Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Probably need one of these...

You know, to ride through rough alleys on.
Or to Argentina, on a whim.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Been some lag in the schedule here...
Been some activity, but definite time for some reading and reflection.
You know, the end of year brings that out in people, maybe.

Part of my personal lull has been spent rereading this book...

My first pass, I think, had me reading this on the train, while commuting.  Which may have been the worst environment to digest this thing, though I did enjoy it...
This go-round has me chomping off bits, pondering, reading related texts and all that.  Really a better read in this format of thought.

It is a bit of a thesis on, well, a lot...

I recommend it, without actually including any details for your consideration.
It is pithy, with heavy philosophical/theoretical underpinnings.
There is examination of contemporary business practices and their relation to the human condition/spirit.
Examination of the contemporary separation of intellectual and physical work.
Included as well, are some motorcycle repair anecdotes.
It is not some new "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" to be clear.

Give it a go, if that sounds like a fun thing to wrap your head around...

Top Ten List

It is the time of year for random, meaningless top ten lists...

So, here is one for you.

Kung Fury


Status Update

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Drive

Well, I wasn't expecting a whole welcoming committee...

Sunday Funnies

Saturday, December 28, 2013


The whole shebangabang...
I couldn't decide which track to post.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thrasher Thursday

I have never understood the whole barefoot skateboarding bit...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


snow day


Seems about as legit as the bible story...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Moose Knuckle Monday

I don't know.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Drive

Uhm, yes.
I have been this way before...
Why do you ask?

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Friday, December 20, 2013

Weekend Plans

Oh, Hey...

This is going on, tonight...
So, swing on by.

Bring beer.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Punk Singer

Movie review, here...

I think I have sat through the whole thing now.
We have watched it twice, which means it has been on twice while I wander around doing other things and watching some of it.

It was good enough to get me to stop whatever I was doing and sit down to watch parts of it...
Pretty sure I eyed all of it and have digested most of it.

If you don't know anything about the story, the scene it covers, or Hanna - it is worth a screening.  Learn something.
If you are familiar, well, I shouldn't have to sell you on it...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Posting this because I think the wheel-tire-fender-seat combo is cool...
And boobs.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Children's Books

Still on the hunt for children's books, that seem like something I would send...

It's not easy.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Drive

We're going to see some country.  It'll be cool.
Trust me...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Message to Mine

Friday, December 13, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Fan Mail Friday

I get this kinda shit all the time...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thelonius Thursday

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wrangler Wednesday

I am not sure this image makes me feel any better about the Wrangler brand, honestly.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

I dig the front fender as back fender thing.  A lot...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Motion Monday

Baldwin Motion, I mean...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Drive

Having the right equipment always helps.

Sunday Funnies

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I do.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

FED Friday

Twin engine, dual axle insanity...

Do you think think all that is linked, or is each engine driving it's own axle.
Or what?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Taco Truck Thursday

Choose wisely, when ordering.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Pretty good run, fifteen years...
Still more to do.
Stuff to see together.
All that...

It has been longer than that, of course.
Doesn't feel like it

KVC is fun...

Wall of Death Wednesday

If you are a regular around there, you might remember pics of wall of death+lion stuff.
Apparently, I am not the only person fascinated by those images...

Turns out it is Fearless Egbert at the wheel with Monarch riding shotgun.

More details over here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Catch the Joy

Yeah, I am still thinking about dune buggies...

Two Wheels Tuesday

I mean, just look...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Marauder Monday

I have always liked the lines of these things...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Drive

Let's do this...

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Friday, November 29, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fat City

Turkey Day

As is custom, here, I recognize Turkey day with our standard style post.

This year, we have imposed a strict ban on guests of vague acquaintance, salami and Woodbridge wines - due to the still traumatic developments caused by those, last year, on this day.

Have a good day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wash Room Wednesday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


So, sure, it's a post about Kanye...
I apologize right outta the box for that.

His whole Yeezus drop has been getting press for perhaps being big concept art stuff.
Along with, maybe, his whole schtick...
Which, I am not sure I want to get into.
Not because I don't say I could dive pretty deep into the topic, because I could.
Just not sure I want to swim in that toilet bowl right at the moment...
So, I am posting this.

The original West video is goddamned funny, and I can't tell if that is intentional.
I might guess not, because the dude seems to take himself pretty seriously.

But then, boom, there is this parody video...
Maybe too soon to not be known about by Kanye.
Or maybe Franco and Rogan just jumped on it, because it deserves the response.

Anyway, the combination of the two videos side by side, for me, elevates the whole deal to high art.
Neither video lives at that altitude, singularly.  Only the combination, both together.
The mirror starts reflecting back on itself, and an infinite loop of absurdity develops...

Two Wheels Tuesday

I like that one.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The View From Here

I am not sure if my perception of reality is becoming more abstract, or if reality has become a parody of itself.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Drive

Really starting to get the hang of this...

Saturday, November 23, 2013


There is a worn out cassette tape, with this on it, somewhere in my archives...

Still pretty epic.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Yikes Trike

So, I got this wicked airplane engine, some bits from a salvaged motorcycle, an old kitchen chair and some drag slicks in the shed...
What should I do?

(I need more friends like this guy.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013


You should see this.

Thug Life Thursday

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Status Update

Food Mind Dump

I haven't really rambled on about food for some time here.
Not sure why...

My schedule has occupied evenings a lot, lately, so sneaking out for a snack hasn't been happening, maybe.
Been into tweaking on things I make, as well.  You know, remaking things for a couple weeks to see if I can make 'em better.

Also, I feel like writing about food is dumb.  Just this moment, in my head.  
I read too many bits, from too many different sources, in the last few months using the word umami, so now I hate food writing.

Food writing people, just ease off on the umami talk.  We get it.  Just shut up about it 'til ramp season, maybe.  Give me a break...


Here are some new favorite spots-
This veggie joint, The Grange, is really good.  It's vegetarian and really good, which just usually isn't the case.  Food with flavor, excellent beverage list, service on point.  This feels like a place that should be on the other coast, honestly.

Our new fav pizza steez, Figidini.  You know, all of the current pizza place buttons are pushed here.  Wood fired, warm environment, another spot with a well curated booze selection.  Anyway, I like this place.  Husband and wife effort, you can feel that every bit has been considered.

The more famous place on this list, I guess, is Farmstead.  The chef has gotten some attention, deservedly so.  They do a lot of meat and cheese board action, plus more dinner plate style cooking.  They have a little shop too buy stuff for home, as well, so a tiny retail/restaurant vision.  Another place with a great wine list.

So, maybe you catch the theme of the food scene here in Providence. 
I dig all three and have hit 'em up more than once...

Finally know more than three decent places to eat here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Oof.  I, uhm...

Monday, November 18, 2013


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Drive

Doing it right.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Friday, November 15, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Double Double


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feeling Cool?

I will have my attorney take that under advisement...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


So, do you wear a seatbelt for donuts on a helipad, 700' above the ground?

I mean I get it, but really?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday-Bonus Edition

Hey, that's my bike edition...

I haven't posted much on this here, not out of secrecy, but because I move at speeds on par with sloths and snails with my own projects.

Anyway, I got the seat back from the leather guy today, which was the last big aesthetic part of the puzzle.

So here is a pic...

It's not especially special, or awesome, or on trend, or near a trend.
Just been trying to do my thing...
Which is undefined and slightly off most other folks thing.

It's just supposed to be fun and practical.
Some shit to blast around on and pretend I am cool...

Still a bit of stuff on the list.
Little fittings and fussy shit...
Snow fell this morning, so my sense of urgency is a bit low.
I might ride it this year, if I manage to take my hands out of my pockets...

Two Wheels Tuesday

Monday, November 11, 2013

Motto for Monday

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Drive

I think they are on to me...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Buhaina's Delight-ful

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...