Monday, October 10, 2016

Being perky!

Hello World and Happy Monday.

Actually, now I'm reconsidering my perkiness.  I've been watching the flooding news from the Atlantic sea coast and it's worrying and sad -- as all my Pals buddies are trying to work out if they can head off to the Cross Stitch Pals retreat at a Myrtle Beach resort which apparently is still without power and has lost its pier.   Everyone be safe!

Now, to my continuing belated vacation/convention adventures and me getting in trouble..... again.

While in Kansas City, I ran away from WorldCon for an afternoon (I usually don't do this.  If I'm in for a con, I'm *in for a con,* and it's all I do until the closing ceremonies are over.  But it was poor planning on my part -- I'd planned an extra day of adventuring into my trip, but I planned it on Monday when many of the venues I wanted to visit were closed!   Sigh.).  Anyway, I escaped to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a few hours and it was a lovely adventure.

I traipsed their grounds (despite the heat) on a mission to find their Roxy Paine metal tree, but I ran across this beauty -- the Glass Labyrinth by  Robert Morris.



And then I found Paine's Ferment (cousin of my favorite "Graft" in DC)



 The N-A is also the home of the "world's largest shuttlecocks" which are installed all over the property  --- sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.


They also have a lovely collection of American cut glass.






There's a nice Manet you can visit -- Mill at Lemetz


And a van Gogh -- Olive Orchard.


And a quite stunning set of 16th Century Italian armor



And, speaking of art.... and heading back to the Con, here's the reason I committed early on to dragging myself to Kansas City in the middle of summer -- their artist guest of honor, Kinuko Y. Craft --

And it you don't know why you ought to lover her......


sorry for my bad pic--both they and I were having technical difficulties.

And I got to go to a reading by one of my favorite authors, Jack McDevitt--


While at WorldCon I finished a long-term project (she kept getting shunted off to the side, poor dear).  She was off getting finished, but we found out this weekend that the finisher has decided to quit so she will be coming back to me undone.  We will find her someone else to finalize her beauty and move on.


 Since I finished something I felt justified in starting something new.... right?   That's how it works?  It doesn't matter that I have 3-4 dozen other things already started and waiting for attention????


Ok, one last thing before I race off........    sheesh how do I get so far behind???  

I interrupt my WorldCon adventures to bring you the one-day adventure known as Ladies of Intrigue, a small conference  where I had much fun two weeks ago (and got in trouble.


I got to have lunch with one of my very favorite authors, Kate Carlisle (seated here with Rhys Bowen standing behind her).


And, ready to be jealous?  Here are (left to right) Earlene Fowler and Carolyn Hart.


Before setting out to LoI I scoured my shelves for unsigned books to take along and came up with this modest pile.....


And then trouble happened.......

And I came home with two tote bags of this less modest pile.....


And there was a nice swag collection in my bags coming home as well--


Now these convention/Badger-Gets-in-Trouble reports feed in to an upcoming event..... the annual Fall edition of Dewey's 24-hour Readathon.  It's an opportunity to connect globally with fellow readers (there are blog, facebook, and Goodreads events/presences by which to take part) and know that the whole world  reads with you.  It's a lot of fun for 24 hours or 2 whatever you have available on Saturday the 22nd of October.  Come for a little or a lot of it if you can, and I'll "see" you there!

13 comments:

Susan said...

Great pictures of the museum, Ruth! Sounds like life is good reading and stitching-wise.

شركة المثالي سوبر said...

شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالجبيل

رجب البرنس said...


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال نقوم بجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاساس بافض الطرق تحت اشراف فريق كبير مدرب على اعلى مستوى من المستويات مع الفك والتركيب
شركة نقل اثاث بالطائف
شركة نقل اثاث بجازان
شركة نقل اثاث بحائل
والسلامة عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

steve said...


شركة تنظيف شقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة تنظيف شقق بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالرياض شركة تنظيف موكيت بالرياض
https://www.bfirstseo.com/ https://www.bfirstseo.com/
شركة الاول للتنظيف و مكافحة الحشرات

dytudtyujdytdgh said...

辣妹美女寫真照片
博弈遊戲
色a片免費看
洪爺影城電影下載
球賽比分
色文約炮
通博
性感影片
色85cc成人片

網路校園美女寫真 said...

免費辣妹影音視訊聊天網
台灣kiss情色文學區
台灣媽媽精
色plus論壇
本土免費自拍影片
美女情色影片下載
性愛
試玩博彩
美腿情文學區

情色網站 said...

愛暴露
情色成人小遊戲
免費0401聊天網
換妻俱樂部
龍虎總獎金
網路交友
賭博遊戲
小魔女自拍
桌布動畫圖片

色情網站 said...

車貸利率車貸試算‎
汽車貸款增貸
銀行汽車貸款只要5分鐘
汽車增貸試算
銀行消費金融中心
汽車貸款專人為您服務
銀行原車融資貸款
車貸可以降息
中古車貸

視訊聊天室 said...

車貸搞懂的5件事情
各銀行車貸主力商品
銀行汽車貸款搶超跑
車貸專線
銀行中古購車貸款
銀行車貸
車種不限保證好借‎
汽車增貸
汽車高利換低息‎

線上免費試看短片a片 said...

情人視訊聊天室
貼身性感
免費照片交友
日本美女寫真集
美女寫真
免費e代影音交友
伊莉論壇
美女內衣寫真集
馬上博彩

淫娃免費視訊聊天室 said...

色情小說
成人卡通影片分享
賣淫援交
情色遊戲
a片情報站
送獎金送紅利
水果盤遊戲
痴漢俱樂部
愛情小說

a片卡通版免費 said...

夜情交友
色6k聊天室
試玩賓果
免費正妹交友
線上免費試看短片a片
搏奕
情色論壇
嘟嘟成人網
聊天室

www.77yum.com said...

色熟女交友聯誼
愛情小說
現金板
免費av1688影音娛樂網
視訊色妹妹
成人影音
淫女交流
通博歐博百家
色a片免費看