Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
It didn't happen if you didn't get your photo taken with the Minion.
Today was the second annual Affton 5 run. It's put on by the fine folks at the Affton school district, with the help of faculty, staff and students.
I was the Lead Pace Vehicle. Me and the trusty black spray painted mountain bike (not to be confused with POS Blue, which is another spray panted mountain bike) lead the field of runners through the Affton schools (Rogers, High School, Mesnier, Gotch, and back). It was pretty much a blow out. The guy that stuck close to my wheel was almost a mile ahead of the second place guy by the time we finished.
Adult and young'un alike had a good time, as the weather was spectacular for a run. And we got free bagels and chocolate milk afterward, too!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
And it was parked right in front of Grandma and Grandpa's house, just waiting for me to photograph it. Right-click the photo, it's huge and it's got really nice detail.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Good thing Grandma will have lots of M&M's for me on Sunday.....
Yes, it's a selfie. But my bike is in the background, so that's good, right?
Fantastic weather today for a mountain bike ride. I chose Greensfelder because it's the hardest trail around. I did two loops of the long trail (Dogwood, Greenrock, Race Loop), one in each direction. Very satisfying and quite a lot of fun.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There is the rice. On top of that, there is garlic humus. And yes, yes, yes. Sitting atop that lovely combination is bacon. Bacon! And there's bacon on the asparagus, too! Oh yeah, there is meat there as well, which was also good.
Let this sink in: Humus. Bacon. Humus and bacon hiding the rice.
There is good in the world, and it starts with humus and bacon.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
His back is just about the same height as my belt. His head came up to my chest when he stood at full attention. He is without a doubt the largest dog I have ever seen in person.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Friday, April 04, 2014
Even though he has already been gone for 23 years, I am still not at the age that my father was when I was born. He was FORTY NINE when I was born. If Deanna and I had a child right now, I would have a heart attack.
Funny how time flies, though. It doesn't seem that long ago. Maybe because I keep him alive with jokes and stories with my kids and others. I usually start off BMX stories with "back in the old days when my dad drove me to races....", etc. Still sort of a heart break that my kids never knew him. Even Hanna, my oldest, missed him by almost 10 years.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
And that may be why our children will be better than us. Our kids have career days. And they dress snappy when they have to. Take our young man here, Eli Kakouris. He was more than happy to break out the coat and tie.
So...what's it gonna be? Electrical engineer? Physicist? Bicycle store manager? Er...scratch that last one. That's why we have career days, son.