Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Out of sorts and covered in dust

Sigh. I've spent two days going book-by-book through a 15+ book donation to my campus library. It's cool. There's really great stuff for us to add, but man I'm coated in dust, and I wish I had my camera to take a picture of my "desk" and floor. Sheesh. i may spend the next two weeks digging out of this collection.

I have no stitching pics and I don't know why. I seem to have lost a couple of theme somewhere. I did start something new -- a baby piece, but right at the moment it's a nebulous blob of white on mushroom evenweave so there's nothing too intersting about it. And I couldn't show you if it did look neat because you never know when a parent might get nosey and come looking at my pics. They will just have to wait!

I can show you a little of the "neighborhood." First an update on the infamous "yellow tree." It's not in the "green fuzzy pod" stage:
the yellow tree 6/7/2007
the yellow tree 6/7/2007

We have a new building readying to open soon. It's supposed to be a nanotech enclave, btu frankly all it makes me think of is Metropolis and/or Blade Runner. I should really take a shot at night; it's even weirder then.
Nanostructures or Metropolis?

Off to clean the hovel......
Quotes of the day/last week:

Never enter an ass-kicking contest with a porcupine.
The wisdom of Cohen the Barbarian -- Terry Pratchett -- Sourcery

Rincewind: “Danger has stared me in the back of the head... oh... hundreds of times.”
The Archchancellor’s Hat: “I don’t want you to go into danger.”
R: “Good.”
A: “I want you to stay out of danger.”
R: “Why me?!”
A: “For the good of the university, for the honor of wizardry, for the sake of the world, for your heart’s desire, and I’ll freeze you alive if you don’t.”
Terry Pratchett – Sourcery

…. As cold-blooded as a dead penguin.
On the Patrician – Terry Pratchett -- Sourcery

Currently reading: Pratchett's Sourcery, Hammett's The Thin Man, and Butcher's Storm Front
Dang where could it have gone??!!: Zelazny's This Immortal

1 comment:

Pam said...

Hi Ruth! Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. Seeing your Calif pictures makes me a little homesick. You have some lovely finishes and projects, I have bookmarked you so I can keep coming back. Thank you again!