Thursday, March 30, 2006

Water Monster

A crappy day at work stays at work.
How can I be in a bad mood when I have this water monster waiting at home???

Water Dragon

Yeah, work has been a hassle, but it's not reality.
Don't buy into any b.s. about loyalty & commitment when it comes to dealing with a corporation.
The ~man~ is not looking out for you beyond when it's in his own best interests.
I'm fine with that as long as I know it up front.
Just let me do my thing and leave me alone.

Enough of that. I work hard, but work is not near the top of my priorities.
It's a means for me to provide for my family and live my life.

And I've been enjoying it.

We're pretty well settled into the new digs. We're putting a patio & deck out back. The patio is done and the deck should be completed by next week. With Spring here it'll be nice to chill out back.

I've been getting in one or two early morning mountain bike rides during the both days on the weekends. I'm really not training, but I'm getting enough riding in to not get fat.
My road bike has had a flat tire for 2 months and I've been doing beginner freeride stuf --> jumps, drops, riding skinnies. Shit, I might have to get some baggy shorts and platform pedals!

Riding the mountain bike has been a nice change. Our move has coincided with one of the driest Springs ever. That means tight, fast, DRY singletrack!

I just got back from meeting the family for lunch at Banjara. Thor was absolutely loving the Indian food. He couldn't get enough. It was pretty funny to watch. Hopefully, it won't tear through him tonight.

We're trying to swing it to do the 12 Hours of Lodi Farms in early May. I really hope that works out.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
So Melanie got a new camera cell phone and just sent me this photo of Thor. He loves phones and it looks like he's trying to reach out and grab hers. Anyway, this was a nice break from the grind of work.

I'm going to do a 5:15am mtb ride tomorrow. A night/sunrise mtb ride kicks the crap out of going to the gym and it's a great way to begin the day.

And waiting for me at home will be some double-espresso Gaggia goodness...mmmmmmmmmm.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Library

This is pretty random...

We just moved and I'm noticing a lot of little things around the house.

Like, the reading material on the back of the crapper.

It's a weird mix:

  • The Portable Thoreau
  • Simon Burney's Cyclocross book
  • Rick Steves' Best Destinations 2006 Newsletter
  • Pico Iyer's Video Night in Kathmandu
With wireless internet the reading material is often surfing the web on the laptop.

What's your crapper reading material?