Flying to LA in a couple of hours to chase down the route of Easy Rider Again. I’m fairly pumped. It never gets old.
I’m off today. Took off Thursday and Friday too. I did roll in on Thursday off the clock and had the biggest sale I’ve ever had. I had a conference call a board and CEO of a pretty big Boston Mass Company. At one point in the conversation, they were impressed a Utahn knew how to use the word “Mass-Hole” correctly. I want to thank my Massachusetts friends for that. They laughed, The conversation turned, and I ended up landing the deal.
Today I’m not doing anything. Last day off. I’m looking forward to hitting it tomorrow. I dig my job.
Work pissed me off today. Sometimes a little Metallica just hits the spot.
I already feel better.
A great song for a great road. You’re going somewhere, ya might as well enjoy it.
It’s spring. Its way nice in Utah right now. I’m nowhere near route 66 anymore, but I still have the itch to explore a thing, and figure out a mystery. It’s fuel for the fire. I Did some exploring for some ghost towns.
The southern part of Utah County has a pretty long and rich history of mining. Like most ghost towns, They were boom or bust and not all of them survived. Hell, I just needed to ride. If there was something cool to see, then that was a bonus.
Then I rounded the corner into Dividend. They started working Dividend in 1907, and by 1916 they struck it rich. It was called Dividend because how much money it had payed out to their stock holders. A company town soon sprang up: with a golf course, baseball fields and upwards of 200 residents. It was one of the first towns in Utah to have indoor plumbing.
The History of Dividend pretty much came to an end in 1949 when the mine had run its course. I was able to get some stories from people who remember it as a kid. People played, worked and made their living here. Dividend was home. Ahhh, I love a good ghost town.
1 day, 3 counties, 138 miles
The missus and I went to to the local Hockey game last night. Great game. We both love hockey. Had a good night, had a dinner and a drink, and watched the Grizzlies win in overtime. She knows hockey, maybe better than I do. We drove home, basking in the win. Talked of getting season tickets.
Noticed this morning that one my favorite Penguins was on this team. Steve McIntyre. That man could fight. Maybe a few of the best fights I’d seen in the NHL.
There’s good stories everywhere, if you just pay attention. Steve McIntyre is 34 now, got assigned down to a ECHL team, and I gotta think is near the end of his career. When he was with the penguins, the man just made me smile. You couldn’t wait for what he would do. He stood out. A favorite. You didn’t want all of him.
Glad he’s with the Grizzlies. I’m even more of a fan now. One tough sumbitch.
Support your local Grizzlies. Yeah, maybe Season tickets…
In hockey, you gotta be a quarterback, a safety, a linebacker and a wide receiver in the span of a 50 second shift. All while your teammates are trying to do the same thing.
My sport is better than your sport. Lets Argue.
This song will help you merge your car faster on the way into work, get like 5 more horsepower out of your bike, and will also help you conceive at least one more kid (if you’re tryin’).
Ya gotta love The Who.
Check out the last question, and especially the last answer. Very cool.