▶ I was waiting for the jurassic footstomp, but in a bowl of milk rather than glass of water…
▶ As a (sound) editor, possibly the greatest separator between “pro” and “not pro” is how you deal with notes. A thread
▶ A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Image Verification
▶ Wonder what the Phantom Expander is up to nowadays?
▶ This week I’ve had a few strange diversions, for example I never thought I would say either of these two things but (1) I BBQ’d a shovel and (2) bought some Stinging Nettle seedlings!
The shovel BBQ was a last resort, and it worked! After breaking the handle off a couple of shovels (wrangling heavy clay) I bought an industrial looking shovel – it was a bit more expensive but looked like it was made to last… But yes I broke the handle off it too, so I went & bought a new handle for it… But how the fck do you get the old broken off handle out?
First I used an angle grinder to remove the two riveted bolts that stop the handle sliding out, but there was still a major broken off piece jammed inside, preventing my new handle from being used. Next I got a drill and tried drilling the wood and that worked to a degree but there was still a sizeable chunk inside I couldn’t reach… I was stumped… until…
OK FCK IT! I AM GOING TO BURN THIS MOFO! I cranked up my gas BBQ, put the shovel on it & slowly got it very hot.. Smoke started to come out of where the wood was so I was starting to have hope and after another ten minutes or so of grilling my shovel, the stupid bit of wood fell out effortlessly! Cooled it down, rammed the new handle in and I was back in business (ie creating a new garden where 3 Tamarillo plants are going to live)
The stinging nettle is part of a project I will elaborate more on… if it’s successful. They arrived in a box from Kahikitea Farms who sell all sorts of interesting plants and seedlings. I also got some more asparagus and a range of herbs… and the nettle stung me at least three times while I was unpacking & repotting it. Thanks for the sudden wake up of my nervous system, nettle!
▶ I miss Japan but I sure don’t miss the godawful Xmas music they play on constant loop at Yodobashi! Even 30 seconds of it and I can feel my soul leaving my body..