I always burn myself making mechsuits. Forgot about that part. /sigh
anyway I saw Iron Man 3 last night and it was friggin' sweet. like for serious guys go see it >.> It was great because there was like, ten trailers before the movie, it was like, Man of Steel, Into Darkness, and...well those are really only the ones I remember but afterwards me and one of my CPP brothers (read: one of the kids who showed up to job corps on the same day I did and ended up in the same prep phase class I did) talked about dorky stuff for hours. 'Twas the first time I could really geek out about movies in months. It was lovely.
whatever. I kicked out my roommate, ha. She annoyed me and was dumb. I was gonna let her cool down a bit, but she's been acting like I killed her entire family, when as a matter of fact, I'm the one that saved her ass, but if she wants to believe otherwise, whatevs. I'm having her moved downstairs to live on the ghetto wing on a lumpy mattress, while I get to live alone on the foam mattress she stole from me on the honor guard wing with no room checks and all that good stuff. Life is good.
Anyway we got the freightliner, which is a /butt/ truck. The clutch is so friggin' loose, like, the friction point is about a centimeter wide, so if you push the clutch too far in, the truck starts rolling backwards or forwards or whatever direction you'd rather it didn't (damn range has a big dent in it >.<), and if you let it /just/ too far out, the truck will start lurching and rocking and going "BRRRRRRRRRRRR" and just generally being a big baby. The volvo's even worse, though, fortunately it's not a range truck, meaning we don't do skills in it. For starters, it's a sleeper, so it's huge, and it's also a '93, so essentially it's the old, loose, prostitute of the range. The clutch is /so/ loose, like, you can push it in with your toe, and it squeaks, so shifting is like "*SQUEAK*click*SQUEAK*clickBRRRRRRRR*SQUEAK*click*SQUEAK*clickBRRRRRRRRRRRRRR". And apparently all the gears are super close together, although I don't really notice, everyone else complains about it, but...eh. I just hate that I'm too short to see over the dash, so I can't see my trailer tires in the mirror and my offtracking runs everything over. T_T
Actually funny story about that. My shoulder doesn't really work lately, so when I'm doing skills, I'm not supposed to shift, I just do the whole thing in range gear. Which isn't that big of a problem, except when we reset the truck to set up for our skillset, we have to drive all the way around the range first, which is about a mile. You're supposed to shift up to fifth and go around about fifteen MPH...but range gear's top speed is about 2MPH. So it takes me twenty minutes to get around. Embarrassing. XD
also imma upload pictures of all the rigs as soon as they're done promise