Posted: February 24, 2009 in Calvin, Family, Motorcycle, photography, TV, Video

1iconflowerI’ve got another contributed article up over at Bodies in Motivation, if y’all are interested.


I talked to my sister for a good hour on Sunday. There are times where it seems like we’re not only attached at the brain, but we have the same bodies as well. We have the same skin, and the same hair. He had her gallbladder removed recently, as did I a few years ago. We, apparently, through a conversation that involved WAY too much information, have the same digestive systems. AND, get this. She has plantar fasciitis too, right this very second! So I sent her a pair of the heel cups that I’ve been wearing, and a photo copy of the care instructions my doctor gave me.

That’s not all, though. Last week she was house sitting for a little old lady in her neighborhood. Since my sister doesn’t have cable, she was indulging in some programming while staying at the lady’s house. So she says to me, “You know, I really like that Barefoot Contessa lady. I saw a show where she did these steaks in an iron skillet and now I REALLY want to try it.”

At which, of course, I boggled, since Calvin and I were planning on making those very steaks that very night. We “No WAY!”-ed for the next half an hour over that one.


Observant readers (hi, TB!) will have noticed by now several motorcycle pictures up in my Flickr account. Ever since I posted this entry and provided a link to the details of Calvin’s motorcycle, he’s been on me to post a “real” and “good” picture of his baby. Because the stock photos weren’t good enough (as you can see, ours has a bit of customization over the stock model), I give you the following. And, have I mentioned how much I love my camera? And my tripod? And my remote shutter release? It was almost dark outside when we took these – the better to see the frame lighting.

Exposure: 10 seconds. Aperture: f/8.0. Focal Length: 33 mm. ISO Speed: 400.

Exposure: 10 seconds. Aperture: f/8.0. Focal Length: 18 mm. ISO Speed: 400.

Exposure: 10 seconds. Aperture: f/8.0. Focal Length: 25 mm. ISO Speed: 400.

Exposure: 10 seconds. Aperture: f/8.0. Focal Length: 25 mm. ISO Speed: 400.

Calvin wishes for you all to imagine it without the backrest. I think it looks just fine with it on. I know I need it for my own comfort, for even short rides. The motorcycle has air suspension which isn’t as comfortable as normal shocks. Calvin will probably correct that with technical mumbo jumbo, but the upshot of it is, mama needs a sissy bar.


Finally, I must say the Oscars have renewed my obsession with Hugh Jackman. What a talented guy he is!

At practice:

The show:

Le sigh.

  1. Kim says:

    The Sister thing? I can relate so strong to it. Me and mine are sound so much alike I used to pay her to break up with nerds I dated in high school over the phone and we even fooled our own parents. We live 500 miles apart but many times are cooking the exact same dinner. Gotta love the magic of DNA!
    That there is one puuurty bike, yo.
    And I am in love with Hugh Jackman’s torso and chest. There’s a new Wolverine movie coming out this Summer and I’ll dork out just for the chance of a glimpse of that bod. ROWR!

  2. That opening was a nightmare…he just can’t “pull off” being a song and dance man. He would have had much more success if he spend more time showing his biceps…GREASE?!?!?!?!?!?

  3. iamheatherjo says:

    Gotta disagree with MTAE. Hugh Jackman actually is a very talented song and dance man. 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Kim – It’s weird, isn’t it? More so because I never used to think my sister and I had much in common, but I’m finding out otherwise now that we’re both grown. Also, YES, ROWR, and I’m totally looking forward to that movie. I really like Liev Schreiber as well. PLUS, Ryan Renolds is in it, too. A trifecta of NOM.

    MTAE – Now, now. Don’t be a hater. Also, YES OF COURSE GREASE WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY??? (end slavering Grease fan reaction)

  5. Laura says:

    Heather – See? You agree, so we MUST be right! 😀

  6. iamheatherjo says:

    Well, you can’t be in productions of ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Carousel’ and ‘The Boy From Oz’ (the last actually on Broadway and he won a fricken Tony Award for it) without being a pretty good song and dance guy. Just sayin’. 😉

  7. iamheatherjo says:

    Me again…and Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schrieber? I might need a moment to myself. One of my first entries when I got on wordpress was goofing around embedding pictures and admitting my crush on Wolverine…and Hugh Jackman, of course. Hahaha! (I don’t even care if Wolverine is actually supposed to be SHORT.)

    Oh, Calvin, the bike is nice too. 😀

  8. LL Cool Joe says:

    They are amazing photos. Can I use them to show on my Coolness Captured blog, of course giving full credit, plus a link to you here?

  9. LL Cool Joe says:

    They are amazing photos. Is there any chance of showing them on my Coolness Captured blog, of course giving you credit and a link to your blog?

  10. Laura says:

    Heather – We can swoon together in July!

    Joe – But of course you can use the pics! 😀

  11. LL Cool Joe says:

    Done!! Thanks here’s the link. They haven’t got quite the depth of colour yours have here for some reason but they still look excellent!

    Thanks again. I just love to add cool stuff I see to this blog, and these photos sure are. I wouldn’t mind the bike either! 😀

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