Working this morning with iTunes playing in the background. The song 'Ventura Highway' by the band America starts playing and I'm hit with a very strong memory of my Dads Father, my Grandfather. He died many years ago from Cirrhosis. He was a heavy drinker who never recovered from retirement. I wasn't terribly close to him, but I have many good memories of him. He loved to read westerns, but I don't know if he had a favorite author. He frequently played the lottery, but never won more than he spent playing it. He loved to eat steak for dinner, almost every night. He also kept a loaded 44 under the bed. I once heard him laughing and giggling loudly after talking about the time my Grandmother tried to feed a frog some bologna (yeah that is kinda funny).
I don't have many good pictures of him, the ones I do have are from when he wasn't feeling well. I guess all that really matters is that I thought of him this morning and wanted to share.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Recently Leo Laport the podcasting guru of Twit.tv got a new toy. This happens all the time, there is always a Macbreak Weekly pick or a Daily Giz Wiz gadget that I want. However, this new toy makes me drool like the rabid fanboy I know I am, and big surprise its not a new device from Apple. It's a recumbent tricyle called the TerraTrike. These trikes look like so much fun. I've been thinking about getting a bicycle for a long time. Any excuse to get more exercise is good. These trikes are the way to go. I just need to lose some more weight so I won't break the durn thing. I can't wait to get one.