I Can’t Think of a Clever Title Today

What kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids that climb on rocks.
Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox . . .

Forget that! Today my theme is “What Kind of Chimney’s Dwell in Hastings?”

Stubby chimneys . . .

Chimneys made of rocks . . .

Tall chimneys . . .

Old chimneys . . .

Even chimneys among these blocks.

I never realized how many chimneys MY Town has until this year, and by “this year” I mean the last four days. The good thing about that is I can easily meet the January Challenge on any given day. The bad thing is that there are SO many chimneys around here that I feel ashamed that my house doesn’t have one.

Even this little shack has a chimney. Sure it’s not as big as the chimney on the main house, but it’s still a chimney on a shack. (Note: Shack is an “sh” word.)

It was a very pleasant day. The temperature has risen to almost 30-degrees(F) so I had plenty of time to ride before I started to get cold. And my fingers didn’t freeze during my many picture-taking opportunities. They did get cold, but they warmed up almost as soon as I put my leather choppers back on. I guess what I’m trying to say is: “Don’t think for a minute that I’ve forgotten the other part of the January Challenge.”

CHoppers. (Just in case you didn’t know that leather choppers are the best handwarmers known to mankind.)



WHeels (Not just regular wheels, but wheels on top of cornstalks.)

SHarp (Let this picture be a lesson: be careful while biking with an icicle.)

CHeeper (Not a mini-cheeper like a sparrow, but a deeper, more hardy cheeper. In case you are only familiar with an eagle’s vocalization from the opening credits of “Northern Exposure” and think that is the real thing, I’ve got news for you. That noble “CHREEEEEEEEEeeeeee” is the cry of a hawk. Eagles sound more like seagulls.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

1 response to "I Can’t Think of a Clever Title Today"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 4, 2022

    Hastings would have to be the chimney capital. I vote ‘evaporative air-conditioning roof towers’ for next challenge, I’d murder that one. Speaking of murder, an icicle would make the perfect weapon as it would melt later.

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