How was your Fourtha July? Mine was nice. Took the family adventuring on a river.
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Here are the first photos of the inaugural use of the Hubris Booth- The Con was fun, and I learned a LOT about what to do at the SECOND Con, y’know?
Hope you can come by next time. I’ll post a LOT more photos as I get ‘em ready!
Okay, the space is paid for, the hotel is reserved. The booth is designed and I’m waiting on all the bits to show up so I can make sure they work.
Here’s the mockup of the new Hubris Booth For Convention Appearances. Some of you will notice that the backdrop is, in fact, the latest background right here on the site. Fancy, no?
I’ll be sharing booth space with Charles Ettinger at Heroes, so come by and see us, if you can!
Go Outside and Dig Trail
I like to ride my bike on my trails. I really like to ride my bike on my trails.
The one thing that I like almost as much as riding on them, is digging on them. I like shaping berms, putting in jumps, smoothing out and filling in elk hoof prints… you know, just regular trail stuff.
It’s a ton of work, and it’s not exactly clean work, so on the surface, it would appear that I either have a problem with self abuse, or I’m stupid.
It’s also possible that I just like to get my mind on something other than work, family, bills, and clowns (ever since Poltergeist, I’ve had a constant low-grade fear of clowns… don’t watch that movie if you are younger than 30).
The bonus is that when I spend a couple of hours with Billie, the Wonder Adze and Rico the antique garden rake (you name your tools too, right?) I get to try out the improvements on my BIKE!
Another benefit comes to mind. When I’m riding the trails, my focus is generally on not flying off said trails, which would require removing sage brush from my orifices. When I’m working on the trails I get to see the view. And man, what a view it is.
I snapped this photo yesterday, then I unwittingly chopped into a termite mound. Termites do not like to be disturbed AND the dern things fly. Thank goodness they don’t look like clowns. That could be a deal breaker.
Go Outside and… Sit.
The alternative title is, “Does a Bear Sit in the Woods?”. Not sure about bears, but I do.
Friday was Take Your Child to Work Day, and since I’m a school teacher, my child is at my work every day. So on Saturday, I invented Make Your Child Work Today and taught him how to use a chainsaw.
The day was successful as evidenced by the fact that my boy still has all his appendages and there will be no visible scarring.
We also got a couple of trees bucked up and stacked.
And then there were the stumps. You can’t just leave the stump, and cutting them off at the ground level is just plain boring. So, I started to make the traditional Pacific Northwest mushroom stump, but Jay yelled out, “Make a chair!”
And so I did.
Then we decided the chair needed an end table on which to place a beverage.
And so I did that too.
And then I went and got a beverage.
And I sat. And that is that.
How many of you have wondered what AllanVS actually looks like? Well, now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
Here, our model Allan is sporting a bootleg Hubris hat. It’s pretty cool, and I expect that many people see him wearing it and want a Hubris hat of their own.
For those of you who are not as energetic about it as Allan, I’ll be doing hats in the next few weeks. I’ll let you know.
So… I’m trying to decide on a promotional photo… Urrrhhmmm. Which one should I use?
You know what they say… “Beards Don’t Sell”. I’m thinking that the clean-shaven version might do better. Plus, y’know… there’s no REASON to show everyone how bald I am.
Brett’s decorated his laptop with HUBRIS. I’m flattered- it’s a Hubris-centric setup. I mean, even I have six other stickers on my laptop and only three Hubris stickers.
Anyone else want stickers? Yes, you’ll have to email me your address or POBox, but I do promise with all sincerity that I’ll never sell the information to anyone else. Plus, chances are that I’ll lose your address myself, and thus you’re protected from ever even receiving junk mail from me. Probably. Someday I might have something worth mailing around, and then you’re really in for it. Assuming I haven’t lost your address. Which I will. It’s not like I’m an orderly person or anything.