Another Possible Commute

Brandi and I are looking at another apartment, this time, the commute is only 3.75 miles long and has only 21.9 feet of elevation change in it. I could do this commute with a singlespeed!.

Flat Commute


This one won’t be happening… no central air. That’s a dealbreaker.

Cringer gets a little sister

Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice.

Cringer gets lonely when Brandi and I are at work all day, so we went to the animal shelter, and picked out a sister for him, so he’d have someone to play with.
She was a stray, too.


I thought she looked like an Ewok, so we named her Wista. For those of you who don’t know your Star Wars lore, Wista was the younger sister of Wicket, the famous Ewok from Return of the Jedi.

Happy New Year!

The Falmouth goat thing was lame, so we went to Mechanicsburg instead, where they dropped a wrench… 


Apparently, not eveyone thought the idea of dropping a goat was as cool as I did, because when we got to Falmouth, there was NOBODY THERE! I took a picture of the flagpole (I tried to get a picture of the goat, but the lighting was all wrong). So, we went to Mechanicsburg and watched the first ever wrench dropping.

If you missed the excitement, you can download an mpeg of the wrench drop. Be warned, it’s a 25MB file.

Nuclear Goat Droppings

Falmouth PA (right next to TMI) is going to drop a goat from a flagpole to celebrate the new year.You might recall Falmouth from my trip to the goat races this summer.


Falmouth: Lowering of the Goat: New and exciting activities planned! Cash Bingo! Professional Fireworks Display, Rockets by Myra,Music and Food. Activities will get underway about 9:30 PM on New Years Eve.

Under the watchful eye of Brian Putt, keeper of the goat, the tradition continues in Falmouth of lowering a goat on New Years Eve to ring in the New Year! Now in its 13th year of “ringing” in the New Year, this event has become a take-off of the internationally famous Falmouth Goat Race! The goat that is lowered (stuffed as it may be) was a gift from Falmouth Nova Scotia. The Falmouth in Nova Scotia is famous for its Teddy Bears. Hearing of our Goat activities they presented this goat to a group of Falmouth Citizens who visited their event. At the stroke of midnight, the lowering of the goat will commence. Falmouth, located off Route 441, South of Three Mile Island, has additional attractions for this year’s event.

Cash Bingo! The Falmouth Civic Association sponsors weekly Bingo! This ongoing event, starting time 9:30 P.M. Bring your dabbers! Rockets & Fireworks – Local Fireworks expert Jim Bair has afforded his fireworks display ability to this event. Food will be available from 9:30 to midnight. Special for the evening will be “Caprine Wine” a Goat elixir. Although the village is known internationally as the “goat racing” capitol, the added attractions on New Years Eve shows the spirit of this village. So come out and enjoy Family Fun in Falmouth! Bring the entire family.

Gentlemen… Start Your Goats!

Yesterday was a very important day. It was the 26th annual Falmouth goat races, but more importantly, it means that there are only 30 shopping days left until my birthday!Now that the blantant birthday advertisement is out of the way…
On to the goat pictures!


Some people have expressed concern over the lack of updates this week.Bone is alive and well, and has not fallen victim to Loki, or the Frost Giants!

Sadly, I have very little to report.

I have been unable to get my butt out of bed in time to ride the bike this week. I have been working on another project (not related to biking or smoking), which has been taking up all my time. If all goes well today, I should have something to report later this afternoon.

I have also not been smoking, which makes tommorow afternoon a milestone, as it will be the longest I have gone without a smoke in almost 4 years (my last major effort to quit smoking failed spectacularly on 10/13/2000.)

If Loki is planning any foolishness, he had better do it soon. The sun will soon be in Scorpius, and I will become invincible! 🙂