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Poof

I have a special vacuum for ultrafine particles and use it to clean the ash out of our wood-pellet stove. This morning, I inadvertently hooked the hose into the unit’s exhaust port, flipped the motor on, and put the nozzle into the stove. That was a bummer.

Aerial of the Eruption of Eyjafjallajˆkull

Bluegrass Pixies

I’m a sucker for interesting covers of beloved songs. I heard this walking into a bar two Fridays ago and it really set the tone. On a related note, I’m trying to learn this on electric guitar, which I’ve been playing sporadically for less than a season, and the bar chords are killing me. My old fingers are starting to figure it out, though.

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Pumpkin Sun

Happy Halloween from NASA.

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Mantis

He tried and tried to climb my parents’ wall, but the siding was just too slippery for mantis feet. I suggested The Serenity Prayer and oh, he gave me such a look.

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And His Heart Tumbled Like Kittens

My son and I get a kick out of the Black Metal show on local college radio. For songs with incomprehensible lyrics, my son’ll laugh and ask, “Hey Dad, what’s he singing there?” And I’ll tell him something like, “Oh, it’s a song about his first big crush. He’s singing that he mailed his special someone a gift — it was a pink sweater with purple sequins — and she was so delighted that she texted him lots of kissy-kiss emoji, and his heart tumbled like kittens.”

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The first of my IRON MAIDEN black vinyl reissues arrived today. Amazon screwed the pooch on my order, sadly, with one part unexplainably shipping late and another part, the “Killers” LP, arriving melted. It looks like someone left it on a hot plate. I suppose it might have been hell fire. A prompt replacement has been requested.

“The Number of the Beast” LP made it safely, thank God.

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