Crazy, As Always

August 8, 2008 at 10:59 pm (Alice in Chains, Crazy Shit, Music, My Travels, Nate, The House)

So, I got my ticket to the Alice in Chains show in Peoria, AZ for September 20th. Remember last year? I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it to New Orleans? I’m pretty much in that same quandry right now. I’m just much better off than I was last year, if that tells you how bad things were last year! I’m very fortunate. I know I can make this happen.


My eyes! My eyes! Are so screwed up! The doc said it looks like I’m having trouble with allergies. It feels like someone ran a railroad spike into my right eye. It looks like my right eye has been on a three day drunk and smoking pot. If only. I’m starting to think its my contact lens solution…

You know what this means, right? Yeah, no beading! I’m getting a little ticked off and poor. I have to sell jewelry. I invested a huge amount in the Bead & Button Show and more beads, etc. I have to start selling again, but, I have to be able to see to do that.


My son continues to surprise me. We heard on the radio about an open call for kid models, for free, at our local mall. He said, “Hey, I wanna do that.” He is a cute kid, tall and skinny, with a 12 year old six-pack. I told him I’d take him if he really wanted to. He says he really wants to try out for it, and he seems to have a good attitude about it, so, why not?  I think his motivation is wanting another PS2, since his bit the dust. I told him he’d just have to wait because he has a PSP and a Nintendo DS and maybe, yeah, he should try working for it instead of just expecting me to shell out the cash. Famous last words, right?


Its already beginning to feel like Fall. Today was just glorious. Tonight the low is supposed to be 55.  Good sleeping weather!  Here’s the shit of that though… the natural companies are asking for rate increases from the PSC… to the tune of 46%. In other words, my gas bill will be going up 46%. FORTY-SIX PERCENT! And you thought it was tough putting gas in your car! Now, see, last year I kicked around the idea of getting one of those mini wood burning stoves, just in case of apocolypse or something similar. This would be something similar.

So, now, I’m in the market for a wood burning stove. My house is so small, that even the smallest ones would heat it. That will save money in the long run, and the smallest ones typically do not require a pipe. That would be even better. After my last electric bill, which wasn’t so horrible, I still upped my thermostat to 76 during the day. Having a big ass tree in the front yard assisted with keeping the cooling bill down. I kept my ceiling fans running as well so it felt cooler.

The cost of wood you ask? Free. I live in West Virginia! My parents own a farm! Its FREE! I could probably carry enough home in my car to last for a while. One good load in my dad’s truck – $70 in gas… versus $160-$200 a month.

Okay, that’s all I have for now. Happy Weekend!


  1. Tina said,

    I wish Nate the best of luck! He is a beautiful kid! They would be crazy NOT to hire him! I will call you soon. 😉

  2. trashman said,

    If it burns wood it needs a pipe. Otherwise the smoke goes in the house. Not good.

  3. blackpunkin said,

    My mom says to get an infra-red heater… not sure what that is.

  4. Vince said,

    Nate as a child model, that’d be a hoot! Like the idea of him earning his keep! My boys should start thinking like that.

  5. PandoraWilde said,

    I thought about trying to get the Kitten Master into modeling when she started talking about it, but she was only six at the time so I thought it would be better to wait til she was older and really knew what she wanted, like Nate does. So if he’s interested, go for it.
    At least he’d get his PS2 with the sweat off his own brow, which is always cool for kids.
    Wood stoves are teh smex–they’re the perfect thing if you have pyro tendencies, plus you heat your home for small bills instead of large ones. I miss the one my friends’ homes had–loved helping them reload the stove, a chore most of them hated. Oooooh, shiny bunrny firey fun.

    Have a blast seeing AIC–I didn’t get a chance to get into them much, except of course for Man in the Box. Maybe now I’ll find out more of what they’re about.

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