Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cabana Banana???

Growing up in the early 80s we had a boat. There are only a few things I remember about this boat..

1) It was yellow
2) It was yellow
3) We called it the "Cabana Banana" (because it was yellow, did I mention?)
4) Boats sink without the plug

I don't remember how long we had the boat or even the time frame that we had it. I guess it was the early 80's, because I do remember having to listen to "Ebony and Ivory" ALL THE TIME on the way to the lake.

I haven't thought much about the Cabana Banana in a while, at least not since I gave up my version of the Cabana Banana, but there is a boat in town that is for sale and when I drove past it I had to snap a picture. I'm sure Mom and Kelly will tell me how similar/different this "sighting" of the Cabana Banana is from the original....

Star Trek

Went to go see the new Star Trek. I stumbled across this pic of the previous "James T Kirk" and just had to post it...

Mom and I went to go see it over Memorial Day weekend. Dad was always a big Star Trek fan and I, in turn, became one too. I haven't see all of the original Star Trek TV series episodes (before my time of interest) but I've seen most everything since. All of the motion pictures and the Next Generation TV series for a while.

The new Star Trek was a great movie. I enjoyed the re-casting of the characters. Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov all did great jobs. Aside from the nostalgia of the characters; the plot, action and graphics were all very entertaining. This movie certainly lays the groundwork for another generation of Trekies.

When available on DVD, I will be making the purchase....

One note, this is one of the few science fiction movies that made the "in space" scenes slient. That usually doesn't make for good movies and it is something they only did a few times, but I certainly noticed it and appriciated it. Also, there is quite a bit of fighting in the movie, it certainly earned it's PG-13 rating.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Bike Goodie

From 2008 09 05

Installed a "Big Bar Engine Guard". I like the looks. It has a curved look rather than just circular, goes well with the lines of the bike.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

'09 Crawdad Days

Crawdad Days was last weekend in Harrison. It's billed as a "Music Festival", but rarely does the music interest me. Mainly it is good for the rides for the kids and the vintage cars. I didn't get a lot of pictures, but there were plenty of cars around the square, some of them didn't look like they had been driven since they were built. Anyway, Caleb had a good time riding the rides for 4 hours!!! Ah the energy of youth....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Branson Motorcycle Rally

Went to the Branson Motorcycle Rally on Friday night. The temp was really nice and it made for a good ride. The vendors were average. Talked with Wide Open Plastics. They make fairings for all sorts of bikes, mine included. I have been researching them for about 8-10 months now and being able to see the product first hand was very beneficial. Also spoke with a company out of Nixa, MO that does custom painting. They had some incredible stuff there, about 5-6 bikes and several helmets. The helmets are the only things I managed to snap some pictures for Heather and one for only, no purchases.. :)