Monday, April 4, 2011

Ecstatic Yet Cranky


So my swim test went swimmingly.  I had both a photographer and a videographer with me.  I have yet to go through all of the files though.  I only just got access to the videos today, the swim was on Friday.  A few mishaps occurred but nothing out of the ordinary or realm of probability.  One of my tubes came off of the fin, the never drying ALEX underneath compromised the Weatherstripping Adhesive.  So we pulled the other side off as well and continued the swim test.  I also had a few tears along the right side of my hips from pulling and a mistake in the cementing I did last week.  I also need to take in the very top part since it's billowing outward and I'm having to hold it while I swim.  All in all I had a blast though, partly due to the company with me.  Early on the girls had me do a handstand and as soon as I surfaced I hear some guy across the pool exclaim, "Holy shit!  It's a mermaid!"  That had me grinning very widely.  I also got excited when I moved down to the deep end.  When 'treading' water I had no concept of depth.  I had to put my goggles on to see the bottom 12 feet down.  I got very excited and immediately dove down to the bottom.  I will be doing alterations over the next couple of weeks, slow going though.  I get to swim again on Wednesday night with some friends.  The show at Bininger opens next Thursday so I'm kind of swamped with getting the costumes ready for that.

The crankiness can be explained by the stress of having so much to do over the next week and a half.  Also by not being able to talk with one of the few people who could keep me less stressed and in a cheerier mood.  They seem to have gone poof for a bit.  Irksome.

Anyhow, here's the stuff you're really waiting for, photos:
need to shorten if I don't put the tubing back
my towel
got henna yesterday
someone found an invasive turtle, he visited work


  1. Awesome, looking forward to seeing the video.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. pfff... am right here, you just work too much and are to far away to spend time with. :-P. can't wait to see the video!

  3. Editing the video as I type this. Waiting for clips to import to iMovie HD.

    Thanks, Sean.

    And why do you assume it's you, Cunfshon?

  4. wow, that one line served me with such authority that all my responses sound hollow... the pain. ;-)

    the video looks great! can you link the unedited versions, want to see how your turns etc work with the completed model..?

  5. There are about 46 unedited videos, too many to upload and link you to. I'll let you watch them someday, but there's not much turning. I was focused on simple movements and I had to hold it on for part of the time.

  6. all good... and aside from some obvious technical difficulties, your tail looked awesome!

  7. I want a mermaid in training towel... Where did you get it? :)