Wednesday, July 20, 2011

20 months!



That is how long it has been since my last entry. And you thought I had abandoned my post here at Especially Not This!

Not the case my friend. Not the case at all. The truth is that I have been waiting, searching, for anything on this wasteland of internet worth discussing. You've seen it all already. The over-the-top, the mundane, the celebrity gone bad, the sub-average Joe turned hero, the cute cat, the ugly cat, the funny cat. It goes on and on and on.

But I have finally found it. Something worth celebrating. Something worth dusting the cobwebs off of my typing finger for. And now that I have found it! I am awash with new energy. Revitalized and reinvigorated to shed my thick, cynical skin and devote my life to winning a trip for my family to Park City, Utah!

Just think of it. Walking the historic mining town streets with my five year old son. Showing him the spots where miners with names like Lucky Cletus and Stumpy Leg Suzanne traded their hard won gold nuggets for lift tickets. Taking him tubing on the same tubing course that Bobby "Michelin Man" Tenenbaum won the gold medal in the short course tubing event in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Drinking prohibition era micro-brews with "Hillfolk" as the Park Citians are ofter referred.

It is truly a dream come true. I hope I win.

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/snowmamas/author/krista/snowmamas-and-evo-winter-vacation

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Competition!



What an amazing ride it must be to sail around on one of these huge boats.

62 years



Monday, November 9, 2009

In case you missed it



Which is entirely possible because it does almost 60 mph.

The Oracle boat is supposed to race in this little thing called The America's Cup. This all takes place at an, as of yet, undisclosed body of water in February of 2010. Already having suffered a set back when their boat de-masted somewhere off of the Californian coast, the Oracle team is patching things up and resuming training. Keep checking here for word on their progress and a look at the competing boat. 

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nuts and Bolts



Every real biker knows that you don't take your ride to the HD dealership to get your work done. You find a local wrench that builds custom bikes and you try to get into his circle of influence. These craftsmen are hard to find and should be coveted! If you need a hook up I can put you in touch with this local bike builder. He has a secluded location and can help you find that unique sled you have been wanting to push! 

Totally hijacked! Thanks Y_H_B_T_I


 



I totally pulled these from one of my daily reads; You_have_broken_the_internet but for all of the right reasons. First, these pants are great. I would love to have some. Second, the above mentioned blog deserves your attention. Go check it out. And lastly, as the poster states; you should support local handmade goods. But keep in mind that everything is local to something and someone, so maybe support handmade goods and if they happen to be local then good-on-ya.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nope, the other Levi-Strauss.
























Claude Levi Strauss Nov. 28 1908-Oct. 31 2009

I am not an intellectual. Sure, I would love to be one....but I am not. However, I don't have any problem standing on the shoulders of giants and in the world of anthropology and ethnology, this guy is a giant. Anyone who has the mental fortitude to go toe-to-toe with Jean-Paul Sarte over the nature of human freedom is packing some quality gray-matter.

Claude Levi-Strauss died on Oct 31, 2009 just before his 101st birthday. He was an author, anthropologist, ethnologist, philosopher, professor, and amazing thinker who transformed the way we look at human nature.

You should brush up on the details here. Then, like me, order this book.