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OK. I fought it for a LONG time. But my ego won out. Besides, everyone at work does it. Does what? Blogs.
I thought, "Why the hell should I write about me?" I'm boring. Then I figured, that may be true, but the things that have happened to me aren't necessarily boring. As a matter of fact, some of my experiences have been pretty damn weird.
So that's why I named this blog "CrazeeMagnet" (somebody else already has CrazyMagnet, we should compare stories). That's what I used to attribute the strangeness of my life to, a fictitious thing called the Crazy Magnet. Surely it couldn't be ME that's causing all this weirdness.
As it turns out, I WAS responsible for a lot of the odd occurrences, but not all. The rest, well, I'll just attribute those to life in general. No rhyme. No reason. Just crazy. And I do seem to attract crazy.
I've always wanted to write a book about the Crazy Magnet, chronicling the events. But there have always been several things holding me back:
1. I'm not a rich man and can't afford to print a book of my worthless thoughts. 2. I never got off my lazy ass to do it. And most importantly: 3. Who the hell would want to read this dribble anyway?
Actually, that's the way I feel about most blogs - why would I want to read that crap? Who gives a shit if your dog screwed a canary (actually that does sound pretty interesting, in a sick sort of way). So why should I be any different?
But blogging addresses the 3 aforementioned problems I had with publishing my thoughts:
1. Blogging is free. Other than time - I don't have much time, but what I have is free, I guess that's why they call it free time. Duh. 2. I'm still lazy, so nothing has changed there. I lied about all three things being changed. 3. Nobody HAS to read this. That's the beauty of it. It's kind of like the SETI listening stations out west, they broadcast signals out into space and have been sitting patiently for DECADES listening for a response from alien beings from the Great Beyond. Well, I'm not about to sit around listening for a response to this crap, but hey, it fulfills my inner desire to express myself. Even if I'm the only schmuck that reads it. (I can't believe my spell-check took the word "schmuck"!).
One thing all the bloggers at work tell me (God the world is changing, spell-check just accepted the word "bloggers" too): Keep your posts short. Well hell, I'm long winded. Ask the folks from work. Better yet, ask my wife. That poor woman has listened to me ramble on and on and on for 20 years now. Saint Sue. But I'll shut up for now. Will there ever be another post? Actually, who gives a shit? But we'll see. And if you ARE out there listening, "HELLO ... I AM FROM THE PLANET EARTH. IT'S WEIRDER THAN SHIT HERE. DON'T COME ... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!"
I'm an artist, so a bit off-center. My latest hobby is one from my childhood: model airplanes. But as boys get bigger, so do their toys, these are radio controlled. Some are smaller, some are are pretty darn big. But there are REALLY big ones available - I want those, of course. If you're ever looking for me, I'm either downstairs rebuilding planes or out at some field flying (or wrecking) them.
I've been plagued since birth by an imaginary villain I refer to as the Crazee Magnet. These are the chronicles of the Crazee Magnet and a look inside my extremely screwed-up way of looking at life.
These are always in a constant state of repair/disrepair. So there are only two or three flying at any one time.
E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54
My absolute favorite plane to fly.
Great Planes Reactor Bipe .61
Been building this for a year. Saito 125 with Pitts smoke muffler. Should be sweet. Long, chunky biplane 58 inches long, 48 inch wingspan.
E-flite Pitts Model 12 15e
Gorgeous plane. First "real" plane I ever bought.
Hangar 9 P-51 PTS
This is a BEAUTIFUL, easy to fly plane. Wingspan is just shy of 5 feet so it has a real prescence on the field. My favorite nitro plane.
Great Planes Shoestring
Throwback to the older days of racers. GORGEOUS, foam with sheeting wings and fiberglass fuselage. Got an electric motor in it (Skorpion) big enough to power my KIA! Not ready to fly this one yet. Taking my time on the build.
Great Planes Combat Corsair
Still under construction.
Hangar 9 Twist
Old trim scheme - MUCH better than the new one below. I have both though.
Hangar 9 Twist
New trim scheme. Boring.
E-flite F-15 Eagle
My first jet. Under construction. Retractable landing gear are WAY COOL, but are driving me nuts trying to set them up! Twin EDF motors scare our dogs. Scare me too!
If I ever get this plane finished and can learn to keep the plane above ground, I'll be flying this one as a pylon racer. Will have Thunder Tiger Pro .40 up front.
E-flite P-40 Warkhawk
This tiny plane is a BLAST! With only a 25" wing span and 21" in length, I can fly it across the street at the park. It's fun doing imaginary strafing runs on trash cans and other such targets of evil.
Under construction. Will have OS 55 up front.
Parkzone P-51, modified
Awesome foamie! I've replaced the motor with a Power 10, 40 amp esc and 2200mAh 3s. It moves.
Parkzone F4U Corsair
Constantly flying and breaking this beautiful foam bird.
Parkzone T28 480 size and UMX
Have both of these. I did most of my newbie training on the larger one. EASY plane to fly.
Great Planes Extra 330SC
SUPER FUN to fly!!! Unfortunately, I flew it into the ground. It not fly no mo.
Electrifly Yak 54
Flew great until the manufacturer's crappy clevises failed. Boom. It's a mess.
Parkzone Edge 300
Ooops. This one hit a goal post. The goal post didn't move. The plane did. In about 6 different directions. Gone, probably won't be replaced. Pretty squirrelly plane to fly.