Thursday, October 23, 2008

Van of the Week: Starfire

Wow. Verily I am sucking at posting lately. I just can't seem to get it together enough to pop in here much any more. I guess real life takes precedence sometimes eh? Well, if anyone is still reading this, here is another featured van of mine. This was taken at the Nats this year in Ill. What we have here is the van "Starfire". It is a mid-Dodge Maxivan, which has had several major modifications done to the body (such as the chop above the front seats), thus landing it in the class of a radical custom. As a matter of fact it is the oldest surviving radical custom van still on the road. In the seventies it graced the covers and interiors of many of the top van magazines, some of which were laid out on the floor as a display. It was truly a cool thing to see this old survivor in person, and knowing it's still out there truckin' gives me hope that mine will be around for a long time to come. Enjoy the pics.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What I was doing 10 years ago today

Today is the 10th anniversary of the day I closed on my house. I can't believe it's been 10 years! Damn I feel old, but that's beside the point. I can't believe I was a 23 yr old home owner. That is virtually unheard of now. Anyway, I have had a great past decade in the house, and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I love this house.
Another thing I love is being a Mainer. Don't know why, but I get a little gooofy about it sometimes. Anyway, to celebrate the event we had a little dinner here today and it consisted of 10 lobsters, potato salad, apple pie (I made last night from apples off one of the trees out back), and blueberry scones. Also I had Sea Dog Blueberry Ale, and Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. Can't get much more "Maine" that this folks. (Unless i threw some clams or mussels in the mix) ...actually there was homeade clam dip too, and it was delicious.

I thought I had a decent picture of the outside of the house, but nope. Maybe next time.