More than a year and a half ago I did my first Josh May’s stuff thing. Here’s volume two.
Boomerang: I have a friend who’s in the Navy and he got this for me when he visited Australia a few years back. It was made by Aborigines.
Ukelele: This is an antique. It’s not playable. The body is cracked, the tuners won’t stay in, and I had to glue the bridge back on.
Magnet: Aston Villa is my English Premier League team.
Chocolate: Cadbury Dairy Milk is my favorite. This one has almonds and is very good.
Voltron: I purchased this a few years ago. I had one exactly like it when I was little, but broke it one day at school.
Karl Malone: He was the favorite basketball player of a friend of mine who died a few years back. It helps remind me of him.
Olde English D: This is a wooden D that I made a few years ago. The Detroit Tigers are my favorite baseball team.
Soda Can: It’s a Gus Macker 20th anniversary empty Coke can. My hometown is the headquarters of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. In the past there was a massive 3-day event that brought people from all over to our little city.
Tea: My favorite kind of tea is Lipton green tea with orange, passionfruit and jasmine. I drink it frequently and cold.
45 record: The Beach Boys’ In My Room is an all-time favorite of mine and is personal in many ways.
Taco Bell Dog: I like tacos and this talking dog is holding a “Free Tacos” sign.
License Plate: Almost a year out of high school, I bought a 1989 Chevrolet Caviler Z24. I loved that car. I was very sad the day the engine died. It looked this, only it was black.
Magazine: That’s Kathy Ireland on the cover of the SI Swimsuit Issue. Growing up I had a crush on her. She’s still very foxy.
Tissue Box Cover: Forget all of those pansy flower colors and boxes made by grandmas. This is a tractor-trailer. It makes blowing your nose super cool and manly.
Octoberby Robert FrostO hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the wall.
I went to my very first soccer match last weekend. Here’s a few pics.
Last week I visited the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. Here’s a link to my photos.