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Saturday, February 09, 2002  

More quilty stuff
here's the first block
for a quilt journal project.

Written at: 12:57:45 AM

In between watching the spectacle that is the Olympic Opening Events, I got a few more columns of the new quilt sewn together. Here's a collaged view, which photoshopping of accounts for some value changes that aren't there in real life.

I was afraid I wouldn't like it as much once the squares got larger, but I'm really liking it a lot!
Closer views -- Left -- Center -- Right

Written at: 12:19:29 AM

Friday, February 08, 2002  
Confused by what all the CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R soup is about? Spent more than one session pondering multisession burns? Let's just say the take home message is WORM. Don't you hate people that use acronyms to answer questions about acronyms? How do you feel about people who answer questions with questions? OK, here's more info about multisession burns.

Written at: 7:56:52 AM

Thursday, February 07, 2002  
the end of the watch saga
If you don't work with me, you probably aren't current on the watch saga. To summarize, I took my watch off to make meatballs, and when I picked it up the next morning it was totally dead. Figuring that coincidentally it just needed a battery, I took it to work and was told that it would cost $10 to have a new battery put it, but it wouldn't be water resistant any more. OR I could pay $20 plus the cost of the battery, be without my watch for 3 weeks and have a water resistant watch. I need the water resistant feature because I keep my watch on all the time and I'm always putting my hands in water. It seemed stupid to spend about half the cost of a new watch for a battery. The woman telling me this assumed I would just have her put the battery in and didn't get why having a non-water resistant watch was a waste of $10.

OK - fast forward to today. I went to Macy's and looked at watches and bought an Anne Klein watch, water resistant, that is a silvery bracelet rather than the big black timex ironman deal. For that I forked over about what I'd spent on the ironman version. Oh, and it has a cool, slightly funky font for the numerals. All it lacks is the night light feature. I'll trust that if I really need to know what time it is in the middle of the night I'll be able to make out what the alarm clock says.

Update: Go here to see my new watch (and the new sweater and the newest quilt!

Written at: 11:30:55 PM

I found this in an email from our fearless leader:
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -- Aristotle
So it's not enough to do it once. It's probably not enough to do it twice. A habit is generally something you've internalized, that you do without thinking or question. It's a part of you and your mind set.

Written at: 8:43:40 PM

Tuesday, February 05, 2002  
Kenn at work returned from break with a GAP bag - he pulled out a striped sweater saying - "wouldn't YOU pay $2.99 for this?" Well of course we would! So after I got out I actually went into GAP. It's so colorless inside it's just unappealing to me. I don't mind the white walls etc - but the clothes generally have no color at all. The first thing I saw were the sweaters. Indeed. $2.99. Who knows why. I'm not sure I would have done more than glance at them at $35 but hey. Next to them, hanging on the very next rack, were jackets that were tagged originally at $78 but now were $24.99. What's not to like about that? I tried on the small and then I tried on the medium. Both were ok, but the sales person thought the medium was a bit too big. Then the big decision, navy or beige. Navy is an exciting color at GAP but I suppose taupe variations are too. I decided for my own wardrobe, beige would be exciting. The good news is that they are men's jackets so they have really cool internal pockets, like jackets SHOULD have. So yeah, I've now got to admit that I've bought something from the GAP. I'm still not getting the headsets they wear, there and at Old Navy.

I've become a step closer to a mall-rat. eeeks.

Written at: 8:39:56 PM

Monday, February 04, 2002  
Ever since i worked at Tripod, I've known - it's ALL about the traffic. Now I am doubly, nay triple-y convinced of that. Need more proof? Check this out!

And welcome all you visitors from QuiltArt. You can leave comments about my new quilt by clicking on the "What do you think?" or comments link after the posting's date.

Written at: 1:30:16 AM

Sunday, February 03, 2002  
Two other photos, closer views of colors/fabrics:

First one- - - - - - - - - - - - -Second one

Note: the previous photos and these were taken after lying out all 1400 plus squares in one area to see better about the color/values. So there's only a half inch to three-quarters of an inch or so of each square visible. In some instances this makes a difference for a particular fabric but others it doesn't. But at least it all fits now in one spot and I can see it all at the same time, rather than in two halves.

For the earlier photos, go here

Written at: 10:01:52 AM

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