Saturday, July 9, 2022

July 9th & T.C. Turns 51 Tomorrow

If I      I Get To Know Your Name     Well        If I Could Trace Your Private Number Baby    All I Know Is That To Me     You Look Like You're Lots Of Fun       Open Up Your Arms      I Want Some      I Set My Sights On You     And No One Else Will Do      And I    I've Got To Have My Way Now Baby      All I Know Is That To Me      You Look Like You're Having Fun      Open Up Your Lovin Arms     Watch Out   Here I Come       You Spin Me Right Round Baby Right Round     Like A Record Baby Right Round Round Round 


DEAD OR ALIVE 

Youthquake 1985

CYCLING:

Mile upon miles of thinking, processing equations, and shedding my anger about this current human race. 


My rides have been decent but my frustrations have been overboard. Can you believe how disappointing humans have become??? 


It doesn't matter who it is, this me me me BullSh*T sucks. This whole fumbling and floundering around has rubbed me the wrong way. 

The, I am so busy, oh wait, I can now attitude totally blows. The, I need, do you have, me me me, mentality is so gross.

Why are humans incapable of taking ownership? Is it really that difficult to pick up the phone and clear the air with a 5 minute conversation? Integrity has become elusive as the powerfully colorful yellow fin tuna running deep in the Pacific cold waters. Reliability, Forget About It 


And why do I follow through? Why do I give a Sh*t? Why don't I just half A$$ the job? I don't I demand more money? Why don't I carry a piss poor attitude? Why don't I project terrible customer service skills?


Why??? Because it is NOT in my DNA. It just isn't. Nothing better than laying my sleepy head on the cooler side of the pillow knowing that I followed through, did the best job I could, owned up to my imperfections, and realizing I simply care. 

I appreciate Good Humans. I value friendships. I have always wanted the best for others. I relish hearing successful stories shared by my fellow human. Creative humans enable me to thrive. Without knowing it, I love to inspire others. Pleasantries Go Along Way 

ORTHO:

A new client came in with an ankle issue and I am so glad that they did. The communication between their Calcaneus, Talus, and Cuboid were all out of whack. I even mentioned if they were experiencing any knee discomfort as their Tibia had a twist to it. 

Their eyes lit up and they mentioned how tired their legs feel these days. It was such a pleasure releasing their 7 ankle bones while monitoring their pelvis rotate superiorly. PAIN FREE

Two of my old neuromuscular massage clients returned and thats always a joy for me. Bit painful for them but a treat for me. Neuro work is mostly elbows and lower leg work on my end. Much easier form of body work for me and all I do for applying more pressure is bend my knees. The results are always impressive and I missed working on those two characters. They are both high end athletes and are very in tune with their nervous systems. 

COLORADO RIVER:

These town floats have been a gem. I throughly enjoy checking out and floating along in the currents of higher water levels. 



A lunch break above and eddy out below. Always a bonus floating with others and quite nice to share creative adventures with like minded folks. 



The views along the Colorado River banks never disappoint. An incredible amount of birds in flight and Bambi is always near by. Below is a photo of my Niece and good old Dick Butkus floating along. Such A Good Boy




We were so lucky this past week as the monsoonal patterns have taken shape. Just as Mr Sun begins to burn your skin, Mother Nature rolls in. Only rains for about 3 to 5 minutes at most but the cloud cover is beyond dreamy. Life Is Good 

PART TIME:

Dogs are such a crack up. Cats are way cool as well but dogs have that ability to capture your heart with those eyebrows of theirs. So unconditional they are. Love It 




June and July are and was packed with pet sitting jobs. This guy below is about a hundred and fifty pounds and loves his homemade ice cream cups. He has a delightful human and was a pleasure to be around. 



These two below melted my heart. A female Akita and 100 percent Akita. And her baby brother the brown chocolate lab. Incredibly smart lab and I couldn't get enough of these two. Dogs, They Just Wake Up Happy



BIG WEEK:

This work week will be rather massive on hours as there is so much on the docket already. Back at another house and dog sitting gig starting Monday, family gathers throughout the week, office appointments, and traveling on the rails are some of the bullet points on my outline. 


My buddy Mr Cliff from AZ arrived to attend a retirement party. We enjoyed catching up over a few crisp oats wheat and barley on tap. Now that I think about it, consumed a few brews in June. Him and I couldn't believe that half the years is in the history book and we have all kinds of Summer plans as well. He is just as active as I am and he has me by a decade. Cliff, Damn Solid Brother 


Hosting a radio show this Thursday and I have been jonesing to get back on air again. Looking forward to offering up a few tasty deep cuts and simple embrace the moment. I have already compiled about 6 hours worthy of dynamite tunes. Unfortunately, it's a 2 and a half hour time slot. YIKES


I am also toying around with a major purchase coming down the pipe and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Way excited but don't want to jinx the situation by putting the cart in front of the horse. Fingers Crossed

GOALS:

  1. Surpass The 500 mile / 800km in July
  2. Continue To Be The Better Person
  3. Seek The Best Possible Outcome
  4. Cherish Amtrak
  5. Lead With My Heart
  6. Hydrate Between Adult Beverages 
  7. Swim In The AM 
  8. Resinate With A Drummer
  9. Catch A Movie At Glade Park
  10. Embrace Bachelor Life 


I Leave You With This Time Lapse Of Mine, And Yes, There Is A Rainbow At The 31 Second Mark. Thanx For Watching

 

Be Well Out There And Stay Hydrated,

Cheers 

28 comments:

  1. ...in your neck of the woods, water makes such a difference.

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  2. Humans are terribly imperfect.
    You certainly have an interesting climate.
    My step mother bred Akitas. Such an interesting dog that at times quite undog like.
    A major purchase! A beard trimmer?
    The clouds do look monsoonal.

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    1. A Beard Trimmer Cracked Me Up - Best Comment Ever And I Have Let Myself Go With All That Mask Wearing - Not Having A Mate Plays A Roll As Well - Would Love An Akita But Not Here In The High Desert

      Cheers

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  3. Dearest Travis,
    Wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Loved this post so much, its summing up the reality of today's human race and then ending with the unconditional love from canines and kitties in a different way.
    Yes, it is very sad to see the MORAL decline and with that courtesy, service and as you so aptly said: 'Pleasantries go a long way!'
    It looks like people are scared of pleasing others and indeed the 'me–me–me culture is so sickening! Including the selfies etc. etc.
    Keep going the way you are and it is rewarding to reap some gratitude from the humans that appreciate your 'rare' service attitude and even more so from those loyal fur babies!
    Big hugs,
    Mariette

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  4. Love the dogs. All scenery is lovely, people look nice...take care.

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    1. Happy Dogs - Thanx For Checking In Margret

      Cheers

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  5. Hello,
    I just love the view in the first photo. All the scenery and flowers are beautiful. The furbabies are all adorable, great shots of the heron and are those bighorn sheep?. I feel like I get along better with dogs than people, I do not like confrontation. Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week ahead.

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    1. Hello Shadow People,

      Big Horn Sheep Have Claimed The Monument - Always Catch A Few All Year Long - Thanx A Million For Checking In As Always

      Cheers

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  6. It's hard not to become frustrated by others, but their attitudes are not our journeys. With your positive attitude, you are the better man.

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  7. I share your frustration with the human race recently. I fear where we are headed in more ways than one. The biggest pooch looks like a Newfoundland…Yay! I bet all were glad to make your acquaintance. I liked the video!

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    1. Rut Row - The Newfoundland Is A Classic And I really Enjoyed Hanging Out With Him - Thanx For Watching The Video

      Cheers

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  8. People can be frustrating, there's no question! Especially lately, it seems. A lot of people really can't see beyond their own needs, and unfortunately our culture increasingly tends to emphasize that kind of thinking.

    150 pounds of dog is a LOT of dog!!

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    1. Agreed On Both Fronts There Brother Reed

      Cheers

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  9. A dog is better than humans, it is the best friend you can have. Love seeing those pupsters, they always bring a smile to my face. Spread your kindness and ignore the mindless. Happy days, Padre!

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    1. Dogs Are Way Better Than Humans - They Are Such A Joy To Be Around - Trying My Best There Mr Bill - Trying My Best

      Cheers

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  10. Humans really are disappointing. And it seems they are getting worse with this "look at me" social media boom the last few years :( I've heard so many stories of people trampling nature and hurting animals just for the perfect shot to post to Instagram. It's disgusting.
    Love your doggies that you got to spend time with! Is that brown one a Newfoundland? What a beautiful beast!
    My daughter made it to Colorado on Tuesday. The husband just got back last night from getting her settled in. He was not impressed with Denver, said it was too dirty for his liking (again, humans being disappointing) but he loved the mountains and wildlife he encountered there. He's never seen a prairie dog outside of a zoo before, so him and my younger daughter were delighted to spot them all over on their visit.

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    1. Stoked With The Husbands Feedback - Hopefully The Youngster Is Adjusting Well - Dogs And Cats Sure Make Our Hearts Smile - And Thanx So Much For Checking In

      Big Hugs T
      Cheers

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    2. The youngun' is loving the CO life, but I have to ask, why is it so hard to find a public bathroom there? She mentioned it when she toured there in October, but when the husband and other daughter came home this month from moving the other one in, they both said I'd probably fare better not to come there. It took my husband 30 minutes to find a bathroom and that was after stopping at a bar and buying a beer just to use their facilities. As one who suffers from IBD, accessible bathrooms are a must for me. I think I would be on constant edge if I knew I'd have a hard time finding restrooms when needed.

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  11. People are different, people are challenging but fortunately we can choose and that is a prerogative that in free world, only the creator can take from us. Being always sorrounded by negative people, can influence us in a harmful way and drag us in that negative ambient. You did a good thing, you deserve at least a break from all that bad company and situations.
    Your clients understood very well how fortunate they were to have you care for them. Keep on with the great work and keep on following your goals.

    P.S: since I mentioned the goals, I have to say that the hydration one stole a smile from me.

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    1. Keep Smiling My Friend - Tough Times These Days When It Comes To The Human Race - They Are Such A Disappointment Across The Board - Thanx For Checking In And Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

      Cheers

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  12. Hay buena variedad en tus fotos, algunas son banstante simpáticas.
    Feliz domingo.

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    1. Você é uma pessoa tão maravilhosa e eu sempre gosto de ouvir de você - Obrigado pelo feedback positivo e espero que você esteja aproveitando seu mês de julho

      Cheers

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