Monday, June 14, 2010

Gonna Be "Out of Pocket" For A While......

...... but NOT gone completely, okay?

I got a "pep talk" from "Coach Becks" a few days ago ....

.... and she told me that if I'm going to cross that finish line I had better get crackin'!

I agree. I've been spending way too much time on organization, sponsorship and just plain WORRY, that it's affecting my training, and we can't have that happen.

So what I'm going to need to do is cut out all extraneous things in my life and concentrate SOLELY on the ride. It's GOT to be that way, or else it's going to fail and as the saying goes, "Failure is NOT an option!"

There's another saying/motto which goes like this:

"We will do what we say we will do

We won't commit to something we cannot do

Once we commit to it we WILL do it"

My friend BillDL is not only the co-administrator of this blog, he's been working daily on the c2cr2c website which you can visit (please do by clicking the blue subject line above or the link to the left), but he's been very active as the ride's publicist; what you read on the c2c website is what he has crafted from what he knows about me. He is the most articulate man I've never met. He also works a full-time job. I don't work a full-time job. I don't work at all.

I wrote the above to say that if this guy can spend so much time for someone who he's never met except on the web, who am I to give any less than my best for the animals whose lives we want to save?

So we're going to leave this blog site "open", not "suspended" as I stupidly did before. You can follow me and my ride on, and I'll be back here when I can.

The Animal Rescue Site

Thanks, love you guys!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saw My New Doc Today!

And if it hadn't been for my sweet friend Becks, that would have never happened.

See, it was Becky who, a few months back found me this clinic which treats patients who have no insurance and charges them a sliding scale fee (click on the subject line to take you to their site).

My new doc (a very nice "Doogie Howser" type who D says "looks like he belongs on a skateboard") did a very thorough examination with lots of blood work drawn, wrote scrips for all my meds (including the depression ones), and I was only charged 25% of what the whole thing would have cost me had I not been on a sliding scale!

He even did a prostate exam (with blood - not with the finger up the "poop-chute"!) and checked my vitamin D level (for the bones and arthritis).

All in all, a very thorough exam, a very nice doc and a sweet friend who found him for me.

Oh yeah, speaking of the "poop chute":

I mean, that is what he's singing, right - "Don't take it up the poop chute?" *wink*

A sweet friend whom I have never met, and who is VERY special to me - someone who would think so much of someone they've never laid eyes on, made sure I got some great medical care!

Thank you, Becky for being such an angel! I LOVE YA'!

The Animal Rescue Site



Monday, June 7, 2010

"I Went Sky Divin'....."

.....but I can't anymore, 'cause D won't let me. (She thinks that because of my short-term memory loss, I might forget to pull and go splat all over the DZ!)

But I still wear my t-shirt which reads "Jumps from perfectly good airplanes" and recently I got something in the mail from Kevin Burkart who's going to do 200 perfect jumps (click on the title to check out his site) in one day to benefit and call attention to Parkinson's (which his dad has, and which I also am getting).

SOMEBODY'S gonna be busy packing 'chutes!

Here's my newest rock group which I love (thanks, Johnny L.A., for the vid) AFTER Here Come The Mummies.

Please don't forget the fur-babies?

The Animal Rescue Site



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pot Pourri Day!

As y'all know, this type of entry is just "anything about anything", so here goes:

Anyone remember Rich Hall and his "sniglets" (words which should be in the dictionary, but aren't)?

Here's my all-time favorite:

Expresshole-n. A person who goes through the grocery store's 12-item express lane with 22 items.

Do you have a favorite? Let the rest of us know (hint: do a google search on "sniglets")!

My best friend I ain't never met, Johnny L.A. from The Straight Dope will every now and then send me a YouTube or other clip he thinks is appropriate for "The German Boy", and here's one more: (Y'all have read my references to me being a "happy boy" if so and so were to occur? Well, John found a song with just that title!)

Click on the title of this entry and please give it a few moments to start once you click on the arrow....

Good things still happening for C2CR2C! My Scots friend Bill is still at the helm of the website (take a look at and we're having all kinds of wonderful friends and sponsors joining the ride! I'm not much on religion, but man! I swear someone's looking out for us and the four-footed ones!

Speaking of which (y'all know the drill, right?)

The Animal Rescue Site