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Pirates, T-shirts, and Delayed Gift Opening

One of my favorite people on steemit, @dreemsteem, had a pirate/treasure hunting series on steemit several months ago. You'd go around and read people's posts and find certain little nuggets in there and win prizes. And talk like a pirate. I'm sure there was more to it, but that's the general thrust. Anyway, I won a prize in her treasure hunt. She asked me what

Pirates, T-shirts, and Delayed Gift Opening 2018-08-01T14:21:40+00:00

RV Bathroom Remodel :: Part 4 :: The Final Part

Original bathroom, prior to doing anything in particular. One does not simply remodel a bathroom. It's a long, terrible journey filled with moistness, odd smells, and physical contortions heretofore previously unknown. I embarked on a remodel of my RV bathroom starting last month. Post one, two, and three offer more information than you care to know. The overall project was to replace the plastic toilet

RV Bathroom Remodel :: Part 4 :: The Final Part 2018-07-30T20:06:44+00:00

Beer Review :: Fantasy Factory :: IPA

There comes a time in every man's beer drinking life that he must ignore the label on the bottle entirely and just enjoy the beer for what it is. This is one of those times. Karben4's Fantasy Factory IPA has one of the most intentionally weird labels I've ever seen on a bottle. Sporting a fire-breathing unicorn being ridden by a cat holding a gun,

Beer Review :: Fantasy Factory :: IPA 2018-07-29T14:13:15+00:00

The Eyes Have It :: Quaking Aspen :: monomad

In an attempt to get over the mild doldrums of a return from vacation, I'm looking at...vacation photos. I'm not sure if there is any sound logic or proper psychology at play there, but it helps me remember that I did stuff. Some of it was even fun. Memory is so short, except for the sad and terrible things our minds can't help but cling

The Eyes Have It :: Quaking Aspen :: monomad 2018-07-27T15:14:51+00:00

Exploring Colorado :: Day 4 :: Denver Botanic Garden & Ending It All With Beer

My glorious little vacation to Colorado is soon coming to an end. We've left the Rocky Mountains west of Denver and are spending our last day in the city in order to be nearby for our ride to the airport the next morning. It's a Thursday, and we're expecting Friday traffic to be terrible. But for now, it's just me, my wife...and my mother-in-law. We've

Exploring Colorado :: Day 4 :: Denver Botanic Garden & Ending It All With Beer 2018-07-23T15:58:01+00:00

Exploring Colorado :: Day 3 :: ‘Difficult’ Hiking to Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

So after a couple days of slow walking in a party with older folks, we managed to find a thing to do that they couldn't legitimately join us in. We had sturdy shoes, but it was a hot day. One can never have enough water, and we definitely did not bring enough. Hiking. On a trail marked as 'difficult'. The wife and I spent our

Exploring Colorado :: Day 3 :: ‘Difficult’ Hiking to Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs 2018-07-22T14:43:10+00:00

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story

And with @jayna cooling her heels in sunny California, the rest of the 50 word camp toils away in the depths of the steemit blockchain dungeons. We pick away at the walls of our prison in the hopes a glorious 50 word nugget might spill forth so we may offer it up to our betters. Maybe someday we'll see the sun. Maybe someday we'll be

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-07-20T13:48:21+00:00

Exploring Colorado :: Day 1 Afternoon :: Betty Ford Alpine Gardon, Gondolas, and More

$39 PER PERSON to ride the Gondola to the top of Vail Mountain? What sort of drugs are you on? Does it come with a butler, open bar, and valet parking? Our intrepid party had planned to take the scenic gondola to the top of Vail Mountain, maybe do a bit of sightseeing or hiking on Tuesday afternoon. We arrived at the ticket booth around

Exploring Colorado :: Day 1 Afternoon :: Betty Ford Alpine Gardon, Gondolas, and More 2018-07-19T15:43:54+00:00

Exploring Colorado :: Day 2 :: Vail Village

Nobody died during Day 1, but that was just the travel day. Now we have our full complement of old folks in our party, and it's not long before constitution and health levels are running low. I should have brought some health potions! For our plans today, I wanted to visit Vail. I've heard a lot about the ski village at the feet of Vail

Exploring Colorado :: Day 2 :: Vail Village 2018-07-18T14:05:26+00:00

Exploring Colorado :: Day 1

Whew. I'm still recovering from my week's vacation last week in Denver and other higher elevations west of there. Initially, I had illusions that would do some writing while on vacation, but that never materialized. I tried to abandon my laptop as much as possible in order to partake of outdoor activities and beer-related activities. I'm not going to show any photos of airports and

Exploring Colorado :: Day 1 2018-07-17T17:17:33+00:00
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