Please leave things alone, I have a chance…

I’m just going to post this here for the moment. The rants and raves continue and I am so fed up with it. Videos of bible thumping trolls lapping their local Targets and the rhetoric of the narrow focassed elected officials. I decided to go off budget and pick up a “vice” magazine. And upon realizing who it was on the cover, I set back with a knowing grin and chuckled. If only I had been a girl… For those unfamiliar, this is the current (June 2016) cover of a lifestyle/fashion magazine published in England. (GQ but for a younger … Continue reading Please leave things alone, I have a chance…

…and Friday makes three.

Moody week ahead for me. If I am short, forgive. If I cry, pass a tissue. If I am not heard from, check on the cat. In the car, on the bicycle, or communing with the powers that are, and will be. Looking for stardust, chasing shadows and remembering that first kiss. Friday will be three years, and it was just yesterday that he said he loved me. I know, somewhere, he is waiting for me to pick him up at 5:00 p.m. and I’m running late. Continue reading …and Friday makes three.

Like hams through the hourglass…

I was offered a task this morning.  A paying job of fixing breakfast for a couple and six other visiting guests at their “vacation” home along the Potomac.  The balcony/back deck on this place was the size of…  most of our homes with regard to square footage.  There was an outdoor kitchen that I wanted to use – but with the weather as it was…  We did get to dine outside which made the event really special.  The crisp morning air overlooking “almost” heaven.  I was a proud wanna be private chef for all of three hours.  Not counting the … Continue reading Like hams through the hourglass…

Target the silver fox…

If I have ever offended, I am sorry. Something happened has rattled me a little.  Not because it struck a chord, but because of the sheer audacity. I overheard and was invited into a conversation about health and fitness. Specifically the struggles being a person of added heft. It quickly seemed that this person was having self image issues, if not confidence issues. And the longer I sat the more it seemed that I was being targeted. It was suggested that I had no clue what it was like to be heavier than what was healthy. Because “[I] was so … Continue reading Target the silver fox…

Smart *#!@ little so-and-so…

A member/client asked me about bike riding for older adults. I answered thinking about someone in their seventies and eighties, since I am in my fifties. I know several cyclists who are 10-15 years my senior. “Oh, no, I was asking for someone my grandmother’s age – she’s 52.” After I resisted the urge to smack the stuffing out of the smarmy little… I proceeded with what I thought was a well thought opinion. Then I researched and came across this article that mirrored my response and suggestions. I’m going to reshare. Link to People for Bikes article: Silver Linings Continue reading Smart *#!@ little so-and-so…

Quotable: II (Essay/S.A. part two)

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!”  (Samuel Adams) Gone are the times when our President, who was elected, by a landslide, for a second term is still undermined by a Republican congress and fettered by interpretations of a bastardized constitution.  (yes, I recognize the mis-spelling.  The lower case intentional for this instance.) I fear for my rights to pursuit of happiness because a candidate for president (again, intentional) wants to take my rights away.  A republican appointed supreme court (and again) says that with all the jiggery pokery I am allowed to … Continue reading Quotable: II (Essay/S.A. part two)