May 15th, 2006


8 wheels

I found out that my grandparents are letting me have their old 1970's ford lime/teal-green pickup truck, whenever the hell I can go and get it or they bring it to my mother's house.  Unfortunately, the engine's having problems and will probably need to be replaced, along with a few other things undoubtedly.  So I probably can't drive it up here.  I might be able to tow it,  but it's kind of an eyesore and I dunno if having two pickups and a motorcycle parked out here is going to make my landlord pissed off or what.  I'll see sometime later in the year.  Also my mother rolled over 100,000 miles on her toyota supra finally.  I'm going to be inheriting that thing one day, probably later this year.  Both of them are likely to take up space in my mother's driveway until I can take one back with me, probably after I graduate.  Oh man does that supra needs restoring too.  That one will cost twice what the pickup will cost, most likely..

that wascally wabbit

My foam came today.  I ordered a 40"x80" roll of EVA foam to make some contact sparring weapons, although I have only some poor online 'guides' to go by to make them.  It was $50 so I had better put it to use.  I will need some other materials, like duct tape and electrical tape, some schedule 80 PVC, some metal and wood slats, and a good strait-edge.  Hopefully Home-Depot can provide.

Also, my Usagi Yojimbo comic books came in.  I've always wondered how he keeps finding new clean clothes everywhere he goes with the crest of a clan that doesn't exist anymore.  Luck of the Irish, undoubtedly.

I had lunch with a big-time professor in lipid biochemistry today, and I got the most incredible headache afterwards (I call it an "on" headache as it's the kind you get when you have to be "on" for somebody).  He was actually grilling all of us who were eating with him about our research, or rather, the peripheral areas that vaguely approached his realm of research.  Seriously, I was spent for the rest of the day.