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« on: August 21, 2011, 04:39:55 AM »


Nuts!  It looks like I am not going to get it all done.  I had desperately been working feverishly to accomplish a certain number of items before our yearly trip to the Northwest (we are down to one or two trips per year now, because of what I like to refer to as ... The ##@!#!@** Fuel Thing) .  This week I am going to wrap things up (unfinished projects) and get it all cleaned up (bus AND shop) and make the necessary preparations for the trip and getting underway.  

Somewhat frustrated, I did not get what it was that I wanted to do done, and that is always a snag in the machinery for me.  But it will be there waiting for me when we get back, and we have both decided to not make any trips in 2012 other than say short weekenders (something Van refers to as Stay-Cayshuns).  We want to take some time and devote it to the house and the property here, spiff it up and make it a bit more enticing for a homestead.

In a small way, that is one of the benefits of this hobby.

The bus, as always, will be there, when I get ready to go back to it.  I find that I do my best work when I am motivated and not forced to do something, so I am going to shelve it for awhile.  It has been a project that kind of morphed into an obsession with me, and I have to let it go, in order to keep what is left of my sanity.  

So we are going to make this grand trip and swing out west, and then it is going to get parked in our shop for awhile.  I the other hand will enjoy a couple of weeks (four or five) to wander around the nation’s highway, and much like a fly at the company picnic, see if I can find someone to irritate or amuse.  As I am no longer a wage slave of never ending weeks I can get out occasionally and burn off copious amounts of fossil fuels in search of my own personal Nirvana.  Time to find me a stretch of two lane and shoot me out to the Great Basin outside of Salt Lake, throw me under the train, tie me down to the track, let them big ol wheels roll over my back, I will have a smile on my face all the way to the promised land.  

Just get me outta this place, if just for a short-while.

This weekend as is my habit, I had this thing I had written up it was entitled "Around The Campfire" and it dealt with Cody, Wyoming, and bus people gathering to visit and tell old somewhat familiar lies, but I did not post it anywhere.  At the last moment, I kind of got sidetracked by the television again.  Some of the images they present, well, they just kind of drive me up the wall (on most days a very short trip).

Sky diver jumps off of a mountain ... then they crawl this do-dad across the bottom of the screen that reads ... do not try this (No problem!).  Josephine has a crack in her windshield ... Sureglass will fix it.  Free!  Our “special resin enzymes are totally rocking the planet, they last longer than anything known to man!  Here is the best part ... Josephine pays NOTHING her insurance picks up the tab (well duh?  WHO do you think PAYS for Joeshine’s Insurance?).  

And my all time favorite for the weekend ... I am going to power-wash the deck! (Don’t even get me started).

Did You Know?  Mental images can stimulate the human brain with the same power as events that are actually occurring. If this were not the case we could not argue with long dead relatives or masturbate.  Right now, I am sitting here with a cup of coffee in my underwear writing this post, how's that for an image?  The greeting "Hey, how are you?" is a popular method of saying hello. The person using it is not really interested in your current state of being. A way to punish them for this deception, and ensure it never happens again, is to answer, "Not so good, I just had an accident in my pants. Can you accompany me to the bathroom and help me tidy up?"

On any given day, most bus nuts will generate some kind of disturbing image (if only out of frustration).

This is why old geezers like myself, well, we need a nap in the afternoon.  It is not something we secretly wish for or pine away during the day hoping it is gonna happen, it is a requirement to good mental health for the majority of us.  A chance to slink a way to La-La-Land and the sweet surrender of unfettered sleep.

In my latest dream ... Big Jim lites up a cigarette and everyone in the room is horrified, this must be a terrible thing, but I fail to see where it would induce frightful images in the mind.  Now if it were a beautifully painted up Detroit or Big Cam 600 Cummings, with chrome plated rocker covers and un-rusted exhaust pipes, steam cleaned and shining brightly, and some crackhead was keying up the side or spray painting a letter to his mother, that would be a different story altogether.  


I would much rather dream of better things.  Fresh paint on the body of the beast, new Armor-all on all the hoses, no grease … Ah, the dreams of man.  This would be enough to induce slobber or at best, provide that deer in the headlight look on most men.

Unfortunately most dreams of my dreams are not of that pleasant nature.

Wonder what it would be like to have a dream about sponsoring a bus meet and then no one showing up?  

Now that would be a nightmare eh?

Kudo’s to the people in Cody, Wyoming (Where the Real West begins), who put out the extra effort to put on what appears to be a rousing success and a good time.  We should have been there ... They have a little slide show here if you want to look at some Bus Porn of the event as the truckers are fond of saying ..... "Brought yourself up there and take a look at it" ....

http://s1178.photobucket.com/albums/x377/dukedelmar/  

A few more pictures can be found at the Eagle website, I tried to post the link and it conflicted with the other link, so as I am not techno-savy, this will have to suffice.  (Maybe Paul Lawry will upload it)

Watch those right handers ...

BCO
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 06:01:11 AM »

Don, I believe the link you spoke of is in the Club Chatter or Club Calendar, which can only be viewed by Eagles International members. The Photobucket link is the best way to stay tuned to what's going on at "Pintzsite". Tony and Pam Saraceni are doing a fantastic job at putting on their very first bus rally. A lot of Eagles are flying in along with a couple of SOB's! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 06:08:29 AM »

Don, I believe the link you spoke of is in the Club Chatter or Club Calendar, which can only be viewed by Eagles International members. The Photobucket link is the best way to stay tuned to what's going on at "Pintzsite". Tony and Pam Saraceni are doing a fantastic job at putting on their very first bus rally. A lot of Eagles are flying in along with a couple of SOB's! Grin

Okay thanks Paul, both links are fotobucket accounts, so I don't know why they conflict?  They are in the club calendar section, which should not be super secret in my opinion.  How do you attract new members when they don't know when you are meeting or where you are meeting, and why do I care?  Last I heard they had 32 coaches there and some were from Canada.  

When you gonna post TBR?  Wife couldn't get any time off, we wound up not attending because it would have been a "one day event for us" which just would not work, I am sure you understand.  Maybe next year, our best to your bride.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 06:55:14 AM »

You really got a beautiful coach. It really shows your pride in ownership. The part about mental images stimulating the brain as if it is really happening. We were discussing that a couple of nights ago when one of the kids ask about the movie Saw... our general view is movies such as that should be banned for that very reason. Now the image of you drinking coffee and writing your post in your underwear has probably become more mainstream than most realize, since most folks live some part of their daily lives on the computer. However, if you were sitting there in your underwear, drinking coffee, talking to your dead relatives, and masterbating... that would be a disturbing image.   Shocked


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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 07:10:03 AM »

You really got a beautiful coach. It really shows your pride in ownership. The part about mental images stimulating the brain as if it is really happening. We were discussing that a couple of nights ago when one of the kids ask about the movie Saw... our general view is movies such as that should be banned for that very reason. Now the image of you drinking coffee and writing your post in your underwear has probably become more mainstream than most realize, since most folks live some part of their daily lives on the computer. However, if you were sitting there in your underwear, drinking coffee, talking to your dead relatives, and masterbating... that would be a disturbing image.   Shocked




I have to agree.  Billions of dollars have been spent by Nike, Coke N Pepsi, Madison Avenue types on attitude and image.  It is big business in this country.  

This movie you are talking about?  Saw ... Is it recent?  I have not heard about it or personally viewed it as of this date.  

This friend of mine says to me, "I hate you.  You have me polishing rivets for cryin' out loud."  What can I say.  Guilty as charged y'honor.  I cannot remember who it was, I believe it may have been Peterbilt trucks or Overdrive Magazine, that used to say "Put Some Pride In Your Ride."  Texaco used to have "Star of the American Highway" on the back of their tankers.

It doesn't pay to be out on the boulevard stylin' in a dirty old bus ... That just aint cool.

Thanks for checkin in ....

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 07:52:28 AM »

This movie you are talking about?  Saw ... Is it recent?  I have not heard about it or personally viewed it as of this date.  


A link to the movie is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/

They are on "Part VI" now. I watched a part of the frst one, it's just not my thing. My wife refuses to watch anything like that. She likes a good scary movie, but there are limits. We really think it is a bad idea for kids to watch it, but some folks let there. Kids have a hard time as it is, but adding that type visual imagery cannot be healthy for the mind. I don't think it is healthy for anyone to watch.

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 07:56:12 AM »

This movie you are talking about?  Saw ... Is it recent?  I have not heard about it or personally viewed it as of this date.  


A link to the movie is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/

They are on "Part VI" now. I watched a part of the frst one, it's just not my thing. My wife refuses to watch anything like that. She likes a good scary movie, but there are limits. We really think it is a bad idea for kids to watch it, but some folks let there. Kids have a hard time as it is, but adding that type visual imagery cannot be healthy for the mind. I don't think it is healthy for anyone to watch.




Man-Man (Okie Talk) I watched "half of the trailer" and then checked out.  That is gross, when it said "presented by Twisted Pictures LLC" or something to that effect, I knew it was not my kind of movie.  I am sticking with Marley & Me and they can keep this ___ .

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2011, 11:06:50 AM »

"Right now, I am sitting here with a cup of coffee in my underwear writing this post, how's that for an image?"

The image of you in your underwear is one I didn't bother to imagine.

The image of you with a cup of coffee in your underwear was not easily brought mind.  Perhaps you could post a picture.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 11:32:52 AM »

"Right now, I am sitting here with a cup of coffee in my underwear writing this post, how's that for an image?"

The image of you in your underwear is one I didn't bother to imagine.

The image of you with a cup of coffee in your underwear was not easily brought mind.  Perhaps you could post a picture.

Oh ..... I see ... there should have been a comma in there somewhere.

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