The 35th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is in the books, and with it, the Summer sailing season has passed. Belatedly, I am turning to the always-overdue tasks of varnishing. I am out of what my dockmate descibes as 'sanding juice', so the primary path to the requisite patience for scraping, sanding, and refinishing is music.
An iPhone or iPod c'est parfait, but the buds are bad - they don't stay in. I call attention to the headband that solved the problem. It was given to me by friend and colleague, Mitsuharu Nagamori, a remainder of the tokens given to guests at his wedding (which happened long before my trip to Tsukuba last Spring).
Near the end of my visit there, Jan Askhoj (from Denmark, and now in Australia) and I had a memorable dinner with Mitsuharu's family (two headband boys!). Great, traditional food, good company, and the joys of the endless energy of young children.
The headband has been on on my dresser since I returned, and it struck me as the useful thing to hold those pesky earbuds in. Hey, Jan...whatcha doing with yours?
Hi to all my friends in Japan, several of whom are at The Hague for DC-2011 this coming week. Hi to them, too!