Engineers

When was the last time I mentioned how impressed I am with the skills that engineers have?

It’s truly remarkable!

Sure, I can whip together a 3-day conference in a week but I have to idea how to refill my power steering fluid unless someone shows me how.

This is why I am so impressed with The Swede and Tejas.

Both of them have the minds of engineers.

They know how to fix things when they break.

And they know how to make things just by looking at something.

It’s pretty amazing, if you ask me.

Just the other day, Tejas made me a thing:

It’s a pendant for the Pagan Bunny Burn.

He made it from a picture I found online.

I am blown away, especially since I was with him when he made it with his GlowForge laser.

The laser is the size of a coffee table and I’m pretty sure if you lift the lid, it’s possible for me to sleep inside it.

It’s THAT big.

And The Swede?

Well he works with cars.

Fast ones.

He is also one of the best drivers I know of.

And that’s saying A LOT because he drives in Sweden, where speed limits are mere “suggestions.”

I’m very happy to have all this “left brained” energy in my life.

It balances me out and keeps me grounded so that when I’m making a see-through pink tutu with LED lights for Burning Man, someone is there to remind me to buy underwear so that the whole world doesn’t become my gynecologist.

Wise words!

Creativity

I am an event planner.

But BEFORE I was an event planner, in an alternate life, I was a geneticist.

I did genetic research for various companies around the Bay Area.

It was a little bit of magic to see someone’s DNA appear in solution when I was extracting DNA from blood samples.

I’ll never forget how beautiful and delicate those thin tendrils of life were.

Needless to say, my degree is in Biology.

I spent a lot of time in chem lab and microbiology lab.

In order to balance out all the science (AND STAY SANE) I took a lot of art classes: Costuming, Art History, Music, Piano, etc.

The only reason this has any relevance whatsoever is that I struggle in the Burning Man community to release my creative side.

It’s much easier for me to buy something already made than it is to make it.

Case in point: I just bought this PixelBoa for the burn.

I love it and think it’ll be a great night time accessory.

I could’ve tried to work out how to make one.

After all, Tejas is an engineer and could help me navigate the circuits that control the lights.

I could’ve. But I didn’t.

Of course, the notable exceptions to this are my hats.

I’ve made a dozen hats.

And something like forty quilts.

So it’s not like my artistic background is COMPLETELY lost on me.

But I do wonder when I’m going to work up the courage to tackle some big artistic project for Burning Man.

Because when all is said and done, I am VERY CREATIVE. . . for a geneticist!

Sexting gone very VERY right….

imageThe instant I saw him on POF I was smitten…

…tall, dark and gorgeous with stunning blue eyes and a smile to stop my heart.

And then he got better.

Turns out he’s visiting from Ireland and will only be here a few months while he works on an engineering project.

Sexy and short-term? Sounds like a candidate for sexting!

[I know, I’m so bad.]

So I flirted shamelessly with him and got him to send me some pretty hot pics I can’t post here. It was so much fun!

And then he asked me out.

I tried to explain that I don’t go out with the men I sext.

“U should have told me that before we sexted!!! I never got a choice in the matter!!” he wrote.

“I’m not a sure thing. Just because we sexted doesn’t mean I’m going to have sex with you. Do you accept that?” I asked.

“Just cos I sext you doesn’t mean I’m gonna have sex wit u….” he snarkily replied.

So we are in negotiations right now. Me… to take him on a tour of the Bay Area. And him… to keep his hands off me.

Unless I ask.

Pretty please?