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Posted by tomthacker at 11:25 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:27 PM EDT
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Thursday, 30 January 2014
Starting over
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Today
It would seem my last entry was in November of 2009. Almost five years. I'm still working for the same place, still spinning my wheels, but still hopeful that something better is right around the corner. I've started a commercial blog, and a book. I'm in a race to retire from the day job and pursue life while I'm still young enough to enjoy it. So i'm looking at blogging and writing, and marketing what I write. Plan A was to get my musical career of the ground but that's fading fastPlan B is the blog, and plan C is Tom's Heating and Air. While I would rather ride my motorcyclle and write about it. I wouldn't mind doing the same type of work I'm doing as long as I can turn down work I don't want and not worry about being on call. I have a three year window, but the sooner the better. I'm looking forward to whatever happens.

Posted by tomthacker at 11:50 PM EST
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Sunday, 15 November 2009
Mood:  down

I got up this morning intending to take my bike for a ride. So I go out take of the cover, turn the key and hit the started, it turns, but no start, I tried everything and ran the battery down. This is identical to what happened a few weeks ago and the plug was fowled, it never gave me a problem for a year, I guess its time for a new plug.

So i pushed it around front and did some work to it. I removed the warning sticker from the gas tank and also removed the Boulevard badges from the sides of the tank. I now have the "All Seeing Eye"similar to what was on the bike in "Then Came Bronson". I took a few pictures and then pushed the bike into the shed to attach the battery charger.

This may well have been the last bike weather for the winter, but maybe not. I don't believe I was riding this late last year, but its hard to tell what Kentucky weather will do.

I really need to get the bike to a parking lot and go over some of the basics I've lost. I was riding with my cousin a while back and he mentioned that I was draging my feet a lot when stopping. So the next time I went out I tried to pay attention to what I was doing and sure enough I was sticking my feet out and stopping with the front brake. This is not how I was trained and I know better. So my best bet is to find a big parking lot and just practice starts and stops for as long as it takes. 

 I think I've traced back my issue of the feet. I went to put the bike away after dark one evening and the dew had already started to fall and I dumped the bike in the grass, then a few weeks later I was trying to park in a grass field just after turning from gravel, I dumped the bike again. The second time I'm sure I had my feet down because of the wet grass and hit the front brake with the wheel turned.

Of course I can't practice when the bike won't start, soI guess I need to buy a spark plug.

Posted by tomthacker at 7:56 PM EST
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Sunday, 25 October 2009
Just another blog.
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: first entry

This isn't my first entry, this isn't even my first blog, well maybe it was but I have had several, and I deleted the entries here a while back as they were no longer relevant, and nobody read them anyway.

I had a myspace page, with a blog, and a facebook page, which is a form of mini-blog, and even twitter. I've said goodbye to all three.  I haven't updated myspace since last March, facebook just became to much drama, and twitter was, in a word, usless.

There was a time before myspace, facebook, and twitter, where web savvy people, and a rare few not so savvy, like me, had personal web pages, whese were written in html and posted to a web host, just like this page. Actually, the blog is different and wasn't here in 1997 when I first started this page, it  is an app provided by Lycos and Tripod.

I have links on here to another site where I keep genealogy info, I also  have one blog, political in nature, and another dedicated to my lack of musical talent and  refusal to admit it. those are on blogspot and I will post the links to my main page. I also have an account with youtube, photobucket, and soundclick.

Maybe one day I'll go into why I booted MS,FB and Twitter, but for now I just don't want to dredge it up.

Posted by tomthacker at 3:00 PM EDT
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