Friday, 19 January 2007
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:28 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 21 January 2007 5:19 PM CST
Friday, 12 January 2007
If you have been keeping up with the news you'll know that a rural boy, Ben Ownby has been missing all week. He got off the school bus and disappeared. In 2002 the same thing happened not far from where I live, actually about 20 minutes from here, Shawn Hornbeck disappeared the same way, riding his bike down the dirt road by his house and than he was gone. An unbeliveable event happened today, they found BOTH of the boys ALIVE in the same apartment building in Kirkwood, MO. Hornbeck has been gone since 2002! They have arrested a guy. The details are still sketchy, but it was the best news this community could get.I heard the news on the radio up in the barn tonight when I was feeding and I just started to cry knowing that these two kids were alive. WELCOME HOME!
SHAWN HORNBECK AND BEN OWNBY
Monday, 8 January 2007
Lady Wolverine sent me this link and I would like to ask you all to take one minute of your time and click on the link below and send a card to one of our Soldiers compliments of the Xerox Corporation. It doesn't take but a minute, the cards are made from Children around the country, pick one, pick a preselected message and they will do the rest. http://www.letssaythanks.com
I did get out and ride on Saturday, wasn't as nice as it was supposed to be, actually I woke up and it was drizzling out. i showered and put the gym clothes on and then...the Sun came out. Off came the gym clothes, on went the leathers and that's the rest of the story. (sounds like Paul Harvey). Yeah, so Chev let the Kat out of the Bag, Birthday is January 26th, 48 years old this month, wow, that sounds fuckin' old. I remember when my Mother was 48 and it seemed so old. But I guess I am old since I have a daughter who is 30. There is some truth to things get better as you get older, I wouldn't want to go back to where I was at 25 for anything. This is also my 21st year of being Drug Free and that's something in itself. Still like my cigs, still like a beer or a glass of wine now and than, but the illegal substances are gone forever. I want to congratulate my sister (and Hellkat sister) Powder for her 8 months of sobriety. The name Powder has nothing to do with her addiction, hers is Alcohol. She watched me struggle with my own addiction's and I have watched her for the past 30 years and she is clean and sober for the first time and I am so PROUD of her. I know that it's a day to day thing and I would personally like to thank everyone that is involved in an AA Program as far as sponsors Etc. for being there and giving the Support, you are making a difference in her life. I love you Vick and we're going to beat this thing this time, Love you,your Sis CG
Friday, 5 January 2007
So 2007 has arrived. It's 30 years ago this month that I bought my first Motorcycle. I stayed home New Years Eve, but the OM and I went for a nice ride on New Years Day, it wasn't to chilly, about 45 out. I could only assume that there were a lot of hung over people because the roads were empty. I'm going to get out tomorrow, it's supposed to be high 40's, 50's on Sunday, but I have to go to the dojo early Sunday morning and workout. The way the workout's have been going the past two week's, I'm whipped when I get through and I'd proably fall off my bike if I were to ride it in to the city, so tomorrow will be the pick day of the weekend. Our Spring like weather is supposed to come to an end next week, I have to get the OM's bike in for a recall and it's still suppose to be about 44 on Monday, so that would be the day to get er' dun. Thanks Chev for the early Birthday Greeting, it's near the end of the month. Have a great week, CG
Saturday, 30 December 2006
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
It's hard to imagine that a whole year has come and gone already. The hardest thing's for me this year were losing my Father-in-law and my sister Skat. Many of you have had your own personal tragedy's, my heart goes out to you Foghat on the loss of your Father and to all the people that have lost loved one's over in Iraq. It's hard to explain to someone who has never lost anyone close to them the grief that you go through, know that I understand and the Holiday's won't be easy for any of you without the one's you have lost, but it will get easier with time.
Had a really nice ride on Sunday, it was so warm out, about 65 in the afternoon. The OM and I took off early and went and had breakfast, than rode down 55 to Perryville, cut over at Chester, MO. into IL. and took the river road back up, we knocked off a couple hundred miles plus. Not to much else going on other than going north this weekend with stop's in Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I'm driving my truck, this time of year would be foolish to try and ride a bike into WI and MN, plus I have a lot of present's and stuff to haul up there. I'll try and check in here if I can get to a computer between Christmas and New Years.All the best to all of you, CG
Wednesday, 13 December 2006
CAT AND BIRD TALE
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:00 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2006 9:31 PM CST
Monday, 27 November 2006
What a great week of riding weather, 70's here all week long. Not much in the way of celebrating Thanksgiving here, I made a couple pies and that was it. The OM and me took off and ate dinner out at a Restaurant and than took a ride down to St. Genevive, MO. I took Hammer for my ride of the day taking into consideration that he'd be a lot more comfortable to ride after a huge dinner. But Saturday and Sunday were Cruella's big weekend, put about 500 miles on her. On Sunday I hooked up with Cat and she was on her new Big Dog she bought awhile back. I think we turned quite a few head's with her on the BD and me on Cruella. We had planned on doing a updated photo of the two bike's over at Falling Springs, but when we got there, the Springs just weren't looking so pretty this time of year. All the Tree's were bare and the water wasn't flowing to well either, so we'll do that Photo this Spring when it's nice and green. Speaking of green, would you please send me that "LEAF" impossed photo that was done last year or so that you mailed to me of Cat and I at the Springs? You know who you are and what the Photo was. I misplaced it somewhere and would like another copy of it. I have a feeling this may have been Cruella's last ride of the season. She is do for some new gaskets, they are starting to weep a little, nothing serious, but I don't like leaking or weeping. I hear Winter is moving in on Thursday this week so it might be time. Have a great week, CG
Wednesday, 8 November 2006
DID YA VOTE?
If ya didn't didn't get off your ass and go vote, don't bitch if your not happy with all the changes that are going to take place. This was not a Rep-Dem thing, this was about change for our Country and getting us back on track where we were. It sucks to see us in such a deficit when we were so far ahead before Bush came into office. I got a sense of pride after walking out of the polling place yesterday knowing that my vote could make a difference and it did. Congratulations to Claire McCaskill (DEM) for defeating Jim Talent in Missouri. We need change and we need it NOW. I'm not much into Politic's, but I know enough that this Country is screwed up and something's gotta give.Don't think you've been getting strung along the past month or so for the (REP) vote, go check the gas pumps this morning. They jumped here overnight from $1.92 to $2.19 a gallon, hmmm... think someone is a little pissed off?
I did good at my tournament this past weekend, took first in forms and also won Grand Champion in forms. Sparring, well.....you probably know already what I'm going to tell you. There was only three of us, one got a buy, she automatically got seated to fight off for 1st and 2nd place. I had to fight this really Tall, BIG girl and the judges were making horrible calls, I couldn't belive the scoring, they weren't seeing my combinations, and the clock was running and I was getting pissed with the scoring, so I let it rip to the head EXCESSIVELY, the white flags came up and circled, end of story.Indian Summer is back, 70's here the next two days and I'm sick with a head cold, go figure.I just found out that I'll be riding down to Florida in May for my Grandson's graduation, me and the OM are going to get to take a road trip together, it's been awhile, looking forward to the ride. That's two trips to Florida for me this year , haven't been back there since '93 or '94. Have a Great Week, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:25 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2006 10:48 AM CST
Friday, 20 October 2006
CONGRATULATIONS STL CARDINALS!!!
Sunday, 8 October 2006
Congratulations to the ST. Louis Cardinals!!!!!!
Sunday, 1 October 2006
Posted by CruelGirl at 10:19 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 1 October 2006 10:36 PM CDT
Sunday, 17 September 2006
SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME
I should have stayed home and saved my money, I sucked at the Tournament yesterday. It was a LONG drug out Tournament and I did OK in forms, I took first place, but I wasn't ready or focused when it came time to spar. The ref told me I had plenty of time, that they were going to run a different division first, so I ran to change into my sparring gear and by the time I got back to the ring, they told me I was fighting, I didn't even have all my gear on. I made my first mistake by putting my wrong side forward, I have a specific side I prefer, don't know where my head was at, but it sure wasn't there in the ring. I got tapped with a couple of round kicks that wouldn't have killed a fly, didn't make a difference how hard I hit or what I did, the judge only saw what he wanted to see. Whatever, no excuse's, it was my own fault, I should have went home while I was ahead with the Kata win. But somewhere along the way they didn't annouce grand champion forms and me and a few others that qualified missed it, so it was over and done. Since it was their error, the said they would run a second one for the rest of us,this time I FORGOT my form halfway through. This has happened to just about everyone at one time or another, and it wasn't my first time, I just wasn't focused on what I was doing. I planned on riding Cruella into the city today, but it rained and stormed so I tried to get some stuff done around the house. Tomorrow morning I have to go get another tire for Hammer because I will be riding up to MN this week for the Benefit and even though it still look's good, I'm not going to push it. I'm bringing some of the RIP Patch's with me, so if you haven't got one on line, you can get one at the benefit this Sunday. Have a great week, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:27 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 17 September 2006 8:45 PM CDT
Monday, 11 September 2006
The flyer is posted for the Benefit for skat's Children on the Event's Page. I'm still numb, but the letter's and post's from all of you sure have been a tremendous help.If you have a bussiness and can donate something that we can use for a slient auction, it would be greatly appreciated. All of the info is available on the flyer. The Hellkats have also had RIP patches made that we are offering to Skat's friends and supporter's and you can get them from the Hellkats website at the Support Merchandise page. So I have been trying to keep myself busy and I took a 300 mile ride yesterday with a few friend's over in Illinois. I thought I was through with Tournaments for a while, but I'm going to go to one this weekend and work out some of my hurt and anger. Thanks again for all your support, CG RIP SWEETIE
Monday, 28 August 2006
There is going to be a benefit for Skat's children on Sunday September 24th at the Joint in Minneapolis. I will get a flyer posted as soon as it's available. The Hellkats have also cancelled their DareDevil Ride that was scheduled for this coming Labor Day weekend. We will reschedule it at another time as a Memorial Ride in Skat's honor. Please visit her page at www.hellkatsmc.com and click on the RIP SKAT.CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:33 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 28 August 2006 8:40 PM CDT