Sunny monday morning procrastination

from , look at your LJ “interests” list. If you have fewer than 50 interests, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five interests, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five interests, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of ’em. List them here, and tell everyone exactly what it is about these things that interests you so much.

aotearoa: we don’t know how lucky we are
being pale: english blood + liking running around in the fresh air + ozone hole = crispy
boys: well, men really, and the proper ones, not the limp-wristed ones. Anybody see the inherent contradiction here?
chocolate: is a universal good
drum & bass: o’right darlin, wanna see the size of my subs? Two twelve-inchers, that’s what.
geek girls: are the female version of the renaissance man?
invader zim: I blame &
metal: my favourite metal? I’d say 7475-T6 aluminium but it can’t be welded. 2219-T651? Great strength but poor corrosion characteristics really let it down. 4130 coz, apparently, “steel is real”, unlike all those other imaginary alloys? H39W? I mean, 4% tungsten, how sweet is that? But its not much use unless its red-hot. 6Al4V still a bitch to machine. Its all compromises, much like life.
politics: how can any not be? That’s like saying “please, kick my puppy, I don’t mind”. And see the above note on metals.
science fiction: Where they have unobtanium, which avoids compromises by being perfect. In past times, we used holy books for this purpose.
Swords: Instructions for use:

  1. hold this end
  2. insert other end in opponent
  3. clean

Coz you can’t make a decent sword from stainless. See above note on metals
tree huggers: see above note on swords

7 thoughts on “Sunny monday morning procrastination

    1. *answers by pointing out the nine years spent as a metallurgist*

      *asks you about cows*

      No, really, I’d rather be making precise and intricate things out of metal, than doing just about anything else. But sadly, it doesn’t a) change the world, or b) let me live in Wellington, so am doing this instead, and saving up for a shed full of shedy goodness.

      1. You’re funny. Which is why we love you.

        Sheep (note that cows are a secondary interest) don’t let me live in Wellington either. But at least I can see them around the place. I guess you could look at intricate metal things around here too, if you were so inclined.

        I feel the need for cups of tea n things. Are you free on the weekend at any point?

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