Monthly Archives: May 2006

memorial day

Today is Memorial Day. “Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized [Continue]

opps

Well poo. We had a little industrial accident here at the office. Matt was using our crappy ass, too small, cheap vise to hold a piece of aluminium while he used the hole punch to ummm punch holes on it. Wade was cleaning something on the wire wheel on the grinder (although ours has none, [Continue]

d-day terrain update

Brought the D-Day stuff to Glenda and Dean’s last night. Set it up just to see how it all looked together. Looks pretty good. Did discover that the barbed wire needs a heavy base or it falls over if you walk by, so I grabbed all of the barbed wire ( I think) and will [Continue]

diy bike stand

D.I.Y. Bike Stand (for fun & profit) “Ingredients You will need: “Pony” 3/4″ pipe clamp 3/4″ schedule 40 pipe: 1 x 8″ threaded both ends 1″ schedule 40 pipe: 1 x 10′ threaded on one end, 1 x 3′ no threads 1 1/4″ schedule 40 pipe: 1 x 4″ no threads, 1 x 3′ threaded [Continue]

mexico works to bar non-natives from jobs, but the US is the racist, xeno-phobic county

I’ve been emailed the following by several people: “The following is from Tom O’Malley who was a Director with SW BELL in Mexico City: I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working Illegally. [Continue]

bush writes back

“Dear President Ahmadinejad, Please forgive this tardy response to your letter of early May. We did not reply at first because we doubted the letter’s authenticity. We suspected that someone was trying to play a trick on you. The discourse, you must admit, is unusual for a communication between heads of state. However, now that [Continue]

treehouses

Glenda and Dean need to hurry up and knock out a few nieces and nephews for me. Why? So I can build them this: or maybe something like this:

house update

Howdy everybody, Sorry it’s been a while since the last update. We’ve done a lot. The shingling is finished. We ended up tearing the old shingling off all the roof over the whole house and re-shingling all the old roof, not just the new one. Dad did the actual shingling himself, to make sure it [Continue]

d-day terrain part quatro

Added some more rocks and sand to the beach, also bulked up the wall on the far left side with some concrete mix. Then repainted. The plane is roughly to scale, much more so than the ones that now come with the game! We might use it as a crashed glider where the US paratroops [Continue]

are ghettos and ovens next?

Iran eyes badges for Jews “Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical “standard Islamic garments.” The law, which must still be approved by Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenehi [Continue]

there are comments in moderation (206) »

“There are comments in moderation (206) »” gah! This is so damn annoying. And all you people out there paying other people ot go around advertising your services? Why the hell would I, or anyone with a functioning brain cell or two, _ever_ click on an ad that says: “visa application slacks fungus huts.discounting:cemeteries immoral [Continue]

first pay check

This was emailed to me: Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time. A young family moved into a house, next to a [Continue]

d-day terrain part three

Attacked the beach and cliffs with spray paint last night. Still needs more work, but it’s getting there: Boats-eye view of the landing: It’s really fairly easy to make this stuff. The barbed wire and trees came from a cheap package of green army men from Big Lots. Think it was $5 for the package, [Continue]

grupo beta

So I’m reading an article on CNN.com on Mexico saying it’ll sue the US if we use the Guard to detain illegal immigrants. Blah, blah, blah, right? Well, then I come upon this little tidbit: “In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Julieta Nunez Gonzalez, the local representative of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute, said Tuesday she will ask [Continue]