I was considering how to keep notes of my travels this summer. My plans were to use the 'ol pen and paper, which i will still do, but i thought of all my friends composed of 1's and 0's out there on the net somewhere. so, once again i will ressurrect this journal and use it for purposes of informing you all about my travels. I have just spent several hours planning out my destinations, which i'll share with y'all one day, along with new additions as i get them on the road. take care. ~connor
i haven't posted in here for so long... so, i'm wondering if anyone still frequents this old cretin of a journal. speak up!
i think i stopped this journal about the time i stopped hanging out with laurel. interesting correlation... i think laurel was often a catalyst for things i did... doo bad we drifted apart... well, for all i know i'm talking to the voices in my head. bye.
Once again, christmas and thanksgiving have crept up on me. before i knew it, it was thanksgiving, and i didn't have my christmas list compiled to give to everyone. now, it's, what, 3 weeks?
we're going to get our tree next weekend. anyone who has a fake tree should bring it outside, douse it in gasoline, and burn it. after it is burned, they should proceed to a decent tree farm like Maple Row (i believe that's the name) and buy a REAL tree. it's fun, too. and it smells good.
i got a new Tom Waits CD. Mule Variations. good stuff. Filipino Box Spring Hog is quite an entertaining song. --- Well I hung on to Mary's stump I danced with a soldier's glee With a rum soaked crook and a big fat laugh I spent my last dollar on thee I saw Bill Bones, gave him a yell Kehoe spiked the nog With a chain link fence and a scrap iron jaw Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog
Spider rolled in from Hollister Burn with a one-eyed stolen mare Donned himself with chicken fat Sawin' on a jaw bone violin there Kathleen was sittin' down in Little Red's Recovery Room in her criminal underwear bra I was naked to the waist with my fierce black hound And I'm cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog
Dig a big pit in a dirt alley road Fill it with madrone and bay Stinks like hell and the neighbors complain Don't give a hoot what they say Gotta slap that hog Roll em over twice Gotta baste him with a sweeping broom You gotta swat them flies and chain up the dogs Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog
Rattle snake piccata with grapes and figs Old brown Betty with a yellow wig Tain't the mince meat filagree And it ain't the turkey neck stew And it ain't them bruleed okra seeds though she made them especially for you Worse won a prize for her bottom black pie The beans got thrown to the dogs
Jaheseus Christ, I can always make room Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog Cookin' up a Filipino Box Spring Hog ---
yea, it probably seems crazy. but once you know Waits, it's almost commonplace. he has a lot of interesting subject matter...
i really want my Benchmade 551 to come back from being checked and resharpened. i love that thing, 200 times better than this TiLite i have... made in the USA too! i've nothing against overseas manufacturing (Germany, Italy... good stuff.) but i don't like(err..hate) japanese taiwan, or chinese manufacture. and that's where the Cold Steel (tilite) was made.
i'm looking into getting a good sharpener so i don't have to send in my BM again, and so i can get a decent edge and proper angle on all my knives....
i was really close to getting a Benchmade 530. retails at about 70, offered for 45. but i was too late. damnshitfuck. oh well. i'd like a [BM] 630 Apparition... but a bit pricey, even at NewGhrahm knives.
there's my ramble about knives and sharpeners.
i went to a wedding yesterday, now i have another uncle. =) it was a great place and nice ceremony... they were married at this inn that looked old but i believe was new. everything was beautiful, the colors in rooms were great... the owner seemed pretty sharp, bet he did alot of it.
my new uncle gave me an Inova X1 flashlight as a gift for being ringbearer. it's awesome, it's on my belt right now... must be about 60 lumens with a nice solid beam.
i took pitures at the wedding, and mom bitched about how the crappy film was used for the ceremony. (i didn't do it, didn't even take those pics) she dosn't realize it'd better than none at all.
i realized how cool sportsjackets are. wore one for the wedding, but it's casual, so i'm going to wear it every so often.
Now, for Grampa's Awesomely Funny and Odd Term Of The Day: "[he's so stupid, etc] he dosn't know the difference between his ass and a hole in the ground!"
i now have 6 shells in my collection instead of 5. wanna know why?
i shot grampa's 20gauge. w00t! it's fun. nice solid *BOOM*, stout but maneagable recoil, and too much muzzle rize. i believe the muzzle rise could be fixed with a stock improvement and the porting on the muzzle changed to a compensator.