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Jun 04

Friday Funny and Taper Solutions

I’ll get to the Friday Funny in a second.  Or, if you are impatient, you can skip my babbling and just scroll down.

This past week I found two great ways to deal with a pre-race taper; a good book and power tools.  The good book in question was “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.  I started it earlier this week and couldn’t put it down.  I finished it this morning and can’t wait to pick up the next one in the series, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”.  If you like crime novels, I highly recommend it.

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On to the second way to deal with taper jitters: power tools.  I finally started to work on building a bar area for our basement.  This has been on the to-do list since we finished our basement 3 years ago.  The main roadblock has been figuring out the best way to build one.  Here is what we have now:

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A hodgepodge of old shelf crammed with booze, a wine rack, and mini fridge. 
This space needs help!

Today, I finally worked out a plan.  I started off playing with Google’s Sketchup, but soon realized I was wasting my time and resorted back to the tried and true pencil and paper method.  Sketchup is a really cool program but I have never been good with graphic design.  I’ll leave the cool graphic design up to people like Jon.

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Here is the plan.  Shelves for storing beer glasses I have collected, wine bottle storage,
room for the mini fridge, and a cabinet and drawer for storage.

So, this afternoon I moved my workshop from the basement to the great outdoors.  The weather kept playing games on me though.  It started to rain twice; just long enough for me to have to move everything into the garage before it let up. Ugh!

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Working outside is much better than the basement.  All the fun without
the mess and cleanup.

I got the first part, the hardest part, done this afternoon.  The other cabinet will be much more straight forward.  The rest will have to wait until next week.  I am very glad that it is finally coming together.  I’ll finally be able to check it off of my list.

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The wine rack.  Painting this is not going to be fun.  In hindsight, I should
have pre-painted everything, but I wasn’t quite sure how it was all going
to go together.

Friday Funny

Ok, and now the part you have been waiting for, the Friday Funny.  As I searched (Thank you Google Image Search) for different ideas on how to build the bar, I searched for “wine rack” and this came back as a result.  Ladies and gentlemen I give you the WineRack:

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Per the website, the WineRack allows you to: “Take a bottle of wine, a mixed drink or even a fifth of your favorite hard stuff to the movies, concerts, ball games, even PTA meetings. Sporting a rack that will turn heads and serving a beverage that will have guys standing in line for a sip of your secret stash!”

The WineRack features:

  • Very comfortable sports bra available in versatile black.
  • Polyurethane bladder holds over 750ml or 25oz. of your favorite beverage.
  • Drinking tube long enough to route as you wish.
  • Easy to use on/off valve to control the flow.
  • Design optimized for smaller cup sizes

I guess this is the women’s version of a beer hat.

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Stay classy! And good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

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2 comments

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  1. Lisa

    lol at the wine rack!

  2. jon gilchrist

    AWESOMENESS

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