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#51 PieDoh

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:00 AM

I don't know what's worse...Running my butt off all over the YewEssAyy, just to earn some money to live on, or Spending all of it everytime I get home....I guess we all live that way to some degree or another...

Got my taxes done....should get a refund before Vibes...:smile:

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

I don't know what's worse...Running my butt off all over the YewEssAyy, just to earn some money to live on, or Spending all of it everytime I get home....I guess we all live that way to some degree or another...

Got my taxes done....should get a refund before Vibes...:smile:


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#53 PieDoh

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:01 PM

So, I am "available for a load" as of 8am today....still waiting for a load...


Cumon fuckers, I know y'all got a load for me....:funny1:


Wait......what?:angel:

#54 PieDoh

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:02 PM

still waiting....0 miles so far today..

#55 foo

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:18 PM

So, I am "available for a load" as of 8am today....still waiting for a load...


Cumon fuckers, I know y'all got a load for me....:funny1:


Wait......what?:angel:


sounds like something I would say!

#56 PieDoh

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:34 AM

249 today...sitting in Columbia, NJ...

#57 PieDoh

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

sort of OK day....429, but out of time at a shipper in York, so, I'll take my break, then head for Ohio in the am...


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#58 PieDoh

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

Sio....went from York,pa to west of Youngstown, Oh....then down to Massilion, where I'm gettin' loaded....shame I can't drink on the road..:smile:

#59 Tabbooma

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:54 AM

:smile:

#60 foo

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:46 AM

and now?:dunno:

#61 PieDoh

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:49 PM

today began in Manawa, Wi...headed down 41 to the Milwaukee By-pass, south to Elwood, Il...yep, elwood blues, and later I'll be at Joliet, jake..


:cool:

not a great day so far...so few miles....maybe I'll get something that takes me all the way thru the weekend...:wink1:


94 has improved somewhat...some new miles really nice...As with all others, "it'll be really nice when it's finished"

#62 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:51 PM

I'd love a destination itinerary so I could recommend eats! Still working on a good AR truckstop.

#63 hippiechickme

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

Yay!!! My husband is coming home for the whole weekend!!!!
Be safe and careful PieDoh!!! <3

#64 PieDoh

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:41 AM

thanks. 365 today...

my omgps was bad today

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

omgps


i read that fast and read it as "ohmygodpeoplesuck"
was i close? :dunno:


and yeah, they suck so BAD :bang:

i always say 'i LOVE to drive - its the driving with other people on the road that sucks'

in 8th grade, when pressed by teachers for the yearbook, i told them i wanted to be a truck driver :blush:
i believed it at the time cuz i had vicious wanderlust and was intrigued by the idea of learning to drive :lol:
seemed like the perfect job :lol:

my brother drove cross-country for england trucking co for many years
its a tough schedule :eek:

#66 PieDoh

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

i read that fast and read it as "ohmygodpeoplesuck"
was i close? :dunno:


and yeah, they suck so BAD :bang:

i always say 'i LOVE to drive - its the driving with other people on the road that sucks'

in 8th grade, when pressed by teachers for the yearbook, i told them i wanted to be a truck driver :blush:
i believed it at the time cuz i had vicious wanderlust and was intrigued by the idea of learning to drive :lol:
seemed like the perfect job :lol:

my brother drove cross-country for england trucking co for many years
its a tough schedule :eek:


Actually, I meant my "ohmy G.P.S."....My garmin tried to tell me "arriving at destination...on right!" Of course, it was on the left...


Today has been work...traffic was "prickly" i shall say...

390 so far and I need to get to Illinois tomorrow...from Indiana...seems easy unless you officially "run out of time"....sitting now, waiting to get loaded....then it'll be....find somewhere to park for the night and haul butt over to Mt Vernon, Ill, and then destination---(maybe) Kansas City, Mo area....

#67 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

In KCMO, hit up Gates BBQ. Avoid Jack Stack. It's crap...

#68 PieDoh

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

In KCMO, hit up Gates BBQ. Avoid Jack Stack. It's crap...


So...Jack Stack is Crap, you quip
And Gates is better fare,
If I get to pee in peace,
I'll feel so debonaire..

I usually end up at the Petro at Oak Grove
The salad bar is OK
But has been somewhat changed
Since they were sold to the same company that owns the TA's...

#69 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

That salad bar does look ok. :lol:

You ever make it to Iowa 80?

#70 PieDoh

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

dozens of times...I really enjoy the movie theater and nice showers. The restaurant is good...and the fast food is good too

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:57 PM

reading your travel updates, i feel like it was lucky that we got to meet up at the Martha Clara Vineyards event last year, PieDoh. haul something good to Long Island one of these days, and i'll cook a meal for ya.

#72 PieDoh

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:06 PM

It's a plan...Yeah, I miss seeing the few folks I know here. That was a good day....Not too many places that ship/receive out on the Island..


May have to plan some time off to get some social living done....:boogie:

#73 PieDoh

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:55 PM

368 today. It occurred to me today that I likely have driven through more construction than some have driven on regular highway...:sad:

#74 foo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

When are you coming back down here? I will gone June 17-24 & July 2-Aug 6!

#75 PieDoh

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:09 PM

never know, actually..


397 today....and I'm in ...er......well.....

a peculiar place.....


Peculiar, MO.!


Ranks up there with Intercourse, I'd say...:smile:



Worked my butt off today....unloaded..(a rare occurrence)...1021 tires, weighing 33,693#


Got aches where I didn't even think there were muscles...:plain:

#76 PieDoh

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:36 PM

Got up to the crack of dawn to get sent up to Kansas City, KS., to pick up a load of Dawn. How much does a load of Dawn weigh, I was wondering..
Turns out it weighed 42926#, including pallets....(for those who have a taste for Dawn)


310 on the day, and I'm sitting in East St. Louis, Il....


Allergies are going nuts the last few days....went through a half a box of tissues today..:cry1:

#77 PieDoh

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

529 yesterday....sitting in Dallas, TX, now, waiting to deliver..

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

171 on the day, and stuck in Dallas waiting for minor repairs to the trruck...oh, earlier I was actually in Arlington, TX, not Dallas....and now I'm in dallas.....big d....little A, double L a.....S


in the 90's and sunny here....

#79 GoPlastic

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:23 PM

171 on the day, and stuck in Dallas waiting for minor repairs to the trruck...oh, earlier I was actually in Arlington, TX, not Dallas....and now I'm in dallas.....big d....little A, double L a.....S


in the 90's and sunny here....


if you're stuck in Dallas tonight, you ought to watch the basketball game with some locals at an establishment that encourages hooting and hollering. that will probably be some experience.

#80 PieDoh

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:58 PM

if you're stuck in Dallas tonight, you ought to watch the basketball game with some locals at an establishment that encourages hooting and hollering. that will probably be some experience.


hoot mon, i knever havisit thim plazes....



but if I could go and get grogged, I might...:coffee:

#81 GoPlastic

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

hoot mon, i knever havisit thim plazes....



but if I could go and get grogged, I might...:coffee:


:lol:

heck with drinking - it's always fun to enjoy an important sporting event with the local yokels!!!

#82 PieDoh

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:18 AM

them locals travel in da same circles as I...


528 today, and winding down in Hammond, La.


Old nerve damage acting up today, weird pain in right arm....at least the allergies have subsided. :smile::plain:


I-20 today, texas "hill country"....nice and hot out....98

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:32 AM

Smooth sailing:wink: weird pain go away vibes!:smile: G'night Nightrider:mrgreen:

#84 PieDoh

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:49 AM

Day took me north of Baton Rouge to pick up a load...I thought for sure it was going to be another heavy load...but no, ...Much to my surprise it turned out to be light...made for a relatively easy day. Except maybe for one goofball who wanted to play games on the highway...some people just don't get it.....:crazy:


499 on the day...sittin' in Marianna, Florida...headed to JAX tomorrow....

#85 TheDHJ

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:50 AM

Cajun country! :dance:

I want to just ride along and write...

#86 cjtpaint

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:53 AM

What happens when you push that red button on the shift?

#87 PieDoh

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:17 AM

Cajun country! :dance:

I want to just ride along and write...



That can be arranged...:pimp:

What happens when you push that red button on the shift?


You mean the one that ejects the passenger?
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:08 AM

Day took me north of Baton Rouge to pick up a load...I thought for sure it was going to be another heavy load...but no, ...Much to my surprise it turned out to be light...made for a relatively easy day. Except maybe for one goofball who wanted to play games on the highway...some people just don't get it.....:crazy:


499 on the day...sittin' in Marianna, Florida...headed to JAX tomorrow....


:ura1::ura1: we gonna hang out?

#89 PieDoh

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

:ura1::ura1: we gonna hang out?


all depends....whenever I have hours availavle to wait, I usually end up doing that....So I'm waiting now, but no telling when I'll get the next "to do" message...:rose:

#90 mylightning2

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:23 PM

I'm very curious about that lifestyle. How is it at Secondi Brothers in Milford?:dunno:

#91 PieDoh

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

I'm very curious about that lifestyle. How is it at Secondi Brothers in Milford?:dunno:


quiet most of the time...that "corridor" gets a lot of traffic. most drivers there are pretty tired and just need fuel, coffee, or sleep...I usually park next door as there's less dust..:wink:

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:06 PM

Wonder if there are any truckers that don't drink coffee.

I mean do any of the truck stops serve a multitude of fine Harney & Sons loose leaf teas? Crumpets? Maybe tea sandwiches?

I read a crazy article about the underbelly of the trucking industry.

Not that this has anything to do with anything, but as long as I'm nannering senselessly. How about rodeo clowns...or bull riders? Those guys have interesting stories. I actually spent a few hours talking to a pro bull rider in the Denver airport on the way back from Dead tour years ago. He was a mess, looked like his face had been danced on by a few brahmas in his day. A video of our interaction would be a classic to have. A spun out kid off tour conversing with the bull rider that always places just high enough to get the loot for a steak, a plane/bus ticket, and the buy in for the next rodeo.

Yup, a couple of geniuses we were. My brain was leaking out of my ear and he was spitting out teeth every minute or 2, had to be good.:one:

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:03 AM

all depends....whenever I have hours availavle to wait, I usually end up doing that....So I'm waiting now, but no telling when I'll get the next "to do" message...:rose:


sent ya a pm with my number.... call me!

#94 PieDoh

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:22 AM

Wonder if there are any truckers that don't drink coffee.

I mean do any of the truck stops serve a multitude of fine Harney & Sons loose leaf teas? Crumpets? Maybe tea sandwiches?

I read a crazy article about the underbelly of the trucking industry.

Not that this has anything to do with anything, but as long as I'm nannering senselessly. How about rodeo clowns...or bull riders? Those guys have interesting stories. I actually spent a few hours talking to a pro bull rider in the Denver airport on the way back from Dead tour years ago. He was a mess, looked like his face had been danced on by a few brahmas in his day. A video of our interaction would be a classic to have. A spun out kid off tour conversing with the bull rider that always places just high enough to get the loot for a steak, a plane/bus ticket, and the buy in for the next rodeo.

Yup, a couple of geniuses we were. My brain was leaking out of my ear and he was spitting out teeth every minute or 2, had to be good.:one:


I'm sure there are...There are assorted Bigelow teas available at most truckstops, but no loose teas...


Nanner all ya want..It's a fine art!....:lol:

Have met some interesting truckers for sure...

#95 PieDoh

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

RED LETTER DAY



I get to meet a boardie at a non-boardie venue/event....



{first time jitters}





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#96 TheDHJ

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

You better call...she's still not really speaking to me because I didn't have time to see her last month.

#97 PieDoh

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:54 AM

called....
:mrgreen:

met....:mrgreen:

had a nice get together...:cool:


it's great meeting boardies....Turns out we probably met a long time ago at Wende's....



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#98 PieDoh

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:56 AM

269 on the day....Jacksonville to Tampa...sitting in Mulberry, waiting....waiting.....



:bang:

I don't like waiting...:sad:

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:53 AM

called....
:mrgreen:

met....:mrgreen:

had a nice get together...:cool:


it's great meeting boardies....Turns out we probably met a long time ago at Wende's....



:smile:



:heart:great time hanging with you too! :heart: was a perfect morning for a ride :heart:

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:58 AM

You better call...she's still not really speaking to me because I didn't have time to see her last month.


Oh Josh.....im talking to ya.... I just not around... can ya keep a secret??? :dunno:
<<~~ hassa new boyfriend! :coffee: I know .. i know...... start a thread! :lol:
I will stop in tinychat soon and fill ya in!!!:clapping: