It’s 3am I must’ve Missed one!

In the wee hours of the night I awoke to go to the restroom and while I did my business it dawned on me that I did not blog for Friday the 11th! I couldn’t believe it.

Friday was a busy day. Friday afternoon my coworker and I drove to the Space X launch site at Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville, TX. It’s an hour drive there and another hour drive back. We headed out there to fly the company drone over the rocket Space X is assembling.

Space X and our company Drone

As soon as I got back to the office at 5:45pm, I booked it home to head out to dinner plans. Drove 45 minutes to our dinner spot but only to wait another 20 minutes for our friends since they went off to the wrong location!

After said and done, we got home at 11ish, watched and old episode of Big Brother and crashed out.

I don’t plan to miss any more days this month!

Not Just A Plastic Card Holder

Following up on yesterday’s post about my new Trayvax wallet, I wanted to try the hook for carrying plastic bags. When I looked up this wallet, I read the intention of the hook was for grocery bags. I also read a lot of ridicule over it. But you know? Don’t knock it until you try it. And try it, I did.

Hooked Two Bags

Sounds like a gimmick feature and this picture does not do it justice. As I walked to the car, I let my arm fall to my side and it was more natural. It was also more comfortable. Anyone whose finger has ever lost blood circulation because of the weight of the grocery bag will immediately feel and realize the benefit.

I’m a fan of the bag hook.

Interesting New Wallet

A friend gifted me this Trayvax wallet.

It’s supposed to be minimalist but it’s a tad bigger then the Elephant Wallet I had before.

Previous Wallet when New

I am trying out the new wallet and so far so good. For several years now I have been carrying my wallet in my front pocket and it doesn’t feel that much bulkier.

One thing is for sure, I won’t be carrying my Pixel 3 in the same pocket. That’s a metal hook in the first picture. It would really scratch up the phone. Currently it’s only rubbing up against my Olight.

My friend also gave me another smaller Trayvax wallet. I believe it’s called the Axis. It’s smaller than this one so I’m thinking I’ll switch to that one in a few days to try it out. I think the smaller one will end up being my church wallet.

Any idea what the hook is for? Let me know what you think.


Every where you look, the start of the new year is full of resolutions. I, myself, have several. Funny enough, none of my resolutions have to do with health! Mine are based on the hobbies and projects I have taken on over the years.

The most recent being converting motorcycles to Cafe Racers. I have two motorcycles that I started to work on. It has been about 2 months since I have picked up a wrench to work on them so I resolute to start working on them again. I am recording the process and have uploaded videos onto YouTube to document. So please Like and Subscribe! Here is my channel:

Before I was working on motorcycles, I was building furniture. I also resolute to start that up again!

Lastly, I resolute to start up my Gun Holster business. I am still in the red financially with that investment. I became really discouraged when I started seeing all the competition for gun holsters so I hope to get motivated by them instead discouraged.

What about you?

Where’s the beef?

Yesterday I wrote about having more meat in my posts. Now, no, there isn’t meat in this post but there is a meat cooker in it!

This is an Old Country offset smoker for smoking briskets. Well, you can smoke all kinds of meat but for me, it’s strictly a brisket machine.

I was given this smoker by a friend and it wasn’t in the best of shape but I have been restoring her.

All that’s left is to make a new grill for it and I can start trying to make a a decent brisket. Stay tuned!

6 Days In

So far so good with blogging every day in January of 2019. I hate that I am waiting for the end of the night to blog. I end up blogging really quickly just to make the deadline. I hope that this week I can blog earlier in the day so that my post has more meat to it. I do have lots of hobbies and side projects to that shouldn’t be a problem.

So stay tuned this week for some meatier posts.

Bullet Points

What do you do when you’re going to have dinner with friends you chat with all week long? What are you going to talk about? That was the dilemma my friend Hector and I had. Our solution? Don’t chat the day you’re going to have dinner. Instead, make bullet points with topics to discuss.

All about Hector

So yeah, Hector did all the talking tonight. Maybe next week it will be about me.

My Books of 2018

I had set a goal of 25 books to read (or listen) in 2018 but I was only able to do 18. I would say 90% of the books are audio. I listen to books while I drive, bbq, work in the garage, etc etc.

My favorite book of the year would have to be Where The Crawdad’s Sing. I took a solo road trip to Lockhart, TX and I listened to it nonstop on the way there and back. It was that gripping. Highly recommend.

I set a goal of another 25 books this year. So, if you have a recommendation leave a comment below. Follow my progress on Goodreads here:

1 Ride, 2 Wheels

As 2018 winded down, I decided to sell my truck to a friend who needed it more. Now that I ride the Grom daily, the truck sat at home a lot while a friend needed a car.

The first thing I did after selling it was order myself a rain suit. Usually if it’s raining I’d just take the truck. Ever since I got the Grom, I’ve always wanted to be a daily driver but never rode in rainy weather. Now, I have no choice. (Well, I do but that’s another story.) My rain suit arrived last week and wore it today for the first time. It was drizzly and foggy after lunch so it helped tons.

Riding With The Fly Rain Suit

It still takes me a good while to get in and out of the suit so that means getting up earlier for work!

Also, since I have daily blogging on the brain, I’m wondering how long I can ride the Grom every day. Should be able to now with the rain suit. Will follow up on that with this blog.

Can’t believe I’m saying this but I hope it rains tomorrow!