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Archive for September, 2006

The #1 Team?

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Earlier today I reported that our high school was the #1 team in the country. Leonidas asked who said so. I didn’t know. I figure someone decides these things. For example, our local college has been the NCAA champion a few times, and I assume that means that some organization called the NCAA decides, perhaps […]

Bikes Blues

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

I slept in till 7:30 and the motorcyclists are already out in force. Actually, as far as I know they never went to bed, since I went to sleep in a noise level apppoximating what you would get if you slept on the median of a freeway. They will be closing the roads to car […]

Evenings Out

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Here is an important note to myself: I enjoy Chamber Singers rehearsals. I need to make this note to myself and perhaps also to remind myself to come read it next Thursday, because I never want to go, and once I get there I really enjoy the singing. Last night was unusual, because we were […]

Bird Worship and Bikers

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Following Rachelsent and Ozarque’s excellent advice, I will go this weekend and get a vise before I continue attempting to solder. I can see that it would make a big difference. I have a lot of other things that need doing, in any case. For the HGP this week, we are supposed to thoroughly clean […]

Soldering and Editing Poetry

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Here is my soldering station. Particularly nonstandard aspects include the quilt protecting the table, the use of an upturned ancient cookie sheet for a work surface (now decorated with a couple of soldered-on jump rings), the bottom of a butter dish (the lid broke) for the flux, and well, everything. However, attempts to continue improving […]


Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

My soldering iron arrived. I followed all the safety precautions and used my experimental slides for some experimental soldering. What I had done before involved electronics — think two seconds to make a bead of metal in a desired spot. For my current project, you want a long flow of solder. Quite a different thing My initial […]

A Random Post

Monday, September 25th, 2006

SWAP progress for the weekend continued on Sunday with some work on the Hong Kong finish for the jacket. A Hong Kong finish is enclosing the seams of  a garment with bias strips. You sew them to the seam allowance, fold them over, and hand-sew them down on the other side. I was very tempted to do my […]

Squiggle and Triangle

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

I did write the last entry, since you asked, but I was copying Chanthaboune. In fact, I was teasing her. And I discovered, while idly looking at my site meter, that someone came to my blog having googled for “scorpion nose”! I think that replaces “knitting sluts” as the weirdest search that has ever brought someone […]

Pastiche on Chanthaboune

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

“I haven’t heard from him in three days,” she told her coworker, scooping up the stack of invoices with a practiced hand. She clipped them together and flipped them onto the growing stack. Noticing her mother’s screen name on her IM buddy list, she typed in “Mr. Almost Perfect is breaking up with me,” as […]

Problems with Atheism

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Since last week’s planned Personal Sewing Day (PSD) turned out to be just a couple of Personal Sewing Hours, I intend to declare tomorrow a PSD and try again. Also, lots of sleeping will be taking place this weekend, I hope. I am severely sleep deprived at this point, since I am still getting up […]

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