Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Because today is Halloween.

Zombie Personal Ad

Today's recommended reading:
The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead

Scary Video of the Day

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some timely movie making. Starring me. Boo!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I want to "ride" my bicycle


Man who had sex with bike in court

By Richard Alleyne
Last Updated: 1:21pm BST 26/10/2007

A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle.

Robert Stewart was discovered in his room by two cleaners at the Aberley House Hostel in Ayr, south west Scotland, in October last year.

On Wednesday Mr Stewart admitted to sexual breach of the peace in Ayr Sheriff Court, where depute fiscal Gail Davidson described how he had been found by the hostel workers.

She said: "They knocked on the door several times and there was no reply.

"They used a master key to unlock the door and they then observed the accused wearing only a white T-shirt, naked from the waist down.

"The accused was holding the bike and moving his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex."

Both witnesses, who were extremely shocked, notified the hotel manager, who in turn alerted the police.

Mr Stewart was placed on the sex offenders’ register but his sentence was deferred until next month.

He is not the first man to be convicted of a sexual offence involving an inanimate object, however.

Karl Watkins, an electrician, was jailed for having sex with pavements in Redditch, Worcs, in 1993.

Unrelated photo, but I can understand his point.

Time To Change

Yes, at times I get my inspiration from bad '70s TV. Who doesn't, right? Below is a video of The Brady Bunch kids rawkin' their hit, Time To Change. You may be asking yourself, "self, what does this have to do with anything?" Well its time to change, then its time to change...sha na na na na na na sha na na na na na. Who couldn't be inspired by that, right? I've been on the bike for all of 10 miles or so since June. I have membership at the Y and have been all of 10 times since earlier this summer. My eating habits are that of a 13 year old: pizza, kit kats, french fries and so on. I'm not a 13 year old; I'm getting older. I've gained quite a bit of LBs too. And if I want to travel in the future, I need to be in better shape. So, this is my declaration: I'm going to move towards a healthier life style. Eat better. Exercise daily. Start commuting to work by bike (I use to do this 4-5 times a week). Going to bed at a decent hour. Stop the bad habits that I have picked up/revisited over the past 5 months. In the past, when I've tried to this, it has always started out fine and then a month or two down the road, I kind of give it up. So, I will post my progress here in hopes of keeping me motivated. Thanks, Bradys.

A Late Poem

You Look Outside

You look outside.
Already it is five o'clock.
The world is disappearing.
Across the city, yellow leaves are dropping
from the trees--
lamps going out slowly--
In the Diamond district,
store owners undress
the windows. They unclasp necklaces
from the headless mannequins.
You look outside.
Already it is evening.
On the table, the books lie open
to where you stopped reading
about the Magellanic clouds.
The sky is violet against the iron railing.
In the river, cars drift
upside down with their lights on.

~~Malena Morling

Monday, October 22, 2007

Halloween costume ideas

for your dog(s).

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Last night's gig

So the 4 people that read this blog might remember that I mentioned that the band I play with was to open up for Tim Reynolds at a local club. Well, that was last night and it was a blast. I was a little worried that there wouldn’t be much of a crowd early. We played from 9:30 ‘til 10:30. To my surprise, there were quite a lot of people for our set. The gig was great. Tim joined us onstage for a song. He was stage right to me and during the song; all I could do was watch him play. The guy is an alien when it comes to playing the guitar. I’m sure I hit some bad notes, but oh well. I kept thinking: holy shit. That’s Tom Reynolds standing next to me. One degree of separation from Dave Mathews. Anyway, two different people recorded the show and we are going to talk to Tim and make sure it’s cool with him that we release the song that he played on. We plan to get it mixed down and out on CD and iTunes, as an EP, as soon as we can.

For those of you who are in Wilmington, we are playing the Bud Light Chili Cook Off next Saturday, October 27 @ McRae Park . I think we go on around noon. Plenty of time for beer and chili after the set.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Tent: MSR Hubba Hubba

"Winner of a 2005 Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award, the 2-person Hubba Hubba doesn't compromise on internal space to save weight. This freestanding, superlight tent features lots of elbow room, 3 setup options, 2 doors and vestibules, and no-drip entries that keep the inside dry even with the vestibules open."

It's light, easy to set up and you gotta love the name. I ordered it from Boulder Mountaineering for 179.00 with free shipping. Can't beat that price. Most places sell it for just under $300. Now I just need to find time to use it...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Back to the future

Future Plans:

Shooting for 18 months. I have to try it again. Everyday I regret not following through with the bike trip that this blog was intended for. If anyone that reads this is interested in stopping their life for a extended amount of time (or a short time), traveling around the world on a bike and would like to join me. Drop me an email: theheaviestbike at gmail dot com - I would love the company. We can talk.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Funny School Papers

Click on the images to enlarge.

Friday, October 5, 2007


The band that I play in is opening for Tim Reynolds on Oct. 20th at the Soapbox Laundro Lounge and is playing the Bud-light Chili Cook Off, Hugh McRae Park, Wilmington, NC on Oct. 27th among other gigs.

I’m the bass player. Here’s a video: