Lots of stuff today!! It started with the Park Point rummage sale. Four miles of crap, all for the taking. I participated. I brought forward a lazy boy chair, queen-sized mattress, a pair of Bose bookcase speakers, a couple of desk chairs, a dresser and a box full kitchen utensils. That was it, and now it is all gone. I was only out there for 2.5 hours. Actually I gave the lazy boy and the mattress to my neighbor to sell. I didn’t feel like sitting out there on what turned out to be a gloriously, shiny day.
So at noon, a close up shop and go on down the street to see what junk my neighbors had for sale. Nothing stuck out. I was on the look out for some yard gnomes. I need some yard gnomes for my future house. Lots of them. My goal is to make my new neighbors as envious as possible.
On my walk, I noticed a water main break. Actually lots of other people noticed this break also, since it had been broke for some time. Since the street was wall to wall cars and people, the city of Duluth decided to let it go. They would of had to close up half the street in order to fix this. This would of made the traffic snarl, that much worse. When I went for my jog around dusk, the water was still bubbling up.
After I got back from rummaging, I went to work on my next project. I made a projection screen for my projector. I took some 1 x 2s and some corner braces and slapped together a 4 foot by 6 foot frame. I then took a Martha Stewart twin-sized white sheet I bought at K-mart and stapled it to the frame. Voila, instant screen.
To celebrate this event, I watched “Gattaca“. I had watched “Monsters, Inc.” for the first time last night. There is an interesting connection between the two movies. In both movies, the supervisor is the one that turns out to be the one committing the major crime. This just confirms my suspicion that managers and supervisors are indeed evil.
I went out for a kayak hike during the late afternoon. We had weak winds at my place, so that usually means that the Big Lake has relatively calm seas. Nope… the lake breeze (an east wind) had kicked in and there were two footers coming in. Okay, so maybe the lake breeze shoots all the way across the point and the waves on the bay side or coming down. Nope…still a gusty southwest wind providing a healthy chop. The point is only a half mile wide at my location. That means there was a pretty strong convergence zone right about over my house. I decided to fight the chop on the bay side. I prefer calm seas because then I can enjoy the view instead of concentrating on the waves.
I then go for a quick jog. I murdered a duck during this jog. In front of me, two drakes were trying to do the nasty (rape?) to some poor duck on the shoulder of the road ahead of me. As I approach, I clap my hands and make a bunch of racket. The duck and one of the drakes fly to the near side of the street. The retarded drake decided to fly across the street – right into an SUV. I didn’t see the actual collision, it happened behind me. I heard the thud. I then looked back and there was mound of flesh and feathers in the middle of the street. Hopefully I was doing Darwin’s work.