2019-07-25 | Meta | Relax Down
It has been an electric, transformative, yet tiring week. Something kind of snapped this evening, and I relaxed a bit, watched some silly vids, drank a couple of IPAs, and ate some Phad Kee Mao. I looked at a piece of fencing that for some reason was laying across the bottom of a volleyball pole... OK... a bit of a story... The previous owner of the house had this iron (steel??) bowl in the front yard. He called it a "singing bowl". My neighbor, a grumpy old biker who has gotten softer since taking care of his grandson, told me that it was actually just a piece of trash from the back yard, the bottom of an old volleyball pole. I took the "singing bowl" not too long after that and used it to burn trash in and grill skewered hotdogs.
The world seems less intense and urgent. True, we have tilted much. True, we are in collapse. True, we have beat the 2012 Arctic ice record for lowest extent on this day ever in recent history. True, the French are so hot today, 108 degrees in Paris, that supposedly they are working late at their air-conditioned offices, drinking water instead of wine, and not smoking (I don't get the not smoking part.) But, you know, I came from all of this.
So, anyway, I was looking at the fencing and thinking that I would like to finish my bench. Last year I was at the dump and found a couple of cast iron bench ends. They are sitting in my car port with some bikes that were sitting out for free on my street. I think I will rebuild the bench with the leftover fencing I have. There is no reason to use fancy wood. I'll sand it and put some acrylic paint on it.
As of today I got all of the scripts to work for the CMS. The last piece was the graph. Now for the slow ride.