Thursday, June 28, 2007

Save Ferris Bueller

Okay, we’ve all seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, so now you’re wondering why we need to save him. If you’ve got a good memory, you’ll remember some random guy walking the halls of Ferris’s high school with a Coke can saying "save Ferris Bueller" trying to raise money to pay for Ferris’s med bills. Ferris’s sister knocks the can out of the guys hand since she knows he isn't sick. Instead he was out on the town (Chicago) having fun.
So what does this scene have to do with Matt Weyen, it’s his blog right? Well we all gotta band together and Save Matt Weyen! Get out your Coke cans and collect your spare change, ‘cause Matt Weyen needs to go to Indonesia. The team has been invited to race the Tour of Indonesia, all expenses paid… But, there’s always a But. Here’s the catch, I’d have to miss two weeks of work and it would be unpaid since I’ve used all of my 16 days of vacation for racing already. On top of that, I would have to get an expedited passport and a UCI racing license ($350 total there). Anyone have a Coke can the size of the one on the local Red Bull-mobile? And it’s gotta be full of dollar coins, ‘cause that’s what it’s gonna take!
Wait! Don’t stop reading now; I’ve got more links to the Bueller movie! If Indonesia falls through and nobody reading this happens to live on a pocket full of gold (and truely thinks that the Weyen kid needs to go to Indonesia), the other option is to go to Elite Criterium Nationals … in Chicago. We won’t be cruising town in a Ferrari 250 GT California or lip-syncing Twist and Shout in the Van Steuben Day Parade, but we will be racing our Giant TCR 1’s in front of a (hopefully) large crowd in downtown Chicago. Okay, I’m fresh out of links to the movie unless you want me to get even cheesier.

On other news, Tara’s (my younger sister) wedding last weekend in Pullman, WA went well. Absolutely perfect weather and free beer = good (beer=good has been predetermined in the last blog). Now I’ve got another brother (in-law), Josh Gaines, and he’s cool (his family proved to be more fun than ours at the wedding reception too). The only drawback to the weekend was that the team wasn’t too happy that I missed a great race (aka battle) in Baker City. Oh well, the Elite National Time Trial is only two weeks off and more specific training is probably a better thing anyways. This weekend is a 3 stage race in Pocatello, should be fun. The following weekend will be camping near Elk City with my dad’s side of the family and then it’s off to Seven Springs, Pennsylvania for nationals!

So, here’s to another successfully completed blog – isn’t that just a weird sounding word? Like you could just say blooooooooooog, pronounced with a really long soft O and a bored looking face, almost like you’re gonna fall asleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...
Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

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