The worst part about December is that I get to work at 5:15am and at 4:00pm I still have 2 or 3 hours to go. Pity, party of 1? Your table is ready.
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hikingmeetup: As mentioned before the reservation date for the Bearpaw High Sierra camp is on January 2nd. After speaking with the camp manager I learned that the camp typically is 99% reserved by the end of January 2nd. It is time to start making semi-firm plans to attend. We are planning for Labor Day…
rartastic replied to your post: 5’ 8” 235lbs …and nice hips. Never Forget.
5' 8" 235lbs
Lowest adult weight 173; Highest adult weight 240. I’m frustrated that I’m knocking on the door of my high weight and that I’ve watched that number grow steadily over the last three years. There have been a few drops but nothing maintained since my mid twenties. I don’t want that number to shrink so I can meet some societal standard. I want it to drop so I can do more...
KRZR: The documentary
via fresnobeehive.com by Mike Oz on 11/29/11 The story of the rise and fall of beloved local rock radio station KRZR is the subject of a coming-soon documentary overseen by ex-jock Rick Roddam. It’s called “Long Live the Wire Hare” and the first trailer for the film dropped last week. Roddam, who is working on the doc with Fadeaway J Films, is a longtime Fresno radio...
NPR covers Swede Fest
Sometimes cool stuff happens in Fresno. Some people I know are pretty heavily involved with this. If you have the time to watch some of the Sweded films they are worth it. fresnobeehive.com by Heather on 11/28/11 Fresno’s creative community got a little boost this morning thanks to NPR (National Public Radio), who ran a segment on Swede Fest, our local festival for movie...
Sometimes neat things happen in Fresno. →
I like my face. Each year that goes on I find it more and more to my liking. I like the creases in my forehead, the crows feat the graying hair. I catch myself reflected sometimes and think age is a damn good thing on me.
And now the madness truly begins.
Thanksgiving is laid to rest and I had not even one sniff of turkey or stuffing or pie. I did learn that I loathe people who say, “you should have called us since you had nowhere to go on thanksgiving”. I am not going to invite myself to your family celebration. Christmas is now here and the insanity is beginning.
Katie is taking a nap. Monster is watching Gabba. G and I are watching Pink Panther. It’s good to have the house filled again.
Katie and the kids will be home in a few hours. I haven’t seen Katie since November 17th. Our relationship started on the internet and like many of you consisted of weekends with time in between. We’ve been married six and a half years and I’m so very happy these long times of absence are few and far between now instead of the normal state of affairs.
This is the latest I’ve stayed in bed in 7 years. Cats are assholes.
And shoot me down And bring me down But I won't be... →
Texting like a pirate. Stay back ladies, I’m taken.
Work -- A Rant.
Each year at this time I get very busy. I work in an industry that peaks during the holiday season and as such we end up with a lot of extra work do. For my side of the fence it just means I work longer hours with more stress and worry. For my people it means longer hours and more money. We live and work in an area with the third highest foreclosure rate in the country. At one point we had the...
Musings from the mind of a freak: Oh boy, here it... →
judyschu: Consumerism. It has ruined, for me, anything and everything that once meant something or had a tie to family/traditions/holidays. It has sent me packing from wanting to participate in the pomp and pageantry that accompanies “the holidays.” It has encouraged the homebody that I can be at times. This is why I like it here. This is the second post I’ve read today that I have...
That thing where you're looking through old...
and you find one of your friends ex lying in agony on the floor after being hit in the balls with a bamboo cane by a tiny foul mouthed girl in a red teddy. Sometimes I don’t believe my life either.
A tale of gratitude.
One night I found myself sitting across from a friend some years older than I. His children were grown with his eldest being just a few years younger than I. This friend was successful and had much to be envious of. As I sat across from him he told me story. “Clint, when we were young and just starting our family money was tight. We had shelter and most of our needs were met. Occasionally...
Ways and Words
I’ve had a lot of time alone in the last few days, whether in the office where I’ve spent a lot of time the last few days killing time between conference calls because this week is the calm before the storm or even my drive on Sunday. I’ve thought about a lot. I’ve wanted to write a lot but when I sit to pound the words out. When I sit to tug and pull and draw my thoughts...
Maps and Legends →
k2bf: If you’ve ever wanted to learn to use a map and compass without getting off your sofa, then this is a GREAT introduction. Highly recommended! Relevant to my interests.
40% chance of snow in Yosemite tomorrow.
I wanted to spend my lonely Thanksgiving hiking in Yosemite but Katie has the Explorer in Dana Point and I’m not thrilled about taking the Civic into the mountains without chains. I’m also not thrilled about sitting at home alone tomorrow either.
About a million things but I can’t express myself monosyllabically enough...– Brodie
It's not even Thanksgiving and I'm already sick of...
My phone hasn’t stopped ringing all day (and night). I just got off another call at 10:40pm. I wake up at 3:45am. I’m whining about it on tumblr. I’m going hiking on Thursday which means Wednesday afternoon/evening I’ll start getting bombarded with calls from my parents to go to the movies ALL DAY with them. No thanks, I need to get my fat ass up a mountain.. I miss...
I need one album to listen to right now as I drive...
Father of the year.
Using root beer instead of water on the pancake mix.
The mind of a child.
We were in the car driving home from breakfast (I totally get to be fun Dad while mom is away for the weekend) and Grace looks out the window. “That little plane up there is making lines in the sky. It must be a cloud maker plane.” This is the moment that I wished I was still a child and could look up in the sky and not see the vapor trails produced by the cooling exhaust of a...
Long explanatory post about how I’m a single dad until Sunday and then a bachelor until the Monday after Thanksgiving. Feel free to harass me the coming week as I will be moping and feeling sorry for myself and sleeping even less than I normally do. Gvoice - 209 676 5358 kik - Claviusrobinsky upschuck at the g I also expect that I will be posting a lot more over the next 7 - 9...
More on pomegranate.
I believe I will always associate the pomegranate with two people. The first, and more humorous, is my second sister. We were living in Tucson, AZ while my father was completing his doctorate. One morning as we were getting ready for church my sister began crying and my mother began to panic a bit. The reason for the distress was soon discovered to be a pomegranate seed lodged securely in the...
Waking from a nap
I don’t nap. From what I’ve been told I stopped taking naps around the first year of my tenure here on this earth. I’ve also never been one to sleep much. Eight hours is a big night. Five to Seven is the norm and has been for the majority of my teen and adult life. When I nap it’s usually because I’ve gone a week or more on three hours a night or my body is fighting an infection of some sort. The...