Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pic Dump

Sorry, no photo credits available for any of the above

Too cold to work outside and since I had some work to do on the computer, thought I'd clean up the hard drive a bit. So here are a few of my favorite things before I hit the delete button: motorcycles, black & white photos of girls, girls on motorcycles (whether color or B&W), metalworking, boxing, and travel. Good to be somewhat multi-dimensional I suppose.

I received an e-mail from Cosmos (the outfit I went to Europe with last year) containing some new travel trips for 2015. I just might have to work a little longer so I can do this one. There was an article about money buying happiness in the Wall Street Journal the other day. They compared the purchase of a thing such as a fancy car versus an experience such as a trip to Europe. You would think because a thing is a tangible item you can see and touch it would buy more happiness. Not necessarily so, according to the article. I'd have to agree. Nothing I own can compare with my travel adventures. So I guess money can buy happiness. Time to start a new travel jar.

Took the brake drum/sprocket assembly off the rear wheel the other day. I started sandblasting it but was having an issue with condensation in the air line plugging up the gun due to running the line into the non-heated part of the shop. Looks like that will have to wait a bit until it warms up. Maybe next weekend.  

My buddy Jimmy is now promoting wrestling. I took the grandsons to check out the show last night. Like all professional wrestling, pure cornpone. Pretty much had all the bases covered though - garbage cans, folding chairs, smack talk and Chuckles the Clown, but you would expect that from an outfit calling itself Acme Championship Wrestling. He's putting on a boxing show next weekend. I'll be working that one.


Traveling Pirate said...

Looks like a great selection from Cosmos. Every catalog I get from them sends my imagination racing. Perhaps next time I'll get a bit more sleep and be a bit more energetic.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Kevin says summer of 2016 - that'll give you plenty of time to rest up.

I wish I could drop everything and spend a whole summer over there traveling around. If I could get another Lily grant, I'd focus on the great cathedrals of Europe and be able to do just that. Next time we do breakfast we'll have to start planning.

Surly said...

I took the picture of Joe Boris.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Sorry - I knew that. Since I was pulling things off the hard drive I didn't have any idea where the other pictures came from and your's got lumped in with them.