Sunday, August 12, 2018

August Update

The Smoke Filled Valley Has Become So Damn Depressing.

I mean the smoke offers up some brilliant sunrises but come on. It Sucks

Right Ear - Normal 
 And check out this lovely ear hole. Minding my own business, I was attacked my a number of WASP and one tagged me right in the ear.

Left Ear - On Fire

These photos are from the second day after the bite. The weird observations are that my stung ear feels completely clogged as if I was under water but unable to clear them and how I can feel my ear but its damn near numb. I am going to use this word one more time - SUCKS

Went and pre rode the Triathlon course the other day and popped into the State Park Office. Their display table was rather interesting and a picture really IS worth a 1,000 words.

The Birthday Boy Dog Is Always Ready. He says he couldn't give a rats A$$ about all the smoke. Or he thinks he could eat. Not sure but ether way he is game.

Finally!! Some Good News Here:
1) I performed an Ortho session on an advanced practitioner for a feed back documented session - All went well and exceeded my expectation - Opportunities were discussed and I am thankful for the constructive suggestions - Ortho-Bionomy, we do nothing better
2) Crossroads Gym offered an August special of $49 unlimited with a personal trainer - So I jumped on that deal - Focusing on Gluts, Hamstrings, & Core - Been sore through the side oblique & ALL medial quad muscles - Righteousness
3) 14.3 miles of Blissful Mill - Remember, smokey out - 307.9 miles on the bike - Remember, smokey
4) Hosting a radio show on Sunday the 26th of August - The three hours will include Vibe Street, Manic Focus, Sunsquabi, Big Wild, Terravita, The Glitch Mob, and audio clips from The Big Bang Theory

And Here You Are!! The String Cheese Incident For 22 Minutes. This Was The Saturday Night Birdland > Fearless > Freight Train Boogie > Wheel N Hoss > Birdland

If you listen really closely, thats me losing my mind in the crowd,


  1. I hate those smokey days too Padre, when there are bush fires down south and the sea breeze blows them up this way..still, much worse for the folks in the thick of it! Ouch, the wasp still looks painful, I've had a few bee stings but not a wasp! Cool String Cheese Incident video, next time make more noise 😀😀

    1. Perth, You Crack Me Up!! Love the "make more noise" addition. Thanx for the feed back.

      Big Hugs

  2. I don't envy your smoky skies at all. It happens here at times and occasionally we wake to the smell of burning leaves. It is strange that the a bite on the outside of the ear can so affect how the inside feels. I guess it is getting better now.

    1. So the whole story runs like this - I was on a deck with a hammer and the nest was under the railing. I was unaware of this and the vibrations pissed off those little bastards. The first one flew into my hair on my right side and while I was swatting it away, the second one landed on my ear and stung the inside of that piece of cartilage. The heat and throbbing that first day wasn't too bad. The second day was a bummer. It itched like crazy and the swelling was a weeeee bit out of control. However, I feel tip top today. Oh Baby!!

      Thanx for stopping by and leaving a comment. Much appreciated for sure. Have a Gr8 week my friend.

      Throw Back A Schooner For Me,

  3. Hi there! I've seen your comments on several of the blogs I follow, and I stopped by to take a look. Now I'm following!

    Lots of smoke and weird beautiful skies here also.
    About two years ago accidentally riled up a wasp's nest that I didn't see. By the time I got away from them, I was stung 8 times on my face and neck. It really sucked!

    1. Wonderful News For A Tuesday, Many Thanx!!

      Nailed 8 times blows my mind. I poor little ear took A bite and I couldn't even imagine multiple bites.

      Also, your black and white photos are incredible. Well Done!!