Have I mentioned that I’m an idiot?

May 27, 2014

I believe in self deprecation. It keeps one honest and humble. Socrates once said that true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing. A fair statement. However, I exemplify the concept of stupidity, considering I’ll do something dumb, even after lots of research. Lets examine the last two weeks. After many weeks of pain, suffering, […]


A Man and his monkey

May 20, 2014

Like chocolate and peanut butter. Like Ponch & Jon, B.J. and The bear, there’s a man and his bike. Figured I’d share this one. Its a 3 minute long exposure. Not sure how I stood still for so long. But I did. I think it came out pretty well.


New Chain Tensioner

May 20, 2014

So I wanted a chain tensioner. But all the ones out there were kinda boring, and didnt really do it for me. And of course, someone out there is thinking, “Its a chain tensioner man, why do you even care?” I’ll tell you why. Style. Its all about style. If it can look badass for […]


Because retro is good!

May 20, 2014

The stock tail light on the bike is good. Its a cateye shape, it illuminates my license plate. It does its job. However, its made of plastic. It could contain more awesome than imaginable. It must be replaced. A little searching found LowBrow Customs out of Ohio. They stock lots of tasty bike stuff, and […]


And the bike begins to change…

May 20, 2014

As soon as I got my new bike, the first thought ran to customization. What am I gonna do to it? Do I have a plan? Or am I gonna just follow where the natural progression takes me. I settled for the latter. but I knew one simple thing. Whatever I did, there would be […]


The Joy of A New Helmet!

May 20, 2014

When I got my first icon helmet, I knew enough about helemts to get in trouble. But I bought an icon helmet, which meant that instead of getting in trouble, I got spoiled by getting a great helmet for not a ton of money. Then I discovered that icon know what style is. They get […]


Jacket Upgrade time!

April 7, 2014

When I first started riding, I picked up a slightly used jacket from a friend. It was black and yellow, and I looked like a 90’s Marvel comics reject. But it was armored and it worked. My helmet was icon. I had too many pairs of gloves to count. Over time, I read more and […]

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A New Beginning

April 6, 2014

Several years ago, round about 2 now, I decided that I was finally going to learn to ride a motorcycle. I was going to take the class, get my endorsement, buy a bike, get all the gear, and get to getting. It was high time I put my money where my mouth was, and got […]


Napping Watch

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Miss Poo

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Pad & Quill

March 15, 2014


Truck in my yard!

March 8, 2014


The humper

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Squirrel man!

November 10, 2013


Darkly cute

November 10, 2013


Professor Elemental!

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HDR Bike


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A treasure

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5 years

July 30, 2013


Harmonic percolator

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New Lenses

July 30, 2013


First Flight

June 27, 2013

First Flight

vintage catharine


June 27, 2013

Goodbye Catharine.



June 27, 2013

Muh Backyard


Is a Vinz

June 22, 2013


Tiny lobstars

June 22, 2013


April must devour!

June 22, 2013

Ze Aprilz consumez


Epic breakfast

June 22, 2013

The City State Diner knows how to kill me with tasty.


Meg with pie.

June 22, 2013


The FaceLift

March 19, 2013

I have to admit, I’m really liking the facelift I’ve given MGL. It was about time. No more linear stream of postings. Just a wall of stuff I choose to throw up. Goodbye old blog. Hello new existence.


Fried chicken burgars

March 19, 2013

I make amazing fried chicken burgers. That is all.


My newest garden.

March 13, 2013

This morning, it was an ugly patch of grass, badly lined with stones and concrete. Now it’s a walled garden. I still need 16 more stones and several bags of mulch, but I’m pleased with the result so far.



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Princess TinyFeet

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More Annie

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Motorcycle picture!

March 13, 2013


That Doritos Taco Thing

March 13, 2013

Yeah. I ate it. Not my finest hour, to be sure.



November 29, 2012

A tasty, delicious bottle of “looks like orange, tastes like grape.” I love obscure sodas.  

Where am I?

November 29, 2012

It would seem that I’ve lost my written voice. I have this gorgeous piece of the internet, I have all kinds of awesome software installed, and I pay for it. But I realize I’m logging in once every 6 months. And I’ll post something maybe twice a year. Every time I do so, I comment […]

Good Grief

June 16, 2012

WordPress just published an update, and I realized I havent updated since January. I think that shows a massive amount of neglect on my part. Oops. So many things have happened since January, I’m not entirely sure where to begin. Lets see Since my last post in January, that month tried to kill me. I […]

For Meghan, on her 35th Birthday.

January 28, 2012

Today, Meg turned 35. When I woke up this morning, well after her I’m sure, she was sitting in front of the TV, in her chair, playing Skyrim on Xbox, with her headphones on, so she wouldnt wake me up. I woke up eventually, and picked on her a little. My usual attempt to get […]



January 27, 2012

Meg’s birthday is today. So I decided she needed a good present. We went to lowes and got the chandelier she’s wanted in the dining room for almost 2 years. It’s now wired and hung. And as one would expect, she loves it.



January 26, 2012

Today, I procured two blue LED tubes for Megs car, as well as wire and rocker switches. 90 minutes of work later, I had everything soldered and installed in her car. The cabin footwells now glow blue to match her stereo.


January 26, 2012

test of the wordpress crosspost system. Hiya!

Oh yeah, I have a website…

January 26, 2012

I’m reminded of a conversation with David a while back, where he was giving me grief for all the times I’ve mentioned how I need to write more. In thinking about that, I’ve seriously begun to ponder it. I’ve been more and more of the mind that perhaps it wasnt a matter of losing my […]

I’m just sayin…

January 4, 2012

Its 2:22 in the morning. I cant stop coughing due to some kind of lung thing I’ve caught at work. Or possibly from Chris. I’m not sure. I made baked Spaghetti for dinner, hung out with Jim, played some Forza, and am about to go to bed. I’m supposed to go to Ikea with Katie […]

For the love of cat.

January 4, 2012

Three thousand miles away, this kitty still loves me.


The Reggie deluxe

November 17, 2011

We took Jim and April to pine state biscuits, their first day here. It was epic.



November 17, 2011

One of the two men I call brother. Jim. He and April have relocated to Portland. At the moment, they’re in the nerd cave. Jim’s playing borderlands. April is asleep with a stuffed shark named Fred. Oddly, it makes complete sense.

Ahem, is this thing on?

November 17, 2011

Over the last several months, or year rather, I’ve apparently lost my voice. My written voice that is. I find myself posting photos to FaceBook, looking at google+ every once in a while, and ignoring Twitter, but I find that the web presence that I’m so fond of, I dont update anymore. I’m not sure […]

If Only.

October 6, 2011

I do not write about work. I make a conscious choice not to speak about my employment in any way, as that is most appropriate. Never in my life has this been harder. If I gave it a chance, the words would come pouring out of me. There are so many things I wish to […]

Cause Chuq is Awesome

August 8, 2011

This is my colleague, Chuck McQuarry. Enjoy! winn_dixie_charley

Software Updates

July 29, 2011

There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting down and making time to run updates for one’s site, only to find out that wordpress is melting down because it says that this latest version of wordpress requires a newer version of MySQL. So you log into your web host’s portal. You check one server, which should be […]

On the cost of goods and services

July 16, 2011

Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic is quoted by CNN as saying: “Look at the price of a car. Or college. Or a gallon of gasoline. Or lunch at Applebee’s. Or a movie ticket. People don’t calculate hourly entertainment value very well.” Okay, first off, I consume a lot of news media. A massive amount really. […]

Cookin with fire

May 29, 2011

I can now cook with fire, anytime I want to. Yay!


May 29, 2011

I’m a big fan of customization. Snowboards, guitars, cars, computers, you name it. If I own it, I have to tweak it somehow, in order to make it uniquely mine. So too for my site. As time passes, MGL continually morphs into something new with each revision. This is the most recent. So far, I’m […]

A busy Wednesday

May 25, 2011

Today started early. And by early I mean before 8am. Meg and I got rolling and took mush to the vet. $200 later lad theynstill dont know what’s up. Blood tests and urinalysis are pending. I’m hopeful though. I don’t wanna have to put the little munchkin down. She’s too damned sweet. Once that was […]

Mildly unstoppable

May 24, 2011

I woke up today, and realized that an entire day of being in the house and sleeping was driving me slowly nuts. I needed to do…something. So I got dressed and mowed the lawn. Then we went to freddys and got new hoses, a bird feeder, and a bug zapper. I’m also toying with the […]

And this is why I like understanding electronics

May 17, 2011

So that spiffy set of Logitech portable speakers I own. Yes, the ones with the battery pack. They no longer hold a charge. I unplug them, they shut right off. Annoying to say the least. So, I did some digging. The internet did its job and supplied lots of complainers. Interestingly, they were telling me […]

The business of building an environment

May 17, 2011

One could aptly say it’s been a busy day. I woke up after Meg got back from the gym. We regrouped, and headed out the door to run errands. This began with going to lowes. While there, we picked up some lawn care stuff, a Japanese maple, and a new lawn mower. This pleased me […]

So, I should probably write more.

May 16, 2011

A good friend announced to me today that she spent an hour reading this space today, and that I write pretty well. Methinks that this is a hint that I should write more frequently. This shall be the case. I’m giving myself an ultimatum. There will, from now on, be at least one post a […]

More photo postings from ze phone.

April 13, 2011

And this would be a shot of Jim and April outside of stepping stone cafe. We hadnt had breakfast yet. But we would. Jim was about to eat the badass omelette.


April 13, 2011

Yes, I call this man Brother. This is Jim. To his right, April. Sitting in Kornblatts deli in Portland.


March 22, 2011

Its all about perspective. When I was a kid, I hated getting roped into yard work. Mowing, trimming, all that shit. I didnt care in the least. Now, its years later, and I have a huge backyard and a huge front yard. Both have been overgrown with moss. The grass hasnt really been tended to […]

Hacking Borderlands

January 19, 2011

As some of you may or may not know, I picked up Borderlands on a fluke, when it first came out. Like everyone else, I was shocked at how good it was, and then spent hours sucked into the original game as well as the expansion packs. Recently, Borderlands shipped for the Mac. Of course, […]

In The Loop.

December 20, 2010

Ah yes. There was a time when I could be called a prolific user of online media distribution services. Now, I find that I read what others post, more than I post myself. Go figure. Besides, life is full of all kinds of adventure. I find that I work, sleep, and conquer the daily life, […]

Life, The Universe, And Everything (42)

December 2, 2010

Life moves pretty quick. If you dont pay attention, you’ll forget to blog about it. Lots has happened in the last month. Meg and I have gotten the house mostly squared away. We have laundry services, we have the nerd cave set up. The grill is on the back porch, and tiki torches are installed. […]

I’m a little behind

November 4, 2010

Okay, so I realize I should have written something ages ago. Yeah, I kinda didnt post at all during October. Whoops. Well, October was a busy month. Here’s why. To recap, I bought a house. Or rather I bought a house with M. Or even possibly, she bought a house with me. Point is, we’re […]

Borderlands Failure.

September 28, 2010

I’m a little annoyed right now. Let me just put it that way. I got up this morning, and I downloaded the latest expansion pack for Borderlands. I’m excited. New environments, new guns, new humor, more experience so I can level u…and then I got sacked. ┬áNo, the level cap increase is not included with […]

Boy is this gonna be an adventure…

September 6, 2010

The financials were submitted. We waited. We were approved. We went hunting. We didnt find anything we liked. We waited. The perfect possibility fell into our laps. I loved it, she loved. it. We made an offer. We waited. This morning, I woke up to multiple calls, messages, texts, etc. They’d accepted our offer. Now, […]

So much to say, so little time to say it.

August 15, 2010

I have a million things I should probably write about. However things are crazy as always, so I dont always get the chance to organize them into a post. Shit, I still need to finish my post about Pookie coming to visit, what almost 6 months ago? Jebus. At the same time, things are crazy […]

Wow that’s a huge iMac…

July 20, 2010

Yesterday, my new computer finally arrived, after a week of waiting (and a bit of buyer’s remorse.) Today, I’ve spent most of the morning/afternoon setting it up… but wait, it’s tuesday, tuesdays are usually reserved for Meep/Mr. Geeklife days of fun. Notso today. I’ve been allowed to pretty much coop myself up in my room […]

moving perpetually forward

June 23, 2010

When I was still in elementary school, I got an AM/FM radio for christmas. It was from Radio Shack. I listened to the DC rock radio stations with it. And it was amazing. When I entered middle school, I upgraded to a portable radio with headphones. That was pretty awesome. I then got my first […]