eureka! foam core?
|okay, so i have issues of my commercial yarns getting all tangled up in the plastic bins i keep em in. i have been trying to figure out what i could use to keep them all separate, but easy to see. i was looking on pounce on etsy. there is a guy that makes soap molds. i am not sure what the divider part is made for, but it looked like foam core. before i realized it was a soap mold, i thought it was a drawer organizer for art supplies, which would actually be an amazing idea if the little compartments came out separately. or does such a thing exist? if it does, it wouldn't be as cheap as cutting strips of foam core to the length and width of your container and then the container and then notches, like booze boxes have. anyway, how i didn't think of it before, no clue, it is rather simple, but i think that will really work! wooooooot!|
what else? well, i have been having bad headaches all the time (i feel guilty saying migraine. dunno why. makes me feel like a whiner) anyway, it makes me feel woozy and dizzy and my vision has been messed up. i woke up feeling hideous and after i showered and talked to dear katrina for a bit, i felt up to running errands. go me! i got to see my bud gabe, mick the antique guy, and i got a really cool green pleather rocking armchair i have been eyeballing from the thrifty antique store for 10 bucks. it looks perfect, if rather dirty. i will clean it up and see what i think of it. i may reupholster it because it looks like it is mainly put togher with upholstery tacks, the shape looks older than the style of pleather, so i think it might be a surprise what it underneath it. woooooooooot. jake will get it for me to-morrow and i will take photos of the other few things i got. someone had dropped off a HUGE box full of vintage patterns. gorgeous stuff from the late 30's through the early 60's, really complex, tailored amazing things. anyway, they were all cut, so i didn't pick any up. there were a bunch of children's a teen ones, too. all amazing with matching coats, jackets, hats. i would love to see that woman's closet. i imagine her friends were jealous and/or thought she had more money than she did. i kept one pattern from her lot, from the late 30's i think. so cool. again, to-morrow.
i was looking at anthropologie's site to see what they were selling for fall, UGLY. i am sad that the style is heading to 70's and 80's. blech. i guess if i wait a while it will go back to something i like. or i will learn to sew, like i always wanted to, but only have the most rudimentary skills and a fear of my machine. i don't have good attention to that kind of detail, things that need to be perfect, and i think in tailoring, that is not a good thing. unless you want to look like you are malformed, fatter than you are, or a crackpot (what is the etymology of that word? i looked it up. here is what i found...
I would guess that the assumption is that it’s a moderately obvious compound. It suggests that a person’s brain is like a cracked pot, in other words that he or she is in some way deranged. Pot was once a slang term for the skull, and something cracked was obviously defective — a older expression with a similar meaning that used the same word was crack-brain, and of course we still have the slang term cracked for someone who’s thought to be crazy
found it here....http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-cra2.htm
Crackpot "pretentious, worthless person" dates from 1883. The superstition that it is bad luck to step on sidewalk cracks has been traced to c.1890.
from this super cool site! http://www.etymonline.com i am bookmarking it! plus, i need to write down all of the words that i wonder about, to look up later. oooh! kewl! if you use that site, tell me what word(s) you looked up. i think jake will use it all the time.
okay, i got carried away. you know how the slang, ne racist term for a jewish person is a kike? just the other day i was wondering where that came from. guess what? found it! and it is kind of interesting and i love that the jews got the name from refusing christianity, cause we have oppositional defiant disorder like that. wanna see?
kike:derogatory slang for "Jew," 1904, perhaps originating among Ger.-American Jews in reference to newcomers from Eastern Europe, whose names ended in -ki or -ky. Philip Cowen, first editor of "The American Hebrew," suggests a source in Yiddish kikel "circle." According to him, Jewish immigrants, ignorant of writing with the Latin alphabet, signed their entry forms with a circle, eschewing the "X" as a sign of Christianity. Ellis Island immigration inspectors began calling such people kikels, and the term shortened as it passed into general use.
and the nasty word for a lesbian that never made sense to me, either, although, it isn't as bad as i thought it would be. here it is:
dyke Look up dyke at Dictionary.com
and this gem:
another racist term that made no sense to me...
wetback "illegal Mexican immigrant to the U.S." is attested from c.1924, from notion of wading the Rio Grande.
wop Look up wop at Dictionary.com
i am blown away by how long ago all of these come from and how people that so freely use them have no clue what they are saying.
okay, so back to anthropologie...i saw a few things that were interesting, i would never buy it from there. i would rather pay an artisan, i fear. thissy one
these kewl shoes
well, on that racist note...i found this shirt and am seriously considering buying it, i told the seller, the only reason i haven't (other than poverty) is that i am hoping as jake put it "she will slink back into obscurity"...check this out, and buy it, and wear it around...
here is the link for the tshirt for sale if you want one. you know you do.
okay, i need to try to get to sleep. monthly doctor appt to-morrow. i flaked and forgot to go to my real apppointment, which they are used to at this point. they don't even get mad. they don't remind me anymore either, which would solve the problem. you can't expect clients of a neurologist to remember stuff. seriously.