Sunday, May 25, 2008

See Spot. See Spot Run. See Spot Fall. Track Spot!

Excitement galore! I can tell you've all been waiting days and days for this one...

Ok, so lets do a quick wrap of last post- I got my panniers to fit on my bike thanks to the great work of a local bike shop employee. Jeff, you're the freaking man, I'm buying you a house or a boat or something. So, that solves the "transporting gear" issue.

On to bigger and better things. Have you ever been sitting there thinking "Man, I wish I could follow Ross' EVERY move on his bike trip!" Well I know you have! And for that, I have a super special device. It's called the Spot Satellite Tracker. It's a wee little orange walkie-talkie looking thingie which can track/send messages for me anywhere on this fancy globe of ours. It works by satellites, which for those of you who don't know are magical houses in the sky which shoot lasers all around. And that's how we get TV and movies. Here's a picture in case you don't know... Ooooo fancy.

On a more serious note- here's the link. Forewarning though, I'm still working on the details of the system (how it tracks etc) but you get the general idea.

So lets see, what else has happened. Well, I shipped my bike out to Seattle, and it's due to arrive on Monday, the day before I do. Huge pain in the ass though, UPS quoted my shipping price at ~$70 when in actuality it was ~$170. Wee bit off the mark, but at least the job is done. I'm so going out of budget on this trip.

But enough of that boring crap. Why don't we take a step back here. Back to a time that was simpler, easier. Where people did things with a purpose and meaning. Like me for example. Who can't recall my time honored tradition of posting pictures of stupid injuries online?



Well, today we have a new addition to what will hopefully be a long list of injuries. Today I was using a ladder to take some stuff out of the ceiling of my father's garage. As compared to using the ladder nearly perpendicular to the floor, I was using the ladder at approximately a 50 degree angle. Like an idiot. Now I knew this was retarded, but somehow the first 5 times I did it, I didn't fall. The last time, the ladder collapses under me, and I take a nice 10 foot crash on top of it, providing me with this beauty!


So that's about it for today. I have a few items left to accumulate for my trip. Maybe next time I'll give the full layout of what I'm bringing? God, who wouldn't be excited!?!

And PS- Here's a shout out to my good friend Zak's blog! (Now we're even for not inviting you to my party~)

4 comments:

szs said...

Damn, Ross....how long since you've left your house? haha...

Anonymous said...

It's so stupid, like you hav nothing to do... go get a job! Pay back to your parents! And it's way more than 2,000...!!!! Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Get a job!!!!! Moran!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I feel tough when I post anonymously and make fun of someone for doing something that I would love to do but lack the balls to try!!!!11!!!1!