Saturday, April 22, 2006

Another Update...

Neither Joss Stone...

nor Natasha Bedingfield...

have contacted me yet.

I am starting to consider some other options such as...

Friday, April 21, 2006

More Cowbell...

I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell...

More Cowbell


I checked my inbox this morning and Joss Stone has not yet e-mailed me.

However she is still smoking hot, so I thought that one more day looking at her wouldn't kill any of us.

Joss, I won't wait forever. I may have to move on to Natasha Bedingfield if you don't respond to my advances soon.


Just in case Joss Stone doesn't respond, I e-mailed Natasha Bedingfield on her official website (apparently you can go there and ask her a question). So, I asked her whether she likes balding, paunchy, middle-aged married men with two kids. I await her response. No, I am not kidding...I did indeed send her that question along with a link to this blog. It is only a matter of time before we are either together or I am served with a no-contact order.

In any event, the race is on. The first one to respond gets me.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

What I am listening to right now...

I am in love.

Not only is she smoking hot, Joss Stone has a great voice.

Joss, if you read this, please e-mail me - I am almost certain that I am your soul mate. But who wouldn't want a balding, paunchy, middle-aged guy with two kids and a wife?


This made me laugh. Poop On Flamingo

By the way, I am seriously hung over today.

Happy Thursday.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday was good...

On the grand spectrum of days, today was a very good day. I had a great ride - I just got away for the day - just me and my daughter.

Our ride: Scottsdale to Payson

Payson, Arizona is a small town in Arizona with a population around 14,000 people. It is northeast of Phoenix at 5000 feet in elevation. Because of the elevation, it is outside the boundaries of the Sonoran Desert. Temperatures are much cooler in Payson during the summers than they are in Phoenix and many Phoenicians head to Payson to escape the heat.

The landscape (because it is not in the Sonoran Desert like Phoenix) is much different from the landscape in Phoenix. The most significant differences is the presence of natural pine trees. I believe they may be pinon trees, but I am uncertain. Trees are not my thing.

We rolled in to Payson at about 10:30 in the morning and hit the Knotty Pine Cafe. Mmmmm - nothing better than sausage, eggs, toast and hashbrowns with a hot cup of coffee to wash it all down. When we started out in Scottsdale, this morning, it was warm. By the time we hit about 4000 feet elevation - BRRRR!!! It isn't bad standing out in the sun, but when you are moving at 65 miles per hour, it is damn chilly.

Everyone working at the Knotty Pine seemed pissed off. It added to the charm.

After the Knotty Pine, we a Walmart...and I bought her a sweatshirt. I hate Walmart.

Then we headed north out of town to TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK . This place is cool. You can read the stats about the natural bridge in the link I provided, but it is a natural tunnel that is about 183 feet high.
I took this picture as we hiked down to the bottom of the canyon.
It was a beautiful day and I snapped this picture looking back up the side of the canyon. The sky was blue, but there was a bit of a wind up at higher elevations which made what little clouds there were very whispy.
A small creek runs above the natural bridge and then falls into the canyon (and the larger stream) below.

Inside/under the bridge, there are giant boulders and the stream pools (please note the use of black and white to create a little artsy effect).
Looking back out from under the bridge.

Working our way down under the bridge.

It was a steep hike out, so we stopped about half way to take a break.

Back at the top, we pose for a picture. While we were hiking four bikes joined mine in one parking spot. One of the bikers took this picture for us. Bikers are good people.

Then on to the Dairy Queen....

before heading back home.

Wish you could have joined us.