Saturday, May 23, 2009


Sanding and Primer coat. You can see I already sanded a little on the primer coat in this picture. The flat black idea kinda died. Lauren really hates the idea, I got plenty of negative feedback. I met this professial painter at the autopaint store told him my story and peaked his interst, He ended up at my house giving me tips on how to utilize my air compressor, and paint sprayer better, he actually offered to paint it white for free with me at his shop cause he has extra white paint. But his shop is in Spanish Fork... And he was just being nice he didnt want to, so I declined.

Any way I went to get some gloss black and they were out, so I decided to do the next coat in Satin Black.... pictures to come. The satin is actually pretty nice. its not shiney enough to show off all the dings and imperfections, but its not so backyard ratttle can flat.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Outlier Clothing

These cloths are awesome... I dig the 4 season OG Pant here is there description:

"Crisply professional looking in the office but you can rock them like Dickies with sneakers or boots. They stretch, breathe and are abrasion resistant for comfort in motion. Self cleaning, water and grease resistant to handle the elements. Tailored in New York City for style and quality."

Plus what kind of shoes is that dude wearing, they are rad.. its the perfect man outfit... you have oil and grease resistant pants that look good in the office, and you can work in the garage with them.. or go camping, biking.. etc. Sign me up... minus the $180 price tag.. check out the web site

Monday, May 18, 2009

Porsche 924

So I bought my first Porsche. It is arguably the uglest porsche ever made. I will say that it has some retro charm to it. It was $125.00 dollars. I just thought that I couldnt lose, i can sell it to the junk yard for that much. It doesnt start... yet. Its a fuel line problem cause it will start with starter fluid. Im going to start with the fuel filter, then the relay (fuse), then the pump. i hope its not he pump they are like $200 bucks.. and theres 2 on this car one in the tank and one inline.

It's a 2.0 liter water cooled fuel injected motor... state of the art for 1979, we were born in the same year. the sun roof is HUGE the roof essentaily comes off. The car already looks different.. I took the sander to it. and I have started priming with rustoluem. I think that Im going to paint it flat black, cause the body isn't straight enough to look good at all with a gloss. plus flat black is the new black. look it up.. or go to L.A.

This is my motorcycle substitute. I really wanted a 944 turbo. They have like 265 Hp stock, and look way better, plus they are newer. Hopefully I will make this one look alright, sell it and move up to the 944 turbo. Then after the 944 is fixed I can upgrade to an older 911. Sounds like a good plan to me.

There are other inexpensive options for a fast car. I looked at honda civics. with all the trimmings.. they make those fast!, older Subaru WRX's, older BMW's with big old engines, domestic muscle ( I think I would get a chevy chevelle ). Anyway this is step one on my way to a fast car.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Working towards a pushup...

Well I think that James Kelly would be crawling if he could do a pushup. He gets his legs under him like he's crawling but his head stays down and he motors forward with his head plowing the way. Its awesome, he just wants to go someplace, I dont think he knows where he wants to go... but hes certainly trying to go there.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Early Morning

This is typical of what I leave in the early morning. Its hard to leave, Lucy always B-lines it to my spot on the bed, and James is so smiley in the morning.


There's something Special about Grandpa's. I never really had one, maybe that's why they seem so great. This was the first time these two met.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dear Lauren, I love you

Here we have the mother of my children, she woke up about 10 seconds before this photo and she still looks like a vision. I decided that our mothers day tradition will be breakfast in bed, luckly pancakes and waffles are things that im actually quite proficent at.

Lauren is certainly going to protest and say; "You cant put up pictures of right as I wake up, its against the rules." But i just want everyone to see how amazing she looks even in the morning, before getting out of bed. I'm so thankful for the care that she gives to James and I. My dad sent her a card and said: Happy Mothers Day, thanks for raising our son Shane... So true.

Dear Wife your the best! Love Shane