Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stick With It!

I am thinking about doing a cartoon a week on Sunday, called "Stick With It"
Here is the first installment. (maybe the last) Let me know what you think!

Love it? Hate it? Let me know!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Water Cooled Bliss.

Well, it's finally done! (previous post on water cooling)
I finished my project by adding a case around my radiator, hence, marking one project off the long list.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Redneck auto toilet flusher beta.

pertaining to the post on Ben's blog "Engineers are just plain weird"

Time involved:
  • (possible 2 hours to thoroughly clean toilet and lid)
  • 2 minutes to properly align duct tape with lid and handle
  • 1 minute to find leverage point

Materials needed:
  • roll of duct tape
  • toilet
  • toilet lid

if you can't see the video, please right click and click "save as" on the link below.
Auto Toilet Flusher

And the winner is!

For his guess of "A Turtle"
I must thank all that participated, and say to all of you, better luck next time.
For being the best observer, Ryan wins the prize and my congratulatory digital "pat on the back"

{pat, pat, pat}
"I Like Turtles"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alley Running

Alley Running - Adjective
Definition- To drive down alleys in the city looking for useful things while acting devious and laughing mischievously.
Also see "Dumpster Diving"

After about 40 minutes of driving down alleys a friend and I were able to collect enough stuff for a "surprise yard sale".

Pictured here, we have a chair, a sink, toilet, a kids bed, some wallpaper, a bird bath, 2 kid pools, a TV, 2 computers, a lamp shade, a sled, a "big bat" and a bike.

In his words "We need stuff because we are going to arrange it all over his lawn and put signs up for a yard sale" so, I decided to help.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Plain Ole' Pictures

Sorry, no funny captions, just pictures of Tyler, me, and Tyler's cousin Forrest.

June Shooting Pictures

Monday, June 23, 2008

Proof that homeschooling makes minds too active

Some may ask "what is it?" others will understand it's true beauty and know what it is.
I find myself thinking that this is very much like a 4 year old's painting. The child shows their work of art, and the adult asks "What is it?" to this, the child responds, "well, obviously, it's you and me on a field with the sun"

If you're still wondering what it is, I'll give you a hint..
It's made out of the foil wrapper that covered my burrito.

Still don't know?

I will award the correct guess with a special seal of approval.

Police action!

Nothing more satisfying than calling the police, they actually show up, AND get the guy.
Some dude was prowling around our neighborhood, and crawling under cars.

My picture of "the guy" being arrested about 2:30am

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vandlism isn't fun

Well, my truck got whacked last night. Someone around 2:30 in the morning came up our street bashing whatever they saw fit.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day Tips!

Well, it's Father's Day, so you know what this means..

Slap a smile on your face, and prepare to do all the work that you've been putting off helping your Dad with for the last year.

Hurry, because you forgot.
GO! buy some candy and flowers.. Oh, wait.. that was Mother's day..

Go! Hurry buy some tools and a card or maybe a tie.

No! Wait! buy matching "T" shirts that say something like "world's best Dad" and yours, yours will compliment his by saying "world's best son / daughter"

It's got to be something that he can cherish forever! it must be something that he can't bear to throw away..

I know. Better yet. Simple always is the best choice. Go to burger king, get one of those crowns and add your own creative saying and heartfelt message.
"Dad, I know you love me best" or perhaps "Dad? Why did you decide to have more children even after you had me?" Or maybe you don't have siblings so yours would go something like this "Dad, I'm glad you got it right the first time"

Don't forget, breakfast in bed is a must.. Make sure, that whatever you serve, you have scrambled eggs piled high on a small plate. This way, you will ensure that he's awake enough to try to eat such a fine feast.

Burnt, or almost burnt toast is a good way to make sure that your Dad starts the day right.. with crumbs all over and in the bed. Also, because you know that dear ole' Dad has been on a diet, go ahead and use Pam spray instead of butter.

Whatever you do, don't forget the coffee. Black coffee is rarely received well, so, I would suggest sweetening the coffee just a bit. About 1 tablespoon of sugar per ounce should be about right. Serve at exactly 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure that you serve this beverage carefully, because you wouldn't want a repeat of last year, now would you?

With only seconds to spare to pull off the perfect Father's Day, go and get the paper off your porch. If you don't get the paper, make sure you are up early enough to snag the one that your neighbor gets.

Hopefully with these tips you will be able to pull off the perfect Father's Day.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sweet, A Boat!

Pictured here, Joe's boat flipped and ready for painting on the bottom.

Go Joe, Go!

See Joe paint?

Paint Joe, paint.

Good job Joe.

Slaughterhouse 4X4 Trail

My friend, Mike, let My brother and I tag along with him up the trail
We had quite a time going up the trail.

Here, Mike shows us where the truck is pushed to it's limits.

Checking for clearance




Mike poses while his truck is at it's full suspension limit


So far down it ripped a little of the fender plastic off.

Pondering the mud.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Go car, Go!

Steve had a project, the project was hard.
Steve did not like the hard project.
Steve did quit.
Go car, Go!
Can you see the car? Can you see the car in the car?
WOW! said Steve, Look at the car!
Will the car fit in the car?
Yes, yes it will.
Go car, go.

I was amazed that the guy that bought it showed up in a mini van.
It was a tight fit but we crammed it in there

Sad to see it go, glad to see it go.

Sorry for all that had to read the story. I only wish my name was Sam.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

As requested.

Michael and his camera.

Here Michael prepares for a perfect picture for his website "Heritage Photography"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dinner and a movie!

Some really great friends got together and decided to see Vintage Indiana Jones and get some really good Mexican food.

I happened to forget my camera, so I decided to help the post with some pictures of what transpired.

Here we are walking to the theatre.
Beth, Joe, Me, Ben, Becky and Abbey.

Out of the kindness of his heart Ben bought all the tickets.

Next we watched the film, it was pretty good, and It made our films not look as stupid.

Next we walked to "On the Border" Mexican restaurant .
There we ate some delicious food and had a great time!
It was really great!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


In light of another blogger's blog, I figured that I needed to start on some projects too.

So, with only hours left in the day I began tearing my room apart, finishing every project I've ever started.. 2 hours later, I have created a glorious mess. This is no ordinary mess.. OH, no.. this is a category 8 out of 10 scale. I've got it all. Wires, cups, dishes, cameras, car parts, coins, letters, bank statements, stuffed animals, dirty clothes, receipts, legos, computers, and trash spread out very evenly all over my room. Yeah, that's the last time I ever try to do something productive.

I think there's a bed in here somewhere..
Ah haahhaha, yeah.. um I'll blame it on the Canada trip.. Yeah! that's it. Canada.

Now, the current plan.. Well, I plan on basking in the glow of my achievement for a hour or two, and then begin to clean it all up.. which means I should be done sometime tomorrow after noon.