October 28, 2004

Ripple Fire

My mind is going about a gazillion miles an hour this morning. Lots to do at work, my basement looks like a cold-war era missile maintenance shop, and I get to go see my dentist again this afternoon.

As I was pulling onto our street the other day, a old and beat up red ford mini-station wagon was coming out. It had those new spinning hubs. A bit of Mookie-wisdom: "Before spending hundreds of dollars tricking out your car, have a car worth more than hundreds of dollars."

This picture made me laugh.

My wife thinks it's unusual that I say things like "I ran out of epoxy". According to her, most people wouldn't use it up before it went bad. I'm waiting for a good moment to tell her that the next time I'm buying epoxy, I'm getting a gallon of resin, a quart of hardener, plus a bunch of extras like microballons and milled fiberglass. And for completeness' sake, I highly recommend this guy for all your adhesive needs.

Superglue. Most folks buy those little tiny containers, the hobby-grade stuff I use comes in 8 ounce bottles. Thick and thin viscosity too.

Since I seem to be stuck on the subject (*owww*), I was digging through my adhesives box, and noticed that I had:

  • 5 minute epoxy

  • 15 minute epoxy

  • 30 minute epoxy

  • quickset epoxy (that stuff in the 2-part syringe)

  • epoxy clay

  • JB Weld (wonderful stuff)

  • Thin CA (Cyano Acrylate, aka 'superglue')

  • Thick CA (ditto)

  • CA instant-set (in a spritzbottle)

  • CA debonder (nothing more embarrassing than spilling CA in your lap and gluing your zipper to your dick)

  • Exterior Carpenter's Wood Glue

  • Interior Carpenter's Wood Glue

  • Elmer's School Glue

  • Testor's Plastic Model Cement

  • Something called "Liquid Aluminum"

  • 3M mondo-strong spray-adhesive

  • a spray 'temporary tack' adhesive

  • Duct Tape (not really, just seeing if you're actually reading this nonsense)
  • Oldest daughter Robyn went to the hospital in an ambulance the other day. She collapsed at school and the doctors say it was dehrydration. My diagnosis is stupidity so I yelled at her on the phone to take better care of herself and we both felt better. So anyway, she's done at the hospital and gets a ride back to campus, walks into her room, and has this conversation with her roomie:

    Roomie: "Were you really taken to the hospital?"

    Robyn: "Yeah."

    Roomie: "I guess you don't wanna go out partying tonight."

    Robyn: "Here's your sign."

    More later. Maybe tonight you can entertain yourself as Ted does codeine-blogging. What color spiders would you like to see?

    Posted by Ted at October 28, 2004 06:00 AM
    Category: Square Pegs

    Do you actually USE all those adhesives..or is this like a man thing where more is better? Perhaps that question should go to your wife? :)

    Posted by: Catt at October 28, 2004 09:31 AM

    LOL Each has a specific purpose and there's a reason I use certain ones at different times. I might do a post on glues. If you think political flame wars are bad, you should see the epoxy vs. wood glue schism (about as bad as DOS vs Unix).

    Posted by: Ted at October 28, 2004 09:43 AM

    Ted, please don't go around spray-painting spiders. Or if you do, please don't tell us.

    Posted by: Victor at October 28, 2004 10:31 AM

    And for more unsolicited advice: Perhaps you should get daughter Robyn a Camelbak for Christmas. Heh.

    Posted by: Victor at October 28, 2004 09:01 PM
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