I enjoyed my day with the Hermit so much that I decided to go ahead and pull another card. That’s a humdinger, eh? Considering my mood from yesterday and the fact that I wasn’t really looking forward to going into work today, I was like.. Great. That’s icky. I mean really, what positive thing can you see in this card?… Read more →
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking a Tarot Class with my dear friend George Koury. George is truly one of those people who is wonderful to be around. If you ever have a chance to take one of his classes, I highly recommend going. I’ve read the Tarot for years. (In a post, in the near future, I’m going… Read more →
At least I think that this belonged to my Great Grandmother. I don’t remember exactly how I ended up with it. I am 99% sure it was in the attic of the family farmhouse when we moved into it when I was 14. It was in pretty rough shape then and that was 1986. But I immediately fell in love… Read more →
Before we get to the topic at hand, can we just take a minute first and talk about this? Helen fucking Mirren…. boom. Speaking of werking it.. (ha… you see what I did there? Queen of the segue, eh?) I have been trying to work out more and I’m lucky that my office has a small gym that I can… Read more →
You guys know about Nerdette, right? Although, I honestly have issues with the word “Nerd” like I have issues with the word “foodie”, I make a concession for Nerdette. And Wil Wheaton. But that’s it. No one else get’s to call me a nerd, okay? I have internal emotional scars from the 80’s about the word “nerd”. I was that… Read more →
Look at that.. another “hey I’ve been busy sorry I’ve been away yadda yadda yadda” post. Shocking!
So anyway, this is what I’ve been up to.
I found a new amazing snack.
I’ve been torturing my neighbors with my new banjolele. Please note the Bing Futch shirt. It’s totally cool to wear a shirt about one instrument and play a different one.. right? Sho.
I finally mowed the lawn and whacked the shit out of the weeds.. and tried to look tough doing it.
I rendered down something like three pounds of beef fat I’d been saving. I’m going to use this to make beef confit… eventually.
I made 16 pints of chicken stock out of the carcasses I’d been saving in the freezer. I finished up the last of the homebrew in front of the window while I waiting for the bitch, Big Betty to finish up.
We bought a big box of meat. Which is why I was canning and rendering like a fool. I needed the freezer space.
And we did a 45 whirlwind trip to the most Magical Place On Earth and stayed awake for 20 hours! I felt invicible! Until I fell down.
That’s the snippets. What do you want to know more about first?
Sometimes, I get an idea and I will not let it go. Wanting to learn to play the ukulele was one of those things. Yes, I know.. hipster shmipster… shaddup already. See, when I was *cough* younger, I used to sing a lot.. like.. a lot.. and really really loved it.. and I’ve gotten out of the habit like big… Read more →
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Bing Futch perform at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in… (wait for it).. Sand Lake, NY. I heard of Bing while digging around dulcimer websites, and my first thought was , woah this dude does not look like a mountain dulcimer player, but I’ve since figured out this guy breaks… Read more →
So, it’s been a while… I’ve got a bazillion things in drafts and in my head.. but not posted to this blog.. also? lots of pics just waiting to be shared. I haven’t updated this blog since August. And it’s October. I’ve done lots of things in this time. I’ve gone to Bannerman’s Island Castle. Which is probably not what… Read more →
I play an instrument you’ve probably never heard of (and by “play” I mean I plink away at some strings in a relatively melodic and rhythmic manner). It’s called the Appalachian Dulcimer.. or a Mountain Dulcimer. It actually has a pretty interesting history but I won’t bore you with it… You can Google it yourself and find lots of bits… Read more →