Saturday, April 30, 2016

Not that I have been ignoring you....

It is spring, that means yard work, copious amounts of yard work....

I have not started the observatory yet, but it is on the list, there is also a new greenhouse on that list.  also some massive landscaping that needs to get done.  Most of this needs to be done by August because there is a family get-together planned for August.

Ugh, not to menthion the two gardens that need to get tilled, the wood that needs to get split, and in my spare time I am going to attempt to have a life.

I have been making my daily step counts and activity time goals without leaving the yard...

Luckily the skid-steer is almost back in working order, the big tiller is ready to rock, and the mower in functional, oh yeah, mowing starts next week...

No rest for the wicked...  Or the evil I guess...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Periods of forced creativity...

I'm never able to be creative at the spur of the moment, and I'm never creative when it's convenient. I am not always able to write out what I'm thinking or would be excellent topics worth discussing, as I attempt to look at ideas from more than one point of view. If I am not able to see it from another point of view, I generally don't discuss most of them, spare some trusted friends who may have interesting advice. I've made a short list of those rogue ideas.

Why aren't there more programs to align homeless people to work related housing in a structured work-farm type of environment that also couples medical and psychiatric care.
At the current rate of deforestation, and continued population growth and without slowing the use of non renewable fossil fuels, how does man intend to survive?
With 4 political candidates, each party has become divided. The far left, working class democrats for Bernie Sanders, The central left-business Democrat, Hilliary Clinton, The Central Right- business, Moderate Ted Cruz, and the Far Right Business Republican, Donald Trump. With the current trends of supported candidates, it's liable to fracture each party into their own parties into a 3 or 4 party system.
Why don't we switch to one world currency, already?
Why don't we all just use the metric system, already?
Why don't we use 'metric time', instead of a 24 hour day, 7 day week, and stupid organization of days in months?
How can we evolve by keeping around the least genetically fit specimens far past their intended life span, and likewise, do we deserve to evolve?
"Fat Shaming" isn't nice, but it brings up the point that it's the most socially accepted form of addiction and an obvious byproduct of a society that strives for an immediate gratification and convenience. It's further personified by arguments against very basic scientific concepts of the energy consumed either get's expelled or stored with a flimsy yet adamant defense like "my genetics say I will be fat." I am constantly reminded that my harmful behavior of smoking a cigarette isn't allowed in McDonalds, because it interferes with their "healthy choice dollar menu". If they could, without vast public outcry, sell deep fried mayonnaise balls (with gravy, of course), in every public school in 'Murica, they would.
I'd love to be sent to a colony on Mars, if only to be surrounded by truly intelligent people who are concerned about their survival.
Why does a college sports athlete get a free ride, plus perks, when a Mensa student has to work 3 jobs, and take out loans which put them into debt up to their eyes to go to the exact same school?
At which point will man find a greater mortal adversary than himself?

Most of these thoughts get well thought out instead of sleeping on most nights, with seemingly simple solutions that almost nobody will embrace. I do my best to blurb some nonsense down on a piece of paper which gets jammed into my wallet, and I make every attempt at actually writing them down, but they never appear on paper because the spirit at the moment is lost within the moment I'm living in.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Kid Rock signs historic Michigan trade deal!

April 12th, 2016.

Kid Rock with the help of several Michigan lawmakers today signed the deal that traded the city of Detroit for ten kilograms of high grade methamphetamines.  "This is what we need to really keep things moving forward."

With the assistance of his associate 'Tito' Kid Rock was able to make the trade in the comfort of his personal humvee, with the protection of several state patrol officers in the burned out downtown of old Detroit.

The governor, Rick Snyder was there moments later to get an eight ball and pose for photos.

"We are hoping this is only the beginning of the deals we will be able to make with 'Kid'.  There is already more trade plans in the work, just you wait!"

There have been rumors swirling around lately of a possible trade with Ontario swapping the Upper Peninsula for a bushel or two of high grade marijuana, but as of news time we had no further details.

In a late breaking story there were some earlier attempts to trade the city of Flint to Mexico, but negotiations fell apart when it was determined all Mexico was willing to offer was a six pack of Corona.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Tattooing of Ezra

My friend Ezra asked me to go and take a few pictures of him getting a tattoo of a caffeine molecule on his forearm, I thought this was a great idea.

I like takin pictures, I like coffee.

Perfect combination.

In case you're interested the artist was Matt Osterlund at Ink Tattoo and Piercing in Superior, WI.

I asked Ezra to give me his "Pain face"

This is more how it went...

But there were spots.

And more spots...

Oh yeah, and that spot....

But the outline is done....

Just a bit of a death grip on the chair...

Time for the fill in...

Making progress....

Just a bit more fill....

Fill....

Fill...

Fill....

Full....

The finished product!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Iron Range Homegrown Invasion, and some other stuff....

Went up to Virginia to do that Homegrown ron Range Invasion thing....

I took pictures.

It is what I do....

But yeah,Breanna Marie and the Front Porch Sinners, Brothers Burn Mountain, and LAZER BEAR!

Irridescent clouds...
Rainbow, but no rain.....

The clouds were visibly irredescent....

But the sun went away....

Breanna Marie and the Front Porch Sinners





The reflection in the Lowenbrau sign was cool....

Apparently on the Range Puckers is top shelf....

Hobo Revival, I think?

But the accordian was cool.

The Royal seems to be broken down...

Brothers Burn are hard to shoot, they move too fast...











LAZER BEAR!









Ok, that is all for this set...

Come back soon, I have been shooting a lot lately....