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Friday, September 11th, 2009 | Author:

Okay the original song from Feist is very catchy and really sticks in my head… but this version from Sesame Street sticks in my head even more than the original one.

1…2…3…4 chickens just back from the shore…

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 | Author:

Okay… I found a new site that I’m pretty interested in:  Instructables.   Basically people come up with ideas and provide some detailed instructions on how to make something.  They’ve got a pretty wide variety of stuff though.   Some really kooky stuff sometimes, but a lot of actually interesting things for people that like a little DIY.

Instructions on everything from food to home projects, to garden projects, etc…  take a look around or keep an eye on their RSS feed just to see what is being posted…

So this one caught my eye… Hungarian Shelves.  What a cool idea.  Basically I would put a vertical board on every stud across a whole wall, and then put shelves all the way across.  Some nice simple notching, no stupid “L” brackets, etc…  What a good idea!  That is if you have a ton of books I guess.

I have an issue with book shelves… I never have enough of them.   I put up what I thought at the time was a ton of shelves… by the time I got my existing books onto the shelves I was already out space and the books have already overflowed into a cheap 2 shelf bookcase (2 deep) and onto the ground in front of the shelves and the nightstand and dresser.  I like to read… a lot.

Here is the progression of my issue…

When we first moved in

When we first moved in

So then I got these cool sort of end brackets from ikea and made myself what I thought was a ton of space… turns out i just barely fit what I had!

Brand new shelves!  Look at all that empty space!  Oh.... wait...

Brand new shelves! Look at all that empty space! Oh.... wait...

And now I’ve gotten even more books so they are piling up by the bookcase

The cup runneth over...

The cup runneth over...

and into another small shelving unit

and over...

and over...

and onto my dresser (these are just my most recent ones that haven’t made it to the study yet)

and over!

and over!

So this doesn’t even include all of my wife’s books that are on two more 4′ high shelves in our closet…  I think the next house will have to have a whole lot more shelves for books.   Maybe I should just build a little library in our next house…


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Saturday, April 18th, 2009 | Author:

This is probably one of the more impressive pieces of equipment I’ve ever seen… I love it.

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Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Author:

The Iron Sheik is completely different than I remember him from my childhood.   I think the excessive cocaine use has really gotten to him.   I think he’s even crazier than The Ultimate Warrior… He’s pretty crazy now, but really he was crazy then too.   I’m not sure what is up with the Iron Sheik, but he’s pretty whacked out now.   This is in no way Safe For Work ™

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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 | Author:

Okay… The more I listen to Bon Iver the more I like them… Something about it just strikes me as a very honest form of music.  I dig that.  I like feeling in music (like when Ani Difranco sings The Million You Never Made)

So here is the SxSW (South by Southwest NPR) Bon Iver Concert  [Which I reccomend listening to regularly…lots of good stuff on there…)

Bon Iver doing an accapella version of For Emma

Here they are doing Lump Sum in a sort of low key setting…

And my favourite song in a sort of weird low key party setting…


And for all the frenchies reading this… here are some links…

Part 1

Part 2

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