Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 297

I got a lot done today. The Pet Fair poster is not only finished, it has already been approved. Most of the websites I manage are finally up-to-date again. I even found time to write some testimonial quotes for the Paypal folks. The office still looks like it received a direct hit from a passing tornado, but I'm getting used to that. It would be nice if I had a tidy office and a tidy life, but I can barely keep up with everything as it is.

I did find time to go to the reception for my architecture school classmates after work. I don't know why I bothered though. What's the point in going to a cocktail party when you can't drink? It's depressing to have a glass of bottled water in your hand when everyone else is drinking wine. I did manage to say hello to a few of my old classmates, but there weren't that many people I knew at the party. Events like these used to draw a big crowd when we were all just out of school, but nobody has the time anymore. I still go to just about anything I'm invited to however. What the hell. I talk to dogs all day. It's nice to have an opportunity to talk to people occasionally.

When I stopped at Central Market on the way home to pick up dinner, I had another chance to talk to someone I knew. Terri Stone, my sculptor friend, was right ahead of me in line at the deli counter. Terri reminded me that she was on the Fall studio tour this year and I promised that I'd stop by and see her new work next week. I have a couple of Terri's steel sculptures in my back yard, but I doubt that I could afford her work anymore. I'm glad her sculpture has gotten pricey though. It's not easy making your living as a fine artist and it's always nice to see someone succeed.

Since Halloween is only a few weeks away I thought I'd show you guys some Dalmatians in costumes. Today, we have Dot as Cruella de Vil.

Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day


  1. I'm a frequent reader of your blog and most of the time your posts amuse me. I wonder if you have a wife so that someone will at least tidy up your office and your life, and also I wonder how many watches do you own?
    Well, those questions linger in my mind every time I pass by.. have a nice day!

  2. John: The watch caught my eye. I removed a very expensive watch from my wrist in 1987, and I gave it away. I vowed never again to wear one. My life has changed for the better in so many ways. The watch caught my eye because I don't believe in time.

  3. Dot doesn't look nearly cruel enough for Cruella, but the irony is great.

  4. Wow! Lots of questions today. This is starting to feel like a real blog now.

    In our house, the person that makes the mess is responsible for cleaning it up. That would generally be me.

    I really don't know how many watches I have. I thought I'd have run out by now, but there are still watches I haven't photographed yet. I used to buy boxes of watches by the pound at estate sales, or from watch repair shops that were going out of business. A lot of these watches were absolute rubbish, but it is still fun to dig through all the junk in search of stray treasures.

  5. Are those watches still working? hehehe just asking :p

  6. Actually, most of the watches are still working.

    The time shown on each watch shows when I took the photo. Usually it is just before I start to write my blog post.

    I don't have time to replace the batteries in all the quartz and tuning fork watches anymore. I'll just put a battery in when I feel like wearing it or it becomes a "watch of the day."