Author Archives: William

Am I worthy?

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.

I finally picked up a Hasbro Legends Mjölnir Electronic Hammer. This life-sized replica lights up, makes sounds and will answer if you are worthy.

My wife’s first question, “are you keeping it at home or at work?”… Secretly hoping that my answer would be the later as I ran out of room at home for such things a long time ago.

Thanos, give me a hand

Missing my official cube “messer upper” at work since he’s been forced to shelter in place at home. Looks like Thanos tried to lend a hand but I don’t think he understood the concept here.

You could not live with your own failure, and where did that bring you? Back to me.

Flex Friday… Yup, it’s that time again

This is year four and I’m still going strong.

I took it up a notch this year and joined a local gym where I was pleased to find all sorts of new equipment. It was a bit of a shock at first, going from a smaller garage gym to working out around people I didn’t know. I went from three heavy workouts a week to four, more intense workouts including adding cardio.

I switched from lighter weight more reps, to heavier weight with lower reps. I could tell from the get go that there was a whole new world out there found by making just a few changes to my daily workout routine.

I know I say this every year, but if you are feeling sluggish and lazy, do yourself a favor and get out and start a routine that will revitalize your life. Start slow and move up as you begin feeling better and stronger. You owe it to yourself to make your time on this rock the best it can be, and getting yourself in better shape is a huge start.

I think this next year is going to be the best yet, and I look forward to another year of gains that strengthen both my body and soul.

It seemed like a good idea

So, I was very excited when my wife told me she finally planted a little cactus in my new Thanos Infinity Gauntlet planter I wanted to put on my desk at work. But when I saw the result I immediately realized that bringing this to work would most certainly get me called into HR.

Do you see it yet?

Light Sabers and Laser Swords

“This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age”

I’ve always wanted to own a good quality lightsaber, and thanks to Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland California, I now own two.

These things are heavy, metal and so true to the original movie props it’s ridiculous. The sounds and detail are awesome and I am so thankful I was able to pick these up.

Hot Toys Nano Gauntlet

Wow, good things come to those that wait! Ordered this bad boy many, many months ago, and it has finally arrived!

This thing is beautiful, very well detailed with articulated fingers. Same two light up modes, always on and pulse.

So happy… only one to go, the Hulk version will complete the set later this year.

Ol’ Yeller to the rescue!

That’s right, the old beast came through on the year’s biggest ride!

I had the Repi all prepped and ready for this year’s Friendship Ride… lines bled, parts lubed, and even some old parts replaced… followed up by a good scrub and polish. Well, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, and come Saturday morning the battery decided it was done. I guess nine years of starts was all it was able to take. Time was running out, didn’t know what to do. Should I continue on with the Repi, knowing that I would have to be push started after each stop and face the ridicule from all my battery tending friends? Oh, HELL NO!

I quickly pulled the cover off Ol’ Yeller, dusted off the parts that were dusty. Wiped down all the gruff from the previous rides, checked the tire pressure and when I went to start it up… nothing. Damn, I had unplugged the tender to use for some other, at the time “necessary” electric device and forgot to plug it back in. No worries, I knew that the battery was good so with a quick jump from the wife’s car, we were on our way.

That’s right, no prep, no fancy new parts, no clean and polish, just wake up, shake the bugs off and go. I did require a little help on my first stop/start, but after the first leg Ol’ Yeller was starting and stopping like the best of them. Still had to endure a day of ridicule and jabs from the mob, but I held my head up high with the fact that my oldest, slowest, most outdated bike still took care of business. I just love this thing, and I’m probably the most comfortable on the bike after owning and riding it for the past 21 years.

Here’s to old friendships that never let you down.

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