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supplies! [Dec. 26th, 2007|11:16 am]
John
Whoa. I still have a LiveJournal account?
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Happy Independence Day [Jul. 4th, 2006|12:59 pm]
John
Happy Independence Day
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EoDM Cherry Cola Video [Jul. 1st, 2006|06:26 pm]
John
[music |EoDM- Cherry Cola]

Sweet homemade video, with Sam on drums!

I'm so real I don't need to fake it.

eodm with that one dude from the strokes
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2006|05:55 pm]
John
[music |QOTSA- Regular John]

I have never experienced the so-called "runner's high." The closest I've come is an awareness of the lack of pain while on the run. Not a good sensation, just a normal one. But I like the feeling after running, when my lungs still feel a little strained. Like I've accomplished something.

This land is flat. It would be nice if there were hills around here, but that's the nature of lake country. Hills make running interesting. Growing up in Binghamton, a valley, hill running was all there was. I like it, the variation of kicking it in at the foot of the hill, muscling through the incline and exploding over the top. Even better was running downhill. Most runners slow down on the downslope, even during a race. This never made sense to me. I always leaned forward to the point of almost toppling face first into the gravel. I'd let gravity pull me forward. My arms would windmill for balance, I'd throw a foot out there and hope it found a place to land. It usually did.

It was the same way in the Army. On a roadmarch I'd kick it in on the slopes, whether up or down, then use the flats for a kind of rest area. The flats were for the even pace, the hills were to be conquered. I loved passing people going uphill. It was like saying, "That's all you've got? You're using this as an excuse and I'm using it as motivation. You're letting the terrain beat you. I'm going to beat the terrain and I'm going to beat you."
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Adorable. [Jun. 22nd, 2006|07:10 pm]
John
Come on! This little guy is undeniable. His name is Double-barrel Bob, and he wuvs you.

Browning Bear
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It's the new "Welcome." [Jun. 17th, 2006|02:38 am]
John
Doormat available from Target.

doormat
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2006|01:32 am]
John
Over at Rimfirecentral.com, forum member SQUAWSACH has posted his latest custom rifle stock. It's a beautiful project, and a testament to his skill and experience with woodwork and finishing.

The project began with a rough blank of silver maple. The stock was cut and shaped to include a raised cheek piece, then inletted to fit a bolt-action rifle ( specifically a Glenfield 25 action w/27" tapered octagon barrel and Lyman sights.) Finally, the wood was repeatedly sanded and rubbed with a 9 coats of a 60/40 mixture of Tru-Oil/mineral spirts.
Stock project picturesCollapse )
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The Sword [Jun. 8th, 2006|09:15 pm]
John
[music |The Sword, Freya]

I'm listening to Age of Winters by The Sword. They sound a lot like Ozzy-era Sabbath, but with shorter songs and some modern metal speed. They've got Tony Iommi's low tuning and rusty grinding riffs, and his multi movement song structure. I can actually hear bits of Sabbath tunes here and there, like the pseudo-Supernaut riff on the track Iron Swan. The whole album reminds me of Volume 4 more than anything.

Age of Winter needs to be heard as an album, not a collection of singles. It deserves a front-to-back listening. Don't listen to it piecemeal. Leave your ipod or whatever off of shuffle. It needs to be heard like an LP of Master of Reality in some kid's blacklight-lit bedroom in 1979.

If seventies doom-rock is back in style, that's fine by me. The Sword may be little more than a Black Sabbath/Deep Purple/Rainbow cover band, but they do it very well.

Age of Winters
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exodus [May. 30th, 2006|04:22 am]
John
Once again, everyone is scattered. Binghamton, Stamford, York PA, DC, Manassas VA, Honolulu, Munich, and "Parts Unknown." The dream is to have everyone in the same place at the same time. We've come close. Maybe I'm starting to realize it'll never happen.

It was fun to have a few of us together this past weekend. We saw a great band, ate sushi, and Teague bought a cool shotgun. Phil even came up. (Atta boy, Phil. Thanks for driving Teague to the airport.) We did a lot in three days. Hopefully we'll have another chance before Teague joins his brother in the sandbox.
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Seacrest Out [May. 23rd, 2006|03:34 am]
John
seacrest target
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