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Awake. Head slightly throbby. Doing more or less okay otherwise.

I haven't been able to get a flight lesson in for a few weeks. When you need to practice hovering, prevailing 16-20 knot winds are not your friend (esp. since students aren't supposed to have the controls above prevailing 18 knots anyway and if the spread between 'prevailing' and 'gusts' is too big the instructor is supposed to just land and give up on the lesson). This weekend, hopefully. We'll see.

Did get to pick over the shoreline near me for sea glass twice, though. Which was nice; even though we were close to high tide I found a good many bits of jewelry-usable glass, removed a small but respectable amount of trash, and only found one bone, which I am almost certain came from a sheep. It had a spine coming off it that didn't match with what I remembered of any of the human vertebrae, anyway, and it was too small to be from an adult cow. Looked too small to be from an adult pig, either. I should've taken a picture of it next to a quarter for scale, but I did at least take a picture in case the question came up.

... look, we had an actual corpse wash up on Deer Island near my favorite bike path in 2015. Between that and knowing about the Salish Sea mystery feet, I kind of feel I need to keep an eye out for Things That Would Necessitate A Phone Call To The Police when I'm hunting sea glass.

That having been said I've been practicing wire wrapping and got rather a nice ring out of it (pattern from a book but we all have to start somewhere). I'll be making another one fairly soon before trying to do up a freeform wrapped seaglass bracelet. Hopefully I won't shred my fingers too much in the process; I need to get some Coban wrap for my fingers. It's been recommended by one of the instructional videos I've been watching as a good barrier between my fingers and the wires that would otherwise be kind of skin-shreddy.

More later as events warrant.

Date: 2017-03-21 12:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eor
I've been reading the news too much lately, saw "I've been practicing wire tapping". Had to go back and read that bit again.

*points the the last line* As long as it's not without warrant, we're all set. :)

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