Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Custom Fantasy Football Trophy.... In All Of It's Glory!

Been wanting to do this for a while now. My league is in its 7th season and I finally got the time and motivation to throw a trophy together. Thanks to my friends at Ed's Trophies for the labels and small figurines. Thanks to my buds at Quality Autobody for sprayin some paint. I searched for months at swap meets, junk stores, and antique shops for the perfect topper. I was super stoked to drop 5 bucks on this carved, classy, busty beauty! I've seen guys use these Harley baffles for table legs, ash trays, scrap metal, etc., but I must say, this is the best use I've seen so far! Overall, happy with the results.


Friday, November 15, 2013

First Friday, Day of the Dead, etc....

Did a lil cosmetic work to the 4x4. New bumper and painted everything on the grill, that was primer gray, satin black. Been meaning to do that for a while now. I dig it.

 Started out in the West Bottoms on First Friday to see what treasures I could dig up. I usually find myself checking out the building itself more than the things that are in it. It blows my mind how things were constructed in the late 1800's - early 1900's.


 Just happened to run into a Day of the Dead celebration in the West Side on our way to downtown. Everyone was attentive and respectful, but check out the dude in the crowd in his Blades of Fury outfit! Hahaha!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

NW Trip 2013 - Part 4 - The Bonneville Salt Flats

    So, we're in Northern Cali. We check out the map and decide we want to make it into Utah, which would make it a 700+ mile day. The Bonneville Salt Flats are just over the border, so I figure we'll get close then get a pic of the salt flats in the morning on the way out. We pull into camp just west of Bonneville, just before dark, the place is packed, and I notice the folks next to us have salt all over their ride. HOLY SHIT! We just happen to be passing through during SPEED WEEK! FUCK!
    After interrogating our neighbors, we follow their advice and head down by the casinos for some dinner and to check out the parking lots, which turn into make-shift car shows. It was basically a bunch of rich guys with bad ass toys and the younger women that follow them. I'm cool with that. We had an early date with the flats the next morning, so we tried to get to sleep at a decent time.
    Got up before the sun and ate at the legendary Salt Flat CafĂ©, where we got some more good advice from eccentric old dudes. Rode our motorcycles 7 miles out onto the salt to get to the pits, hung out there for a while, talked to some guys workin on their speed machines, watched some passes, saw a couple of nasty wrecks, saw some 400mph passes, hung out at the starting line for a bit, then took off. The whole experience was so surreal. It's incredibly addicting to see a person in a machine on wheels go by you at 400+ mph. This was the coolest thing I did on this trip, by far, and we were only there for part of one day. I will go back someday soon and I'd bet a substantial amount of money that I'll run something on the flats within the next 10 years.
    Overall, it was a pretty epic trip. I could tell you stories for days and promised not to tell some others. 5400 miles in 12 days. Doin things like this on a regular basis is my spice for life.