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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Coffee (updated with pictures)

Just came back from Wasilla, where I met UCFer Jeri for coffee.


She's a charming and funny person and we had a very nice conversation. Oh, and she purchased one of my bowls, so woohoo and so on and so forth.

We took a picture with her camera (since I'd forgotten to bring mine along). When she emails it to me I'll post it here, because I know how you people are with the whole proof thing and all.

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Here we are. I think we did reasonably well, considering that we were staring directly into the sun and the person taking the picture kept saying "don't squint, don't squint."

Note: Tall women, tall, read my blog. Just saying. Either that or I'm losing bone mass in my dotterage.


Here's the bowl Jeri bought:

That's an Alaskan Birch burl. It is an extremely cool piece, with birdseyes (those swirling features on the lower right side), spalting (the black lines), and fire-like yellow rays up the inside. It's a natural edge turning, leaving some barkwood along the irregular, scalloped rim.

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I will post several pieces that I have for sale tomorrow, some are nearly as cool as this one. Nearly.

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So, how's your day going?

9 comments:

  1. Hmm...coffee.

    You didn't give Jeri another headache, did you?

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  2. Senior Chief, as you well know coffee cures headaches. Lack of coffee causes headaches. I had a large, large coffee so I feel pretty damned good - and speedy.

    Jeri had bottled water, if she has a headache it's her own fault. :)

    Besides, I was nothing but sweetness and light - as are all Warrant Officers.

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  3. Ah, the UCF Pacific Northwest Branch. I'm pretty sure you're the most active sector...at least in meatworld.

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  4. No headache, either from Jim or the venue. :)

    It was great to get a chance to meet Jim in person - he's warm, personable and a fabulous storyteller. The ranting, cranky persona evident in some of his blog posts was nowhere in sight.

    The bowl I bought - and it was a TOUGH choice among several beautiful options - is great, I'm looking forward to finding a place to display it when I get back home. I was only able to pull the pic of he and I off my camera - said pic has been sent along for posting - and won't be able to bowl-blog until I get back home.

    Thanks, Jim, for making the time to meet up face to face!

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  5. I'm so jealous of all you people meeting one another!

    I have to wait until SEPTEMBER to possibly meet Janiece and Anne!

    Me? Five chocolate cookies and I'm still cranky.

    That probably means I'd best leave now.

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  6. "...was nowhere in sight."

    Well, it was early.

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  7. I guess I'm getting all meaty - I've spent time with Anne on several occasions, plan on meeting Tanya at Denvention, and will meet Michelle and Michael in September, events permitting.

    The Smart Man and I probably be in Ohio (Dayton area) for Xmas this year...anyone else going to be in the area?

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  8. I guess I'm getting all meaty

    That is the most disconcerting sentence I've read all week.

    Just sayin'

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  9. Oooh, Tania coming to Denvention? Cool!
    And I can't wait to meet Michelle. :)

    Yes, I know this is a superbly late comment... :P

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