NOTICE: This website is currently on hiatus for updates. I’ll get back when I can.
HI! I’m David Thrift. Welcome to my personal, and official website – MRDTHRIFT.com and thank you for visiting.
MR = Mister
D = David
Thrift = Thrift
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PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS WEBSITE:
This website was created so that I can post my art, craft projects in progress (primarily knit and crochet) (some for my store, and some for me), a future directory of useful and interesting websites, my ebooks, local links, and some of my photography. To sum it up, this website is about my interests. Remember that my interests may not be your interests, but I hope with all the work I put into this website, something of value will come to at least a few people. A proper “ABOUT” page will be written in time to give more details.
PROJECT S.O.A.R (SUNSETS ON ANDREWS ROAD) COMING SOON
For a year, in parts of 2012 to 2013, I spent time parked on the side of the road, off of I-85, Exit 66, Andrews Road, in Opelika, Alabama, taking photos of the sunsets and scenery. I have intended to create a photo ebook with those photos for years since then. I’ve been asked about it multiple times. Every time I thought I was ready to finish the project, life got in the way, and I forgot about it. Now, in 2021, I have my hands on the photos again, and am working on putting this content out. I do not have further info on it’s release yet. I am working on this as quick as I can. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: As of Saturday, October 30th, 2021, I have 589 photos left to edit and then I can start putting this ebook together.
Beginning on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 @ 5:47 AM CST, I am beginning a new ebook project. I have not decided on a name for this ebook. It will be a big one. This ebook is my attempt to save content from a dieing (I presume) photo blog on Tumblr (not mine) that has not been updated in more than 2 years.
The blog is filled with anonymously submitted candid photos of men in every day life from across the United States, and around the world. The blog dates back to beginning in 2009. I’m guessing there’s at least 2,000 or more photos on that blog. The ebook title will not match the blog’s title. That’s why I will not mention, or link to the blog. Also, this project is not one that I am doing for any attempt at making a profit. This is a project I am doing because I was a big fan of that blog during it’s busiest days in past years, and I want to save it.
Anonymous photography has always been intriguing to me. The resulting ebook to come will be for others like me who enjoys this type of content, and for me, a look book to glance at now and then to remember the days of logging on to Tumblr to see what new photos had gotten posted on one of the blogs that stood out the most on that platform.
KNIT HAPPENS! (AND SOMETIMES CROCHET TOO):
YES IT’S TRUE! – I am a male knitter, and crocheter. Shown above is the last progress photo posted on my blog of a loom knit “mystery beanie” I’m currently working on. It’s a mystery because I’m using yarns in colors I’ve never worked with before, and I have no clue what this thing is going to look like when it’s finished. I am posting row by row updates of this project. Primarily my knitting and crocheting is done for my shop – DUDECAPZ BEANIE STORE (website) – and – DUDECAPS BEANIE STORE (the actual store on Storenvy). Sometimes, I make projects for myself. The beanie being made above, will eventually go in the store for sale. You can keep up with my knitting and crochet projects here on my blog.
I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE! – If you think knitting, crocheting, or even other similar crafts such as sewing, or cross-stitching is for women only, you are sadly mistaken. There are thousands (possibly millions) of men, from all walks of life, straight or gay and everything in between, who love doing these crafts. On Google and Facebook, do a search on “men who knit”, for articles and groups related to male crafters. You may be surprised. I’m in a few male knitter groups on Facebook, and one of my favorite things to see posted at times are handmade items that a STRAIGHT man knit or crocheted for a family member. Every day more and more men are taking up these crafts for fun, joy, peace, and mental stress relief. I personally do it for the chance to make a buck mostly, but hey, I still get the other benefits.
EARTHCAM IS MY JAM:
I love to watch Earthcam live video. So much so, that on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, I bought a secondary phone for myself just for the purpose of streaming Earthcam so that I don’t have to interrupt my work flow on my main phone. It’s an awesome way to travel without traveling, and I find a lot of peace in watching live streaming quiet scenes in real time. The photo above is during sunrise at Englewood Beach Cam in Port Charlotte, Florida on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.
I will update this photo periodically. In the meantime, I recommend you to go to Earthcam.com and check out the livecams, or download the Earthcam app.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2021:
Want to know who your tribe is? Speak your truth and see who sticks around. Those are yours. – Unknown
QUOTE OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2021:
Some people will only like you if you fit inside their box. Don’t be afraid to shove that box up their ass! – Unknown
IMPORTING CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES:
I’ve been on the WordPress.com website platform since March 2014, and in all the years since, I have built dozens of blogs. Many of them no longer maintained, and there’s some old content out there I’d like to keep, however there’s no point in keeping old websites I no longer maintain. I’m in process of moving some content I’ve posted at my other websites to this one. It’s a time consuming process, but when all is said and done, hopefully I can pull everything together here in one place. Some pages may be incomplete for awhile until all updates are made.
ABOUT THE HAIR:
The hair growth you see in my photo at the top of this page is just a phase. It hasn’t been a dominant feature in my appearance throughout my life more than my short hair styles have been. I had long hair at a very young age, some throughout high school, before the military in the early 90’s, and for awhile again around 2004. In January 2020, I decided to grow it out again for fun. It currently is the longest it has ever been. I set a 2 year growth goal for myself, just to say I did it. When you are 51 years old and your natural hair looks like this, I don’t see a problem with growing it out for awhile. Who knows after that?