Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's The Little Things

The morning is beautiful and clear and cool and we're just about to the marsh area of our ride. Geese and ducks were high overhead in a hard pull toward the river. I hate to admit it but I was half asleep, hard night, too many trips in the middle of the night. Old age don't 'ya know.

In my sleepy state of mind I could hear Little Bit hum. Now and then she'd break into song; her little voice sweet. I smiled.

"What song is that, Sweetheart?"

Her, "Don't know, Papa. I just made it up. Dreamed it."

We rode a couple more miles, her at full throttle, one song after another.

Then, "Papa."

"What, Honey."

"Sing with me." She breaks into her rendition of 'Silent Night,' even if Christmas is in the past. She hits it word for word. I'm impressed.

Me, "Honey, Papa can't sing."

"Try." This isn't a request. I tried. Failed. Let's face it, real men don't sing nor dance. It isn't dignified and I don't care what you say on the subject.

"Papa, listen to me. Put your tongue like this." She gives an example. "Then try it again."

I tried, again. Frogs sing better than me. She looks over at me and shakes her head; a cute wispy little girl with a confused expression on her face. The girl with the ability to melt my heart.

She reaches over and takes my hand, "Papa."

"What, Sweetheart."

"Papa, I love you."

"I love you too, Honey."

She continues, "But Papa, you can't sing worth a flip." She gives me a sweet look, squeezes my hand.

"Papa, it's okay, it isn't your fault, you must have been dropped on your head when you were a baby."

Sigh. I guess so....


The Grey; A Survival Movie

Will be released January 27th. I just might break my streak and watch this on the big screen.

For a sample, click here. When you arrive, give it a second to load.


Thanks & Welcome

To my new follower, coolchange of Tranquility Lost. My friend, I promise to always reply to any comment left on this blog. So feel free to jump in at any time.

Again, thank you and welcome. You are now among friends. I ask all my other friends to please ride over and say hello. Hey, he's a grandfather, rides a bike, and shoots. What's not to like.



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You never know, the zombies might attack. Where will you carry your magazines?

Disclaimer- no, I do not receive one red cent from the purchase of any product promoted on this, shove it where the sun doesn't shine.


A Good Nights Sleep

If you enjoy cold weather camping and want a good nights sleep, check this out. It's the military's modular sleep system, or what I think of as a fancy sleeping bag.

Trust me when I say, it's warm. Many of my friends, like Duke, own and use them. I climb into mine nude (really) and within seconds you're warm and snug as a bug.

This site offers the bag for about a hundred dollars, cheap. Many sell upwards of twice this price.

It's a good 'thing.'


A Note

It's cool, I haven't finished my first cup of morning coffee, I've answered six text messages, written three emails, opened the shop, taken my Little Bit to school, and I'm still not quite clear headed.

Yet, I still feel obligated to throw up my first post of the day....