Friday, October 22, 2010

Some cat pictures

Unfortunately taken with flash, both of them don't have 'evil' eyes (you get bigger pictures if you click on these):
Zoomie, asleep on his favorite one of my bags

Awake now as he didn't like the flash

Mikiaoluku III, the cat with the necklace in her coat, hiding her kinked tail behind the door.

Missed 'Alani that night. She was probably asleep elsewhere.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

No place like home ...

After being gone for a week I'm home again. Not that I didn't have fun, but the traveling gets to me. I got up 22 hours ago. Norman was waiting for me at the airport when I got there, the duffelbag arrived too and we were out of there in shorter time as they start charging for.
Norman said the cats, especially Zoomie, had been upset, but they all came and the two older ones stayed to get fed. And there are some ripe cherry tomatoes, and the rest I'll have to check in the morning.

Oh, and, what I got home from was the EPICS meeting at Brookhaven National Lab (which is on Long Island). Got some overview over some (software) packages that I had been wondering about but I'm not convinced they are for us (at the JAC, definitely not HiloBeads), learned about some new projects, got lost getting there from Newark (but not too lost, the Sun was out), took a good walk on Smith Point Beach, and met the Lab's glass blower, Barry Lafler. If I get around to it there's going to be a few more posts, but at least there are going to be some pictures of Barry and the glass lab, and hopefully at some point a picture of what I picked up at Smith Point (beach glass and shell pieces).

And, I want to thank Leslie Baer for all the driving instructions with maps, without which I definitely would have gotten a lot more lost than I did.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Re-ordering Ornela seed beads, probably next week

All colors and sizes of the Czech Jablonex Ornela seed beads I currently have in stock are now available in my Etsy shop (or have recently sold and not been re-listed yet. As I'm running out of some colors I'm about to re-order. I will be adding 6/0 and 11/0 silver lined topaz and light topaz (more like amber colored), ruby and emerald, and possibly a 6/0 blue color (suggestions?) as well as 11/0 jet black (local customer request).

Other than that I'm open to suggestions. Please contact me by early next week for this order (email, Facebook message, Lampwork Etc. PM (I will make some more room in those if necessary), blog comment, whatever works - phone calls are probably the worst option), though I have to say I would prefer not to branch out into other sizes, and my supplier does not have all colors you may find elsewhere.

The picture shows a color selection of not full hanks that I donated to a Lampwork Etc. fundraiser.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Everybody needs a calendar ...

The 2011 AGLF lampwork calendar is available for preorder here:

A new lawsuit was filed against 30 lampworkers. To help out with the cost the AGLF have put together a calendar again. There's a partial preview on the website as well that's why I'm not including one here :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

At the very end of a 3 day weekend ...

I feel like I didn't accomplish anything. So lets get down the list of what I did

- slept until noon on Friday. Guess that was necessary.
- didn't feel like doing anything much so, I moved one piece of furniture out of what is or was Nina's room that she emptied out the last time she was here to give to friends of ours.
- moved a new shelf in (with considerable help from Norman)
- unpacked the books of Nina's that were left in a box in the middle of the room into that shelf, as well as a bunch of my bead supplies.
- moved the now empty box out
- did some yard work
- as it was Friday and only a state holiday mailing lists were still going,
so did some for a holiday rather excessive amount of email reading (work kind stuff).
That was Friday.

- Got about a truck load of green waste to the green waste recycling
- and a bag of rubbish to the dump
- went to the bead shop, Abundant Life, Kipuka Smoke Shop, the market, KTA, sold nothing but got what I needed to get
- bought new 2 cycle engine oil and 1/16" drill bits
- picked some lilikoi. Like about 50-80 lb, and some avocados.
That was Saturday

- did some more yard work
- sorted job's tears (needed a break)
- did some more yard work
- counted almost 2 FPs of Swarovski crystals into my usual retail sale packages.
- washed a load of laundry and put it on the washing line (and took a good part of it off again later and put it away)
- removed 2 dead rats (those cats are doing their job, mostly)
- did I mention doing some yard work?
- took another 1/2 truck load of green waste to the green waste recycling place (did I mention I did some yard work? - it didn't get into the truck by itself either)
- picked some more lilikoi
- did some more grocery shopping.
- cooked some more dinner.
That was Sunday.

We had Salmon and potato salad for dinner tonight. I don't even remember what we had last night though I probably cooked it (actually, it was teriyaki chicken, long squash and maccaroni and cheese, and I did cook it)

Backtracking a bit:
Eventually getting back home and to my email (after grocery shopping), Sunday, found a bit of a disaster at the telescopes (Tom, I'm very sorry to not have been home when you called, and probably in a no reception area if you tried to call my cell phone the first time you called), caused probably by a brush fire which caused a power outage at the summit of Mauna Kea, including Hale Pohaku. I still have to apologize to the people who got 30+ emails about the water at JCMT being low, it was all caused by the power going out and coming back on (I got those emails too +the UKIRT ones).

I think I replied to all emails that are related to orders or potential orders.
It's the end of a 3 day weekend and I'm about as exhausted as I was when it started.

And I still haven't even taken pictures of the beads I made in June and I haven't lit my torch since.