adventures of beck

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fifty Needs a Home

“He is the happiest dog you’ve ever met … he gets really excited about the world, and he loves everybody!” [-Pamela Abare-Newton, President of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus (IDR+). And Fifty's current foster-mom] Dr. Augustin (the vet that fixed him up after he was shot) adds that Fifty’s injury will not in any way affect his longevity. It impacts “only his balance … and you can see that he has that. ... He’s running around!”

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Rudyard Kipling

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mug pictures.

Because I'm a freak for things like this. I know.
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My Review of Aladdin eCycle Recycled and Repurposed Travel Mug

Originally submitted at REI

What to do with 28,000 lbs. worth of water bottles? That's what we found ourselves asking when we pulled polycarbonate bottles from the shelves due to growing concerns over BPA.

Lines up fine, is best mug ever!

By singletrackfarm from Northern Illinois on 11/9/2009


5out of 5

Gift: Yes

Pros: Bike with coffee, Awesome, Great for biking

Best Uses: Biking

Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer

What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

I use the product to drink coffee and everything constantly. I buy coffee in the morning and then put the mug in my F-150 cup holder or in my lap (it never spills, EVER) or in my messenger bag side pocket while I ride my bike. I mix my drink by flipping the mug upside down and smirking. The lid is brilliantly designed, it has rubber to seal and plastic to hold the rubber. The gasket is both removable and replaceable, which means you can actually clean it, unlike other mugs. The lid is replaceable, see Aladdin's wonderful website. The lid lines up perfectly on mine and my husbands. I don't want to sound like a jerk but I think you have to be a little smarter than the lid. Maybe other cups are different but I know how to line it up for a left or right hand. It's pretty easy with practice. Did I mention it DOES NOT LEAK? Really. The only time you'll get some coffee out is if you fill it past the threads and then screw the top on. But duh, why are you doing that? Also- if you're having trouble with coffee flow, blow a little air into the tiny air hole. Sometimes it gets water trapped in it. The handle hooks well onto bike handlebars. It's the best mug ever. The lid screws on firmly, which is why it doesn't leak.


Sunday, November 08, 2009


I put new tape on my handlebars. Sonar is impressed.
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Still Missed.

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