Thursday, May 29, 2008

Penguins on bikes

So many things of note, so few actual blog entries. This one is about 2 months old: I got my bike back!! You may remember something about the bikenapping of poor bikey a while back. So how about this - let me take you back to PA Primary election day '08. I was driving back to cranberry to stand at the polls and yell at republicans (not really) when my dear dear friend Emily calls to tell me that she and her beloved have spotted bikey on.... wait for it.... CRAIGSLIST. Yup, the brain trust that took my bike - in Pittsburgh - tried to sell it - in Pittsburgh. For those of you not familiar - it's a small city. So I call the cops, convince them to join me on my sting operation, and set up an appointment to purchase my dear bike. It. was. crazy. I IDed bikey and next thing I know badges and handcuffs are being whipped out of nowhere and that was that. Bikey is down some pedals, but other than that seems no worse for the wear. He and Bikey II seem to be getting along swimmingly.

What else has happened that I've likely failed to mention to everyone....

OH YEAH... the PENGUINS ARE IN THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!!! Sadly, I was in Dallas for the game tonight, but managed to convice a whole bunch of Stars fans (and one stubborn Ranger fan) to get behind my boys. Hockey truly brings people together. I know you're wondering, and I can't really explain what happened in the first two games... lulling them into a false sense of security I guess, but we're on our game now and the Red Wings should be shaking in their little space boots.

I was camping all weekend and am now in Dallas, so if you've sent me messages or otherwise tried to get a hold of me (Pete) I will be in touch, promise.

Here's to Lord Stanley!! Game 4 - Saturday!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Think Purple!!

I know, no updates for some time; I've been so busy I haven't had time to post to tell everyone how busy I am. However, the thing I am most excited about is this:

I joined
Tean in Training!!!

Team in Training is the brainchild of the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The basic premise is that you train for an endurance event (The Marine Corps Marathon in my case) and raise money for the LLS. A lot of money.

I know that most of you reading were friends with, or at least knew, Knapper. We lost her nearly 2 years ago to AML, a form of Leukemia. I would like to run this event and raise this money to honor her memory, and to honor and support everyone who is fighting a blood cancer.

If you'd like to support me, you can here:, but what I think I'll need is the other kind of support - good thoughts, good wishes and a well-placed "GO Chrisie". Those can be left on my fundraising page as well, or thought anytime between now and October.