Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's 7 a.m...what am I doing up already??

Wow...the sunrise is so beautiful. I hope you were able to enjoy it where you were waking up this morning. I'm sitting here blogging and watching the Food Network. If my father reads this he will laugh because he knows I'm not a cook. For some reason though I love watching the Food Network. Strange.

Last night I went to the Roosevelt High School homecoming game with my friend Michelle and her family. Unfortunately Roosevelt lost the game to Ottumwa. It was so much fun watching the kids though. Things haven't changed...the kids run and hang out with their friends and their parent's watch the game. The girls scream and hug each other and there are the random boys who are already interested in them. We were all laughing because we all admitted that we would have to find someone to let us know the score of the game before we went home because we knew our folks would ask.

I've started a new book. It is called "The Ladies Auxiliary" and is about an Orthodox community in Memphis, TN. It's a little slow going because I haven't really had time to read it. I love to read. Books are amazing. I've never gotten into books on tape because I'd rather hold the book in my hands.

My friend Larassa needed a pair of roller skates (from the 80's) for her latest art creation. I was home last weekend to see my folks and remembered that my old skates were in their basement. There in my old skate case were my skates with the neon orange wheels and the yellow glitter laces. I loved roller skating. It was so much fun. Every Friday and some Saturday nights we would go to the Black Hawk Rollerdrome and skate. Gosh those were simple times....

A couple weekends ago Dan and I took a little trip west on Zippy Pickle(if you haven't followed my blog that's my name for the Street Glide) and it was quite an adventure. I think Dan thinks that "Road Closed" signs do not pertain to him because this is the 2nd trip we've taken where he has ignored them. This time the consequences were not as bad as the last time but for me I was a little nervous. If you know me in "real" life, you know that I'm a little bit of a control freak, so when you are bumping down a dirt road as a passenger on a motorcycle it's a little unnerving. This is why I need my own ride.(i'm thinking of having a charity run for myself and I'd call it...the Run for Steph's Ride.) Ok so I made it through the off roading through Panora but on the way back we took another detour...We are stopped in the highway waiting to turn onto a gravel road...I'm thinking in my mind...huh...gravel?? HUH?? Well I find out the reason as we stop next to the new Ethanol plant that this is the place Dan hauled dirt from a couple days this spring. Riding with Dan is always an adventure...he is a long distance rider, rarely stopping unless he is hungry or the bike needs fuel. I try...I really do but sometimes I can't make it to the next stop...I think Harley thinks all women are skinny model chicks because the seat they give us is itty bitty! Another reason why I need my own ride. LOL.

Well it's time to start my day. Have a great weekend!

Support Our Troops!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What did she just say?

I caught segments of the Democratic debate tonight and Hillary Clinton totally cracked me up when she said the word "dissing". Hey's actually pronounced dissin'. Too funny!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Dive Bar

I've had a couple people ask me this week what the heck is a dive bar? Is it a bar that snorklers and swimmers hang out at or what? Dive Bar = Bar that is a Dive.

Damn Crotch Rockets Anyway!!!!

Ok...I'm a little bit upset still about what I saw last night. I'm driving home from a night out with my co-workers and a group of bikers come down the ramp onto Interstate 80. That's all cool because I love seeing a bunch of bikes traveling together...very cool site! Most of the riders were on Harleys but there was one stupid ass on a crotch rocket that decided to use the 3 lane interstate highway as his stunt lot. The traffic behind the bikes literally had to slow down so that this jerk could preform for the others he was with. I'm hoping the other riders were thinking good god almighty what a jackass, but who knows. Anyway...I probably shouldn't get all upset about this because it's this person's life that he/she is holding in their own hands but I seriously don't want to see a fellow motorcyclist die even if it is because of his/her own stupidity. So...I feel a little better. Got that off my chest.

Have a great weekend everyone! I need a Martini!! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Do you ever??

Do you ever just feel like you want to stay in the shower all day long because it feels so damn good? I wanted to this morning but then I got to would end up getting cold and I'd end up all prune like, so I got out! LOL

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A little Art and a couple Brews!

I attended a Conversation on Art with Enrique Chagoya. I met my friends Larassa, Michelle and Stacy for the 2 hour lecture. It was very interesting. Very political. His art was very much my taste. A lot of mixed media. It is so awesome when you can sit and listen to the artist explain their pieces to you so that you can hear what inspired them to create it.

After the lecture we ventured over to the Greenwood Tap on Ingersoll Ave. What a great dive bar. Loved it!!! Loved the dogs playing cards tapestries on the walls. They added a certain ambiance to the place. While I enjoyed the conversations that my friends and I were having I also always find myself looking around. I love to people watch. You see so many interesting things when you just sit there and watch.

Ok...time for bed. I keep forgetting this is only Tuesday! Night!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

I think if Alan Greenspan would have been our President for 8 yrs, we would be a little better off then we are right now. I listened to an interview that he did on 60 Minutes last night and wow...what a intelligent individual.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Yes, I'm still here at the puter. This song came on and I had to post something about it.

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

This song gets me right in the heart everytime I hear it. I know the song is from 1998 but there are just songs that always get to you for your entire life and this is one of them.

Here are the lyrics...

And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything seems like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know your alive

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

Enough said...have a good one!

Sunday Morning Thoughts...

Good Morning America How are Ya? Not sure why that song just popped into my head but it did. It looks like a beautiful Sunday morning here in lovely Johnston, IA. I'm sitting here listening to some Soft Rock and drinking my coffee. The thoughts are just swimming around my head so wow...this could all be kind of random so bare with me.

Brittney Spears...why the heck do we keep pushing this nut case to the top of the spotlight. I find it very sad that she had kids with K-Fed just so she could say that she had them and now she has turned into psycho nut job mom of the century. Seriously her handlers or parent's need to guide this girl down the right path and maybe get her some help because I think she might have a major case of Post Pardom Depression or something. And once again we reward someone for their fame even though they are not emotionally stable and parade them on a stage at the VMA awards.'s very sad how this beautiful girl went so out of control. She seriously could have been a role model but now she's just a headcase.

Michael Vick...I think this jerks sentence should be getting duck taped and setting pit bulls loose to attack him. What right minded person participates in dog fighting. SICK! And to all the parent's in this country who continue to let their teenage kids sport his football attire...what the you even pay attention to your kids and what they are doing? Do you actually condone dog fighting? Burn the shirt for godsake! the celebrities. I seriously try not to pay attention to them but those two kinda have gotten under my skin. And please boycott the MTV VMA awards with me. These people are not our Heroes!

Last night I was at Border's chilling and looking at magazines. This couple comes in an sits down and about 20 minutes later the woman's cell phone rings. Instead of getting up and going outside to talk, it was a nice night out, she blabs for 15 minutes so we all could hear. What ever happened to the days of letting people leave messages and calling them back later? This whole cellphone thing is out of control. Has society forgotten how to be cordial to their fellow man/woman? Is your life so important that you need to share your 1/2 of the conversation with all of us? Please...when you are in public turn your phone on mute. Let the call go to voice mail. Worry about the call when you get home and if you can't go to a place where you are not broadcasting the conversation to everyone else!!!!

On a lighter non-bitching note. My bestest biker girl friend Kristen and her business partner Monica, celebrated their 2nd year of business at Blondie's Beauty Parlor. Yea Girlies! I went out with Kristen and the girls of Blondie's to celebrate on Thursday and we had so much fun. Those chicks are a hoot. And I found my Pretty Woman Movie quoting soulmate, Betsy....she and I were standing at the bar ordering and she started quoting Pretty Woman and I was like...OMG, I thought I was the only one that did that. LMAO...too cool! "Gimme a name...a name? The pressure of a name...Cinderfuckingrella! OMG...too funny.

Wow...this song brings back memories. Bon Jovi...Never Say Goodbye. I think that might have been my Senior Prom theme. LMAO. I can't remember though, but I think it was.

Need more Java...

So I haven't blogged at all about Billy Lane because I pretty much wrote him off my list of favorites. I was wondering the other day though what was up with him. Looks like he'll be in court the 21st of Sept and could face up to 15 yrs in prison. That's all I have to say about that...

Because of my new blogger bud KT DID I've found some truly cool new blogs. One being Rippin Kitten. She's a cool biker chick and has a very cool site. I've added it to my list of blogs I visit so you'll have to check it out.

I'm pouting...I wanted to go riding today but it looks like it's going to rain. Rain Clouds BE GONE! Didn't work! Well...Have a great Sunday and a great week! Ride Safe...Ride Free...Ride it like you stole it! LOL I sound like a t-shirt.

Have a good one and Support Our Troops and Vets!!! Remember the Fallen Heroes and boycott the MTV Video Music Awards with me!!!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Dale - The Movie

Ok...I was never an Earnhardt fan and never really that into NASCAR. After watching the movie "Dale" on CMT tonight, I totally get why so many people thought and still do think he was the greatest NASCAR driver of all time. He was down home and real. He looked out for himself and his family. He was a Hero to many. He was the Intimidator. Dale loved to race and he died doing what he loved to do. I can see why his fans miss him. It isn't too often that someone with that much charisma graces a sport. There really isn't anyone in the sport of NASCAR at the present time that has that many fans and empowers that much respect as Dale did. I would recommend watching this movie. It really did make me understand why his death made grown men cry.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

Wow...Can you believe that Summer '07 is drawing to a close? The years just fly by once you cross over from the age of 25. I'll be 39 this year and I'm thinking, where did it all go? I know...I'm still young...I hear it all the time but it's just wacky how you think you have so much time ahead of you to accomplish things you want to in life.

Thanks Dan for taking me to all of the bike nights this summer. I always feel safe when I'm riding two up with you. Had good times this summer with Dan, Kristen, Brent, Big Don, Jack and made new friends with Vance and Kris. I know...the season hasn't ended yet...thank god! Hopefully as in years past we have until November.

This weekend Dan and I took a trip up to Northeast Iowa on the Zippy Pickle and stayed with Greg and LaRue, my folks. I had to kid Dan because I only required the use of one saddlebag for all my stuff. He had a saddlebag and a knapsack. HA HA HA! The trip up there was really nice. We rolled in about 8:30ish and you could tell Greg and LaRue were very happy we had all the gear on. Especially the helmets. Iowa does not have a helmet law so it's the rider's choice. On Saturday we were up early so we could ride in and hang for a while at Silver Eagle HD. My Dad wigged a little because we didn't have the ole helmets on. I guess it is a little selfish of me for not considering his feelings about it since he is my father but it is my choice and most of the time I go without. The ride into Waterloo was so was cool, crisp, refreshing. There wasn't anything going on at Silver Eagle but the staff, as always, was friendly. Talked for a long time with one of the sales guys Ken and I got to go back and look at the new '08 Fat Bob that they just got in. It was pretty sweet!

My mom wanted to go out to the new casino in Waterloo so once we got back to their place we headed in on 4 wheels to the Isle. It was a really nice casino. It made me feel like I was in Vegas. I didn't win big, but I never do. I just don't get why I don't have the luck. Once we were done there we went for dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Cedar Falls. YUM! Funny thing...I wanted a Margarita and without thinking I said to my Dad...I'm going to get a Margarita, I'll give you the money for it. I looked at him and was like...OMG I can't believe I just assumed you are paying for dinner. Wow...I felt like a heel. Well he did pay for dinner...thanks Dad.

Sunday we got up and took off for Waverly around 9. Stopped by the Kielman's to check out their new house. Totally beautiful. Took off for home around noon. Stopped in Hampton for a burger at McD's. Dan got to talking to this older gentleman who was so excited to tell him he rode motorcycles too. He said he had to give it up last year when he turned 76. His wife told him that it was just time and he agreed. You could tell it made him sad. He also told us he was a prisoner of war in Korea. I thanked him and he was so modest and told me I didn't have to thank him. I wanted to hug him...he was such a cute old guy and you could tell it made his day that we were listening to him. I love the stories you hear from our elders. I could sit and listen to them for hours. They lived extraordinary lives and we need to take it in before they are gone.

We made it home to Johnston about 3:30 pm. What a great weekend and it was made even greater because we rode the Zippy Pickle and were outside feeling all the elements and clearing our heads from all the mumbo jumbo that goes in and out of it all week long!

Adios Summer...Welcome Fall and more good times ahead!