Long Time No Tim

It's been a few months since the Summer of Tim came to a close and it usually takes me about that long to get back into the swing of writing anything with any regularity. So here's a quick rundown of the past several weeks for those who have been yearning to be kept informed of the happenings in the life of Tim.

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After being quoted a crazy high price for the Karate Kid tattoo I wanted at the end of the summer, my sister-in-law put me in touch with a friend of hers with a tattoo shop of his own. His quote was right in line with what I was expecting and his portfolio was impressive.


Now the only question is what I'll be getting for my second tattoo.

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Remember those MLB World Series DVDs I bought on vacation for three bucks each? I put about $35 dollars into them, sold them all except the 2016 Cubs set, and profitted somewhere in the neighborhood of $400.

Ever wonder why I like digging around at junk stores? That's why.

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Amy and I have been watching Lost this fall. We're almost half-way through the series and so far I don't hate it.

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Over the late part of the summer, the soundtrack to my life pretty much centered around my brother-in-law's band, Post Animal. Regardless of the fact that Amy's brother is part of this band, these guys are incredible. Really.


Besides Post Animal, there's been some other music I've been pretty excited about this fall.

A new album from The Homeless Gospel Choir.


White Reaper...a band Post Animal will be playing a handful of dates with this fall. Their most recent album hasn't left my rotation since I got it.


And Strand of Oaks.

Man, this guy speaks my language.


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Near the end of the summer I discovered a New Belgium Imperial IPA. I love it.


At a little over 9% ABV, it loves me, too.

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I've read several books since the summer ended. A few of the highlights...

  

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Donald Trump is still a terrible human being.

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Several people I know have put a lot of work into a very fun podcast series called On Patrol with the Broadcaster. Well worth your time if you're of the dry-humor / superhero sort.

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The Cubs played extra baseball this year.

The Cardinals did not.

That's awesome.

Plus the Cardinals clubhouse is a disaster. That's extra awesome.

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Having seen NIL8 many times over the years, in about a week I'll be taking in my first Hobgoblinspookadelic show. It just happens to be with another one of my favorite bands -- Fragile Porcelain Mice -- who I've never seen live.


Pretty jacked.

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Do you work in a job where some level of leadership is occasionally required? Check out this video. It was shared with me by the principal of the school I work at and it's incredible.


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That berm I've been cleaning out for almost a year now? I recently took the next step and added two raised garden beds. Expect vegetables aplenty next summer.


But not before I angered a hive of hornets while I was unloading the lumber. Three stings and two cans of hornet spray later...I win. No more hornets.

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As always, doing a little junking here and there.

Recently....

...a Six-Million-Dollar Man board game. Complete. Two bucks...


...a Little People bear from the Circus Train set. Twenty-five cents....


...an EIU beer stein. A buck...


...a tape recorder for my brother just like the one he had when we were kids. A buck...


...and several video games for a buck each which are already selling online for somewhere between $14-25 each...paying for it all and then some.

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That'll do. I hope you feel caught up.

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