Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mo Melon Mini Indy 2011

2011: An Aerospace Odyssey.  A take from a similar themed movie that most could probably not relate to. Like many of my ideas -- too esoteric.  I re-watched the movie from 1968 (I saw it when it came out), and like other 60's movies, being on LSD, might have made it fantastic. 

The flight suits worn by the crew were almost identical to ours, but who would have known that?  Trying to help the uninitiated, I included pictures of the earth-to-space station shuttle (the Orion III) as well as the space station and the space ship they took to Jupiter.

But, this over-the-top Viking ship paint job (and matching Vikings) was understandable and understandably the winner.

But, in the end, the Viking ship was no match for the Orion on the track.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Melon's oldvo

Only ten years old and terminally ill.  Hayley was piloting the oldvo when a car made a left turn into its front quarter.  I don't believe it is worth salvaging.  It is pretty tweaked.

Seat belts were on and the airbags deployed and Hayley and Anna were spared with nary a scratch (at least on the surface).

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Melon stays home

For the first time in a few weeks I was home on the week end.  Ambiguity took a break last Friday when I came home (Lehi) and found Hayley, Cole, Max, and, of course, Shauna.  While Shauna did all the heavy lifting with the boys, I did spend quite a bit of time playing -- including helping with the floor to ceiling duplo complex -- to Sunday evening.

This Renaissance year is having trouble getting kicked off.  It has the beginnings and makings but I'll need to be a little more conscious about keeping it on track.  That sounds a lot like taking control, and that may be part of it, but the other part has to be a little letting go as well.

I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey last night.  It was as cryptic as it was in 1968.  Most movies done in the 60's were like rock songs -- a little too long, too psychedelic, and maybe better with LSD.  I did find a great little video explanation of the movie and decided that you could watch it instead of the movie and be just as well off.  Cole snuggled up and was all ready to watch it with me and promptly fell asleep -- a better use of time.