August 3rd, 2011

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Drive-by update

Last weekend was Makers Faire. I had a fabulous time and signed up to teach knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, and embroidery next year. I also taught three people this year: one knitting, one crochet, and the third embroidery.

Pictures may or may not follow, but I completely enjoyed the tiki-theme car, the wee child in the batman outfit making gigantic soap bubbles, the many fabulous tattoos, and the recumbent tricycle I took for a spin.

Yesterday was Nia. Brooke changed the order of the routines and I was able to do one of them far better than ever before -- probably because I wasn't exhausted and covered in sweat by the time we reached it. On the way home from Nia I spotted a quartet of younger-than-I-am people bicycling. Their bikes looked to be reassembled from bits & pieces of other bikes and the riders had multiple tattoos and, in one case, yellow and pink hair. I wondered if they'd think I was young and cool enough to join them, but they were going the opposite direction and I needed to get home and into the shower.

Lastly, in the not at all surprising department, I still love Dan Savage. Go forth and google santorum.

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Meme


You are The Wheel of Fortune


Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success


The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.


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Take the Test to Find Out.



p.s. Thanks, nindevotee!

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Bah humbug (financial sense)

Two years ago I bought a pair of Birkenstock sandals for $30 plus tax. After daily wearing during the warmer months, the soles have worn completely smooth. Jebra found new Birks for me on eBay at the above price. The old pair are here at work with the thought I will wear them with socks when the weather turns cold (I wear snow clogs in to the office and change when I get here). Then it occurred to me that wearing shoes with uneven bottoms may not be the best thing for my back, so I called the new shoe repair place in Berkley for a quote. $55 to resole a pair of women's Birks ($60 for men's). Does this make sense? I know the guy's got to eat, and resoling them will keep them out of the waste stream, but still. That's $15/$20 more than it would cost me for another pair on eBay counting shipping.

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