Oh my, look at this. It's been over a month since my last and only post... This has got to stop. I can't really be that flaky... But, in my defense, I didn't want to flood people's eyes and minds with things that don't matter... But, Today I found something ...
"What?" you ask.
Well, what else. I saw nuns again!
This time they were riding bicycles (and on the same bike path, but not in the same place), and they were different nuns wearing a different outfit. But, it was equally as exciting. It made my dull bike ride much more enjoyable and even now as I relive the moment it cheers me up. This is a really good thing because I just found out how much money I owe the government for taxes. I did freelance for a little bit (5 months), and let me tell ya... it seems that the income tax wasn't the issue, but social security (paying for the baby boomers, and the geriatrics (not to be confused with the b.b.'s), and my old-aged future) hits the savings account pretty hard. So hard, in fact, that it makes it disappear. That means that I probably won't be sea kayaking in Maine this year (it's next on my list of things to try.))
I don't really mind paying social security, except that I don't know if it'll be around by the time I need it.... can I count on the government to force my friend's children to pay for me when I'm old like I pay for my mother's friends now... I just don't know.
Enough of this depressing topic!
On the bright side, the Century training is going decently well for someone that doesn't like doing laps in a goldfish bowl. 32 miles is pretty ok. hopefully I'll be able to bike 50 mi. with ease by the time Montauk's 145 mi comes around... (and I now know the proper way to train) May 17... yikes!
On the even brighter side I get to go see friends in Iowa pretty soon. Yay Iowa! That state rocks. I'm so glad that I lived there once upon a time. Who would have thought that a state in the Midwest that always gets confused with Ohio and Idaho would be able to outdo California in regards to gay rights. Excluding people from marriage is definitely unconstitutional. It's also unconstitutional to combine church and state, so I'm not sure why anyone cares what religion Obama is -- yeah, those TeaBaggers -- those were some pretty white gatherings... from some of the pics I saw on the news, it seemed like a tame, more politically-correct version of the KKK. (Then again, news is many times propaganda and can be quite skewed, but who doesn't enjoy Rachel Maddow or Jon Stewart on occasion (or more than an occasion).)
Oh -- here's a little bit of FYI trivia (because I think there're folks out there that don't know and need to know this)
Teabagging has many connotations, a couple of the definitions are listed below:
1) involves protest against government spending, etc. and is in the style of the Boston Tea Party.... though I don't think it made quite the splash this go round as it did 1773.
2) According to Urban Dictionary: involves "a man that dips his scrotum and testicles into the mouth of another person. (as if dipping a tea bag into hot water)" -- This definition makes me happy that not all of the self-labeled "Teabaggers" yesterday pay attention to popular culture.
See you next month -- maybe sooner. One can always hope.
I promise, one day I'll put up some photos and caption them with some nonsensical wordage.