Saturday, September 30, 2006

Flat as a pancake

No not physically...but mentally. After the initial excitement of getting a job interview Im now beginning to panic about it. How will I cope, what am I going to wear, what if I have a panic attack at the interview, could I do the job anyway? Argh, I hate my head.

Thanks for all your lovely comments though, its amazing anyone wants to read my drivel at all!

At least its a lovely sunny day, Im going to try and distract myself from all this negative stuff and do something a bit more interesting.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Exciting news and I've been Tagged

My exciting news is........................ Ive got an interview for the job I applied for! Whoohooo! Im dead chuffed, and fairly nervous already but its good to know Ive got this far. Of course I want the job but Im going to try not to set my sights too high just for the moment. And of course I need to interview them to see if theyre the kind of place I want to work too ; ) Its not for ages yet but I'm sure I'll keep you up to date on my nervousness-ometer!

Ok so its not earth shatteringly exciting like winning the lottery or finding those beautiful papers you forgot you bought, but its big for me so Im going to shout about it.

Ive been pondering these questions from Maggie...

1. Which famous person would you most like to know you descended from?

I think I'd like to be descended from Charles Rennie Mackintosh or William Morris. Both were inspirational designers and craftspeople and it'd be nice to know I got some crafty genes from someone who inspires me with work that still looks fresh today

2. Which famous person would you hate to learn you are descended from?

Saffa's already said George W Bush and I have to agree, that would be awful

3. If you could be an ancestor to any famous living person who would it be and why?

Phillipe Stark. It'd be great if he was my uncle and I could pop round and see his studio and the projects he's working on and chat about it. Maybe some of his product design flair would rub off on me, or at least I could get some of his furniture as a freebie!

4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor who would it be and why?

It would have to be my Great Grandad, My dad's mum's dad, who lived in Aberdeen. I'd like to see what living in a place I lived for years was like more than 100 years ago

5. Tag 5 others
Rachel B

Update of this last week

Well my daily posting didn't last long did it! Here's why...

I had a great weekend last weekend but it left me so tired and worn out. On friday we (me and my OH) went up to Aberdeen for a friends birthday night out. I made her a notebook with her name on it and she loved it! (forgot to take a photo -Doh!) It was great fun and I opted to drive so I had a great excuse not to be pestered into drinking. I know it sounds really dull but it just doesn't agree with me and Im much happier with my Orange Juice and lemonade. Then, well past my usual bedtime, we went to a nightclub. Now I haven't been to a nightclub for years and years but still managed to bump into folk I knew, some of them were a little worse for wear though. It was great to be out and have a dance and it was lovely being out in places with the smoking ban. Its the first time Ive been out since it was introduced and its so clean. The only drawback is that half the place is stood on the street chatting and smoking and inside you can smell the sweaty students BO ewwwwww.

Anyway I can't keep up these days and was so knackered the next day, (Clubs are open til 3am now!) but at least I didn't have a hangover like everyone else. *smug*

On Saturday in the day I went and found the paper mill place in Aberdeen, Yum yum, lots of lovely boxes of shimmery card and paper and a better selection than the paper mill shop in tillycoutry.

Saturday evening was catching up with a friend who's over from France then Sunday was getting the house tidy cause my Dad and Stepmum were coming to stay on monday for the night.

Luckily that all passed without any events, arguments or even dissagreements. A big PHEW!

Then I was busy with work so that my dear blog readers bring us up to date to this morning. May I be excused for missing a whole week in blogland please?

I have been tagged by Maggie
and have some other exciting news but I shall do that in another post later. Nothing like a bit of suspense eh, teehee.

Over and out!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Not a lot to say

Well today I didn't achieve half the things I hoped I would and just got boring stuff done, but hey-ho, thats the way it goes sometimes. Theres been a big competition announcement on Carolyns today though which is inspiring. It'll be a great excuse to do some crafting just for me and not think about selling it or teaching the techniques. Totally indulgent crafting and I need to set time aside for that to keep myself (relatively) sane!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A great day

Today I tought my first ever pottery class and after being quite nervous about it, it went really well. There was lots of mess, which is just how it should be when you're throwing on the wheel, and everyone who came along seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. So same again next week. I already tutor other crafts but pottery was a first and although Ive done pottery as part of my design and Craft degree Im no professional potter. Still, this class is about having fun first and if you make something thats a bonus. Lots of smiles all round and plenty of references to Ghost and the Generation Game, hehe!

Crafts are a fantastic thing. When I see someone make something they never thought they could, it gives me a real feeling of satisfaction. I really love being a craft tutor, sharing crafts with other people and encouraging them to have a go. Then when they do better than they thought they would they're so proud and its priceless. Oh Im gushing, how embarassing! Well at least I love my job now, theres been plenty I haven't.

Anyway, I think today is the day to go public and share my blog with the world, you never know, I might even get some pics to show you tomorrow, thats if I can figure out how to do it... don't hold your breath!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

To get me going

Im going to do this list which Ive seen over on Jane and Lythan's Blogs. Hmm, now how do I do a link *scratches head* I'll have to figue that out later... Yay I did it!

Anyway, the ones Ive done are in bold :)

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula - No way
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris - No but my friends are getting married in france next year so I might soon
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
14. Seen the Northern Lights They were so fantastic, really magical
15. Gone to a huge sports game.
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg.
19. Slept under the stars.
20. Changed a baby's nappy.
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity.
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen an eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run.
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states.
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends.
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales.
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs - I will never be organised like that, I just do the same thing I do with books, go by the colour of the spine
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke only under duress
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers - nope!
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight Aaah the joys of screaming"Yay a 20!" at the top of my voice
72. Gotten married.
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch.
78. Won first prize in a costume contest. And I still love fancy dress!
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice. On honeymoon when I GOT married. Aaaah
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River - No but I built a raft out of logs and plastic cannisters at the guides
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand.
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship- A ferry :)
95. Spoken more than one language fluently I used to speak Welsh fluently when I was 10, I can only remember a few words now though
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children- No but Ive raised cats
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over If the country counts then yes!
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking.
103. Had plastic surgery.
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray (yeah right Duh!)
110. Broken someone’s heart
111.Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced Belly button... twice :D
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse yes but not for aaageeess
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet - see taratula and stingray, its just not a good idea.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed.
132. Petted a cockroach eeeeeeeeewwwww!
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating fresh mackarel yummy
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair - but only henna, Im scared of the chemicals in hair dye
147. Been a DJ (No but my Boyfriend was when I met him)
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Hello, good morning and welcome my world! Nothing much to say as I am technobabbled by bloggers options. As soon as I get to know it though, I'll be back.