It’s a good day. I think.
Anonymous asked: whats one of your favorite memories from 2013?
Whoa…it’s been a long time since I found an Anon in my inbox!
Um, hmm…probably paying off all my student loan debt in September. And thus, all of my debt. Err…maybe any of a number of stage performances. The dozen or so dates I went on - regardless of how well they went. So much awesome in one year :) Met some interesting people and learned some interesting stuff. Or one of the dinners me and some of my friends got together and had at some point during the summer (those were fun). Good question!
Started my taxes. Holy how did I make that much…
Moose are so big, holy shit I thought they were like deer size
holy shit I thought that was a fucking dinosaur
I kno what the heck
Welcome to Canada.
HAHA—I can’t really explain the majestic qualities of the moose, but I do have a story that further illuminates their hugeness: A friend of mine was driving down the highway up north and a moose stepped out onto road and he hit it. The moose turned its head at the last minute and its antlers went through the windshield and bent the metal frame of the entire front end of the car. My buddy was smart or lucky enough to bend down—the antlers went right over his head and the police told him he would have been severed in half. His car was DESTROYED.
The Moose just pulled its head out of the wreckage and continued on to the other side of the road like it ain’t no thing.
IN SHORT: A moose is so big it can joust with a large automobile traveling at high speeds and dominate so completely that our only option is to worship it as a God in Canada.
If that happened, the moose would have died. No way it survived. I knew a girl who hit a moose in Aroostook County, Maine - her car was obliterated and the moose was crippled. Vehicles, upon hitting moose, hit their legs due to their large height and the moose collapses onto the smaller vehicle. It usually crushes out the windshield, whereas a smaller animal like a deer bounces off the front of the vehicle. The danger that lies in hitting a moose is due to their large stature, they fall on the car and crush it and crush the person inside. Either that story never happened (because the person inside would have been wrecked as well), it is greatly exaggerated and the car was going much slower. No moose would be able to walk away from a 1-2 ton vehicle colliding with its head. Either it’s neck would have snapped or it would have concussed.
hoatzinandtamaraw asked: Omg I am hella jealous of you! That sounds like heaven! Where do you move for the summer?
It’s pretty nice; the sun sets right out there which is what I fancy. You can see Canada once the ice melts; on a clear night the lights of Port Colborne break though. Last New Year’s I saw fireworks across the water, haha. Absurdly awesome. Last summer I moved near friends down in Oswayo which is between Wellsville and Coudersport in PA. It was this huge house down an isolated dirt road in a valley, haha. This time around I might move back to Jamestown. I often look at moving back to Buffalo but I’m feeling purposed possibly back in my hometown.
I was tapping my foot on my coffee table and the dogs next door heard it and they started barking. Simultaneously amazing and hilarious. Someone in the kitchen would have struggled to hear it, let alone through multiple walls and 20 yards of space.
So I kept tapping. hehe.
Haven’t photo’ed any guitars since early winter. This one was particularly cool though and it is warm again so I can put some back in the log. It is a 1975ish Fender Stratocaster; original vintage white which has aged pretty immensely. The neck seems to have been sanded down and feels ridiculously good; definitely had a refret and some aftermarket crap tuners installed. The pickups are not original; pleasant surprise to find Dimarzios. The pickguard is an old tort; strange thing is I’m not sure if it is original or the tort was applied as a sticker to a white pickguard. The pickguard is period correct; very interesting. The bridge was replaced; played pretty nice with the bridge Dimarzio coming alive.
So, I had to admit to myself this week that I lost sight of the reason for Easter a bit. We host it at our house, so it’s always a chunk of work....
I spent time with my dad today, it’s been like 3 or 4 years since the last time we talked, and can i just say that I prayed last night and this...
The retreat was everything I needed, Spruce lake was gorgeous and I met a lot of people that I’m sure I only recognized in the spirit but , ah this...
- “Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out....”
I love my dog. He is a serious companion, I hope I treat him as well as he treats me. He has never let me down and I hope I’ve never let him down.