Monday, September 29, 2008

time to make up

time to make up
Originally uploaded by Ippoc Amic
since this creature spit on Marscat. And, we're not sure which
stomach the spit came from. Llamas will spit when they are upset, and
they will "choose" where to spit from. If they are really upset, they
will spit from deep within their tummy.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

pelvis or ?

cat beating up the printer. I picked the cat.

Just got the x-rays and cat scans on a DVD. Sort of interesting. I'll put up the collar bone. It's a small fracture on the upper right side.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Prop 8 is Hate - Vote "No"

There is no other way around it. It's hateful and it's another inconsistent message brought to us by intolerant people.

For so many years, the Christian right has tried to tell us that homosexuality was a sin. They say their reason is that it says so in the bible. The book they reference is Leviticus. If you go to Leviticus in the Old Testament, it actually has a lot of rules not just against men lying with men, but no adultery, no lying with a woman menstruating, references against interracial marriage, do not kill, etc... So why do people feel they have the right to pick and choose what is right and what isn't?

How can someone against abortion but be for the dealth penalty?

Why do they say Sarah Palin's family is "off limits" in this election, but my family and many other families are up for popular vote?

I think it comes down to culture. How did the Culture of the far right get so mean?

A friend of mine, Maria Nieto, wrote this great article concerning Prop 8. It's called "Marriage and Biology". Please check it out.

And finally, another meaningful reference that seems to have been forgotten lately by the "Christians" who have poured so much money into hateful prop 8: "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself"—Matthew 19:19.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Lost Hut and equal photo time

Yesterday, I saw Daisy sitting outside of her hut and thought it was a bit out of character. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that Minnie was sleeping inside.

This morning, I heard a bunch of fussing and saw Minnie go in the hut and chase poor little Daisy out. It was sad. However, I am the fortunate one in this situation. Kicked out of her hut, Daisy is now sitting on the bed with me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shower time

Shower time
Originally uploaded by Ippoc Amic
Looks like my hair needs to be washed again. The shower/bath thing is one of the harder things to do at the moment. I'm not as freaked about the infrequent shower time as I would have imagined.

Minnie is less hygenic than he was before I got hurt or so it seems. He even has little dreadie things on his back hindquarter area. They say that happens when the cats get older. So, we cut his little dreads off because he's not fond of the combing.

But, it's time because I'm not going to end up like Minnie so off to the shower.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

much more than this

much more than this
Originally uploaded by Ippoc Amic
but who is counting? Plus, there are some steps that I didn't get credit for because the battery was dying. This ped thing seems dumb, but I think it will help motivate me not to nap.

This accident was a big bummer, but it has made me realize how much I have to be thankful for. I'm lucky that the injuries will heal in time. My cracked helmet was new and strong and prevented a head injury. My mobility is progressing each day.

But most of all, so many people have come to help out Nurse Enid and me and many have offered their help. This has been very appreciated by us. I am not one to really ask for help or reach out when it's needed just because I am self conscious about it. But we haven't had to ask, the offers are just there, and we have needed it.

Sabine and Donna made me feel less scared as I was lying on the track for those long minutes. Pete came and fed the cat braving Minnie's messes.

All the cool friends who offered well wishes and who offered to drop by if we needed stuff. Sabine, Donna, and Harvey dropped by and kept us company. The super great Bella Beams from the Velo Bella team. Michael and his very touching post. Beth for the super cool photo that will remind me of the good parts of this racing season. Maria, Cindy, and Renee who brought us food. The thoughtful emails from some of the riders in our race. And, Ali for trying to get me addicted to the Ici ice cream again.

And of course my lovely wife life partner Nurse Enid. I love you and all that you do for me. I cannot imagine how this event would have been without you by my side. Yes, bed pan and all.

Thank you all so much for everything.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


What does it say about us that we are motivated by food and specifically by bar-b-que in Morgan Hill? Does it mean that we really are influenced by our cats?

After we finish our lovely pursuit tomorrow, we will finally get our bar-b-que dinner that we didn't have after last Sunday's workout. I wonder if it is a bad thing to go back and have more bar-b-que after our final race this next Sunday?