Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What party?!!!!

Here I am at my favorite coffee house, wondering what happened to the big party that was supposed to happen Saturday night. After the race, I was so excited to get my rig packed up and into the car. I was ready to party, wooohooo! But to my dismay, when we cruised through the Green Park, it was as if someone had flipped off a lightswitch. There were no lights, no music, no beer, no party goers, hence no boobies. It was dark and quiet. Too quiet! So A.J. and I just said "fuck it", and started driving home. I'm not staying anywhere after being that let down. Now I have a big plastic grocery bag full of beads. I'm sure I can find someone who wants to earn them. Sylvia, perhaps. We'll have to see about that.

Anyway, Saturday night notwithstanding, a good time was had by all. I had the best time I had in years, met some cool folks, and came away with a different piont of view. I dicovered a new way to enjoy racing, and got my head screwed on half way straigt. I can't wait to go see another.

Shout out to Brett, Candi, and Todd! Thanks to Brett for letting us sleep in his camper for 2 nights, and letting us drink his beer. I hope we can all hang out again some time.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Its all over but the party...

Well, 12 hours of Sebring is over, and guess what. The silent Audi I told you about won its class. Hooray. Not really a suprise. A.J. nicknamed the Audi "Silent But Deadly". It ran strong all day-night. I know I said that I wasn't that kind of commentator, but its not every day you see racing history in the making. I find that very exciting!!!

Now for the real story. I was milling about earlier, and I went across the track via the walkover bridge. And, lucky me, happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was just in the right spot when a couple of cars went under my feet. The vibration from the cars went up through my feet, right into my crotch. Too bad Sylvia is in North Carolina. Anyhoo, that kinda got me off a little, so I stood there for awhile. I leaned against the fence and waited for the cars to come by again. When they did I closed my eyes, and enjoyed the sensation. The only car I didn't feel was the killer Audi. Can't win 'em all, I guess. People walking by were looking at me as if I had too much to drink and coldn't find my way off the bridge. Oh no! I had found a new way to enjoy the race. A way that I highly recommend to everyone. Its kinda like stop and smell the roses. Don't just walk across the bridge to get across, walk across to feel the cars under your feet!

If you've never been to a race like this I recommend it to all. Now its all over but the party. Hopefully the bead gods smile upon me tonight! Let the titties fly, YEEHOO!!!!

Holding out hope...

I'm sitting here watching the 12 hours of Sebring. Remember that hot Audi I told you about? Yeah, the diesel. I watched as the Audi came into the pits to have some work done. As the pit crew worked furiously to change the front end, a cat, yes a CAT ran across pit lane! If you're watching the race on Speed Channel, you missed it, because they cut to Busch coverage, YUK! Of course, there has been alot of hot racing action, but I am not that kind of commentator. You know that from my last blog. I thought you'd all like to know what you missed.

I'm still holding out hope for tonight. I know I'll have a good time no matter what happens. With the company I keep, something interesting always happens. I'll keep you posted.

Here I sit...

Here I sit at Sebring Int. Speedway watching the cars go by. FAST! This is a historic race for Audi. They are racing their new TDI Power Diesel race car. This car is slicker than owl shit! What I find most interesting is watching it go by. While the other cars scream by like monsters the Audi seems to slide by with a whoosh. You can actually hear the turbo hum over the engine! All you conspiracy theorists will probably say "its alien technology they picked up in the desert at Roswell". Its alien alright, from Germany! These guys really know their stuff. This is probably the biggest advance in racing technology since the wheel.

I have been here since Wednesday, and have had an absolute blast! I have seen all the qualifying and practice rounds, races in all the other classes, but my intent is not to give you the stats and placings and shit. If thats what you want there are plenty of other places you can get alot better info than I could give you. You can read my friends write up of the whole deal on What I'm doing is summing up my experience here this week.

Why am I here? I'm the luckiest guy in the world I guess. My good friend, A.J. , whom I've known since High School, called me up a while back and asked me if I could come. I told him "HELL YEAH". He writes for the above link. He was able to get me in on media creds, and here I sit in the air conditioned media office, watching the race. Freakin' awesome! I figure if I'm in on media creds, I'd might as well write something about it, right? In the meantime, I'm getting treated like a spoiled ass brat. Free food, free drinks, and free frosty adult beverages. All I have to do is flash my badge, and I can go where "regular" people can't go. I have met drivers, vendors, TV persnalities, track officials, and so on. Hobb knobbing, rubbing elbows, shmoozing, aahhhhhh, I'll never be the same!

Of course I came down from on high to mingle with the "commoners" too. A.J. and I met up w/ some other friends and went looking for a good time in the Green Park. And we found it! We went and joined a big party, had some of the best bar-b-q I've had in a long time, some free adult beverages, and lots of fun. And of course we had lots of beads to go around. Most of which I still have. Johnny Lawman a.k.a. the Fuzz, came down to direct traffic, and keep girls titties in their shirts. Damn them! Hopefully the police will mind their own damn beeswax tonight, and let the breastsis fly. I'll let y'all know.

I want to shout out to some friends and shit. Thanks to A.J., without whom none of this would be possible. Hey to Brett, Candi, and Todd, who are the other friends I mentioned. Wassup to my sweetie, Sylvia, who sent me some cool pix on my phone to keep me entertained, WOW! I'll let y'all know what happens tonight.