This weekend was rad.
Friday night, after shoveling forever, Jesse and I zipped over to Shaun’s place for some Wii and the third Matrix movie (I hadn’t seen it. The movie was far too confusing for me. Especially since it’s been years since I saw the second one.)
Saturday, I hit up Dick Blick’s, ACMoore, and a squeezed in a visit with my co-worker Dr. Scott in Farmington, CT who has the most amazing collection of fun things I’ve ever seen. After seeing a live demonstration of his self-machined model steam engine complete with boiler, mini-pressure gauges, and governor, I saw the Huge model railroad. He had cast each of the 115 buildings that surrounded the tracks. And at the flip of a switch, every street light and every building lit up with light. The train station itself was modeled after the old Penn Station in NY. And it really did look exactly like that. Each building facade was molded and cast, and every detail was taken into consideration.
After the railroad I got a tour of his gas, electric, and rubber band powered airplanes and a showing of the fully operational model sailboat that he’s building. It was a great time.
Upon my arrival back that at the House of Rock, Tom, Mykal, Shaun, Ernie, and Justin came over to share in some cooking, board games, and general good times. We made some sloppy joes, smoothies, and cappuccino crunch bars. We played the games Ra and “Hey! that’s my fish!” The fish game may be the simplest game on Earth.
We finished up with some wild Wii sports, Excite Truck, and Smash brothers. Good times.
Finally, yesterday I got some homework done and went climbing with Devin. There are a few new routes that are fun, though it still doesn’t feel right since Mike isn’t there.
I’m also working on a top secret Silk Screening adventure. Details to come!