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Category: My Life

No Shave November

Posted on December 1, 2018  in My Life

No Shave November is an annual event at work where the married men whose wives do not like facial hair, band together in solidarity and grow beards. I thought I would chronicle the progress. I think all in all I managed a pretty decent growth before I shaved today. For the record, it took 4 double sided blades to take it all off.

October 31st, freshly shaved.

November 14th, 2 weeks in.

November 28th, 4 weeks in and my birthday.

 

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Thanksgiving Vacation

Posted on November 25, 2018  in My Life

This my last day of vacation, I traveled home to Billings and spent some quality time with my family. I got to meet the newest member of my extended family, Haley, my Great Niece. Seeing the look on her mothers face as I was telling Haley that I would be the one showing her how to be weird, teaching her to swear and on her 16th birthday I would give her beer, cigarettes and condoms, was priceless. The whole trip was fun and after I got home, I immediately wanted to go back.

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Medusa, the other side of the story

Posted on October 7, 2018  in My Life

I saw a picture of this statue a few years ago, and an article about it popped up on Facebook today. The statue is of the Medusa with Perseus’s head in her hand. I think this is an interesting juxtaposition of the story. In the original Peresus Statue he is holding the Medusa’s head up high as he himself faces the sky in victory. In the story he is the hero who has slain an evil and vile creature. However, if you read the Medusa’a story, she is actually the victim. First she is raped by Poseidon in a temple of Athena. The Athena punishes her by transforming her into a gorgon, I suspect this was the first recorded incident of victim blaming. Medusa was then sent to live in exile because everyone who gazed upon her turned to stone. Finally Perseus was sent to kill her and was given several magic items to assist him. None of these events were her fault, but rather the gods playing with mortal lives like they were toys.

 

With this statue, it shows the Medusa as the victor of the fight, instead of holding Perseus’s head high and proclaiming victory, it is at her side and her eyes are cast down because she has won nothing, the gods hate her even more now and she was forced to kill an innocent man who is also nothing more than pawn of the gods, but she did what she had to to survive another day.

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Down the Youtube hole

Posted on September 15, 2018  in My Life

I went down a Youtube hole tonight, I did not even post a quarter of the videos I watched. I guess I must be feeling a bit nostalgic tonight, but it was fun. Maybe next Friday night I will do this again and see where it goes, maybe take some requests or do a theme.

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List of things to do

Posted on September 13, 2018  in My Life

I had to work last weekend, so my boss graciously gave me a four day weekend. So now I have to find something interesting to do with my time.

  • D&D Game: We are entering a new chapter in the current campaign, the stuff that was previously been happening has been cleaned up, with just a couple of dangling plot lines to be resolved later. I need to find something to run this Saturday, something for a 10th level party of 6 characters.
  • Computer Stuff: For some reason the GPU pass through on my system has quit working properly, so my Windows 10 virtual machine is being bitchy. So I need to sit down and figure out which update broke it and how to fix it.
  • Retro Computer Stuff: The Sinclair 1000 is still not working properly. I know what the problem is, the video output looks like a composite video connector, but its output is not composite. There is a fairly simple fix for it that requires me to find a couple of resisters and solder them into place.
  • Reading: I bought Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, I suspect this is going to fairly depressing, but my plan is to just power through it.
  • Writing: I try to write everyday, but I have been falling down on that lately, so I want to get three or four thousands words written this weekend.

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Summer is over

Posted on September 3, 2018  in My Life

Well Labor Day is here, this is generally a very depressing day for me. Memorial Day is the beginning of summer and I am always optimistic and hopeful. I mean what is not to love about summer, warm weather, cool water and scantily clad women. Unfortunately by the time Labor Day rolls around I find I really have done nothing with my summer. Heading into Fall and Winter, I really don’t have much to look forward to, Oh Well, maybe next year.

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Sad Day in History

Posted on August 17, 2018  in My Life

Today I was sitting a room full of Millennials, now normally I don’t rail onĀ  Millennials, they do have a rough life ahead of them and it is pretty much our fault. However, what occurred to me is, I was the coolest person in that room. Seriously, I am D&D nerd, I was never cool by any standard, but there I was and there was not a hip person in that room besides me. This is the real reason Millennials are pissed off, they are the first generation that has parents cooler than them and worse, their grandparents are cooler than them too. The Baby Boomers came of age in the 60’s, the era when the youth culture was born and rebelled against its masters, GenX came of age in the 80’s, the era the youth culture came into its own and dominated virtually every facet of life. The Millennials were born into a world that was already cool, everything they can think of has already been done, Recreational sex, been done, recreational drug use, yep, Rock and Roll, Oh yes, been done big. This is why “Retro” is a thing to day, Millennials simply have no where to go.

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The long hot summer ahead

Posted on May 26, 2018  in My Life

It is the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. This is always a mixed bag for me. On the one hand summer is here, my favorite time of the year. Hot weather, swimming, camping, long weekends, scantily clad women, smoking pot and fucking on the beach, Whats not to love. On the other hand, I am probably not going to get to enjoy any of that stuff, I will blink and it will be Labor Day. Sigh!, I hate my life.

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Question of the day

Posted on May 21, 2018  in My Life

Question: Why do men like girl on girl porn?
Answer: No dicks.

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Question of the day

Posted on May 15, 2018  in My Life

Question: If someone cloned you, would you have sex with the clone?

Answer: Yes, how could I resist such a handsome devil.

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