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Tunnel of Love

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Fat man sitting on a little stool
Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you
Hands me the ticket smiles and whispers good luck
Cuddle up angel cuddle up my little dove
We’ll ride down baby into this tunnel of love

I can feel the soft silk of your blouse
And them soft thrills in our little fun house
Then the lights go out and it’s just the three of us
You me and all that stuff we’re so scared of
Gotta ride down baby into this tunnel of love

There’s a crazy mirror showing us both in 5-D
I’m laughing at you you’re laughing at me
There’s a room of shadows that gets so dark brother
It’s easy for two people to lose each other in this tunnel of love

It ought to be easy ought to be simple enough
Man meets woman and they fall in love
But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough
And you’ve got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above                                                                             If you want to ride on down in through this tunnel of love

Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen

Written by David A. Ufer

July 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

Austin, Texas

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Picture by David A. Ufer

Picture by David A. Ufer

Yeehaw! Welcome to Texas, Boy!

So here I am in Austin, Texas for a week of training. I awoke at 3:30am EST to catch a 6:00am flight because I refuse to fly in to or out of Atlanta in the winter time. The flight cost a bit more and certainly left earlier than any flights connecting with Atlanta but it is always worth it! However, it’s only 3:30pm CST and I’m already exhausted!

The University of Texas in Austin is a beautiful campus and this part of town has wonderful architecture and history. I hope I get SOME time this week after class to explore a little bit of this city; if not, I now have one more item on my bucket list.

And congratulations to EVERYONE who ran the marathon today. Wow, the course they ran MAYBE had some flat sections but it appeared to be uphill all the way, BOTH ways! My hat and running shoes are off to anyone and everyone who attempted that race.

Written by David A. Ufer

February 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

Time and Patience

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I took a week off from this blog to clear my head and reset my bearings regarding my life and what is important to me. Sometimes I get so caught up in what I want in life that I tend to overlook what is already in my life. I am a fan of speed, fast cars and fast running; however, sometimes life requires time and patience. I learned that lesson this week and I hope I never will forget it.

It’s time to start a new chapter in my life; a chapter written with patience, understanding, excitement and most of all, fun. I have the basic framework in mind, now I just need to use my writing skills to get it right.

Written by David A. Ufer

February 4, 2013 at 5:59 am

I Didn’t Belong There

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Bradenton to Oldsmar is usually an hour drive and 52 miles or so. Last night I was grabbing gears and chewing pavement on the way home when in my ever constant quest for fuel efficiency and time savings, I decided to take Rt. 19 North after crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge instead of taking I-275.

Oh boy, that was a mistake! I’m not sure what was going on but there was a police presence everywhere and some of America’s best citizens were on display at every street corner. I took a right onto a side street and then things really got intetesting! At one point, a white sedan stopped sideways across the double yellow line blocking a lane of traffic in both directions and four misguided youths bolted from the car, running right past my vehicle. I noticed the driver’s side of the sedan window was smashed from what appeared to be someone’s skull, judging from the shape of the smashed glass.

Needless to say, I was Eastbound and down at that point, heading God knows where but making great time! With the help of my cell phone navigation system, I took a tour of downtown St. Petersburg, finally ending up on I-175 and eventually I-275. I drove an extra 20 minutes and 7 miles, which doesn’t seem like much but it was white-knuckle all the way.

It was not the ending to the fun weekend I had in mind but you can trust me on this, I will NEVER voluntarily take that route again!