28. MA transplant in NC. I absolutely love bikes, death metal, cats, awesome records, books & comic books, more bikes, and other geeky stuff.
I got back into comic books in June and I’ve amassed enough to fill a long box already.  Probably 90% of these are since June, 10% are my X-Men comics from when I was little.  I don’t buy variants or overpriced back-issues, though.  I don’t understand the price premiums on that stuff and generally buy all new stuff at cover price (or discounted), or a TPB if I can’t find back issues at cover price.
And this isn’t even counting the probably 50+ titles I’ve sold back to the comic store, or the 20+ TPBs or 2 Walking Dead Compendiums I have on a bookshelf in my living room.
Sometimes I’m amazed I can afford groceries with all I spend on hobbies and interests.  

I got back into comic books in June and I’ve amassed enough to fill a long box already.  Probably 90% of these are since June, 10% are my X-Men comics from when I was little.  I don’t buy variants or overpriced back-issues, though.  I don’t understand the price premiums on that stuff and generally buy all new stuff at cover price (or discounted), or a TPB if I can’t find back issues at cover price.

And this isn’t even counting the probably 50+ titles I’ve sold back to the comic store, or the 20+ TPBs or 2 Walking Dead Compendiums I have on a bookshelf in my living room.

Sometimes I’m amazed I can afford groceries with all I spend on hobbies and interests.  

21 hours ago
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Little follow up to my post the other day about the mysterious green boxes on South Tryon.  I fear that my assumptions were correct, and this is still a stupid idea. 
http://bicyclesportshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/new-infrastructure-new-rules/

Little follow up to my post the other day about the mysterious green boxes on South Tryon.  I fear that my assumptions were correct, and this is still a stupid idea. 

http://bicyclesportshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/new-infrastructure-new-rules/

3 days ago
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Second attempt at making guacamole.

We substitute green onions into any recipe that calls for regular onions because we like the flavor better, but I hate red onions in particular which are usually present in guac.  Lime juice adds a great flavor, cayenne pepper added a bit of a kick.  It still felt like it was missing something this time but I can’t remember what the hell I put in it the first time (which was a little better than this batch).

5 days ago
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Note the location of the gate for the train crossing.
For some reason this is a very common thing to see in Charlotte.  Gate goes down for a train crossing, and people stop after the gate and wait right alongside the tracks.  The trains will creep by blasting their horns the whole time and people never back up, or just continue through, and it makes a mess of the whole thing.  I really don’t understand.

Note the location of the gate for the train crossing.

For some reason this is a very common thing to see in Charlotte.  Gate goes down for a train crossing, and people stop after the gate and wait right alongside the tracks.  The trains will creep by blasting their horns the whole time and people never back up, or just continue through, and it makes a mess of the whole thing.  I really don’t understand.

6 days ago
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Best thing about working on what’s a holiday for most people is that the roads are dead.

Best thing about working on what’s a holiday for most people is that the roads are dead.

6 days ago
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Srirachili Non Carne.  Fourth recipe I’ve made out of this book and I’ve loved every one of them.
Accidentally bought half the tempeh it asked for, so I subbed in some extra beans instead.  Also cut the Sriracha in half because we don’t have the iron stomachs (or throats or tongues…), but it had the perfect kick for us and was freaking delicious.
I had two Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stouts left over from the six pack I bought a few weeks ago.  Drank one, used the other in the chili.

Srirachili Non Carne.  Fourth recipe I’ve made out of this book and I’ve loved every one of them.

Accidentally bought half the tempeh it asked for, so I subbed in some extra beans instead.  Also cut the Sriracha in half because we don’t have the iron stomachs (or throats or tongues…), but it had the perfect kick for us and was freaking delicious.

I had two Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stouts left over from the six pack I bought a few weeks ago.  Drank one, used the other in the chili.

1 day ago
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Even though I already own the original pressing on black from 2008 and it’s hardly my favorite Opeth album, I couldn’t resist the Record Store Day exclusive today.  I tried swinging by Lunchbox Records yesterday but never attempted to go in since there was always a crazy long line out the door.  However, they were open today so I went in and snagged one of the two copies they still had.  Not exactly the “Green Marble” as advertised but cool nonetheless.

Even though I already own the original pressing on black from 2008 and it’s hardly my favorite Opeth album, I couldn’t resist the Record Store Day exclusive today.  I tried swinging by Lunchbox Records yesterday but never attempted to go in since there was always a crazy long line out the door.  However, they were open today so I went in and snagged one of the two copies they still had.  Not exactly the “Green Marble” as advertised but cool nonetheless.

4 days ago
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So far this is the only new CD I’ve had to look forward to this year (besides the Death Leprosy reissue, but that’s not new).  Just preordered it, but I’m still hoping something else good comes out this year.

So far this is the only new CD I’ve had to look forward to this year (besides the Death Leprosy reissue, but that’s not new).  Just preordered it, but I’m still hoping something else good comes out this year.

5 days ago
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Got out of work two hours early this afternoon so I decided to take a cruise uptown before heading home.  I first noticed this “bike box” on my ride Saturday and I still don’t know what the hell it is.

It’s on a two lane road (South Tryon) with no bike lane.  It appears that if I’m to take a left on to the intersecting road I’m supposed to do it from this far right corner of the intersection with the bright green box.   Stupid.

6 days ago
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Morning commutes are getting quite bright with the sun at my back for all of it.  Last two mornings were very cold, yesterday even needing to break out my winter jacket and gloves again, but it’s looking better for the foreseeable future.

I hit 12,000 miles on the bike on my way home!  It was my goal to reach it before this Sunday, the 20th, but hitting it early ain’t bad either :D

6 days ago
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