The Princess and the Pirate

Adventure / Comedy (more)

07 June 2004

Anvil Chorus

Yesterday, my friend Greg and I fired up my forge. It had lain dormant for at least a decade, but last weekend I moved 400 pounds of bituminous coal from my father's shed to my own and the blacksmithing bug bit. I had expressed confidence to Greg that we would at least be able to bend a piece of metal and we did just that. Two pieces, actually. We each made a hook from an old railroad spike; nothing to get excited about unless you made it yourself. Speaking of spikes, Spike TV has their list of 100 Things Every Guy Should Experience, which they fill with things like the SuperBowl and the Indianapolis 500. But if there were a list of 100 Things Every MAN Should Experience, blacksmithing would have to be on it.


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