Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of August Update (A Series of Interconnected Words)

Yeah, sure, BillyBlog has been trudging along. Just like BillyBlog killed my journal (which exists in its papery world like a wispy wraith), so, too, BillyBlog seems like the lost child of my thought process, Tattoosday having nearly eclipsed it in significance.

But there are still many of you loyal readers who check back every so often to see if I've scribbled anything new.

If you've visited during the summer, you may have followed my ambitious 41-day consecutive bike trek in honor of my 41st birthday, from July 3 to August 12, 2008.

Well, a funny thing happened. I kept riding. Melanie gets some credit here, she convinced me not to stop. So, as of today, I have extended my consecutive day streak of riding the Raleigh to 60 days. And today on the sixtieth day, I passed 505 miles. In other words, I have ridden enough since my birthday to pedal past Cleveland.

What else is new?

Shayna's new favorite show is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She had her first Fall soccer practice on Friday and her first game in the new Bantam division of the 68th Precinct Youth Council soccer league will be next Saturday. Hopefully, we'll have some new GSD (Gratuitous Soccer Dad) posts in the months to come.

Jolee is about to start Seventh grade. 'Nuff said.

And we are approaching the three-year anniversary of BillyBlog (disregard those back-dated posts).


M.Lane said...

You are a better man than me. I am just not riding like that. Then again, I'm a lot older than you, my legs are trained to turn into restaurants and saloons.

I agree completely about the effect of a blog on a a magic wand my (week old) blog made my journal vanish!!

I enjoy your blog a lot! Thanks! If you get a chance to check out mine at I would like to know what you think.

Ben said...

Hey! M. Lane came over from a link on my blog (, dontchaknow). He's got a great blog too by the by.

But don't stop riding, Bill. I just turned 41 today and I don't know what I can do for the next consecutive 60 days, maybe eat chocolate or something lame. You on the other hand, are taking positive steps to improve your life.