October 20, 2008
every handful is a whole new snack
file under: meta
I've decided to turn the comment moderation off for a while and risk getting slammed by sp@mmers again, because I don't like not getting e-mail notifications of comments. I miss being able to write back. We'll see how it goes.
*edit: how funny is this, a sp@m comment came in right when I was publishing this. ah well, I'm determined to leave it open for now so that I can start replying to your comments again!)
file under: road food
Everybody please rest assured that I did not eat that nasty lumpish thing I posted a photo of the other day. Cousin Mary got it right: the yellow thing masquerading as a fallen rutabaga on the roadside was actually a filthy blob of yellow insulation foam. I brought it home and threw it in the garbage, and tonight when we go for groceries I'll get myself a nice decent rutabaga that I'm sure will taste wonderful even though it didn't fall off a truck. By the way, the phrase "I dig rutabagas" came from a t-shirt my uncle Ken used to have in the seventies, that he got from the Ontario Rutabaga Producers' Marketing Board. It pictured a tall skinny dude with a shovel standing next to the words I Dig Rutabagas, and if I remember right the shirt was yellow on top fading to purple on the bottom. I've long wanted one of those shirts but am pretty sure they don't exist anymore, and a Google search on the phrase yields only one link: mine. Uncle Ken had a whole bunch of those shirts but had cut them all up for shop rags long before I thought to ask him for one.
file under: shill, baby, shill!
Oh, I slay me sometimes.
Speaking of my cousin Mary, she's been working all summer teaching herself lampworking, and has a new line of stitch markers up in her etsy store using gorgeous handmade glass beads. Y'all should show her some love so she'll keep making them and also so she'll upload all the amazing lampworked earrings I got to see when we visited last week. And remind her that I have a birthday coming up. Heh.
I've been plugging away (sluggishly, due to the chest/head cold I picked up over Thanksgiving) at getting my own shop updated, and finally managed to upload a couple of printed satchels, with more to come later in the week. Now just as soon as I feel I can go back to working under the buzzy studio lights without getting a migraine (a heightened possibility when I'm already compromised by illness), I can print up some more canvas for the next batch. I know, I'm such a delicate flower, it's pathetic.
file under: unwelcome guests
Last Tuesday I was sitting at the sewing machine in the front room with the front door wide open behind me (it was a beautiful warm day and we don't have a screen door on the front). I caught a movement in my peripheral vision and looked up to see a black squirrel standing next to the leg of my ironing board, a good metre and a half at least inside the door (that's about 5 feet, y'all). I said, sharply, "excuse me! get out of my house!". It turned and walked out, seemingly in no great hurry. I followed it to the door and there it was, sauntering down our sidewalk, whistling a happy tune.
I don't know if Cleo was asleep when this little dude slipped past her watch post but I get the sense she's not all that interested in catching things anymore. She used to be quite the efficient hunter in her day, but now that she's reached retirement age she seems quite happy to focus more on her hobbies: shedding fur, throwing up, and lying around in people's way:
file under: more harebrained ideas
I've decided to do the one hundred push ups programme, and today is my first day! I feel I've lost a lot of strength over the last few years, what with ditching the gym entirely during grad school (not that I was ever really able to do any significant amount of push ups). So: new leaf! Starting right now, in fact, as soon as I hit publish. Wish me luck.
Do you publish with wordpress? If so, I would suggest adding the Akismet plugin to help with the spam problem.
Rutabaga: how does one eat it?
Posted by: grace at October 20, 2008 04:25 PM
oh cleo - you had me laughing out loud. or maybe that was jodi's turn of phrase ...
Posted by: Amelia at October 20, 2008 05:42 PM
Love the bigger sized red bag (with naughty bits) in your shop! And Cleo, what a darling!!!!!!!
Posted by: kylie at October 21, 2008 02:32 AM
Hee hee! Thanks for the props, Jodi!
I hope that there will be many visitors to my etsy shop! I appreciate all the helpful advice that you share too.
Those darned arrogant wildlife! Whose world do they think it is anyway? lol
I am ever mindful of your special days and am always on the lookout for either cool crap or making you pretty things for you to wear...
Right now I'm in the process of procrastinating about cleaning up our apt. so that I can have a makeup client in on Saturday. Wish me luck!
Posted by: Mary at October 21, 2008 05:33 PM
(You might just hate me for this Jodi, but then again, it might just lead you to some cool new blogs...)
Tag! You're "it"!
creatrix omnificant procrastinaticus
Posted by: Mary at October 22, 2008 11:21 PM