Well, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, but in my defense, I’m extraordinarily lazy. What can I say? If slothfulness were an Olympic event, I’d lose because I’d never even make it to the stadium. Either that, or I’d totally win due to not showing up and they’d have to ship the medal to me. I think it all depends on how the Russian judge scores it.
Since the last time I really wrote anything at the beginning of April a few things have happened. (that serious Guest Post I did for a friend a little while back, although extremely well-thought out and exquisitely well-written doesn’t really count as far as a #lifeinhashtags post goes)
I finished my cat tree and my cats seem to enjoy it although they are still scratching up the furniture.
Dear IKEA, if you could make a scratch proof couch that would be fantastic. Just sayin’.
After I finished the cat tree and it didn’t turn out to be a complete stuttering fustercluck I decided to move onto something a little more complicated. So I bought some more power tools and built a couple of cornhole sets complete with several sweet upgrades (suitcase design for easy transport, on-board scoring system, built-in rope measured out to 27′ for accurate gameplay) that I came up with on my own and/or stole from pictures of cornhole boards I found online. Pro tip: make sure your Google Safesearch is set to Strict if you do an image search involving the words “cornhole”.
This one is an Oklahoma State University set I made for Sharideth’s son for his birthday.
I was honestly surprised at how well the paint job turned out. Especially considering I learned all my paint masking techniques from Youtube videos which, considering how many “kitties doing cute things” clips I “had” to wade through just to find the right painting ones is quite an accomplishment.
And then this one is my own personal set.
You can’t really tell from the pictures, but there is a little bit of bleed over between the stained sections (stain works way different from paint as I found out) and it’s not as neat as I’d like, but I know what I did wrong and it won’t happen the next time I make a set…if anyone who’s said they want me to make them a set ever comes up with the money for it. Quality-ish craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap, people!!
Other than starting to get into woodworking, I also received a free charcoal smoker from my work back in June for 5 years of service.
I’ve so far managed to smoke several meat-tastically delicious racks of spareribs and a few dozen chicken drumsticks which were later fried into a flavor town the likes of which would cause Guy Fieri to give up every item of Ed Hardy gear he owns just for the chance of being allowed to visit and MAYBE be made the village idiot.
Other than building things with my own two hands and cooking meat fit for the cool, non-vegetarian gods, I’ve also spent my summer punching sharks in the face and turning down dates from numerous supermodels because, eat a sandwich.
How was your summer?
Are there any topics any of you would like to see me write about so I don’t go 4 months in between postings again?
Is it just me or does Nickelback still suck?