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My need for companionship is greater than my distaste for picking up sh– April 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 6:13 am

But look how cute these two are!

I was gonna just go look at the dogs they had down at the lb. and possibly pick one but then I saw these two on the KSL classifieds after I did a search for “heeler”  cause I had a blue heeler once and really liked him.  These two I’m sure have some heeler in them but they’re really mutts, which is good.  AND, they were free so that’s good too but I do need to have the boy’s boys taken care of so that might cost a few bucks.  It’ll be worth it though, cause I know he wouldn’t want things to get awkward between him and his platonic girlfriend.  They’re such good friends right now!

The boy is the whiter one and the girl’s the whatever black/red one.  I’m not too crazy about their names “chica” and “ringo” (or was it rico?) I was thinking about boozer and brodie.  Just kidding.  About the boozer anyway.  Brodie’s kind of a cool name.  But what about Swisgaar for the boy and Toki for the girl?  Any ideas people???  They should be able to learn new names and I plan to change them unless of course there’s some study floating around out there that states that the changing of dogs’ names will hurt their self esteem and turn them into psychopaths.

These dogs are about a year old and are already trained to not poop and pee all over your carpet or chew the livin’ S out of your sofa.  All the hard work’s already been done!  They’re good natured and good with kids and other dogs.  I wasn’t really looking to go from zero to two dogs but shoot, these guys seemed nice and it’ll be good if they have each other while I’m at work or whatever.

Just a few days earlier I finished doggifying the yard.

There was no fence here before.  Now there’s a fence and a gate!

Same dill here.  Before there was no fence or gate, now there is a fence and a gate.  That arc welder has been one of the best items I’ve ever gotten for free.  

Let me know what you think about the dog names.


Double Date on the Deth Sled April 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 5:22 am

Stratton brought up the old back seat from his now junked jeep cherokee and I got busy scabbing it onto the deth sled frame.   It went pretty well the thing was just the right size.   Note the back seat.

Also note that since stratton’s battery wouldn’t take a charge, we’re using one of my jetski batteries, and the way stratton drives (stalling every chance he gets) and the way the buggy was running, it took a lot of cranks to get it started so the battery was dead in pretty short order.  So this is us pushing it to get it started.

Then we got stuck so me and Katie baled.

Then we had a run-in with the local authorities.  “No registration, no roll cage, no safety harnesses, it’d be a shame to get it impounded”  We gotta hand it to the guy though for going easy on us and letting us off the hook.  I’m sure he has an obligation to at least give us a warning and we surely appreciate him letting “boys be boys” and finish our double date.

Then it was time for dinner.

But after we got our weenie sticks whittled up we discovered we had no weenies.  Turns out they fell out while stratton was driving the buggy like he’d stolen it.  When we found them they’d been run over.  But we ate em anyway and they were good.

Stratton & Stacie (below)

Me & katie

Then it was time to head back but we didn’t have any headlights cause we haven’t gotten around to equipping the buggy with them yet.  So we made do with what we had.  That mannequin head actually served a purpose!

Our lives are awesome!!!


Bare bones doom buggy April 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 5:38 am

This is actually Stratton’s buggy.  I tested it out last night.  Without him.  I quite like the stripped down look you know it?  And I did get a thumbs up from a dude in a pickup as I was heading down 89 in Willard so that’s good.  Wouldn’t you give a thumbs up to whoever was driving this rig?

BTW, this thing towed beautifully behind the neon.  It cruised comfortably at 80 MPH.  It’s amazing how much difference a 2-400 lb trailer makes when you’re driving a neon.  I really like this buggy.  I want one!  I miss my old buggy.  Kind of.  That one was a lot of work due to the manner in which I drove it.  I really beat the peepee out of it so it required a lot of fixing.  It was a lot of fun though.

This buggy did just fine as far as ground clearance and stuff but it was a little weak on having enough traction to climb hills.  Might have something to do with how the torsion tubes stick out too far so you can’t put very big tires on the back where you need em.  But it still went over stuff like this just fine.  You think you’re gonna hit rocks underneath but you never do.  Well, not never.


Lightbulb in microwave April 22, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 6:31 pm

When you try this at home, just be sure to submerge the metal part of the bulb in water.  Don’t do it for more than 20 seconds.  I hear they explode a bit if you leave it in longer.  Different parts of the microwave affect it differently as you can see so that kinda makes it fun.

Actually people on youtube are doing it for longer so I guess it’s up to you.  Also, CD’s look really cool when you put them in for about 5 seconds.  Make sure you don’t want the CD anymore though.


Not even playing with fire

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 6:09 pm

It was freakin cold this morning so I put my back to the burner as I heated some water on the stove.  I was eating a  bowl of cereal, still kinda tired then something didn’t seem quite right so I turned around and still felt the warmth from the burner on my back.  But the burner was in front of me.  Turns out my shirt was on fire.  I urgently looked for a place to put down my bowl of cereal without spilling it then proceeded to try to smother the flames against the back door.  That didn’t work.  I decided to just take off the shirt since it was now burning pretty good and I was starting to feel it.  Then it started to hurt bad and just as I was half-way through saying a compound word expletive I got the shirt off, put it on the floor and smothered it with my feet.  I didn’t get burnt too bad.  Just a little.  No  biggie.  That was a new shirt though.  Fresh from the DI.


St George Trip April 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 1:51 am

Mark Egan

My bike that carried me across this desert wasteland.   The end of the trail.

Yes, the bike did fall on me.  That’s what I get for being non-committal about going down a little drop off like that.  The correct way is to just do it!  twist the throttle a bit and be confident dangit!  At least it’s soft dirt and not the grill of someone’s SUV.  DIRTBIKING ROCKS!  Don’t worry, there’s still PLENTY of cryptobiotic soil left un-touched in the millions of acres of national parks.  Now can you people please stop closing all the good places to go riding down so I can find some real hills to climb?  Seriously.  Dirtbiking: the anti-drug.  t.r.u.t.h.


Neon Brodies April 5, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — housedouche @ 10:29 pm

Nothing too special here, like I say, it’s a lot more impressive when you’re INSIDE the car doing this.