Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaryKB, Feb 5, 2019.
Will do. These are the fins: https://www.frivannsliv.no/products/frivannsliv-hydrofins
@Synsensa how's your face cream working for you?
I've bought a lot lately. I got a new sewing kit, because my old one is junk and I have some buttons I need to fix. I bought a compact umbrella to keep in my car's glove box. I bought a foot bath basin and some lavender salts. I got a new shower caddy for my bathroom, my old one was looking very grungy. I bought some shirts for my baby brother.
I bought about $115 worth of groceries; I've really been getting into a lot more organics lately, and I got some new things to try.
I also bought a new game pack for the Sims 4, "Strangerville"
Reminds me I need to buy a needle and thread to put a button back on my Hawaiian shirt
I bought a sewing awl kit a while back for making repair to various gear that can't be fixed with a regular needle and thread. But I've yet to get to try it out. Here's hoping something tears soon.
@Snerk , i use a pair of very long hard carbon fiber fins for spearfishing in deep water. The key is to use them in a different way to short soft fins. You must "push" instead "flap" them. Dont know if i explain myself. You can hurt your ankles/knees if do it incorrectly.
buying another chain saw, going with a small Stihl. Man I got so many trees to cut down
and something's up in the attic and it sounds big, must be a rat but could be a snake or even a possum
How big of a difference is there between the plastic and carbon ones?
Free-diving fins are about going further with each kick, not faster. Basically, because of their length, your kick-motion needs to be realllllly slow, which minimises the leverage/stress on your knees/ankles. It also makes them somewhat more difficult to manoeuvre with.
This guy is kind of... I dunno, flouncy, but his info's good (watch the whole thing, or start at 4:20 for the finning tips and clips):
The bicyle-kick he talks about for horizontal, low-turbulence travel is sort of demonstrated here (although it's a little difficult to see, since the guy is filming himself):
Carbon fiber is stiffer than plastic, so carbon-fins 'feel' harder to fin with (especially if you try to kick too fast!). OTOH, less of your input energy is wasted to fin-collapse on the power-stroke, and you get more oomph on the rebound as well.
After much convincing from friends, I finally ordered my first pair of Birkenstocks.
Carbon fiber is much more rigid. It gives more power to get deeper but are more difficult to use properly and can break if hit a rock.
Pffft! Iron boots are the way to go!
I bought a toaster oven a couple of nights ago.
Nao ai can has toast!
I need to buy a mongoose, I have a snake in the attic... Found its shed skin today.
Do you know what kind it is likely to be? @Berzerker Black snakes are good, but I prefer them outside and not in the house.
I thought about grabbing the old skin and asking a pro, but I figure its a black/constrictor/rat snake...and they are good. I should have at least looked to see if the skin had any rattles, I forgot. But I didn't hear any rattling and rattlers are not much for climbing into attics, they'd prefer under the house. We had a big black rat snake around here about 8-10 years ago and he could climb the wall and was in the process when we found him, probably close to 6 ft and thick. Big enough to be a problem for at least 1 of the cats, the small mommy of other 2 big kids.
I got new flavorizer burner covers for my weber grill. Old ones had rusted through, though it took ~8 years so pretty happy.
A friend of mine recommended these vegan-friendly sandals from Zappos ... I ordered my own pair a couple days ago and they arrived today (cheers for Zappos shipping!) They are extremely comfortable
Nice sandals @MaryKB
Link to video.
Yeah I know I was too impatient and I didn't let it settle enough so it got chipped a little I'll touch them up tomorrow.
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