21 September 2006

The new Dr. Who series

I recently got the new Dr. Who series, and Anne and I have been watching it.

Oh. My. God. Is it good.

It's really really good.

I never had much respect for the Daleks before. Any major villan that can be defeated by a stair is not worthy of too much respect.
There are some Daleks in the new series. They're damn scary.

Woo! New Dr. Who!

20 September 2006


I finally (yesterday) Got my whole buffing operation in order!
There is still not enough electricity, so I can't use the Kiln, and I can't use the Mig welder, but I have an O/A torch, so it has caused me to practice my gas welding. I've gotten okay at that, but I really need to get my mig welder working.
But, I can do a lot now that I have the buffer going!

Last weekend

Giant Tower!
This was very cool from down on the path.

Anne and I went to Laumeier Sculpture Park. It was pretty cool.
I've got some pictures.

These are Naval bouys, and they are about 4' tall. These giant steel balls dont' seem like they would float, but I guess they do.

14 September 2006

Promised pictures from the Japanese festival

Better late than never, eh?
Seriously, I didn't get very good pictures from the festival, but it was a good time.
Here are some fish windsocks, and some drummers doing the Japanese drumming thing.

12 September 2006

Happy Birthday to me!

It's my birthday!
What have I done so far?
I got to sleep in some. I thought I might take it easy today, it being both my birthday, and raining (I don't' have the shop fully organized yet, so I don't have a good place to put some things except outside)
I lifted weights this morning, that was nice. A different crowd at 8:30 than we usually see an hour earlier.
I got my license renewed. Not very fun, but I'm glad to have it done. It finally has the right address, and no longer has my SSN. You really shouldn't have your SSN on your driver's license.
Now, finally, I don't.
I also talked to my sister. That was nice, I don't talk to her enough.
I did some important research. The effigy of Colaccio Beccadelli (1341) was very interesting. His gauntlets are very like the conjectural gauntlets that Tristram made, 14th century gauntlets with leather cuffs!

I don't really have any special plans, which doesn't seem like a big deal to me, except that everybody asks what special thing I'm doing, and I have to say nothing. My sister thinks I should do something fabulous. Huh.


05 September 2006

Not too much exciting going on.

I've got the shop set up, (mostly) and I've begun working on actual armour. The electricity situation is still unresolved, which I'm not very happy about, but I think I'll manage to work something out with that.

This weekend was the Japanese Festival at the Botanical Garden. That was pretty cool. We're pretty close to the garden, but I was surprised when people were parking on our street to go to the festival! Hopefully soon I will have some pictures to upload.

That's about it.