33 years ago today, give or take

Me, 1990, at a “fart party” at Kevin’s wth Tomi {in 2nd photo}, maybe John, Maybe Karen? Since we were downstairs, I am guessing there were too many of us to hang out in Kev’s room. Not sure what the movie of the evening was. Before my hair grew down to my waist (and then cut to about that length or shorter now), and beard appeared later, when the hair grew long. Back when I wore a watch because I didn’t have a phone with a clock in it. I still like plaid shirts, but mostly wear nerdy tshirts now. Also almost exclusively jeans now, back then from before I was in college, and did not own dungarees for probably another 15 years. I was on my own and got most of my clothes at army-navy surplus shops. I wore almost exclusively high tops, or combat boots for the same reason.

Even during the post college years, I was pretty perpetually broke, working at ether the library, a bookstore, the movie theater or as a bouncer / dormant before I got some computer gigs working on direct mail (postal advertising), and then doing GPS code to at first add street info to satellite maps, and later to help find missing kids, early Amber Alert / CodeRed type stuff. After keyhole got bought out by Google maps, it was made much easier.

I have no idea why I had the Frankenstein haircut at that time, forget how I got haircuts back then. I think it might’ve been Laura? I had my own apartment then, a studio off of the main house in Boca, I think. I had been briefly unhoused, but I rectified that pretty quickly. Maybe it was Shelaigh who cut my hair? It doesn’t matter to anyone but me anyhow. #33yearsago #flashbackfriday #goodolddays #badolddays #doesanyoneunder50callthemdungarees #pizzahut #fartparty #unflatteringphotos

Does whatever a spider can

Printed a black widow in suspension as a Halloween treat. A nifty trick using bridging strands (originally a floating hand illusion, might see how that goes in multi colors. ) I forget to put a red hourglass on the abdomen, but I think she turned out sufficiently creepy for the season. I could see this suspension method being a neat visual alternative to some sculpts. The strands are delicate but are affixed throughout the hexagon, might be a fun way to do something like a Magritte bowler hat and apple in 3d, sort of hanging in space. Maybe a floating candelabra, like the hallway in the haunted mansion? An umbrella floating in a rainstorm? #blackwidow #bambux1carbon #bridging #halloweendecor

Witch hat stich marker fail

Test print on a stich marker @ 250% size. More of a key chain here. Output still a little too heavy on the burrs to be allowed to hang next to yarn, I think my results would be better with laser cut acrylic than extruded PLA. I do like the color mix, though. #3dprinting #phrygianhat #conicalhat #witcheshat #x1bambucarbon #stichmarker #plaplastic https://www.instagram.com/p/Cxv0DGYOcbJ/?igshid=NmQ4MjZlMjE5YQ==

A little ghost

Harold Bog-Nar in his grey corpse skin with a friendly black cat and a bright yellow ghost costume with extra starch. I was impressed, it took less than 45 minutes to print it out, and the ghost turned out pretty good! I may try printing it out in bone while, transparent/clear or glow in the dark. #bognar #harold #sistobrak #glyos #glyoscompatible #battletribes #timelapse #bambux1carbon #toymaking #modulartoys #3dprinting

Mending update


Mending time can take 7 – 10 days, or a few weeks, depending on severity .

Right now, the healing seems to be coming along at pace, I just didn’t know that it took as long as all that.

Meanwhile, pretty much in bed with leg elevated while I wait. Painful and pesky, but it could be a lot worse. Still keeping an eye on things just in case.


Sunday, September 24, 2023

Orange icing is a favorite.

@maximillian_deersteak made cinnamon rolls with orange icing this morning! Always a welcome start to the day. 😍

Weather is cool enough to open the windows, about 72F. Pearl had a good time watching the blue jays squawk outside, tuckered herself out, and is now lounging on the papasan chair in the red room, having a little snooze.

Watched the first episode of taskmaster series 16 last night, and it’s off to a good start. Glad they put episodes on YouTube for folks in the USA a day after it airs on the BBC. It saves on having to resort to more nefarious methods.

Looking forward to getting back into 3d printing stuff once I am able, but glad that I can at least fingerpaint here and there in the meantime.

Off to take a Sunday nap to rest, until later dear journal.

#doodle #journal #autumn #september242023 #taskmaster #omnomnom #cryptid

Leg update

So, went back to urgent care for a follow-up appointment, since the leg was mostly doing better, but the redness was extending up to my knee.

Got stronger antibiotics, and told that if it gets worse over the next two days head to ER. Right now, I am glad to continue on an outpatient basis. Keeping the leg elevated over heart, and going gently for now.

Mrs and Pearl are taking good care of me in the meantime.

#doodle #journal #cryptid #september232023 #firstdayofautumn🍁

Quick update

Too sick to draw much more than this right now

Quick Scotto update –

Tl;dr-Had a rough couple of days, but things are getting better now.

More info- The day before yesterday, I had a bad case of the chills, couldn’t keep food down, and was as weak as a kitten. Yesterday, I went to urgent care to get my leg looked at, as I had a hot, tender, red band around my shin, just above my ankle, and extending about 1/3 the way to my knee.

By the time I left urgent care last night, it hurt to walk on that foot. Putting weight on it would be excruciating, and is probably the worst pain I have ever felt where I didn’t pass out. The pain increased along to midnight, and then started to decrease about 4am.

4 doses of antibiotics later, I am doing much better. Leg is still red, but applying ice helps, and keeping it elevated. I can get up and walk to use the restroom without screaming in agony now, which is a plus, especially for Mrs and Pearl.

#doodle #journal #tired #health #roanokeva #september212023