Friday, May 31, 2013

It's May...isn't it?

I thought that April Showers were supposed to come in April. It's been one wet bitch around here lately. I'm not going to complain too much though. Here in Minnesota someone could shut the faucet off and it won't rain for the rest of the summer so we better take what we can get now. For purely selfish reasons I hope it slows down a bit though. It's making my grass grow too fast and putting a serious damper on the wear and tear that my motorcycle should be receiving. Today seems to be pretty damn nice out though. I'm thinking that a ride down to the Okoboji area for some tacos may be on the agenda for the day. Just to get some saddle time if for no other reason. Coming up the weekend of June 14th and 15th my motorcycle club is having it's annual party in Mt.Lake Minnesota. The Freedom Riders Pow Wow Daze Blowout will be kicking off on June 14th for it's 34th year. My band "Blue Water" will be playing on Saturday night along with other bands. There is beer, burgers, camping, live music and vendors. It's not the biggest party around but it's still a pretty good time. Especially in an area where your only options are the same old bar scene or the occasional evening around a fire in your back yard with some friends. If you're looking for something to do that weekend you may want to at least consider it. Anyway, that's about all for now. Have a good time and enjoy the day. Later

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's Bullshit!

So evidently in my neck of the woods we're supposed to get another winter storm over the next day or two. Now I'm a Minnesota boy born and raised. I grew up on a farm, I bale hay, I hunt, I ice fish and I'm not afraid of being out in the elements but what the fuck?! Maybe the past few winters have softened me up but Christ on a cracker this winter will not go away! It's like a bad case of some strange STD. Once you think it's gone it flares up and makes you piss fire for a week or so. I guess that I am being selfish because I want to ride my motorcycle and do some yard work. I know, we need the moisture for the farming, we need the moisture for the lakes and rivers for the fish and the fishing. However, I need the sunshine, warmth and motorcycle riding for my sanity! As I look out the window right now it is snowing, it's fucking April, knock it off! There, I've said my piece and I feel better. So the other day was the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. My wife is a marathon runner and what happened there scares the hell out of me. What is wrong with people? I can't begin to comprehend what would make someone want to do that to innocent people. Was it some extremist group? Was it some religious nut job? Maybe it was just some jackass who didn't get hugged enough as a child. Whoever it was or whatever the reasoning behind it something needs to be done about it. Something other than what has become the norm perhaps. I'm not saying dragging them through the streets or public executions or anything like that specifically. Just something other than putting them in a cell to rot for years while I pay taxes to keep the coward or cowards alive. What is to discourage similar behavior? Who knows the answers? It sure as hell isn't me I know that. Anyway, hug your loved ones today because who knows what will happen tomorrow. And if you're the one praying for snow STOP! Enjoy the day! Later

Monday, April 8, 2013

Holy Hell!!

I guess that I have let this thing go a bit. If anyone has been wondering why I haven't written anything for a long fucking time it's not because I'm dead or anything. I was just lazy. Then that lethargy turned into pure forgetfulness. Anyway, I'm still here in beautiful southwest Minnesota and surprisingly not much has changed in a year. It's pretty sad to say that you haven't missed anything except my nonsense ramblings. My band Blue Water is still playing out locally. We're all doing fine and sound better than ever. My buddy and I are planning another trip to Sturgis and I couldn't be more excited. Maybe this year I will try to remember to write about it when I get back. Beyond that I promise I will try be better about remembering that I have a blog. Anyway, Enjoy the day!