I Went To Alaska and All I Got Was August 6, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Art, Vacation, Yorling.
Tags: Gold, Precious, Rings, Terrorism, The Middle Class
We wanted it and we gots it, didn’t We?
The Grand Project July 8, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Home.
This is what I’ve been working on the last few months. It pretty much consumes most of my attention these days.
Right now it’s about four feet across I think. Final project size will be about six feet.
No, I didn’t come up with the design myself. It’s the Cathedral Rose Window Afghan project I got for Christmas.
Been Busy June 20, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Bad Times Ahead, Destined for the Gulags, Home.
Here, take a look at this.
Birthday Present April 22, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Art.
Tags: Birthday, Quilting
Last week I turned 43. Whee. On the plus side the Parental Units gave me a REALLY nice gift.
Here, take a closer look at it:
(Clicken to embiggen)
Mom hand cut each strip and sewed them all together on her sewing machine to make the top. Dad hand quilted the top to the backing with a line of quilting along each seam between the the strips. Yeah, it took a while.
I Went To Zion & All I Got Was This Lousy… April 17, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Vacation, Yorling.
Really cool stuff!As
As I mentioned there are a bunch neat galleries and shops outside of the park. Monday it got kinda cool & overcast so it wasn’t a great day for photos. We went & rode the buses that take visitors through the main valley. To get to the really neat places you have to do the hiking trails. Yeah we didn’t do that. Afterwards we went shopping.
Here’s the haul:
The prices for the ceramics were very reasonable for the quality of craftsmanship and I just loved that picture.
Yesterday the weather got rainy & colder so we just came home. I’ll get some pictures of the park up later.
At Zion National Park April 15, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Vacation, Yorling.
Tags: Parks, Travel, Zion
Hello! Long time no type at y’all, I know. Sorry. Not much has been happening with me. I go to work and come home again, work on my crochet. Lather, rinse, repeat. This week I’m on vacation though. WOOT!
Today I drove up to a hotel just outside of the park and tomorrowm I’ll be taking in the sights and hopefully get some good pictures. Here’s the scene from my porch:
There are some interesting shops around here too!
I Suck at Blogging March 12, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Yarncraft.
But I’m getting pretty good at crochet! These are for me, made of Merino wool. I love them! They’re warm without being hot. Now I’m making a pair for my sister. What have you been up to lately?
Vanity Plates February 13, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Science & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy.
So, a new car deserves vanity plates right? Of course it does. Here in Las Vegas they’re particularly popular for some reason. One of the…odder ones I’ve seen around town is IAMGOD. God drives a white caddy. Just so you know. Anyhoodledoodle, I’ve been trying to come up with something good. Given my current obsession with crochet stuff CROCHET would be nice but of course it’s already taken. CROCH3T is available though so that’s an option. Or I could go a different direction – a trip over to the dork side, if you will. Frank Herbert’s Dune series is one of my all time SciFi favorites. There’s a rich vein of possible plates. Holy crap! MAUDDIB is available! I would have sworn I tried it last week and it wasn’t. Hmm. USUL is also available. Or perhaps I could go with something more me-centric. MTCHMBL is available. I dunno, I read that as MITCH MOBILE but perhaps a most people won’t. How about MSTER M? If anybody has any suggestions you can try them out here NV DMV license plate tester and see if they’re available.
Oh, I tried another crochet-themed one: HAPHUKR (Happy Hooker) but…yeah, I don’t think they would have gone for that one.
AAY – Car Buying: Blahbitty Blah Blah… February 4, 2013Posted by Mitchell in Home.
Sorry, I got bored with this. The upshot is I GOT A NEW CAR!!!
2012 Rav 4 Limited. BEHOLD!
Yeah, it’s a stock photo but this is basically what it looks like except mine has a moonroof too. I had three dealerships bidding for the sale and I got a decent price I think. According to my calculations it was a 3.4% markup over actual dealer costs. I wanted red but silver is nice too. I went with Warrenty Direct for the extended warrenty. Finance manager was shocked at the price I got (they were running a special discount for January, plus an extra $200 off if you paid in full). I am extremely happy with it and I LOVE the V6 engine.
Now I gotta get the old one spiffied up for sale.
One addendum: Car Buying Tips has a lot of great information, but a lot of it is aimed at people with less than bullet-proof credit scores. A lot of the hi-jinks you get warned about there and what I was expecting mostly didn’t happen. I felt like I brought gun to a pillow fight. Also, it’s interesting how different dealerships work with customers depending on how they get introduced to you. One dealership I actually went to the lot without prior contact to see how they were going to approach the deal. I got the high-pressure treatment almost immediately. Later emails and phone messages to the sales-weasel there weren’t answered. It was only after I emailed somebody else there that I got a response. They didn’t get the deal. It’s the second time I didn’t buy a car there. The lesson is: if you’re going to do the internet car buying route (which I highly recommend) don’t bother with the regular sales-weasels – go to the Internet Sales Manager.