Rope...

... I'm just back in from napping in the hammock... the first time I've slept outdoors in a coon's age.... I do believe I shall start doing that a bit more often... especially after a big breakfast like this morning.... and in the middle of the day, well, the mosquitoes are napping too... so it sets the scene for a bug-free afternoon....

... I do need to braid some twine into a small rope though.... there is a small hickory sapling near the head of the hammock.... and that baby will make a perfect anchor for a makeshift lanyard.... then I can lie back and tug gently on the rope to keep myself swinging....

... hey, it's true what they say, you know... necessity is the mother of invention.... now all I have to do is figure out how to rig some sort of table to sit my libations on, and I'll be jammin'... indeed, spillage is a problem I have not yet conquered... but I'm always searching for an angle...

... gazing up through the branches before I fell asleep, I could just make out the blue of the sky... it really is in a good spot, that hammock.. shade provided from dogwoods, poplars, sweet gums, and a solitary maple ensure that it lies in dappled sunlight nearly the entire day...

.... I dreamt a short dream this afternoon in the hammock as the warm breeze rocked me... I'd go into detail for y'all, but it is Sunday... and it's not good to write about such sordid, steamy, sweaty things on God's Day...

by Eric on July 23, 2006 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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An infant's sippy cup could cut back on the spillage. Hell come to think of it I may convert all my beverage containers over to sippy cups.

Bullshitted by phin on July 23, 2006 01:51 PM

... excellent advice, Phin... and I have a bit of a history with sippy cups....

Bullshitted by Eric on July 23, 2006 02:21 PM

Get yourself a surplus hospital bed table and you'll have someplace to set your sippy cup when you're not using it.

Bullshitted by Libby on July 23, 2006 02:27 PM

Coozy - Velcro. Then the sippy cup won't fall out.

Bullshitted by Richard on July 23, 2006 03:26 PM

Sippy cups. Bah. Bloody amateurs.

Get yourself a gimbaled cupholder, like they sold for cars in the years before cupholders were standard equipment.

Attach it to the spreader on your hammock, then run a length of (new) aquarium air hose back into the cup to sip from.

Comfort and ease requires planning. Absolute sloth and sybaritic indulgence requires engineering.

Bullshitted by El Capitan on July 23, 2006 03:46 PM

I don't believe in drinking...at all.

Bullshitted by Yabu on July 23, 2006 06:22 PM

I read Phin's comment and thought, 'Oh, Eric knows all about sippy cups...' B5 may have a couple you can borrow. ;-)

Bullshitted by Bou on July 23, 2006 08:27 PM

My Evil Auntie has the most PERFECT hammock between two of her trees in her yard. My son took many a nap in it when we'd visit.

Bullshitted by Maeve on July 23, 2006 10:23 PM

Hook up an I.V.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on July 24, 2006 07:44 AM

Nags Head Hammocks sell drink holders that attach to hammocks.

http://www.nagsheadhammocks.com/detail.asp?id=2412&sku=NH-CADDY&mode=ADD&prc=P000

Bullshitted by Quality Weenie on July 24, 2006 09:34 AM

I'm with El Capitan. WHen I was a kid I made a contraption into 3 connected cup holders that were tied to a rope on either side, and then joined to a single thick rope. The thick rope was thrown over a branch high above me and tied to end of the hammock above my head. Whenever I wanted a snack I could just lower the thing, take a drink or much on whatever then hoist it back up. When that broke I simply got a cup big enough that wouldn't slide through the cable netting. That was the easiest of all.

As for me, yep it's day 7.

Bullshitted by Michele on July 24, 2006 12:53 PM