Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ye Olde Photos

catch of the day

Marquette Gals are the coolest

lightin' up the holidays

Ween Sing-a-long night!  This is one of my favorite pictures :)

circle tour


Northern, Naturally.

my 23rd birthday party


Sas Monkey

Hike with Mike

the lovliest ladies

Lauren and Mackenzies best summer ever

Kripsty and me back in the dorm days

Krater Kate

girls will be squirrels

the big bopper

The Spot

Who's a Good Boy?

Hi everyone, please check out a new blog I created here.

Also, check out The Clifford House 2010 which is music a bunch of us in Marquette recorded last winter. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lets Get Ready to Tuuumble

How to Tumble Rocks
These pictures are showing how to change the grit during the tumbling process. I am in the third week so I am changing from step 3 to 4 in these pictures. If you are just starting then skip to step 4, and just start with washing your rocks and container.

"Lets get readyyy to tuuuumble..." you have to shout that out really loud and then break a metal chair over someones head. Then you are ready to start!

Step ONE: unplug your tumbler

Step TWO: go outside and open up the container of rocks. It is messy and you DO NOT want that gray stuff going down your drains, so just pour it out somewhere in your backyard.

Step THREE: use a wire basket or bucket to clean the rocks thouroughly before you bring them inside.

Step FOUR: wash the rocks AND the red rock container (tumbler) as well as you can using soap and water, I just use regular dish soap. This is really important,  you don't want the next grit cycle to mix with the old stuff, or the rocks won't come out as shiny and nice in the end. Cleaning the red thing is a pain in the ass.
Step FIVE: get whatever grit or polish you need according to the directions specific to your tumbler size, or your own preference.

Step SIX: put the rocks back in the container

Step SEVEN: add the grit or polish and then add water just to the level of the rocks

Step EIGHT: smear vaseline or olive oil on the inside rim of the cap (on the red container) and the top and bottom rotating axels to avoid causing to much friction and making it a lot easier to get the cap off since some of the cycles are 10 or more days, depending on the tumbler.

Step NINE: Plug that baby back in!

and in no time at all your rocks will look awesome

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

more snackz

My favorite part is the last verse:

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round' the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all

I just learned these chords, so its a little rough, but I think I might play it tonight at open mic. I skipped a verse because its too complicated, but I'll work on adding it later. The song is In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotey  ... oops I mean Hotel! 

Speaking of hoteys here is phish's version of this song!

Last but not least, I like to stay up to date on the news and I found this article to be very relevant. Enjoy :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

late night snack

here's the video from open mic night! I guess it wasnt as terrible as I thought, I got all flustered because I couldn't read the lyrics or the chords or whatever and I"m not great at winging it yet, but its not half bad. This includes a song by Lindsey Lou and the Flatbellys followed by As Happy as Can Be, by Chris and Grass Monkey.

Chris Michels (Grass Monkey) song As Happy as Can Be

Grass Monkey tune, don't know who wrote it, Jodi Brown..

Woody says "if you play more than 2 chords you're showin' off"

Song for Doug, love Dan

Monday, April 4, 2011

its a good day

Picture yourself in a boat on the ocean

My Alaskan family

its me in Denali National Park