Mark was right

I am having one of those days today. Nearly knocked off my motorbike by a distracted driver. The same driver than used water to clean the windscreen while I was following them (it was 8 degrees celsius) giving me a nice refreshing shower. Then I made the mistake of checking out facebook… oh my

Apparently Mark Twain said this;

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the “lower animals” (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.

Well all I can say this morning is ‘I love my dog’.

weird dream log

Heya peeps,

It isn’t uncommon for me to wake my wife up when I am experiencing a dream. For example, when we were newly married nearly 28 years ago. My wife was awoken by me sitting up in bed with my right hand held high above my head waving around like a lunatic and with me kind of bobbing. I was dreaming I was in the Olympics playing water polo. Over the years the dreams have been numerous. One of the recent dreams was about my left foot becoming self aware and wanting to kill me. So I was doing my best in my sleep to actively run away from my left foot.

Christine has suggested I write the dreams down. Feel free to comment and or tell of some of the weird dreams you may have had.

a sad day

I woke up this morning feeling quite defeated. I was sleeping on the couch… please don’t ask why. Normally, whenever I sleep on the couch I’m awoken by the every subtle presence of Choc my beagle. You see he usually wakes me up with his insistent sniffing… particularly of one’s… how do I put this nicely… umm buttocks region! It doesn’t matter who you are, he will sniff your buttocks. It is just what he does! He is very gifted at it. By the time you are aware of it, he already has a smile on his face and you know he has been doing that for at least 10 minutes. So here comes the confession ‘Doug’ from the book is actually based on Choc.

Anyways, I woke up defeated. Simply because this morning I did not sense his presence. Choc died on the weekend. He reached a grand old age of 16 or there abouts. He had one eye. Had a rather embarrassing desire to do rude things to people legs. Loved to butt sniff, and when he was more active would only pull my pants off the line and then proceed to chew a hole in the buttocks region! Only my pants mind you. Whenever, I would mow the lawn he would run out in front of the mower and do the biggest poo poo he could. I swear that dog would then watch me run it over coming covered in a fine mist of the worse smelling stench in the universe, and then to make it worse I swear he would smile, when he did this I always imagine his giving a evil hehe laugh. Over the years as his eye sight in his one remaining eye worsened he would often do a poo in the yard and then wait for the flies to gather on or around it. He would then spend the rest of his day barking at the flies. I kid you not, he would go back and forth checking on it and barking at the flies. He hated them with a passion.

I am certain there where many other things he used to do that annoyed me. But honestly those things would always be forgiven when he would on the rare occasions when would actually act like a dog who loved his people.

Because his people loved him!


Upcoming Event – Ride invite

If you are feeling ugly and sad, just buy a motorcycle and go for a ride… and just be ugly

Well good news ugly peeps like myself. I along with a couple of others are heading out for a great ride to celebrate the coming end of term

Details are as follows:

2020 Australian Long Track Championship – page located here

Quirindi Show Trotting Track – track location on google maps here

9am Saturday and Sunday 19 – 20 September

Entry Adults $15

Want to know what long track racing is? Here is a link of first person view of some practise days

I’m thinking of riding down there after work knock off Friday the 18th and riding as far as possible to leave a short ride to the event on Saturday. BTW the 18th is the last school day of the term.

We will need to move early if we want to get a good rate for accommodation Saturday night somewhere close to Quirindi (more than likely it will be Tamworth which is about 35 minutes away)

I’m then thinking about joining all of the dots on an epic zig zag journey including some of australia’s best roads. With no real time frame in mind. You are more than welcome to join me for some or all of the trip. I will only be swagging it as a last result. Otherwise it is all hotel motel style accommodation. I not committing to any definite length of time, some are expecting a week. But the choice is all up to you.

Please contact me for details.

2020 ride of the year

It is done! The dates are set! Permission has been given! I’m set and can’t wait. 2020’s Australian senior solo speedway championship is on, and over 5 rounds in 3 states January 2020. I going to all of them on a 4,800 kilometer journey. So once again the offer is out there for anyone to join me. I have accommodation booked on the nights of the speedway but everywhere else will probably be swagging it on the side of the road somewhere to keep cost down. Check out this page for details and contact information to ask any questions