Sunday, March 15, 2009

No I did not get eaten by pigs

Apologies to all 6 of my loyal readers (well probably 2 have wandered off by now, so all 4 of my loyal readers) but I did not quite fall off the face of the earth, or any other planet.

I had a kind of contagious illness not of the respiratory kind last weekend that I vowed to never again make the topic of a blogpost, so there went 3 days right there. Nuff said. Trust me.

And then, in order to have a guilt-free weekend here in Santa Fe at Bead Expo (or Bead Fest, or whichever they're calling it these days...) I had to finish up 3 school assignments last week.

On Thursday I breezed out of work early, sped home, threw things into a suitcase (and not the right things, as it turned out -- you should see my hair!), and drove straight up to the new Santa Fe convention center -- BEAUTIFUL building by the way. I got there about 5 mintues after the show opened, power shopped, hugged Betcey and Mark and Nikia, then picked up chicken and went back to the hotel to finish the last of the 3 assignments -- a brief literature review.

Finally finished at 2:00 a.m. and I was SO tired, but wired at the same time. I love hotel rooms because you can get them really, really dark at night (unlike my house, which it all lit up by the eerie glow of electronic devices). I was wearing some lime green PJ's with metallic threads woven through them, and as I was getting under the covers in my dark room, I noticed the PJs were creating a lot of static electricity under the covers.

Now why I am saying this on a blog I have no idea, but after I saw the first few sparks I got a little nutty and there in the room all by myself, under the covers, I started thrashing around and giggling, creating lots of bright electrical sparks like a darn 3-year old. I'm thinking it was the stress of the week and the need for a little physical exercise, lol. But a few minutes later I stopped because I was suddenly afraid I'd catch myself on fire and not be able to go to my jewelry class the next day.

LOL! "This is your brain on graduate school." I slept really, really well. 8-) That was Thursday/Friday. I am still in Santa Fe and have a lot to say about that. But right now I have to go meet Sarah for a little more shopping . . .


  1. Ha, you're so funny, 4 followers. Lucky you, at Bead Fiesta.

    Funny how over tired can make you really goofy . How's the new job?

  2. Glad you are better now. I was beginning to worry. Sounds like you are having a great time. You deserve it.

  3. One of your loyal readers checking in! :)

    WHERE did you get those pjs? I need some amusement like that.

    I'm glad you were able to go and relax and enjoy the beads and the company.

  4. Glad you were not taken by aliens; green jammies, sparks, hotel rooms.. graduate studies slowly eat the brain lol. Joan T

  5. Haha! You are so funny (see, all 4 of you showed up! LOL)

    I love my job, and I got my PJ's at Walmart. They are lime green. 8-)

    Tonight I sorted my stash. Woohoo!

  6. Okay, here is #5 checking in! Ditto about hotel rooms unless you are with a confirmed "leave it on all night" person. I only roomed with that gal once & learned my lesson. But ooooo I love it when you shut all the curtains & it is so dark you can't see a thing. Now we know that Mary's pjs glow in the dark.

  7. LOL. If we ever get lost in the woods, I can start a signal fire. Inside my sleeping bag. ;-)

  8. Greatest mind movie ever! (the PJ's, not the flu..)

    If it makes you feel any better, I had a stomach bug myself this weekend...but we were CAMPING. ;-p

    And my ears are NOT that big. So there.


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