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I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Vacation Entry #3

Ah, it's Friday, November 8.  For those of you who don't know, today's my birthday.  About 45 minutes ago I turned 67.  I find that number amazing.  Not because I've achieve it, rather, I have to admit I never really put much thought into getting old.  Now that it's happening it's kind of like... well... fuck.  I'd say "what do I do for an encore," but have chosen to save that line for when I turn 90.  A word of advice, if you have to get older, and most of us end up doing just that, it is a lot better to do so gracefully... and opinionated as hell.  I find a lot of joy in telling people what I think.
I rode 12.56 miles yesterday.  I was very pleased.  You see, the last time I rode that route it took a bit over 54 minutes.  Yesterday I did in just a tad over 48 minutes.  That's right, I knocked 6 minutes off my time.  The record is a bit over 24 minutes.  I will never hit that, but I would like to get my time down into the mid 30's.  We'll have to wait and see if I can knock another 11 or 12 minutes off my time.
And rather than buy a store bought cake from Giant like I usually do to celebrate a birthday, I baked one.  Most of us buy our cakes, and our cookies, and our pies; baking just takes too long.  Our palate has deteriorated to such a degree that when we taste store bought cake we say..."hhhmm, the icing is good."  While I did spread a light, peanut butter frosting on my cake, the real flavor buster was the cake itself.  Holy Crap!  I could not believe the flavor of that cake, all moist and deliciously golden.  Even the dogs liked it!
And yesterday, while I was letting the dogs out into the drizzle to do their business, I saw I had another rose.  On November, 7 my roses were still blooming!  I took a picture.


Now, wasn't that a pretty gift?
I saw where Michael Bloomberg is testing the waters for possible presidential run... without going debating one single person.  A word of advice to Michael: don't even think of sticking your toes into the water.  A run by you could well destroy the unity the Democrats have been building.  You're a businessman who thinks he can run the country the way he runs his business.  You're wrong.  We don't need another damn billionaire in the White House. 

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Dave!! Your rose is beautiful, what a nice gift. Scorpio men are the best! (My Gregg turns 61 tomorrow!) I hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. You're right about Scorpios, our stingers give us a bum rap, and 61 is a nice age

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  2. Happy Happy Day.
    As my father says every year on his birthday, "Another year older, but considering the alternative ...?"

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    1. Thanks! I'll tell you how nice it was when I get from driving Phillies rush hour traffic.

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  3. Happy Birthday Dave!!!!!🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🛎🎈

    You should have clipped that last rose and brought her in from the freeze. My aunt long ago taught me to bake my own cakes and pies. She is right. They do taste to nice being homemade. But I mostly have time on weekends for such.

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    1. Thanks! In case you didn't know it, I'm a carbaholic... I'll do just about anything for a cookie.

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    2. Well, I don't always remember... the carbs do something to my neurotransmitters. I know I ate a Cannoli once and woke up in Padua

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    3. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, I LOVE cannolis! tubes filled with creamy cheese...sounds SO dirty!

      my fave cannolis come from here: https://www.termini.com

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  4. Happy birthday!
    Here’s some smooches for you!

    👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨

    XoXo

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! at least there will be no rain for your drive into sowphilly. I will be listening for your scream as you drive by king of prussia.

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    1. You know, I was in King of Prussia once... I bought Cinnabons at one of the malls.

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    2. I live 7 miles north of the king of prussia mall (norristown).

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  6. Happy birthday and congratulations on the cake. But I think you're right, our taste buds have become "bastardized" over the years of eating crap haven't they. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes! My tastebuds went into a euphoric little dance when I tasted the cake as they sang "this is what it's supposed to taste like!!"

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