In a moment of silliness, I wrote a country sayings generator. Not a bad way to start the new year.
Most of them are dumb, but every now and then a gem pops out. One of my favorites so far: "as tired as a cow in a pie factory".
The reason I moved to San Francisco was to be closer to where I could do a greater variety of interesting things. This past weekend, I went to The Crucible (a short walk from BART) for ARC10 - Introduction to Welded Sculpture (Intensive). The syllabus included arc welding and oxyacetylene torch cutting, plus a bunch of other fun power and non-power tools for having your way with steel. Saturday was full of excellent instruction and a chance to practice (and find out how it's actually quite tricky). We spent Sunday doing some small project of our choosing.
It was lots of fun and highly educational. I was pretty focused on what I was doing, but I did manage to document some of the stages of my artistic attempt. Enjoy the photos, and don't forget to click through for the lengthy captions.