just psyched myself up to do some actual work today. and then when i go to open the drawing someone else in the office is using it currently. back to random internet searches and the occasional architectural … drawing? diagram? plan? slight work that i feel that i am somewhat productively earning my paycheck…
um we’re team USA
and we’re going all the way..
For some reason the lyrics “where have all the cowboys gone?” with the little yippiii yippeaa yipiii yipeaa came into my head. Any other good songs with similar thought provoking questions?
Step 1: Choose a ship you would like to recreate. If it’s your first project, it’s best to stay with a ship with simple lines.
Step 2: Decide if you are going to build your ship inside the bottle. Or you may do all the building outside the bottle, then recreate it. You may decide to make all the pieces fold into themselves. Once they are in the bottle they can unfold like an umbrella. Or, you may decide to do a combination of these methods.
Step 3: Locate an appropriate bottle. The best bottles are clear, hand-blown and have flat bottoms.
Step 4: Plan the scenery and setting. You may want to show the hull of the ship as well, so then you need to make a stand. Or, you may want to depict a sea landscape.
Step 5: Create your ship. Use whatever modeling material you have chosen to build your ship. Remember not to glue anything together at this point. Set up any threads and pulleys you may need to unfurl the sails once the ship is in the bottle.
Step 6: Work from the bottom up and transfer the model, piece by piece, into the bottle. Use the threads and pulleys to open sails. Tie them off and remove excess thread.
Step 7: Put a cork in it. It’s time to enjoy your ship in a bottle.
So today I looked up how to make a ship in a bottle…. The steps seem way less time consuming, patience demanding, difficulty laden than I actually imagine the process would be. Honestly I’m perplexed.
what are things your mother used to tell you not to do growing up?
eg: don’t sit so close to the television. don’t play with your food.
No singing in the grocery store, department store, mall. No throwing things in the house ESPECIALLY the kitchen.
REGULARS: If I go to one of these restaurants (term used lightly) I regularly order:
Taco Bell: 1 Cheesey Gordita Crunch, 2 Soft Beef Tacos, Rasberry Ice Tea
Wendy’s: Homestyle Chicken Fillet, no tomato, MED Fries and MED Coke/Root Beer
Skyline: 3 Chili Weiners with Cheese, oyster crackers, Sweet Tea
CHAMPS: Chicken Salad Sandwich, no tomato, Coke
Jimmy Johns: Turkey Tom, no tomato, Fruit Punch
Subway: Spicy Italian, Italian Herb and Cheese Bread, Free Cookie Monday Double Chocolate Chip, Sweet Tea
Chipotle: Barbacoa, Double Wrapped, Black Beans, Corn Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, Lettuce, Lemonade
So I almost drove into the back of an RTA today. Well not really drove but rather skid / slid / attempted to stop into an RTA. I didn’t but immediately all these thoughts of what I would have had to say to the driver. I was like well I’m going to have to go up there and apologize for hitting them and they are going to take down all my info, I’m going to hold up tons of traffic, police would inevitably be involved, all because my suspiciously “ROYAL” blue (some call it purple in bad light) car refused to stop when my brakes were applied in this wonderful weather… whew deep breadth. oh yeah. hardly anyone is in today. Apparently when you get older and you feel as if you’ve found your niche it’s appropriate to just call off with bad weather and not even bother with the hassle. Can’t wait for that day.