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5000 Feet Up On A Snowmobile

I have been a ghost here, but decided to stop in and share some life with everyone. Things are rough financially and it is hard to concentrate on Lego, even though I am attending Brickcon this fall.   We went up to the lake last weekend and rode up high to a point named Ascension. Up around 5000 feet, it was gorgeous, and too warm to wear a jacket the whole day out riding. This is bliss and utter peace within.  

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Comin' Back...somewhat :p

Hey all!   I've decided to put together some new topics to post up in the BBC forum.   first off, is a new chibi topic now that Bionicle is complete. It'll sure be a lot easier to build them all now that no new bionicle sets are coming out. Hero Factory on the other hand... he he he. I can't WAIT to chibi those guys!   The topic will have not only all the sets in chibi, but also with full sets of building instructions to go with them, so everyone who reads can build a chibi for themselves.

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Customized Helmet! Waooh! :o

I took my all black Shoei RF-200 helmet that I got for $5, and decided to add some custom decals to it to detract from its boringness. I went to the hardware store and picked up a wide roll of red reflective tape, and a narrow roll of the white, and came up with this...   I spent maybe a total of six hours working on it. What do you think?   The tape reflects light pretty well, so it is high vis at night, and should gleam in the sun. (click the pics to see larger versions) I am going to use it

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Phantom Neo Shifters

Here they are, the long awaited final run of Neo Shifters sets. These are hard to find, and if you can't find them locally, check out Amazon.com. I got lucky and found the whole set for retail price with free shipping. DO NOT OVERPAY! These sets are 11.99   Featured in this blog, are the four primary shifters. I will address Duplicon and the small sets in another entry. After that, I will do an entry about the whole line as well as the custom sets I have assembled.   I have noticed that the pl

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Bigger, Stronger, Drive A Faster Car

like the Coldplay song,   "At the touch of a button, I can go anywhere I want to go".....     I will settle for nothing less!   Anyway, I want to get a new car, it may take a year or two, but dangit, I am gonna get one! 2010 Dodge Charger has gotten my attention. We rented one of these cars on our trip to Hawaii, and it is very spacious inside. The car handles nice, but the v6 version is wimpy. Its got no cajones.   Now then, the model I am going for is not the biggest most expensive $46,0

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Hot Places

I'm going to Hawaii tomorrow!   I have never been there, so it should be a blast!   My family owns a new timeshare on Oahu, and it just opened up! Nice and brand new! I can't wait to go. I really wish I could take Dean with me, poor fella has to go back to work in -50 cold weather.   on a sadder note, My Brother and his GF flew into anchorage because her father passed away in the hospital a couple days ago. I took the day off work today so I could get to town before flying out to see them,

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Winter Cometh!

So, yeah. Winter is officially setting in up here in Seward. I got to scrape the rental yard with the loader to clear it of the slush that would undoubtedly turn into ice this morning.   I have a feeling this year that I am going to be responsible for a lot of the plowing that my workplace contracts out every year. I told the Bossman that I wanted to run the loader more plowing snow this year, and get an even better feel for it. It will look awesome on my resume if I have a lot of hours logged

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

My Entry For The Bbcc

I am diligently working on a one color moc assembled with blue pinaxles and red axles. Keeping other connectors to a minimum, and not using any grey or tan connectors. It will have a wonderful patch of red on it, that will wow the audience hopefully......   And it will have an awesome technique that I pioneered, and have never seen done anywhere.....   I can't wait to see her in her full completed form!   Wish me luck!

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

A Laptop Story

So, as a few of you my know, my good ol trusty HP laptop blew up, no longer to be of service. A component int he motherboard that allows it to run off of AC power and charge the battery fried, so therefore, it got no juice in the caboose. I took it down to the shop and had it analyzed and taken apart, and so here it lies, in pieces. RIP HP, you were a good computer!   So, I was kindly lent a little laptop to use until I was able to go out and buy one for myself.....   So, I get back from Mexic

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Lego Birthday Party

So I threw my first Lego Birthday Party ever.   One of my friends kids (My boss's niece's son) was having a birthday today. His mom had called me up around the beginning of October about this, and I told her yeah, I'll do it. "Lemme grab some figures, and I'll get back to ya". When I was at Brickcon, I got to talk to certified Lego professional Dan Parker, and I asked him about how his group does parties. He talked about having a theme for parties i.e. pirates Bionicle, Star Wars, whatever....

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Mudbog Races 7/5/09

So, yeah, on the 5th of July, the Seward Racing Lions hold their annual mudbog race. Contenders from around the state as well as the local boys and girls all get together to go play in the mud! I hope to compete in this next year with my main man, as we are building a truck together.   Heres a link to a folder containing pics of our truck. I will add more pictures as we go along, and get it going.   Yonder Mudbogger Project of The Lohmanator and Roa McToa   And now *drumroll*   !!!MUDBOG

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Brickcon, Brickfair

So ah yeah,   I got the most awesome call today! I am being sponsored to attend Brickcon in Octoboer! ZOMG WHEEEEE!!!!   Possibly getting sponsored for Brickfair too! WOOT WHEEEEEE!!!!!!!   Hopefully I will make it to both conventions! WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Prewar Troller

I finished another painting. This one was painted using only Sepia watercolor, and is based off of an old photograph that was taken in the 1930's outside of Petersburg Alaska. I'll get better pics of it out of te frame in a couple weeks, as the glass is reflecting a bit of stuff, distorting things a tad. Enjoy!  

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

The Best Smoke

I finished my first successful batch of Squaw candy this year, and it turned out WAY better than the batch I tried last year. Once you've tried salmon smoked like this, you would never go back to your normal store bought smoked salmon!     This batch was made from frozen fish from last year, so it is not as perfect as fresh caught fish, but is still dang tasty!   The next batch will be even better! I am gettin gmy process dialed in, and I hope to be as good as my grandpa was at this.

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

A New Painting

I picked up an entry form for submitting art for this years music fest poster, and the theme was "harvest", and whatever that may mean to an Alaskan, so I sat down tonight and for 7 hours (breaks included) I painted this. It's painted in Watercolor.   Seiners Harvest     I hope I win the $50 and t-shirt. Winners art becomes the poster! Woot, wish me luck!

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Forever Changed

Life is so beautiful. Mine has been forever changed by the love of a man who is honest, caring, kind, trustworthy, HANDSOME, fun loving, adventurous and oh SO so SOOO much more. Way too many good things to list! He just left for his next two weeks of work up north, and we miss each other already. I know this time will go by quickly, as he has hard work to do, and I have a moc to build. Last time he was up north, he made me something special out of pipeline steel...   Behold, his heart of gold..

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Oregon

Ahhh, what a wonderful trip I am having! Getting to spend time with the family is SO AWESOME! My nephew is getting so big! He calls me Aunt Breann now, which is SO FREAKIN BOOYAH! I am stoked! Dad is doing well, as is the rest of the family. Its really fun here, and I need to make an effort to get down here more often to visit family. I really do miss them all.   Things are going well with Dean too! We talk everyday, and become ever so much closer. While I am having a great time here, and with

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

My Dean

It's meant to be   Never have I been so sure in my life when it comes to knowing a man. He is honorable, loving, caring and treats me with utmost respect. Never EVER have I had a man like him in my life. We are like two peas from the same pod that got separated at the pea factory, and then put back into the same bag together. We think alike, and truly love each other from the bottoms of our hearts.   We spent two romatic days together, cherishing every moment we could spend together, not shari

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

17 Points To A Happy Marriage

I happened to thumb through my grandfathers recipe book a while ago, and I found an exerpt in there that speaks the truth so fine, that one could not take better advice as far as being happy in marriage.   I copied what was written, and have brought it here to share with you and your loved ones. Please take the time to read this, and do share it with your parents. They may find it a joy to read. I had to omit a few religious references so abide to the rules of BZPower, but ya get the jist.   O

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

My Man Is Coming Home!

This could be the beginning of the rest of my life.   I have had boyfriends before, but this one....... just feels different. I have never felt this way about ANYONE in my life. We both feel like we have known eachother for along time, even though we met not all that long ago. I fee llike this is true love, not some pansy game. He may be the one for me, and me the one for him. I am crossing my fingers.       He arrives in town tomorrow. I cannot wait!

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

I Want You....

To mail in mocs for Brickfest! It is only a lil' more than a month away, and mocs need to be mailed in, and arrive in Portland by the 24th of March at the very latest.   Please read this NEWS STORY for more information.   I will be making trophies for four different categories, Large, Medium, Small and Micro mocs. I exclude myself from these awards simply cause I amthe one giving them out, and because I am the theme coordinator for Bionicle. So don't miss a chance to win a cool trophy, I might

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

 

Mystery Date

I may have finally found what I am looking for....   I recently met a local man named Dean. he is 33, and has a 6 yr old daughter (so awesome!). We met over the weekend on an online dating site (this was the first time I ever really signed up on one of those)   So he saw my profile and emailed me. Turns out, we have met in person before. He had come into the tool rental to rent the Golden Egg from us (its a giant beefy drain auger for sewer pipes) After looking at his pics, I recognized him im

Roa McToa

Roa McToa

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