Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spending money

Aaaahhhh spending money to go up and down a mountain, get really cold, and get really sore. How could you possibly use your money more wisely.

And of course who couldn't love GIANT pointless stickers that advertise things you didn't even know could exist.

MMMmmmmm... sea kitten sticks.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Newbury....Quotes 18

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead. -Dame Rose Macaulay

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled
through snow. -Jeff Valdez

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
-George Burns

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find
one at the end of your arm.' -Sam Levenson

There it was, hidden in alphabetical order. -Rita Holt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know
whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' -Theodore Roosevelt

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. -Hesketh Pearson

Biography lends to death a new terror. -Oscar Wilde

All power corrupts, but we need the electricity. -Unknown

There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income. -Edmund Wilson

Sunday, July 19, 2009


To celebrate a slight bump in visits I decided to reward the occasion with a blog post and a picture of fireworks.

However, as much as I want to take the glory, I know that this couldn't have happened without you.
Thank you.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New York

Since Joe, and Joe have a boat. I figured I should join in.
However I didn't really want to go the sailboat route so I thought I'd go a different one.
By building a (drumroll) BIKE BOAT!!! (A pedal boat only a bike.)

So far all I have is the plans and a bike. But maybe, just maybe, if I'm not too lazy. I might actually build it.

If any one wants to add some modifications or look at the 3D version using google sketchup;
here's the file,
and google sketchup is here.


Because I have been so regular in posting, many viewers voted on the latest poll.
Out of an incredible number of 7, 4 of you decided it best to
"Quickly eat it before someone else did."
Congratulations, I believe that this was indeed the best thing to do with such a bug.

"If I saw the above insect in my house I would most likely:

Quickly eat it before someone else did 4 (57%)

Snap a photo, then smash it 1 (14%)

Snap a photo, after you smashed it 1 (14%)

Feed it to the cat 1 (14%)

Scream and run 0 (0%)
Call for help 0 (0%)
Let it outside 0 (0%)
Snap a photo, then let it outside 0 (0%)
Give it to a friend 0 (0%)
Smash it with a book 0 (0%)
Smash it with a tissue 0 (0%)
Smash it with my hand 0 (0%)
Grab the killing jar for future mounting in my collection 0 (0%)
Pin it to a mounting board while it’s still alive 0 (0%)
Capture it in a jar with a lid until it died 0 (0%)
Post it on my blog with a funny caption 0 (0%)
Post it on my blog with a survey. 0 (0%)
Capture it with ventilation and feed it for long-term observation 0 (0%)
Using the previous, film a documentary with it in the starring role 0 (0%) "


Sunday, April 12, 2009


With a stop light, green means 'go' and yellow means 'slow down'. With a banana, however, it is quite the opposite. Yellow means 'go', green means 'whoa, slow down', and red means 'where on earth did you get that banana?' -Mitch Hedberg

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant. -Scott Adams

Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles. -Pat Paulsen

I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. -E. V. Lucas

A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name. -Evan Esar

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. -Ambrose Bierce

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer. -Victor Borge

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'. -Michael McClary

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? -George Carlin

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The next installment... Quotes 16

I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.' -Jack Handey

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky. -Solomon Short

When love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mom.
Hi, Mom! -Laurie Anderson

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. -Ellen DeGeneres

If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. -Doug Larson

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. -David Broder

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door. -Paul Beatty

To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so. -Robert Orben

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. -W. Somerset Maugham

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow. -Evan Esar

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


(Yes, I know, I'm evil...
(and sorry about the formatting...my blog doesn't seem to like Hulu.))

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feebldeegloble! Yeah, you heard me.

WOW! MY BLOG IS STILL HERE!? RATS!!!! I guess that means I need to post something. Although if you count the number of days I was away (365) and divide them by my number of posts (50) ... I still posted about every week. Plus I realized I had to post since this is the one year anniversary.
(The posts should be backwards so you don't have to scroll all the way down to get to the beginning.)

Well, it was a long trip away from the "blog-o-sphere," but I guess I'm back, so click the pict!

1,000, 2,000, and 2,000+!

Well, I must thank you for all of your clicking, it has made my blog feel somewhat cared about. All those who contributed shall receive this honorary tendinitis reward!

(Huh, Blogger isn't working right now, I'll give you the award in the comments one day.)


O.K. Here's a rant (every blog has to have at least one)... sorry you have to suffer through it.

GAMES! and the such as.

As you can see here in this super cool panorama (Yeah, I like panos a bit too much) I am using 2 computers that are side by side. (I know, C.R.T.s... but I haven't seen any cheap L.C.D.s that I wanted)
Anyway, if you ever get the chance to have 2 computers at the same time... You can install something on one while playing games on the other. You could even play 2 games at once. :D! It's GREAT!
O.K. O.K. Kind of a pointless post, but it is really nice to have 2 computer.... even nicer than 2 monitors. :D

Panoramas galore!

Here they are (finnaly) I put together some old pictures I took from the canada trip and a
few others that I took here and there. I used autostitch, it's really easy to use and it's
free. All you have to do is open the picts you want
"panoramaed." and PRESTO CHANGO! You have a nice panorama picture.




Just for the record, I made these before Steve started stick with it, so I can't be blamed for copying him. :D

MORE TO COME! (If I ever get around to drawing them)


Ever wanted to fly the helicopters in Microsoft flight simulator?
Well, now it's not quite as much of a pain.
Just hook up a game pad and follow the instructions!

1. Get a game pad.
2. Get some ductape.

3. Get a marker. (or some sort of stick.)

Put ductape around one end of the marker (or some sort of stick) and then put it on the right side of the game pad's joystick.
Then change your controls so that the throttle axis is on the left up and down stick, the rudder axis is on the left right and left stick, and set the aelerons as the stick with the marker (or some sort of stick).

There ye go! A much easier way to fly helicopter.... finally.


Ever need a case for something or a holder for something but
you didn't care enough about it to buy a case?
Well... again, duct tape saves the day!
Here is a case I made for a first gen ipod shuffle

Here I just cut a hole for the headphone jack and folded the sticky part over to make a flap for easy opening! (I'm starting to sound like an infomercial) BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

It usually works pretty well to wrap the duct tape tightly around the object with the sticky side out and then just wrap another layer around that to make it "un-sticky"

From sd cards....



Here are some of my old stop motion movies that I made eons ago. Sorry, no sound, I was way too lazy. I should have probably found a better program to put them together than windows movie maker…taking more picts would probably have helped more : P. Oh, well, too late now! ENJOY!


A normal model car?

Or secret junk hiding place! (I call this method of storing junk "junk upon junk.")

A normal can?!

Or another junk hiding place! ( I call this method "Junk-in-a-jar")


Work disguised as fun

Things I've learned from building models: They take too much time, they usually don't turn out quite as well as you had hoped they would,they get glue all over the place, you do actually have to wait for paint and glue to dry :P, and big pieces would make things a lot easier. (The end.(Just a short rant)


Oh, right, cause I don't post anything.

Soooooo many.

I Have collected a whole bunch of quotes over a few years and decided that I needed a blog post, I mean wanted to share them with you. (I'll post 10 per post so it seems like there are less, even though there are *cough* 150. I'll also be posting any future collections.) Some are funny, some were copied when I was up way to late…. ENJOY!

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! -Tom Lehrer

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable,
as one's hat keeps blowing off. -Woody Allan

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. -Robert Orben

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. -Benjamin Franklin

We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary. - Antonin Artaud

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.-Dick Cavett

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. -Doug Larson

Let not the sands of time get in your lunch. -National Lampoon

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. -Larry Hardiman

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. -Bill Watterson

Here ye be!


Well… they are finally here. (And have been for a while) Totally wireless ear buds. They use a different type of wireless signal (Instead of Bluetooth) to boost sound quality.

Or if this is a bit over budget you still have these

I bit cheaper. .. but headphones and not as good of quality.

So there you have it folks! You can actually have wireless ear buds…… if you have a lot of money to waste.

There are also the infrared and wireless headphones… but the infrared often pick up radio signals. (At least in our area they pick up radio disney.)


Sorry, please click here.



POP! OW!!!!!




As hard as I was on it, it really should have broken a lot sooner. :P

A close up, what's interesting is that by the 123 there was another grey spot, but it went away after a couple of days. O.K. I kind of figured that this would be a longer post... hmm... Oh well.

OH! here we are.... a pointless clip from a song.
A dying elephant.

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (it's a blower in case you can't tell)

Surely you all have seen somebody using this for their entire yard. Our neighbor "Helmet Man," (The owner of robo mow) goes out every fall and blows his entire yard (which is about 3/4 of an acre) off with one of these.

Or, most likely you've seen one of these.

Now I still see people all of the time using these, and they are no different than flat head screws... They work, but they’re a pain to use. Plus, when faced with the daunting task of an acre or more, that’s gonna be one long day.
So hopefully, most of you have switched to using one of these.

O.K. Maybe not one of those, but hopefully you do have one of these.

They are by far the best and fastest way to get up leaves in a jiffy. They are a pain to unload, and you smell like leaves and gas, but it's still going to be easier than raking an entire lawn. So maybe you'll take my advice, and use one of these next year.