Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Political Pick-up Truck

I stopped by the Chevrolet dealership yesterday, for a look at the new
Silverado 2012, 1500 pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new "feel" before they become extinct...
The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options...The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.
Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.
Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck. I explained that if it were a Democrat truck, the seats would blow smoke up your bum year-round.

I had to walk back to the dealership... Damn guy had no sense of humor.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bucket List

Certainly cannot do ALL of these in 2012, but will definitely mark several off the list!!

  • Motorcycle ride to all 50 State Capitals (not necessarily in the same trip);
  • Ride in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day remembrance of POWs and MIAs;
  • Ride to NYC, Ground Zero;
  • Skydive over Dubai;
  • Visit each Hawaiian Island;
  • Diving in Fiji;
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans;
  • Photography Safari in Africa;
  • Camping in Denali National Park;
  • Photograph cherry blossoms in Washington DC in season;
  • Smoke an authentic genuine Cuban cigar;
  • Ride my motorcycle the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway;
  • Spend a day at the diamond mine in Murfreesboro Arkansas;
  • Pay my respects at Ground Zero in NYC;
  • Climb the Eifel Tower;
  • Drink a Guiness beer IN Ireland;
  • Kayak the "streets" of Venice;
  • Carnival in Rio;
  • Pay my respects at Pearl Harbor;
  • Sturgis (nuf said);
  • Motorcycle ride the length of Route 66;
  • Ride the length of I-95;
  • Ride to Maine for lobster straight out of the water;
  • St Patrick's Day in Chicago!!;
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque;
  • BBQ and Blues in Memphis;
  • Ride the Pacific Coast Highway;
  • Camping in Yellowstone Park;
  • Pay my respects at The Alamo;
  • Consume the largest pure Texas steak I can find!;
  • Ride to Key West;
  • Sandcastle Day at Cannon Beach Oregon;
  • RE-visit Portland Oregon, this time at MY leisure, going where and doing what I WANT...;
  • More ink!;
  • Visit The Great Wall of China;
  • Sydney Opera House;
  • Deep Sea Fishing off the Great Barrier Reef;
  • New Year's Eve at Times Square


It's here...question is, what are you going to do with it? Just sit back and let it slip away like 2011? Or are you going to make changes, DO things, MAKE something happen...really get out there and enjoy life for a change??

Pity parties are the most boring parties ever...and I've had my last one! It's time to enjoy life and not give two craps what others think or say!

I'm getting my bucket list back out and putting a check box beside each item!!!

I don't know about you, but I'm going to ENJOY 2012...!!!