My 71 mustang and the occasionally good thought

This is my blog. It will tell whoever is reading it all about how the process of restoration on my '71 mustang is going, as well as an occasional good thought.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? even If you try to give me girradelli's hot chocolate I will still take the eggnog

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
ummmm......Isn't half the fun unwrapping the presents?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Colored on both, I usually put the ones on the house up.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

5. When do you put your decorations up?
right about now

6. What is your favorite Christmas dish (excluding dessert)?
Worsten broodje Don't even try to pronounce it, it's dutch, but basically they're sausages in a dough.....

7. Favorite Christmas memory as a child:
hmmmm......I really don't know....every one has been awesome.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
ummm, I allways kinda knew

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Nope, thats for Christmas silly

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
we put up the tree, get the boxes of ornaments out, and then go at it!!!!!!!

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
Snow is fine so long as I don't have finals in one week

12. Can you ice skate?
Lots of fun!!!!!!!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
to many

14. What's the most important thing about Christmas for you?
That God showed how much he loved us by lowering himself to the form of a man

15. What is your favorite Christmas dessert?

16. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Midnight Mass.

17. What tops your tree?
A star

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
well, both

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
trans siberian orchestra.

20. Candy Canes?

21. Favorite Christmas movie:
White Christmass....IIIIIIIIIImmmmmmmm Dreeeeeaaaammmminnnggggg.....of a Whhhiiiiiiite Christmaaaaaaaaaaasssssss

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Buenos Dias!!!!

Hola me amigos!!!!

I'm posting from OC right now and Ive got to catch the bus in 15 minutes so I'll make this quick.

OC is great
Spanish is fun
english is managable
math is fine

Other than that I'm just realizing the great feeling it is to be a college student!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adios Amigos!!!!!!!!!!!! Hasta luega!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Hello everyone, just a quick update. I'm doing fine, olympic college starts on the 19th.....YEAH! I've bought all my books, which only came to about 260.00 thanks to Elisabeth's generous loan of some math books....THANKS:)

We finished our cement pad, now we have a 40' by 40' concrete sport court in our back yard. I'll be finishing the basketball hoop later today. I'll invite everyone over sometime to play when its completely finished. Yes, even you in California and Idaho, speaking of which, Shafwiqua, have you completely moved yet?

This friday our family goes on vacation. We'll be going down to Astoria and then to some house on a the beach in Oregon which our grandparents' friends own. Its really nice because our family homeschools and my college doesn't start till the 19th so we can go after school is in.

I went to ultimate frisbee last monday, That was awesome.

And thats about all.....I'll keep you posted about anything else. Hopefully blogging goes up when we are all in our scool routine again. 16 days till international talk like a pirate day!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"...muffin cup to the bead and decorate with stickers. for the hangers' hooks...." From the book: tiny treasures, - one of my sisters books about making doll clothes.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What's there?
a window.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
A couple "I love lucy shows".

4. Without looking, guess what time it is: 3:45pm

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? rawr...4:06pm. :)

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? An I love Lucy show and the phone.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? I went and prepped the engine compartment for sandblasting.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at? bloggs

9. What are you wearing? as far as I can tell.....clothes.

10. Did you dream last night?yep....I forget about what though.

11. When did you last laugh? I laughed at the I love lucy show

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
A giant Periodic table of the elements and assorted posters

13. Seen anything weird lately? Boys in skirts

14. What do you think of this quiz? Its boring.

15. What is the last film you saw? I love Lucy!

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? college, cars, and technology:)

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know: I have some rubber eggs for juggling with.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? EAT PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. Do you like to dance?

20. George Bush?
Strange quiz?

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

23. Would you ever consider living abroad? maybe....but I'd rather stay here.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? You did well. get in there.

25. 4 people who must also do this in THEIR journal [blog]: Snipermonkey, Marguerite, Donutmonkey, and Shafwiqua.

26. What website are you looking at?

27. What colour are your eyes? blue

28. What's the first thing you remember doing? telling my mom that the twenty minutes of time to sit in the corner was up because I had counted it....

29. Who is the biggest influence to something you enjoy doing? My dad

30. If you could be animal which would you be and why? A bald eagle...I love flying.

31. Grab your favorite book. Turn to page 72. What's the first quote on the page? That is an impossible question for me to answer because I have read soooooooooo many. But I Jedi by Micheal Stackpole comes to mind.

32. If you had the opportunity to do something extremely extreme what would it be? Scuba spelunking.

33. What would you do if you fell off a really tall ladder? I would use my ninja skilz to flip right side up and then grab a flag pole sticking out from the side of the building, swing around it a couple times and then launch myself into the air landing with a flourish.....ta da!!

**If you do this you have to add a question!**

well peoplzzzzz........HOORAY FOR USELESS INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats all folks.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More work!

Well, hello everyone!
I have gotten tired of being greeted by an ugly monkey, and tired of the last post, so I will now update you as to the progress on my engine!......WITH PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

I put the camshaft into it.
I put the crankshaft into it.

I put the pistons into it.

I Put the timing chain and ataching sprockets on
I put the oil pump on.(the thing sticking up in the air)

I cleaned and put on the oil pan(and oil pan plug)

I put on the timing chain cover.(blue thing)

I put on the water pump.(silver thing) and the vibration dampner.

I put on the heads.

I put in the lifters and pushrods.(all the rods in the last pic)

I just put on the rocker arms.(and they are giving me trouble)
Next comes the Intake manifold.....

And I'm almost done!!!! I still have to find the right paint.

In other venues of interest, My dad has finished working on the boat's trailer. So hopefully we can take it out today YAY!!!!!!!

Edit: We just took it out and it runs great! It is a seventeen foot American runabout with an eighty-five horsepower engine. I ran it up to speed and we could definatly ski behind it!!

I have just come back from Boy scout camp in Cour'delane Idaho. It was the most Awsome camp that anyone in the troop has ever gone to. For starters, it was the last week of camp, so they were blowing the rest of their budget on good food and all sorts of fun stuff. Also the staff was all crazy because they all knew they would go home soon, so they just wanted to have fun. We all had much fun and I took the Motorboating, small boat sailing, waterskiing and shotgun merit badges. The first three of which are being put to good use soon:) Our troop organized an 80-90 person CTF game that was totally awsome, we canoed across the lake and slept overnight at an out-post 4 miles away, and we were the most awsome troop there. much fun:)

Anyways, I suppose that I should go now, and let you read this, so goodbye every one!!!!!!!!

I"LL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

work work work work work work......

Well everyone, I've officially started working full time this summer. I'm working with my dad in seattle, doing maintenance on about 6 residential/commercial buildings. That entails everything from painting to setting up wi-fi for tenents. So I'm writing this on the ferry again after getting up at 5:00 in the morning. Fun. Sorry if this isn't very well written, but I AM getting up at 5:00....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....oh, sorry, must have drifted off.....So I'll leave you with a picture of a geezer monkey. Have fun out there!!!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006


well I'm off to visit relatives and light fireworks all day long....WOO!!!!!!!

So i'll leave you with a picture....

Don't hurt yourselves out there!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


he he...
In a Past Life...

You Were: An Arrogant Sailor.

Where You Lived: South Africa.

How You Died: Decapitation.

Ahhhh...South skies, palm trees, endless pleasures, and of course, the occasional decapitation of a head or two....

Anyway, I have just come back from a 50 mile hike through the olyimpic mountains, well, 44 mile hike. But we still get the 50 mile award because all the 5 mile practice hikes count towards the big one. Now follows a play-by-play acount of the trip as seen through the eyes of Beefloaf:

Day one-hike
Day two-hike
Day three-hike
Day four-hike
Day five-hike

Ha ha....jk jk jk jk jk.......

Day before day one---I and my little brother go to the scoutmaster's house at 8:00 pm, We then sleep there with four other scouts so that our parents won't have to bring us there at 5:00 AM the next morning. While going to sleep, Beefloaf and The chief ninja pirate with a whisk(herafter known as CNP) play mortal kombat till both of us sucumb to the wiles of sleep at 1:00 am.

Day one---I wake up at 5:00 am and prepare to leave in the van. Snipermonkey and CNP are the only other senior scouts an the trip. The rest of the scouts are refered to as "mini scouts." So all the people climb into the van which has a trailer hitched to it. Total people=3 Adults+one driver+9 scouts.
So we all set out on this great adventure going 60 mph down the highway. Little do we know how much we shall appreciate vehicles powered by means other than us at the end of the trip. At about 10:00 we stop for breakfast at Dennys. I eat the WHOLE MEAL, knowing full well that this is our last real food in 5 days. We then travel to the trailhead and at 11:30 we leave Quinault on the North Fork Trail Powered by our own collective 22 legs.
After about 2 hours of hiking uphill we stop for lunch and then keep going......uphill. The senior scouts and one adult leader(007 hazard...see link to left) take off ahead and blaze a trail to the first campsite: Trapper. We then eat dinner and go to sleep. Total miles that day---about 8.

Day two---We wake up, we start hiking up a hill. And we don't stop travelling uphill except for two river crossings until we reach low divide .Where we see lots of snow and a BEAR!!! I then eat one of the best freeze dried meals: pasta primavera. We all proceed to go to sleep about a quarter mile from where we saw the bear. That night we all scare ourselves enough that no one can get the courage to go to the bathroom:)

Day three---We all wake up and relieve ourselves:) After the regular breakfast of oatmeal and hot cocoa, a snowball fight starts between the senior scouts and the mini scouts....senior scouts win. Everyone then starts hiking and yours truly blows on his whistle in order to frighten the bears away, not that seeing grann wouldn't, but grann was in the back:) After hiking for several hours we eat lunch and keep going till we get to another river crossing, this one is really easy. Not that the other ones were hard, but it was relitively easy. So we keep hiking through the the decidedly most beautiful part of the hike untill we reach......hmmmm....ah yes, hayes camp. There we met an old couple who are volunteer rangers and werer cleaning the trail. They had really funny stories:) So we then went to sleep and dreamed dreamy dreams.

Day four---We all get up and after getting the skinny from the rangers on which camps are best, we hike to elkhorn. There we have lots of fun and the senior scouts take a bath. I mean this in the most frugal sense of the word, because what we did was dunk ourselves in 32* F water, soap ourselves, and then dunk again. If anyone tells me they have been in colder water than I have I will never believe them. Then we all ate dinner and went to bed. Except the senior scouts. We proceeded to have tons of fun throwing branches into the river, then pushing 300 pound logs into the river, and finally breaking small rock on big ones in the river. We had a lot of fun. Then we went to bed and slept.

Day five---This was the last day so we all wanted to get it over with as soon as possible. We took of as soon as possible and ate lunch at a camp site. We then charged on until we arrived at the trailhead at 5:00. We were then picked up by the scoutmaster and we went to MC'DONALDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food was soooooooo good. So we then got home and everyone is happy, except the bear, because he didn't get our food.

So all in all it was a very good hike, despite having feet that hurt. James brought his water purifier with him so we allways had good water, and there were more than enough stoves to go around.

So I end this post with a quiz result that I hope is very true, and if it isn't let me know so I can work on it.

You Are 92% Gentleman

No doubt about it, you are a total gentleman.
You please the pickiest ladies, and you make everyone in a room feel comfortable.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Far away...

Well I'm leaving again, I'm off to the olympic mountains with joe and chef ninja pirate. I'll be gone for 6 days and when I get back I start working with my dad in seattle. So just saying goodbye to all those wonderfull bloggers out there, and as allways, I"LL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Back again

Hello all, I'm back from Canadia!! My cousin just graduated from high school up there so I went to his grad ceremony and the dinner afterwards. My hand is doing pretty well now and I can type with it, so you all can read the wisdom that pours forth from my thoughts...he he;)

Other wise life is normal, I'm spending tons on equipment for the 50 mile hike which is on the 22 to the 27, and apparently I'm very conservative.

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 80% Conservative, 20% Liberal
Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

So I leave you all and hopefuly I have tme to comment on all of your blogs.

Shafwiqua. I WILL put a link to your blog on mine soon.:)


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