Monday, February 27, 2006

yes, it is worth it

soooo comfortable. no springs digging into my ribs every time I move. And apparently since I’m so comfortable while sleeping, I can get 8 hours sleep in 6. We’ll see.

Friday, February 24, 2006

almost did got there this morning

took the photo, brought the camera into work, cropped the image, and then deleted it. Sometimes I think I should go back to Windows where there is a recycle bin. I also deleted it from my camera, so I have to go home and start again, with taking the photo.

late night shopping in the sticks

If you go shopping after 7, you have a choice of ONE mattress shop. We tried a number of mattresses, and (naturally) liked the most expensive one. Is it worth spending $1899 on a mattress, albeit made out of 100% latex and assembled in Australia, with virtually no “partner disturbance”? AND, if we decide to get this one, we have to wait 5 weeks.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

voodoo pincushion

Thanks, Betty Sue, for the fabulously nifty voodoo pincushion. It has a person on the front, and a place on the back where you can insert the name of todays voodoo victim. Following voodoo pincushion protocol, I wrote on a little piece of paper the name of my victim, inserted it into the pincushion, and began moving pins from my current pincusion to the voodoo pincushion. The first few I inserted with feeling into vital areas - chest, head, hands and feet, until he looked like a gingerbread, like so:

Originally uploaded by djbebe.

Although I mean no actual physical harm to my victim, it felt good, like a form of release. Since then, I have just used it as one would normally use a pincushion: absently inserting pins as one is sewing. And I think since part of the voodoo magic is surely the malice one feels for one's victim as one is inserting the pins, one might have to take time aside from sewing and insert pins into it with feeling. However my voodoo pincushion is always handy, since I'm never far from my sewing machine, and it is also handy to have the voodoo disguised in pincushion form - thus avoiding embarrassing explanations when visitors discover instruments of voodoo on the coffee table.

Friday, February 10, 2006

mystery seeds

I planted some seeds that have been in my kitchen drawer for a year or so – there’s four packets, and there’s only two labels – so I’ve planted some of each to see if they grow and what they might be. And after only 4 days, some are already sprouting. Looks like some kind of brocolli/cauliflower and snow peas so far. I forgot to mark which packets went with which punnets – so will have to do that for the next batch. It’s exciting!