Thursday, April 26, 2012

Knitting and other random stuff

The knitting group is moving along slowly. Walt and I met at the Subway at Station Square. None of the young ones were available for our first meeting. So it was just Walt and I knitting on the south side. There was knitting that was had. I stated a new long scarf with a figure 8 cast on. Thus someone else will be able to knit on it. Walt was working on an orange scarf with the Martha stitch. I think walt must know dozens of hunter that need orange scarves. I should ask him about this. I think I have personally seen him knit five or six of them. Maybe he has just been knitting the same one for the last three years. It is probably that I am thinking about this too much.

There will be pictures of the next meeting. I think we will be at the subway and with luck there will be some young folks with us. We might even mention it on the Ravelry and invite the general public.

On the writing front I have dramatically changed the first book in the series. The adding of the Yukawas makes it a different book. Several things were taken out and I get them all back to the Ganterian Empire a wee bit latter than I had in the first draft. One thing that always bothered me about the first draft was the the Ganterian were so helpful. I am adding some political problems within the Empire to make that situation more realistic.

It is odd because I we getting close to finished with it. Now I have two version of the same book that are very different. Well I am sure it will work out eventually. 

Oh and to the good people at blogger. The new layout annoys me. I should have the option to keep things the way they were. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Why and the heck are all these Russian folks trying to post stuff on my blog. I do not speak Russian nor have I ever posted in it. I do like the little wooden dolls tat fit one inside the other. That is about as much as I know about Russia. Well i suppose I know they had the largest tank battle in History with the Nazi and Catherine was pretty Great. Other than that not much. If you are Russian and looking for a place to advertise impotence pills or porn this is not the place.

On other fronts life is puttering along. The clown Brigade continues as it has with few changes. One of the young Brimages is become quite a good little clown. And it is just in time we have had some requests for shows ans will need her help if we are going to fill them. Young Miss Wilson has been sick and requires prayer. So please add her to your lists.

WEll I am just checking in . Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Taco Bell Dorito taco so bad for me but so tasty

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Back at the Hive

After a many year absence I find myself back at the Beehive this evening. The hive as given up on it silly expansion into a three storefront bar. It is back to the single store front of my youth. The place still smells funy and the soft drinks are still over priced. I have no intention of bringing the knitting group back here The place is still lit like a dive bar. The bigs difference now is that everyone has their nose in a computer instead of a used book. I would like to think they are all on line reading the latest subversive literature. In reality they a probably playing angry birds.

Odd how some of the old faces are still around. The kids are gone. The might be still selling some beer here. For what ever reason the place is not as happy. I am not sure that i mind. It is just something that is different. They are making more food here and it smells like three kinds of terrible. It is not bad enough to make me leave but it might keep me from coming back. On some level I miss the pizza bagels and terrible egg salad. Actually the egg salad sandwiches were not that back. In face the last time I think I had one was five years ago when I was here.

The only up side is the lack of cigarettes. At least I do not think anyone is allowed to smoke in here anymore. Well I don't know. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

More Randomw Stuff

Just a couple random things. Montverde is a company that make pens and their refills. I have these pens that I use with big padded grips on them. There was a refill that I used in them that is no longer available in my area. So I was using the Foray refills tat were not nearly as smooth and cost a buck more for two. Well I went to another stone and found these that are a dollar less. They are very smooth and if the ink holds out on them they will be new brand of pen refill.

Also I had a Quaker Steak and Lube shrimp basket recently and was really disappointed. The shrimp were all bread and the fries were just the charred ends of the potato. Now I assume i got the bottom of the bag on these two things and that is why there were so bad. Still for ten buck one expects a better meal.

I have my torches in my bag along with parafin to celebrate the anniversary of our clown brigade this evening. So goos time will be had by all tonight. I will see you all next time and maybe with some nice pictures.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Spring and Shows

Well it is Spring and every clown's heart turns to summer shows when April rolls around. I have been juggling an telling knock knock jokes in the mirror to get ready. This spring is different from the last couple for my Brigade. This is the first year that we have more than two clowns that are really able to handle doing shows. So we are going to put our name up on the internet as a source for your clowning needs. I just hope the Mayor's office does not jam our blog with request for advice.

Well just checking in and trying to be a better blogger. Be safe out there and keep you stick on the ice.
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