Sunday, August 13, 2017

Remember When


  Do you remember a few months ago, when I was taking that Robotics and Society mooc? Well, while doing some much needed updating of my BGG collection, and catching up on the forum postings, I checked out the Funny Pictures thread. In doing so, I came across these two pictures.






  They were posted by two different geeks, so that was cool. The other thing that stands out about this is that I saw a news item last night about Musk's warning about AIs. -AIs are more of a threat than North Korea.

  If you think this has nothing to do with baseball or baseball cards, welcome to my mind!  
AI - robots - automatons - steampunk
  
  So, I've got a thing for steampunk, and steampunk baseball is something I've considered drawing. Catchers will be the easiest to punk out. They have the Fett and Iron Man steampunk-ability in their gear. (See what I did there?) Easiest translations aside, when I start digging into this project, the first player I want to punk out is Dennis Oil Can Boyd. How could I resist?!



  The pose on that top card is just begging to be steampunkified!

  In other baseball card collecting news, I am adding a new man to my player collections. Melky Cabrera. The guy was the sunshine of the White Sox, and man do we miss watching him. Autumn is coming early to Chicago. (seriously!)


The Melkman 



A great day to you all!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Frosted Pizza

  Just yesterday I was thinking that it's been a while since I have posted a pizza photo. Since today is a very special day, I have found a picture of a special kind of pizza. Party on!



Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my Zip!


  

  (I am also happy to mention that The Beatles Honor Roll has a new member! Check it out ---->>)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

More Odd Without End



  Isn't that card a beauty?! It put me in that 'what to do when a card is needed in a team set and a player collection' predicament. After very little thinking, I've decided that I need another one just like it. It is actually the final card needed to finish that Fleer Cubs set. So it will be an Ozzie want, because as you all know, I 💖 Ozzie!


  I mentioned in the previous post that my small tea card collection has arrived. So without further ado, here is a scan of my favorite tea card thus far.


  The Homo Floresiensis Uncovered course is a load of fun. We're into week three of four. There is still plenty of time for you to catch up if you want to join the class. You can find it at FutureLearn. Ah, you know, maybe the scientific name (which is the class name) is throwing readers off, HF are the hobbit skeletal remains that were found in Indonesia. Yeah! Hobbits!

Professor Roberts, PhD, University of Wollongong

  I listed my first items on Craigslist. It's rather an odd site for me, but I think it's the layout. Here are a few items from those listings. -If you live in Chicago, and want more info on something, let me know and I send/post an actual link to this stuff.



  I think I will listen to Tibetan chants and read a few comic books, before heading back to class. You all have a fabulous day!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Oh Good Grief!

  I have missed blogging! I have been so busy. My brother and niece drove a truck load of my belongings down here to me. Some stuff I asked for, some stuff I did not, but all of it filled the entire living room chin deep. It took me 10 days to find the living room floor.

  I've opened an account at Craig's List to sell some of the unwanted items. It was physically and mentally draining. -Finding a place for the things I'd like to keep and tough finding out that so many of the things I wanted have been stolen, and seeing all of the notes and letters from the ex was not something I asked for, but dealt with nonetheless.

  On the upside, Zipper likes my storage pieces and says I have good taste. Yay! And I have most of my comic books, postcard collection, and stamp collection. None of my trading cards made it here, but my small tea card collection is here and so are my Peanuts pogs.

  I still have some things I need to take care of, and I really need to catch up in the Homo Floresiensis Uncovered course. I waited months for this class to start and I don't want to blow it now. Hopefully I will take care of that at some point this weekend.

  Love you guys!



Thank you Al and Kiara!