Monthly Archives: October 2006

Learning to Ride, Saturday

I have several friends that ride motorcycles, and I’ve been curious about riding for several years now. I finally decided to bite the bullet and see if riding is something I would enjoy and something I would be good at. So, this weekend I participated in a beginning motorcycle rider course. I finished up Sunday afternoon, and this seemed like a good place to let folks know how it went. Fair warning, this one’s LONG. πŸ™‚

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Why Hydrogen Won’t Save Us

For a long time now, I’ve been fairly annoyed with the media and political hyperbole surrounding the future use of hydrogen. Most of the attention I’ve seen seems to revolve around the (admittedly worthy) advances in the devices (fuel cells, mostly) that help us convert hydrogen into energy for use in cars, consumer devices, etc. That’s great as far as it goes, but it’s not the whole story.

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Four Words

FINALLY I’m getting around to responding to Ashley tagging me for the “four words” meme. I fear it won’t be as interesting as she hopes, but here goes:

  1. frog – It’s funny how growing up out in the boonies of northwest Alabama, you learn what these little guys sound like in large numbers, but hear just a couple and it takes you a minute. Amy and I were sitting outside SAK Comedy Lab, where Patrick works waiting for the show to start, when we heard a weird sound behind us. It actually took me a minute to figure out it was about 3 or 4 frogs. πŸ™‚
  2. blue – The color of the pants I was wearing last night when I managed to spill an entire soda on them, thus causing me to put them almost directly in the wash, with my Motorola RAZR still in the pocket and powered up. Doh! It’s drying out now. The battery is probably gone, but the phone itself might actually be okay. We’ll see. In the meantime it’s back to my old Nokia for a while.
  3. space – *shrug* I dunno. Something we actually look to have enough of this year for the people crashing here for Birthday Bash? πŸ™‚
  4. ruler – Uncle. πŸ™‚ Complete blank.

Since most of my friends have been tagged already, and I’m too lazy right now to come up with 4 interesting words anyway, I’m going to be a bad boy and not pass this along. I know. I suck. We’ll all find a way to cope. πŸ˜‰