Friday, February 29, 2008

New Toy

If you've read Skittles blog you already know that we went Christmas shopping yesterday. Not for this year but to finish up our last years shopping for ourselves. I had gotten a gift certificate for a hobby shop and hadn't decided what to get so far. So, off we went yesterday in search of the hobby store(the closest one is actually in the next state, Ohio lol). Well, I was like a kid in a candy store. So much to see and so many decisions to make. Trains, planes and cars. R/C and static models abounded. After doing a fair amount of drooling lol, I decided to get a new R/C car. It's actually a Monster Truck. It's made by HPI and is called the E savage. This thing is huge. Heavy too as it has 2 motors and 2 battery packs to propel it. I already had an electric R/C car but it's pretty old. I also have a gas powered R/C car that is really a stadium truck, much like the ones you see in real stadiums jumping over dirt hills and such. The neat thing about this new one is that it has a lot more ground clearance than my gas powered car. I had taken my gas powered one out to the site behind my apartment that is building new houses and tried to run it there, but it just doesn't have enough ground clearance for that kind of rough terrain. This one does lol. I've put a couple of pics here to let you see what the new one looks like. The first one is of the new truck, the second one lets you see the difference in size between the new one and my gas powered one. I'm looking forward to when the weather will be nice enough to run it in the dirt and see what exactly it will do. Oh, I almost forgot, I've named my new truck Barney. Barney you say? Well yeah, short for Barney Badass lol.

Till next time BYE!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lost Photo Op

This happened Monday actually. I have been working split shifts for my job as Major Model Trainer. Monday was my day to start at 10:30 am instead of my usual 6:30 am so I could be there to train the second shift people. It had been snowing that morning and I awoke to a beautiful white covering of snow. What I didn't expect was the beauty that I would see on my way to work. Trees and other items covered in snow and begging to be photographed. It's too bad I didn't have my camera with me as I could have gotten some great shots. For one thing, I don't carry my camera with me to work, second, we aren't allowed to bring cameras into work and third, I wouldn't want to leave my camera in the car for that long of a time in the cold weather. I was hoping the snow would stay like it was that morning so I could maybe get up early and take some pics the next day, but it got warm enough during the day to melt most of the snow that was on the trees. Oh well, some other time perhaps lol.

Till next time BYE!!

Update on Skittles PC

For those who are interested or who read Skittles blog I have an update. Her PC has been reformatted and should be ready soon. We had done a non-destructive restore a few weeks ago after it had not worked properly, but that didn't seem to fix the problems that it had. So, after putting up with a poorly working PC, she finally decided it was time to totally reformat her PC back to how it came from the factory. This meant putting in all the neat programs that she had installed on her PC which meant quite a bit of time to reinstall the ones she had saved and downloading the ones she got off of the internet.

In short, her PC is up and running and she should be back blogging soon.


Till next time BYE!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Heads or Tails

This weeks "Heads or Tails" meme is...The letter "P".

I have the perfect post for this week lol. At least I think Skittles would agree with me on it.

I have chosen the word "Plethora" for my post this week. In this I mean I have a "Plethora" of hobbies that I am interested in.

Just to name a few
Model Trains
Model Cars
Recording CD's
Working on Cars (real ones lol)

You get the drift by this list don't you? lol
I love doing things with my hands and mind. It keeps me off the streets as my Mom used to say.

I know this isn't a very long post, but I just thought I'd participate in this weeks meme as I haven't done so in a while.

Till next time BYE!!