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Alright. Now that enough time has passed that everyone stopped reading, I owe an explanation. Short story? We worked hard on craft fairs in early December, we created some incredible holiday traditions and memories between ourselves, my debit card wouldn't work on typepad in mid December and after several attemptsI quit trying, thinking I would get back on in January, Christmas, my birthday, and New Years came and went, and in early January, tragedy struck Cute Girl, and by extension, me. Things haven't been the same since. Interested? Here's the long story. As always, all of my love to Cute... Continue reading
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In a fabric store I find this, and it troubles me. Deeply. Since when do we need duc(t)(k)tape in something other than silver or camoflage. Blaze Orange? Purple Duchess? I don't think green and yellow had cutesy names, but WTF? What would anyone use duc(k)(t)tape in these colors for? Tarps don't come in these colors. Nothing deserving of being fixed with it comes in these colors. Ladies, can anyone tell me what this would possibly be used for? Why has one of the last bastions of male home repair been turned into something so, so, so chickish? I would suggest... Continue reading
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I am betting no one has scrapped a page with a title like that. But it is what my life has become. Another trip to the craft store. This holiday season I think it is trip number 1,233,864,892. I might be off by a couple because I have lost count. Anyway, this one was different because the place was packed. It was a couple of days after Thanksgiving and holiday shoppers/crafters were out in full force. As Cute Girl carefully considered her different purchases I wondered the aisles aimlessly, just as I always do. At some point she is standing... Continue reading
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Before I really get going, just in case a guy somewhere is actually reading this, some guy porn: Just in from the Deck Project, stages one, two, and whatever. Yes, it really needs to be washed, as I just rode in the rain, but my time has been limited. It is hard to keep up with Cute Girl. One craft bizarre down, two to go. And I am exhausted. You see, I am simply a life support system for a crafter who peddles her wares. In the last two weeks I have cooked and been more domestic than I imagined... Continue reading
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Dec 2, 2009
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Before I really get going, just in case a guy somewhere is actually reading this, some guy porn: Just in from the Deck Project, stages one, two, and whatever. Yes, it really needs to be washed, as I just rode in the rain, but my time has been limited. It is hard to keep up with Cute Girl. One craft bizarre down, two to go. And I am exhausted. You see, I am simply a life support system for a crafter who peddles her wares. In the last two weeks I have cooked and been more domestic than I imagined... Continue reading
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Okay. I have a problem. And apparently I am not the only one that does. Other guys need to know as well. What does a guy that didn't know a stamp from a punch until a few months ago get his Cute Girl for Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/WinterSolstice? I seriously need help. If I try to make something I am going to set myself up for failure with Cute Girl. I googled crafts for guys and found out how to make a duct tape wallet or a tuxedo out of that glorious silver band of sticky fiber that typically can make any home... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at Guy's Guide to Surviving Scrapbooking
I am amazed at the response I have received. Thank you. I really wasn’t sure how folks would react to a guy taking an interest in a cute girl and what she does. In the Circle of Trust life seems to be good Anyway, back to business. This week I replaced Cute Girl’s brake power booster and we had a interesting exchange. Prior to our relationship, all of her car maintenance had been done at the dealership or a mechanic. When we realized the booster was going out in the Junkster I told her that I would switch it out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at Guy's Guide to Surviving Scrapbooking
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Six years ago today I lost my mother to non-hodgkins lymphoma. While time has numbed the way I feel, it hasn't healed the wound. I was 36 when she passed away. While losing a parent is something we all deal with, I took it hard. I grew up in an abusive house where my father physically and mentally abused mom and us kids. Through it all she did what she could to protect us and to try and instill in us the values necessary to go on to productive lives. The night dad held the knife to her throat, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2009 at Guy's Guide to Surviving Scrapbooking
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So just the other day I made my first purchase in a scrapbook/craft/fabric store. Cute Girl and I stopped by Joann's Mansion of Fabric or some-such to pick up some Christmas fabric. Anyway, she is looking at jewelry supplies and I am wandering aimlessly down the aisles when I come across the yarn. Now, ordinarily I don't get real excited about yarn. In fact, I am pretty sure I have never been down a yarn aisle. But the other day I was. And a thought struck me. I am currently putting my tacklebox back in order. Spring Steelhead won't start... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Guy's Guide to Surviving Scrapbooking
Bails: Metal thingies that are glued onto the pendants that hang down from a necklace. Not to be confused with the bail on our fishing reels. Boiler Room: Cute Girl calls it the Art Room. However, there is an old adage about not watching sausage be made if you intend to eat it. There is stuff everywhere when the project starts. Glitter glue sticks are flying, scraps are being thrown around, and I am pretty sure a sailor entered the room late at night when something didn't go right. Or maybe it was just me in a sleep deprived state.... Continue reading
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Whoa. Seriously. Where am I and how did I get here? I have stood in the same room with a convicted murderer. I hunt. I fish. I ride motorcycles and drive a four wheel drive truck. I use power tools with reckless abandon. I have a concealed weapons permit. And I AM STANDING IN A SCRAPBOOKING STORE. Be forewarned. Scrapbooking has a language all of it's own. As I write, and learn, I am creating a dictionary so that I can start to speak the language. I will try to highlight the foreign terms and write a definition as best... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Guy's Guide to Surviving Scrapbooking