Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pomade Reviews

Sorry about the 10-day gap guys.
So anyways, I've decided to actually do something with my hair for once. I'm going to get either a flat top down at Townzens Barber Shop, or just have my hair thinned. Either way my bangs are gonna be standing up.

Murray's Superior ($1.98) - I first heard about Murray's from a friend at school. He said for a petroleum based pomade, it really wasn't that bad. I got some, and for the most part I agree with him. The only issue I have is how thick it is right out of the can, it's like squeezing a candle! There are a few ways to solve this, rub it between your palms (makes it hard to spread), or put it under a hair dryer for about two minutes. I have it in my hair right now, and it's fairly good feeling, but people have been wearing it since 1925, that's what you'd expect. The worst part about Murray's is washing it out. It requires about ten applications of dish soap, lots of scrubbing, and finally finishing with regular shampoo. Overall, 8 out of 10 stars.

Got 2 Be Defiant Pomade($5.98) - This pomade is gel-based, making it substantially easier to wash out than good ol' Murray's. The one issue I have with this pomade is that it's a "shimmer" pomade, meaning they've loaded it with glitter. Granted, it makes your hair look better, but that stuff is on your hands all day! It has a fairly light hold, so I don't use it that often (i have really thick hair). It doesn't stink, but it comes out fairly easy with just regular shampoo. Overall, this pomade recieves a 6 out of 10.

Lucky 13's White Lightnin' ($8.00) - I have only used this pomade once at a friends house. The company, Lucky 13, has teamed up with Murray's to bring an excellent pomade! It has a light hold, but it has added beeswax. It comes in a 1.5 oz. can, and is relatively expensive for a small amount, but as they say, "A dab'll do ya!". Overall, this pomade receives a 9 out of 10!

American Greaser Supply Co. Flattop Wax ($7.50) - You guessed it, this pomade is for the good ol' folks who like to have an almost candle wax hold on their hair. AGS Flattop Wax is a very heavy pomade, and I have only used it once. It comes in a tin so you can heat it up and soften it, but once it gets heated, it begins to smell very awkward. If you plan on being away from home for a while, I recommend it. One of the silly things about this pomade is the fact that it comes with a toy buried in it! Only 4 out of 10 on this one.

Post some comments about your favorite hair stuff, or any tips on removing pomades!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas is just around the corner!

And with all the presents and good cheer, we mustn't forget what Christmas is all about. Please, go to your Christmas mass, congregation, meeting, whatever your church is having, and give Jesus a big happy birthday prayer!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Truck Update.

In late August, I bought a 1988 Ford F-150 pick-up. Shortly after making the purchase, it developed an electrical problem. After lallygagging with the distributor for weeks, we discovered that the problem was the Ignition Control Module. Ford, being the bright people we all know they are, put it on the distributor in such a way that you have to remove the distributor to get to it. Well, in the process of taking the distributor out, my older brother broke the shaft, so bam, another $130 down the drain. We got the distributor, replaced the module, and got the truck started so that we could time it. Well, my brother turned the distributor the wrong direction, threw the motor way out of time, and shoved the pushrods out of their lifters on 3 cylinders. These stuck valves caused enough back pressure that ir burst the head gasket on the left side. So, now it's been 4 months since I bought the truck, and my friend Jose might loan me the $45.00 i need for the gaskets, given I be his chauffeur for the month. I'll keep you up-to-date on how its going.

removed top side of motor (heads, intake, rocker covers, accessories)
removed exhaust system
cleaned components
pulled pushrods
replaced 2 fuel pumps (out of 3, dual tanks)
bypassed inertia switch (unsafe, but neccesary)
overhauled ignition system (coil, plugs, wires, dist. and components)

replace gaskets, reassemble motor
hook up wiring harness
replace plugs again, DOUBLE CHECK GAPS
replace faulty fuel pump, front tank
repaint the poor thing
replace drivers side window motor
replace ignition cylinder

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Smooth buddy, smooth.

Late last Monday, a young man in my town was struck by a train while driving his car. The A&M railroad said "The man wanted to settle out of court, and will not be reimbursed." I suppose the big guy upstairs was on his side, though, because he has only superficial injuries. When questioned, the man said, "My radio was too high for me to hear the horn." He was lucky the train was moving only ten mph, even though the inertia of 80 cars full of coal destroyed the passenger side of his car. I guess this is just an example of good old ignorance at it's finest.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blog Changes

I figured I'd change up the blog a little, seeing as the old layout was somewhat dark and depressing. Meh, if you still want to listen to music, the player is at the bottom of the page now

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Next Week...

Our church, though it may seem radical, is actually doing something interesting. Our youth group has it's share of troubled kids in it who have the will to become reborn to god. Our church has gotten permission from the fire dept. to have a small fire in a 55 gal. bucket, and any youth members who have something they BELIEVE to be holding them back can bring and burn it, whether it be negative music, posters, shirts, anything. And the part that has me interested is the fact that the church didn't pound it in like "Bring it in or you will be smitten and sent to hell.", they put it more like "Guys, if there's anything in your life you believe to be holding you down, ANYTHING, bring it in, and we'll help you start anew by removing that item from your life."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A favorite verse of mine.

For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:14

I like this verse because it makes you truly think," am I really as innocent or pure as I think I am?". Comment Please
Big Dave

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The REAL Christians

I read a statistic the other day, that doesn't surprise me. About 37% of Christians who attend church, when polled, said they did not express Christianity in their daily lives. I attend church every Wednesday, and I have seen that this is true. One teen I go to church with was actually prosecuted for stealing last week, but he still claims that he expresses Christianity in his everyday life. It just blows my mind that someone can go to church, learn about the lord, and then turn around and steal.


Big Dave

Monday, December 1, 2008

The solemn sounds of bluegrass.

I mentioned a while back on my fondness of classic rock, but I also have a place in my heart (and ears) for bluegrass. Once again, most of it tells a good story, or talks of god in positive ways. One song I like in particular is Angel Band, by the Stanley Brothers (you can listen to it in the play list) because of it's gospel style mixed with a good beat. Not only are lyrical tunes very delightful, but a good instrumental is excellent. One of my favorite instrumentals is Foggy Mountain Breakdown, by Earl Scruggs. The song is very tonal, and very quick. One of my favorite weekend activities is to go downtown and listen to the bluegrass players in the city park.
Peace and God Bless

Just some tunes!