The Big Think

June 15, 2008

Choo Choo

Filed under: Hobbies — jasony @ 2:32 pm

Every time Erin and I go to Barnes and Noble for a date night (don’t laugh… it’s great!), I try and pick up a magazine or two on a topic that I know next to nothing about. I’ve read sewing magazines, garden design mags, doll-collection mags (yes, really), and even stuff on hair and fashion (not many, but hey). Why? Because, as vaucous as some of the more extreme ones are, you never know where you’re going to learn something you’ve never known, and sticking to familiar sources will usually only get you familiar (known) information.

One of the new mags that I started looking at a year or so ago was Model Railroader magazine. It’s full of amazing photos of different collectors’ model RR setups. Now, I’m normally really attracted to modeling and making stuff (one of the reasons I’m a woodworker), but the level of craftsmanship that goes into some of these layouts is astounding. I did, however, assure Erin that I wouldn’t be adding a model railroad wing to the house. Believe it or not, there are quite a few hobbies that are fascinating to me that I don’t want to go and partake in.*

The reason I bring this up is that the current issue of Modern Railroader magazine (is there an “Ancient Railroader” magazine?) has an incredible layout by none other than Rod Stewart. Check out Make’s write up, complete with some incredible pictures (more pics here). Who knew that Stewart was such a train freak! See what I mean about learning new stuff?

*I reserve the right to add Model Railroading to my list of hobbies in the future. What else are we going to do with the planned Hobby Wing of the house? 🙂

Cubicle Life

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 2:16 pm

Now here is a serious cubicle makeover!

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