Garrett is as Garrett does

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I didn’t know Ben and Jerry’s made a “Dog Face” flavor…

June 14th, 2015
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Waking up this morning was interesting.  There was a flurry of activity at my bedside and as the haze of sleep lifts I hear more and more clearly the wife repeating: “Show him what you have.  Go on.” The fog clears and I notice the wife’s dog, Pebbles, licking her own chops vigorously.  The wife […]

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“Hope?”

June 13th, 2015
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Things have been really tight recently, fiscally speaking.  Choosing between mortgage and food for the month kind-of-tight.  But recently I’ve come into some work and my mood has lifted.  Below is a snippent of a conversation between me (ME) and the wife (TW): ME: Ya know, I’m feeling not so bad… TW: I’ve noticed you’ve […]

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Fixing the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser: shifter cable bushings edition

May 22nd, 2015
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I have a 2002 PT Cruiser that I bought new in late 2002. Aside from it not being a Rav 4, the main issue for the wife is that it has a manual transmission. Five-on-the-floor in all it’s Neon-esque glory. I kid, but not too much. I recently lost the ability to reliably shift into […]

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Holiday 2014 Greeting Card

December 24th, 2014
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I took a standard generic Christmas card and added a little old-school RPG gaming flavor on the inside… Friend Computer logo courtesy ESG Labs.

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Uninvited Houseguests – Three Down, Two to Go?

March 17th, 2014
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While cleaning a section of the garage, I found a dead and slightly dissecated younger uninvited house guest.  That makes for two living and one dead guests that have been relocated (living ones to a feild away from housing, dead to the trash can).  I suspect there are two others trapped in the house, but […]

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Dishwasher fixed, Suspect Nabbed

February 13th, 2014
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Okay, normally I would apologize for my previous rant, but I won’t.  I’m still peeved about the three major breakdowns in three years. But the sudden source of water from under the dishwasher wasn’t Maytag/Whirlpool’s fault (I know, knock me over with a feather too!), but instead an uninvited guest.  I present the cause of […]

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It’s because they do things like this…

May 8th, 2013
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I was relaxing after a hard day’s work with a little Colbert on Hulu Plus. Suddenly, the screen goes grey, I see the Xbox UI Cancel button, and then I see the most recent picture of Baxter and Pebbles taken by the wife. After a moment of puzzled bewilderment from me and a squeal from […]

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New sunrise, new year

January 1st, 2012
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My previous sunrise excursion seemed popular with the locals (the wife, as well as Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Baxter and Pebbles) ) so I thought I would try it again.  This time I planned it in advance – and gave the wife fair notice.  While the roads to the beach were nearly empty, we […]

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Day’s End

October 19th, 2011
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Maybe I should start carrying a photog rig in my car for moments like this: What you can’t see due to the sub-par sensor in my G’zOne is that the ‘warm’ clouds overhead are in sharp contrast to the ‘cool’ night sky.  Florida is flat enough that with a clear horizon line, the clouds are […]

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And So It Goes, Again – for the Fourth Time

May 30th, 2010
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Naturally, the day I finally get the game I’ve been waiting for, my Xbox 360 decides it’s going to take a dirt nap.  Two of my previous 360’s have died by the dreaded and greatly feared Red Ring of Death (RROD), another’s DVD was bricked by a mandatory Dashboard Update.  This time it’s the less […]

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