November 30, 2008
While some of my readers would care about this article in the Star Tribune:
Lance Armstrong is set to start training camp this week without having subjected himself to drug tests by the anti-doping expert he teamed with and with no deal in place to post results of those tests online.
When the seven-time Tour de France winner announced his comeback earlier this year, he partnered with renowned anti-doping expert Don Catlin to set up a testing program. Catlin said he thought it was important to make those results available to the public.
Catlin told The Associated Press this weekend that while Armstrong has been placed back in the testing pools at both the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and UCI, cycling’s international body, that he has yet to test him and that a plan to document Armstrong’s results online is not in place.
Others may enjoy the sweet comment on the bottom of the article:
Who cares about Lance Armstrong? Bring back Ullrich!
posted by idontthinkso on Nov 30, 08 at 5:46 pm |
A tiny bit of the readers who waste time on this page might like to know:
We have made it back from snowy Chicago and the lovely wedding of Matt and Julie. It was a grand ol’ time and the hospitality of my aunt and uncle can not go undocumented. We had a ton of fun, and we are ready to get back into the swing of things.
So…have sweet dreams of the one and only Jan Ullrich!
I don’t care what the haters say…bring back Jan!
November 29, 2008
Sarah went ice skating for the first time in her life last night at the Daley Bicentennial Plaza Ice Rink in downtown Chicago last night. While I was out there doing sweet moves, she was hugging the rail…but before the end of the night she was doing extremely well for a first time skater!
Naturally, the Courteous Fellow and his friend Jeb had the best routine on the rink. They were busting out sweet moves including throws, lifts, and falls.
Chicago is a fun place to visit!
Ray- Logan Square is still standing.
Good luck to the team down in Iowa City for the weekend. I am sure Jingle Cross will be fantastic, and that Little Guy will be easily defeated by Hagerty in a fierce game of “Bags.”
November 27, 2008
Yeah, Sarah and I are heading to our former “home”town for a weekend trip.
Why are we going?
The Courteous Fellow is getting hitched! Whooo Hoooo.
One time the CF and I decided to go at the last minute to the Michigan State Road Championships. We left Chicago at 5pm on a Friday night and rolled into a closed Michigan State Park at around 10pm. We got the campsite set up in the dark and I slept with a giant root in my back. It was extremely comfortable.
We went to the race the next morning and it was $40 since we didn’t pre-register. Turns out they clip you an extra $15.00 at registration in Michigan (I blame the UAW). As we lined up for the race and sized up the competition we were fairly confident that we would totally dominate and come away the victors and give the giant middle finger to Michigan and the Big Three. Things were looking really good for us about 99% of the race.
In fact, as we came into the finishing stretch we battled for the front of the 60rider cat4 field. The CF got in front of me and gave me one hell of a leadout. As I came around him I was clearly in the front of the race and was totally thinking that I had a good shot. As we got over the tiny false flat infront of the finish line I saw that there was still 200m to go and the entire field passed us and we finished in 55th and 56th place.
Yeah, good times.
As you are all aware it is Thanksgiving.
I am extremely hungry and the big holiday always reminds me of the days that I was a vegetarian.
My parents were sooooo supportive of my quasi-vegetarianism (I don’t really like vegetables) that every dish at the Thanksgiving meal contained a meat of some kind except the Cranberry sauce, and creamed-corn. Yes, even the mashed potatoes had Bacon in them.
How did I manage to eat a good meal on Thanksgiving despite the fact that there wasn’t anything I “could” eat?
I went across the street to my best man’s house. He had all types of scrumptious food and his family was always really “excited” to see me. It was like “going home for the holidays” by just walking across the street.
Thankfully, this is no longer a problem as I thoroughly enjoy eating meat.
Today, I give thanks for Turkeys.
November 25, 2008
A few years back I was in an Anthropology class at the University of Minnesota. It was a gigantic survey course with about 200 people and there was a lab component. I signed up for the class with a friend of mine, Adam, and I had all the intentions in the world of passing it with my usual B- and then moving on to bigger and better things like a college degree.
Over the course of the entire semester I went to lecture on 3 occassions. Twice for the midterm and final and once for “class walk out day” in response to the war on Iraq (obviously, the president didn’t listen or hear about my walk out). I did go to Lab everyweek and by the end of the semester I was confident I had passed the course and would be able to move on with my life.
Turns out I was wrong and I failed.
Now it is 6 years later. Adam is close to getting his Ph. D. and is back in the Twin Cities. He asked me the other day to hang out with him. I had to decline because I have Anthropology class.
November 23, 2008
I feel your pain Wolyniec.
3-1 Columbus Crew Win
November 22, 2008
Is there anything sweeter than seeing your team whoop up on Arsenal?
I haven’t seen a beating this bad since I won the Category 3 State Keirin Championship.*
*Man, those were the days. You know, when I was good at racing and the Cybercop was really in his prime. Come to think of it was also the days when both Smithers and I were fast and had one heck of a rivalry going on in the Cat 3s for a couple of weeks. Good times they were.
November 20, 2008
My new favorite game is Challenged Ballots: You Be The Judge it is on the MPR website and it allows you to look at the challenged ballots from the Senate Recount. After looking at these ballots it makes you wonder who the people casting the vote really are. It is one thing if the oval is not completely filled in, but when you pull something like this out of your arse:
It makes you wonder. In my opinion this person was voting for Coleman, but screwed up and filled it in for Franken. The brilliant person decided to just draw an arrow to the Coleman oval. HELLO McFLY! Arrows don’t work! It says so on the sign directly infront of your face in the ballot station. If you make a mistake just ask for a new ballot!
This is just one example, but the greatest ballot ever submitted in the history of state elections has to be this one from Beltrami County:
Obviously this is a vote for Lizard People in the Presidential race, but for Al Franken in the Senate race. Can someone please explain to me what the point of waiting in line to submit this ballot is? The best part of this ballot? The fact that they just filled in Lizard People before checking the oval for Franken.
Of course this one was challenged by the Lizard himself.
November 19, 2008
Once again my former professor pulls out a real gem. Turns out that a lot of his college students feel that Alexander Hamilton was a former president of the US. Whoops! The best part is that he made me discover the greatest learning tool on YouTube, called, “Drunk History.”
The premise is simple:
1. Guy drinks bottle of scotch.
2. Guy talks about history.
Watch Volume 1!
It gets real good at about 2:50min.
I expect Lalla to have a reply version real soon.
Is it me, or has everything become “energy!” based? Just the other day I was walking down the cereal aisle in the grocery store and came across Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Gold. The tagline under the title said something like: “For Long Lasting Energy.” Since I am less than energetic these days I thought I would give them a whirl.
They tasted like stale Frosted Flakes.
Car advertisements constantly mention “cash back.” Has anyone ever gone into a cardealership, written a check and/or gotten a loan and then actually gotten a stack of cash back? Because that seems really strange and irresponsible.
Am I the only one that likes House Hunters International? It is a staple of my television viewing.