Things in general

Wow! That’s all I can say. Just, ‘Wow!’

I had high hopes for this year and so far it’s Chris – zero, Year five. I need a win. I really do. … really

Okay, lets focus on the positive for a bit.

I’m looking for a new motorcycle helmet. I’ve found two and I’m seriously stoked about them. What? Afford them?

C’mon, get real. Okay, so anyway these are the contenders.

Here we have the KBC Ed Hardy ‘Tiger’ VR2. What I like is the Asian style graphic of the tiger in the flames. It also comes in a white style, which doesn’t really have the same feel to it. The other thing that kind of cools me off on the design is the big Ed Hard logo on the front.

I’ve never been one for being a walking designer billboard. The upside is that the gray helmet doesn’t show it as much.

The other helmet is the Icon Domain 2 Devil Dog. I don’t know what first grabbed me about this one, but grabbed me, it did. What struck me was that this thing looked like the kind of nose art I’ve seen on WWII tanks.

The colors are great and the only thing it seems to need is a turret on top sporting a 75mm gun. The venting is supposed to be very good, and it’s easy to see why.

Between the two of them I have to say I’m leaning towards the… wait for it… yeah, you guessed it, the Devil Dog. I mean just look at it, right? But, wanting it and getting it… well that’s two entirely different things, but I do need a new helmet. That much is true.

In other news I found out that the makers of one cigars that David got me hooked on, have opened a shop in San Diego.

Yes, the fine purveyors of coffee and cigars is now much closer than Hawaii. Saving a ton on shipping. I didn’t waste any time in telling David of my discovery. He also didn’t waste any time in calling them up to see if they carried cigars. They do.

When he found out, David told me that he was in trouble now. All his free money would be spent there. I know exactly what he means. Their Kona cigars rock!

So, there you have it. Some fun stuff to read about.

Waiter! There’s a gecko in my coffee

Staying up to see a new year come in isn’t something I’ve done in a while. The expression ‘older and wiser’ plays a big part in it and you’d think I would have reaped the benefits of that wisdom, but oh no. I had to stay up. See the clock hit midnight and shout out ‘Happy new year!’ And now I’m spending the day foggy headed and tired. See? That’s what I get.

But I sallied forth this morning making myself some gecko coffee.

Let’s face it, I’m not a night owl kind of guy. Nope, no way. I finally got myself a very welcomed 2 hour nap and woke up feeling much more like myself.

Karen spent the day re-aclamating to the UK and having a, um, spirited conversation with Liz. One that I suspect will be revisited again.

David spent the day driving up to see Tammi and that’s 12 hours of road time I coudn’t pull off in the state I was in.

Mark spent the day… doing whatever. I called him yesterday, but no reply. Didn’t hear from him today either. Guess he’s in another of his ‘off the radar’ phases.

So, there you have it. Day one. Three hundred and sixty four days left.