Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Biker and reporter

A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt I should.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page...
So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.'

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

________________________________
U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT
AND

STEALS HIS LUNCH
________________________________


That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.

Monday, June 21, 2010

BBQ Quest - Snow's in Lexington Texas

In my never ending quest to find the best BBQ in Texas, the Katy Rattlers meet-up group was heading to Lexington, Tx. on Saturday morning. E-mailed a couple riding friends that I knew would be up for the long ride. We meet at 6:45am and headed to Rattlers meet-up location, we were able to get there by 7am and KSU at 7:15. The ride started out sunny and hot then 45min in the ride we hit some fog that kept us cool for about 30 miles.

We arrived at Snow’s BBQ around 10:45 and I noticed a line out the door. Having not done any research prior to the ride, I quickly got up to speed. Snow’s is only open on Saturday and they only cook enough to stay open until 12ish, so if you don’t get there in time too bad. They are not located near any major city so it is a good ride/drive for most. We waited in line for 30min before we could get inside. Once inside you were at the counter and only a few people away from ordering. The building is just a shack in size, but well maintained. I noticed lots were buying by the pound, not having away to bring home leftovers I had the 2 meat plate. Brisket and sausage were my choice of meat and it came with bread, coleslaw and potato salad, add a drink and my bill was just under $15.00. We decided to eat inside and found they only have 6 patio benches that hold 6 bikers each with more outside.


OK now for the food review. I'm not going to say this is the best BBQ in Texas but it is pretty F'n good. If you can tell me a better place I will be happy to compare. The meat was so tender you could cut it with a fork. One person did complain that is was too salty and too much fat. All I can say is my plate was clean and my belly was full. Also noticed everyone else finished and what they didn’t they sure wanted to take home.



I told my wife and dad about it, looks like I am drive there this weekend……


Somehow I managed to forget my camera and only have a few from my phone and friends.


The line waiting to get in.


Me standing by the sign.
Relaxing after we ate. Back of Snow's BBQ.


The ride up.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Smart ass kid

My teacher asked me what my favorite animal was. I said, "Fried chicken." She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right because everyone else in the class laughed.

My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too, especially chicken, pork and beef.

Anyway, my teacher sent me to the Principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too. Then he told me not to do it again. The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children. So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the Principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it any more. I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.

Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most. I told her, "Colonel Sanders". You can guess where I am now.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Super busy

Been busy with life. Looking back I haven’t even had a chance to write about my last rally. We had a great time and are heading out to another rally this weekend. Will try to find some pictures that can published here. I will do my best to get you caught up when we return.