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Fermius Firefly

A Dream Log, whenever I remember the dreams I've had.

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Fermius is a pen name drawn from a series of short fiction I wrote when I published the small press magazine Stellanova (on paper.) I play RPG games to escape from my daily grind as a technology wage slave for the state of California. I eat out a lot in order to do my part in supporting our increasingly service level economy. I am butler to 2 feline masters. If you ask them they will tell you I'm not very good at it, late with dinner, don't have enough hands with brushes in them, and sometimes I even lock them out of their office.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sailing Away

This morning's feature was a cruise on an inflatable sailing ship. I inflated the vessel with my shop vac, then launched it into the surf next to the pier where Ruby's is located. Once aboard, I was trying to get the mast and rigging set up right, while also getting my navigation software configured. I wondered why I hadn't done that before the launch.

The sea was fairly choppy, and the ship seemed to be just a little bit floppier than would strictly be desirable. I finally got the jib up and the boat headed out to sea, where it seemed to be smoother sailing. Once under way I went below to set up my cabin, essentially a camp stove, bed and cooler with power provided by some solar cells on Mylar atop the cabin. I didn't like the way the cabin was flexing, and started the process of adding more air to the ship.

Te further out to sea I got, the better the sailing became. Soon I was skipping along over the waves, and the ship bounced me along like a giant wind driven bounce house. I was glad I had a safety line.


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