As Dr Seuss says oh the things you will see

Well my freinds this is a crazy and screwed up world we live in . And as i spend my working life as a long haul driver i get to see a side of the world most of you cant see. I see all the citys in North America from the back side. Not the pretty side you see on tv but the real city hiding in the back streets and industrial parks. The true underbelly of the place what i like to call the swub. That means the soft white underbelly. So come along and see our world and the many characters that are hiding in plain site on your highways and roads. my fellow drivers and the supporting staff that keeps them going.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Day

Well the day started well I was up on time and on the road well within my schedule. When surprise surprise the day became some thing out of a worse case scenario book. Some body decided that slamming into a stopped car at 0700 am was a great thing to do. And then it being interstate 81 in Virginia the traffic backed up for seven miles at least that's where I was sitting in line. It was backed up well behind me so thousands of people got to relax and fume on the highway with me. Two and a half hours wasted and I will not get it back. Days like today can really throw off your groove because not only do you sit on the highway for hours watching a little rug rat picking his nose. But once you begin creeping and then move again your stuck in a pack of a thousand cars and trucks all wanting to make up lost time. So the madness and mayhem begins and you have gone from bored to scared for your live. There is nothing worse than a guy two hours late for work racing a family on vacation with a car full of restless kids and an agitated wife. They have no fear of an oversize load they do things that scare and amaze  me if I tried that my wife would kill me the semi would be the least of my worries. So my fellow motorist what can we learn from this RELAX when stopped on the highway and tell Junior to stop picking his nose and when we start moving remember your never going to get the lost time back so relax and go with the flow. My blood pressure will thank you.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rain And Truck stops

Well what I have to say today may make you a little queasy but you need to know. Most people don't see the good in an afternoon rain shower. But as a truck driver i have a little different slant on it. I see it as a great thing its mother nature flushing the urinal. Yes you read that right the URINAL. It seems that some drivers are much to exhausted to walk all the way to the truck stop so urinating around and on their trucks is the order of the day. It is like a pack of wild dogs marking their territory. So granted on a 30 degrees day the lot does smell some thing terrible. Its just a thought but if they walked inside to do their business do you think they might walk off some of the excess weight? And when it rains you need a good down pour to wash the lot clean not a sprinkle that only reconstitutes the pee and that is worse. So my fellow drivers lets stop acting like wild wolves marking our manly territory. Walk your lazy ass inside and use the fancy porcelain urinal the truck stop installed and then don't forget to wash your hands. You pigs!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Confections of a Domestic Goddess: DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SCONES

Hello all who happen along my blog please check this one out. The baking here is the best in the world i can attest to that as I have intimate knowledge of the love and care that goes into it. So go give it a look and don't blame me if you drool on yourselves                                                                                              Confections of a Domestic Goddess: DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SCONES: "

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why Truck Drivers Need A Sense Of humor

After twenty three years of driving a truck I have come to the conclusion that the thing you need most to survive in this industry is a sense of humor. You spend most of your time dealing with stressed and harried folks that think that your going to destroy what ever your loading on the trailer. Approaching them with confidence and professionalism does not always work but I have found that a sense of humor works all the time. It makes you human to them and allows a more personal relationship. And being that you have formed a some what bond they feel a little more at ease. And of course after servicing a customer for a while the relationship will grow and working with the customer becomes a joy and something to look forward too. That being said a sense of humor also helps just coping with this job. Because nothing ever goes as planned if you think it will happen chances are it will not and the reverse is also true. Getting your britches in a knot every time will only give you an ulcer. But the ability to look at every thing with a twisted sense of humor allows you to laugh off most of the changes. So don't take everything so hard relax and laugh at the world any place this crazy should not be taken so serious.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Home again

The trucking gods have smiled on me and i have been around the house alot.The last couple of weeks. That Has worked out well as I have got to spend some time with Sweet pea and the boys. But i need to get back to work and make some money. Spring is finally here and i want to go enjoy it before all the tourists invade the countryside. The bears are already out and about. I saw a few brown bears mucking about in the ditch on the way home from Edmonton last week. And its nice to be around home right now as the Stanley cup finals began last night its nice to be where they are pumped up for the play offs. GO CANUCKS. Once i cross the border Friday the energy will be gone Arizona is not a place to get hyped on hockey. Well i am off to enjoy my day at home. Try to enjoy yours