(From Intern Heidi) Makin Banana Pancakes and Watching the Sun Come Up

...and doing some work too.

This week's Twednesday (my new superday sandwiched comfortably between Monday and Thursday) focused on photographing belts with Jon. I arrived to an eager Jon, ready with all of the adjustments and hints he had figured out since our photographing began last week. The curses of being an innovator - as he begins to implement plans, there are always discoveries of how to do it better next time.

So with the new and improved plan in place, we started over and clicked our way through ALL of the graphical belts! We even got to one of the designer series. We also fell into a comfortable pattern where I could prep and photograph, while he began to dump and edit - interrupted only to assist with (me not crushing myself inside the dome while doing) a belt change.

Fear not, burnout was averted by a midnight (perhaps more like 2am) snack of a peanut butter malt ball and a level two licorice Scottie dog.

As well as a cup of tea and a little "Tortas_de_aceite." I'm not sure how to describe the deliciousness of the tortas aceite - so I defer to Wikipedia

" The Torta de Aceite, is a light, crispy and flaky Sevillian biscuit. It is Spanish creation with more than 100 years of tradition behind it. The first torta was made in Seville, the capital of Andalusia. The main ingredients are wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, almonds, sesame seeds, anise seeds and anise flavor."

The tea came from a friend who got it in China; it's called blossoming tea. It starts out as this little ball that looks like it belongs in Pier 1 with a "decorative vase filler" tag.

When you add hot water, the ball opens up and blossoms into this little sea creature-esque flower that dispenses jasmine tea goodness.

Back to work for a few more hours, and we were done. When the last belt came out of the dome, we both seemed to look around in surprise at how quickly it had gone - not sure what to do with the rest of our planned all-nighter.

So we celebrated the accomplishment by knitting (I'm on a deadline for a few projects). True to the previous post, this is a scarf being made with the heidi stitch in malabrigo silky in grape.

Making pancakes...from scratch. Because there is no other way to make them, evidently. I say this implying that I did more than watch and photograph this pancake-making event.

And watching Baby Momma. With occasional glances outside to see the sun rising, the streets waking, and the city's energy changing as the rest of the District started their day.

Thanks to these photos and some fixing by Sean (woo!), the belts are one step closer to becoming the VR belt beauties Jon envisioned. (added by Jon) And also a big thanks to Cameron for all he has done to take the site to the next level.

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