Tripod Globe Holder

Globe on Tripod

Globe on Tripod

I was at a very interesting estate sale the other day and picked up a few items.

I don’t usually frequent estate sales, but this one was amazing. The home owner, who had recently passed, was a science teacher, watch repairman and a wood worker. I am now kicking myself for not picking up more items, but I can’t house the world. When I see a old brass BAUSCH & LOMB Microscope, I love it, I know it is totally cool, but really, what an I going to fdo with it? Where can I use it? I wish I had more time to sell items on ebay, but I’m really lazy when it comes to selling things. I tend to give them away on freecycle.org. Continue reading

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Footlocker Re-purpose

footlocker with patina

footlocker with patina

This entry should really start with a disclaimer.

While yes, I am repurposing this foot locker, the story and existing patina would never allow me to do anything major to this piece.

As the story goes, my fathers brother brought this footlocker back from WWII. I do not have a lot of details, but the fact that there is foreign writing on the front congers up all kinds of history I wish I had access too. Alas, my uncle has passed away. Continue reading

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Monster Garage Room

Monster Garage Room

Monster Garage Room

When my Nephew was 12-13 yrs old, I thought I’d go over and help him fix up his room to make it look cool. As things tend to go with me, I got a little carried away. We started with a blank room and started out to make the room a Garage Room with a kick. We started by painting the room bright yellow with a gray ceiling and orange window bump-out. We added a few nice custom objects.  Continue reading

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Old Entertainment Center meets New TV

There comes a time in every family room’s life when the old classic Entertainment Center that held that 300 lbs. 27″ TV meets up with a new sleek modern flat TV. We had such a meeting a while back. The biggest problem when the new larger TV meets the old entertainment center is there is no room for the new device, but you are probably also out of cash if you commandeered a nice new set. We had a nice center with closing doors, bookshelves on both sides and a lot of storage underneath,

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Original Entertainment Center

I really did not realize how much storage was underneath until I later tried to move it all.

Once I realized that the new TV that I picked up on a Black Friday special was not going to fit, I only had a few options.

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The GPA of your life

Back in the early ‘90s I was preparing for graduate school by filling out applications. One section of the form caught me by surprise when I filled it out. They wanted my GPAs. You’d think that you only had one GPA, but his form wanted to dig deeper into your academic history. If I remember correctly, they requested Overall GPA, GPA in your major, GPA of the last year/semester, and maybe some other GPA based on some other conglomeration of classes. I was originally shocked by the results.  3.2, 3.2, 3.2, 3.2! Really?

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Math Without Sleep

I never really thought much about my lack of sleep and how it plays with my ability to think but yesterday I noticed a weird development. I was a little bored so I was surfing the web. I came along a free online PRAXIS-I exam and figured I see how well I would do on the math portion. I was amazed at how simple the math portions looked and always wonder about the people who actually need help with this and places that teach reviews for this stuff. To me it is a piece of cake. Then again… there are two other sections on grammar and reading… I may be the fool there and would need help. I started the test and as expected I laughingly cruised through the first third of the problems. By the time I got half way through, I was actually having difficulty finishing the problems. I was zoning out and I could not focus long enough to solve the problems. I mean easy problems. I would look at them and declare victory but the simple math was painful.  It is amazing how my brain was slowed. I am wondering now how much my lack of sleep affects the other aspects of my work and life. Continue reading

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Metacognition

Metacognition is the understanding and awareness of one’s own mental or cognitive processes. Maybe this is the place for that to happen. We’ll see. I am off to start thinking about thinking… Hope to post soon.

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