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Friday, October 10, 2008

I always hated the term "Plug and Play"

... because it is never true. Some things just aren't as simple as one is led to believe. Take, for example, the add-on to this blog referred to as "slide show". I'm not saying it's rocket science, but for some reason it didn't work for me. Fine... except that I can't FIX the problem if I don't know what the problem is. A clue might help... something like: "If you just created a FLICKR account, your photos won't show for 24 hours." Or... "No photo may exceed 80k." Or something... anything. Wwwwwwwwwwaaaa!

Anyway, if you're wondering what that black bar at the end of each blog post is, I've added a hit counter. I know, most hits are likely to be bots... but I'm still curious.

And speaking of curious, way cool on the followers thing! Thanks guys. You make me feel so important. And now, it'll be easier to go to YOUR blog pages and get some reading in. Seeing as how I'm spending less time in the eBay groups now, that SHOULD be a possibility.

Thanks Cathleen. I'll keep you posted on the insurance company updates. As it stands right now, I need to email my photos to them and prepare a list of items damaged. Doing the research on the value may take a little time.

And I know what you mean about the moisture being horrid. The musty stench is still permeating the house (but apparently doesn't bother anyone but me... ha!).

BTW, what's your "photo issue"? Maybe we can get our heads together and help one another.

Oh, Trunique! I only know you as surfgurl... ha ha ha! And... one of the few things I know about you is that you seem to like pearls. :-) I'm delighted to hear I'm not the only one who hates making titles for these blog posts. ROFLOL Sorry... misery loves company. But I had no idea you read my blog. Thanks!

Monica and I finally got some new listings up. You can click on each photo to see more details (or to buy the item).

These are all actually pretty low prices. I'm not sure why I did that... maybe I just feel like commiserating with our struggling economy here in the U.S. I mean, jewelry IS a luxury item, but that doesn't mean it's not still an important thing. And I want to make my jewelry as available as I can within reason. I know, I know... terrible business sense... but I'm okay with how I run my business. Heh

I've got a couple more to list... maybe later today.


I've decided I want to do a tutorial this weekend. I hope I find the time to try.

Monica is going to a b'day party on Sunday. Yay! (I feel she gets together with her friends way too infrequently.)

I might not see too much of Gabe this weekend, but I hope he enjoys practice.

Oh, I just found out that one of our old (and dearest friends... well, not one... the whole family, actually) will be in Dallas for a tournament the same weekend Gabe is in Dallas for a tournament. Different tournaments, mind you, but wouldn't it be great if Gabe could get together with them for a short visit?

I finally got a (crappy) picture of that pc toggle I was mentioning earlier (the one I have to decide if I like it and/or if it's worth making a bar for it). Since I don't trust pc on its own, the base (the inside) of the ring is 14g sterling silver wire. I'm still not convinced the pc won't crack or split or break... maybe I need to be working with that bendable type of pc. Anyway, here's the pic...

Daily Humor
And here are my latest favorites in the humor category (not that I remember where I left off)...

Okay, I have things to take care of now so I'd better go.

I got a new book that Mon and I are reading (non-fiction); I'll talk about it more as we get into it.



  1. The LOLcats are always wonderful.

    I have noticed in the last couple of days... the blogs I visit a lot have not posted in forever... do you think it has to do with the bank/stockmarket thing? I would think people would need to vent MORE! Especially we arteeests who know our customers are not as able to spend right now. I did my two trunk shows this week... the second one was a success because the hostess had a BUNCH of really nice friends who were all NEW to my work. woohoo No one person bought a lot ... but each person bought something! YAY for supporting the arts (and me and my cats *smile*)
    I am now going to go into about three weeks of photographing and loading up my destash shop on Etsy... I want it to be full full full when that last minute bug hits people...that the C-word is coming. LOL Somehow people always procrastinate buying holiday gifts to the very last minute and since this year my last "show" is Dec 6//// I will not be out there at the key time. It will be a noble experiment to see just how much I can pump out of the two Etsy shops when I am giving them my FULL attention.

    How are you coming with your insurance and enviornment issues? Mold makes me very sick... even a little mold. I moved to New Mexico for a while and was much much healthier ... had to move back here for financial reasons ... but at least am in a city, not in a house with a basement etc.
    Sending you good thoughts and hope you find a little smile when you come here and see your followers. I miss the early really sparkly days of TMB , but all things change and Ebay is now enemy territory for sellers.


  2. Funny you say I like pearls. In fact, I have NEVER been a big pearl fan, but over the last year I can't help but feel attracted to them for some reason. I don't know why that is!! And yes, I have been reading your blog for some time now. You inspired me to start my own and now that I have received an acceptance to a gallery for my jewelry (my first) I have enough stuff to post about! :) Thanks for the support!