Slip Sliding Away

I really should make “Now Updates on the 8th Day of the Week” the new brand ‘motto’ here. Post Date keeps sliding. BUT! Not actually stopping. This might actually be the first thing I’ve kept an actually decent upkeep of for a while, now that I think about it.

 

To be fair, I was originally going to post on Tuesday. But all I really had for an update was that shit’s growin in the garden, and also I gotta wait for payday so I can order some parts before diving into more hardware-focused tasks at the night gig.

Then wednesday came, and wednesday’s update was going to be shit’s growin in the garden, and also I gotta wait for shipping for some parts before diving into more hardware-focused tasks at the night gig.

So, hello Thursday. Let’s see what I’ve got for you…

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Growing

Tupperware it is! Picked up gardening supplies when I was visiting the parents this past weekend. Got a decent bin, with plenty of depth to get at least a few small veggies and leafy greens. Using the Hydro parts for an auto-watering soil garden only just makes it self-watering… so keeping them separated seemed like a much more enjoyable approach. They Hydro’s just got Tomato plants in it (though a few sunflower seeds fell in, whoops). The bin meanwhile has:

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Nasturtium
  • Onions
  • Chive
  • Sunflowers

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Bring it on, 2017!

Starting the year off right by haphazardly hurling myself at a multiple cons, two of which within the same month! I seem to do my best when winging it through partially-assed ‘plans’ that are usually the result of compulsive go-getting more than careful planning. Think it’ll be a good step in getting back into my best headspace again 🙂 SO, first on the list is Arisia, Boston’s own Sci-fi Fantasy con. Volunteered to help out some friends with their plans, so hard commitments should keep me to something of a general plan with plenty of off time to roam and party. First attempt at pre-planning a cosplay, too! Got almost everything I need for Alphys, and I might try winging my femme Cecil Baldwin again. Or Rick Sanches, and get an extra day out of my lab coat (plus, a handy flask excuse)!

End of the month is BodyHackingCon, thanks to volunteer opportunities getting me through the door. There’s a number of really exciting sounding panels lined up, and a whole host of awesome people making their way there for the weekend. Procedures for Implantable Tech is a particularly interesting one, and is very much related to my interests. Same with Designing Implantable Tech for Everyone, and actually almost every single thing on this list. It was incredibly hard to pick volunteer shifts that would still let me see all I wanted to see. Still excited for the work though (and not only because it’s covering my ticket). It’ll be neat to have a way to contribute to this exciting thing 🙂 plus, it should hold me over until Grindfest this April.

 

Very little else update wise. Got my first hydroponics system due in two days, along with some fertilizers and such. Now that I’m down to just one box left to unpack in the lab, I can start setting up at least some of the plant related mischief I’ve got in mind.

 

Feeling good. Feeling ready. Feeling primed. Hecked up the whole appointment thing but starting to feel like I might not need it anymore. The thickest mud’s got the best nutrients for the strongest sprouts. Sounds like the kind of thing some self-assured smart asshole probably said once, so I’ll roll with it. FB memories reminded me lately of an old album that used to really fuel my fires, so it’s been good to blast at my face all over again. Cheers for being easily influenced by my own background soundtrack.

 

Love,

Bird