Lunch today for DLJ

He tells me most days what's being made for them. *whimper*

Baked Potato with bacon, roasted mushrooms, chives, sour cream, etc.

A melange of fresh salads; roasted beet with blue cheese and hazelnuts, organic cucumbers 'raita' with yogurt and fresh mint, baby asparagus and carrot, cranberry and cannellini bean salad with shallots, ubiquitous cottage cheese, and tossed salad with fresh croutons and tomatoes.

Breads: Ciabatta, Olive


My LJ now sits on the front page of

What I need to do now is reverse it; write entries there, bloggy type, and then rss feed them into LJ.

Ah well, it's a start. Knowing the same content shows up in both places I think will help me write. Semantics, maybe, but it really has bothered me that and lj didn't match, someone suffered no matter where I wrote. Though I doubt many read now. Ah, well, at least from here on in it will be there for anyone who wants to read it that way.

I used to have a good journal

What killed it:

The Blog (spam! Make the spammers stop commenting and will come back to life)
Turning 30 (I can't think of a good reason why I stopped the purple entries. What happened? I have no idea)
Somehow thinking everyday stuff is boring.
The Book (It sucked the writing out of me as writing's focus and the journal never recovered. It's not bad I focused on it while I was writing, but…)
Getting Married (It shouldn't matter but it did somehow. Remember when I was dating fourteen men at once, at various stages of dinner/making out/Saturday outings?)in the Fall/Winter of 97/98? That was so freaking cool!
Hobbies (they eat up time. I didn't have a hobby during my journaling stint until 1998…when I started bellydancing. Fooosh, the journal got sporadic and boring. Glass will not help here)

There's probably more. I have to get better. I really do. I used to be interesting.

Holy house-moley

from today:

"Bay Area home buyers in February committed to a typical monthly mortgage payment of $2,549, a record."



Our new friends we met at the Duran concert sent us their photos today, I just waded through them. Yay! They got some great shots later in the show, so even though we weren't taking pictures of Simon in the 1978 shirt, we have some for our memories!

Last night <lj user="synthcat"> came over to watch the silliness that is Duran's "Arena" video. It's concert footage from the classic 1984 tour, but spliced in with "plot" with Barbarella's nemesis, Milo O' Shea. HE must have really been hurting for work. Plus three midgets and lots of women hanging upsidown in lingerie.
The "making of" section was pretty fun though.


It was fun to just sit and talk about the show last week and hang out. DLJ wandered in and out.
Tonight I'm going to meet with a client about a site (was scheduled last week but got delayed), and maybe fire the glass into a bowl. The blank bubbled up on me, when I saw it this morning. I let the kiln wash dry for two days before firing, so the bubble result is unexpected. We will see what happens when it slumps. I'll try another this weekend, maybe. I'm determined to get one right.

Off to work. I am moving today to a new location, so almost everything is packed up.


And off the to kiln, and I already stopped off at the grocery store.

Fun night planned!

So what did I do?

I went home and went outside and dug seedlings out from the deck. Mom suggested boiling water, I might try that to see if it helps, but I still want to get the fall debris out. I took my time and watched the yard as I worked, squirrels running around, the cats sniffing around the grass, the birds. I wonder when the bats will start flying again. I cleaned out the slats on the teak benches as well. I did about 1/4 of the deck and then swept it clean where I had been. Much better. I then went in the studio and laid out a dish, and painted the kilnwash on the mold and the shelf. Tonight I will fire the blank, the pattern, and Wednesday I will fire the mold. Oh, for a larger kiln so I could do more than one! Ah, soon enough, that will come.

Once I had the dish laid out (plus a few pendants to sprinkle around the sides of the shelf, I went back inside, checked some email, and talked to Dad on the phone for awhile. There's a possibility we would be in Tokyo when they are planning to be on a cruise they are taking this Fall, which starts in Tokyo. It might be worth scheduling so that that happens, but it will depends on the price differences between Sept. and Oct. on airfare. I then went to a friend's house to check out his new motorcycle he had just brought home. His first was too small for him, so I was not surprised that he had to upgrade. From there, on to a Italian family restaurant, where I sat happily with my book and slurped whole wheat spaghetti with sauce. Wow, they really can do the whole wheat excellently! They cook it better than I do. This place has HUGE portions (I had what had to be the equivalent of an entire box of spaghetti on my plate) so I only ate about a third of it, had the rest boxed up and left. I love eating out alone! My book was good and I think folks always feel bad for you, so they are super nice. I didn't have to try to hold up a conversation, just read and eat.

After that I went BACK to the friend's house to talk to his future brother-in-law, who has a finishing nail gun I'm interested in borrowing. His sister was there too, and after the nail gun conversation was done, we just hung out and talked for awhile. Then it was home to a little bit of Xbox, and then sitting in bed with Ankimo and the g4, chatting with DLJ over iChat before bed.

I slept wonderfully, and dreamed of rainclouds. We really need them here!

Time for some decaf coffee, then work.

Night alone

DLJ is in Bend overnight. What to do? I have too many options!

Weed deck (we didn't sweep it last fall and now there are some naughty seedlings between the planks…need to actually get a garden tool and weed the deck.) Funny!

Glass? Which kind? Beads? But I have a straight edge, finally. I can make a dish! What to do?

Read? Go for a walk? Eat in, or cheap dinner out alone with a book for fun?

Clean the bathroom? Get drunk and listen to George Michael CDs? Take a long bath? Stop at a bead store to get a few spacers and rethink/do the Milk and Honey set bracelet?

The mind boggles! I love being home alone sometimes! But I will miss DLJ and look forward to seeing him when he comes home tomorrow.