Friday, March 20, 2020

2020/03/20 - Junkyard Dog

We finally got the results from Billy’s DNA testing. 

We have always suspected that she is not a purebred Labrador Retriever. 

We joke and call her “Fake Lab”. The ridge on her nose is suspicious. we tell her that she tricked us into spending $500 on a fake dog!

She’s a useless bum! She just lays around and sleeps all day. 

Seriously, I love her to death and have a special relationship with her. 

She seems to love me like no dog I have ever had. She is so happy to see me walk down the stairs every morning, that she looses her balance wildly wagging her tail. 

In fact, her personality is so much different than Satchmo’a and Trixie’s, my other Labs, that it added to my suspicion.

The results are in! She is half Labrador Retriever, and half Junkyard Dog.

Just kidding, I don’t want to know her pedigree, but that’s how I’m teasing her from now on.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2020/03/17 - Out of Business

Yesterday I received a Notice of Violation from my homeowners association, saying that I was running an unauthorized business out of my home. 

This morning I filed a statement of dissolution for The Pipe Man LLC with the State of Colorado. 

Just when I figured out a way to pay for mom’s assisted living. 

I’m going to have to rethink this business, maybe rent out some industrial space. 

The punches just keep on coming....

Friday, March 13, 2020

2020/03/13 - Today’s Batch


My pipes are now in 8 stores. I made a sales trip to Ned yesterday and visited 3 dispensaries. All 3 gave me positive vibes. I’m starting to enjoy the sales thing, now that I’ve overcome my phobia. 

Have you seen the Robin Williams video “Cadillac Man”? In the start of the movie, Robin Willams says how he just loves to sell. That’s me now... legend, lover, salesman!


PS: They wouldn’t allow me to visit my mom today. Due to the Coronavirus, her assisted care facility has banned all visitors until further notice.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

2020/03/12 - Carona Madness

This Coronavirus is scaring me. I’m not afraid of getting it, actually I’m mentally prepared for getting it, but my biggest worry is how it will effect the global economy.

If that goes in the trash, we might as well start worrying about dying of starvation. 

And I’m worried that the US is not taking this serious enough, and it will be too late to contain the virus as successfully as China has been able to. They have lowered the death rate from thousands a day to 24 yesterday. 

I feel like a real pussy, but I cancelled going to a friend’s memorial service because of this. The idea of shacking hands and hugging my old mountaineering friends who travel the world regularly just scares me. 

Sorry Brice. You were a good man, a better man than I.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2020/03/03 - The Pipe Line


My pipes are now in SEVEN stores, and so far I have sold  250 pipes!

I’m the pipe man!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020/03/01 - Just checking in

Yep, I’m still alive. 

Actually alive and almost well. My shoulder is almost better.

With 3 weeks left until Spring, I’m anxious to get beck on the bike. 

In the meantime I’m making the pipes. 

And doing lots of product testing. 😎

Friday, February 14, 2020

2020/02/14 - Valentines Day

Flowers, card, & chocolates always rings the bell!



PS: I fucked up with the flowers this year. In order to hide them from Val, I kept them in the car overnight. 

In the morning they were frozen!

Luckily they were still beautiful when she woke up, but when the roses thawed, the peddles just started falling off, and the next morning all that were left turned brown. 

Oh well! It’s the thought that counts right?