Welcome to my World
Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
In order to glue these lengths and the necessary fittings together you have to use a primer to treat the slick surface so the glue will bond and hold. The primer stuff has acetone and other chemicals in it and is colored purple so you can see it on the white pipe and know a piece is ready to be glued. Well, being the world class klutz I sometimes am, I tipped the can over. Boy but I got a good splashing. Luckily I was wearing an old pair of cut off jeans and an older shirt as I suspect they will be purple until the threads rot and separate. My skin is a little easier to clean but I do have some bruisy-looking spots on both legs and one arm. They will wash off in a couple of days worth of showers. At least I think they will....
Back in a much earlier life when I was training horses and mules and caring for them, I had a spot of purple or two on me all the time and most of my work clothes were similarly adorned. There was a veterinary wound dressing, one brand was called "Den-blu" as I recall and it had gentian violet in it. You do not wash that off--your skin would disintegrate before the pigment would vanish! The same chemical is sometimes used to mark money and other things so a would-be robber is easily identified by the unusual color! It is colorless until it gets wet and then boom, the darkest royal shade you ever saw!!If there are any flying purple people eaters around, I am currently in some trouble.... And no, I can testify I did not rob any Wells Fargo armored vans nor come upon a wrecked one, DTBL!! (darn the bad luck) Anyway this is not that purple!