Sunday, September 23, 2007

Almost in Business

Good news, good news! I have glass studio time booked for the next several weekends and I met a glassblower who already knows how to make pumpkins and might be available to work with me. Wheee!!! Saturday was "glass networking day". I went for my meet and greet, then wound up helping the studio owner/manager with a piece (which sadly cracked in the annealer, which I hope wasn't anything to do with me). At any rate, after I helped him, he let me make a couple things and so I will have more pictures to post once I get my glass in the sunlight with a camera. He also told me about a local glass sale, so I headed down there and met the potential partner and several others. Got some tool tips for doing glass sculpting too. (The sea monster was supposed to be an alligator.)

Today was engineering networking day and I got to hang at a BBQ with my fellow female engineers and a couple bottles of Oktoberfest. I got sent home with about 10 pounds of vitamin C in the form of tree ripened oranges, lemons, and kumquats. Now to get a less manual juicer!

Also, I have been in a reading slump. I've been pawing through my TBR (to be read) pile and not hitting the right thing. It turns out I'm in the mood for historicals. I got a couple good references for new books from ye olde booke clubbe, and the first one I read was quite good. Just what I was looking for (Elizabeth Rolls, Harlequin Historicals). And 5% of my purchase went to the local library. Cool.

So, good glass, good times, and good books. Not to mention a little more watching of Firefly. Now to get my new tool qual going at work this week, and things will be good all around.


Wade said...

Yeah, I've been having a hard time with my TBR file too. Nothing quite hits me right. I wish there was a new Harry Dresden out. :) Right now, I'm reviewing some old RPGs I have on my shelf that I have never read.

CrankyOtter said...

Wade, Check out the "shaggy man" link in my sidebar. I think he has some book options and reviews listed if you dig a bit. Might help, might not. He writes video games for a living so his shelves have a lot of RPG stuff and he's probably got some similar taste.

Wade said...

Very cool, thanks. I did finally find a book in my TBR: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. I read it 20 years as a teenager and always wanted to read it again. Plus, I never read the sequel, and I need to refresh my memory on what happened before in order to read it. :)