Little Ruminations – 5 Random Things.

Since last Tuesday my stomach problems have been excruciatingly bad. This means that I’ve done little or no writing in a week. It also means that  I’ve run out of the spare articles which I write to stay ahead of myself. That being the case, and my concentration being roughly the same as the average 6 week old puppy, I’m going to be inflicting a series of “Little Ruminations” on you until this period of bad health finally eases off.

Starting today with five random things which I haven’t been able to fit into other posts in the past, and kind of doubt I’ll fit into posts in the future.

  • Do you remember Technical Lego? The stuff from the 90’s for making machines with? You know, back before Lego became dumbed down to a ridiculous degree?Well anyway, as it turns out, that stuff is great for making prototypes. You know for when you need something easy, and quick to assemble, just so you can test a concept. So ya, if you have a big bucket of it somewhere, and you’re the kind of person who builds their own tools, you just might want to hold on to it.
  • It’s surprisingly difficult to learn how to walk in platforms again, when you’ve had a break of two years. This came as a potentially very painful shock to me in the last week. The key seems to be reminding yourself constantly that if you don’t keep your feet facing dead straight ahead, you’ll end up flat on your ass in the street.
  • Apparently a lot of puppies eat other dogs poop. No-one really knows why they do this, but thankfully they see to outgrow it in time. Weird, disgusting, but weird.
  • Crazy Color, the semi-permanent hair dye which I’m addicted to, seem to have changed their recipe. It used to remind me of really weirdly coloured custard. Now it reminds me more of really weirdly coloured semen. Oh, and the colours seem to have been tweaked as well, they’re not quite what they used to be, the Violette for example is a much darker shade.Either that or last time I got a bad batch. Not complaining though my hair looks Funky, the capital “F” is definitely a good thing.

    See? I did say Funky!

  • To my utter shock, airsofters don’t seem to build their own guns, ever. By this I don’t mean that they don’t buy specific internals and casings and put them together to form reasonably unique setups. I mean they don’t seem to build their own externals.As a long time model maker, and someone who has a great love of making props for my own use, this sort of addles me. Anyway, guess whatone of my first projects will be next year? Yup, you guessed it, dieselpunk airsoft rifle!
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4 Comments to “Little Ruminations – 5 Random Things.”

  1. I’m not a builder of any sort, nor do I color my hair. But, I can respond to the platform one: I have a pair of platforms with absurdly narrow soles–tall like platforms, but like walking on an ice skating blade. Those will make you focus on your steps very quickly. I know what you mean…

    • The first pair of platforms I ever owned nearly killed me the second day I wore them. I was walking through Boots, and step on an eyeliner pencil someone had dropped. If I’d been in flats I would have been fine, I would have twisted my foot with the roll. But in my boots I went splat on my ass, and twisted my ankle pretty badly. I learned a LOT from that experience, not least being to wear really broad soled platforms. Actually these ones below and the ones I wear these days. I’m on my second pair of them…

  2. Been awhile since I last replied to one of your posts. Just wanted to say that I hope you get some relief very soon. I well know how it is to be in pain and not feeling well.
    Brightest Blessings to you.
    Bill

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