First, it has to do with a project that I can't talk about-- I needed to do some testing of materials for a particular process, and I couldn't test on myself.
Second, it involved wet-and-messy and someone else's ass.
And it wasn't as dirty as that sounds.
Well, maybe a little. I am an ass man. :)
(and Tony: yes.)
In the end, I found out what I needed to know, which is that indeed the materials that I chose will work, though I need to do more, and it takes longer than anticipated. And it was a lot of fun, and I need to do it more often.
On a purely unrelated note, I discovered that a hybrid of muppet and human is very plainly disturbing on many levels.