I wish we had it in Washington.
Four nights in Las Vegas is perhaps one night too many, but the rate for Thursday and Sunday was only $40 each night, so I couldn't really resist. I had a really great time meeting Nan and Jon from Secretly Timid in person for the first time, plus catching up with Brad, Curtis, and Brian. And since I had access to a food court plus lots of free drinks in our convention's hospitality suite, it wasn't all that expensive. I even won $300 on the Buffalo Stampede slot machine. $100 one morning and $200 the next night. That was nice.
Now that I'm back, I can continue work on our family photos wall. Here's one of my favorites.
That's my mom upper right, and her mom lower left. The blonde woman with the amazing hair below my mom is Gerry, she and her husband were very good friends of the family. I love their smiles here.
I was so happy a few weeks ago when Nan from Secretly Timid asked if I'd like to join them for their live show at Pride48. I'd been hoping they'd ask, but didn't want to make it awkward by offering. You know how it is. Since Brian and Danielle from the show weren't in Vegas, Brian from Game Night Guys and I filled in.
Have a listen if you're so inclined. We're all adults and we talk about adult things, so maybe take a pass if you have delicate sensibilities.
The glass got a whole week of tumbling because it didn't get instant results the way the glass bubble test batch did. The rocks also got an extra week in stage four, plus a six hour burnish. The results were great, and I'll probably do that with every batch. I may even find some of the duller rocks from previous batches and give them an additional week.
A wonderfully foggy morning in my neighborhood. We listened to the new Information Society album start to finish over cocktails on the back deck yesterday. Such a great weekend and it's just getting started.
I had a very Inception sort of night. I always wake up many times during the night because I can only sleep on my sides, and I get sore and have to flip. Plus I snore. Yadda yadda. But last night I had the kind of night where I kept going back into the same dream, plus in the dream, I'd also wake up over and over, and I'd been dreaming the dream within a dream for about a month.
The cool part was that in the dream, I was watching Mad Men, and instead of ending at the end of this season, it kept going, but with new characters outside the advertising world. And they were all played by musicians. I can't really remember who all I saw, but I know for sure that PJ Harvey looks really great in 1970 business drag.
A lovely pendant for my lovely friend Traci.
This is supposed to be orange and red, but the color on the dollar store
vases I smashed was just on the outer layer.