Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Toddler Upgrades

Prepare for Upgrades:

I made Sam a sweet ramp to launch his hotwheels.

Here it is in action:

This shows a shelf to store some of the cars before action, and a little flat platform that starts the ramp.

There is a stool that is seperate, so it is easy to take apart and transport. here it shows them apart. Sam is mad I took them apart and wants them back together.

Here it is together with Sam on top, ready to launch some cars!

Same deal, but different angle. as you can tell by now, I hodge-podged it together from scrap.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

New truck

Bought a new truck!  See pics below.   It has everything I wanted, including the color(s) I wanted.  I have been looking for months.

That topper makes it look a little goofy, but is nice to have.   I'll probably take it off and put it on as-needed.

I sold my 03 sedan and 01 f150, within 7 hours of posting them on craigslist.   I got $1000 more than I thought I would.   Nice.

Also, as a bonus, Sam with a light saber.


Friday, May 06, 2011

old timey beer sign

As seen at West Baden hotel

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Monday, April 11, 2011


I replaced one of my toilet bowls over the weekend.

I put the used one by the curb for the trash man.

Around midnight last night, under the cover of darkness, my neighbor 2 houses down drove his pick-up over and took the toilet.


Before the morning (but well after midnight), he put his old toilet in front of my house, in the same spot.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Portland, the land of the supersized urinal and sushi

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I went to visit my good friend Michael last week, in Portland, Oregon.

It was a week-long trip, and we got in some quality snowboarding, beer drinking ( including merryment), and some Euro-table-top games.

Portland is a pretty typical mid-size city, except it is overrun by hippies, outdoor enthusiast (see hippies), craft breweries ( see hippies), and over-sized urinals ( hippies have bad aim).

It also has its fair share of hipsters, who are not quite committed to being a full hippie, but want to appear to have some hippie leanings. I liken to the kind of people who wear cowbow hats in Indiana. ( the bonus of those people is I can use the phrase "that guy is all-hat and no cattle", which is probably true in that case ( but not true in Texas, where everyone has at least one cow and carries a six-shooter))

Here are some exciting pictures:

Some brewmasters at one of local microbrews looking at their work

Extremely big urinals ( biggest I have seen up to that point) in some bar.

A shot of the peak of Mt. Hood

The approach to mt. Hood, where it was snowing as we went up.

Extremely large sushi

Mike looking at his pet-chickens

Another bar with even bigger than the first urinals, which completely blew my mind.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

pictures i meant to post

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