Sunday, November 30, 2008
You may be wondering what these two things have to do with each other. Well I'll tell you. I recently started keeping track of how much money I spend on both fast food and soda, and though I'm not going to bother putting the amount in this post, let me just say that IT IS A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT!! So, since I have the brain of a genius, I had an epiphany moments ago in the shower.
If I stop drinking soda and eating fast food, which I want to do anyway, I can easily afford the Kamana 2 books in two months.
So that is my early new year resolution. Wish me luck. (I just amused myself by typing "wish me luck" with full knowledge that nobody reads this blog)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I'm only partially proud of this rack. I used wing nuts to bolt it together, so it's very easy to take apart and transport. What I don't like about it is that it's not quite sturdy enough. I would like to build another one with something thicker than 2x4's. Anyway, when I picked up the rack, my girlfriend's dad also gave me a deer hide to work on.
Now the hide is soaking in a bucket of water and dish soap to loosen the hair. I'll continue posting this project as I go.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today at my sit spot I practiced my hand drill technique for a few minutes. It's been a while since I last practiced and my hands have become soft. I'm really trying to avoid getting blisters as bad as when I first started learning. The rest of the time I tried to focus on expanding my hearing. I tried to pick out as many different sounds as I could hear and identify them. Of course I heard cars, sirens, a couple planes and dogs barking in the neighborhood, but I also heard a breeze blowing through dead leaves in a tree, leaves falling through the branches of other trees, one possibly two bird calls I couldn't identify and some type of woodpecker. I hope to hone my sound awareness and knowledge base to the point of not only being able to accurately identify the sounds I heard but also to hear all the sounds I'm sure I didn't notice.
I also noticed these scratch marks on the uprooted dirt at the base of my sitting tree. Another mystery I hope to one day be knowledgeable enough to solve.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
-I'll post a better picture when I put more batteries in my camera.-
You can hear and almost see the road but it's really close to my house (about a 5 minute walk) and opens up into a very large section of forest. So when I need to go deeper I have the option. I think what's most important right now, though, is the fact that I can so easily get to my sit spot.