Friday, May 24, 2024

Maripily Para Gobernadora de Puerto Rico 2024

 Los candidatos para la gobernacion en Puerto Rico estan compitiendo por el endoso del #huracanboricua tras Maripily ganar La Casa de los Famosos. 

Maripily me ha pedido que sea el jefe de su campaña hacia la gobernacion de Puerto Rico. Hoy quiero anunciar oficialmente que Maripily va a competir para ser la proxima Gobernadora de Puerto Rico en el 2025. 

Maripily sera nuestra proxima gobernadora. La Vampi como Comisionada Residente, Jovani Vazquez sera el Secretario de Educacion, Lisha sera Secretaria de la Familia, el Rey Charlie sera el Director de Transportacion, y Bad Bunny sera el director del Conservatorio de Musica y Compositor de Musica Folclorica en la Casa del Trovador. 

Tragos gratis para todos los que voten por Maripily, el #huracanboricua !!!!

Maripily for Governor of Puerto Rico !!!!

Con tanto problema en nuestra isla, mas Baile, Botella y Baraja es lo que el pueblo de Puerto Rico pide. Increible.

Monday, May 20, 2024

New Camera Mount For My Jeep Cherokee

More camera gear to add to my gadgets collection. The latest is a universal car headrest mount to use inside my Jeep Grand Cherokee with my cell phone or GoPro action camera.

The goal is to take pictures from my car interior while driving, to capture the car steering wheel, dashboard or instrument panel, and other vehicle light trails and city lights at night.

This new camera gear should keep me occupied in a couple of weeks when I travel to Puerto Rico to attend the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation on Saturday June 8th.

The top picture was "borrowed" from the internet, used for demonstration purposes only.

Photographs and Memories

Last night I had a dream about owning again my childhood dream bike. I was blessed to have the finances to purchase, and enjoy riding for six years the motorcycle of my dreams. A 1972 Kawasaki 750 triple.

I was able to relive some of those happy memories last night in a dream after looking at old photographs, following a conversation with a childhood friend. During the dream, it seems like only yesterday I could still feel the wind on my skin and hear the roaring engine accelerating on the highway.

Its been 45 years since I made the foolish mistake of selling my dream bike; she's still fresh in my memories.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Memories of Mom In the 50s - Throwback Thursday

This is a picture of my mother in the early 50's, long before she married my father. She is the skinny one in the center wearing a long white dress, and wide belt.

When I look at old pictures, I try to pay attention to people's fashion. I think fashion always comes back, it never goes out of style. To me they all look cool wearing elegant clothing.

Too bad mom is no longer with us, and I am unable to ask questions about these timeless pictures. I would love to hear stories of where they were going, and anecdotes of those events. 

Enjoy this Throwback Thursday!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Tyrannosaurus versus Triceratops

There is a black and white pic of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt going viral on the internet; he is shown posing with the last known Triceratops.

Even though the image is a photo montage using photoshop, there are people out there that believe the image is real. The photo has garnered more than half a million likes on social media.

On a related note, last year I was chased by a T-Rex after I had just finished eating Pork Tamales with Black Beans and Spanish Rice at my favorite Mexican Restaurant. Instead of helping me, my friend took a picture of the T-Rex chasing me, and put the image inside a picture frame in my living room.

Feliz Cinco De Mayo

According to Wikipedia, Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May" is a yearly celebration held on May 5 to celebrate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. 

It was surprising to me, to learn that Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the United States than in Mexico. I wonder why that is? 

Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, the most important national holiday in Mexico, which is celebrated on September 16.

Let me share another Wikipedia history tidbit:

- a historian by the name of Justo Sierra suggested in his book Political Evolution of the Mexican People, that had Mexico not defeated the French in Puebla on May 5, 1862, France would have gone to the aid of the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War and the United States' destiny could have been different. - 

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, I plan to visit a Mexican Restaurant in the city an order Pork Tamales with Black Beans and Spanish Rice. Yummy!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Two Wheel Tuesday

Gathering of the Nortons, my favorite annual vintage motorcycle event will be held this Sunday. It is the biggest antique and classic motorcycle show on the East Coast in the United States.

Ten years ago after the event ended and I was getting ready to ride home, the owner of a vintage BMW motorcycle parked next to mine asked me if I was riding the Kawasaki Ninja ZX14. By todays standards, the Ninja ZX14 is a very fast motorcycle which is electronically restricted to a top speed of 186 mph.

I replied in the affirmative, and said yes. The gentleman responded, "you got big cojones to ride that thing, that Ninja is a real beast on the highway amigo". I burst out laughing to what he said, and responded "yes, the Ninja ZX14 is very fast, but the posted speed limit on the highway is 65 mph".

His comment made my day. It's been ten years, and to this day his innocent observation brings a smile on my face every time I remember what he said.