Saturday, October 28, 2006

I'm exhausted from a killer week, so I'm going to unwind with this pitifully disjointed post.

I just did a mud mask (smells heavenly) from I Coloniali which is an Italian company. I was thinking what a grand age we live in when we can smear mud from an Italian pigsty on our pampered pusses. Ain't that special?

I'm reading "The Bohemian Manifesto" which has been most enlightening. I have learned that I'm not a slob - I'm a bohemian. When people come to my home, if I say something about sorry I've left things in such a mess, I've often been told what an interesting mess I have. I get obsessed with weird things for a bit and then I move on to the next weird thing that strikes my fancy. I know I mentioned my barf bag collection, and the Aeroflot barfbag is the crown jewel. I know: you envy me.

One of these days I'm going to weed my stockpiles out and sell a lot of 150 snow domes on ebay. Someday. Anyone here collect plastic mid-century Santa crap?

I'm working on a charm design I'm SO excited about. I'll put some on here once I've finished some. I love fabricating and soldering precious metals and making something, but it's also nerve-wracking business. I'm using chip solder which is 65% sterling silver and these little chips that are less than 1mm wide, so they are hard as the dickens to pick up and even harder to put precisely where you want them to go. I'm hopeful that the more I do this, the easier it will become.

Finally, I was showing someone an apartment this week, and one unit was a long space with just two windows at one end, thus it had a much lower price per square foot than our typical apartment. I asked the woman what she thought about it, and she said it made her feel confined and that she kept expecting the commissary to come by. I asked what that was, and she said when you're in jail the commissary comes by every day.

Oh, ok.

I mean, how do you respond to that? I can only imagine what a spectrum of thoughts washed through my countenance at that moment - my mom always said I couldn't hide what I was thinking. eek.

Have a good weekend. Stay off bike paths in cars. Remember to take time to love up on your housepets.

Oh - And one more thing - Over at This and That Frog Hair, lilfeathers pointed to a great blog called Iraq The Model with a terrific post on big-picture thinking from yesterday by an Iraqi living in Iraq. Very interesting reading.


lilfeathers2000 said...

Have a God Blessed Weekend and stay warm.

Anonymous said...'re not supposed to put the mud on your puss!

Your response to the commissary lady should have been, "OH MY sure does! What were you in for?"

My house pets have been loved-upon.

Twisted Lady said...

And you KNOW I want to see the charm design.

In fact, I want to see ALL of your creations. You must put a blog together...

BTW, I kept meaning to say (for like, a year!) thanks for the photography cube idea you reccomended a LONG time ago, it works fab.

phlegmfatale said...

lilfeathers - Thanks so much, hon - and you too! I got a good night of sleep at last and I feel much better this morning.

tony - well, it WAS a face-mask! *L* it's pink, too, and my skin feels so much softer now. I wish I'd been quick-witted enough to think of that response with the prison-girl, but I was just so boggled by it!

blogwhore- Yup - I'll post it. Yeah, I've been thinking about that - putting together a blog with jewelry for sale - actually, I've thought of it for years, but I'm a slow starter! OH, and you are SO welcome about the light cube - it makes a huge difference, doesn't it? Well done, you!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh my. Did jail-girl end up renting the apartment?

Zelda said...

I have taken to referring to myself as eccentric. I don't know that crumbs on my floor count towards eccentricity, but it might help if I said that their presence is due to my extreme dislike of the loud noise the vacuum makes.

I'm going to stick with that one, at any rate.

LJ said...

In case there is a next time, suggested answer: "Here we charge extra for the commissary to come by."

Anonymous said...

Is she planning to pay the rent with candy bars and cartons of cigarettes?

Anonymous said...

I too have a collection of barf bags. Got any spares to swap?


phlegmfatale said...

barbara - thank goodness she didn't apply, it's hard for me to justify renting an apartment out to felons.

zelda - works for me. In that case, I, too, am eccentric. Vive l'eccentricite!

lj - That's an excellent response - again, I wish I had thought of it at the time.

hammer - either that or perhaps she was planning on coming to some sort of arrangement. Perhaps I could be her next baby daddy.

steve - OOH, fellow kook! Welcome to my blog. "air sickness bag" sounds so, well, antiseptic, doesn't it? I love the term barf-bags. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to go to yours and check out your no doubt superior collection.

Meg said...

Do please post a picture of Aeroflot barf bag so we can see why it's so special!

FHB said...

How the hell did you get an Aeroflot barf bag? I flew Aeroflot in 83, but don't remember ever seeing a barf bag. Nice. You need to lay out the coolest junk you've got, a la Mushy, and show us.

phlegmfatale said...

meg - OK - next time I run across the barf bag collection, I'll photograph some of them

fathairybastard - Yeah, you're right - I love when Mushy shows a junk drawer on his blog - I need to do that.