Yeah, begs to ask Why the hell would I post such an unflattering picture? or maybe What was I doing wearing pants that short? Well, it was sometime around 1990, by the ages of my nieces and nephew. Maybe earlier. If I recognize the background, this was taken on an old bridge on the road between Capitol Reef and Hanksville, headed towards Lake Powell. The back row is my older brother and myself. The next row is my older brother's wife, his oldest daughter and the two Gearheads. In front is the only other niece I had at the time and my nephew (who happens to be Naptime Nostalgia's husband now). Some pictures should never see the day of light. But it has such pretty colors.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I routinely find trash in front of my house. From empty beer cans to half empty KFC cups, people just can't seem to carry their trash all the way home. Today, as I went to pick up my newspaper from the end of the driveway, seeing some paper laying down by it I thought "another slob leaves their mess for me to clean up." As I leaned down to pick it up and realized what it was, I thought "This kind of mess, I'm happy to have to pick up."
Yeah, it's only a $5 bill, but at 6 am when the two cups of coffee have yet to kick in, it's quite a find. Just enough to start the day off on a good note.....
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I took a little test on decorating style over at Naptime Nostalgia, and wasn't too suprised with the results. According to Sproost, my decorating style is
- 43% Mountain Lodge,
- 33% Arts & Crafts and
- 24% Southwest.
And I thought it was just Cluttered and Random.
Spewed forth by Max Sartin at 9:34:00 AM
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Camping at Lake Powell, like much of Southern Utah, used to be a lot of fun. Then, about 10 years ago the rest of the world discovered it and ruined it for those of us who have been enjoying it since the mid 70's (and before). Edward Abbey knew this and was smart enough to die before it happened.
Monday, February 16, 2009
In honor of my little brother's birthday, I chose this as the "old photo of the day". It's from the Motel West BBS days, back around 1987. He, his wife, another friend and I rented a house out in West Valley City, it became the Motel West hangout. To this day we refer to it as "HQ". Those were fun times, people coming and going at all times, like freakin' Grand Central station. Nobody bothered calling to see what was going on that night, they just showed up. One of my funniest memories from that time was when we had a water fight with the neighbor kids. The kids had the hose and some buckets or something like that outside, and the "adults" were throwing water at them from inside the house. We got soaked. They got soaked. The house got soaked. Fun times.
In the picture below are (by their screen name);
Sitting up : Your Conscience, Sir Duke, White Lioness, Ed Broadbent, Professor Faust.
Laying down : Frankie the Z
The head you can just barely see, underneath everyone else : The late, great Mr. Coffee.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
to miss class. I was the only one of the Triumphant Trio of IDET that showed up to class today. One was sick, the other, well, as I told the professor, had something else she had to do. Anyway, it was an easy day at class. This professor usually takes the entire 3 hours for lecture and in class work, the only way we get a break is to just take it. But not tonight. She only lectured for 45 minutes and then let us work on our Design Brief, which was what the lecture was on. We didn't even do the class discussion on the readings for this week, we're going to discuss them and this weeks next time. Anyway, I hope the one of you is feeling better and the other one enjoyed Maui. See ya next week.....
Spewed forth by Max Sartin at 8:22:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
At 3:49 this evening another person joined the cast of my life. My niece Jenn gave birth to her and her husband's second child, another daughter. Congratulations. They named her Sage Harper and she came into the world weighing 6lbs & 15oz. According to my older borther (her grandfather) she is awake, eyes open, apare and wondering who all the people hovering over her are.
Welcome to the family, Sage.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
This must have been taken sometime in 1980, by the size of my older brother's family.
- Back row - left to right - My mother, my dad's father, my little brother, my dad's mother and her sister.
- Middle row - my sister, my older brother with his son on his knee and my dad.
- Front row - me, my sister-in-law and right in front of her my oldest neice.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Got this in an email and just had to share.
You learn something EVERY day!
I've always wondered about this myself. Now I know!
Why do we call the last one generation Y?
- The Silent generation, people born before 1944.
- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1945 and 1962.
- Generation X , people born between 1963 and 1979.
- Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 2001.
I did not know, but a cartoonist explains it eloquently below...
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I'm still going through my old photo CD's, dating back to '97 (with pictures even further back), and I'm getting close to done. So, expect to see a few of them up. First up; the house. I found a great old cache of pictures of my house dating back to the mid 90's, showing pretty much the way it looked when I bought it. (If I ever find the original appraisal papers, you'll see it exactly that way). So, here's my house through the years:
The only change I had made before taking these first two was to cut down the bush in the middle of the lawn. You can see the stump in the picture, and it it still there now, just with a wagon wheel in front of it. You can, sort of, see the front porch is still just cement, you can't see how badly in need of repair it is. Because of the bush you can't tell, but there was no railing around it. These were taken sometime before 1997.
Here is the first iteration of the front porch. Instead of repairing the concrete, I just covered it with a wood porch, kind of like a redwood deck over it, and added the wood steps over the concrete ones. I also added a railing around it. This one was taken on April 24th, 1997.
Here the porch is the same, but you also can see the yard without the fence around it. I originally added the fence because people from the apartment next door liked using my front yard as a shortcut to the bus stop.
By 2003 I had addded the fence to the yard, and sort of a boardwalk over the front path, which you can't see because of the snow. I had also, by request of the post office, moved the mail box from the front porch to the fence right by the sidewalk. (They paid for the new mailbox and it's installation).
The big change happened in the summer of 2004. The boardwalk came out, the wood porch came off and the lawn got covered over with woodchips. My older brother helped me fix the cement on the porch and cover it with slate tiles. I also extended the front porch out, and between it and the wood chips, completely covered the old walkway. I also removed the bush blocking the front porch and most of the abundance of overgrown bushes in the corner of the yard. Oh, and in case you didn't notice, I painted the house a different color also. I took some redrock from the Moab area and had Home Depot scan the color and make paint for me. The color of the house didn't change between the two pictures, it's just the lighting.