To Do


Published in: on February 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm  Comments (3)  

Um Yeah.

I thought I’d let the friends who’s only contact with me is through this blog know that I co-authored the saddest thing I ever wrote today:

We wanted to let those of you, who we didn’t already personally contact, know that we (Jay and Shelley) are separating and getting a divorce. For many years our lifestyles have been diverging, and we have come to a point where neither of us can be truly happy while we are together. Shelley will be returning to Durango where she has a much higher chance of finding the type of work that she finds fulfilling. Jay will be staying in The Gulch where he will continue to write and explore the boundaries of modern self-sufficiency. Though there is a lot of pain, this divorce isn’t coming from a place of anger or hurt; but rather from feelings of affection and love towards each other, and a realization that we both would have done anything for the others’ happiness except to live in a way that we would never be happy.

Published in: on February 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm  Comments (19)  

Say Hi to Annie

Everyone say “hi” to Careerannie, the newest member of my blogroll, she baked the coolest cake I have ever seen, and I’m not just saying that because she is family. Maybe she’ll share that link so y’all all can check it out yourselves.

Published in: on January 18, 2011 at 12:38 am  Comments (5)  

Personal Change

The last few weeks has a been a time of great personal change for me, and as such I haven’t been updating much here. I’m not going into all the details now, but I’ve come to realize that over the last fifteen years or so I’ve been always putting certain others needs before my own. I’ve decided that it’s time for me to be a more attentive to what I want, call it selfish if you want, and to that end the first big announcement is that I’m going to fulfill a frustrated dream of mine from back in ’92…I’m going to Burning Man this year, even if I have to sell everything and hitchhike down there.

On the homestead front: That bastard randy billy goat got into the girls early once again. We’ve had six kids born in the last week. Four have died from exposure, and the remaining two are spending nights in the family room.

Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm  Comments (15)  

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 74 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 175 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 28th with 119 views. The most popular post that day was Obama is a lying sack of shit..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vintage cooking, wtshtf plan, montana ice weasel, “montanaiceweasel”, and lying sack of shit.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Obama is a lying sack of shit. February 2009


Logging Competition July 2008


As Wash Would Say (Part 2) June 2010


Gulch Update June 2008


Beginnings March 2010

Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm  Comments (1)  

A Couple I Forgot



Published in: on July 24, 2010 at 1:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Hey Dinkus.

I got a new favorite new movie and thought I’d share it with those of you who haven’t seen it yet.

OH, and here is something from The Men who Stare at Goats (That the wifey found for me) that is really funny.

The First Earth Battalion: Dare to Think the Unthinkable, Ideas and Ideals for Soldiers Everywhere

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 1:36 am  Comments (1)  
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As Wash Would Say (Part 1):

Hey girls, “Here’s something you can’t do:”

I got talked into shaving the beard off for a couple of friend’s wedding. I’m having a lot of fun getting there.

And the next thing I will part is……

Сделайте вас для того чтобы считать меня сексуально:

Hey baby:

Never get off the fucking boat:

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm  Comments (1)  
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INTRO and DISCLAIMER! (sticky)

In the CD player now: A Country Boy Can Survive, Hank

On the night stand: On the Road, Kerouac

Next to the DVD player: Crazy Heart

Current writing: Dan and Josie (working title) A serial

Currently favorite quote:

“Part of my self-induced stupidity, I confess, is to believe (& even feel) that art can change me, & change others. That’s why I write pornography & propaganda–to cause change. Art can never mean as much as a love affair, perhaps, or an insurrection. But…to a certain extent…it works.” Hakim Bey

The original work published on this site is copyrighted by Montanaiceweasel, or under the other pennames of Prometheus, Montanarchist and John Galt. The works may be used for free under the conditions of the

Published in: on June 14, 2009 at 6:07 am  Comments Off on INTRO and DISCLAIMER! (sticky)  

I Think Walt Disney Has Possessed Me

A couple of nights ago I had a dream that I was sitting at a table in a coffee shop with Cindy Crawford, the woman that plays Electra, an old High School friend of the female persuasion and my wife. Now, this dream could have taken some really pleasant turns involving lace, vinyl, scented oils and rubber sheets (but no Ol’ Walt doesn’t “roll” that way and) my wife starts going on about how I haven’t been keeping in touch with old friends. I’ve never been on a personal basis with Cindy Crawford or Jennifer Garner, that’s not saying I’d turn them away if they showed up late one light on my doorstep, mind you. But, that old high school friend and I even spent a summer traveling through Europe (with a group) and I thought of us as good friends. As will happen, I haven’t seen or spoken with her since high school.

[Tinny, if you are reading this I suggest you skip the next paragraph]

When we shrugged we followed the 90/10 rule on privacy, well actually we considered going all the way with LLCs or Trusts. We even converted our assets into anonymous financial instruments for this but along the way decided it was too much work and settled on the 90/10. Anyway with the snooping powers the government has been taking over the last five years (what Fourth Amendment?) I feel any privacy shielding we once had against the government has been corrupted. I’m not aware of anyone who might be looking to “settle up” with me, and even if there was I feel I could more than handle them. So, I did something I didn’t think I’d ever do, I joined one of those popular social networking what-have-yous to try to get in touch with some of the people I once considered friends.

I wasn’t able to find the girl I was trying to find but did find “S” who was once a friend of mine also and we start trying to catch up on almost twenty years. She seems to be doing well for herself, mind you she doesn’t seem to have had as interesting time as myself since the old school days (sorry, honey). I guess somewhere in my subconscious I get this silly idea that it’s worse than I thought, and she was fibbing about being married (I’m guessing this came from the lack of husband pictures). Here is where that bastard Walt takes over my sleeping moments again. Last night I dreamt “S” and I were at a really fancy party….actually it was exactly like a Disney Ballroom party. Now, I knew she had made up this husband story so I decided to work a little charm and find her a man. As I was talking up what an awesome gal she was to whom I thought was the best guy there(myself excepted of course) I noticed she was doing the exact same thing to this stunning little redhead on my behalf. We look at each other realization dawning on each of us and both say at the exact same moment (Walt was probably holding the cue cards himself) “Wait, you really are married”. After the laugh track and singing blue birds finished……………OK, those didn’t happen but should have. We round up our respective spouses and all head out to get some dinner and drinks.

I told this dream to my wife this morning and all she says is “I suppose you’re going to go Blog about what an awesome guy you are.” I smile and said I would but I don’t think I could do myself justice.

Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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