12.31.2010

From Twitter 12-30-2010



11:00:43: Artfire - Crazy Train - JAX GEMS - #artfire #handmade - Jewelry with gemstones and sterling silver http://ow.ly/3nRK9
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12:31:48: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metal items for your home or property #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
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12.30.2010

From Twitter 12-29-2010



11:32:03: Artfire - Texas Guild - StClairDesigns - A fabulous selection of stone and metal jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
12:32:06: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metal items for your home or property #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
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12.29.2010

From Twitter 12-28-2010



11:00:27: Artfire - Crazy Train - EVA ROSE 1900 - #artfire #handmade - Vintage beads, charms and sequins http://ow.ly/3nRJQ
11:32:25: Artfire - Texas Guild - StClairDesigns - A fabulous selection of stone and metal jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
12:31:57: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metal items for your home or property #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
14:35:01: Item of the week - A Slimline Pen/Pencil set in purple Maple Burl - drop me a note for 10% off #handmade #artfire http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2


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12.28.2010

From Twitter 12-27-2010



11:31:28: Artfire - Texas Guild - StClairDesigns - A fabulous selection of stone and metal jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
12:31:29: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metal items for your home or property #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
14:34:30: Item of the week - A Slimline Pen/Pencil set in purple Maple Burl - drop me a note for 10% off #handmade #artfire http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2


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12.27.2010

At the Movies: The King's Speech

The King's Speech : 4  (at the theatre)

A film about the speech problems of King George VI, the attempts to correct those problems, and one of the most important speeches he had to make.  I loved this film.  There were some good, funny moments in it along with the trials and tribulations of "Bertie".

Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush all did fabulous jobs with their parts.

A very good film!

At the Movies: Watchmen

Watchmen : 2 (on DVD)

I knew nothing about the comic the Watchmen before seeing this movie.  I didn't know a heck of a lot about them by the end of the movie.  The role of the superheroes is hereditary though, it appears.

Superheroes out to stop one of their own who has gone bad.

I don't plan on watching it again.

Aikido Thursday Night 12/23/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, and Troy.


Techniques:

Troy did a sample demo for his third brown belt.  The real thing is tentatively scheduled for December 30.

Aftermath: None of note.

From Twitter 12-26-2010



10:25:28: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
11:00:13: Artfire - Crazy Train - MOON AND BACK BEADS - #artfire #handmade - Jewelry with meaning! http://ow.ly/3nRJs
16:39:41: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.26.2010

From Twitter 12-25-2010



10:25:38: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
14:10:42: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
14:34:40: I liked a YouTube video -- Silent Monks Singing Halleluia http://youtu.be/ZCFCeJTEzNU?a
16:39:47: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.25.2010

From Twitter 12-24-2010



10:25:26: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
11:00:27: Artfire - Crazy Train - TIE DYE BY SARA - #artfire #handmade - Hats, socks, shirts all tie-dyed! http://ow.ly/3nRIO
12:35:30: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
16:39:36: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.24.2010

From Twitter 12-23-2010



10:26:03: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
12:36:19: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
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12.23.2010

From Twitter 12-22-2010



11:01:07: Artfire - Crazy Train - TESSS ART PENDANTS AND MORE - #artfire #handmade - Pendants out of clay, dominoes, etc. http://ow.ly/3nRIb
11:25:29: Making shortbread. Batter's in the mixer getting aerated for another 15 minutes.
11:35:04: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
12:50:12: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
16:39:55: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.22.2010

From Twitter 12-21-2010



09:27:22: Picked up 1/4 cow of grass-fed beef. Mmmmm. Beef.
10:25:37: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
12:35:53: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
16:39:55: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.21.2010

From Twitter 12-20-2010



06:59:06: Up earlier than I would be on a workday and it's my vacation! Why am I up? I have no idea.
10:25:55: Artfire - Men of Artfire - FiresideTurnings - Nice products from the lathe using wood from Wisconsin #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
11:00:37: Artfire - Crazy Train - SOUTHWEST STUDIO - #artfire #handmade - Gorgeous photos from the Desert Southwest http://ow.ly/3nRHI
12:35:57: Artfire - Texas Guild - RodeoRocks - A fabulous selection of stone-based jewelry #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/eYhmhB
15:26:24: Lunch at Stomps aka Tookies reborn. I hope it's good.
15:43:03: Life is worth living once again. Stomp's truly is Tookie's reborn. Awesome food! I've missed it.
16:40:26: Item of the week - A Sierra style click pen in Red/Black dyed Box Elder Burl - drop me a note for 10% off http://bit.ly/37AVX #handmade


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12.20.2010

Weekend update

Friday:

Off from work so worked on Sean's console some
Aikido

Saturday

Worked on Sean's console
Aikido
Miracle on 34th Street at a local theatre

Sunday

Worked on Sean's console
Worked on some pens
Football
Dinner with K, K, and J. at Durango's

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 12/18/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, Troy, and Dan.

Ukemi:  Full ukemi, no big falls.  Watched over Dan.

The Walk: Twice, as usual. 

Releases: Worked on some of Ki Harry with Troy and did the usual 1-8 on both sides.


Techniques:

I spent the afternoon working with Troy on 1-10 of Ju Nana Hon Kata.  He had some issues today.  He had trouble with #2, #5, #6, #8, ad #10.  Nothing serious, just a brain lock from so much work on it over the past couple of days.

Aftermath: Stubbed toe still hurts.  We worked on armbars so much that I was horribly sore Sunday morning from all of the stretching.

Aikido Friday Night - 12/17/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, Troy, Sal, and Dan.

Ukemi:  Full ukemi, no big falls.  Watched over Dan.

The Walk: Twice, as usual.  As is not usual, I got lost in the Walk.  I was happily counting away and got lost in the sound of my voice.  That messed everyone up except Trey.  *sigh*

Releases: Worked on some of Ki Harry with Troy

Techniques:

I spent the evening working with Troy on 1-10 of Ju Nana Hon Kata.  He did well again.

Aftermath: I stubbed my toe by catching it on my hakama.  Ouch.

Aikido Thursday Night - 12/16/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, and Troy.


Techniques:

We worked on the knife defense takeaway techniques of San Kata.

Then I uke'd for Troy on his Sankyu belt demonstration techniques.  He did quite well.

Aftermath: None of note.

From Twitter 12-19-2010



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12.19.2010

From Twitter 12-18-2010



11:00:24: Artfire - Crazy Train - SHELLY 61 - #artfire #handmade - Cool watch embellishments http://ow.ly/3nRHk
15:23:06: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metalwork ready made or custom! #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
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12.18.2010

From Twitter 12-17-2010



17:23:56: Artfire: Texas Guild - BottleCapsandCadetHatsbyBrenna's - Bottle Cap jewelry/cadet hats. Neat stuff #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX


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12.17.2010

From Twitter 12-16-2010



11:00:46: Artfire - Crazy Train - AYA DESIGNS - #artfire #handmade - A wide variety of necklaces and other jewelry http://ow.ly/3nRGV
17:29:17: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metalwork ready made or custom! #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
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12.16.2010

From Twitter 12-15-2010



15:23:04: Artfire - Men of Artfire - CabinHollow - Amazing metalwork ready made or custom! #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
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12.15.2010

From Twitter 12-14-2010



10:07:18: Artfire Spotlight Shop: Mad Moravian - Handmade pens, bottle stoppers, chainmaille jewelry and other odd bits #artfire http://bit.ly/g00Ksm
10:55:11: Artfire - Crazy Train - GOLD BRACELETS - #artfire #handmade - Neat bracelets in a wide variety of colors http://ow.ly/3nRGy
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17:23:59: Artfire: Texas Guild - BottleCapsandCadetHatsbyBrenna's - Bottle Cap jewelry/cadet hats. Neat stuff #artfire #handmade http://bit.ly/37AVX
19:26:30: Whoa! I sold my chainmaille hat band! I've got a strong nibble at least. #artfire #chainmaille


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12.14.2010

From Twitter 12-13-2010



09:57:15: Artfire Spotlight Shop: Mad Moravian - Handmade pens, bottle stoppers, chainmaille jewelry and other odd bits #artfire http://bit.ly/g00Ksm
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12.13.2010

Weekend update

Friday

Aikido

Saturday

Blueberry muffins
Pick up a load of mulch and dropepd some off at K's and at J's.  Used the rest around the plants in our "orchard" at home
Some work in the shop on Sean's commission
Aikido
Dinner at Durango's

Sunday

Artfire publicity
In the shop working on Sean's commission
Football
Dinner with the in-laws
Football

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 12/11/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, and Troy

Ukemi: 

Light warm-up.

The Walk:

not today

Releases:

Not today

Techniques:

We worked with Troy on getting ready for his 3rd brown demonstration.  He went through 1-10 on both side with Trey.  He did quite well.  some tweak, but not major issues.

Worked with Trey on Owaza Ju Pon - left-sided.  We never do Owaza on the left side, but Trey got a bee in his bonnet and spent some time on it.

I got to run through Koryu Dai San no Kata (8 kneeling and 8 standing).  I did ok.  I fogrot the sequence of techniques and missed some items on a number of them, but overall it was ok.

We then worked with Trey on the 8 kneeling of Koryu Dai San no Kata.  He did pretty well.

Aftermath: None of note

From Twitter 12-12-2010



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10:55:02: Artfire - Crazy Train - MY ELEGANT MUSE - http://ow.ly/3nRDx - fabulous period garb #artfire #hadnmade
12:00:15: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
16:25:04: Artfire Featured Shop - Chi Chi Chick - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE a different special each day until the 12th - http://ow.ly/3kar9 #artfire


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12.12.2010

From Twitter 12-11-2010



13:55:46: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
14:34:36: Artfire Spotlight Shop: Mad Moravian - Handmade pens, bottle stoppers, chainmaille jewelry and other odd bits #artfire http://bit.ly/g00Ksm
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12.11.2010

From Twitter 12-10-2010



09:58:14: Artfire Spotlight Shop: Mad Moravian - Handmade pens, bottle stoppers, chainmaille jewelry and other odd bits #artfire http://bit.ly/g00Ksm
12:03:25: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
12:50:47: 15% off all items in my shop through the 19th of Dec. Use FINALLY15 as a coupon code on checkout. #handmade #artfire http://ow.ly/3ngOr
16:20:09: Artfire Featured Shop - Chi Chi Chick - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE a different special each day until the 12th - http://ow.ly/3kapJ #artfire
23:43:04: Won a nook at company Xmas party! To keep or not?


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12.10.2010

From Twitter 12-09-2010



13:35:35: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
16:20:07: Artfire Featured Shop - Chi Chi Chick - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE a different special each day until the 12th - http://ow.ly/3kap0 #artfire
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12.09.2010

From Twitter 12-08-2010



09:57:28: Artfire Spotlight Shop: Mad Moravian - Handmade pens, bottle stoppers, chainmaille jewelry and other odd bits #artfire http://bit.ly/g00Ksm
11:59:33: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
16:20:17: Artfire Featured Shop - Chi Chi Chick - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE a different special each day until the 12th - http://ow.ly/3kaoq #artfire


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12.08.2010

From Twitter 12-07-2010



12:52:07: El Grande Rollerball in Box Elder Burl - my item of the week in artfire - reply to me for a 10% off coupon - http://bit.ly/cw3Tq2
16:20:18: Artfire Featured Shop - Chi Chi Chick - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE a different special each day until the 12th - http://ow.ly/3kanU #artfire
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12.07.2010

From Twitter 12-06-2010



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12.06.2010

Slightly humorous Spam email

I received a slightly humorous spam email in my junk box this afternoon.  They claim to not be spam and to not be an automated email, but they are both.  I'm including the email below, with the bits that might generate more traffic to the sites for which they wanted more traffic altered.

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If you are interested, please send me the following details of your site:

TITLE: 
URL: [ They had the url of my site in the subject line of the email, were they too lazy to put it here]

I'll add your link as soon as possible, in the next 24 hours. As soon as it's ready, I'll send you a confirmation email along with the information (TITLE and URL) regarding my site to be placed at yours.


I hope you have a nice day and thank you for your time.


Kindest regards,




PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SPAM OR AUTOMATED EMAIL, IT'S ONLY A REQUEST FOR A LINK EXCHANGE. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS NOT BEEN ADDED TO ANY LISTS, AND YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED AGAIN. IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T CONTACT YOU AGAIN, PLEASE FILL IN THE FOLLOWING FORM: emailsnomore(dot)com ; PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR CONTACTING YOU.

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Now, it's not a hilarious email, but it struck me funny for some reason.

Weekend update

Friday

Aikido

Saturday

Blueberry muffins
Aikido
Dinner at Durango's
D&D at RoHo's
Tim Burton's Alice on DVD

Sunday

In the shop working on a pen commission
"A Christmas Carol" downtown at the Alley with K and our moms
Football

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 12/04/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, Brad, and Da

Ukemi:  Light warm-up, watched over Dan

The Walk: twice

Releases:

Worked with Dan for quite a while.  Worked on getting his weight neutral compared to a little front-heavy.  The goal was to get his back foot to stop moving first.  It will improve his timing.


Techniques:

I worked with Dan on Shomen-ate left and right sided.  Moer time was spent on the right and he made some good progress.  We spent a lot of time on the footwork for the left-sided technique.

Aftermath: None of note

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From Twitter 12-05-2010



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12.05.2010

From Twitter 12-04-2010



08:50:03: Artfire Featured Shop - Virginia Beach Quilter. See the fun and fabulous quilts she makes and customizes: http://ow.ly/3goYe
16:34:16: Item of the Week - a bottle stopper turned out of Padauk. This is my favorite of all the stoppers I've turned http://bit.ly/37AVX #artfire
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12.04.2010

Aikido Friday Night - 12/03/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, Sal, and Dan.

Ukemi:  Full ukemi, no big falls.  Watched over Dan

The Walk: Not tonight

Releases: Not tonight

Techniques:

I spent the evening working with Sal on 1-5.  We made it through 1-3 fairly quickly and then stalled on Gedan-ate and Ushiro-ate.  We spent 30 minutes on those two techniques but did not get to a great resolution on them. 

We're trying to get Sal ready for his green belt test before the end of the year.  We've got a few more weeks to do it.  I hope he makes it to more training nights.

Aftermath: I think I've sprained my wrist again and I have no idea how it happened.  It was iffy before this training session.

From Twitter 12-03-2010



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12.03.2010

I Has A Hot Dog

I love this pic from ihasahotdog:

funny dog pictures-Basement Cat, mistaking a black Lab for a Hell Hound, discovers it is difficult to subvert a mind  that is full of: "I'm a good dog."
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Aikido Thursday Night - 12/02/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, and Trey.


Techniques:

We worked on the sword takeaway techniques of, I think, San Kata.

1st :

Sword strike is an overhead strike.  Tori counters with a right goblet step while accentuating uke's body drop by using the edge of the hand on uke's left arm.  Continue the movement of the arm down to the sword hilt, grabbing the hilt and continuing uke's off-balance until he has to take a roll-out.

2nd

Sword strike is a yokomen from uke's left cutting tori from tori's right side to left.  Tori counters with a left goblet step, catching uke's right arm for Oshi Taoshi (left hand on the elbow, right hand on the sword hilt).  Tori follows through over uke's fourth toe causing uke to take the fall while leaving the sword in tori's right hand.

3rd


Sword strike is a yokomen from uke's right cutting tori from tori's left side to right.  Tori counters with a right goblet step, catching uke's hands with his.  Tori then executes a hip switch, steps through with the left foot, executes another hip switch and then throws uke with Shihonage while retaining control of the sword.

4th

Sword strike is a straight thrust to tori's gut.  Tori counters with a goblet step to the left, extending uke's body drop with the edge of his left hand.  Tori then allows uke to rise and, on uke's way up, rotates counterclockwise to enter with aikinage and then continues on past uke.  This technique is not a sword takeaway.


Aftermath: None of note.

From Twitter 12-02-2010



08:50:04: Artfire Featured Shop - Virginia Beach Quilter. See the fun and fabulous quilts she makes and customizes: http://ow.ly/3goXG #artfire
16:34:00: Item of the Week - a bottle stopper turned out of Padauk. This is my favorite of all the stoppers I've turned http://bit.ly/37AVX #artfire
18:02:32: Jack got bit by another dog while on a walk yesterday. Drew blood and caused a limp, but no real damage. He's on antibiotics just in case.
21:46:38: VaBeachQuilterDeStash - this week's Spotlight shop - all sorts of fabrics for the quilter in your life - http://bit.ly/gs1Uph


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12.02.2010

From Twitter 12-01-2010



08:50:06: Artfire Featured Shop - Virginia Beach Quilter. See the fun and fabulous quilts she makes and customizes: http://ow.ly/3goXf #artfire
17:34:55: Starry Home Crafts - Artfire Spotlight shop - a fabric smorgasbord http://bit.ly/a1B8Tc #artfire
18:03:19: Item of the Week - a bottle stopper turned out of Padauk. This is my favorite of all the stoppers I've turned http://bit.ly/37AVX #artfire
22:13:45: VaBeachQuilterDeStash - this week's Spotlight shop - all sorts of fabrics for the quilter in your life - http://bit.ly/gs1Uph


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12.01.2010

At the Movies: Burlesque

Burlesque : 3


A girl leaves rural Iowa to try to make it big in Los Angeles.  After trying out for a number of auditions, she makes her way to a Burlesque theater.  She eventually gets a change at the theater to show off her dancing and singing.

I went to the movie hoping for a Christina Aquilera concert and got a decent story in addition.  There are a number of plot holes and some scenes with no reason behind them, but I enjoyed the movie.

At the Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1:4 (almost a 3, but I'd be willing to see it again)

The next to last installment of the Harry Potter franchise, seen in the theater on Thanksgiving weekend.  Saw it with K. and enjoyed it fairly well.  They left off some explanation of what the Horcruxes are that I thought would have been helpful.  They did a good job with the relationships between Ron, Hermione, and Harry.

The ending credits were the most disappointing of any of the HP films.

From Twitter 11-30-2010



08:50:15: Artfire Featured Shop - Virginia Beach Quilter. See the fun and fabulous quilts she makes and customizes: http://ow.ly/3goX3 #artfire
16:34:46: Item of the Week - a bottle stopper turned out of Padauk. This is my favorite of all the stoppers I've turned http://bit.ly/37AVX #artfire
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11.30.2010

From Twitter 11-29-2010



03:41:42: Starry Home Crafts - Artfire Spotlight shop - a fabric smorgasbord http://bit.ly/a1B8Tc #artfire
08:45:13: Artfire Featured Shop - Virginia Beach Quilter. See the fun and fabulous quilts she makes and customizes: http://ow.ly/3goWA #artfire
16:32:51: Item of the Week - a bottle stopper turned out of Padauk. This is my favorite of all the stoppers I've turned http://bit.ly/37AVX #artfire
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11.29.2010

Weekend update

Thursday

Up early to bake pies
Off to mom's for the meal
Back home for the A&M-tu game on TV

Friday

Into the shop to work on Sean's commission (it's getting closer)
Aikido
Off to the movies for Harry Potter

Saturday

Into the shop to work on Sean's commission
Aikido
Dinner with K. and K.
Off to the movies for "Burlesque"

Sunday

Slept in

Into the shop to work on Sean's commission
Football

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 11/27/10

Aikidoka:  Bradn, Dan and Lam (a new student).

Ukemi:  Light warm-up, watched over Dan


The Walk: twice

Releases:

Watched over Brad and Dan and then did some work on the chains or Ki Harry


Techniques:

Dan and Brad both did Shomen-ate with me for a bit.  We then worked with Brad on 6-10.  He'd seen and really worked on 6-9 previously, but had not worked on Waki gatame.  So, a good amount of time was spent on this technique.

Dan spent some time as uke for most of the techniques, learning to feel the arm barss, etc.

Aftermath: None of note

Aikido Friday Afternoon - 11/26/10

Aikidoka:  Trey, Troy, and Dan. Due to the holiday weekend, we changed up our schedule to go in the afternoon instead of the evening.

Ukemi:  Light warm-up, watched over Dan

The Walk: twice

Releases: did some work on the chains or Ki Harry

Techniques:

We did some work on Merritt Stevens (sp?) defenses and contact-to-cuffs in 6 seconds situations.

Aftermath: None of note

Artfire: Featured Shop: vabeachquilter

Kim does amazing work with fabrics.  Here are just a couple of my favorites from her shop:

From Twitter 11-28-2010



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11.28.2010

From Twitter 11-27-2010



16:51:10: Starry Home Crafts - Artfire Spotlight shop - a fabric smorgasbord http://bit.ly/a1B8Tc #artfire
16:55:03: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3dirz #artfire
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11.27.2010

Central Texas BBQ Tour: Sunday

Up early for the trip home.  Another nice day for a drive and an uneventful trip home.

Central Texas BBQ Tour: Saturday

Up early for the final BBQ stop of the tour.  Snow's, in Lexington, is open only one day a week and they usually sell out by noon.  We decided to have BBQ for breakfast.  We got there about 7:30 and were one of the first folks there.  We sat around in the car (it was a bit chilly) until more folks arrived and it looked like they serving.  Once again, not terribly great BBQ.  I forgot to take a picture here, unfortunately.

Sauce : 2
Brisket : 3
Sausage : 2
Chicken : 3
Pork ribs : 1

We had a little adventure on the way back.  We were driving back to Austin on the way through Elgin and saw a state trooper on the side of the road with his lights flashing.  I tried to pull out of the lane nearest to him, but couldn't.  I slowed down some, but not enough apparently.  Shortly after passing him (and the County sheriff vehicle that was next to him), I saw some flashing lights in my rearview mirror.  I pulled over and had a conversation with the trooper.

Apparently, I was supposed to slow down to 30 mph from 50 mph when passing a scene with flashing lights.

About this time, I see the County sheriff vehicle flash by us and pull over another vehicle.  It appears they had this nice little gig set up for the morning where they would leapfrog each other getting cars who didn't know to slow down enough.

Luckily, I've not received a citation in about 25 years, so the trooper let me off with a warning.  We made it back to Austin without further incident.

We had a couple of hours of downtime and then met up with a good friend to watch the A&M-Oklahoma game at a Pluckers restaurant.  We had a great time and the game turned out the way we wanted it to.

Central Texas BBQ Tour: Friday

Got up early and went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast.  A hotel is a hotel, generally, but this place had one of the better buffets for breakfast.  They had actual hash browns instead of home fries.  That was a major plus.

Out on the road again to get to Lost Maples State Natural Area.  En route to the park, we travelled some minor roads and we travelled on a nice one, my favorite in Texas so far: FM 337.  It was twisty and turny and scenic.  It even had portions that had a warning sign for twisty roads with a speed limit of 15 mph.  They meant it, too.

The fall is when the LMSNA has all of their maples changing colors and they were reporting a great bunch of color.  We got there nice and early and were able to easily find a parking spot and get walking.  It turned out to be a great day for being in the park, but I was underwhelmed by the amount of color in the park.  There were some individual spots of color, but no major concentrations.




We spent a good portion of the morning at the park and then headed to Austin.  Another nice drive through Hunt and Ingram and a number of other small towns.  It looks like most of them survive because of folks coming to ride the rivers during the summer.

We made it to Austin in good time and got ready for our night on the town.  We went to Cuero's for dinner and then off to a Lyle Lovett concert nearby.  K. and I both thought the other was interested in seeing him but, in reality, neither of us was.  So, we went to the concert and had a decent time, but not enough to stick around for the entire thing.  The Paramount theater (where the concert was held) was cramped, folks were constantly going to and from the bar and the acoustics were unpleasant.  We left after about two hours, and headed back to the hotel.

Central Texas BBQ Tour: Thursday

K. and I decided to take our first > 1 day vacation since the dogs came into our life. Our goal was to hit 4 of the 5 top BBQ joints in Texas as determined by texas Monthly magazine. We also wanted to visit Lost Maples State Natural Area. We decided to fill in the extra time with a concert and a cooking class.

Thursday was the first day of the trip and we got off to an early start, around 6:30 a.m. We had a rental car, so we didn't hit the Tollway, but instead took Highway 6 around town to 90A and headed west.

At some point during that time, a customer from work called, so I had to spend a little time answering their question. After that, it was smooth sailing all the way to Shiner. We stopped there just to take a look at the brewery. We'd taken the tour a number of years ago and didn't want to go through it again. But, we did sample the free beer.

The next stop was Luling, for the City Market and the first stop on the BBQ tour. Luling is in the middle of central Texas oil fields and there werea good number of roughnecks eating there. The BBQ was not that great





Our rating system for this trip: 1 is the best and 5 is the worst


Sauce : 4
Brisket : 4
Sausage : 3
Pork ribs : 2


We stopped at a pottery place in town on the way out and picked up a dish to use for making deeper pies. I hope to try it out soon.

Next stop: Smitty's in Lockhart. Once again, a disappointment






Brisket : 3
Sausage : 4
Pork ribs : 2
Beans: 5



We wandered around town for a bit after the sampling, as the next stop was in the same town: Kreuz. Another blah meal.



Brisket : 3
Sausage : 4
Pork ribs : 2




From there we headed on to Kerrville where we had reservations for the night.  We stayed at Y.O. Ranch Hotel in the middle of town.

From Twitter 11-26-2010



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11.26.2010

From Twitter 11-25-2010



16:42:37: Starry Home Crafts - Artfire Spotlight shop - a fabric smorgasbord http://bit.ly/a1B8Tc #artfire
16:50:03: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3dioW #artfire
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11.25.2010

From Twitter 11-24-2010



16:50:04: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3diom #artfire
20:00:16: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/3ceUq
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11.24.2010

From Twitter 11-23-2010



16:50:04: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3dinq #artfire
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22:05:12: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj


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11.23.2010

From Twitter 11-22-2010



16:50:06: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3din3 #artfire
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20:35:18: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj


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11.22.2010

Artfire: Featured Shop: A Green Dress

She does a lot of upcycling of items. Give her a look and see what she's got







From Twitter 11-21-2010



16:40:16: A Green Dress - Artfire Featured Shop. Fabric, patterns, dresses and more! Go take a gander! http://ow.ly/3dipi #artfire
19:42:11: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj
20:00:09: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/3ceTX
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11.21.2010

From Twitter 11-20-2010



17:40:03: New to my artfire shop: Cigar style pen in Green Maple Burl. It makes me think of detective novels when I look at it. http://ow.ly/39AOr
19:15:19: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj
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11.20.2010

From Twitter 11-19-2010



19:39:12: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj
20:25:02: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/3ceTm
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11.19.2010

From Twitter 11-18-2010



18:59:45: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj
20:45:04: Jewelz Creatives Artfire Featured Shop. Dog and Cat toys galore! With, and without, catnip. http://ow.ly/39AVx #artfire


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11.18.2010

From Twitter 11-17-2010



17:40:06: New to my artfire shop: Cigar style pen in Green Maple Burl. It makes me think of detective novels when I look at it. http://ow.ly/39AOi
19:00:15: A third collection of crafts from artisans on the artfire Crazy Train: http://ow.ly/3ag6q #artfire #handmade
19:02:15: Artfire: Spotlight shop: Designed By Audrey: jewelry, keychains, bookmarks and more! http://bit.ly/9q4Fqj
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11.17.2010

From Twitter 11-16-2010



11:15:12: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35Jzh #artfire #handmade
18:55:03: A second collection of crafts from artisans on the artfire Crazy Train: http://ow.ly/3ag5B #artfire #handmade


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11.16.2010

Artfire: Featured Shop: Jewelz Creatives

She has a lot of fun with fabirc and catnip, catnip that she grows herself. Take a look at some of these fabulous creations!







From Twitter 11-15-2010



11:15:13: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35JyX #artfire #handmade
18:44:59: A great collection of crafts from artisans on the Artfire Crazy Train: http://ow.ly/3ag2X #artfire
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11.15.2010

From Twitter 11-14-2010



01:41:40: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf
08:25:03: Aussen Wolf Designs Artfire Featured Shop. Fab jewelry and one that my wife might get for Xmas is in there! #artfire http://ow.ly/35JG5
11:15:03: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35JyF #artfire #handmade
18:53:36: Back from weekend Bar-B-Cue tour and Lost Maples State Natural Area vacation. Disappointing bar-b-cue, but worth it for the adventure.
19:35:02: New to my artfire shop: Cigar style pen in Green Maple Burl. It makes me think of detective novels when I look at it. http://ow.ly/39AMK
19:45:02: Jewelz Creatives Artfire Featured Shop. Dog and Cat toys galore! With, and without, catnip. http://ow.ly/39ATv #artfire
22:03:53: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf


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11.14.2010

Unidentified Bird from Lost Maples

We saw this bird while in Lost Maples state Natural Area.  *I* can't match it to any of the bird they say you'll see there.  Anyone got any ideas?

From Twitter 11-13-2010



01:41:37: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf
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11.13.2010

From Twitter 11-12-2010



08:20:06: Aussen Wolf Designs Artfire Featured Shop. Fab jewelry and one that my wife might get for Xmas is in there! #artfire http://ow.ly/35JEK
11:15:13: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35JxZ #artfire #handmade


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11.12.2010

From Twitter 11-11-2010



00:02:38: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf
08:20:04: Aussen Wolf Designs Artfire Featured Shop. Fab jewelry and one that my wife might get for Xmas is in there! #artfire http://ow.ly/35JEa
11:15:35: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35JxB #artfire #handmade
23:19:57: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf


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11.11.2010

From Twitter 11-10-2010



11:15:11: Spotlight shop on artfire: A Green Dress. Fabulous stuff out of reclaimed fabrics. http://ow.ly/35Jwg #artfire #handmade
18:55:09: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fHv
21:23:22: But will he write back? He only writes me when he needs new glasses. RT @chris_roberson: Hey, did you hear? I'm writing SUPERMAN.


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11.10.2010

Artfire: recent additions to my shop

I managed to squeeze in some time to work on some pens while working on a project for my cousin.  Here are the newest pens from my lathe.












From Twitter 11-09-2010



08:20:06: Aussen Wolf Designs Artfire Featured Shop. Fab jewelry and one that my wife might get for Xmas is in there! #artfire http://ow.ly/35JDo
18:50:04: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fHl
20:38:35: New to my shop: Baron Rollerball in Bee's Wing Narra with Sterling Silver hardware: http://bit.ly/37AVX #texasartfire #artfire
20:51:39: Lost an email that was an invitation to a convention. *woe* Read it through webmail and got home and it got put into trash. And it's gone
22:28:36: New to my shop: El Grande Ballpoint in Green Maple Burl. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://bit.ly/cbLVHf


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11.09.2010

From Twitter 11-08-2010



08:20:09: Aussen Wolf Designs Artfire Featured Shop. Fab jewelry and one that my wife might get for Xmas is in there! #artfire http://ow.ly/35JCR
18:50:06: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fHc


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11.08.2010

Artfire: Featured Shop: Aussen Wolf Designs

She designs jewelry for the Alpha Woman, but she also has some designs for the Male Wolves on the prowl.  Gorgeous stuff and there's even a piece I'm thinking of for my K.  in her shop.  No, I'm not going to mention which one it is.  No telling who reads this blog.




















Weekend update

Fri

Aikido

Sat

Blueberry muffins
Culled weed trees from the hedge and dropped them off at Fall Haul-A-Day
Working on Sean's commission and some pens
Aikido
Dinner at Durango's
Gaming

Sun

Fall back one hour

Working on Sean's commission and some pens
Grilled out steaks for lunch
Walk with the dogs
Baked a pecan pie

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 11/06/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Brad, and Dan.

Ukemi:  Caution on the left side, but the full complement

The Walk: twice

Releases: watched Dan and Brad

Techniques:

Dan and Brad worked on Shomen-ate.

Aftermath:  None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 11/05/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, Troy, Sal, and Dan. 

Ukemi:  Did all rolls, regretted it a bit when I did left-side and staying down as it impacted my black and blue pinky toe.

The Walk: twice

Releases: watching over Sal and Dan

Techniques:

Sal and Dan worked on Shomen-ate

Aftermath: None of note

Aikido Thursday Night - 11/04/10

Aikidoka:  Tim, Trey, and Troy.


Techniques:

We worked on some of the techniques in Koryu Dai Ni and, I think, Go Kata.  They're interesting techniques that seem to concentrate on off-balances at 45 degrees to uke's feet.  Some of the techniques were responses to being escorted from a club by a bouncer.

Aftermath: None of note.

From Twitter 11-07-2010



10:15:05: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328Ch
10:25:04: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328K1
18:50:03: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fH4


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11.07.2010

From Twitter 11-06-2010



09:15:05: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328C3
09:25:03: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328Jn
13:00:21: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fGI


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11.06.2010

From Twitter 11-05-2010



09:15:13: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328BT
09:25:08: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328Ir
16:20:06: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/328Eb
17:50:05: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fFV


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11.05.2010

From Twitter 11-04-2010



09:15:37: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328BH
09:25:22: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328HU
17:50:05: Artfire: Spotlight Shop: Jewelry By Andrea inspired by countries and cultures from around the world. http://ow.ly/32fFL


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11.04.2010

From Twitter 11-03-2010



09:15:08: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328AA
09:25:04: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328Hy
10:05:12: Aussen Wolf Designs - this week's spotlight shop. Lots of jewelry to howl at. http://ow.ly/2Ytyb
16:20:07: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/328DL


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11.03.2010

From Twitter 11-02-2010



09:15:10: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328A7
09:20:10: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328Gy
10:05:11: Aussen Wolf Designs - this week's spotlight shop. Lots of jewelry to howl at. http://ow.ly/2YtxN


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11.02.2010

From Twitter 11-01-2010



09:15:07: Tabuti Bottle Stopper, my item of the week: http://ow.ly/328z7
09:20:11: Featured Shop: Designed by Audrey. A wide variety of jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks. http://ow.ly/328FK
10:05:17: Aussen Wolf Designs - this week's spotlight shop. Lots of jewelry to howl at. http://ow.ly/2YtxA
15:20:11: Silver Alert for Santa! He's missing on Artfire and there's a big reward!! More info here: http://ow.ly/328CZ


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11.01.2010

Artfire: Featured Shop: Designed By Audrey

The next scheduled featured shop is Jewelry by Andrea. She says: "While making jewelry is a relatively new avenue of artistic expression for me, my passion is singing and gardening."


She's got some really nice, substantial jewelry.