I was just now sitting at my desk, working on a support issue and not getting much of anything except frustrated when…
My Outlook Calendar reminded me that tomorrow morning at this time I’ll be in a 4-hour class with David Marks, learning all about his methods of sharpening hand scrapers and some of his finishing techniques (I believe most of them involve putting blue painter’s tape over the label?).
Wow, if that doesn’t put a little bit of boost into my day! Is it at all masculine to feel “giddy”? Probably not…
I was thinking about bringing my newly-found digital camera (it was in my sock drawer… who puts their camera in their sock drawer???). Part of me thinks it would be so cool to have pictures of David Marks (and a picture of ME with David Marks). Part of me thinks, “Man, you’re a dork.” But I bet I wouldn’t be the only one in the class.
I was telling my wife about my little personal conversation with myself last night. She asked, “Why don’t you wear your LumberJocks t-shirt, and then you could accomplish two things in one – get a picture with David Marks and get a picture of you in your LumberJocks shirt to post on your lumber-blog-thingy?”
I hate it when I’m beaten by the obvious.
-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com