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September 16, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
So, to your shock and amazement, I haven't been lighting up ye ole' Information Superhighway since I've been back.  I'm sure my one remaining reader has noticed.

Why? My life has been one nasty ass tangled up ball of twine. My first impressions when I came back were largely about how cold and green everything was here, how good the food was, and how fat all the Americans looked.

Now? I'm irritated a lot. Really irritated. Everything used to wash over me pretty good, and...
September 2, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
For those of you who have not noticed, the world is a strange place, and many of the true tales are weirder than any movie. So, since I'm a geek, and a slight history buff, I'm pleased to introduce the first episode of Candy from strangers.

Wierd little bits and pieces I've picked up here and there that are cool enough to read in a short blip, but boring and annoying in a real life story. And most importantly, since I read a lot, visit museums, etc, but don't have the patience to chronicle ea...
September 2, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
For those of you who have not noticed, the world is a strange place, and many of the true tales are weirder than any movie. So, since I'm a geek, and a slight history buff, I'm pleased to introduce the first episode of Candy from strangers.

Wierd little bits and pieces I've picked up here and there that are cool enough to read in a short blip, but boring and annoying in a real life story. And most importantly, since I read a lot, visit museums, etc, but don't have the patience to chronicle ea...
August 31, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Good evening sports fans, and welcome to all the news that is news across the nation, coming to you live from my blog. When I feel like it. Throng and adulate in the joy that is reading my word. Both of you.

Tonight, we're coming to you live from my home brewery. It's a traditional establishment, harkening back to the yesteryear of two, possibly three hours ago, 2008. Extreme microbrew fever. Today's menu? Blackberry wine. I've had fruit wines before, and they're generally delicious.

I dow...
August 24, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Kenya took their first gold in the Olympic marathon ever!!!! Samuel Wanjiru ran a 2:06:32 in 85 degree heat! I'm excited and using way too many exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was beautiful, just one of those moments you think they'll never pull it off, they're going to strive mightily and doom themselves to acrimonious failure. That's right, acrimonious. BUT THOSE MORONS PULLED IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently nobody told them that there was no frickin' way to beat the olympic...
August 22, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
1. They refer to Noah as that asshole commuter with the really big gopherwood SUV.

2. You can't tell the street people from the business people.

3. A storm destroys a building with five businesses, and every one of them is a coffeehouse.

4. You get off early at three...and get stuck in heavy rush hour traffic.

5. If you put a big rock on top of it, it's art. Trust me on this one. Large cubes of blue glass also work.

6. You can be poor making fifteen dollars an hour.

7...
August 22, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
1. They refer to Noah as that asshole commuter with the really big gopherwood SUV.

2. You can't tell the street people from the business people.

3. A storm destroys a building with five businesses, and every one of them is a coffeehouse.

4. You get off early at three...and get stuck in heavy rush hour traffic.

5. If you put a big rock on top of it, it's art. Trust me on this one. Large cubes of blue glass also work.

6. You can be poor making fifteen dollars an hour.

7...
August 21, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Since my blog has been dying the death of a thousand days of not writing shit, I thought I'd touch base and let ya'll know what the latest project is. Oh yeah, and it's from Macbeth dammit. Jeez, nobody reads the frickin' classics anymore. Sigh......

So, it's not metal. Yet. (although I finally got a stick welder!!!!!) The latest deal is an illusion scarf. What's an illusion scarf? The idea is you've got what appears to be a normal scarf until you lift it at a slight angle, and WOW, SHIT...
August 21, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Since my blog has been dying the death of a thousand days of not writing shit, I thought I'd touch base and let ya'll know what the latest project is. Oh yeah, and it's from Macbeth dammit. Jeez, nobody reads the frickin' classics anymore. Sigh......

So, it's not metal. Yet. (although I finally got a stick welder!!!!!) The latest deal is an illusion scarf. What's an illusion scarf? The idea is you've got what appears to be a normal scarf until you lift it at a slight angle, and WOW, SHIT...
July 28, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Just feeling good about playing with my metal casting furnace. After two false starts, (one cracked casting, and one crucible failure) I finally managed to cast a replacement key for a set of large cabinets. It's all roughed out on the grinding wheel, just have to finish it in the morning.

Now I'm thinking about digging out my needles and working on a hat for one of the kids living with us. Maybe Fair Isle knit. Sweet.

Now my usual warning, melting or working with metal is extremely danger...
July 28, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Just feeling good about playing with my metal casting furnace. After two false starts, (one cracked casting, and one crucible failure) I finally managed to cast a replacement key for a set of large cabinets. It's all roughed out on the grinding wheel, just have to finish it in the morning.

Now I'm thinking about digging out my needles and working on a hat for one of the kids living with us. Maybe Fair Isle knit. Sweet.

Now my usual warning, melting or working with metal is extremely danger...
July 24, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
And that's all I'm allowed to say about that. Dammit. S'true though.
July 24, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
And that's all I'm allowed to say about that. Dammit. S'true though.
July 15, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
3:54 in the morning here. Anyone else up?
July 14, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
J & B, for only the finest in rare distilled hangovers. (blended hangover, not single malt) Ouchie. Drank way too much last night. (see previous night's article).

What's your favorite hangover cure?

 I'm trying ibuprofen, lots of water, and a hot bath. Hair of the dog is out right now, it'd probably cause major hurlage, plus I finished the bottle anyways. w00t.

Yours in mild agony,

nbs