Friday, May 17, 2013

So, I Was Playing with Fire

This isn't the actual piece I started with. It was about half the length, maybe four inches long but it came off of the same pick up truck coil spring.

This is my homemade forge made from fence posts, a tractor disc and a tire rim. The fuel source is regular charcoal and the air supply comes from a $9.00 hair dryer I picked up from Wal-Mart. I can reduce diamonds to ash with this puppy.

This is the "rough" blank I pounded and twisted from the bit of coil spring.

Here's the proof that I made the piece. Yep, that's my scull and crossed bones tattooed hand.

Here's the pretty knife all nice and finished after one quenching (to harden the steel back up), three temperings (too toughen it so it's no longer brittle) and a polishing on the blade portion only because I'm artsy like that. Let's not forget the sharpening. I can shave with this little beasty.

The "Dragon Tail" (that's what I'm calling it) is about 8 1/2 to 9 inches in over all length with a 4 inch or so razor sharp edge.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Project 100: Time To Kick It Up

I personally notice a difference from the first Project 100 pic. It may just be me. Well I have noticed a difference in energy. I have a little more pep in my step.
Well... That could be the wonderful woman in my life. You know, the one I still refuse to share any information about.
This week I am going to focus on upper body workouts primarily as that is my weakness right now (at least in my opinion).
So, it's going to be straight up push-ups. I'll throw in the leaners too but the primary focus will be full on real push-ups in the whole variety I know: regulars, wide arm and close grip. There will be at least 100 on the ground push ups on top of the leaners I do at work. I'm also going to hit the weights in the evenings after work and every other day throw in some squats and calf raises just to keep my legs active until the lower body work out next week.
Also, next week I am going to add a polling thingy at the side of my blog so you, my viewers get to pick the Torture of the Week.
I forgot how addictive working out is.

For those of you who read my blog but can't comment you can email me at and tell how great I am or how much I suck or you can ask for strength-building work-out tips. I know quite a few....

Monday, May 6, 2013


Okay, so I've only been doing project 100 for just over a week now and thought you/I can't really see the results yet I can feel them.
More energy? Not so much.
It's my jeans. Yep. I have a pair of jeans I bought that were just too small but I have had to, in the recent past, grab a couple sticks of butter to slide them on, simply because everything else was dirty. Now, however, they aren't so tight. I can breath with them on. This has only been one week (plus a day). No aerobic exercise has been included as of yet.
100 of any exercise may see like a lot . It is but the results are there. You don't have to do 100. You can do 20 reps or 10 or whatever. But do them every day and build it up.
Exercise is cumulative.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Project 100 Update (as promised)

For me there really hasn't been any noticeable change but then I don't stare at myself in the mirror.. Okay so I do... I have pretty eyes. Yeah. I just look in my own eyes.

I think I am going to, for the next few weeks at least focus on two primary exercises; squats and push ups since the both hurt so good (I exaggerate) but they provide the quickest results appearance-wise.

I think I'll have some coffee.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Well The Weather Outside Is Frightful.....

I just took this pic a few minutes ago. This is Freakin May 3rd! That's my little Saturn in the foreground covered in snow! I have a date tonight!

Yes, I have a date tonight. Who is she? She's a wonderful woman and that's all I'm going to tell you.

In other news... No. I'm not going to tell you anymore about her. Why? Because. That's why.

Like I was saying, In other news I am starting a new blog. Don't worry, I'm not abandoning this one. This is going to be my regular blog forever and ever and ever or at least until I decide to become an internet recluse. 
Oh yeah. My other blog.
I'm calling it Sedalia Eats And Treats. It's a blog dedicated to places to eat things to do in and around Sedalia, Missouri.
I know, I know I've always said there's nothing to do here but I've decided to find things to do, dammit. I am determined to find the fun in this town. I already found a pretty darn nifty coffee shop and an excellent doughnut place. We have a museum of modern art that is surprisingly not bad. Our bar scene isn't the greatest but we do have some spots that aren't particularly craptacular. We have one of the largest State Fairs in these United States. (Maybe it's not the best but there has got to be something about it I'll find interesting. And there is the entirety of Pettis County and everything within 100 or so miles of the center of town. I. Am. Going. To. Find. The. Fun. Here. 

My life is getting better in this place so I'm going try to make it even more so.

Stop asking about her. I'm not saying any more. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Oh, The Pain. The Pain of It All...

Sunday, the 28th was push-ups. I did at least 100 (possibly 20 or so more) so when Monday rolled around I thought, "Hey hows about squats?" I woke up yesterday as the cumulative upper and lower body pain hit with the feelings of being extruded through a chain link fence.
Tuesday, yesterday, I thought, "Okay, something easy... Hmmmm.. I know! Calf raises." I did well over one hundred, fifty since they are so "easy".... I don't recall that being an ass workout. My butt is about as sore as getting a penicillin shot in both cheeks.
Todays torture? Crunches
Now, mind you, I haven't been hitting balls to the wall with this stuff. The workouts have been eased up to factor in my lack of physical readiness for the 100 campaign. The push ups were leaning push ups. Not every squat was a full squat.. okay so I went balls to the wall on the calf raises. The crunches will be standing crunches for now. When I let you peeps pick my poison I'll be hitting it like I know what I'm doing.
Fuckleberries and cream. And to think, you will all get to vote on my weekly self abuse in the weeks to come. I'll post a weekly picture of my progress on Saturdays.

I had other news but it slipped my mind as I was editing the above...