Say a few prayers, send your most positive energies, blessings, love and if you can, donate to relief efforts. It is going to get worse before it gets better for the folks on the coast.

Wilmington cut off

Topsail Island photos

Say a few prayers, send your most positive energies, blessings, love and if you can, donate to relief efforts. It is going to get worse before it gets better for the folks on the coast.

Wilmington cut off

Topsail Island photos

Monday I was in Surf City, NC and took this photo by the fishing pier.

Here is what it looked like today (I wasn't there). Strength and blessings to all my fellow Carolinians. Stay dry and safe.


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littlejohn22:
OMG that is one powerful serge
budoviking:
Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington NC this morning- about 25 miles south of this location.  Winds are picking up inland though where I am west of Raleigh I think we'll dodge the brunt.

Ya'll keep it sexy out there. :-)

littlejohn22:
OMG this looks amazing
budoviking:
Nothing like a fine woman in black leather and  a fine motorbike.. :-)

Left the house around 8am this morning to head to the Triumph dealer to get the Tiger inspected for this year's tags. Got to the dealer and the battery died. OK, good it died at the dealer, but that meant I was going to have to wait around until they could get a tech to it (instead of just an inspection). BUT...it was...
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budoviking:
@littlejohn22 I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. Great cast. But the plot ended up being a formulaic rehash of the prior Ocean movies. Just substitute women for men.  The script had potential, but the dialog was flat.  The quips and one-liners that made the first one so good aren't in it.  Entertaining enough, but I'd rather have seen it on Netflix than spent the $s at the movies. Oh well.
littlejohn22:
OK, Netflix it is, thanks mate

Consider this...:-)

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victoriaboness:
My mom would get that
midnight:
Ahahaha this is awesome haha

Spring is finally cooperating! Put about 1000 miles on the Tiger over this past weekend. Miles and miles of twisties in the mountains of western NC, riding with my best friend from high school. And lots of good local craft beer at the end of each day! :-)

littlejohn22:
so happy the weather is wonderful enough for riding
budoviking:
Pouring down rain the next few days so glad I got it to scratch the itch last weekend!

Had a chance to meet one of my all-time favorite musician and artist last night in Durham. Todd Rundgren is on tour with Utopia featuring 3 of the 4 members- Todd, Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox. The new member is Gil Assayas- an amazing young keyboard wizard! Todd has had an amazing career- always evolving- willing to explore multiple creative directions, collaborations and vehicles- and...
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budoviking:
@deadguitarist - they did play it!  Here's a link to the set list: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/utopia/2018/carolina-theatre-durham-nc-3bec00ac.html
budoviking:
@littlejohn22- here's a pre-tour interview with Todd, Kasim and Willie- https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8283638/todd-rundgren-utopia-reunion-interview

Unbelievable final run for the Flying Tomato to win the half pipe. What a career.

When the greatness of the Tao is present
action arises from one’s own heart

When the greatness of the Tao is absent
action comes from the rules
of “kindness” and “justice”

If you need rules to be kind and just
if you "act" virtuous,
this is a sure sign that virtue is absent

Thus we see the great hypocrisy

Only when the family loses...
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littlejohn22:
that is so amazing... where is she playing?
budoviking:
Dunno.  Doesn't say on the YouTube credits. But she fills the stadium with a mighty sound!