It's been a long month, and hopefully the journey was worth it for those of you who have been following along at home. The almost daily schedule wasn't nearly as arduous as I had thought it would be, and heck, maybe I'll even write another post or two someday! For the final entry in the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge, I can't think of a better way to end it than with the … [Read more...] about Z is for Dr. Zaius
If you've been following along with me this month, today's choice of topics might have you scratching your head, but bear with me, it's relevant, I promise! The longer one collects things, the more tools he adds to his bag of tricks to repair and preserve items that may not arrive in minty condition. One of my favorite tricks is Naphtha, also known as lighter fluid, or that … [Read more...] about N is for Naphtha
Last weekend, while visiting a local toy show, I was surprised to see some vintage character items with really low price tags. One example was a Popeye game with awesome graphics from the 50's that was selling for less than an unboxed Masters of the Universe vehicle that was sitting next to it on the same table. This got me thinking about the items that I collect and how they … [Read more...] about Collect icons for future ROI
As the father of a second- and fifth-grade cub scout, I've helped to build my share of Pinewood Derby cars over the last five years. The process has always been a delicate balance between letting my sons do what they can and grabbing the hammer from them screaming that they're going to break something. My sons have never come close to actually winning a race, but fortunately, … [Read more...] about I “may” have overdone it with this year’s Pinewood Derby car
Four years ago, the Nerd Lunch Podcast with CT, Pax, and Jeeg was born, and in that time, has cultivated a large community of bloggers, podcasters, and pop culture fans. Whenever a new guest appears in the fourth chair, I always check them out (after they dropped their thing in the thing), and follow them on their various social media accounts. There's a great camaraderie … [Read more...] about The Nerd Lunch Podcast’s 200th Episode!
They say if you have three of something, you have a collection. Well, crud. I guess I have a gumball machine collection now. (Seriously spellcheck, you don't like "gumball" but want me to write about "gumboils" instead? That would be an entirely different article.) I didn't mean for this happen, it's just that when I am presented with the opportunity to buy something really … [Read more...] about I do NOT collect gumball machines
I don't go to Goodwill often, but when I do, I come home with some weird shit. Case in point, yesterday afternoon, I came up empty at the local Goodwill, but as I was walking to my car, I see this lady pulling a giant steer horn out of her trunk (that sounds bad, I know, but I'm just reporting here). Thinking that was possibly the coolest thing I had ever seen, I say, "You … [Read more...] about This is what happens when I go to the thrift store
Today may be the last official day of Summer 2015, but the AEIOU and Sometimes Why Summer Swap is still going strong. Some fellow bloggers have been passing around a box of goodies to each other all summer, taking what they want and adding things along the way. I had the very good fortune to be the recipient after William Bruce West, a great guy who definitely knows my … [Read more...] about Summer Swap 2015 … and the Pope!