Seattle rap act Macklemore & Ryan Lewis today released their video of the song “Downtown.” Which is full of scooters. Which is why I’m writing about it! :D
I must say, it’s nice to be back among the living. And it was even nicer to discover I can drive my car just fine… I don’ need no steenking hand controls! So I pointed the More Expensive Ford Taurus with a Different Grille toward Seattle, and the first annual Riders Show.
Bellingham has had perfect riding weather lately. Sunny, warm when not hot (90°F has happened many more times than usual this summer), there are scooters running around. Not a whole lot, but more than you’d see during the rest of the year.
But nothing like the numbers you’d see in India. One scooter in particular recently passed a major sales milestone.
It’s August, and that means the thoughts of many turn to the famous Salt Flats at Bonneville. But not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
I still can’t believe it’s been six months since Safety Ed brought me to the Emergency Department at the VA Medical Center in Seattle. It’s been (sorry) a long, strange trip, but it’s about to come to a conclusion… I will be going home later this week.
In case you’re just joining us, back in February I got really sick which made having my right leg amputated below the knee necessary.
Since then, I was sent to a skilled nursing facility to recover from the surgery, then returned to VAMC Seattle for physical and occupational therapy. The picture shows the latest version of a prosthesis I will be wearing for the rest of my life. Unless, of course, someone discovers what gene switch to flip to make amputated limbs grow back, as some reptiles can do.