The frame is too small for me, but it was still good fun. Tight u-turns added excitement as the rearmost part of the front tire would stop against my sneaker unless I had the pedal and crank in the exact right position. I made a few u-turns. I wanted to get a shot of this sign, then at another time to backtrack to get to better blackberries; others to get a view of this or that flora or fauna. It was a beautiful North Bay day. There were lots of families and kids out in the county park, and a variety if riders including all the spandex speed demons (and casual folk fronting in spandex) in the state park.
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1. Protective Tension of the Hamstrings
2. Neural Tension
3. Truly Tight Hamstrings
4. Previous Hamstrings Strain
5. Acute Hamstrings Strain or Tendinosis
Anyway, I like Dragonflies a lot. Recently some have shown up in the yard here in California. They make me a little homesick for the Cape. I like they way they look and that's one reason why I'm always happy to see them on the Cape, but I also like knowing they're around because they hunt down mosquitos and eat them. They're kind of amazing.
Here's a somewhat blurry photo from the deck on the Cape. The phone lens was probably smudged.
Cool vid on hunting abilities of dragonflies.
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Have you ever used "Freedom" or anything like it?
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” - Hunter S. Thompson
[twitter reminder from @booksactually]
First I have to say yesterday's status as a 500-calorie day went out the window when breaking in the new Cuisinart ice cream maker was added to events of the day with Dutch chocolate ice cream for the maiden voyage. It took hours of prep but it was rich and delicious and worth it.
Here's the recipe for tonight's main course:
I had to make a bunch of changes to this recipe based on what was on hand.
First of all, no red bell pepper. It was here two days ago, it's not not and ain't no monkey gonna stop no show.
And no elephant garlic. And no regular garlic. Had to use a lot of garlic powder and that was great.
Kale loves smoked paprika so I get pretty heavy-handed with that.
Used half a shredded sweet potato for sweetness. No other potatoes. I had some vingared rice from some rice salad and had to add 2T of brown sugar after a tasting soon after adding the rice. Yours may or may not require additional sweetening power.
A bunch of green onions chopped.
It finally cooled down enough here to even consider making a hit soup, but it finally has cooled down enough.
The steal like an artist dude was on Altucher and mentioned this Kenneth Koch poem. I met Koch somewhere. Either at CalArts or at A Different Light Books in NYC, some time back in the '80s. I recall being a bit irritated by his personality, but I do like some of his poetry a lot.
James Altucher's podcasts are generally categorized under Investment Advice, but in reality, they're all over the place and mostly I like the places he goes.
This one is called DASH.