MOC Adventure #002

LEGOReveal

So Noah and Desi got a ginormous LEGO present from some wonderful people from our church, and I must say, I’ve been enjoying them quite a bit. I made the joke when they gave them to us that it may be more of a present for me than them.

I’ve even got Tree respecting the LEGO brand with comments like “I don’t think we need any more LEGO.” (There’s no such thing as ‘Legos’.) Granted, her statement as a whole was the most evil of lies, but there’s something to be said about saying the wrong thing the right way.

So the boys and I were building the other day and this is a little something I cooked up. My second official MOC. (My Own Creation in the LEGO community) Nothing much, just a little ship. I just wanted to show it off.

FrontView

34View

She's got a big ol' booty.

She’s got a big ol’ booty.

TopView

What can I say. I like my ladies with a little junk in their trunk.

It’s finally happening

Noah has spent most of the day laying on the floor playing with LEGO. I couldn’t be happier. Here’s what he’s come up with:

NoahEdit

The ATV in the back was actually built by me, from plans, but Noah altered it a bit. The multi-wheeled vehicle up front is all him.

NoahsBird
This is his bird. I think it’s brilliant in it’s minimalism.

FinalShip
This is my little space ship thing.

Noah and I both agree: We need more LEGO.

found me some treasure


I gots me a geocoin!

Last Monday I had some free time in Brandon Florida while visiting family for the holidays. I decided to whip out the old c:geo and do some geocaching. I was surprised to see just how many caches there were in the Bloomingdale area. I spent a couple hours finding 5 or 6 caches and never went outside of a 2 mile radius. Of course, remembering how boring Brandon was growing up, I completely understand why people would use inventive ways to entertain themselves.

Anyway, the whole reason for this post: I found my very first geocoin! Admittedly I’ve not done a lot of geocaching, (I’ve only found 11 to date) but still, I was surprised to see such a find in such an easy cache.

So I’ll fill those in who are in the dark. A geocoin is a special trackable item that you leave inside a geocache. (I’m not explaining what geocaching is to you…) You leave the coin in a cache, and someone else picks it up and takes it somewhere else. All the while logging where it goes. So you can watch your geocoin travel across the state, country, or globe. Total nerdy fun. I love it.

So I found the one pictured up top, “Pirate Booty.” I was eager to see where it had been, and after punching in the code on the back of the coin into geocaching.com, I was surprised to see that I was actually the first person to grab it!

So, it’s perfect really. Me visiting from out of town, it’s going to be easy for me to move it a good bit. I’ve brought it home, and now I just need to get off my lazy butt and go drop it in another cache somewhere around here. Maybe I’ll use this as an excuse to finally start my own cache near my work.

success!

Teresa Marie Bullard has officially completed her first garment. Ever since she started crocheting I’ve told her she has until winter to make me a beanie. She kept putting it off, thinking it was beyond her skills. Then yesterday she found a pattern, and at around 9pm she started it, and by 10:30 I had a sweaty forehead. Hooray!

Gaze upon Teresa’s first creation!
beanie

Note: No, I am not dying of a wasting disease.