What? Foxy Is A Social Libertarian?
What? WHAT?? WHAT DID HE SAAAY?
So I go to the E.N.T. Doc today for the hearing issue in my left ear. I was pretty laid back about it. I want the issue cleared up and figured it was just an inner ear infection. But this IS ME we're talking about. It's could NOT be that simple. Since I like to stay on the cusp of new body dysfunctions and illnesses, I went and got myself a nice case of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing loss (SSNHL). Yep. No simple round of antibiotics for me. Instead I get to rock some steroids and HOPE that I get some or all of my hearing back in my left hear.
So in the past two weeks I have found out that I have a blood clot in my leg, and NOW have an issue that may or may not leave me mostly deaf in one ear. Whooo hoooo! I hate to bitch. There are some folks experiencing some tough times right now. An old friend of ours just lost his mother to cancer this week. F*cking blows! Then there is what Fatty and his wife Susan are going through. I mean, when you hear and read this stuff it's hard to bitch too loudly. That which does not kill me, blah, blah, blah....
So I WILL bitch, just not so loudly, and about REAL issues. Like the fact that apparently SSNHL has been in the media in the past few years. WHY? Well apparently right wing radio freak show host Rush Limbaugh had a severe case, as did everybody's favorite rapping ghetto queen Foxy Brown. Wow, there's two people I can really identify with.
Hmmm, who to choose as a my official SSNHL role model? The blow hard whose views make my skin crawl, or the female rapper who's music makes my skin crawl. At least if Foxy doesn't sing, she very well COULD (Edit: did) make a guest appearance it a fantasy or something. Rush on the other hand won't get any air time on my radio OR in my mind. He's one of those dudes that I kinda forgot existed. Either way I guess I'm closer to being an African American female rapper than him, so FOXY IT IS! What up Foxy?? You my girl Foxy!
As with my blood clot, the docs aren't sure what exactly caused it. Fantastic. Why can't I get NORMAL shit wrong with me like most people? Oh well, I'll take time on my week of steroids to lift some weights. Maybe my lean body mass will be off the charts? I'm gonne be huge. I'm gonna start racing track and callin' everybody "dawg"!
Oh well, I didn't let today's unfortunate news deter me from riding. In fact it fueled my desire to escape on my bike. I took the Mamasita to the rail trail and rode up to Sutersville and then hit a bunch of side and back roads. It was the same ride I did Sunday. Except that 90% of this one was in the dark. I put the EOS on my lid and the PTSB3 on my bars. The new EOS rocks! Again it's not as bright as my Apex, but it's SUPER light and throw a nice wide beam. It really complimented the SB3. I thought that the "3" would wash out the EOS but it worked out just fine.
I think the EOS works better on my lid than the (last year's) Apex, because even though it's "technically" not as bright (about 30 or 50 lumens less), it appears to me that the beam pattern is wider with less spot. And as I said the other day- NO WIRES! Really forgot that it was even on top of my helmet. With the SB3, the EOS and the SWERVE on my back, I think I felt safer on the roads at night than I do during the day. It was really cool to ride many of those back roads at night for the first time. Even if it was only 39 degrees when I finished. I'm sure I jacked some cars off with the "what the f*ck is that?" slow down, but they'll get over it.
Two almost funny tid bits.
#1. I was rolling along the rail trail on my return to Boston and I was thinking about how it was the night before Halloween and I had this lavish ghost storey concocted in my head to write tonight. It would be about an encounter on the trail. The funny thing was the more I thought about what I was gonna write, the more scared I ACTUALLY became!! One minute I was like "oh yeah, riding the trail at night, this is so cool" the next minute I was like "what the hell am I doing out here at night?? What was that?? What was that noise?". By the time I got back to the Soob I pretty much ditched the ghost story idea.
#2. I finish and roll up to the Soob parked down at the Boston trail head to see that someone spit a f*cking hawker on my driver's side window the size of a human head!! WTF?? Fucking disgusting! I'm sure it was some local wino making his way to the ball field dug out to sleep one off or something. That or some reject kid. I guess I should just be lucky it wasn't a big turd or something. Ended the ride with 2:30/33.5 miles of rail trail and night time nasty ass road riding. Good times. Good times.
On NOT talking politics...
Lastly, with election approaching fast, I do have to add that I know I've violated one of my own rules here on the Chamois tonight and a few times this month. That rule is never talk politics or express a political opinion. Why? Truth be told I don't really give a f*ck. It's no secret I'm pretty much a liberal/independent/libertarian/odd ball/clean cut hippie type freak who just doesn't want to be bothered by ANYONE. Republican OR Democrat. I really have NOTHING in common with either party.
I guess I have a more liberal leaning, but they always say or do something stupid to f*ck it up and look stupid. And I find conservatives just just constantly offensive and laughable (they're kind of caricatures of themselves these days). I have no time for politics. I believe our system is a great one, but is indeed f*cked. I just want to "be".
The last time I gave a f*ck I happily went to bed thinking that Al Gore was our president. I woke up to find otherwise and since then have not cared one bit and remain UN-REGISTERED TO VOTE to this day. I won't be voting next week because of that. And if I did vote I'd be forced to write in someone like Oscar Wilde and I don't think that would do anyone any good.
Beyond the major players, I know NOTHING anymore. I don't read the newspaper, listen to talk radio, watch the news, or watch pundits. It's all too depressing. Too many "experts" with too many "opinions" thus TOO MANY ASS HOLES. I am admittedly blissfully ignorant and uninformed. I know what I like. I know what I don't like. And NO one in American politics thinks like I do, so f*ck it.
So if I offended anyone here in the recent past, rest assured, I probably dislike the folks you THINK I like, as much as you KNOW I dislike the folks YOU like. Make sense? NO? Good? So don't be hating. And this NOW marks the last I will ever speak of politics.
OK, lets talk religion....