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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Footing the Bill

I am quite batty, I think...I am footing the bill for the registration of our FIRST Lego League robotics team...which is a SIZABLE fee. Let us hope the team pays their dues and the grants materialize. I am also buying a laptop for CAD work [likewise for robotics]. There is a class in Autodesk 3ds Max given by one of the local FRC teams, and 3ds Max requires a Windows operating system  -.-    Spent a few days trawling frantically through newegg.com and pages of robotics forum discussion on what makes a good CAD computer [good graphics card, mostly]. Then this morning one of my friends did some hunting for me and came up with this rather awesome critter. All the specifications, for $800. 


Hrm, I have also kept busy chasing rabbits with feral roars [as witnessed by a friend on Skype >:D ], cutting and drying small amounts of hay, catching escaped goats, running around the homestead with a knife stashed down my shirt [in pursuit of the rabbits], hunting down a pie-cherry tree, subsequently pitting [by hand] a lot of cherries [solo] with music playing in the background [my FIRST robotics competition playlist :D ]



4 comments:

Tragedy101 said...

Don't eat those things without sugar, they are incredibly sour.

Bethany said...

I happen to be very fond of pie cherries, unsweetened....and the batch we got yesterday were fairly sweet, more wild than pie....

Tragedy101 said...

You sound like my dad, he's the only person I know that eats pie cherries unsweetened. Tart, not sour, was the thought I was thinking.

I like them with lots of sugar, fresh bread, and fresh warm raw milk straight from the dairy vat. I haven't had that in about ten years. Not since I stopped working for the dairy. We weren't suppose to, you know very unsanitary, but mmmmm...

Bethany said...

Hm, my dad likes tart cherries too.....and I've never been very keen on fruit with bread, but I hafta say, that sounds pretty good....specially the raw milk bit. Raw milk is one of my passions....can't get it easily round here. Good thing about going to California, raw milk is legal there.

I need to post about raw stuff....