Sears 10 speed
Sears 10 speed bicycle I found at a garage sale for $1. Needs a lot of work.
Originally uploaded by Nick David Wright
Another great garage sale find. Needs lots of work, but I believe it can be salvaged.
I've been having a hay day uploading some old stuff I've found in the laptop.
I thought I'd put this stuff up years ago, but I guess I didn't.
I purchased this pair of Doc Martin's boots in March 2007.
I have worn the heck out of them. I finally got around to replacing them this past week.
I don't know that I've ever had a pair of shoes to last three years before. Especially taking into account what I put shoes through.
I really wanted to get another pair just like these, but there was one thing stopping me. Waterproofing.
These weren't. And when they got wet, my feet got soaked. And I got miserable.
I had picked out a pair of shoes. I wore them one night on the job at the college and I took them back the next morning. They just hurt my feet.
When I took the others back, I found some more boots on an isle I had missed the day before. I liked the look of them, then I saw the magic label "waterproof."
I tried them on, and that was that. They are a pair of Skechers, sorry don't know which model.
They are some of the most comfortable boots I've ever worn.
And with all the snow we've gotten today, I am definitely loving the waterproofing.
Here's why I was in Troy this weekend. Show choir competition.
This ain't a bad photo for an $80 camera!
Folks up near St. Louis are a lot more worried about H1N1 flu than we are down here.
We haven't heard hardly anything about it all winter, but up yonder there were signs and TV commercials all over the place.
"... explores the ironic absurdity of growing up believing that nothing matters because everything's about to be destroyed."And that resonated with me, because that's pretty much what I grew up believing.
“I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we create and who we include.”
"Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do." - Bill MaherThe first problem I see is that he is making the same mistake that I did, Maher has become a fundamentalist of his own point of view. He goes to length to explain that his philosophy is of the "I don't know" variety. But there is apparently one thing that he does know: People of faith are wrong.
"In the context of our necessarily subjective perception, an atheist telling religious people that they the atheists have the facts and that the rest of us are deluded is a sign of hubris. It's just as arrogantly insane as ... telling atheists that the Creator wants to keep them alive for eternity in order to burn them, just because the atheist believed the 'wrong' words or didn't pray the so-called sinner's prayer."