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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Necklace Contest Winner, New Blog, and Old Movies


ProStores did a migration. I go into my email today and see that over 500 emails are no longer there. Phft!


Gabe and I watched Goldfinger the other night. We were laughing about some of the stuff… like how they really had a doctor on the set during the scene where the girl was cover in gold paint... and how they actually left a patch on her abdomen free of paint to make sure her skin could breathe… just in case.

We realized the movie was quite old, but I thought he should watch it so that he could understand a lot of current references. He said watching it helped him understand some of the things he saw in Austin Powers.

Speaking of old things, while I was photographing yesterday I had the tv on and the movie that was playing (Just Between Friends) was a really old one with Mary Tyler Moore and it wasn’t until more than halfway through that I realized that the friend (who she ends up with at the end of the movie) is Sam Waterston from Law and Order. Wow… I didn’t even know he was an actor when he was younger.

But then… this is how Gabe felt when he realized the James Bond we were watching was “that old guy from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.


I was flipping through a beading magazine from a year ago and in it was a “how to” article with the advice to use 24 gauge wire to connect Lampwork beads on a bracelet. What?! That seems irresponsible if you ask me. Please people, if you’re making OR buying something that is connected with wire, be aware of the gauge in use and make sure it’s appropriate to the task. For the record, 24 gauge wire will bend quite easily (which is the first problem) and wire that bends and then is rebent to be put back into shape will eventually just break.

I saw something the other day, I’m thinking it was probably on Etsy… it was a bracelet (or maybe a necklace, I don’t recall) for sale and the photo was the piece of jewelry draped over a naked female rear-end as said female lay naked face down. I’m no prude… have nothing against nudity, but I’m not sure it’s good form to have a prettier background than foreground. Ha! But who knows, maybe it’s a great selling tactic.


For those who don’t know yet, I’ve started a year-long project called “Going Green Jewelry”. Here’s the blog. I don’t need to talk much about it here since the blog itself is pretty self-explanatory. Wish me luck!


This weekend Gabe will tryout for TriValley 18AA. It’d be nice if there are one or two open goalie positions. Fingers crossed.

Mon just got back from Las Vegas. She had a fab time (and was talking 100mph when I picked her up… and on into the night). I heard through the grapevine that some of the coaches were pretty impressed with her. Yay! It was great to hear they worked on mental training at the camp. Personally, I think that is Monica’s main weak point. Her technique on the ice seems really good.


Sorry for forgetting that I was going to Hadar’s last night. I will now announce the answers to the Boston Museum of Fine Art contest as well as the winner of the necklace.

This painting is “Hope” by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

This is “La Japonaise” by Claude Monet.

This is “Dance at the Bougival” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

And the final one is “Ravine” by Vincent Van Gogh.

I’d like to thank all those who played the game with me. The winner, chosen randomly from all the correct entries, is Vanessa from New Zealand. Vanessa, please email me your mailing address so I can pop the necklace in the mail to you soon. Thanks again for playing!!!

That was fun… I should do more contests.


This next thing (sorry, I forgot what it was… hey, anyone wanna tell me and I’ll come up with another piece of jewelry to give away… ha ha ha) is fabulous…

Here’s a beautiful vase with a dragon on it. The second photo was Gabe’s camera putting a red light on the vase just as I was snapping the pic…hmph!

Okay, I’ll show more tomorrow.

We’ll end now on our usual note of frivolity…

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1 comment:

  1. 100% you're a perpetual student of life, dear Laura! :) I hope you're doing well!