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Awesome Faceplant, Dude!
First watch, 3 bells (9:38 pm)

I just saw one of the funniest things ever: I was at a stoplight on my way home just now when two guys hit the crosswalk button to get across highway 41 (from the bar to the trailer park. I know, surprise!). Anyway, just as they were half-way across, one of them fell flat on his face, heels over his head and all. Instead of putting his hands out to break his fall he used his right cheek. I thought he was down for the count, but his buddy helped him stand up, and I thought he was going down a second time he was so wobbly. But he succeeded, and they finished crossing the road before the light changed. If only they could have heard the laughter from our car.

Tomorrow morning he'll be wondering why his face hurts so much, and how gravel got on to his pillow…

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Vanilla Sleep
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Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:26 am)

Two words that really don't have much to do with each other. But they are two things that are on my mind lately. Well, aside from Dwarf Fortress (thanks a lot for the new addiction, Peppin).

I'm pretty sure my degrading sleep is due to my mattress. Last night my wife and I went out mattress shopping and ended up buying a Tempurpedic. But since nobody keeps them stocked around here, we have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery. In the meantime, I decided to try out the bed in our guest bedroom last night. I slept better than I have in weeks. Hence the conclusion about my mattress being the problem. I'm sure it will take more than one night, but early indications are favorable.

Now, vanilla! I have recently come in to possession of several hundred vanilla beans, and have decided to make my own vanilla extract. I started two small batches, 12 ounces each. That was almost two weeks ago. The Instructable recommends waiting 4-5 weeks before using, but by the smell I'd guess I could use it at any point. In any case, the experiment has been successful so it's time to go big, and this weekend I'll make a few much bigger batches with some wine bottles I got from a friend.

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