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Wot I really did on my holiday by Tats - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 9th, 2013

09:21 am - Wot I really did on my holiday by Tats

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So this morning we were lying in bed and Dr Wheel commented how it's like being on holiday, because it's quiet and we can hear the wind and the birds and there's a cabbage tree outside our window..

.. and we have all our furniture with us. Clearly this means we are glamping. I kind of like that idea.

Also, I want to set up monkey bars on the front lawn, now that we have some front lawn. Who doesn't want monkey bars really?

Spinfluence went as expected. Once I was there and had let go of the idea of getting any unpacking done, I got into it. It was cold but our dorm had a heater and our random roommate was personable and friendly and the food was good and there was coffee and lots of people I knew through either circus mucking about or the burner community.

Four adagio workshops, one whip cracking workshop and a bunch of handstands and climbing on rigging later, I have some clue how to build a geodesic dome, am able to balance folks of 85 kilos about my person, and everything hurts. These things may be connected.

Last night I fell asleep at 7:30 and had to be woken up to go brush my teeth and get into bed. Dr Wheel had also done some more unpacking and our wee house glamping resort is looking more homey by the minute. And he sniped an auction I was watching and scored us a cheap mower, so now we can make our lawn suitable for doing handstands on.

I realised that if I did handstands every day as intensely as I did this weekend, I'd be good at them really fast. Only, right now I can barely lift my arms. And I have training today. Eeek.

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From:pombagira
Date:September 8th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
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whee circus folk..

*squishes*
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From:tatjna
Date:September 8th, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
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All the hot people ever, doing all the hard stuff ever.

Nuff said.
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From:empresskylon
Date:September 10th, 2013 06:31 am (UTC)
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Did you build the dome from the bottom up? I just saw a pic of it being built and scaffolding was needed! We built a dome at winter solstice from the top down - was really easy and no climbing was needed. You just push it up as you go :)
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From:tatjna
Date:September 10th, 2013 06:41 am (UTC)
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I was only there for the last two levels and yeah, it was built from the bottom up. I'm not sure it'd be possible to build this one from the top down, because it's extremely heavy. It'd need a whole lot more people than we had to do that - also because we were rigging aerial gear off it, it needed the scaff so all the bolts could have a safety tighten after it was up.

I like the idea of building from the top down though..
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From:pundigrion
Date:September 11th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like an awesome festival!
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