Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Tuesday from Brenda-missing Larryville, GN!
That guy in teh thread GIF looks kind of crabby.
FTR should be getting ready to deliver granddaughter via C-section at this time; more news as it arrives. GoodWifeK is hoping for a freckle-faced ginger (which is certainly a possibility).
Because we really need an heir for the family soul-stealing business. 😉
It’s Day 600 of the IRS scandal.
As you might imagine, I’m terribly impressed with the way Issa’s committee -- including our Rep, the pusillanimous, prevaricating and CROmnibus-voting Rob Woodall -- have vigorously and zealously pursued all of the malefactors involved.
Good morning and happy Tuesday!
Sheesh, Mac, that’s some speed you were hitting in your younger days on that bike; never rode a motorcycle but did get my ’66 Chevy up to 110 mph a couple of times. That’s probably the fastest I’ve ever driven.
Good luck to the Arbuckle clan. Thoughts and prayers for a safe delivery as Fatwa becomes a grandfather.
I am now once, twice, three times a grampaw. (Which is still weirder than trousers on a snake to a guy who was a bachelor a handful of years ago.)
Just heard from OrlandoK: FTR and new granddaughter both doing well; teh yay!
No freckly ginger; 8 lb. (dunno length yet) GD born with a lot of black hair; Brenda and I decided we can live with a mini-FTR. Eye color unknown at this time.
Must make a few phone calls; BBL.
This just in; heh.
Happy last day of float decorating, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!
Congratulations to Fatwa and Brenda, as well as to FTR!
Mr. & Mrs. Cabbagewank -- I snorted.
This was my beast, a 1974 Norton Commando 850. It was rated for 60 HP, weighed about 430 lbs, had a 4 speed transmission, the clutch from a Morris Minor car, and ran the 1/4 mile in the 12s at 106 mph. It would hit an indicated 120 but I was rather sure that was more like 115. The footpegs were non folding and those and the muffler clamp bolts were well scraped in. The foot controls were unusual in that the shifter was on the right side (normal for British bikes) and you pushed down to upshift and pulled up to downshift, all opposite of Japanese or other bikes or the mandated standard shortly thereafter. It did make for some interesting moments when trying out Japanese or even other British bikes.
Congratulations on the new member of the family!!! I hope Mama and Baby continue to do well.
Got some babby [sic] pics and talked to ThriceAGrammaK a few minutes ago. Everyone’s doing fine; your good wishes are appreciated by all concerned.
Having never ridden a Brit bike, I did not know about the different shifting scheme; that would be a bit tough to get used to. (It’s probably not “just like riding a bike”.) 😉