Caching and Bicycle Stuff- - Plus some rambling
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Zooom This week went by like a Dodge Charger SRT with the pedal down.
Monday I rode around town, with a fellow cacher taking coords for a new geocache.
Tuesday worked around the house and got my stuff packed for a trip to Macon.
I left for Macon about 9 pm so as not to be in no rush hour.
I spend the night near High Falls.
Wed, was the Wanna Go Event in Macon. It was a lot of fun with all the crew.
Bummer that Rebel and maybe some others didn't catch the coord change at the last minute.
Thur. Was tax day. Took my father to Canton to drop off his tax papers, and come back by the bank. Then we did our weekly shopping.
Friday, I got to work on the car. I installed the new smoking hot sexy gas pedal, and all the linkage to the engine. Now I don't have to use a rope to give it gas when I crank him up.
Today I am jumping from one thing to another wondering where the week went.
Hey it is fun and I'm keeping Happy. Tomorrow will be a great day. Starting out eating with friends. yum yum.
Me and my buddie's JALD are planning a new micro geocache.
Does a micro need planning you ask? Sure it does if you want
a high rating if Trez rates it with his Cache Rating System.
That is if he finds it. He will have to put on his micro hat.
This new micro will have all of the following assets.
It will take you to an interesting place.
You will learn something new.
It will have a great view.
It will have a clever hide.
It will have a creative container.
It will offer a great hike.
It will have a (smaller than a ice box)trade container.
It will offer a mental challenge for most.
It will show you an interesting object.
The environment will be very nice.
It will offer a physical challenge for all.
The theme will be shirt lifter.
And you will get a smiley if you find it and sign in.
Watch for it on a mountain near you soon.
A very self-important university freshman attending a recent football game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
"You grew up in a different world. Actually, an almost primitive one," the student said loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. "The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon and our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light speed processing and...," pausing to take another drink of beer.
The senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, "You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young. We invented them! Now, tell me, what are you doing for the next generation"?
The applause was resounding.
No smileys today, but a lot of smiles.
I went to the mountains and checked up on a few of my geocaches.
"The Real Empathy Zone" is in good shape, but I did put a new paper saying keep looking in one of the decoys that was damp.
"Not 2 EZ" took a little up keep. I picked up the thirty and left a fifty cal. ammo box. I filled it with new trade goods, and hid it much better. Change the distance from feet to meters. Opps I just felt like being evil today, thus a big smile.
"Hidden Pond Songbird" was fun too. The deers had chew up the micro in the woods.
I replace it with one they will not like and most likely will not find it anyway.
Good luck cachers! Another big grin.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love
truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you
I'm not a mechanic.
I know some mechanics. Cooter, Lee Roy, Bubba, Billy Bob, and others, none of which went pass the the fifth grade.
They all worked on cars.
I too worked on cars, but not under the hood. If my car needed some attention under the hood I would do that, but not for other people, or for money. My thing was to made car look good. Looking good way past a Lee Roy wash job. I was a painter on Professional Cars.
I also painted Classic, Vintage, Collector, Antique, Historical Vehicles.
I don't like the title of Body Man either. So what is my title?
I don't have one.
I always like the name Engineer. But then the name Mechanical Engineer jumps up, plus them fellows have degrees.
I am some what mechanical but I'm not a auto machanic, you get the picture.
Back to the engineering thing. Here is a list of some of what I do when it come to working on automobiles:
assemble, bring about build up, compile cobble up, compose, compound, constitute, cook up, create, design, dream up, elevate, envision, erect, establish, fabricate, fashion, fit together, forge, form, formulate, found, frame, hammer out, hoke up, imagine, invent, jerry-build, knock out, make, manufacture, model, prefab, organize, produce, put together, put up, raise, rear, reconstruct, sculpture, set up, shape, throw together, throw up, trump up, uprear, whip up...
I have seen all of that under titles like:
car monkey, builder, contriver, designer, deviser, director, inventor, manager, manipulator, motorman, originator, planner, schemer, techie .
AND ALL OF THE ABOVE COMES UNDER ENGINEERING.
Am I an ENGINEER?
Understanding Engineers - Take One:
The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The
Graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The
Graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?" The
Graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"
Understanding Engineers - Take Two
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Understanding Engineers - Take Three
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a Particularly slow group of golfers.
The engineer fumed, "What's with those blokes? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept Golf!"
The priest said, "Here comes the greens keeper. Let's have a word with Him."
He said, "Hello, George! What's wrong with that group ahead of us?
They're rather slow, aren't they?"
The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind fire fighters.
They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime."
The group fell silent for a moment.
The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"
Understanding Engineers - Take Four
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons and civil engineers build targets
Understanding Engineers - Take Five
Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, Minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."
The second engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."
Understanding Engineers - Take Six
Three engineering students were gathered together discussing the possible designers of the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints." Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections." The last
one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"
Understanding Engineers - Take Seven
Normal people believe that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
I'm Done, good night Lee Roy!
I got this quote from a cacher that had been looking for one of my geocaches.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming...'Wow! What a ride!" -
Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But, all of Bubba's neighbors were Catholic....And since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.
The Priest came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass.....and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic."
Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.
The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors, and, as he rushed into Bubba's yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.
There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: "You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish."
I fire up Henry again this morning and watched the electic fan cycle as it set there running.
I bid on a geoCoin that is on ebay. No I'm not coin hungry, it is one of mine that showed up there after it was stolen last fall from a friend that I had it given to.
The number told the story.
There is a new cache on the Silver Comet I got to find soon.
Nothing says "it's time to party" or "time to boogity boogity" better than Ford Flathead Power. Booin Buuinn is a soup job starting with a '50 Ford Base.
The Fifty Ford block was punched to 296 inches, and fitted with a bevy of speed parts, including filled with Jahns slugs, Tatom stick, and topped with Edelbrock finned aluminum heads.
I can tell one thing about it, "I never spent so much to go slow," but it sure looks great, eh?
It's a tribute to the fifties, when I started driving. When the car is completed, I plan to drive the hides off this bitching Fifty Ford.
Last July 12th my Booin Buuinn arrived.
After many many hours of fitting parts, and waiting on other parts,
and putting stuff together and more electical work today was the day.
Today Booin Buuinn cranked. Yep I hit the starter and it came to life for the first time after it turn over once. Just like it and just been driven. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I turn it right back off and look under it and all over it to see it there was any leaks of anykind. Nothing no water leaks or oil leaks nothing. I started it back up and let it run for a half hour. Still everything was looking good. All the gauges look good, and it purring like a kitten. I'm still up in the clouds.
Now to get the rest of the stuff here and install.
I guess the master cylinder, power brake, and brake lines will be next.
I feel goooood!
I took a break from Henry, that is I was a little tired of working on the old car.
I did some geocaching this week.
I have found how to get the most high-tech fun, adventure, challenge, and out door enjoyment out of hunting a single geocache. as apposed to finding many caches in a single day.
Monday I had a dnf near home then after lunch with down on the south side and found a new cache. Driving 138 miles.
Tuesday i went back and found the dnf and another new one near the dam for two FTF's.
Wednesday I again had a road trip, (190 miles) this time to the mountains. Stopped for a dive-by micro on hwy 52 to let Jeanell find one. Then went on to Jays Bridge and went off road for a short ways to a fairly new cache. (Abner got very muddy, but as luck would have it rained hard this morning and wash it all off.) My only find for the day.
Then off the the deep woods high in the North Georgia hills to do some scouting for a place to hide a future geocache. Found a very nice trail head. Maybe this will work out to be a good place for a long hike. Also found some places to camp out for a future caching trip. Then a stop in Blue Ridge for a good supper.
All and all a very enjoyable caching day.
Now back to work on the car.