Friday, January 13, 2012

my talent

I really wish I had thought of this. Instead I spend my time doing things like this:

Monday, October 24, 2011


Because it is October and we're all getting ready to vote.

Friday, October 21, 2011

100 skills

Thanks to StumbleUpon I have found a list of 100 skills to add to my list of requirements for the perfect man. This is where I got the list. Here is the list in blog form.


1. Handle a blowout
2. Drive in snow
3. Check trouble codes
4. Replace fan belt
5. Wax a car
6. Conquer an off-road obstacle
7. Use a stick welder
8. Hitch up a trailer
9. Jump start a car

Handling Emergencies

10. Perform the Heimlich
11. Reverse hypothermia
12. Perform hands-only CPR
13. Escape a sinking car


14. Carve a turkey
15. Use a sewing machine
16. Put out a fire
17. Home brew beer
18. Remove bloodstains from fabric
19. Move heavy stuff
20. Grow food
21. Read an electric meter
22. Shovel the right way
23. Solder wire
24. Tape drywall
25. Split firewood
26. Replace a faucet washer
27. Mix concrete
28. Paint a straight line
29. Use a French knife
30. Prune bushes and small trees
31. Iron a shirt
32. Fix a toilet tank flapper
33. Change a single-pole switch
34. Fell a tree
35. Replace a broken windowpane
36. Set up a ladder, safely
37. Fix a faucet cartridge
38. Sweat copper tubing
39. Change a diaper
40. Grill with charcoal
41. Sew a button on a shirt
42. Fold a flag

Medical Myths

43. Treat frostbite
44. Treat a burn
45. Help a seizure victim
46. Treat a snakebite
47. Remove a tick

Military Know-How

48. Shine shoes
49. Make a drum-tight bed
50. Drop and give the perfect pushup


51. Run rapids in a canoe
52. Hang food in the wild
53. Skipper a boat
54. Shoot straight
55. Tackle steep drops on a mountain bike
56. Escape a rip current

Primitive Skills

57. Build a fire in the wilderness
58. Build a shelter
59. Find potable water

Surviving Extremes

60. Floods
61. Tornados
62. Cold
63. Heat
64. Lightning

Teach Your Kids

65. Cast a line
66. Lend a hand
67. Change a tire
68. Throw a spiral
69. Fly a stunt kite
70. Drive a stick shift
71. Parallel park
72. Tie a bowline
73. Tie a necktie
74. Whittle
75. Ride a bike


76. Install a graphics card
77. Take the perfect portrait
78. Calibrate HDTV settings
79. Shoot a home movie
80. Ditch your hard drive

Master Key Workshop Tools

81. Drill driver
82. Grease gun
83. Coolant hydrometer
84. Socket wrench
85. Test light
86. Brick trowel
87. Framing hammer
88. Wood chisel
89. Spade bit
90. Circular saw
91. Sledge hammer
92. Hacksaw
93. Torque wrench
94. Air wrench
95. Infrared thermometer
96. Sand blaster
97. Crosscut saw
98. Hand plane
99. Multimeter
100. Feeler gauges

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My first break from college is finally here. What do I plan to do with two days off from school? I have no idea. I've made some very vague plans with a lot of people, but nothing really set yet. My cousin's daughter is turning one, so my uncles are visiting and I'm hoping to spend some time with them and the cousins. I haven't seen my aunt on the other side of the family since dad left, so it would be nice to see them too. And approximately half of my friends are staying on campus for this break, so I should make time to hang out with all of them too. I really don't know what to do here though, everything is closed for break. Which is completely ridiculous. What good is a few free days on a college campus if nothing is open? Oh well. I'm sure we will come up with something. Chances are I won't be getting nearly as much done during this break as I had hoped, but I am determined to enjoy it AND accomplish something.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I have a few internet addictions. The newest, and probably best, is brotips. I've read all of them. All 1,192 of them. Most of the tips are geared towards guys, or bros, obviously, but the lessons can be applied to pretty much anyone. Although, one of my guy friends recently told me that I am chill enough to count as a bro. I'm just going to assume that it's a good thing since it implies that I am definitely out of the ho zone.


This is actually sad and funny at the same time. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.