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Week Three: Drill Bit

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, BZPower and LEGO Feb 21 2015 · 153 views
legoland, drill bit
The main things I learned this week is that it is extremely satisfying when the LEDs you soldered together successfully light up, and that drill bits should not go into your thumb.

That was my adventure this week! Wednesday afternoon, I was drilling out LEGO pieces to put wiring through for a street lamp I was making (which is awesome and will look really nice when it's done), and the drill bit somehow slipped off the LEGO piece and went directly into my left thumb. A super sharp drill bit is definitely not something that you want going through your thumb, and I kind of just looked over at one of my coworkers and was like "help?", which didn't click for him until he looked at my hand and was like "ohgod".

This is when my other coworkers ran over and were also like "ohmygod how what someone call 911 DON'T REMOVE IT FROM YOUR HAND" to which I was like "I'm not going to remove it because there is a drill bit in my thumb and I'm still holding the drill why is this happening also I can't see anything because I'm wearing safety goggles where are my glasses but I can't get them because I can't put the drill down help?????" Yet another coworker detached the drill bit from the drill, which was about when the full realization of what had just happened hit me. Luckily, I have coworkers who are not only amazing but also super skilled at First Aid, and one of them wrapped my thumb so the drill bit wouldn't be able to move.

The rest of my day went pretty much like this:
  • Sobbing and apologizing way too many times to my boss Ryan, to which he responded "It's ok, we want to make sure that you are going to be ok, we'll laugh about this later".
  • Attempting to remember Pat's phone number so Ryan could let him know what had happened as I was being put in an ambulance. Turns out this is really hard to do when you're in shock, but I DID IT.
  • Riding in an ambulance!
  • Getting an IV put into my arm.
  • Being given morphine, which was weirddd.
  • Having a serious morphine-induced inner debate on whether I could convince the paramedic to take a selfie with me (the answer was no because I was just way too out of it at that point).
  • Making up hand and drill puns with the paramedics. This was oddly calming and included the highlight of "So, were you listening to Tool when you put that drill bit through your thumb?"
  • Discovering that my emergency room roommate was a six year old girl who had fallen off the monkey bars at school and hit her face on a bar. She knocked out a baby tooth and had to get nine stitches and was an absolute champ. I would have high fived her but I still had a drill bit in my hand.
  • Having five extremely painful shots of some mysterious liquid injected into my thumb to make it go numb.
  • The doctor pulling the drill bit out of my thumb and going "oh wow, this thing is sharp!"
  • A nurse cheerily bringing back a sanitized and ZipLocked bagged drill bit, "so you won't have to buy your work a new one".
  • Discovering that, oh wow, morphine makes me extremely nauseous, and that it gets even worse when the nurse decides to go super fast with the wheelchair while going to get x-rays.
  • Getting to call my boss and my coworkers to see who can come get me from the hospital and take me home.
  • Also discovering that I somehow didn't hit the bone or any tendons in my thumb with the drill bit.
  • Telling Ryan "yeah I guess I'll come into work tomorrow because I'll be really bored at home if I don't". PRIORITIES.

While this was not the way I expected my third week at LEGOLAND to go, now I have a ton of bandaids, one tiny puncture hole connected to a large zigzaggy puncture hole, approximately four weeks of healing (and four weeks of building with only my right hand), and what I hope to be one crazy looking scar.


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Week One

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Feb 09 2015 · 498 views
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Things I have learned in my first week as a model builder at LEGOLAND, CA:
  • Turn signals are a foreign concept in California.
  • So is going the speed limit. It's either five under or at least ten over. WHY IS THIS.
  • The average teenage lifeguard at a LEGOLAND orientation training is very confused by the concept of an adult liking LEGO and will ask if they need to call security if they see an adult without children walking around.
  • Also being one of five people out of the 75 at training who are older than 17-19 will be weird.
  • When you are asked which high school you go to and you respond "...I graduated high school seven years ago?" you will break their teenage minds.
  • The training book has "Weeks and weeks of fun!" as the subtitle, and they mean it.
  • You will spend fifteen minutes staring at the sculpture you replicated trying to find the one plate that you forgot to add and it will be AWFUL.
  • If you accidentally forget your coworker's name during pizza and beer night, he will show up the next day with a gigantic name tag.
  • There are daily Super Smash Bros. games during lunch and sometimes all day tournaments on the weekends, and your boss is super into them.
  • The corners of LEGO bricks will cut the daylights out of your hands if you are not paying attention while prying something apart without a brick separator.
  • POWER TOOLS.
  • Throwing your glued and unglued creations to test durability during training is common. Sometime either at the end of this week or early next week I get to throw a glued sphere I made off the roof and see how it holds up.
  • LEGOLAND is still awesome 11 years later.
  • The Tahu statue isn't red and orange, he's now red and yellow???
  • The model shop is stuffed full of crazy cool sculptures and it's super AWESOME because you're just constantly surrounded by super amazing creations.
...and a lot of other things that I'm not sure I'm allowed to talk about yet, but I will if/when I can.

Yeah!!!


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Ask Wyldstyle?

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, BZPower and LEGO Feb 16 2014 · 277 views
wyldstyle, the lego movie
If I started an ask Wyldstyle tumblr, would anyone send stuff in? There's an ask Rita Repulsa tumblr that is delightful and she uses gifs in her responses, so maybe something like that?


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Wayne Brady

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Dec 16 2013 · 295 views
wayne brady
I MET WAYNE BRADY IN THE MII PLAZA.
 
I WENT TO STARBUCKS AND GOT WAYNE BRADY IN THE MII PLAZA.
 
WAYNE BRADY HELPED ME BEAT THE LAST BOSS IN FIND MII 2.
 
I TWEETED THANK YOU AT HIM FOR HELPING ME BEAT THE LAST BOSS.
 
WAYNE BRADYYYYYYYY.


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AHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Jul 26 2013 · 176 views
AHHHHHHHHHHHH, 3DS
I just bought a 3DS off of ebay because I thought "there's 30 seconds left, maybe I'll get it, it's like 80 bucks maybe I'll have the highest bid" and I did and what just happened. It comes with a LEGO Battles game and might be here in time for BrickFair so ???
 

 
This was not how I was expecting my night to go.


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InnerRayg buttdialed me

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Jun 24 2013 · 285 views

It's been 30 minutes.
 
Pat and I keep yelling at the phone, but he really can't hear us because he is talking to a customer.
 
This is great.
 
He is talking about Bigfoot with his customer and they are talking about whether there are any Bigfoot horror movies, and I found one and I texted the name to him.
 
I think now his customer is talking about tornados.

Update: He just texted me "??", about the movie title and I responded with "my spirit animal told me you were curious about thriller/horror movies with Bigfoot", and he responded with "that is really creepy, how did you know about that??"


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CANADA

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Nov 29 2012 · 363 views
CANADA, I LOVE CANADA
CANADA

LET'S GO TO CANADA.

AND THE MALL.

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SEE YOU SOON MRS. JANUS AND MR. HAHLI HUSKY.


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Fortnight

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, BZPower and LEGO, My MOCs Jul 18 2012 · 395 views
brickfair, YEAH!!!, OH LOOK A MOC
A FORTNIGHT UNTIL BRICKFAIR.

Also WIP:

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Colbert Riding A Skateboard Down A Hall While Waving A Flag

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Jul 04 2012 · 824 views
4th of july
Yeah!!!

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And now to use my adultly abilities attribute to convince my friends to only make Canadian-themed drinks the entire evening.


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==> Graduate.

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Jun 16 2012 · 195 views
college
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(this is the only gif I have that is sort of related to graduation, and it's mainly because of the robes)






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