I’ve been neglecting my blog lately and I had been doing so well! I got sort of addicted to Twitter and it seems all my writing juices have been filtered into it. I promise I’ll try to do better, but I’ve also begun studying to become Leopard certified. Not a monumental task, but the tests are very detailed – like stuff I’d never need to know in the real world.

As for the Twitter thing, I’m not going to explain why. If you think it’s a dumb idea, don’t do it. If you’re mildly interested, give it a try and either find yourself totally addicted or drop it like the dumb idea you initially thought it was.

I like it because it’s like a constantly updated IM blog. There are a ton of interesting people, some even saying interesting things!

Multitool Mania

Call me what you will, Batman wannabe, geek extraordinaire, boy scout, super-stud, I have a thing for Multitools. Right now I have two or three of them lying around the house, but I’ve never been truly happy with any of them. The one I had been using broke recently, so I’m back to an old standby that’s just too bulky. I’ve been eyeing a particular Leatherman model online, and this weekend in Lawrence, I actually got my hands on it. The Charge TTi

Leatherman Charge TTi

It’s lightweight and yet more versatile than any multitool I’ve owned. It has a bit driver, which you can change out with one of many different bits, flathead, phillips, hex, etc. It’s not cheap, on Amazon, it’s around a hundred bucks, plus more for the extra bits. I had better start saving up my spare change!

Next up on the handy-dandy tool front, the Snow Toolbelt. Intended for skiers/snowboarders, I could see using this frequently.


It’s so incredibly handy, the tools are built right into the belt! It includes a #2 Phillips screwdirver, a #2 flathead screwdriver, and 1/2, 9/16, and 3/8-inch wrenches.