30 March 2010


Every year the company I work for has fund-raising campaigns for the March of Dimes. My department's event is Office Golf - where we set up a miniature golf course around the floor, through the cubicles and using office-related items to make things a little interesting. It's a lot of fun - and a lot of work! All for a great cause, though...helping babies to be born healthy and full-term so they have enough time to develop. We've raised almost $1,200 so far in less than two months!

27 March 2010

Porter Gets a New Pair o' Shoes

Porter (my '81 Honda Passport C70) was purchased in 1982 and then parked in my grandfather's garage for 27 years. When the scooter was resurrected, the cycle shop said its tires were cracking and will eventually need to be replaced. Well, that time is now!

Last weekend I was headed out to meet up with my friend Keith to scoot around town for awhile. At a stop sign, I sometimes check to make sure the tires aren't losing air. What I saw was far worse - the rear tire has a large crack (about 12") running along the sidewall. Definitely not good!

Of course, a bike this old has hard-to-find parts. Five different repair shops didn't have both tires in stock. So they'll need to be ordered and installed in the next week or so.

18 March 2010

One Month Later...

So, there really hasn't been a lot of news going on since 'the announcement' - I've basically been telling everyone I know. :) Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day. I had a Jameson & Ginger Ale at the quiet little place next to where I work, then took the train home. I twisted my knee funny a couple days ago and it hurt, so I wasn't up for partying much.

I did, however, see the Jameson promo girls hawking things on Nicollet Mall. They had these nifty-cool green & white striped hats that were similar to Dr. Seuss. :)