Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Human Rights/MLK Day!

I decided that I haven't posted a decent "come hike with me" video in a while. I still haven't got a hair cut. I am surprised that it isn't longer than it is.

Anyway, I was thinking about the parable of the Sower and the Seed today. The seed that fell in good soil flourished the most. It got me thinking about what makes good soil: bullshit and lots of it.

I was helping my brother fix his '98 Ford Exploder on Saturday and my disdain for American automakers only deepened. I love the old American iron, but it is such a crap shoot buying anything American made in the past thirty-odd years sometimes. I drove a brand new Toyota Tundra the other day and I about cried when I had to give the keys back. I hope Detroit gets its shit together. It would be nice to have some pride in "Made in America" again.

On the flip side to that, I helped my friend Jason with his '71 Chevy pickup project this weekend. There's something about looking at a vehicle and not having any mysteries about its inner workings, it's so simple. The fascination of putting together a really big go cart is what I think it is, basically. Plus, I can go home and not have to deal with all the clutter and mess that comes with this kind of hobby.

I just want to give a shout out to Megatropolis: Congrats on getting married! I bet you feel like a new kind of woman now.


Jay said...

You remind me of a young and brutish Les Stroud.

The Grunt said...

Jay~ You really like me. You really do!

quantum faux pas said...

If I go virtual hiking with you, does that mean I've done my exercise for the day? Because I think it should.

megatropolis said...

I always enjoy your hiking bites :).

Thanks... Yes, I feel like a virgin, touched for the 3049 time.

The Grunt said...

QFP~ Yes, it does count!

Meggypoo~ Well, at least this will be the last guy doing the touching. I'm happy that you found a good one.

Jules said...

Oh dear God, Man... you look like a hippie. Ahhh... but you know what? Is sort of ... adorable!!