I just spent a couple hours catching up on blogs, updating my blog, and looking up things on the internet while watching "North by Northwest". Was it time well-spent? You bet! Now I need to go exercise. I love Sundays!
Feel free to take the quiz below if you'd like. I think I know my answer; however, I did survive over a week without my computer.
Been thinking lately about the line in the movie The English Patient where the "English patient" asks, "How come people get excited when they meet someone from their hometown when if they would've passed them on the street at home and wouldn't have given them the time of day?" --or something like that.
Think that's why I'm annoyed at all the big radio stations buying up the little ones. Is that why people are annoyed at all the Wal-Marts popping up and eating the "little guys" up. Isn't that why some people need to watch the local news?
Above are some of my pieces waiting to be bisque fired (first firing without glaze). Am still waiting on a couple of the pieces that I glazed and are in the kiln now.
Below are some of the finished pieces. A couple of them turned out the way I expected, and others I'm learning to like. That's what this hobby is all about, though--sometimes frustrating, sometimes relaxing, sometimes rewarding.--always requiring a lot of patience.
Checked out some ceramic/pottery books while my computer was in the shop, and now I have a lot of ideas running through my head. Seems like I can't produce fast enough to try them out. I'm still going to class only two days a week, and our session ends on November 17th.
Just got back from getting my computer...thought I would be more productive if I waited to pick it up until I finished work and started my 8 hours at 5 a.m. this morning. Am needing a nap and then will post new pottery pictures!
p.s. Now our air-conditioner isn't working ;o( Oh well, it's only 91 degrees; it could be worse.
I've been waiting to share something, but it may never get on youtube, so thought I'd mention it now since I'm on the exercise subject. I have a silly new circuit training workout.
Before I left for my vacation at the beginning of August, I was going on my treadmill and trying to do at least 20 miles a week, either jogging or walking. Needless to say, I was burned out. But my brother unknowingly solved my burnout problem when he and his girlfriend brought along a Dance Dance Revolution game to my mom's house. My nephews even made two videos of me doing it which are silly and I look like a dork, but I really like them. One day my brother will get around to posting them on youtube, and I'll be semi-famous.
Now at least once a week I do circuit training by "dancing" one song, doing a set of free weights, "dancing another song", and back and forth.
So...if you are tired of your current exercise routine, I'd suggest DDR. Loved all your comments on the last post!!!
After still being overweight after exercising two to three times a week, I've come to the realization that I really do have a body of an athlete, just not the athlete I would choose--a bowler. I figured this out after my husband left the TV on and the "U.S. Women's Open" came on. I thought it was only tennis, but guess bowling has one, too. Can you guess that I'm sport-illiterate and proud of it?
p.s. Hope I didn't offend any bowlers out there; it's just that this one particular bowler looks heavier than me.
Brought home my mom's "The Message" Bible she gave me and looked up the Sermon on the Mount since our church sermons are going to be about that in the next few weeks. Here's a contrast of versions of the first three verses of the Beautitudes:
King James-- 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
The Message-- 3"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. 4"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. 5"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.
Why did I used to stereotype "The Message" and say I didn't like it before? Guess I better do more comparison. Think these verses are enough to chew on for today...
My computer is going to a service center for a new motherboard...It might take two to three weeks, so won't be posting pictures until then. If I look like I'm going through withdrawal, please be kind to me.
My computer is still in the shop, and they think there is a trojan that my anti-virus program didn't pick up...So after having just washed my hands, my husband is letting me use his pristine instrument. If you know my husband then you know what I'm talking about.
Visit Yosemite or, oh heck, visit every national park in the U.S.
A really good pot is in the details. --Doug Casebeer at the Ceramics Workshop in Jamaica '10
There's only one way to grow while making art: take risks and allow yourself to make a lot of bad work, then look at it. I consider what is working well, what missed the mark or confused the reading, what needs to be adjusted on the next one. --Linda Arbuckle in The Penland Book of Ceramics
All great actions have been simple, and all great pictures are. --Ralph Waldo Emerson