Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Livin' la vida loca

Your guess is as good as mine....

Come sit on my porch

It's not often that you see a back porch on a truck camper but this guy had it going on. Get a couple of plastic lawn chairs, put the tailgate down, and roll out the indoor/outdoor carpeting and you're good to go. Where you're going I don't know but the sky's the limit with this set-up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fear the Ear

A recent trip back to my Alma Mater proved to be a breeding grounds for ridiculous things.  Let's talk school spirit... I don't mean knowing the words to the school fight song, or wearing a t-shirt with the college emblem emblazoned upon it.  I'm talking about giving up all self-respect in the name of loyalty.  And that I did...

Why am I wearing a foam, corn shaped hat, you ask?  That is because I am a proud Cobber.  That's right, for 4 years I worshiped a mascot that most (ok ALL) outsiders scoffed at.  But as the saying goes, "absence makes the heart grow fonder", and here I am, 5 years later, still partaking in ridiculous Cobber rituals while sporting a foam cob of corn.  What you can't see is my sweatshirt underneath that rain coat proclaiming "Fear the Ear" in maroon and gold!

...apparently our competition at the homecoming game, the St. Thomas Tommies, didn't get the memo, because they didn't so much "fear the ear" as they did "completely take advantage of a bunch of guys with music scholarships trying to play football for the ear". We lost 13-14.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I'm not sure which is more ridiculous... this picture, or how I got it. My pilot and I were minutes from our destination after another slightly uneventful after-work ride. Lamenting the fact that we never see anything ridiculous when looking for it, we stumbled upon this sea-foam gem.  I've never seen such a color on a bike and the whole 'look' was perfect. I readied my camera on the passenger side window sill but blindly took the picture while looking straight ahead. No need to give away my intentions. This is the result. I'm thinking the lack of sharpness gives it a little bit of a Bigfoot effect. "Did I really see this?"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

So there i was...

This was ALMOST the scene this morning, as I was on my way to work, minding my own business...only my car is slightly smaller than that Peterbilt.

To quote Paul Harvey, "and now, the rest of the story..."

I was headed north on First Ave. East, when I took a left turn just before the fire station.  As I rounded the corner, I noticed a cop car parked along the curb, and I thought to my self "you better mind your P's and Q's, there the fuzz..." Before I knew it, I was slamming on my breaks and reaching for the horn, as the officer pulls off the curb, into MY lane, without signaling, or doing a visual check. As I'm forced into the median, I have second thoughts about laying on my horn and making rude gestures with a certain finger...."Wait that's a cop...should I honk?...maybe I did something wrong? Have I been drinking? I'm really not in the mood for a disorderly conduct ticket".  What was I thinking? Of course I hadn't been drinking, it was 7:45 am and I was on my way to work. I had done nothing wrong!!!  But by the time I realized what had just happened, I looked at my passenger, sitting and staring with jaw dropping amazement, wondering if she had just seen what I had seen. She had, and was in such shock that she didn't have time to reach for her camera and capture the scene for our collection of “ridiculous things”.  So I've posted a picture of a "similar" situation... Ok, not really similar.  There was no contact between me and the cop, and I was certainly not driving a Peterbilt.  I’m sure the officer went on with the rest of his day without a care in the world...besides of course cleaning up the streets of Gotham, er, I mean Kalispell.  Maybe he should start with taking some driving lessons.