||[May. 22nd, 2002|04:02 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
|||||Funkymuskrat - Memories of Green||]|
Ooookay, never shopping at the Food Lion
Drunk people frighten me
Dubyah is stalking Moby!
Science alone could make such an effort to make beer-flavored chips
The Green Goblin likes to mail cat poop to restaurants in his spare time, when he's not making prank calls at the strip club
18th century robots
So, the secret yesterday went perfectly. I stopped at home over lunch to pick up P's coat that she had given to me to store over the summer, and dropped it off at the cleaners. Picked up the last of the buy2-get1 packs of Turkish Golds, headed back to work. Surprisingly, she called soon after I got back, and was in a very good mood. Now, this plan was set in to action in part to cheer her up, but why let that stop me? When I got off work, I stopped to pick up the coats (got mine done too) from the cleaners, failed to find pink Alstromeria, settled for pink roses, and got some supplies to fix my Kusanagi model and mount my cels.
When I got home, I glues Kusanagi back together as best I could, silver-taped the Lexan frame for my Iria cel together to avoid the cracking that occurred when I put the other two frames together (set cel between two pieces of Lexan, drill four holes in the corners, fit a bolt through the holes, screw a nut down to hold the Lexan together). As for the two damaged but functional frames, I loosened the nuts, wrapped wire around them, and tightened them again. Put a few nails in the wall to hang them, slipped the wire over the nail, all done. The Iria cel, however, was a different story.
Since I didn't drill the Lexan for that frame, I decided to tape it to the wall. For those of you who haven't used aluminum tape, it's basically aluminum foil with duct tape-grade adhesive on the back. I figured it would be strong enough to hold two 13"x16" sheets of Lexan to the wall, but I was wrong. A strip 16" long fell off in a few minutes. I decided to skip it for the time being, in order to spruce up. Did the full grooming routine, headed out to meet her with the flowers, coat, and smokes.
Managed at least a semblance of surprise when I met her outside of work with the roses, at least she was happy to see me. We went to dinner at Olive Garden, talked about opening a Start Wars themed restaurant. Buffalo for Wookie, tuna for Gungan, eel for whatever species Jaba is, &c. Satiated and happy, we headed back to the dorm. Decided to rent a movie, got U-Turn. She didn't appear to like it too much, but honestly I didn't like it as much the second time around either.
Overslept a bit this morning, but all was well as J was out of the office today. Not much to do here, had a decent conversation with E about VAX and VMS though. In about an hour I'll take off to Meijer (yeah I know, again...) to pick up some hardware to mount the Iria cel, then it's off to batwinged's 21st party at the Lab. All you kids had better be there.