Been mostly staying alive and tweeting, depositing checks and stuff. As you do.
Most exciting thing this week was getting a massage, second was making beans and rice with a ham bone in the crock pot. Making beans is like get up, plug in the crock pot, put the ham bone in the pot, put the beans in the pot, pre-heat the water and put it in the pot, cover and stir every 3 hours until done, then fish out the bones and serve the beans. I added a whole lot of hatch peppers to the beans after the third stirring to give them time to work their way through all the beans, but as big a pot of beans as I make even adding a cup of roasted peppers doesn’t change the taste much.
Just checked and my video game controller is still somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, expected arrival date sometime between my Deathday and my birthday. The steering box likewise is not off the boat either. And since we are talking about stuff that has been delayed by the pandemic, the people who I get my writing gigs through haven’t sent me an email in a while either.
In other news I need to take stuff to my local Social Security office, but they aren’t open yet… It’s a good thing I know how to make tasty beans and rice.
Yep, it is another Bean and Rice day here at Casa de El Poeta, with 2/3 cup each of lentils, black beans, and small red beans slow cooked for about 4 hours, then seasoned and spiced and the evaporated water replaced and a cup of brown rice added and the combination allowed to cook for another 2 hours or so until the rice is cooked through. Yum!
Up first is another “cyclist gets shot” from south TX. Man shot, killed while watching son ride bike and SAN ANTONIO MAN KILLED WHILE TEACHING SON HOW TO RIDE BIKE also San Antonio Man Killed While Teaching Son How to Ride Bike At this time LEO either don’t know or are not saying why the man was shot…
Our Daily Ted. Morning Links: Bike parking loses to BBQ in Sunnyvale, bike rider shot in Carson, and more bike giveaways And there is yet another “cyclist shot” story.
Our Daily Ted Pt. 2. 81-year old cyclist killed in San Bernardino rear-end collision Well, it was a good run while it lasted…
Update on another cyclist shooting. Canadian cyclist shot in random attack qualifies for Paris-Brest-Paris Now that he has healed I wish him the best of luck in the P-B-P ride.
A bit of Infrastructure! news from SC. 5 ideas from transportation planner Gabe Klein’s Peninsula Mobilty Report I don’t think bike sharing is going to work until they get some decent (Dutch quality) bicycle infrastructure.
Some Infrastructure news from the UK. Police fail to fine a single illegal cyclist in Grimsby town centre pedestrian zone in a year And despite there being no tickets issued for a year, there were no reported deaths or even injuries, just a few near misses. Because bicycles are not as deadly or even injurious as cars.
Another link to that Volvo system to help prevent wrecks between Volvos and cyclists using the correct brand(s) of cell phone(s). Volvo promotes bicycle safety with vehicle-to-cyclist technology I wonder how many more links I’ll get to the same story?
And on a similar tack, a “smart” dash run by a smart phone. A new bicycle dashboard, inspired by Audi and COBI. World’s Smartest Connected Biking System. I wonder if a smart phone is smart enough to run the Volvo and COBI apps at the same time, or do you need to have two phones?
And someone wrote a book about the Wounded Warrior Ride. New Commemorative Book Celebrates CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Bike Ride
And now I’m fresh outta links.
Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet
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