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September 25, 2006

Went out on the bike around 5:30pm. At the now leaving oxford sign my ankle started bothering me. So, i got off, and tried to make it stop hurting. then some guy passed me, and I decided I would get ahead of him, despite him being almost 100 feet ahead of me.

So, i got back on the bike, and rode for a while, keeping an eye on him. I finally got past him in lake orion, right by KFC. Then I rode out past kmart, eventually losing him.

On the way back, i stopped by the cousins’ house to see what they were up to. Turns out my cousin is getting married after dating his girlfriend for almost 5 years. She actually moved here from south africa, and they met in college. They gave me advice about a car I’m looking at, a 2006 Ford that’s priced at $14,000. I don’t remember what the model is, but it looks cool, so I’m probably going to go get a job so I can make enough money for it.

That’s about it. Farewell, people.

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today

September 25, 2006

Went out on the bike around 5:30pm. At the now leaving oxford sign my ankle started bothering me. So, i got off, and tried to make it stop hurting. then some guy passed me, and I decided I would get ahead of him, despite him being almost 100 feet ahead of me.

So, i got back on the bike, and rode for a while, keeping an eye on him. I finally got past him in lake orion, right by KFC. Then I rode out past kmart, eventually losing him.

On the way back, i stopped by the cousins’ house to see what they were up to. Turns out my cousin is getting married after dating his girlfriend for almost 5 years. She actually moved here from south africa, and they met in college. They gave me advice about a car I’m looking at, a 2006 Ford that’s priced at $14,000. I don’t remember what the model is, but it looks cool, so I’m probably going to go get a job so I can make enough money for it.

That’s about it. Farewell, people.

since last time

September 22, 2006

A few weeks ago, I got the wild idea to learn to drive. Why? Well, winter’s coming up, and I don’t think I’ll be able to bike around to pretty picture places when there is 4 feet of snow outside. Also, I don’t think i’ll make it far in life without a car.

So, I dug out my “what every driver must know” book, and studied for my permit for a while. The original plan was to read it for 3 days, then take the test, but a lot of things happend, and I can’t quite remember what happend, but i decided i wouldn’t bike 35 miles to pontiac to get a permit, so I got a parent to drive me there.

Skip ahead to last tuesday. I’d studied for a while, and we went out to clarkston to get the permit. I went through the 50 question test, and managed to only miss 6 of the questions. It turns out, most of the test questions were not covered in the book, but only 10 of them. I did pass though. So, now I can drive.

Today I put the permit to use, and drove for the first time in many years. I’m not so good at it right now, but I’m not completely terrible.

In other news, i’m 219 pounds. That’s about 64 pounds less than when I started.

I’ve been listening to the band “Hickey” a lot lately. They’re not around anymore, but they were damn entertaining.

They’re finishing the bridge at the pollyann trail this week. It took them a long time do that.

The trouble with biking in the fall / early winter is that you have to wear pants. In recent years, I’ve had big problems with my pants getting caught, and torn by my front crank. Ripping pants every time you ride is no fun. But, I have a plan. I got this little velcrow thing that goes around my ankle, that will prevent my pants from getting snagged.

Another problem with pants is pretty much all of the ones i have are too big. It seems losing all this weight has caused my pants to fall down any time i wear them without a belt. But then there’s my belts. I’m on my 4th and final rung on all my belts. So, if I lose any more weight, I’m going to have to either make a new hole in the belts, buy new belts, or buy new pants. That really isn’t so good, because with saving money for a car, and wanting to buy fancy electronics that make me look talented, I have barely any money. So, what am I supposed to do? Does anybody out there want to sponsor me? What about work? I know things about servers, mainly freebsd, and linux systems. I also know about apache, bind, mysql, and a whole bunch of other things. If you want to give me money, just contact me, and things will be worked out.

That’s all I have for this week. Have a good life.

since last time

September 22, 2006

A few weeks ago, I got the wild idea to learn to drive. Why? Well, winter’s coming up, and I don’t think I’ll be able to bike around to pretty picture places when there is 4 feet of snow outside. Also, I don’t think i’ll make it far in life without a car.

So, I dug out my “what every driver must know” book, and studied for my permit for a while. The original plan was to read it for 3 days, then take the test, but a lot of things happend, and I can’t quite remember what happend, but i decided i wouldn’t bike 35 miles to pontiac to get a permit, so I got a parent to drive me there.

Skip ahead to last tuesday. I’d studied for a while, and we went out to clarkston to get the permit. I went through the 50 question test, and managed to only miss 6 of the questions. It turns out, most of the test questions were not covered in the book, but only 10 of them. I did pass though. So, now I can drive.

Today I put the permit to use, and drove for the first time in many years. I’m not so good at it right now, but I’m not completely terrible.

In other news, i’m 219 pounds. That’s about 64 pounds less than when I started.

I’ve been listening to the band “Hickey” a lot lately. They’re not around anymore, but they were damn entertaining.

They’re finishing the bridge at the pollyann trail this week. It took them a long time do that.

The trouble with biking in the fall / early winter is that you have to wear pants. In recent years, I’ve had big problems with my pants getting caught, and torn by my front crank. Ripping pants every time you ride is no fun. But, I have a plan. I got this little velcrow thing that goes around my ankle, that will prevent my pants from getting snagged.

Another problem with pants is pretty much all of the ones i have are too big. It seems losing all this weight has caused my pants to fall down any time i wear them without a belt. But then there’s my belts. I’m on my 4th and final rung on all my belts. So, if I lose any more weight, I’m going to have to either make a new hole in the belts, buy new belts, or buy new pants. That really isn’t so good, because with saving money for a car, and wanting to buy fancy electronics that make me look talented, I have barely any money. So, what am I supposed to do? Does anybody out there want to sponsor me? What about work? I know things about servers, mainly freebsd, and linux systems. I also know about apache, bind, mysql, and a whole bunch of other things. If you want to give me money, just contact me, and things will be worked out.

That’s all I have for this week. Have a good life.

so that’s who that was

September 17, 2006

Thursday or Friday or Wednesday, I rode my bike into lake orion, and as I passed this one building, Many people were standing outside, waiting to get in.

Then on my way back past that building, i heard some girl yell “hey mikey!”. I gave the unknown person a wave, and continued only knowing what one of her left leg looked like.

As I continued past, I wondered who that person was, and actually considered turning around to see the person, but i didn’t.

Several days passed, and I went back on my same trip back through lake orion, and this time i noted the name of the building, “the keep coming back club”. When I got home, I got on the internet, and looked up the name of the place, and it turns out it’s actually a narcotics anonymous / alcoholics anonymous place.

I have an OK idea of who the person was, but I think i’ll ride through lake orion every day this week, to see if the person yells me out of the road again, then I’ll stop and talk with that person in order to figure out who they are.

so that’s who that was

September 17, 2006

Thursday or Friday or Wednesday, I rode my bike into lake orion, and as I passed this one building, Many people were standing outside, waiting to get in.

Then on my way back past that building, i heard some girl yell “hey mikey!”. I gave the unknown person a wave, and continued only knowing what one of her left leg looked like.

As I continued past, I wondered who that person was, and actually considered turning around to see the person, but i didn’t.

Several days passed, and I went back on my same trip back through lake orion, and this time i noted the name of the building, “the keep coming back club”. When I got home, I got on the internet, and looked up the name of the place, and it turns out it’s actually a narcotics anonymous / alcoholics anonymous place.

I have an OK idea of who the person was, but I think i’ll ride through lake orion every day this week, to see if the person yells me out of the road again, then I’ll stop and talk with that person in order to figure out who they are.

An update from this weekend

September 16, 2006

I woke up naked and confused and smeared in mud, and i looked at her and i said “that ain’t barebeque sauce, that’s blood! What the fuck’s wrong with this picnic!?”

Then suddenly i felt ashamed and a little bit sick. But I didn’t feel ashamed for me, I felt ashamed for all the faceless children, all you lost little sheep.

The trouble with life

September 14, 2006

I haven’t been outside in 2 days because of rain.

I haven’t been feeling happy in a long time. A lot of people give me shit just because they want to take me down a notch. No valid reason, they just want to check my response.

Being a biker, I always incur the rage of drivers. Regarldless if I’m in their way or not, they always think they’re better than me. A few weeks ago i was traveling west through oxford, and some fat dick yelled “faggot” from his pickup truck. No reason to, I guess he just felt he needed to.

Laws say we’re supposed to be riding with traffic, but I know that drivers believe we are an inconvience, so I stay on the sidewalk when I can. However, this driver made me quit caring about drivers, as well as my own safety. So, I’m going to start biking on the road more. If I get hit, I’m completely in the right, and I’ll collect a big settlement if a driver hits me. And if I get in the way of a driver, slowing down his trip, he can just deal with it.

Drivers need to learn one the basic rules of the roads, drive defensively. I’m getting back to learning how to drive, and I’m going to make sure I never forget that. Too many of the rednecks out here drive like they own the road, and I believe it’s time to take them down a notch or two.

Wanna hit me? I’ve got a good memory, and I’ll have your license plate memorized. I always wear a helmet, so unless you turn around and attempt to kill me, I’ll survive. After I heal, I’ll stake out that fucking road, find your car, and follow you back home. How would you like that? Having all of your construction wages going to someone who is probably going to spend all your money on a new bike? How about the inevitable fact that your wife will probably take your kids and leave you after the money runs out?

Remember this, drivers. If you fuck with one biker, he is crazy, and he will ruin your life if you choose to fuck with him. He might even hang out with other bikers, who will assist him in ruining your life. Maybe you should go back and read your “what every driver must know” book. Many of you have forgotten the basics.

this just in

September 8, 2006

flies ruin sleep.

got kept up this morning by a god damn fly who kept landing on my face, and buzzing in my ear. I tried murdering it a few times, but he kept dodging my hands.

That fly has continued to bother me and the cats all day.

In other news, I went out picture taking this evening. Here’s a decent photo that came from that trip: [clickity].

Saw some ducks. Had a plate of pasta for dinner.

Wednesday I got lost, and ended up riding for about 20 miles. Nobody seems to care about that, so I won’t speak of it.

Thursday i just did 12 miles.

That’s all i have.

“NEVER FORGET”

September 5, 2006

I really don’t like it when people say that. We should try to forget it. The more you dwell on it, the more angry / sad you get. How long did it take before we quit hating the japanese for bombing pearl harbor?

My life.. Biking a lot. Haven’t got the camera out due to rain concerns. Will be going out to addison oaks this week to get pictures of the dad’s new trail.

I’ve been meaning to break onto the land of the nearby gravel pit to get some industrial-type photos of their equipment. Trouble is, they have offices there, and guards regularly patrol the area. So, I’d have to get out there on the weekend. Another problem, the last time I tried going over there, I spotted a guard, and that was on a sunday. I could probably get out there if I entered from the south, and traveled east. One of the biggest problems with the land is there’s a gigantic fuckin’ lake between the equipment, and the main road. So, if I had to run, I would have to speed as fast as I could several miles, and they would probably have pleanty of time to get police to the gate.

Well.. that’s all I have.

Fall is coming up. that’s when the real fun comes to internet.