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(no subject) [Oct. 26th, 2011|06:48 am]
Peter
Building furniture seems to have become my new hobby. It has engineering, and a certain amount of art, and physical exertion, so both my body and mind are actively used. Plus, it has power tools. I'm surprised it's not more popular of an activity.

Alas, because I live in a tiny apartment, I can't use my power sander or circular saw without taking everything down and setting it back up outside (which isn't going to happen, basically), and I don't have space to get a table saw, which would be really useful. As it is, I have to have the wood cut at the hardware store. But this does make me plan things out more carefully, which is good, and I can still use my drill.

So far, I built a bed, which I wound up giving to my nephew (Alice refused to get on it. It's four feet off the ground), a set of shelves (oddly sized and a little rough-looking, but functional), and I'm almost done with a more reasonably-sized bed that Alice is ok with. It's a platform bed with four storage bays underneath. The panel to hold the mattress is held up by a |-|-| of 2x10s. I still need to put some moulding on some of the edges, to build the headboard, and to stain it, but I think we'll put it in place tonight, and glue on the moulding later. The headboard can come when we finalize the design (I left space for it to be connected, and we don't have the space and ventelation combination for staining it right now.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2011|10:30 pm]
Peter
That's the second wrong number from Kenya I've gotten.
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Юрий Гагарин [Apr. 12th, 2011|05:58 am]
Peter
Fifty years ago today, the first man was launched into space.
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(no subject) [Feb. 7th, 2011|08:37 pm]
Peter
Maybe, now that we're in pre-pre-Lent, it might be almost time to take down my Christmas tree.



Almost.
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(no subject) [Jan. 25th, 2011|09:03 pm]
Peter
My brilliant and beautiful fiancee just got a livejournal: coverednclassy
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(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2011|06:15 pm]
Peter
I hate passwords.
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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2010|03:50 pm]
Peter
Every once in a while, it startles me that more than just my parents celebrate Christmas in December. Weird.
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(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2010|07:30 pm]
Peter
Engagement is weird.

When you're dating, you can be content. When you're married, you should be content. When you're engaged, you don't have time to be content, and shouldn't be anyway, since it's about the most temporary marital status there is. The whole point of being engaged is to not be engaged.
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2010|07:39 am]
Peter
I've been getting up lately around 5:30 and going in to work early. Alice referred to this as "up before God." So I suggested that I need to leave my morning prayers on God's answering machine. And we came up with:

You have reached God. We're unable to come to the phone right now; please leave your prayer after the beep.
If someone is about to die, press 1.
If someone is already dead, press 2.
For Orthodox morning prayers, press 3.
For Catholic morning prayers, press 4.
For Protestant morning prayers, press 5.
For morning prayers for any other religion, press 6. Three times.


...so far, we haven't been struck by lightning for this. Yet.
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Alice, continued [Sep. 19th, 2010|08:17 pm]
Peter
Now I seem to be engaged. Life continues to surprise me.
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