Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
This weeks miniature is a Reaper wizard which goes by the name of Kenrik Thistlemoor. I enjoyed doing this one, partly because I rate the quality of Reaper figures highly and partly because painting wizards provides a great opportunity to use pretty much whatever colours take your fancy. I’ve since ordered three more Reaper wizards to do. Hopefully they will prove to be fun as well.
Modelling Retirement Planning – Step 4
This week we will be looking at another task that will most likely come your way in the early days of retirement when you offer to help … grocery shopping!
Hopefully you will find this challenge far more easy to complete. I got the distinct impression that some of you weren’t up to the idea of breaking any of your wifes treasures while dusting for fear of death. Hopefully this task will not only prove to be less onerous but may also provide an insight to how you have been had for years.
Now I expect at this point most if not all of you think this step is all about simply taking the shopping list you have been given and fucking up by not buying half the items on it. Well you would be wrong. You can adopt that approach by all means but it is predictable and your other half will anticipate it. Remember, she knows you are useless. The key to this task is to buy everything on the list as well as lots of things not on the list. Why? I will explain.
If you are about to retire then you are of a certain age. If you are of a certain age and been able to resist the pathetic urge to become a modern man then there is a good chance that you are/have been the main bread winner (get a life, this is how it used to be!) and have provided your good lady with “house keeping” money. Now women are good at managing this financial pot, in fact they are very good, they could all be accountants. Why is this? Well, by being frugal they get to save money and with the money they save they get their hair and nails done. So when you buy more than was on the list you aren’t blowing the house keeping budget you are stopping them from being able to have their “cosmetic essentials”.
Now of course they will complain that you have done the shopping badly but they will not, even at the risk of calling out the Spansih Inquisition, confess to the real reason. By continuing on your spending spree you can be certain you wont be allowed to for very long.
Remember. Women always complain they don’t have enough house keeping but always manage to squeeze money out of the money they are given to get their hair and nails done. You wont go without food but they wont go without their beauty essentials either so the likelyhood you will ever have to do this more than twice is minimal. With them continuing to do the shopping you are free to model!
The Positive side of Obesity
The thing with a hobby such as modelling is that a great deal of time is spent sitting around which has serious potential for unwanted weight gain. Fortunately walking my dog ensures I remain reasonably fit and healthy, However, should I find myself expanding my waist line I will take some consolation from the fact that the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap!
With this in mind I am adopting the following mantra.
“Stay safe, eat cake”.
Cars, New or Used?
My little convertible is fine but unsuitable for transporting models to shows and the family car whilst extremely practical cannot be described as a cool ride. With this in mind I started to think about changing one or the other. I’ve always tended to buy from new (something about being the first) but as my annual mileage is so low a quality used car would allow me to spend the equivalent amount of money but on a superior vehicle. What to do?
I continued to deliberate until I saw the advert below. Maybe it is the power of advertising but a used vehicle now seems quite exciting and besides who wouldn’t like an Aston Martin?
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Fake I.D.” by Big and Rich and featuring Gretchen Wilson from the remake of the film “Footloose”.
Of the two film versions I prefer the original but I do like this track and the line dancing scene from the remake but above all I like the lead lady Julianne Hough!
This week TIM has been watching …
Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.
Corny for sure but still a classic as far as I am concerned and soon we will have Top Gun 2. Will it be any good? Well you can be sure it will be predictable and more than a little cheesy but I suspect it will have some good stunts and be fun. Looking forward to it.
Until next time.