Friday Fives – not a nambla joke for like the first couple paragraphs

Last party you went to?

That would be my own.  We have various friends who are ‘burners’, meaning they go to Burning Man every year.  Personally, I have not been and don’t really have a desire to boil in the desert for a week… on purpose.  If I was 20, I woulda been into that big time, though.  Anyhow, one of the crews asked if they could use our place to stage and prep.  Since we have 5 acres, we said sure!  The idea was about 10 to 15 of their regular crew would travel out to our place (South and East of Denver) and spend the weekend doing a dry run.  Camp and set things up and cook and whatever.  Then, as you know, burning man got canceled.  Rather than cancel the prep trip, I suggested to them ‘why not make this weekend your burning man?’

And that is what it kinda was.  It was great.  A bunch of super fun and pleasant and creative and capable people came and camped and stayed with us for the weekend.  We did a fire pit at night and played guitars, it was just perfect.

How can a kid become like you when they grow up?

For me, when I was growing up, a specific career wasn’t my ambition.  A lifestyle of sorts, that was my ambition.  I thought it would be cool if when I grew up I lived in the woods, grew a beard, had a pick up truck, and played guitar.  I think I truly got the entire image of a cool adult from an episode of 8 is enough.  There was another kid, a 9th, I guess.  He was never in any shows or storylines.  I think his name was David.  When we meet him, he’s like a practical and achievable version of the paper towel guy.  Manly, good beard, wearing flannel, lived in the woods with his hippy-ish wife, and was chopping wood when we first meet him.  That’s how I remember it, anyway.  I wanted to be that guy.  It kinda worked out, and I am pretty damn happy.

OOOH… speaking of kids… don’t forget my charity.  North American Mylar Balloon Launchers Association.  We are always looking for young helpers.  Ideally… shirtless.   You know, those balloons get all static-y.

What’s changed in the world that you’ve had a hard time keeping up with?

The total acceptance of mass gun violence, and no one having the balls do to anything about it.  Listen, no one is trying to take your guns.  Stop being such a fucking martyr.  How about more training and education?  Did you know that used to be the NRA’s jam?  NRA used to be the biggest advocates of gun control.  Their initial idea was ‘hey, man… we sure love guns.  They sure can be dangerous, though.  In order to keep our guns, and keep our community safe..  lets talk about guns, and gun control, and gun safety.  Maybe some licensing of sorts.

What safeguards do you use to avoid mistake

I don’t understand the question.  Also, is mistake above supposed to be singular?  Is that like a nerd semantics gag?  If so, I dig it.  Still don’t understand the question, though.  So, lets just say Control Z is about the best thing ever.  Can we get that for life?  This may not be related to anything, but it just came to mind.  i have this saying and philosophy.  “you can never have enough lights or knives.”

*67 before every call

What’s your favorite board game?

Used to be Stratego.  LOVED that game.  Took me years to fine one, and I finally did.  Wife things its stupid, though… so I never get to play it.  I bet there is an online version.  I am a sad little man.  I do love games, though.  Our favorite game is a dice game called ‘Greedy’, and its about the best thing in the world.   The neighbors and the wifey and I all get together just about every weekend to play it and drink.  Thank you, Sally, for turning us on to that.  You don’t need anything but 6 dice, and pen and paper to keep score.  Here, let this Geocities looking site explain it

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