Monday, May 30, 2005

spring has sprung and the new mofo...

tiptoeing through the tulips...

tiptoeing through the "discovery ridge"

the original.

a new mofo...

i'm knackered today. 3 big bike rides in 3 consecutive days, culminating in a monster ride through west calgary yesterday with the bikeclub. details can be found here.

i clocked 72 clicks. that's pretty far for an early season ride. we even conquered a "new" mofo hill. that being the access road from wildwood down to edworthy park. i'd rank it as a moderate gradient but the shear length of it means an upgrade to mofo status.

soapydave at the top of the edworthy mofo... dave, crank that sucka...!!!! more photos at

long day though. 1030 to 2100h. thank god we take alot of breaks... felt ok, after a couple of cokes and german weenies at dave and gina's...

funny thing happened on the way to the safeway...

unfortunately, i lost my riding gloves yesterday. dillan and i stopped by the spot where i thought i lost them to have a look. nodda. zip.

dave and gina had gone ahead to safeway to buy dinner. we arrived too late to meet them. they had boogied it outta there.

we were talking about how kelsey, the qtlibrarian, never comes out biking with us... she's always talking about how she could kick our arses with her road bike...

waiting outside safeway, a metallic greenish bmw drives by and a girl in the passenger seat waves at us (well, i thought it was meant for dillan).

i turned to him and said, "did you see that? that girl just waved at you... you lucky dog. who was that?"


we gave up on dave and gina and proceeded to 14th St. and 90th Ave.

our conversation went back to the qtlibrarian. "we're losers. that's why she doesn't come out..."

dillan: "no, i'm the loser here..."

bubba: "no, i'm the loser..."

so on and so forth... a typical bubba/dillan dialogue.

we were waiting at the light to cross 14th. i spotted the same beemer.

bubba: "she's there again..."

dillan: "where...?"

bubba: "crank your head to the left and she'll wave at you..."

the light turned green and the beemer sped by. the girl waved. we waved back. it was the qtlibrarian!!!! ha!

note to qt: did you streak your hair? who was that guy? are we losers? you looked hot in that beemer...

biking suggestion...

over the weenie roast dave and gina came up with a brilliant idea. calgary has an outstanding bike path system, but if you wanted to commute by bike, this city sucks. they suggested that one of the elbow drive lanes either way be converted to a bike/bus/multi-passenger car lane. brilliant idea...

i don't think "pave" bronconnier would be amenable to the idea though. the guy's a total suburbanite. why buy a couple of buckets of paint for a bike lane, when you can build a $100 million interchange?

i think we should bombard "pave" with correspondence re: more bike lanes on the roads!!!! bikes rule... c'mon lets exercise our people power!!!

E-mail pave bronconnier:

Please be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and telephone number in your e-mail.

Phone pave here: (403) 268-5622

Fax pave here: (403) 268-8130

or better yet:

mail pave here: Office of the Mayor, The City of Calgary, P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary AB T2P 2M5.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

another network timekiller...

You Are a Snarky Blogger!

You've got a razor sharp wit that bloggers are secretly scared of.
And that's why they read your posts as often as they can!

hey, i made this stuff up myself...

ok, i borrowed it from my friend andrea's blog.

man, it's a slow news day. on days like this i like to tell my loyal readers somethin' about myself. i get personal questions all the time. at best, i'm elusive 'cause who the hell am i, eh?

here it goes...

what is the geekiest part of your music collection?
hilary duff. yes, but i luv her...

mmm...lotus root soup. it's all in the presentation my friends.

what do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night?
lotus root soup.

what is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
saving private ryan (particularly the 1st 30 minutes...)


do you have a completely irrational fear?
snakes and rusted nails (i'm up on my tetanus shot but i'm still scared).

what is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moments?
facial ticks particularly when i'm about to be kidnapped.

do you have too many love interests?
does this include people? can i include money? bicycling, birdwatching...

do you know anyone famous?

these things been buggin' you lately?

describe your bed...
there's a legion of bed mites making it home. don't laugh. have a close look at your own beds...

"who luvs ya, baby..." - telly savalas

who would play you in a movie?
jackie chan for action flix, david cassidy for musicals, telly savalas for edgy detective dramas, russell crowe for retropective historical roman epics, john candy for deadpan comedies, that lil fish with the memory problem in that animated fish movie for animated features, tom phillips for westerns...

what do you carry with you at all times?
2.35 dullah. 2 dullah for the LRT and 0.35 dullah for an emergency phone call.

"short round" in the temple of doom...

are you happy with your given name?
i'll leave that up to my loyal readers. not bad, i think, considering it could've been "short round".

how much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?
not much... in fact, i think i'd do it for free. not so good to be in front of the puter for 12/7.

i want this guy's job!

if you could only fulfill one of your fantasies, which would it be?
lead singer for AC/DC...

what was the last song you were listening to?
"the thrill is gone" by the late great b.b. king. hey, "ribbons and bows" by the late great tom phillips just came on...

have you ever been in love?
do i have to include people? if not, yes...

do you talk a lot?

do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
does being corrupt mean you're nice?

favorite fabric?
tie between rayon and torn polyester...

something you love AND hate?
the www. gwenyth paltrow. ketchup. birdwatching. bicycling.

what's the one language you want to learn?
mandarin. it really sucks having to point to a phrase in my phrasebook when i'm trying to communicate to a real chinese person...

what do you order at a bar?
sweet white wine...

what's one trait you hate in a person? who uses biz lingo...

what was your most frivolous purchase?
I have 12 black skirts. IT'S STUPID.

do you consider yourself materialistic?
yes, overly. it's unbearable...

what do you cook the best?

what kind of books do you like to read?

if you won the lottery, what would you do?
i wouldn't be sittin' in front of this here 'puter, eh. i'd probably hop on the next jet outta here.

burial or cremation?
i like my coffee sweet and white...

what's one thing you're a loser at?
stayin' in contact with friends. i should get some biz cards.

how many drinks before you're tipsy?
0.25 (and that's just lemonade...)

do you think you're cute?
depends on which part of me. my right elbow, yes. my left knee cap, no.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

uh, what's a sith? doh...

hey kids, time to move beyond the warm and fuzzy.

welcome to work. for those who don't have a job, welcome to life, my friends.

crazy kids...

it's been a while... to get back into the bloggin groove i thought i'd post something really exciting, hard hitting... click here to see the latest in extreme sports.

them crazy kids, eh?

musical trivia question:

name the opening "marching" theme to the old stampede wrestling show with ed "malfunction at the junction" whelan.

what's a sith?

is watching Star Wars E1 and E2 a prerequisite for viewing E3? i've got on tape E1 and E2, (courtesy of the cbc) and i abhor the thought of having to watch them. i fell asleep during E1 and couldn't get through E2 for some odd reason...

just trying to protect my 9 dullah investment and/or save 3 hrs. of my short and wonderful life...

tom phillips.

we go way back. his bday was on may the 11th, 3 days after my own. that's how i remember it. i managed to fire off an bday email (how intimate, eh?) this year. here's the text:

>From: bubba
>To: tom phillips
>Subject: happy bday!!!!!!!!!!
>Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 10:56:27 -0600
>Hey Tom,
>if you're still alive, happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!,

Hey Bubba, Thanks alot! I am still alive but unable to move from my bed in the extended care facility due to the IV drip, oxygen tent, and monitoring of my many septugenarian medications that need to be constantly monitored by trained paliative care staff.

Thanks for thinking of me. How are you? What are you doing? When the hell is your bday? It's sometime around now isn't it?

Let me know how you're doing.



hey, if you have unsuspecting friends who are having birthdays, i'd be glad to send them a similarly worded email. it's the least i can do...

have a nice day,


Thursday, May 12, 2005


1) Comment with your name and I'll write something about you.
2) I'll then tell what song reminds me of you.
3) I'll tell you what celebrity you remind me of.
4) I will try to use a single word to best describe you.
5) I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
6) I'll tell you what color you remind me of.
7) I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Monday, May 09, 2005

Friday, May 06, 2005

River Yangtse, China.

atención: chasque aquí para la película hermosa...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

guilin, PRC...

Sunday, May 01, 2005