Being the Ongoing Chronicle of the Anticks, Misadventures, and Odd Deeds of an Overalls-clad Wanderer.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Something for Thursday

I really love John Williams. That is all. Here's a little John Williams.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

That lunar eclipse was pretty cool, right? Did you all get to see it?

Monday, September 28, 2015


More photographic evidence of my crimes....


That helps a cruddy day. #Cane #DogsOfInstagram

I enjoy this part of the process. #editing #amwriting #redpen

Editing with a cold Pepsi. #Yum #editing #amwriting #Pepsi

I haven't achieved much this weekend, editing-wise.... #editing #amwriting

Wut? #Cane #DogsOfInstagram

Dis is good barbecue sauce. #Lester #CatsOfInstagram

Today's clouds #clouds #sky

The Tweety Mobile #tweetybird #looneytunes

Summer's first fire #FirePit #overalls #Key #purple #tiedye

Heavens, what a cruddy day. #rain #overalls #Dickies

Lots of red pen use on this one.... #editing #amwriting #overalls

Mojito #yum #rumLester has opinions. #Lester #CatsOfInstagram #overalls #amwritingA hoodie and overalls at the end of June. Yeesh! #ootd #overalls #vintage

Walking #Cane #DogsOfInstagram #greyhound #overalls #vintage #tiedye #HickoryStripe #EastAurora #KnoxFarm

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Some links!

Need some Sunday linkage to go with your coffee? Sure you do!

:: Cane and I go on nature walks every Sunday. This guy goes on NATURE WALKS with his dog. Holy shit, that is one gorgeous dog. I kinda want one of those now.

:: Here's something I didn't realize: Since the late 90s, Joe Pesci has pretty much stopped appearing in things. According to IMDb, he's been in three things since 1998. I guess I just assumed that he was still out there working as much as ever, and I just wasn't seeing the things he was in, figuring he was showing up in ultra-violent grimdarky Martin Scorsese movies. Turns out he pretty much dropped out of sight: The Mysterious Disappearing Act of Joe Pesci.

:: I remember hearing about this when I was a kid: an artist-dude made a golden rabbit and hid it somewhere in England, and then he released a picture storybook filled with clues as to the golden hare's location. There's always something wonderful about a good story about a hunt for hidden treasure and the pitfalls that accompany any such hunt, like discerning clues that aren't there amidst the ones that are (or having a Staff of Ra that's too long).

Stay safe, Star Warriors!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Six Kadam High (in which I prove what I giant geek I am)

So, among my many tools at work, I have one that we lovingly call the Staff of Ra. It's a telescoping pole, about six feet tall at its shortest, that extends to eighteen feet; we use this tool to attach magnetic hooks to our ceiling from which we hang signs. Years ago we lovingly dubbed this tool the Staff of Ra, after the six-foot-long stick one uses in Raiders of the Lost Ark (in conjunction with the crystal-studded Headpiece) to focus a sunbeam onto the floor map of Tanis, thus revealing the location of the hidden Well of Souls, where the Ark of the Covenant resides. Remember that? Sure you do!

Anyway, this week at work we start a big modification project that involves installation of some extra refrigeration infrastructure on the roof, which in turn means that today, those technicians had to cut a hole in the roof. Late in my shift I'm walking back to my work area and I stop, because I saw the sun shining down from the roof and making a sunbeam.

So I grabbed my Staff of Ra, and took this picture.

When they cut a hole in your roof at work, OF COURSE you reenact the Map Room scene from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK!!! #indianajones #SorryNotSorry

Yes. That is how giant a geek I am, folks!

Something for Thursday

I'm not sure why, but for me, Fall has always been a time of optimism. All the metaphors have the world going to sleep for the winter, but for me, Fall is when life revs up. Maybe I'll flesh those thoughts out a bit more at some future date, but for now, here's some musical optimism for you: "Yeager's Triumph" from The Right Stuff, composed by Bill Conti. This is real "Hey, America, let's go to the Moon!" stuff, right here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Hey everybody! Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I'm still in a blogging slow-down due to work on two books at the same time. Keep checking in, though! I do have content coming, eventually.

Anyway, I have a point-counterpoint thing today. Point: A couple that has taken their adoration of the Victorian era to really high levels..

Counterpoint: Screw those idiots. (Second article is a tad foul-mouthed.)

I'm of mixed mind on this sort of thing. I honestly tend to default to "live and let live" on stuff like this, but on the other hand, I always have a hard time when people start evangelizing in favor of their time-period of choice, the point on the clock beyond which they think everything started trending downhill. There's a fine line between admiring certain stylistic things about an earlier time, and fetishizing it to the point of cherry picking the stuff we liked.

But then, my mixed reaction to things like this might just be simply because my preferred time period is four hundred years in the future, so there's that.