Wednesday, April 19, 2006

So what is it exactly that I'm doing again?

Funny I should ask that question. Here's the skinny on 'tings. Riding some, getting my place ready for THE VISIT, and other sundry tasks. Like ripping all my remaining cds to my pc. Then I'll make copies. Well, I won't get rid of my U2 or Matchbox Twenty or Poe stuff, that's just crazy talk.

See, I realized that I listen to a select few artists on a regular basis. Then there are those albums you only like several songs from. See where this is going? I'm taking the songs I want, making cds of those, etc. Then I'm selling all the original cds back to the record store. Record store, haha!

Next I'm cleaning up and getting rid of stuff, because I'm leaving this downtrodden state in the near future. NY is the Vampire State, not the Empire State, unless you think of the evil Empire in Star Wars, where it becomes wholly appropriate... I mean, $3.05 for a gallon of regular? Come on! And the jobs pay less up here because there isn't much work, the weather sucks, the roads are falling apart, I mean, what do people see in this place?

To add to the fun, I'm looking for a new to me car. Since Sven, The Black Marauder is on his last legs and won't be able to pass inspection when it expires June 30th I have been perusing all the ads and ebay listings up here, and my parents are doing the same in Hilton Head, SC. I'm looking for a well maintained Honda Accord ideally, but a Civic or a Toyota Camry would do, also. I need to then get a roof rack for my bikes, etc. My trusty Saab 900s from 1988 is no longer the confidence inspiring auto it used to be. The end of an era. 246,798 miles as of today, will it break 250,000? I'll keep you posted.

Riding and getting ready to relish when I tell my housemate I'm leaving, as well as my job. The things I look forward to sometimes...

9 comments:

Capybaras United said...

Where to?

I'm with you about the better weather. I forced myself to ride a few times in 15 degree weather, but the winters suck. The weather now is perfect though!

IMHO the ideal combo would be to coast share: NYC from April to mid-October, then SF or MIA the rest of the year.

Mike said...

I'm going south. I'm on the road training usually starting the second Monday in January. Living up in the Catskills the weather is horrible until about now. I broke my back in a crash a few years ago and this year the pain during the winter was unbearable. Time to go.

bdogg_mcgee said...

I'll say! I've never experienced truly cold weather, living in TX all my life.

Although, here in TX the weather is almost unbearable in the summertime. I think we had a record high up here in Big D this week--got up to 100 degrees. In April! Sheesh.....

And gas is creeping up to $3 for regular here, too. Grr.....

LostInTX said...

But I can assure you that you'll be much happier here with us ;) We're like a whole other country. LOL... at least that what the state likes to claim.

Mike said...

Well last year in early May it was record heat for us up here, close to 100, and it didn't stop until September. I recall my dad charting the weather at this house in Hilton Head and mine up here in NY and it wasn't until July that it was hotter down there. So we have -20 in the winter, sometimes more, and 100+ in the summer. nothing like a 130 degree swing in temps in a year...

bdogg_mcgee said...

Yeah, Mike, you just need to move down here. That way you'll be sweltering all the time! :)

Jill said...

I bet you'll miss upstate. I was there once in early October ... one of the most beautiful places I've ever ridden a bike.

LostInTX said...

I have a feeling you have more incentives to come to TX ;) Hudson Valley is beautiful, no doubt but Austin and the Texas Hill Country is just as beautiful.

Lora said...

Thou shall not bad mouth the Hudson Valley. I may choose to live elsewhere, but that way it remains more pristine in my memories.