Mirth Day

High there. …

On yesterday’s ride I noticed an electronic billboard cycling between judgments: “It’s Miller Time” and “You’re too drive to high.”

Ohhhhhkay. So, it’s fine to pop the top on a(nother) can of watery industrial lager while happily motoring through The Duck! City, but burning one is right out?

In any case, I suspect that if I’d been beered up or baked, I’d have crashed trying to decode that second one. Stone cold sober I nearly careened off the bike path and into the weeds.

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20 Responses to “Mirth Day”

  1. Pat O’Brien Says:

    I think the person that came up with that shit was high. Miller is probably in the pot business now. Juicer or stoner, Miller’s got you covered!

  2. khal spencer Says:

    I hear New Mexico has a new state song.

  3. carl duellman Says:

  4. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Speaking of high, the winds. Judas Priest, etc. I’ve had to dig into the camping gear for stakes and guylines to pin down the bird feeder.

    Now I need a few cinderblocks to pin down the birds.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      Same here. Right now it’s SSW at 31 mph with gusts to 45. Glad I am not in Bisbee facing a ride back to Sierra Vista. One time doing just that Sandy and I had to pedal downhill to the river.

      • Herb from Michigan Says:

        Man after reading about the winds, dust, fires and stoned drivers.I can see why it’s not all roses and bonbons out there. But when the weather is not trying to kill you or the cowboy drivers run you over in their Silverados, the SWest beats the SEast easily IMO. I know lightning causes some of the summer/fall fires but what is causing them in spring?

        • Pat O’Brien Says:

          Most of the INCIWEB reports show under investigation for origin and cause of the fire. Most fires turn out to be human caused after investigation. Some are from campfires, machinery use causing sparks, yard waste burning, or a cigarette tossed out of a car. Then you have the occasional act of arson. On some fires the cause is never determined.

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          Ayuh. I’ve only seen two causes named so far, both human. Dragging tow chains and welding. Darwin was wrong.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The “air quality” is off the charts. No, really. AirNow.gov says it’s “beyond index,” with PM10 particulates at 1410 (500 is bad).

      The sky has basically gone gray-white with blowing dust, and no, I will not be riding the bikey bike today.

      Bad air. Really bad.

      Click here to embiggen.

  5. khal spencer Says:

    Someone is reporting yet another fire, this one near Jemez Springs.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      Damn Khal, your neck of the woods is on fire. Over 100k acres burning. Do you have large stands of dead pine from bark beetle infestations?

      • khal spencer Says:

        The forests around here are drier than a matchstick. We have not had rain in about a month and were a little short of normal in many places anyway. Add abnormal warmth (which I guess is now normal) and bark beetles, and Bob’s your uncle.

  6. Si Little Says:

    Khal is in print in A.C.

  7. Hurben Says:

    Damn Hippies! get a haircut, get a shower, get a job.

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