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Children of Men Children of Men

I found this film extremely relevant in 2006 as many of my classmates and friends were headed off to Iraq. I find it even more relevant now. If you haven’t seen Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men or Y Tu Mamá Tombién, do yourself a favor and check them out. While your at it, go read Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine.

Huaraches y Vodka Huaraches y Vodka

I fucking love my ‘hood. My children will never know the abominations that are Chipotle and Taco Bell. ¡Viva La Cultura!

I heard you people like doggos. I heard you people like doggos.

A few weeks back I received some free vintage cameras from my uncle. He gave me an Olympus OM-1 and OM-2 along with a few lenses. I don’t know much about cameras or photography other than the basic physics of taking photos. I wasn’t sure if the cameras worked, so I experimented a little with a roll of film. I finally…

Ban Joops Jeeps Ban Joops Jeeps

Handling of an old truck, fuel economy of a tractor and the utility of a coupe. Ban Joops. Especially yellow ones. Forget towing anything at 80 mph, you won’t even be able to run the AC at 80 mph. Comfort? Comfort is for Nazis driving around in their fancy Mercs and BMWs. And we all know how Nazis faired against…

It’s been a rough couple of days Oppo... It’s been a rough couple of days Oppo...

We had to put our cat down last night. I was never much of a cat person, but Cactus was awesome. I think he thought he was a dog. I even caught him cleaning our old pitbull one day. His loss has hit my youngest pretty hard. They were buddies. She’d cry for him every time we’d go on vacation or camping wishing that we…

Oh hey there, June! Oh hey there, June!

It went down to 110F once I started driving. Thinking about putting the roof back on, but I’m hoping leaving it off will entice the rain gods to grace us with some precipitation. I think the official high today is 108F, but the rest of the valley gets much hotter than the airport on account of the asphalt and…

Komori Spica 29p Komori Spica 29p

Fuck your little desktop printers.

Vintage Japanese things Vintage Japanese things

I love vintage Japanese stuff. There’s a certain aesthetic present in older Japanese machines that just rubs me the right way. My uncle just gifted me some vintage Japanese cameras which will fit in nicely with my two wheeled Japanese machines. He shipped me an Olympus OM-1 and OM-2 along with a variety of lenses and…

Snakelopnik Snakelopnik

My cat keeps trying to kill this Western ground snake. Beautiful little guy. The cat catches him every other week or so.

Trekking into the Rim Trekking into the Rim

Seems like it’s a week of firsts here at O&E. After several years of hiking and camping with my daughters, it was time for our first backpacking trip. To be honest, pretty much all the camping I have done with them has been in preparation for backpacking. Even when camping out of a vehicle, I’ve mostly stuck to using…

Life is precious and short. Act accordingly

I went to go get gas on my way to teach yesterday afternoon, but a cop raced up to the intersection and blocked the northbound lanes which I was about to turn up. I could see several other cop cars up the street. They were near an unlit crosswalk, so I figured a pedestrian had been hit by a car. Nope, turns out some…

Cleaned the Joop today. Cleaned the Joop today.

Because my oldest projectile vomited all over the inside of it while driving home from school. Filled up the goddamn carseat with puke. She’s been sick maybe four times in her seven years of life. I have a teacher development meeting tomorrow along with an exam and a three and half hour lab. Then I have a teacher…

MFW MFW

People say two door SUVs are impractical.

Lost deserts and lost motorcyces Lost deserts and lost motorcyces

This CL post really struck a cord with me. I found it while searching for old, cheap, broken motorcycles (because that’s what I do while drinking my coffee).

Cheap Land Cruisers Cheap Land Cruisers

Cheap Land Cruisers pop up every once in a while on my local CL. By cheap, I mean $2,500-5,000 for running examples with visible cosmetic issues and some noted mechanical issues. They all have 200k+ miles on them and are all from the early to mid ‘90s. I’m thinking about selling my ‘66 GMC and picking one of these…

Great day fishing Great day fishing

I took my girls out fishing at one of our local parks today. We’ve gone out a few other times before, but never caught anything. After fishing for about an hour, a falcon swooped down from the sky and grabbed a trout right out of the water. It was awesome.

Stereotypes... Stereotypes...

Scorpions get a bad rap. These guys will do everything possible to avoid stinging you. They arrived on Earth about four-humdred million years before modern humans, yet people go through great lengths to kill these them. Despite having been stung a few times, I love these guys. I relocated this one to the palo verde in…

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