Tuesday, August 26, 2008

THanks Easter Bunny!


I went to the Doc yesterday and he gave me the go ahead to start training again. He was amazed that the swelling of my "business" had decreased so dramatically. I was relieved. Seriously, grapefruit sized tackle is no way to live your life. So I rode my bike today and it was glorious. I guess that I'm a serious risk taker because I rode on the Wolf SL fork that has been recalled. Rob, am I supposed to overnight that thing to Dani? I can never catch him on the phone.

I only rode 18 miles. But riding for the 1st time in 3 weeks requires weird things of your body. I'm ok with that, but my knees hurt and my body just wasnt used to it. Riding made me happy though, and I know that I need to do it alot. So I will.

Spent the evening on my knees scrubbing the hardwood floors downstairs after my younger roomates threw a party last night. Not my cup of tea.

Classes officially start tomorrow. I have a 9 am discussion about rotting fish. I'll let you know how it goes.

Congrats to Tkarnes for finally getting a 3 win and a double victory weekend. Long time coming kid.

Congrats to elliot for two strong showings. Sometimes you just have to put it all out there to see what you've got. I live for long breakaways.

And congrats to annie for putting up with me.

Yesterday was a sad, sad day. I became a CA resident. I almost cried when I watched the young DMV kid punch a hole in Alaska id. I wouldnt have done it, but it was the right thing to do. AK doesnt have state income tax and there is actually a fund that each resident receives each year. This year, the Alaska permanent dividend fund was near $2100. On top of that, each resident is getting a $1300 energy rebate (taxing oil is big business). So I miss out on $3300 there. And it cost me $400 to register my car, smog test it, and get my license. Thats $3700. And now I suffer the shame of california id card. But it was for a good cause. The maxwell fellowship will save $9000 next year in my tuition costs if I am a CA resident for a year. Sometimes doing the right thing is hard--and expensive.

8 comments:

Kyle Jones said...

Congrats on becoming a CA Resident. I left that residency behind a couple years ago. I do not miss all the taxes ca has though. I would love to live in the bay area like you, instead I grew up in a smoggy desert. I for one miss my ca drivers license because it looked like a hollywood head shot. haha.

Keep writing because nobody else is.

Anonymous said...

I almost cried when I had to turn in my AK license.... sad day for me too! Have a good 1st day of school....

one more thing... why are you cleaning up after somebody else????
-lcb

Anonymous said...

I almost cried when I had to turn in my AK license.... sad day for me too! Have a good 1st day of school....

one more thing... why are you cleaning up after somebody else????
-lcb

Anonymous said...

I almost cried when I had to turn in my AK license.... sad day for me too! Have a good 1st day of school....

one more thing... why are you cleaning up after somebody else????
-lcb

Wick said...

maybe its just me but 2100 + 1300 is 3400. I guess they have been teaching you some interesting math out there in the MBA shenanigan, perhaps you can enlighten me someday as to how that works. Calculus or somethin i guess

Glover said...

You are in California. In school. Around beautiful co-eds all day. Going out at night. Riding your bike a ton (soon). QUIT BITCHING!!!

Toon said...

what about the post-9/11 GI Bill son?

Emma said...

Glad you're back on your bike J-dub!