Saturday, February 07, 2009


I was in Vegas for work last week and the cold I have got worse. Sore throat, phlem, chest congestion blah blah. On Friday the doctor gave me some antibiotics to clear it up. After 2 days it is a million times better. I was able to get back on the bike today and had a good ride.

Speaking of Vegas, could there possibly be a tackier city in the world? Don't get me wrong, I have had some fun in Vegas, but that place is just over the top. It also has a lonely feel to it even if you are with other people. It is hard to describe.

I was waiting in baggage claim for my boss to arrive into Vegas so that we could head to the MGM together. I was sitting way off in a corner all by myself. I turned my head right. Nobody. I turned my head left. Nobody. Time to rip one. RIIIIPPPPP. I turn my head left and a chick is sitting down two seats away. The glances started. YES I FUCKING FARTED. WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM?? YOU HAD TO JUST APPEAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NOBODY WITHIN 25 YARDS OF ME A QUARTER SECOND AGO. Why does that always happen? Somebody please tell me.

I have a big racing weekend coming up in two weeks. I am looking forward to it.


Blogger Ron said...

Good luck for the race. You're the man. Nice to see you back blogging again.

2/7/09, 7:41 PM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

OMG Chris, you've made my day! It's the law of attraction!

BTW, thanks for your kind concern, you are so sweet (even though you fart, like who doesn't), The group I'm leading is the 5 hour group, that is the time anticipated to finish the marathon, today's run is only 13K, so maybe 1 1/2 hours or a little longer, we run at 8:00 per km....

Hope you are feeling better and again glad you are back !!

2/8/09, 3:53 AM  
Blogger Itchy Bits said...

The question is did she move? You would fit right in at Barnes and Noble. It seems all the duffers stand in the aisles and handle all the books and fart. I've been gassed out on many occasions when I've picked the wrong isle.

2/8/09, 5:08 AM  
Blogger Zach said...

We Men Fart!

Good luck with your race in two weeks. And like Ron said, good to see you're back to blogging. I'm looking forward to your posts this racing season! I'll have plenty to say with the upcoming track season!

2/8/09, 7:37 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

passing gas is a normal bodily function, bro.... lol. i love it! you 'da man!

i haven't been to vegas in a very long time and really have no desire to go. there has been talk of having our managers meeting there and i dread the thought of it. i understand the "hard to describe" feeling you speak of. kind of a melancholy state of mind. ahhh well....


2/8/09, 8:08 AM  
Blogger Jeff Moser said...

Vegas is like the drunken brother-in-law to northern Nevada. I don't much care to go down there.

2/8/09, 8:42 AM  
Blogger Here and there said...

LMAO! Next time sit down next to an old guy, helps to have someone to blame it on.

2/8/09, 10:32 AM  
Blogger Buttsy said...

So you got back on the bike and seem to be somewhat turbocharged

I went to Vegas about 15 years ago (in fact might have been longer ago) is an amazing place, nowhere quite like it is 24/7 and I can understand the lonely thing.....I spent four months in the states and Canada...fantastic loved it loved it loved it and I think I want to go too many other things to cross off my "Things to do before you die list"

2/8/09, 2:32 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ron - I enjoy your blog topics. Keep it up.

Lily - I know. What is it with fart attraction?

Itchy - she didn't. She braved it out.

Zach - good luck with the track season.

Blue - I figured a guy like you would get to Vegas often for the underground arm wrestling tournaments.

Jeff - they are still building like crazy down there. Have they not received the news yet that the economy sucks?

Oregon - no doubt! I never thought of that.

Buttsy - I love visiting Australia. Maybe we can work out an exchange program. HA!

2/8/09, 7:44 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

hey chris, i think "here and there" called you an old guy! lmao! how sweet is that, eh? :)

2/9/09, 4:54 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Blue: She said next time "sit down next to an old guy". I will have to keep my distance from him in the future!
Chris: Las Vegas is awesome. The architecture, the fine dining, the natural beauty of the streams and rivers and forests. What's not to like?

2/9/09, 5:09 AM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

My first week in grad school I walked into the dept. mailroom and there was one prof and another grad student just rolling on the floor with laughter. They had just read some scientific article that said the average person produces something like 3.7 liters of flatulence a day. Next time a chick gives you the look after passing one, just say something like 'just 3 liters more to go to meet my daily quota'.

And Vegas always was a weird place, it has just become more weird in the past 15 years of so. I remember being there 20 or so years ago and Excalibur was new and all by itself out in the middle of nowhere between the strip and the airport.

2/9/09, 10:52 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

Sorry I haven't been able to check in for a while. Great to see you back and it's also great to hear you're back to racing. It's also great to hear about your gastronomic surprise! Freakin' hilarious!
I got a lot of "greats" for you huh?

2/10/09, 3:58 PM  

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