TrivialBob

I think we all agree that Camrys are cool cars. Like my gray one, filthy as it is.

Have you ever seen a Miata or a BMW in a NASCAR race? No you haven’t. You do though see Camrys on the big ovals making all those left turns.

However I don’t like this “2015 Camry Bucket List Trip” commercial. It makes Camry owners look like dorks.

🎶 Started my Camry. Picked up someone I hadn’t seen in far too long. ♬

Dude, you don’t need a new car to see your dad and celebrate Mardi Gras. Heck, if my dad wants a ride on the back of my bicycle I’ll be at his house in a few minutes.

🎶 Went somewhere we’d both never been. ♫

You’re driving down the middle of a street that’s obviously closed to car traffic and full of drunk people! You shouldn’t be driving there in the first place.

🎶 It’s something we’d both never done.

What, wear silly shirts and beads? I can think of much better bucket list ideas for the 2015 Camry.

  • A car chase with a Camry outrunning some Dodge Charger squad cars or gangsters in Lincolns.
  • A demolition derby with a Camry crushing a Mercedes and an Infiniti.
  • Driving a Camry over the Snake Canyon or some parked cars.
It’s shaped like a wheel of cheese. It’s “fruit-filled.” Portions are wrapped like a sub sandwich. The stuff is displayed on a cutting board. It’s sold by the pound. It made me hungry when I saw it.

It’s shaped like a wheel of cheese. It’s “fruit-filled.” Portions are wrapped like a sub sandwich. The stuff is displayed on a cutting board. It’s sold by the pound. It made me hungry when I saw it.

Having seafood gumbo for dinner. Thanks littlerunnergurl !

Having seafood gumbo for dinner. Thanks littlerunnergurl !

This morning I felt like going on a motorcycle ride. I wanted to ask my wife if she’d want to ride too but I know 47° F is not in her “comfort zone.”

I went (by myself) over to the MN Air National Guard museum at the airport. Admission is free. Air Force police search all vehicles and check identification. Ahead of me was a group of Boy Scouts and parents. Even their vehicles’ trunks, engine compartments and interiors were searched. Thankfully no one got frisked.

Volunteers run the museum. Two of them today were retired pilots who flew planes that were parked there. I got to sit in the cockpit of an F-4 Phantom and lean into the F-16 Falcon. Both pilots answered my numerous questions about tiny details of the equipment.

A Corvette club met there too. Among the dozen or so cars were two 2014 models which I’d never see up close before. They’re beautiful.

After seeing the fast, sleek fighter planes and the bright, shiny Corvettes I walked over to my motorcycle.

I had an strong urge… to go to Target.

Beer of the night is Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils from the Victory Brewing Co. of Downingtown, PA.
The company name reminded me of Victory motorcycles company. The bikes are made in Iowa but the parent company Polaris is based here in the Twin Cities.
My blog isn’t just about beer.
The dog must have figured between the bottle in my left hand and my phone in the other hand there had to be something for her.
Ella thinks everything is just about her.

Beer of the night is Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils from the Victory Brewing Co. of Downingtown, PA.

The company name reminded me of Victory motorcycles company. The bikes are made in Iowa but the parent company Polaris is based here in the Twin Cities.

My blog isn’t just about beer.

The dog must have figured between the bottle in my left hand and my phone in the other hand there had to be something for her.

Ella thinks everything is just about her.

A dog hug with Carson. He’s not much of a snuggler so he sort of thought he was in trouble for a moment.

A dog hug with Carson. He’s not much of a snuggler so he sort of thought he was in trouble for a moment.

Semi annual dental checkup today. I’ve gone every six months for over 40 years. I’m glad I’ve been able to do that because I would hate to have icky teeth.

I get x-rays every other year and today it was time. The heavy lead vest the hygienist puts on me is so comfortable I nearly asked if I could leave it on for the whole appointment. That would be weird, no?

My dental office is finally entering the 21st century with fancy electronics. Today the x-rays were digital and appeared on a monitor immediately. The dentist no longers squints at postage stamp sized pictures. I have some fillings from long ago and a crown. In the tiny pictures I notice them but they don’t seem like a big deal. Seeing them enlarged on a Dell Ultra HD 28” monitor makes me feel like Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me. Yuck.

I really miss my old hygienist. She was such a little sweetheart. I don’t remember her name but I’m sure it must have ended with the letter i and she probably dotted it with a smiley face. She would get really embarrassed when her tummy growled. So of course I would say things like “oh my God what’s that noise” just to see her face turn red. She was an excellent hygienist too. I’m not OCD but I loved how she systematically  went left to right, bottom to top, inside to outside. It was easy to keep track of each tooth she worked on and she never missed one.

The new guy is very nice but he’s erratic. Let’s put it this way - if he were cleaning windows at my house he’d wash a few panes in one bedroom, move to another bedroom and take care of a few more, then wash just a single one in the kitchen. After that he’s go to the living room and clean every single window twice followed by a trip out to the car to clean the windshield but only the inside and not the outside. Then he’d go back to the first bedroom…

Ella’s first trip to a bar. So many people to give her the attention she believes she deserves. Whatever. I get beer so that’s cool.

Ella’s first trip to a bar. So many people to give her the attention she believes she deserves. Whatever. I get beer so that’s cool.

Matt completed his training this month. Soon he’ll be moving to Connecticut and serving aboard this submarine.
I’m flying out next week to visit him. I think we’re going to take the train from Albany to NYC on Saturday. He’s been there a few times and can show me around.

Matt completed his training this month. Soon he’ll be moving to Connecticut and serving aboard this submarine.

I’m flying out next week to visit him. I think we’re going to take the train from Albany to NYC on Saturday. He’s been there a few times and can show me around.

Touch free paper towel dispensers newly installed at work. The drudgery of pulling towels (at the corners! ) is finally over.

This is after touch free faucets and toilet flushers were also installed.  Not since diapers has going to the bathroom been so easy.

Speaking of stuff at work I demand that leaving the coffeemaker empty start showing up on people’s annual performance reviews. I know the people who do this and will gladly pass it along to managers if they’ll take me seriously.

Touch free paper towel dispensers newly installed at work. The drudgery of pulling towels (at the corners! ) is finally over.

This is after touch free faucets and toilet flushers were also installed. Not since diapers has going to the bathroom been so easy.

Speaking of stuff at work I demand that leaving the coffeemaker empty start showing up on people’s annual performance reviews. I know the people who do this and will gladly pass it along to managers if they’ll take me seriously.