12/03/12 Martina is On Board


The holiday is nearing! As are any oder you might wish to arrive in time! My work can be found at Topatoco!

This Saturday, my girlfriend and I had a delightful trip down to Albany to the Historical Albany Foundation Salvage Warehouse. For those unfamiliar with architectural warehouses, basically in your city old houses are being torn down all the time (frown). Salvage places go in and snatch up as much that seems worth saving as they can and then sell it. Generally cheaply.

I wanted to put in a plank of wood with hooks on it in our entrance hall, and I wanted the wood to look somewhat-at-least like the rest of the old dark wood trim. And so I found a long plank, and some old hooks. I ALSO wanted to build a kitty window seat, and so I found an old shutter and two old banister supports.

Sunday I put them together. Not the work of a fine woodcrafter, but not bad pieces of work. Oh, and finally stained my hideous pine crappy shelves so they would not not be utterly ashamed to sit beside even the ugliest of my other office furniture. That said, “red cherry” always looks fallacious, despite the desire for it to come across genuine.

I also made penuche fudge, but it didn’t fully solidify, and instead came out the consistency of frosting. So, later this evening, I may make a spice cake to go under it.

Oh, and my girlfriend and I celebrated her birthday. And for it I painted her a little painting.


  1. Sabreur

    … quiet, grim Martina scares me. I mean, she’s capable of extreme ruthlessness when necessary, the key words being ‘when necessary’. If she broadens her definition of ‘necessary’ then the citizens of the galaxy might need to start panicking more than they already are.

  2. Phatnes

    Not many SF comics out there where a charcters suffers from guilt and can not justify the killing with a cause. Spacetrawler is so f*ing serious, and you don’t notice at first because it’s also so damn funny and the characters are so cutesie.

  3. Christopher

    @Laura, awww, thank you. 🙂
    @Phatnes, I think too many killings are justified by causes. At times I find it hard to love fiction which simply uses it as a device. Thank you for noticing. 🙂
    @M.A., now I have. Neat! I love re-imagining objects for non-intended purposes. 🙂

  4. Bill Kamp

    I hope she gets an weird eye, and don’t mess with the burned area.

    In an attempt to self inflict horror, and to show that the scars of her mistakes are not only internal, but external too.

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