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11:02 pm: Been a couple of years...
Yeah, it's been a while.

Seems I rediscovered Rednex (Swedish techno band that mostly plays in a hoedown fiddling country style) after seeing Pop in an Oak played behind a Land Cruiser F(Z)J80 rock crawling video titled "Stormin Norman" on Youtube.

This rendtion of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is probably the best thing I've seen all month. I'm pretty sure I saw it a while back, it looks rather familiar.

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I've probably had way too much to drink, which is likely why I think it's the best thing...and why I'm updating after such a long hiatus. Whee!

Also, I bought a Land Cruiser FZJ80 a few weeks ago. It's only slightly damaged, is outfitted very well for crawling/off-roading, and is way more fun than my ~11 year newer 4Runner. It's almost been my primary commuting truck lately. It's a great little truck, old, ugly, beat-up, Old Man Emu lift kit, big tires, ARB bull bar bumper, recovery winch, bombproof 3rd-world-country style. With the 4'+ of snow, it really came in handy.

As if I didn't have enough vehicles, because I also purchased 3 MCI 102-DL3 intercity buses at auctions since December. No, not starting a charter company. Probably going to keep one, definitely selling the other two. Bought them in line with my philosophy, 'You buy things when they're available." Yes, there could be qualifiers such as, "Do you really need something like that?", but those are questions you don't ask if you're me and  you want things like buses.

The Dobermans are doing great. Yes, I have two of them.  EMT classes are going well, too. and I'm almost through the course. I obtained the Structureal Firefighter 1 certification last year.

One horse fewer since my last update... :( And the older one is still with me, the "baby" had bad genes, it would seem.  Her mother has outlived her and is approaching 28 years of age.

Work is going well. Really loving where I am. I could be higher paid and in management, but I'm in my happy place of being technical and "common sense" leadership, still very much hands-on and interacting with interesting & fun people on a daily basis.

I hate to say it, but I'm as intoxicated as I've been in years. I've had to retype a few things, I guess I'll see tomorrow or whenever, whether I'm able to hold grammar and spelling despite barely being able to walk without falling over. Note to self: Don't correct anything, see how you did when you sober up.

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From:murakozi
Date:April 29th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
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It's good to see you posting again. Yay for intoxicated posts!
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From:gabrielhorse
Date:April 30th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)

Honestly, all I can only say "Hmph."

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I have always been honest with my friends, but that requires I be blunt. You've written to your audience from a position of "doing well"- as though you were catching up with your parents and needed to assert your status, for some reason. I'm glad you are alive and stuff, but I hear from you so rarely, I find it hard to care much about status- it isn't like I needed an up-to-date report on how you are, or whatnot, but I did take the time to read it, just so you know. I wonder if you're dealing with loneliness or the uncertainty of life... that was absent in the report. People don't usually talk about the things that interest me, usually because of the destructive culture we live in.

I myself don't work, don't own status symbols, avoid human interaction... and yet I have money & security. I spend my time playing video games and talking shit about people to their face- so I basically defy this social order as much as possible; I even purposely don't mow my yard. Fuck this social order. Nice to see you aren't dead.
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From:hastka
Date:May 8th, 2016 02:48 pm (UTC)
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So the secret to getting you to post is getting you intoxicated? :P

Anyway, glad to hear the updates!

And yes, I totally understand on the bus thing. I went through a bit of an interest in those myself as you may recall, except that they are so unmaneuverable and so darn hard to work on - or more to the point to find a place that will work on them for you. Nevertheless I think they would make fantastic RVs if nothing else. :) Park two of those big cross-country coaches side-by-side and you've pretty much got a portable double-wide!
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