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I’ve got wood

So this weekend I drove to a place near Yosemite to pick up a whole bunch of wood. Pine to be exact, rough cut right from a log about 3 hours before I got there. Neat! Then drove to Pollock Pines at my Dad’s place to start shaping it not a bed. The plan is to sort of have these big beams for legs, but the legs are angled and the mattress sits about 5 feet off the ground. You’ll see what I mean in a second. Here is a picture of all (actually most of) the wood outside the shop. In the picture my Dad is in the background planing some of the wood. There was a lot of planing involved.

Now after the planing was done, some careful measurements and angle calculations had to be made and the lengths were cut. Then the hard part. Without much help from the power tools I had to carve out the mortis and tenon joints with a chisel and mallet. My wrist took a beating from that one and I’m still feeling it. Into the next morning and I have this as a result:

Now just a few holes to drill, a few bolts and nuts bought at the hardware store and the frame is assembled!

Next weekend is Thanksgiving, and a buttload more work to do on the bed. To add to the frame shown to the above will be sideboards, headboard, footboard, upper skirts and four posts. All together the bed will be a little taller than 7 feet. Details will follow after this coming weekend when hopefully I will have the finished product.

-Aaron

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Hedgehog

Poor Brian, he had a bad hair day. I guess porcupines shouldn’t drink so much cider.

Props to Steve Shiro for discovering the lost picture.

-Aaron

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Interesting story

Yesterday the Blue Lagoon won a lawsuit against the Santa Cruz Police Department based on an event that happened at The Box one night. We were going to have a small fetish show there and they caught wind of it and showed up with dogs and flashlights trying to get the bar to close because of it or something. Very odd event and it happened very early on when we started the club, maybe our fourth night. Anyway, 4 years, 8 months later this is the result. Congratulations Blue Lagoon for the victory and thank you for being there for us.

-Aaron

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More smurfiness!

Just a quick shot of some more smurfy pictures.

Have a smurfy day!

-Aaron

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La la la-la la la la la-la la la!

Okay, Halloween weekend. First off we all got together in an assembly line of face painting, latex brushing, hair dryers and shiny blue powder to finally pull off a feat they didn’t think was possible, 6 smurfs, Smurfette and Papa Smurf included. It was a smurfy day! Adam, Jordan, Tim, Anna, Brian and alltogether set foot in cars and emerged as cute blue elves who are constantly held in fear of being turned to gold by the mad, mad wizard Gargamel. It is interesting walking down the street as a smurf. People ask if it’ll get on them, and when you say ‘no’ then jump on you and then point at their friend who was standing in wait, ready to poach a picture. That, or people just want to see what your skin feels like clad entirely in liquid latex. Everywhere we went, cries of “Smurfs!” were screamed and bellowed at us in constant intervals, one second apart. The avarage walking distance before a photo what taken, 2 steps. What’s that? You want to see a picture allready? It ust so happens I have a picture, this one from the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinal local.

I have more pictures, but having trouble extracting them from my phone at the moment. Expect to see them later when I get the gallery up and running.

Next night and I dressed up in our best clothes and masks and went to Mick’s Vampire Masquerade Ball and had a great time. There was this guy there who had a bunch of green glowy things and he made experimental music with it all. Very interesting to see. Also, Mick was the coolest guy in the world for lending me the outfit as the clothes I ordered from England hadn’t arrived yet.

Sunday night we got a chance to catch The Simpsons halloween special with Mike D and Meg. Mike made bread pudding and he had some great port on hand. Yummm!

There you have it, till next time.

-Aaron

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Photos

I know you are all waiting for photos of the smurfs and all, don’t worry they’ll be here soon! I am busily installing some gallery software here so posting pictures won’t be so much of a pain in the rear. I’ll let you know when it’s all ready to go.

-Aaron