Saturday, May 30, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Sorry it took so long to post this picture, but I came down with a pretty nasty bug which keeps on trying to invade my lungs!

Yeah, last weekend was a blast out in a friends boat on the NC coastline. There were a lot of crazy drunken boat drivers on the waterway. Most passing on the wrong side, speeding in a no wake zone, making obscene gestures when they think you're going to slow (the "air oar" signal). Hopefully, only the assholes were stuck in the sandbars (comes from speeding during low tide and paying too much attention to the female guests on your boat) needing the rescue tow guys in the yellow or orange boats.

We tried to rescue a small boat stuck on a sandbar, but my friend's boat was getting sand up in his inboard motor so we had to give up after the second attempt. The first attempt at throwing the rope to this guy was a disaster as he let it go trying to pull it back to the boat (loaded with a bunch of drunk girls) and he dropped the rope while he was distracted by one of the "loaded" girls jumping up and down waving her hands in the air. We yelled at him the second attempt to hold on to the rope while we try to back in closer, but he dropped it again thinking he could pull our huge boat towards his little dingy! What a ding bat. We gave up on him just as other Good Samaritans were honing in to help him, or just rescue the girls and leave him stranded!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sapphire Blue Orb

Here is my latest project I'm working on which involves embedding tumbled glass & other objects into colored concrete tile adhesive. Can be a messy job with sometimes needing to use my hands to smooth out the concrete, so all the hand lotion companies are going to get a boost of sales from me! I'm not that old, but my hands are turning into the "crypt keeper's" hands. Just the other day I put something on E-bay and it required me to use my hands to hold the object and I shrieked when I saw my hands in the viewfinder. Delete....delete...... From now on my daughter will be my hand model.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Alien Orb

I found this while I was gardening in the back yard! Looks like it came out of a UFO....just kidding. I made this garden sculpture to look like it was just ejected from a space craft. I know there is a following out there of science fiction buffs who love this kind of stuff. I'm one of them!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Like a Flapjack

I went to get my first mammogram today. It was not as bad as I thought it would be, but they did flatten out the tissue quite a lot in order to get the x-ray! I asked the nurse whether my breasts were going to stay in the shape of pancakes and she just laughed. They sure get trigger happy with that button that makes the two acrylic panels edge closer and closer, squishing the flesh just enough to make one pay tribute to all those poor folks trapped in any earthquake debris out there. They are recycling stuff at my hospital, so the soft pad looking thing they splayed my breasts on will be saved in a plastic bag until next year. I needed a new mouse pad so I think I found the perfect candidate....well that is still recycling is'nt it?