Wednesday, November 23, 2005
If You're Reading This Today, You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself
I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday. From me and mine, best wishes to you and yours. May you all have as many things to be thankful for as I do. Don't worry, I'll be back to bitching about all of the things that I'm not thankful for soon enough. Today I'll be busy spending time with my beloved family and eating most likely an excess of my wife's wonderful cooking, followed by a few days of quality time spent with my son enjoying the final days of hunting season.
Look for more hunting stories throughout the weekend, with as many pics as I can get of the natural wonders encountered along the way. I truly do enjoy sharing these stories, my recent Sunday night posts have given me a chance to reflect on the days afield and the events therein, as well as giving perhaps a few others a tiny bit of the enjoyment that I get from being in the great outdoors. That fact alone, the sharing, is enough to make it worth every keystroke. Thanks to all that visit, and a special thanks to all that have left comments. While I try not to concern myself too much with whether or not anyone's reading this stuff, it's nice to know that at least someone appreciates it. It seems so much more worthwhile if others are getting enjoyment from my efforts.
After hunting season is over I'll have to dig a little deeper into my bag of tricks for interesting material. I've been talked into trying snowmobiling this year and that should provide at least a few opportunities for everyone to laugh at my antics, as well as numerous photo opportunities. Snowmobiles get stuck rather easily from what I understand, so I should definitely perfect my cussing technique if nothing else, as if I needed any more practice at that.
As the weather turns colder I tend to spend more time in my shop tinkering on cars and such, there should be some forthcoming posts regarding a few of those little projects as well. I have a nasty habit of taking on these projects and never finishing them but that's mostly a result of a lack of funds coupled with a lack of time moreso than a lack of ambition. Anyway, perhaps you all can have a good laugh as you read about my ill fated attempts to convert trash into treasure, and maybe even learn a thing or two in the process. If nothing else, you can all be thankful that you have the good sense not to follow in my footsteps, most of this stuff isn't fit to be sold as scrap, let alone be revived.
Current projects on the slate include a '91 Geo Storm GSI that I'd like to have up and ready for autocross racing next summer, a '69 Honda 350 motorcycle with an extremely rusty gas tank and a bad case of the "I sat too long and now my fuel system is trashed" blues, a '79 Chevy Chevette that is intended to be the recipient of a 4.3 liter Chevy Vortec V6 and a Borg Warner 5 speed transmission, a '78 Jeep CJ5 that's in dire need of some tlc in the wiring department as well as all new suspension, and let's not forget the Beasty, my '79 Chevy 4x4, there's always some repair or modification taking place on that thing that might be interesting for someone to read about.
I intend to do some stories on alternative fuels in the future as well, my dad has a co-worker that's making his own biodiesel which I intend to interview, and if all goes as planned, the Beasty will be breathing a lot cleaner and running a lot cheaper by spring as it will be running on propane instead of the current large quantities of premium unleaded that it tends to consume in an effort to keep it's high performance goody enriched powerplant happy and healthy. If it happens, expect in depth coverage of the conversion complete with plenty of hot rod Chevy porn, and maybe a few pics of some ruggedly handsome guys as well. (myself and my 2nd best friend Brian, the propane god)
No matter what direction I take my efforts, I'll continue to make my best attempt at keeping everyone interested. I've been invited, and agreed, to contribute to another on-line news venture that will be coming soon as well, so look forward to a chance to read more of my verbal vomit spewed forth into an entirely different forum in the near future, one that I'm sure everyone will enjoy. Wait and see, there'll be a link here as well as elsewhere so everyone can find it.
Now quit reading this crap and go spend time with your family, eat a ton of turkey and stuffing and potatoes and pumpkin pie, get fat and bloated, watch football, drink beer, fall asleep on the couch, do whatever you do since it's your holiday after all. I'll be busy hugging my daughter and telling her how much I love her, and telling my wife what a wonderful cook she is, and telling my son how proud I am of the young man he's becoming, and telling God how thankful I am to have all of them in my life.
Best holiday wishes to all.