Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Entertainment

September 20, 2013

FRIDAY: Send in the clown (nose)

I don’t claim to be an expert on bike riding. I just own the coolest bike in the county. But don’t ask me for advice on what to wear to a bike ride.

As you know, last Saturday, I planned on riding along with whoever else showed up for the 2 Rivers on 2 Wheels annual bike tour. That meant getting to Riverside Park before 8 a.m. So I started the weekend by losing at least an hour of sleep I’d rather have kept.

Not only that, it was brrrrrrcold on Saturday. Did you open your front door then? If not, lucky you. It was about 40 degrees out. That’s the same temperature you’re supposed to keep your refrigerator at.

I was going to be pedaling my way through a county-sized refrigerator. Talk about extra-large.

You know how the folks that restock the milk in grocery stores dress? Fleece vest, sweatpants, gloves, thick hat? Yep. That’s about what I looked like. Next I’ll be wearing a Martin’s badge. “Hi!” I’ll say through chattering teeth. “C-c-can I help y-y-you f-find anyth-th-thing?”

You’ve got to understand, I don’t deal with the cold very well. I’ve lived about eight months of my life in air conditioning — and I actually enjoy 80-degree heat. Temperatures at half that just aren’t my thing.

I was pretty happy when the weather had warmed by the time the ride started. Well, warm enough that I could take off my gloves after I got about 6 miles out. Warmth is all relative.

And boy, was it gorgeous out. I had my sunglasses on, looking all cool, but through them I could hardly keep my eyes on the road and off of the trees-corn-beans-flowers-houses-gravestones-birds-moreflowers-pothole-oops-swerve … you get the idea.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Entertainment
  • Music-Shawn Mendes-3 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts NEW YORK (AP) — Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform. The teen singer says he would pick the hits he would cover — and the sections of the tracks — an

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Britain Prince George [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Big milestone for Britain's little prince LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in Wash

    July 22, 2014

  • Comic Con-Toys [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Weird Al Yankovic Portrait Session-9 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] 'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who are cove

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Fonda, Kardashian voice Fox animated episodes BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman are among the guest voices on "The Simpsons" this fall, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of "American Dad." Fox said Sunday that Kardashian plays an a

    July 21, 2014

  • :Sex Tape" movie poster Movie preview: “Sex Tape”

    Plot: Though they’re still very much in love, ten years and two kids have cooled the passion for Jay and Annie. To spice up their relationship, they decide to make a home video of themselves.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • "Planes: Fire and Rescue" movie poster Movie preview: “Planes: Fire and Rescue”

    Plot: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • "The Purge: Anarchy" movie poster Movie preview: “The Purge: Anarchy”

    Plot: A defenseless young couple find themselves stranded in the city on the one night of the year that all crime, including murder, is legal, in this self-contained sequel to the 2013 sleeper hit.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • [friday]: Let's shoot the dog Some people buy new tools. Others buy new shoes.I just bought a fancy-schmancy new camera.I could tell you it was a birthday present. My birthday isn’t for several more months, but my cousin’s birthday was this past Sunday. My mother’s birthday was W

    July 18, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

The Pence administration continues to cut Indiana agency budgets despite a state surplus of $2 billion. Is this wise management of state funds?

Yes
No
Not sure
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.