[personal profile] crowgirlb
just thought I'd say hi here, as I haven't posted for a bit. I'm healing remarkably well after my surgery and am getting used to the new me, such as it is.

I've been having a lot of fun with crafts lately - knitting, making necklaces, reteaching myself to crochet from the "happy hooker" - and spending way too much money on both crafts and craft supplies online. I think I'm beginning to get somewhat serious about the idea of selling some of my crafty/creative work, primarily because it seem to really motivate me to do more creative work. I don't know if I'll be able to keep it up during the school year, given the way I work, but I'd like to. I feel a bit more, for want to less cliched term, whole when I'm keeping up that side of my self.

I also won a $10 gift certificate at my favorite local bead store, which makes me happy, even if it's less than 10% of what I've spent there this summer alone.

Otherwise, I'm reading a lot - just finished The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde, which was immensely fun - and working my way through Battlestar Galactica as fast as netflix can get it to me. I actually bought Firefly and Serenity which marks the first time I have ever purchased DVD's new, but after watching the first disk from netflix, I realized I would want to watch them again.

I am amazed by the build-up of good TV shows I've missed these past 5 years or so, given the amount of television time that seems to be consumed by reality TV. Until about a month ago, I had actually never watched any modern reality TV. I wasn't sure whether I was proud of the distinction or not, but it was a little weird last month when I got sucked into an episode of So you think you can Dance? while we were visiting Brian's folks. The only reality TV shows I find conceptually interesting are the historical reenactments, and I wouldn't mind watching a few of those. I fear that if I had cable TV in my house, Imight give in to curiousity and get sucked in. After all I'm sort of addicted to the Q13 news - for amusement rather than news - which is often so bad it should be a reality TV show called "Amateur Newscast" or something.

anyway, enough of all that. hope everyone is well.

Date: 2006-08-06 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boutell.livejournal.com
Even though there's been big medical stuff, it's nonetheless one of the nicer bits of news I've heard from you in a while, and I'm happy for you.

I rely on other people (aka guinea pigs) to evaluate all that shitty TV for me and tell me what's really worth renting or, better yet, make me watch it with them. Firefly was a particularly big winner in this department.

Date: 2006-08-06 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arguchik.livejournal.com
i just watched "lucky louie" on hbo the other night, in my hotel room down in berkeley. holy shit! that show is seriously funny. i laughed my ass off. i think this is the first season though, so it's not going to be out on dvd for awhile.

Date: 2006-08-06 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arguchik.livejournal.com
p.s. it was good to see you last weekend before i took off for california. glad to hear you're healing up quickly--keep doing that!

Date: 2006-08-06 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twocrows.livejournal.com
good to see you too. hope you'll soon be done with all the travel.

Date: 2006-08-06 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vicious-wench.livejournal.com

Glad to hear you're healing well!
Query, since you're in craft mode. Years ago, you made me a barrette-- the kind with the long hair pin to secure it. I have since lost that pin (and the similar ones I have). Doing any metalwork crafts these days?

Firefly hooked me too. It gets quoted not infrequently in this household. And thank you for the reminder about Jasper Fforde; I've read a few of them but had rather forgotten about their whimsy.

Date: 2006-08-06 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twocrows.livejournal.com
I haven't been doing much lately, but I did discover last year that there is a metal working studio in seattle that offers classes and studio time. I did some stuff there before I moved but I haven't been able to get it together to go on their independent study studio days since.

If I get back there, I will make you a pin (and one for myself too, as I don't have one long enough to deal with all my hair in my big butterfly barrette.) I'llneedto know about how long it needs to be, and since I don't clearly remember the barrette, it would help if I could see a photo of it so I can make something that goes with it.



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