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Snakelopnik Snakelopnik

My cat keeps trying to kill this Western ground snake. Beautiful little guy. The cat catches him every other week or so.

Trekking into the Rim Trekking into the Rim

Seems like it’s a week of firsts here at O&E. After several years of hiking and camping with my daughters, it was time for our first backpacking trip. To be honest, pretty much all the camping I have done with them has been in preparation for backpacking. Even when camping out of a vehicle, I’ve mostly stuck to using…

Life is precious and short. Act accordingly

I went to go get gas on my way to teach yesterday afternoon, but a cop raced up to the intersection and blocked the northbound lanes which I was about to turn up. I could see several other cop cars up the street. They were near an unlit crosswalk, so I figured a pedestrian had been hit by a car. Nope, turns out some…

Cleaned the Joop today. Cleaned the Joop today.

Because my oldest projectile vomited all over the inside of it while driving home from school. Filled up the goddamn carseat with puke. She’s been sick maybe four times in her seven years of life. I have a teacher development meeting tomorrow along with an exam and a three and half hour lab. Then I have a teacher…


People say two door SUVs are impractical.

Lost deserts and lost motorcyces Lost deserts and lost motorcyces

This CL post really struck a cord with me. I found it while searching for old, cheap, broken motorcycles (because that’s what I do while drinking my coffee).

Cheap Land Cruisers Cheap Land Cruisers

Cheap Land Cruisers pop up every once in a while on my local CL. By cheap, I mean $2,500-5,000 for running examples with visible cosmetic issues and some noted mechanical issues. They all have 200k+ miles on them and are all from the early to mid ‘90s. I’m thinking about selling my ‘66 GMC and picking one of these…

Great day fishing Great day fishing

I took my girls out fishing at one of our local parks today. We’ve gone out a few other times before, but never caught anything. After fishing for about an hour, a falcon swooped down from the sky and grabbed a trout right out of the water. It was awesome.

Stereotypes... Stereotypes...

Scorpions get a bad rap. These guys will do everything possible to avoid stinging you. They arrived on Earth about four-humdred million years before modern humans, yet people go through great lengths to kill these them. Despite having been stung a few times, I love these guys. I relocated this one to the palo verde in…

It's Alive! It's Alive!

Finally getting my shit together in regards to this truck. Got it up on the ramps in preparation for the transmission install. I was worried I had let the engine sit too long as she hasn’t been fired up in over a year. Took a bit of coaxing, but she’s purring like a kitten. I was pretty shocked at how well it ran…

Pub Dog Pub Dog

Old man caught napping on the comfiest spot in the house.

Late-Nite Oppo, Alaska edition Late-Nite Oppo, Alaska edition

From the time I spent hiking in Alaska quite a while ago. I think these pics were taken on a Razor flip phone. I saw a lot of moose, and heard a Griz. Thankfully nothing tried to eat me.

Hiking and History Hiking and History

Hiking and history are two of my favorite pastimes. When exploring a new area, I always look up the local history and legends in order to better connect myself with the land and to increase my cynicism of America as a whole . I’m a first generation Arizonan, so my parents were never really able to relay to me the…

Late Nite Oppo, desert edition Late Nite Oppo, desert edition

Me and my doge in the desert. The kiddos were off making sand angels and playing with scorpions.

Late Nite Oppo Late Nite Oppo

Picture of a preteen I witnessed drinking a Heineken in Venice circa 2009.

My old SV650  My old SV650 

I found out that my wife had saved a bunch of my old digital photos in her dropbox. Some of them go back to the early aughts. Pretty cool discovery. When I was in college I bought a salvaged ‘03 SV650 and added some interesting customizations to it. I dailied this thing for for years, and finally sold it after getting…

I heard Oppo likes yellow convertibles  I heard Oppo likes yellow convertibles 

Anyone else cruising around in a yellow convertible today rocking out to Suicidal Tendencies?

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