Archive for October 2012

day 3042: the 2012 halloween crew!

the 2012 halloween crew getting ready for some tricking or treating! can you spot odin? oh, o.k. i’ll make it a little easier for you. odin and i were dressed-up as matching, well, i’m not quite sure what we dressed-up as. maybe ringwraiths? i cobbled the costume together a few years ago from this and […]

viroqua fire department training fire.

i was out on a evening run and i happened up a training for the viroqua fire department on the 200 block of north center avenue across the street from nelson’s agricenter. at first i didn’t know it was a training fire and couldn’t figure out why there weren’t any sirens on and everyone seemed […]

day 3040: odin’s jack o’ lanterns!

even though i’ve always wondered about how smart it might be for any of us to be poking pumpkins with sharp implements, we’ve been carving jack-o-lanterns for a few years with odin i’m really not sure how it’s not ended in bloodshed and a trip to the emergency room. two years ago, odin mostly handled […]

that moment when you realize you might be in the running for a darwin award.

so i’m building the platform for the floor joists for the The World’s Most Awesome Treehouse(s) out of really big and heavy treated 2x10s a the problem arises. how exactly am i supposed to hoist the two “sistered” fourteen foot 2x10s that make up the ends of the platform twelve feet in the air so […]

Another Big Job for the radio flyer wagon.

why yes, i’m slowly making progress on The World’s Most Awesome Treehouse(s) since drilling two foot holes through the trees! the supports are up ( i’ll show more on the design later ) and today i started framing out the 14′x16′ platform for the 2″x10″ floor joists that will be built around two of the […]

poultry.internet: a system for remote human-pet interaction

adrian cheok wants to create a sensory internet and, naturally(?), started with poultry and made haptic jackets for chickens which can produce a gentle touch at a distance. and he has research to prove the chickens enjoy it ( “if the chicken enters the blue door we remotely touch it through the pet doll interface” […]

american academy of pediatrics’ clinical report highlights benefits of organic food

excellent news that the american academy of pediatrics released a clinical report that finally highlights the benefits of organic food, including lower exposure to pesticides for consumers and the workers who produce the food, lower exposure to drug-resistant bacteria and lower overall environmental impact than conventional farming and recommends that, “…Pediatricians should incorporate this evidence […]

not my circus! not my monkeys!

today i learned there’s a polish saying that means “not my problem” and literally translates to “not my circus, not my monkeys”. looking to verify the saying, i found this wonderful image illustrating the saying which i would love to have reproduced. henceforce i will seek every opportunity to emphatically proclaim, “not my circus! not […]

on the nerdist podcast with henry rollins

finally caught up with a few podcasts in the backlog and listened to the awesome nerdist show with henry rollins. it’s always fun to listen to music nerds nerd out and all the more so when henry is involved. am i the last person to discover that he does the voiceovers for infinity car commercials […]


if drinking organic valley eggnog for breakfast is wrong, then i don’t wanna be right! after tasting this morning, odin definitely and enthusiastically agrees that it’s as delicious as he remembers! so, go ahead and pick up a few quarts and make some eggnog cupcakes, or eggnog pots de creme, or the always delicious eggnog […]

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