I went on a hike a few days ago to test out my new camera. It is a Nikon D3400 I am still getting used to it, so some of the photos are kind of cut off, but the clarity is pretty good I think. So lets start going through the photos.
This first shot is a Cactus growing out of a crack in some rocks.
But when we zoom in a bit we can see a friendly spider has made its web underneath the cactus.
As if being covered in 2 inch long spines wasn’t enough to keep people away the 2 foot wide spiderweb so thick you cant see through it should do the job.
Next we come to a cliff that might just be kept from falling by 2 trees
Now lets go up to the top of a cliff from witch I was able to look down on a waterfall.
And here is a short video
Then I saw the most messed up tree ever. It looks like it is trying to eat the rocks it is growing out of. But even cooler than that was the Dragon living in it.
And here is some GOPro Videos of my hike. Watch if you like to see fat guys sitting on cliff edges and then jumping rock to rock and not falling. Yes I am like a Goblin/Goat.
Now some leftover Photos I think turned out pretty good but I couldn’t fit them in to the story lol.
I had a great time this year. I met some great authors and got to talk to many I have met before. I also met some great regular people, well not sure how well regular fits but…. Let’s just say some other people in costume. I am just going to post a bunch of photos in this post I will be doing a separate post about some of the signed books I will be giving away.
Hello This will be a Hip post using Homoeoptotonian H words. Sorry but my Hat Holder brought about a hwyl in me! If you don’t know the meaning of something in this post I Have definitions below so you don’t think I am full of Hooey.
In an effort to get rid of some of the useless crap cluttering my shelves and Hindering my organization.
I came up with this neat little Sword in the Stone Hat Holder. Its not just for Hats However, you could hang a Helmet or even a Hauberk from the Hilt If your Hardware is Heavy enough. But I Hate to tell you this little Hog-Goblin, but that is not a Hat
I don’t know the Horometry it will take you., but it took me just Half of a Half Hour (15 min) to complete this project, not including time for the paint to dry. ( It doesn’t take an Horologist to know paint dries slower if you Hover over it)
What you will need to Have to Hand.
- The Handle Half of a wooden sword
- A Heavy piece of Styrofoam
- Black or a dark Hyacinthine paint
- some “stone” spray paint (Hold your nose it stinks Horribly )
- One H bracket……
- Just kidding you need a L bracket or a Hinge
- Handful of screws Sorry Hobnails won’t work
The wooden sword I got free from a Spirit Halloween store. I was building a Haunted house for my kids school with Hardly any budget at all. I just went in and asked the manager if they Had any broken items that we could Have to use as props for the Haunted House. I got the sword and a Whole ( it sounds like it starts with H) lot more. It was a lot of Hard work but I think it turned out great and it made the kids Happy.
I don’t Happen to remember where I got the Styrofoam I Had painted 2 matching pieces of the Foam black for something else But only used Half of what I Had.when I Had Hung one up with my real swords. You can get the other things at Home depot or any Hardware store for a few bucks.
- Paint the Styrofoam with the black paint. Or you can use any dark color you Happen to Have Handy.
- If your sword Happens to be whole you will need to cut it in Half.
- Line up the L Bracket at the tip of the Half sword and mark the Holes. Then drill them out with a bit Half the size of your screws.
- Once the paint on the foam Has Hardened spray it with the stone spray paint. I use a Helpful spray paint can clip on Handle for better control of over-spray.
- I may have Habromania but this part makes me Happy. You get to Stab the foam …. in the Heart? Well anywhere you want as long as there is a Hole.
- Once you have committed a Styrofoam Homicide Slide the sword in until you see the Holes you drilled in step 3.
- We need to find a stud to Hang your Hobs Handy Hat Holder™ as it will be too Heavy to Hang from the drywall. Once we Have the Location, line up, mark. then drill the pilot Holes and use the screws to Hold the Bracket to the wall .
- Now we align the Holes in the sword with the other Half of the L bracket and put the screws in.
9.. Now test it to see if it will Hold up with a bit of weight on the Haft.
- We need to Handle the Styrofoam carefully as we slowly slide the “Heavy stone” down the sword away from the Hilt until it Hides the Hardware.
There you Have it! You made your own Hobs Handy Hat Holder™, and you read my Hortatory writing practice using my Horrisonant Homotaxic Hephaestic Help. I Hope I didn’t use any Heterophemy in the post, I also Hope you learned some Heretofore unknown words without becoming Hypnagogic. Or worse become so angry that you thought of committing hospiticide. But I am sure your honorificabilitudinity is to high to try that.
Did you Have as much fun reading this as I Had writing it? I Hope so!
||sleeveless mail coat
||insanity featuring cheerful delusions
||light half-suit of plate armour
||stuffed jacket worn under mail
||long chain mail coat
||massive helmet covering head and shoulders
||of, like or pertaining to iron-working and blacksmiths
||accidental use of word different from that meant
||dweller of a temperate zone
||use of one form of a noun or pronoun in place of another for rhetorical effect
||use of series of words sharing the same inflections
||emotional state capable of arousing intense eloquence
|composed of similar parts
||of, like or pertaining to homilies
||arranged in a similar manner
||little artificial person
||giving exhortation or advice
||of, like or pertaining to gardens
||to greet; to welcome
||killer of one’s guest or host
science of time measurement A Horologist
||of a blue or purple color
||omission of sound or letter from a word
||sleep-inducing; pertaining to drowsiness or sleep
||of, like or pertaining to unconscious logical thought
||weakness of mental facilities
||basis; foundation; essence
||return to primary argument after digression
Yesterday I drove down the mountain to Scottsdale and picked up my eldest son. I am going to give him my motorcycle but he needs to learn how to drive it first. So I took him to where the old drive in theater was and showed him how it is done. . I think I may have been reading to much LitRPG the last few weeks or fantasy in general all my life beacuse When the old guy on the scooter came over with his sage advice I was expecting him to give us a quest. But anyway here is some video of my boy on my bike doing his first few laps.
Then on my way home I stopped at one of my favorite trail heads and did a quick 2 1/2 mile hike. It is just over one mile up and one down extremely steep.
It is almost rock climbing instead of hiking, but the reason I love it so much is the view from the top. You can see how close the road is but so far below that kind of puts it in perspective.
But here is a video of me going down the trail a year ago so you can see how steep it is. I apologize in advance for my belly bouncing around I didn’t realize I was filming and it was hot. I had climbed to the top in the dark so I could take some sunrise photos and less then an hour after sunrise it was already about 110 degrees.But I am proud to say that belly is no longer there
Here are a few more photos of I have take on that trail in the past
A few days ago I went for a short hike. I wanted to get some Sunset photos because the clouds looked really cool. I brought my trusty axe with me and made a few really good throws. Sorry the video is shaky I was holding the camera. I was wishing I had more than one axe when Coyotes started howling from 3 different directions around me, but I never saw more than cows moving around..
Around 2005 my brother got out of Prison and i let him move in to our guest house. We didn’t really get along but we managed. Then in 2010 my neighbors work truck crashed in to the house at 2am. It went through the wall so hard that it hit my youngest sons bed and launched it into the air to smash on top of my oldest sons bed. My wife our 3 kids and I were not home. It was Easter Sunday and we had stayed over at my in-laws. Both of my boys would have most likely been killed and we had a huge hole in our house. They were so drunk they ran home but one passed out in a yard a few houses down the other was walking up and down the street looking for his phone he had left in the truck when the police got there. So I wanted to move right away. but the Insurance co wouldn’t pay for it until the police investigation was completed. So I was really stressed out.
But then we were told the truck had $200 in counterfeit cash in it so the secret service told the police to back off while they did surveillance on the guys and the company they worked for. So I was basically told that I would have to live 8 houses down from criminals that would have killed 2 of my kids if we had been home. while living in a house with no front wall while these two fuckers where left un-arrested and would slow down in front of my house and then peal out every day. Trying or scare us or something.
After a week and a half I said Fuck it and we left I packed up as much as I could in one load and we just walked away from it and got a condo. The reason I am saying this is because I spent all day going through my brothers storage unit that he hasn’t paid the last year or so. My brother owed like $1700 but The storage place made a deal with my mom if we paid $500 we could get the stuff out and she has a bunch of stuff in there and all of my Grandmothers things are in there as well. It is a huge 20′ X 10′ and 12′ tall it was packed full.
I only got about half way in today, But I found a bunch of my old stuff that we had just left. My mig welder and a bunch of other tools. But I am most excited about the toys lol..
OK first off this is my Oldest son, My daughter, and My adopted son in law? Um they are not married yet but they have been together like forever and I love the kid like hes one of my own, even if I feel like a Dwarf around him. Then check out the Goat shirt. I need one of those to send to Peter Newman. Then if you where to see the book being opened it is a signed copy of Paternus by the one and only Dyrk Ashton. Oh and I gave them some sharp and pointy things. The throwing axe was fun. My daughter was not amused….