Aloha Intruder Family and Friends
Today’s ride was canceled due to weather, and as things go, it was probably a good idea. Half the day was wet, windy and downright nasty, and the rest was toying with me to gear up. But, each time I started to get ready, the weather changed. Now I don’t know if any of you know this, but I have been having a few challenges with my new and first laptop. It’s not like I’m some uneducated person. But all of a sudden I’m experiencing some frustrations in doing this blog. Yet, if I am anything, I am stubborn, and won’t have a machine call the shots, unless it’s my Harley. I already wrote this bio a few days ago, and I don’t know what button I pushed, but I haven’t a clue as to where it went! Maybe the iCloud has it along with the two thousand pictures I took while in Italy? Like I said, there are just some areas here that have reduced me almost to a sniveling idiot. On the bright side, instead of riding this past Sunday, I was given the last minute task of getting a birthday cake for my soon to be granddaughter. No big deal right, well that is usually how my life rolls, ya gotta work for it. So after going to Times supermarket and waiting at the bakery counter for twenty minutes, I decided to save time and do the rest of my shopping while this lady finished her bakery saga. I got everything and the three different ice cream flavors to cover all my family’s tastes, and went back to the counter. Yes, she was still there, with a seemingly endless need of bakery goods. The ice cream was starting to melt, so I put it back in its original section, not to gently by that time. I paid for my groceries and decided another market would hopefully prove more helpful. I then drove to Safeway with my previous groceries in the back of my car, and entered the store. Behold, there were two birthday cakes left and I got in line to do my grandmother’s duty. I was number three in line, and by the time I made it to the front, both birthday cakes were gone, really? But, as my mum always said, “there is always a silver lining”. I looked over to the far corner, and I spotted a very familiar color combination, orange and black. I believe a double take was truly made, because before was a Harley Davidson cake, orange frosting with black piping, and a miniature bike placed on top. Oh wait, this isn’t my birthday, so I sadly put it back and asked the baker if they had any other cakes with chocolate on chocolate, and to my surprise they did. I grabbed a new supply of ice cream and with the birthday cake safely in hand went home. Let’s hope that next week the weather will improve, and I’ll see you all on the road. Be safe out there and keep things simple. Aloha, Kanuk