This was a fantastic weekend.
Friday, post class I spent some time with Ernie, Cathryn, and Keller. We hit up a few Enfield favorites and then returned to Ernie’s. Keller picked up a guitar and he and I started going back and forth on playing some tunes. It was a lot of fun. Keller had a great rendition of ‘The Weight’ complete with “And” harmonies from Ernie, Cathryn, and I. Keller is a solid guitarist.
Saturday brought with it 4 hours of kung fu, some climbing with Pete, and work on a tensegrity tower. A tensegrity tower is a collection of compression and tension members that can be arranged into a tower. What’s neat is that none of the compression members touch one another. So the tower has a mystical floating awesomeness about it.
Ernie and I were using some thin 6mm dowels and some slick nylon coated steel cables as our materials. We actually crimped small eyehooks onto the ends of each cable so that they could be strung between the compression members. Our internet instructions were bogus so we did not have complete success. But we’ll keep working on it. Once it’s complete I will write up a ‘how-to’
Sunday was a little more laid back. I did some studying for Fluids and then finished my taxes and spent about 3 hours practicing guitar. It was nice to sit back and relax.
Also this weekend, Kurt sent me an e-mail pointing out an error that I made in my CALF DEATH MSpaint drawing from last week.
Kurt pointed out:
I think your forgetting the most important person in this stretching exercise. The Yellow Friend taunting you while he eats a triple stack cone of chocolate chip icecream.