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20 September 2003 @ 10:42 am
The Adventures of an Amateur Welder.  
Looking through the dark green visor transforms the sunshine world; it has the hues of a 1970's photograph. (It also makes me want to run around and pretend to be an officer of an alien army.)

Having sacrificed a shirt to get rid of all the rust on my basic piece of steel (it, er ... got caught in the steel sander thing, and suffered two mortal wounds, though it makes a cool executioner's mask now) on Monday, I decided to spend Wednesday attempting to weld. Getting two things to stick together is surprisingly complicated, however, particularly when you don't really know what you're supposed to be doing.

I wanted to attach this cylinder-thingie to my flat steel, but I (stupidly) didn't realize that the cylinder-thingie would keep on absorbing heat for a long time after the flat steel was about ready to give way. Thus, I nearly melted through the steel, didn't get anything to stick together, but did manage to make a really cool burn pattern on the flat steel.

Acetalyne smells horribly.

And now, a conversational moment of mine:
Mr. H: it's boring when nobody's online.
Me: ...
Mr. H: I mean, none of my friends from back home are on, and nearly nobody here is. I dunno, I just get bored easily.
Me: [Mr. H], the way you IM me when you're bored and ONLY when you are bored, and when you ONLY talk about HOW BORED you are annoys the hell out of me. o_O
Mr. H: oh. sorry about that.
Me: I have no sympathy for your boredom.
Mr. H: Didn't mean it to come out that way, honestly.
Mr. H: so... erm... I'll just take my foot out of my mouth, then. g'night.
Me: night.

Ah, speaking my mind felt good.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Jahalla's theme from Wind Waker
Fishkayay on September 20th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
Some of those photos looks like the kind of place mutant aliens dwell in some apocalyptic video game, so you and your green visor fit in just fine. Speaking of which, when will we see you in your full welding regalia?
I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you—Nobody—Too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise—you know!

-- Emily Dickinson
(unmuted): i see in the dark through colored lensesdoublesketch on September 23rd, 2003 12:39 am (UTC)
my brother is learning to weld at the vocational high school i went to. it's all very complicated. i wish i had learned. good money.
jaekyu on September 23rd, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
Heh, who's blunt now?
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on September 23rd, 2003 05:03 pm (UTC)
I learned it all from you. : P
I usually just let him keep on blabbering on while I ignore him/get annoyed while he adds a useless AIM window ... but this time, I just said "oh, geeze, you're a pain," and I felt much better. XD;
jaekyu on September 24th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: I learned it all from you. : P
I'm proud of you Sakaki ^_^