Friday, May 8

Let Me Entertain Me

Tomorrow, there is a 6 hour race just 45 minutes from my house.  I considered it something to do, possibly.  I wasn't sure if I'd be recovered from PMBAR.  I wasn't sure I would have my shit together.  I wasn't sure it was a good idea.  I wasn't sure I really wanted to go in circles for six hours.

But then it sold out.  The good news being that the decision was made for me.  The bad news being that as soon as it sold out, I really wanted to do it.  You want what you can't have... meh.

So now I gotta self-motivate this weekend, the only "free weekend" in May.  Then it's the Pisgah 111k or the Pisgah 55.5k or both. I've decided I'm undecided as to whether I'll do one or the other or both.  I have decided that I'll need to decide at some point, but I'll wait till it's closer.  It will depend partly on weather and also on whether (or not I feel up to a double header).  A rainy weekend would mean going over two bikes in the four days before I head out to the Trans-Sylvania Epic, all while packing/brocery shopping/whatnot to get ready.  A tall order for a wee man.

Awkward segue.

Sonya Looney just wrote a very inspiring piece about her love for her Do Epic Shit socks.  She's very good at that... inspiring people by word and deed.

Unfortunately, I don't inspire easily.  Warm, happy words that encourage others to take positive action usually lose my attention without the inclusion of the occasional dick joke.  It's not you, it's me.  I'm a piece of shit.

Do epic me, apparently.

As a result of my "piece of shit" status, I much molar prefer my Fuck Yeah socks from 8 Lumens.

No, they are not made by Swiftwick, makers of my favorite socks on the planet (srsly, you should have like five pairs)... but when I feel like saying something to the world (with my lower legs)?

exclamation: fuck
  1. 1.
    used alone or as a noun the fuck or a verb in various phrases to express anger, annoyance, contempt, impatience, or surprise, or simply for emphasis.

exclamation: yeah
nonstandard spelling of yes, representing informal pronunciation.

And to be totally thorough in my research...


noun: exclamation 
a sudden cry or remark, especially expressing surprise, anger, or pain.
So fuck yeah, fuck yeah.  It pretty much covers all the bases for me no matter what the situation may be.

"Wanna do a 100 miler?"

Fuck yeah.

"This weather sure is brutal, isn't it?"

Fuck yeah.

"Wanna do a stage race at altitude and totally suck?"

Fuck yeah.

"Wanna bail on this ride and get something to eat?"

Fuck yeah.

"Wanna sleep in late, watch a Richard Pryor marathon on Bounce TV, and eat pop corn?"

Fuck yeah.

"Wanna ride in Moab in August?"

Ummmm... what's the high temps for the day?
Fuck yeah.

And so it is.  I sincerely wish I could be slightly more inspirational to others, but I have a hard enough time getting my own self out of bed every morning.  Fortunately, I'm a realist.  I know that I can't avoid the world forever, so knowing it's inevitable, I get out of bed and embrace the horror of it all.  Through bleary eyes, I manage to put the water in the kettle, get it to the stove, pour it in the press, wait five minutes...

and then, fuck yeah.  It's on.

Just not until then tho.

So, fuck yeah is more than a phrase, it's a statement.   It's tackling shit, it's avoiding shit, it's doing whatever shit stands between you and the next shit (even if that "shit" is taking a literal shit), but doing it with the accepting enthusiasm of just doing something while exclaiming "fuck yeah." 

Don't just be your own hero.  Be your own source of entertainment.

Or don't... because, fuck yeah.


Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah! I agree!

Montana said...

Does DeFeat make take epic shits underpants? I love sock month.

dd223 said...

use to read her blog years ago but it douches me out. yeah man!