Thursday, August 31, 2006


I made steak tacos for dinner tonight.

A local hobby shop is opening, and the owner gave me a Circle of Oboros box to paint for display and sale in the store.

A new fellow, Kyle, played Warmachine with Brian and me last night. Both Brian's Khador and Kyle's Grundback mercenaries pounded my Menites into the ground.

Yesterday was our department's picnic and the cold cuts were swarmed by what looked like bees. Based on their interest in meat, I'm guessing they are some sort of wasp.

My truck is still out of commission, so I've been borrowing Sheena's car. It is quite girly in decoration, a fact that has been no end of amusement to my coworkers.

My children are, at this moment, lying in the dark watching "The Secret of NIMH."

Family Camp this year had some of the most authentic teaching I've experienced.

I am signing up for a new life insurance policy and a nurse came to the house to take various data, including blood samples and my height and weight. We don't have a scale in the house, and I was surprised by how much I weighed. I have a goal now of losing (brace yourself) 37 pounds in the coming months. The plan is basically to eat normal human sized portions at meals and avoid snacks. It pretty much means I'm hungry all the time now, but I assume my stomach needs to adjust to a more normal meal size, as opposed to the metric ton of food I normally eat.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Tale of Greed

For just a moment, let me take you back to July 6, 2004. John Kerry had just announced John Edwards as his running mate, and the owner of a little personal web site assumed that he was sitting on a gold mine. Mr. Kerry Edwards, owner of, must have had sugarplum visions of the powerful Dems backing dumptrucks full of cash to his house in return for such a clearly valuable domain name.

Now, the site is just a squatted advertising page. I'm guessing Mr. Edwards regrets his decision.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Self-Sustaining Hobby

The sale of High Paladin Vilmon this weekend brought my Paypal account to >$100, which is enough evidence to show that my hobby can be self-sustaining. I got my first commission job from an eBay contact this weekend too, which is exciting. All my commission work has been from friends up until now. It's funny.... Brushworkz began life as a commission painting service but quickly morphed into a wargaming accessory business and lost a lot of (my) money. Now I'm selling painted minis on my own. Go figure.