Ever get that painful headache where you can feel the vein behind your eyeball? You know, the type of headache where you look left or right and it hurts to do that? I get those from time to time, maybe 4 times a year. Last night I got that around 3 AM so knowing what to do I took three Advil and went back to sleep.
It worked too but around 5:30 AM the pain began to creep back. I know how this story ends, so rather than do a 90 minute commute in pain I called my boss and called in sick. At some point this morning I am going to lie down with my eyes open and think “My, what pleasant color the ceiling is” while wondering how nausea got into the equation.
It’s a strange thing to get used to. When the pain subsides I feel a sense of relief. It still hurts but I can feel the decreasing pressure and that’s a small miracle.
Usually it hits me in the office. I have done presentations where I needed to sit down during the talking but have plodded on. I’ve sweated out days where pain-killer got me to the end of the day. By that time, I could get home and the pain subsides enough.
I would not call this a migraine headache because I’ve seen people get those and they are rendered helpless. I can still function just not on all cylinders as indicated by being able to type this. So I’ll eat something, relax, and look forward to taking a not-nap.
One of my friends on Flickr is a gentleman by the name of Franklin Andrade who also builds Gundam models as well. You can see some of his setup here, here, and especially HERE. You can view his entire Flickr set at this location.
One of his comments about my MG Gouf 2.0 was that he wanted to see some decals applied. See, that’s the sort of thing that makes me say “Why not?” and the White Ogre comes with water slide decals. But I don’t want to apply the decals unless I also mark the panel lines too.
Thus, I blame Franklin Andrade. 🙂 Thanks to his comment I am not only going to apply decals, but I am also putting on the panel lines. I’m having a great time and so far I am reminding myself that if I make any gross mistakes, I know where to purchase a replacement.
Once I get to the fully detailed stage, I’ll post photo right before I apply the decals. It will take longer but I think the results and fun will be worth it.
This was a very straight forward m0del to assemble. No trouble at all and the articulation is very good. With earlier Master Grade models, there was frequently a gotcha. But with these more current versions, it’s all straight forward.
I usually do one or two back to back and the next model I have lined up is the MG Zaku II “White Ogre”. It’s also a version 2.0 Master Grade.
I’m no longer prone to blogging sentimentally anymore, but my mood demands it.
Today is the 9th anniversary of that horrible day. I’m at a loss to explain to my children accurately what happened that morning and convey to them how the whole world changed due to a group of madmen.
The closest I can get to explaining to my children is this.
I’ve started building the 1/100 MG Gouf 2.0. So far so good, once again I am trying to slim down on my Gunpla stash. I’ve only completed the first 2 parts (torso and head) but it’s a very different model than the original MG Gouf.