This is the beauty of having a clear conscience and little to no responsibility in the world.
You can fall asleep, anywhere you want, whenever you want, in any position you want, and even defy gravity while doing it. You can’t even say or spell the word insomnia, and even if you could, you’d have no idea of what it truly meant.
Oh to be a child again…
This week I signed CJ up for Kempo Karate. I think it’ll be great for teaching him respect for both self and others, not that he isn’t a good kid, discipline, give him a strong sense of self accomplishment, and teach him how to defend himself. We’ll see how it goes… maybe I’ll sign up too, since it beats the hell out of trying to stay motivated to go to the gym.
Good luck CJ, maybe we’ll make it a father and son thing.
As the end of summer slowly approaches, I can’t help but feel sadness that the weather is going to change, and riding days are going to become fewer and fewer. As it stands now, I’m able to get out on the bike just about any day I like. Traffic’s never really too bad down here in the Springs, if it starts raining really hard, you can stop for coffee and the storm will have passed by the time you’re ready to roll, and except for the occasional driver not paying much attention, unless you’re being an ass, most people give you your space on the road – High-Beams and helmeted stares help. I can’t help but feel the sadness of saying to a friend, I’ll see you when I can, since we do get some rideable days during the Winter, but with all kinds of trash on the road – gravel, but I’ll have to be parking the Gixxer soon. Hmm… there’s always the prayers for a late and short Winter.
On the other hand, CJ’s 1st soccer practice is coming up and his season will start in a week or two, the incredible USC Trojans will be making another run at a championship – fingers crossed, the Raiders might do better than just split games with the Broncos, and hopefully the Rockies will hang tough and get into the playoffs. Not to mention work will probably heat up with plenty of challenges to make the time pass, and then there’s the cozy time with loved ones and friends. Not too bad I guess. Maybe I’ll even get out and snowboard, though I really won’t know what to do without hard-pack, slush, and ice.
Well, I’ll keep riding until the weather requires that I start wearing the liner for my jacket during the day, and start transitioning into Fall / Winter mode as warranted. Being a So Cal native, I admit that it was nice to have relative warmth during the Winter, but I know it’ll be nice to see the snow again here, and get a car that I can actually drive comfortably in it.
For the moment, I’ll keep the shiny side up, cheer on my lil’ man’s soccer team, watch SC stomp all comers, hang with my peeps, and enjoy what’s left of the warmth. First snow is usually Halloween, but as I said, I’m hoping…