Thursday, March 09, 2006
More on the gas leak
The people who know me know that when I'm happy I get goofy as hell. So much so, that I might randomly post a picture of the Thin White Duke and the lyrics to Moonage Daydream. I make no apologies for this. I was in a good mood yesterday and I still am. This has much to do with my secret. I've been on an emotional roller coaster the last few weeks and I'm enjoying one of the peaks. If you come here strictly for motorcycle content I will do my best to indulge you but man does not live on bikes alone. By the by, if any of you happen to be readers of My Crazy Uncle I hipped him to the fact that he wasn't letting the comments show and he's got it fixed. He wasn't ignoring ya'll-don't forget I'm the Surly one. This brings me to an interesting tie in. I realize that you aren't supposed to give yourself a nickname but I named myself Surly. I was working in a job a few years ago and I got to the point where I was dis-fucking-gruntled. My loathing for the company turned into self-loathing and I just became a general prick. In hindsight the comany was never really that bad, I just let the stupid things that all jobs contain get to me. That's a hard thing not to do for anyone. With the exception of a few hubris hobbyists over there, the people that work there are quite nice and are just trying to earn a living. While I was there I was wanting uniforms to wear (I'm a machinist) and the company would not spring for them. I decided just to order my own damn clothes. While I was on the phone with the uniform folks they asked about getting a name embroidered on the shirts. That little light bulb went on and I had em' put Surly on a week's worth of shirts. Since then I've tried not to be the crab-ass of my past and the Surly name helps put things in perspective. Of course people who know me know that the truth is a little closer to squirrely than Surly. Enjoy some other internet surlyness.
http://www.surlybikes.com/ I've got one of these, of course.
http://www.surlygirlsaloon.com/ This place looks cool. Eat. Drink. Rock. Raise Hell.