Week 10: Weather or Not?
At the begining of the week a front moved in and clouds have covered the sky nearly all week long. It seemed as though everyone became a little depressed, a little less motivated. It always reminds me how the weather can really effect our emotions and moods. While I didn’t get outside much this week, I got a good bit of writing done as far as my other two blogs answering questions and ranting about grain-based diets.
Sometimes when I feel like I have nothing much else to do I’ll make something totally stupid like this:
I can’t help but think up stupid things like this, which would make a great bumper sticker for some redneck truck driver. I hate cars, I hate bumper stickers and I hate rednecks. Yet, I have the ability to think up stupid things like this that I laugh at thinking about some asshole who would love to have it on their car. I can’t help it, these ideas just flow out of me. I should have worked for an ad agency or something. Of course that kind of work would kill my soul and so I don’t do it. I’ve often wondered about starting my own t-shirt business or just trying to sell my random ideas like the one above, but I never really care enough to do it. So they sit in my head, or on my computer and don’t do anything or go anywhere… until a rainy day comes along and I just have to see the idea, at least in graphic form.
Willem and I watched the Naked Into The Wilderness DVD on bow-making the other day. The footage appeared old, like maybe from the early nineties, and the audio quality totally sucked. The information though, I found to really make sense and helped me to understand how bows work (didn’t get to the arrow part yet). So I tried my hand at making my first bow. I thought about taking pictures but didn’t, so I can’t show you all the fuck-ups I made, which seems too bad. I made some good fuck-ups. Eventually I chopped the bow into little bits and broke it several times. The remains now sit on the burn pile. At least I got my first bow out of the way. Anyway, I highly reccomend the video for the information.
I spent a lot of time brainstorming and writing up information on the Rewild Camp Portland. I made a couple new friends who want to form an archery club for the Rewild Camp. We will go and buy some bows and arrows in the next couple weeks and start practicing. I figure, why wait until I can make my own bow to start shooting? I may as well just buy a nice bow and get good at shooting while I work on making quality primitve bows and arrows.
It seems like raising chickens has become quite a trend. My mom bought chickens, my friend Jessica bought chickens, and now Erin, whose house I live at, has chickens here. I can’t seem to get away! Once they grow up enough to start laying eggs I’ll keep track of how much they do and what they eat etc.
Didn’t work on my laundry list for the 10 millionth time but whatever. I’ll get to that shit at some point, hopefully this week. I may throw the list away and start from scratch. Yeah, I’ll probably do that. Any suggestions I would appreciate.
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