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So, I decided that the most appropriate use of my time would be to get the plague. I hate being sick. At least this is one of those “bugs going around the office” things and not a raging lung infection like I used to get — I know that I’ll just feel like crap for a few days and will then be back to normal. So, in the meantime, I’m sitting on my couch, buried in cats, and feeling like I died a week ago and just forgot to lay down. My hair hurts. My fingernails hurt. Waaah.

The annoying — and marginally bike-related — part of all of this is that I was really hoping to get to a shop for a new clutch cable for the SVS before I left for Ohio next week. It really bothers me that here we are, nearly four years into the 21st century, and I still have no pneumatic tubes to just deliver everything I want to me. I mean, c’mon.

We watched part 2 of American Chopper’s Snap-On tool bike last night. That bike rocks. I think my favorite part is the air ratchet suicide clutch. And the big wrenches that hold the handlebars on. Man, that show makes me so happy. It’s like the Osbournes, but with motorcycles. All they need now is to incorporate some sort of Law and Order-esque crime investigation, and it’ll be the most perfect show ever made. I’d just sit and watch that all day.

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  1. Geoff says:

    Haha! I LOVE American Chopper!! Hey, check it out… I’m thinking about writing an episode for the show, myself. Here’s what I have so far. Let me know what you think!
    In the garage. Paulie and Vinnie are working on the bike du jour (du week?). Paul Sr. comes out of his office with that “what the F$#% is going on out here” look on his face.
    Paul Sr: Hey, hey, why don’t yous get off yer butt and, and, and get some work done around here for a change?! I got deadlines to make, and the freakin’ phone keeps ringin’ off the freakin..
    Paulie: Pop, pop. What are you talkin’ about? We are working. You’re not making any sense. Do you ever listen to yourself..
    Paul Sr: Hey, hey, it don’t make no nevermind nohow! (?) All yous every do around here is lollygag, and and, and procrastinate, and and…
    Paulie: Pop. POP! I AM workin’ on the bike. It just takes a little time to fabricate the…
    Paul Sr: No! No! No! You know what? You know what? If this place isn’t cleaned up and whatnot up by the time I come back, I’m gonna stomp someone’s head in with these size 12s…
    Paulie: yeah yeah, whatever. Whatever you say Pop..
    Paul Sr: Yeah, whatever (and whatnot). That’s it… I’m outta here. I’m goin’ to lunch (and whatnot).
    That’s all I have so far. 🙂
    By the way, sorry to hear that you’re sick. I just got over what I believe was the SARS virus about a week ago. Fun stuff!

  2. carolyn says:

    Have Mikey wander through periodically with a vacant look on his face, too!
    And don’t forget to have something major blow up right before the deadline, after someone has said “we’ll make the deadline as long as there aren’t any major problems…”
    Did you see the special edition? I was on the ground laughing. Oh man. The part where Paul Sr and Paul Jr backed into each other with the trucks almost killed me.

  3. Geoff says:

    yup, I saw the special! Loved how they went about “fixing” the bumper on Paul Sr.’s Expidition.
    Sure, sure, I’ll have lots of unforeseeable problems and delays in my episode, and plenty of dysfunctional family palooza. HOWEVER, in my season finnale, the audience will discover that MIKEY is actually the brains behind the whole operation!!!! How about that?!
    By the way, what the heck is Mikey supposed to be doing now that they have hired a giggly blonde secretary to do his job?

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