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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Permafrost/Nixon: A Mighty Headwind

This morning was cold. Bitterly cold for the deep south. Take the dark side of Pluto, multiply it by a million and you're nowhere close to the otherworldly level of coldnosity. A hard, savage, impertinent, mildly chewy layer of permafrost was coating everything, both animate and inanimate alike. Thermometers ceased to work properly as blood-red mercury swirled into prismatic fractals mocking the mercury-smiths who still build these magical instruments by hand in filthy workshops, reeking of toil and despair. Innocuous puddles of water were instruments of slippery death while hot chocolate mongers gouged desperate joggers for their delicious, hot, life-giving elixirs. 4 dollars for a mug of Swiss Miss? I could get a party sub and two Frappacinos to go at Starbucks for four dollars. With all these things illustrating/demonstrating the brutal temperatures, The Blog and Will G. decided to ride to work because our cars are unreliable. Oh yeah, 400 mile per headwind. Swirling wind. Deafening wind. It was horrible. We were buffeted all over the bike lanes and shoulders. Little was said except for the occasional "I have phlegm on my eyelids" or "Wait, that isn't phlegm on my eyelids". After about an hour, we made it into the office and The Blog ran to the shower room to warm up! The kicker is, Eric at Cane Creek informed The Blog that it was 11 degrees in the mountains and one of his coworkers (new sales peon Chris) went for a ride, for PLEASURE? Ugh, mountain hippies. They never learn. Speaking of CC, Will G has a ZS-3 coming his way. What the heck is a headset anyway?

A lovely sunrise saturates the USC campus skyline. Oh wait, what is that in the foreground?

Zounds! A stupid train! I hate commerce and the legacy of robber barons...

Never get dressed in the dark. Left foot has a Sock Guy Magnum (discontinued) and a Defeet Blaze Wool (CLTH6731) on the right.

On another random Cane Creek note, Jeremy has a new puppy he found on a lunch time ride up there. He is a cute dog but so far nameless. Any ideas? The Blog has already suggested Colonel Lamborghini....

6 comments:

Papa Wheelie said...

How about Litte Fabio?

CB2 said...

Dog has the crazy stare of "Vincent" in Pulp Fiction after the preppy college dealers try to shoot him.

Spiritof76 said...

i still think way cool junior is a good name for that dog. that or sir lord baltimore. but what do i know..? nobody ever listens to me.

JT said...

call it Kitty :P

brado1 said...

Skinky!


wv=ousti

Miss Jumper said...

Ol' CC!