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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dog balls hot

Shit, I am sweating my ass off. No post today except to say that it's hot as hell.

And that losing one's keys sucks. A LOT!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Foot problems suck

Over the last couple of days of biking nearly non stop while trying to get keys made not to mention working and cliff umping really did a number on my feet. Last night I could barely walk right at work because of it. So I spent some time, I guess you'd call it exfoliating. but I'd just call it wet sanding my feet. I spent a good portion of the time and two tubs full mostly just rubbing at my calloused feet with sandpaper. I really wish I had purchased 200 grit or better wet sanding paper or emery cloth. That would have made an easier so full at ab  time of things for me. The important thing to remember here is that my feet are no longer (quite) so covered in painful dead skin leavings.

Well, time to take off now, see you later, blagoverse.

Friday, June 22, 2012

It lives!

I just got back from the shop where my race car has been sitting since last September. and I have some fucking awesome news. IT LIVES! It's running and still has to be fine tuned so I can't take it back just yet, but soon I'll be able to. It should be done the week of July 4th. And on top of that it should cost less than $500, which is probably less than simply storing it somewhere that charges for it would have cost me. No complaints here, that's for sure. Some pics to follow just for the fuck of it.

Here's the dash and all of its useful gauges. I sure wish I had a temp gauge.

Apexi Super airflow converter, AKA that thing I fiddle with when it doesn't run right.

Profile shot of the ugly beast

And the dash.164K+ HARD miles.

I can't wait for the 4th.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

I still have to make an update about the Halifax trip, but uploading videos and all of that will have to wait till I have more time. I did want to talk about it really quick though. The trip didn't go as planned. I had hoped that my younger nephew would have been jumping from the 20-30 footers at least, but he stayed at about the 12 footer when he did jump. It wasn't the height that scared him, but the water up his nose. I know he can jump higher and we'll work on it next time.

As for Halifax itself... Since Irene hit last year it fucked Halifax all up. It looks a lot different and there are a lot of parts that are far shallower than they were. I accidentally jumped into five feet of water from a 40 foot cliff. It prettymuch totally sucked. If I didn't make a splash I'd have probably broken bones, but from that high up and it being the first jump of the year from it I know to make as shallow a jump as possible. That one thing saved my ass there, literally.

I'll be back later, bye!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


At work earlier today I had to empty the trash from the pressroom and brought out two full trash cans along with the key to the dumpster. I didn't need the key because the lock wasn't there, but when I opened the dumpster up I heard an odd noise coming from within. I looked down and saw a little squirrel running around in circles. The dumpster, which is pretty tall, was nearly empty. As such the squirrel tried to climb up and out of the dumpster only to slip down the metal sides time and time again. I did my best to help the poor critter by piling all of the new trash up onto one corner, but the little bugger still couldn't make his way out. I walked over to the stack of wooden pallets, grabbed one of the smallish ones and walked back to the dumpster. Then I went ahead and put that into the dumpster up the same corner I had dumped the trash and backed away from the dumpster a few steps. A few moments later the squirrel climbed right up to the top of the pallet and out of the container. He sort of looked at me a bit then jumped down to the pavement below. He did a couple of squirrelish  loops and spins before finally darting off into the trees going up the hill beyond the building.

He was such a cute little bastard. I really wish I had my camera with me when that happened. A video of his silly antics would have been priceless.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Repeat playlist, repeat folder, repeat track

There are few songs I can listen to and immediately hit the back button so I can listen to them again. Recently though I've added two more tracks to that list. Ra's The Only One is the first. I really like it when a band/artist makes a good or popular song and then later on borrows a line or two for that song for their next good/popular track. Machine Head did it with A Nation on Fire's "Take my hand across this land" and Ra do it with "So you just sit there stuck, afraid to risk reality", pulled from their biggest hit Do You Call My Name. That's all well and good, but the song itself has a very cool groove to it on top of that. It's the kind of song that if it doesn't get your feet moving at least once or twice the fault is yours, not the song's. That groove combines with Sahaj Ticotin's vocal wizardry and range to really pull you into it. Or at least it pulls me into it. Twice in a row and now I'm up to the third time today. Good song, end of story.

The second song to get added to the list is Lamb of God's King Me, the final track off their new album Resolution. It starts out rather mellow and slowly builds upon itself  it's almost at the point of a typical intro then slams in with a heavy orchestral string section. Every time I hear that I always picture the band in concert, lights low then as the strings kick in the lights flood the pit. Rather than a mosh pit exploding as one would expect it's filled with an actual orchestra, which yeah, belongs in a pit just as well. After the orchestral it mellows right back out till the next blast of strings. Following the second coming of the viomolins and cellos though the metal section of the song starts properly. It doesn't disappoint. I've always felt that violins,cellos and double basses fit in with metal just as well as any other instrument considering the technical complexity of both classical music and most metal. I'm one of the few people who enjoyed Metallica's S&M, but I knew it could be done better and King Me definitely proves that. Give it a shot if you'd like.

In other news I should be leaping off of cliffs in about 8-10 hours. There will be pics and video to follow at a later date.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Haven't forgotten

Yeah, I know. I've been meaning to post here, but I haven't yet. I've even got an idea for a good one, but I've been tired lately. I'll get to it soon, no worries.

One quick update though. I saw a fuck all hueg deer on one of my rides last week. It was pretty cool.