Monday, 8 June 2009

Painful things.

I was hoping to have a beer review for tonight, but instead I spent the time tying several thousand small knots. Right know, it feels like I've taken a hammer to my hands for about a half hour of pounding. If you're going to try to tie most of your boat's lashings in one day, take everyone else's advice and wear some leather gloves. It won't make it any easier to tie the knots, but it will help you yank them tight without cutting into your hands. The wax coated line has some bite to it when your hands slip down the length while under tension...

Today, I'm waiting to find out if there'll be a new iPhone (no worries to you other two iPhone readers who didn't reply). We should know by about lunch time, AKDT. If I buy one, I want to buy one today or tomorrow, because I have horrendously long flight outside coming up, and I want to spend my time watching videos to fight off boredom. Another little tradition of mine is to listen to George Carlin's "Airline Announcements" skit either before I board or right after take off, when I'm on a big carrier like North West or Delta. It's my one act of treason in the maddening hell that is modern airlines and post 9-11 security.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Sorry, not out until June 19. if you don't want to shell out for it & your current phone is fine, why not just get a standalone mp3 player? they're small, cheap and should hold enough muzak & battery charge for an 8-hr trek.

KC said...

I /do/ need a new cellphone RSN, but I don't want AT&T. That's a bit part of my decision.Talked to one of our tech guys, and he said I /could/ jailbreak an iPhone, but there are no in-state networks I could use it on. I'm just going to do the MP3 player thing, instead.

Last time I flew outside, my laptop battery died and I was stuck listening to the boisterous obese Texan couple with opinions on /everything./ MP3 player=must, or I'm jumping out of the plane. ;)

gpc said...

I have iPhone envy, but I don't want AT&T either. It's a hard world.