Archive for March, 2009

Zoo visit

Zoo visit

I had planned on writing about finishing the Power Half Hour program, or about my dog Porter making it through a minor procedure that required general anesthesia, but with my family here and some other stuff I am just too exhausted to do a full post. So, you’re going to get pictures of my trip […]

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BAX9S LED motorcycle license plate light for a 2004 BMW R1150R review

BAX9S LED motorcycle license plate light for a 2004 BMW R1150R review

One thing that owning two BMW motorcycles has taught me: replacement parts are ridiculously expensive. From a $20+ oil filter to $20 stainless steel gas quick disconnects, to who knows what special belts, doo-dads, and what’s-its. My license plate bulb died late last summer, and as usual I was horrified when I found out how […]

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SmartCarry wear and tear update

SmartCarry wear and tear update

I’ve written about the SmartCarry deep concealment holster a few times before on Gibberish. I affectionately refer to it as my “assault diaper,” and I have found it to solve a problem other holsters cannot. I was cleaning my Kel-Tec PF-9 and noticed that the color was fading from the front of the SmartCarry holster […]

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Power Half Hour home exercise program: session 25

Power Half Hour home exercise program: session 25

I just finished session 25 of the Power Half Hour exercise routine by Beachbody.com yesterday. I am in the home stretch! I have to say, I am mightily impressed with the results. I still find all of the sessions challenging, and like how my body is reacting. I can almost see my abs! Even though […]

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Double tank toilet handle usability quiz

Double tank toilet handle usability quiz

I was using the restroom at a nifty coffee shop near downtown. They have one of those dual tank toilets that use less water if you just need to flush some piss down the toilet. If you, uh, make a larger deposit you can flush the whole tank. Pretty cool! So, there I am, taking […]

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Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset review

Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset review

The Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset allows you to talk to someone within 500 feet, listen to music, and talk on your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Unfortunately it is not loud enough to accommodate real world usage.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II dSLR lens review

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II dSLR lens review

When it comes to taking photos, I’m a simple man. I like taking pictures of my dogs, and of my friends. I also take pictures of my motorcycles and the products I review for Gibberish. I have an original Canon Digital Rebel (200D), and while I never got around to really mastering the ins and […]

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Motorcycling nature report: Eaticus Whilstdrivingcus

Motorcycling nature report: Eaticus Whilstdrivingcus

It might be a heightened sense of awareness while riding a motorcycle. It might be that I sit up higher than I do when in my car. But I see all sorts of weird people and odd behavior while riding. This may regrettably be an ongoing feature: my motorcycling nature report. Today’s specimen is the […]

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Rainy Monday ride

Rainy Monday ride

It has been raining since last Friday (technically wintery mix then), but yesterday I rode into work anyway. Light rain, no problem. It didn’t rain a SINGLE DROP from 9AM until about 3PM, and then it started to rain more and more. By 5PM it was steady; by the time I was on the highway […]

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How to spot an unmarked police vehicle (Virginia, USA)

How to spot an unmarked police vehicle (Virginia, USA)

I spend a fair amount of time on the highway. I have a fifty-plus mile round trip commute every day, plus need to take the highway to get to the fun stuff. Motorcycling for pleasure also tacks on more road time. Add this all together plus my propensity to, uh, push boundaries and you develop […]

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