Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays

 Wishing you all the best for the Christmas season and a return to normalcy sometime in 2021!

I've been a ghost on the blogs since about September, and haven't even been reading much in the last month.  Still have most of the cards that came in during that time on the desk as well.  But I haven't quit completely.  Just been a tumultuous time for me.  Started a new romance, but it's been tough to get time together, so I'm hoping for more opportunities soon.  Then I'll get back to all the other things I enjoy too.  See you then!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Lay Your Peepers On A Guy Changing Out The Sparkilators

Besides COVID, and the resulting arrangement whereby I work most of the day in the same spot as I write these posts, and the general lack of motivation from social distancing etc. to interact with the world in general, here's one of the main things that has been distracting me from blogging.

Vice Grip Garage is a YouTube channel run by Derek & Jessica Brieri from Minnesota.  

He (or they) go out and buy old cars and trucks and resurrect them from the dead.  There are other channels that do the same kind of thing, but Derek brings a certain laid back comedy to the whole thing that is unique.  He's sorta like a back country Bob Ross combined with John Cleese - all in a Minnesota accent.  And his wife jumps right in with him wrenching, welding, and installing interiors.  She's totally capable (and adorable) and they have a great relationship.  The kids even jump in now and then.

Here's one of the shorter videos from the channel to give you an example.  As Derek would say, "All a guy needs to do is pop open a cold snack and enjoy.  These videos are 32.949% technical know how and the rest is just gunpowder and bald eagles."

I'm fairly addicted.  Check it out.