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Sunday, September 23, 2018


     11 years of history with my 1994 Honda Civic came to an end today, as it rolled off down the street with it's new owner.

     It's bittersweet. The Black Pearl is going to serve me well, just as I will server her as her captain. I need a really big hat tho.

     But the civic went with me through think and lots of thin.

     I'm satisfied the new owner is going to enjoy it tho.

     A new owner who I could see would enjoy the car, and driving it.

     This is what I wanted.
     This is what Mr. Smith wanted.
     I am Mr. Smith

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

where in the world is Mr. Smith???

     I've been working on car related stuff and that's been top of my priorities list. I have a new used car, and am hopefully letting the Civic go tonight- Pics of the new car to follow when she's all duded up.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Toysday: Introducing a Third Party Masterpiece to your Official Masterpiece Collection

     Properly introducing third party masterpieces to your official Has/Tak collection can be tricky- not just due to differences in Aesthetics and Quality, but also due to possible personality conflicts.

     The First, Most important step is to introduce your new third party piece to pieces of similar temperament and size.

     I had chosen to introduce Maketoys Jazz to Sideswipe, Sunstreaker,


and Wheeljack.

     It was tense, cautious. I was afraid we weren't going to get a match, and that the collection would go Jazz-less, as Has/Taks plan for him seems to involve sometime after the fall of western civilization, But then Bumblebee rolled up. Everything just sort of relaxed.

Sideswipe admired Jazz's Rocket Launcher

Sunstreaker wanted to show off his hidden pistol- He also noted that they had similar leg transformation

Tracks wanted to know who does Jazz's bodywork.

And Wheeljack had some interesting ideas for... upgrades

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gelatinous Ecology

     Today, I went to Sprouts to pick up some items and found that one of the items- Their store brand bulk Gummi Bears (@ $.99 this week) was out of stock. Dare I say... Extinct.

     That got me thinking about the ecology of Ursus Gelatinosis Fructus Sapidus, more commonly known as the lesser gummi bear. They used to be plentiful, roaming across the fields and hills of Germany, but the division of the country after WWII cut into their migratory path and affected their habitat. only after 1989 when the Berlin wall fell was the breeding program established in the black forest by Haribo able to bring these once proud creatures back to a fraction of their former numbers. They have come back from Critical to near threatened, and are approaching least concern.

     When I went back to Sprouts later, they had restocked- I made sure to ask if they were farm raised, free-range, or wild caught. The checkout clerk wasn't sure, but suspected free range.

     I'm happy to report that Salmo Nanus Cerasium Gelata, or the Dwarf Cherry Jelly Salmon is doing excellently in the salmon hatcheries of Ikea, where it is filleted, halved, and packaged under the suspiciously mundane name of Swedish fish.