Friday, October 31, 2008

Day 3 Lunch

Lunch Al Fresco!!

And with new friends!

I cringe at the thought of having to go back to Michigan winter.

...and Today...

I'm still not over that chin. When did it show up and how do I make it stop??? On second thought, don't answer. I don't want to hear it.

Today was fun. Betty and I wore crowns all day (a pattern she is selling) and we sold tons of stuff...shiny stuff, sticky stuff, helpful stuff. There are so many interesting people to watch and help and chat's like a big party.

My shining moment of the day was when I accidentally scanned a credit card into the items sold area of the computer/register. The sale showed up for Six Billion Dollars. And the lady's change came to Six Billion and something minus 10 dollars. I'm a wiener.

The funniest moment IMO was when a lady from Louisiana showed up wearing skull pendants. Turns out one of the pendants was a whistle. Forgetting to consider the gentleman vending across from us (he was soundly asleep in a convention hall chair, chin on chest, eyelids slightly parted), I said 'yes' when the lady offered to blow the whistle. It was piercing. The sleeping man jumped out of his skin. I nearly wet myself trying to keep from howling with laughter. How do you sleep in a convention hall full of raving quilters??

I know, it's not nice to torture sleeping people. The customer promised to return tomorrow for more hijinx. Can't wait.

And this, my friends, is what the end of the day looks like:

Make up off, nightgown on. Neck elongated for 'less chin' look.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hello Houston!

Hey! I'm at the Quilt Festival! I"m waiting for Betty, my boss for the weekend, to arrive with my name badge. Here's what it looks like:

Good Grief, that's a big chin. Never mind that. Back to the show.

So...I'm working for Betty during the day and staying with a family friend at night. I've learned from working with Betty that I see more friends if I stand in one place than if I'm walking the show floor. Plus it's just fun to talk to customers and get them excited about Betty's products.

And the deal is sweetened by the fact that I'm able to get free wireless here in the convention center cafe area.

It's all good.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


The Fyberartysta has tagged me for a meme, so now I must face the music, log in and actually post. The rules: six random facts about me, tag six people.

1. I enjoy watching boxing, kickboxing and all their variations.

2. Choreographed martial arts entrance me. My fav. scenes to date are in the Matrix (I know Kung Fu) and in Batman Begins.

3. I am a nonviolent person and view the above two as a version of dance. I see wierd beauty in their practices.

4. I love to canoe and be on the water. My dream is to live where the sea can lull me to sleep every night.

5. I am terribly insecure and paranoid about what people think of me. This posture alternates with 'I don't care what anybody thinks' on a high frequency cycle.

6. Word games bring out my competative one-eyed monster. So does Backgammon. And I'm kind of a sore loser.

The following people are officially tagged:

Deb, fabulous in so many ways, at the Scarlet Zebra

Von, a new friend at Nuts Over Fiber

Molli, a local good friend and Knitter Extraordinaire

Teri who's been involved in the art-quilting internet community longer than anyone I know.

Emily at What's That Gonna' Be. Go to her Etsy site. Buy her sock yarn. Buy more.

Carol, Goddess of Printing. Let's make her post something!

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.