Sunday, September 21, 2014

Yellow Jackets

We've had a problem with wasps in the stairs of our front door all summer. Various DIY treatments hadn't been working well. I expanded on one of the more common ones and it worked, with an amazing level of effectiveness.

The initial idea was where you cut the top off of a plastic water bottle, invert it and seal it back up. Put something sugary inside and they'll be attracted to it, but won't be able to get out. Tried this, but only about four ever went in.

I figured I needed a way to cover their nest entrance and funnel them into such a trap. Here's what I came up with.

And boy did it ever work!

This one water bottle, and the top of another water bottle. Both attached to a plastic container that comes with salad or spinach leaves or something, with two holes cut into it. All taped up together.








Sunday, September 07, 2014

I leveled up

This is a birthday card from my creative dad in the form of a character sheet. It resembles how I tried to describe the FATE RPG system to him. Looks like he took the concept and ran with it. It is awesome.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Jesus comics

these are absolutely perfect...






Monday, August 04, 2014

I was pulled over by the police

tonight, on my bicycle. for not having a light.


here's a song...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Momentary Lapse of Season



As a school bus dispatcher, this is a change of season. School ends and Summer school is about to start. For someone in this position, what this looks like is many hours of entering newly acquired routes into a computer for drivers to read directions. It is a test of endurance of doing the same kind of data entry for very long periods of time with tons of interuptions. And then after hours there are precious periods where no one else is around when one can lose themselves in the work. This album has become my sustaining soundtrack of now. I've had it for years and never delved too deeply. I'm grateful to have held on to it for all this time. It is a true gem.


Monday, May 26, 2014

helped a dinosaur cross the road





He was hanging out near the Oakdale Library on the sidewalk. We were on the look out for cars and herded/escorted him across the road into the nature on the other side.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_snapping_turtle

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sky Lanterns in Oakdale

While jogging around the neighborhood tonight, I witness something that I could not figure out. It appeared someone was releasing flaming bags or miniature hot air balloons into the sky.


It's not until you get home and look it up does one know what they're looking at. Until then one's imagination goes pretty wild.

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