Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing

Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Poetic Justice by William Shatner

Signs of Crusty's Mid-Life Crisis

Those that know me will agree that after reading these examples I'm taking the plunge headlong into crisis.
1. After 10 years I'm changing companies I hold dearly. The curves are just to sweet to pass up.
2. After 10 years I'm changing material to which I perch my arse. If it's good enough for him, well what can I do jump on the bandwagon.
3. Almost got a tattoo of HTFU spur of the moment.
4. Planning on going all out next year.
5. Started digging doing yard work.
6. Wondering why I'm not here.

I'm pretty sure these are signs that the roller coaster is getting ready to crest.

Counting Down....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It Is About The Benjamins

The highest bid isn't restricted just to the cycling world, see?

Friday, July 24, 2009

And Who Said Metal Heads Were Dumb?

Think twice before you judge the person listening to the "Heavy Metal"

Le Tour of Lee's Summit

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

I'm riding again. Riding junk miles, taking pictures, enjoying the ride, the scenery.
So here are some shots.

Maybe ever now and then you should take a little time to enjoy your surroundings instead of focusing on the tire, pavement, or whatever might be going through your melon.

A Wee Bit Of History

How will tomorrows stage play out?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Seriously? Totally BS

I'm actually so pissed off by this that I can't see straight.

Where do I start...
Will he teach you to be a chimera?
Maybe help you draw your own blood and store it in the frig to only use it later?
Find the right mix of belgepot for you?
Maybe teach you to ride for hours with a broken collarbone only to grind your teeth down?
Or find the spot where your track marks can be hidden?
Possibly Cat 5 to Pro in one season? I'm clean, I've never doped in my life?

How could he even think that a sport that has brought him nothing but heartache and depression could lead to career? Who would trust him to coach them? What dumbarse would pay this schmuck for service?

I'm done.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Staycation Day 4 Report

What was left over from working in the dark last night.

Everyone was ready to work with such a beautiful start to the day.

Plenty of smoothing left to do.

Bear Creek rock smoothed out not gravel.

Bordering the dry creek bed.

Laying out of the rain garden.

Birds view.

We had to show people that he does sleep. It was a hard day for all of us!

Many people have asked what and why did we create this project. Well first off, we have a terrible rain run off from upstream. Why is next, read above highlighted to give you a clue.

The reward for a job completed...

Thanks for Mom and Dad for the midday shake break. Also thanks goes out to DS and Aimes for the visit to the casa to see the finished product. Many a neighbor has had a peek at the somewhat finished product. Amazing how such a product spreads like wildfire.
Planting is next but that will come in time. Plus we have to recover from the ass kicking work we just did.

On a side note:
Cross season is in full effect bitches. Look out! I'm focused and have an extended kitchen pass. Game on phuckers!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Staycation Day 3 Report

3.5 tons of decorative rock not gravel!
Drain Hoses, Tools, and a Wheel Barrel.

Peat Moss not dirt and Sand.
Reroute drain spout to dry creek bed.

Full length shot.

Reroute other drain spout in water garden.

Really cheap labor.

Fancy rock, not gravel laid out.
More to come tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Staycation Day 2 Report

Phase I

Keep Digging

Jedi tiller

Trying to find high power lines by Jedi powers

Coming to fruition


Observing work
While working on the yard we discovered some items....
Rare artifact: A Jurassic Era Spear

Another artifact: Cromagnum Woven Blanket

One more rare artifact: Imperial British Coin

3 tons of bumpy sand

3 tons of sand half arse smoothed out by crusty

Cheapseat view of esophagus and stomach diagram

Dirtbag dinner

uummm burnt pizza!

Another wonderful staycation day at the crusty casa! Gotta say this is the best staycation anyone could ask for. I'm loving it!
Oh yea, the Tour wasn't so exciting today. I think our day was on par with the transition stage today. I'm really in need to spice it up, eh?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Now This Is How You Celebrate With Fireworks!

For your viewing pleasure.

Staycation Day 1 Report

It starts like this...
Phase 1
Marking out the 'river' from the beginning...

...to the end

Cheapseat view

Phase 2
Manuel Labor

Tools of the trade

Cheapseat view

Cheap Laboror

Phase 3
More Manuel Labor
fill in the hole that was just dug?

fill it with a base layer of sand

Almost there...

Cheapseat view of what was accomplished today.

Done for Day 1

Yes, there are wheels there, somewhere.

Todays epiphany: We are just like Doug and Mary of our 'hood. Only a select few will understand this. But I will tell you this: I never, ever thought I would be saying this to the Boss, ever! (inside joke:"Now what are they doing?")

Another report of our wonderful staycation to follow tomorrow. Stay tuned...More excitement than the Tour today I promise!