Wednesday, September 11, 2019

No Fenders turns 13. Will it be Lucky 13 or Shades of Others running No. 13?

Tomaso with Buddy Lazier, one of the Coolest, Friendliest and Amiable Persons I've Met! Hangin' Out in the IMS Flagroom, circa 2012, before the Speedway Closed it to the public. (The Tomaso Collection)
Or is it as Unlucky as Racing Cars running thou Shade 'O Green? As how'd that Double Negative turn outs for Yuhs Danica?

Today marks the 13th Anniversary of this "Award Winning" Blogsite No Fenders Born-on Date, or as thou late Esteemed Awntie' Harriet Christened it, Thy No Fenders BLOB! Which began Wayback with the Debutante No Fenders post revolvin' around Christian Klien, remember him?

And Speaking 'O Revolving, Revolver? Here's a 'lil Ditty I Stole from The Beatles, as sing It 'Ol Paul, Ah-One and Ah-Two...

I'm Fixing A Flat Tyre...
And Wonderin' where the Air's leaking Out from, to Stop My Mind Ah-wanderin'
Although It Really Doesn't Matter where the Hot Air goes...

Just wish the Freakin' light would make up its Bloody Mind on whether or not to be Bright, Dark, Hazy, in-between, Drizzlin', Hailing, ah-thunderin' or whatever else Mother Nature can throw at Mwah here upon thou Isle 'O Nofendersville; CRIKEYS!

As it's been another Wacky Year since moving South to Thy new bungalow-by-The-Sea, where thoust Winds are always Ah-Blowin' Mateys!

1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier's Autographed obtained at the IMS Flagroom. (The Tomaso Collection)
For those of Yuhs Hard Core Racing Afficandos; Err Aficionados, perhaps Y'all are way ahead of Mwah? Knowing of the latest Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Triumberant 'O Racing Drivers to carry Thee Number 13 on Thar vehicles?

As the names of Zachery Claman DeMelo, Pastor Maldonado and Queen Dan-Dan-Danica Patrick sprang to thoust Cranium...

Although I believe that Queen Danicker's now busy Hosting Award Shows. Oh Shit! That's right, I forgot she's become one of NBC's (Nothing But Commercials) Indianapolis 500 Expert Analysts; BARF!

Whilst 'Ol Walldanado' or Crashtor', take your pick, B-A-M! Err Pastor's now become a fairly decent Sports Car racer, albeit in the FIA's World Endurance Championship's lower tier LMP2 category.

And Sorry Zach', but You'll always be Zachary Claman DeMelo to Mwah. Although I can sorta guess why you shortened your name this year. Especially since Gory Speelchequor' always wants to change it to Demerol; YIKES!

Who's apparently Ski-Dattled' back to Montreal, or as 'Ol Awntie' Harriet would correct me, Mont royal! Apparently to continue selling shoes under his ZCD Brand? Since he left this year's Indy Lights campaign after the Indy GP weekend.

Alas, A la last year's riveting No Fenders B-Day shout Out! I simply cannot end the string on thou Number 13, and instead will attempt Humourin' Y'all for at least another Season, in honour of TK' Follow-your-Schnoz! Kanaan and 'Ol SuperTex', since Bloody Hell! My No Fenders Blog Traffic's sufferin' a similar fate in conjunction with A.J. Foyt Enterprise's Dismal 2019 IndyCar campaign...

A few assorted ticket stubs from various Portland International Raceway IndyCar races I've attended previously. (The Tomaso Collection)
And it Hit Me like A Two Ton Heavy Thing! Wherevers' Yuhs Are Geoffrey Tate; Hya! As I'll always be a Warshintonion' at Heart, Me Thinks, even after getting Priced Out of My Home State! Since I haven't Done any Headbangin', except upon Thy Keyboard in a long, long time!

Although suppose I sorta Sealed the Dealio last Fall when electing to forego attending IndyCar's return to Portland, Eh?

Whilst realizing when watching; Err listening to this year's Grand Prix of Portland; Hmm, still No Title Sponsor? That this year represents the first time since attending my inaugural IndyCar race at Portland Wayback in 1987; YOWSA! That it's the first time in 32yrs I haven't attended a single Car race!

Not to mention, albeit it doesn't happen nearly enough, especially now that I live just a quick Hop from thou Gory Pacific Ocean. That I'd rather be walking on the Beach than Stumblin' round a racetrack; But I Digress...

Pixie-the-Wonderdog; WUF-WUF! And Tomaso posing in front of Trenches at Washington's Fort Casey State Park, circa 2016. (The Tomaso Collection)
Ye Blogging Tribulations...
Even though loading my Gynormous No Fenders Posts become more 'N more labour intensive when I can  S-E-E what I'm Uploading on the Bloody Confuzer' Screen these Dazes! Especially with the lighting, or is It Thy Eyeballs? Uhm, Horrendous Glare, Darkness, constantly Shifting light due to the continuously moving trees Shading thou Windows; URGH!

I do still enjoy poondin' out my riveting No Fenders tales for Y'all on a weekly basis. Just not the constant Struggle to S-E-E what I'm typing. Since I Don't think I've mentioned I'm Blind lately, Righto Mary Ellen?

Tiny Bubbles and A Grass Shack...
Not to Toot Thy Horn too loudly, where are Yuhs 'lil toot? Even at my diminished Posting pace, Tuh-Duh! I've posted an amazing 4,000-plus posts here upon No Fenders a Gory 13 years later!  

And like Indy Cars OLD-est Blogger Geo. Phillips say's, I really No longer have any idea how long I'll run the string out and continue doing this Blogging Gig...

Especially now when My ever decreasing typing speed, combined with my continuously faltering eyesight makes Blogging more 'N more challenging each year even before thou Internetz', or Lucy', my ARSE-Steamed Screen Reader AIN'T acting up or Blowin' Ah-gasket; SHEISA!

Thus per Tipicali, like the Drivers say after every race, Thanks to The Fans for showing up here in Nofendersville and reading my eclectic scribblings upon No Fenders!

Whilst this Uber' eclectic mix 'N veritable Spin Cycle 'O finely honed Thomason' Tex-Mex Jambalaya of Wordsmithing wouldn't be possible without A-L-L of the Usual suspects continued yearly support.

Led First 'N Foremost by Mary Ellen, followed by Kuhnaidiun' lass Claire and Blogmeister' Miguel! Along with contributions from Offical' Photographer CARPETS', Snowbyrd MJ', Randal, Thy Moniker King' and the Florencians Jeannie & Stevoe'. With continued assistance from Clyde & Nelie plus the still Mega' Killer official No Fenders logo provided by Artiste Dave!

Oh Yeah, what would be the point without the countless hours of joyous affection from Thy Pixolator, Not Purolator Gory Speelchequor DAMN-IT! Aka Pixie-the-Wonderdog; WUF-WUF!

And lastly, Never Fear, A-LL 3 of my loyal readers, or is it too? I'm going nowheres for another year, groan; Hya! Since we All need a little Humour every day...