Month: August 2006

Four days’ worth of pictures.

Here are pictures in Minneapolis. Here are pictures of beer and wiffle ball at KrisDi’s parents’ house. Here’s pictures of a really big bug and some plants around KrisDi’s parents’ house. Here are some pictures from the game we watched the White Sox lose. Here’s more beer and a couple fire trucks.

Let’s see. The story of drinking half a bottle of whiskey: I was at Wilmbo’s house the night we came back from Dad’s cabin. I was in a great deal of back pain from waterskiing, and the ibuprofen wasn’t cutting it. So I bought a handle of Jameson’s and drank half of it. I felt better. Puking wasn’t very fun, although I felt better afterwards.

P-Dubs (KrisDi’s little brother for those of you not paying attention) and I put out a fire at their parents’ neighbors’ place. When we came back from lunch, some kid (by kid, I mean a 23 year old law student) asked us if it was normal for people in the neighborhood to just burn stuff in their driveways. The owner wasn’t there, and when we went to look what was burning, there was some burning plywood leaning up against a wooden table. It was close enough to a trailer to have melted out one of the brakelights. We hooked up his garden hose and hose everything down, but the trailer was still smoking from the inside. We called the fire department, who completely overreacted by sending every damn fire truck they had. They cut the lock on the trailer and took everything out to make sure there wasn’t any fire hiding in there. So that was fun. The firefighters came over to where the three of us (P-Dubs, the law student, and myself) were standing and said something like, “When’s school starting?” P-Dubs and the other guy were both going to school the next week, one for law and one for mechanical engineering, but I’ve been out for a while. I kept my mouth shut, and the other two told him Wednesday or something. “Such and such high school?” “Uhh…no…both of us already have degrees.” “Wow, I feel old now.”

I dreamed last night that KrisDi, Oleo, and I were out at my lake swimming near the dam. For some reason, the dam’s intakes showed up as big square holes in the water, and for some much stranger reason, we thought it would be cool to go sit in one of them. So we did. I think there was even a nice little bench in there. Then we decided to get out, and KrisDi and Oleo didn’t make it. I think I flagged some people down, who got the cops and we started looking for them, but then they came out of the water dripping wet and joking about something or other. Then I woke up and had to go to the bathroom.

I finally finished a couple books. It took me a couple months, but I finished The Once and Future King by T. H. White. I think it might have been four separate books: The Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Ill-Made Knight, and The Candle in the Wind. I was pretty bored through the first one, but I enjoyed the others more. Chances are, most of you have already read it and made your own opinions, but I thought it was pretty good.

Then I also read Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. which Sam Raimi apparently plans to turn into a movie. I thought it was okay. Wasn’t terribly impressed, but it was fun and amusing, like everything he writes.

And that’s it for today. I’m hungry. I’m going to get myself some broasted chicken. It’s going to be pretty awesome.

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Yap Yap Yap

Here are some more pictures from the lake. Here are some pictures of the world’s largest Holstein Cow. Here’s some pictures of Andi, Wilmbo, Northwood, Apple Bear, and myself at Wilmbo’s.

In the realm of news, here’s the Trap Jaw Ant. Vicious looking jaws on that guy. I wish my mandibles were powerful enough to propel myself 13 meters into the air. KrisDi claims her womandibles can do that.

And here’s the story of my horrifying back pain: I went waterskiing. My back hurt a little, but not too bad. Then I took a nap. When I woke up, my back was providing me a limitless supply of excruciating pain. It lasted for about three days. Then I took some of Dad’s flexeril, and it went away. I was still sore for several days, but I was able to move my back. Andi, Wilmbo, and KrisDi can probably tell you a lot more about my mobility. They kept laughing at me, because I was moving around like a very old man.

On on!

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The blithering shall never cease.

Hello again. I have a few more pictures for you.

These are the pictures we took on our way to North Dakota. And here are some pictures of our first day at Dad’s cabin. And, lastly for today, more pictures from the lake. Mostly waterskiing.

I dreamed about going down a really big waterslide last night. It was pretty neat, since it had a loop-de-loop in it. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I made it halfway up, and then fell backwards. Then more people coming down behind me ran into me. I jumped out the side to the area around the base of the waterslide, and people kept running into each other and made a big pile on the slide. I wandered away and found a really nice cell phone in a leather case. I picked it up, and asked some lady next to me whether or not I should start calling the numbers on it to try and figure out how to return it. She told me to keep the phone, since it was nice. Then I woke up.

I wore a suit today as a joke. I’ve been working there for three years, and never worn a suit. Not even on the first day. It was weird. One guy was so surprised he took a picture.

That’s it for now. More eventually.

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Triumphant Return?

Hi. I just updated to a newer version of WordPress. That means this is weird and foreign. So off I go. Oh, and I’m going to make my links go poppity when you click them. I think.

Yeah, I’m back from my big-ass vacation of awesomeness (BAVOA). There’s probably a lot of stuff to write about, but I don’t feel like writing about all of it right now. I also didn’t feel like laboriously preparing all bazillion-odd pictures for web site. So you only get these: Dominoes, from before the trip, and the day we spent in the Seattle Aquarium.

I’ll keep posting pictures slowly. And eventually I’ll remember stories to tell you about the trip. Like how I helped put out a house fire, and how I broke my back and miraculously recovered. And how I drank a half a bottle of Jameson’s.

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