Props to daveman692 for IM'ing me seconds after my hammock failure post, offering to go to Home Depot with me to figure out a new solution. <3 David and his Home Depot enthusiasm. :-)
Also, much love for this weekend's awesomeness: Ryan's bday party, hiking, awesome weather, Matt & Evan's waffle party, etc, etc...
Update: with pillows, hammock hacking even better!