Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 version of the same old "Christmas Poem"

Merry Christmas 2013

It’s raining outside and the Jeep looks like crap.
Miley is twerking to Jingle Bells Rap.

You beat up some kook in an S.O.A. tee.
…drive home from the lot with his freshly chopped tree.

The wife’s making GIFs for her next tumblr post,
you head for the market to steal a rib roast.

Your phone starts to buzz as you head out the door.
The In-laws again, they’re looking to score.

Christmas will be here in just one more night,
bring ’em a bottle they’ll stay out of sight.

The kids left last Friday to go out and play,
they always come home for the big holiday.

You pass by a church and think about mass,
but you know ol' Santa don’t give a rat’s ass.

Arrive at a mall where the parking lot’s packed,
the really nice cars have already been jacked.

The new “same old” Center’s a mile away.
You snag a good space it might be your day.

At American Eagle you hear a loud sound.
The cops have your daughter hog-tied on the ground.

You duck into Nordstrom before you are seen,
They won’t keep her long she’s only fourteen.

Searching and searching you nab the right gift.
The guard’s posting selfies, it’s late in his shift.

Slip out the back door and into the cold.
Shoplifting's easy when you start to look old.

It’s now Christmas morning and everyone’s here,
They’re fighting and drinking their holiday cheer.

Your friends and your family can’t wreck your yuletide.
To hell with them all just go for a ride!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rejects or Repost

Nothing Epic
Other than troubleshooting electrical, overhauling forty-seven year old Jeep switches, and eating, we haven't done much-so we dug through the archives and found a few pictures we may or may not have posted before.
Las Vegas, New Mexico 2013

Las Vegas, New Mexico 2013

Goosenecks Utah 2013
A Gooseneck

Snow Cap Seligman, AZ 2013

Snow Cap Seligman, AZ 2012

Wall of Death in Pomona around 2007

Wall of death fans in Pomona around 2007

Sportster in Unit H. around 2007

V-Rod and Davida at Unit H. Around 2007
Road King outside Salt Lake City, Utah 2007 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Read the "Legend" before this post!

So what do these pictures of Long Beach have to do with the 66 Motor Palace and it's sketchy legend? Jerry's first Trading Post was in this intersection. Who's Jerry? Read the Legend!

When I was at my mother's a couple weeks ago she mentioned she'd heard from Jerry and gave me his email address. I stalked him a little and learned that other than a few details I was pretty close. He opened his Trading Post about the time we moved to Texas. It was the "Rocky Mountain Trading Company" but it was in Long Beach. He later moved and opened shop near Boulder Colorado. Last time I saw him was in 1970 around the time he split to Colorado. He's in Greece now and I'll share more and correct the Legend as we go. He sent a picture of the Triumph he and my dad used to tear around the hills with my sister and I at night (we liked it).

Jerry and his Triumph TR-3 before he "Tuned in."

Baby the Jeep, the Wonderful-Wonderful Jeep
Baby slows down pretty good without brakes so I drove to American Brake Systems Speedway Style. They'll install the front and connect the back I took forever doing. I hope Baby's still fun to drive with brakes, sidewalk trolling won't be the same.  Exhaust, tires, and upholstery are next.
66 Jeep CJ5 in Old Town Orange

These guys looked at each other and didn't say a word when they saw there was no master cylinder in the "hole."

New Office
We're doing some rearranging at work and I got a different office. So far I'm $165 into furnishing thanks to Craigslist and eBay.
$20 steel chairs courtesy United States Marine Corp

$49.99 Steelcase desk and $65 Goodform chair

What we ate Thursday
Simple and made from scratch. Nothing from a can or package. Lori even evaporated the milk for the pie! It's easy and tastes good. The gravy was perfect too! Don't worry, she's not going to update often, it's just a convenient place to keep recipes-and maybe the name of a pie shop someday...
Salt, pepper, butter, turkey, stuffing

Sweet Potato Pie in Dustbowl Crust

Pie baker/fiend

Next Distraction!
We're buying this from my friend Neil, it was his dad's (Neil Sr.) We're working on a couple directions for its future, neither will involve this front fender or wheel. 
1936 VLD