the Planet", allow me to refresh your memory:

1,000 laptops. 12,000 people. What could possibly go wrong?

The only reason I made this post is that I saw the county name and thought "Hrm, they're still being dumbasses. I should point that out to somebody". Mission accomplished.