Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

How I Do It

Not too long ago, Twiggy, one of my fellow lampworking-forum members, said to me: I don’t know how you keep all your online stuff up to date, run a forum and actually get to melt any glass. As I told her: Ha ha ha. The secret is I DON’T do it all as well as …

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Google Maps Screws Up; Bigots Come Out of the Woodwork

With the Russian invasion of Georgia (the one on the Eurasian continent, not the one on the North American continent), and Google Maps’ colossal blunder in locating the correct Georgia, we once again are going to be subjected to comments such as these. From Mark O’Neill, contributing writer at Geeks Are Sexy: you?ve probably still …

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8 Things to Love About My Husband

I just read Magpie Girl’s post on 8 Things to Love About Housemates.? Well, I’ve never been much on housemates per se, but I’ll complement her post with my own version: Coffee on the nightstand when I try to pry my eyelids open to get out of bed too early. Someone available to scratch my …

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A meme, just so I can have something to say

Unashamedly cribbed from Bustaphur 1)How do you like your grilled cheese? Sharp cheddar, well-done but not burnt. 2) Where did you go on your last vacation? Asheville, NC for a bead retreat 3) Who are your godparents? Aunt Joy and Uncle Tom, not that it’s ever mattered. 4) Where do you see yourself in 5 …

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Synchronicity

In the “it’s a small world” category, DH got an email yesterday from his daughter.? She’d posted some of the pictures from our wedding on her MySpace page, and had gotten a message from one of her friends:? “Hey, I think I know your stepmother.” Yep.? My stepdaughter’s friend B is a long-time co-worker at …

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Friendships

Lifehack.org was hosting a contest this week asking people to write blog posts on relationships Though entering the contest doesn’t float my boat (the prizes either don’t do anything for me or I already have ’em!), I was still thinking about relationships, specifically friendships.? Lately I’ve had the unpleasant experience of finding that some people …

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Another unusual romantic gift!

Once again DH comes through with an idiosyncratically perfect romantic gift for Valentine’s Day: Seriously — it is! ? Over Christmas break the techno-idiots in our IT department at school managed to totally mung up my computer, meaning it took most of two days to fix it back to where it needed to be.? This …

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I own my stuff — it doesn’t own me

Since I occasionally make handbound books, I have a LOT of paper around here.? You don’t realize what a pain it is to store paper until you have to do it — you want to keep it unwrinkled and unfolded and unrolled as much as possible, and keep it from getting torn up (not easy …

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Organizing my life

During Christmas break I kind of got on an organizing kick, and so far it’s working out well.? I cleaned off both desks (home and office) and so far they are pretty much staying clean.? Rather than papers piled EVERYWHERE, they are corralled in the paper trays.? I set up Google Calendar in conjunction with …

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Resistance

I had a day off from school today thanks to the MLK holiday. I could have spent pretty much the whole day lampworking, but kept putting off even turning on the kiln and concentrator. First there was laundry, Then the routine computer work (you know, emails, and blog feeds, and monitoring the forum) Then working …

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