Monday, October 16, 2006

Trimama is ready, Ironwil's lacky is odd

Ok. Just got off the phone with the Trimama. She is totally READY! She had just finished a swim with Kahuna, Robo, Comm and Tridaddy (tarheel). She was freaking out last night because she's never race swam in the ocean before. Sounds like this mornings dip was a huge confidence booster.

Iron Wil's side kick requested to talk to me. Kinda Funny....I swear the second sentence out of his mouth was a not so veiled threat to pull my geek captin status if I did'nt post more. Uh....Yeah..well maybe Mrs. Ironwil's sidekick and I should compare notes on what it's like TO LIVE WITH A SPOUSE WHO IS TRAINING FOR IRONMAN. It tends to be a wee bit busy :)

Which reminds me of something I heard last week when I pulled out the Ipod and dialed up the last Get Your Geek On podcast. I do enjoy the show with the ever gracious Iron wil and some other guy. It's funny... I swear that I heard Iron wil's assistant call out the Taconite Boy about my much exaggerated liking of Kelly Clarkson (thx dear). Iron Wil's lesser half stated that my enjoyment of Ms. Clarkson represents serious man card violations. Again...I kinda this funny...coming from a guy who likes to "fit into his skinny jeans" and "has no domestic construction skills".

Well Wil, you gotta work with the hand your delt ;)

Wow this is totally amazing. All of this years focus has been towards this Saturday. The Tri Geek Alliance is going to be just fine, and I can't wait to hug everyone of them after they cross that finish line!

Tac out

Monday, October 09, 2006

OOOO...I'm so in trouble

Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Not that I have that much time on my hands. Now that I'm taking a month off from all training, I have more time for marketing my company, spending more time with the kids on homework, supporting Mrs. Taconite (Trimama) for IMFL and driving...I mean selling this-

I wish I could say this is my off season toy, but it's not. My good friend, I'll call 'Bones' has moved himself, wife and six kids to Hong Kong to take a international corporate position (did I mention the cars fast?). He needed to sell his Mitsuibishi Evolution, but didn't do it before he left. I volunteered to help him sell it since it's tough to give a test drive when the cars in Minnesota and your in Asia (did I mention it has 260 horsepower, all wheel drive, sport suspension and goes 0-80 in less time then Trimama can scream at me to slow down? No?...Well its true.)

I've NEEDED to take the car out several...ahhh, many times to make sure I can properly understand and fully demonstrate all it's features to prospective buyers. I'm finding the usual response from passengers (or victims) is a sudden grip of the race seats followed by uncontrolled giggling. It must be the combination of speed and near death experience that leaves people with a sudden desire to laugh danger in the face. :)

As I alluded to earlier, Trimama is not so impressed with this mechanical wonder(did I mention I've done hair pin turns at 50?). I think tonight she pulled out the big guns by stating "What if you hit someone in that know you'd go to jail for awhile". O.K. I may be the blue collar Taconite Boy, but I'm not so dense that I don't get THAT hint.

Keep Tac boy out of prison, buy this car!

Tac Out