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29098. wabbit - 7/30/2019 3:24:06 PM

Happy Birthday Arky! Hope it's a fun day!

29099. arkymalarky - 7/30/2019 3:32:40 PM

Thank you dear Wabbit! Up in the mountains about to go higher up in the mountains to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, so it's going to be a good one. Big 60.

29100. wabbit - 10/7/2019 12:52:26 AM

Ok, I need someone to check me on this...Ford truck commercial with the Little Richard song "Rip It Up". did nobody older than 25 years listen to these lyrics? wtf do they think "ball tonight" means??

Is it just me?

29101. arkymalarky - 10/7/2019 7:46:23 AM

Trying to remember what product it was that their commercial used the song Jerk it Out.

29102. winstonsmith - 10/9/2019 6:45:10 AM

iPod ?

29103. arkymalarky - 11/16/2019 1:56:39 AM

It was. I'd never remembered that in a million years

29104. Ms. No - 11/21/2019 5:50:57 PM

So ready to get out of school and start preparing for the holiday. I've been trying to do a little bit along the way, but I've been so busy and gone so many weekends that I'm just behind.

Fortunately, The Day is not at my house this year, so I don't have to spiff it up for anyone but family, and they won't mind a little mess.

Recently was inspired by my favorite Starbucks barista to resume my artistic endeavors. We chat most mornings and recently started following each other on Instagram. Well, I follow her. Nobody follows me because I never post anything. ;->

She makes really amazing jewelry and has done several memento mori pieces for people using cremains of loved ones. The work I've seen is primarily ceramics and poured or blown glass, but she also draws and paints and does hand-lettering. And just makes stuff. She turned an old suitcase into a really neat cat-bed --- that her cat actually likes to sleep in.

I finally finished the purse I started for my mom nearly four years ago. I'm so lame. Of course, now that I'm finished with it, I like the look of it and she'll be thrilled, but it really just needs to be in a shadowbox because it isn't practical. It's too big and too heavy, and my mom will love it but not use it. But having made this one from a kit-pattern, I know how I want to alter it when I make her a new one. Hopefully this next one won't take so long!

29105. arkymalarky - 11/22/2019 5:36:32 PM

Too cool! You remind me of me about your mother's purse. I've got half a grandson blanket and he's three. Maybe I'll have another grandkid and can crochet him something else. I love crafts in the winter time and that sounds too cool. I'm not on Instagram but I'd love to look to look at her stuff.

My peeps are coming Saturday and my house is not ready so today is going to be whirlwind time.

29106. Ms. No - 11/22/2019 9:07:50 PM

Yeah -- mine arrive tomorrow as well, so I'll be up late tonight and early tomorrow getting stuff ready. I've got my prioritized list:

1. Clean the bathrooms
2. Mop the kitchen floor
3. Put away as much clutter as I can
4. Vacuum and dust

I was trying to post some pics here of the purse I made, but I can't remember how to do that if the pic is posted on a google site. It doesn't show up as a jpg, but some long-ass google content link addy. It's weird. I'll figure it out.

29107. Ms. No - 11/23/2019 4:17:41 AM

And then I went and posted in the wrong thread. Here are pictures of the purse I made:

29108. arkymalarky - 11/23/2019 10:33:59 AM

Love it!!

29109. arkymalarky - 11/23/2019 10:36:00 AM

Love the accents and the tassels.

29110. arkymalarky - 11/23/2019 5:40:11 PM

Is it crossbody?

29111. arkymalarky - 11/23/2019 5:40:33 PM

Looking at the top picture I see it it's got to be that's nice long strap.

29112. Ms. No - 12/5/2019 4:42:58 AM

It's probably sick and wrong that I find it soothing to manipulate mass amounts of data in Excel.

I mean, seriously, anyone who is a real DB person would cringe, but I makes do as I do.

I wanted a list of all my Amazon digital books in a file that I can import to Access --- because I like to do super OCD stuff that requires my own relational database. I can't always find what I want through the Amazon page or Goodreads --- not that I want to import all my Amazon content to Goodreads or Shelfari or whatever.

Anyway, I've been trying to suck all the data off the Amazon site, but I can't use the limited XML codes that I know to webscrape it because the data isn't actually on the page. It's linked from their database.

So, I had to....(ahem) manually copy and paste it all into an Excel spreadsheet and have now spent the better part of two hours stripping all the crap I don't want out, formatting the info that I do want into a useful state, and generally just dicking around like a semi-literate.

Why I'm here bragging about my incredible lack of competence, I don't know. But I thought it was kind of funny.

29113. arkymalarky - 12/5/2019 4:57:47 PM

You are so much like Mose it isn't even funny. When I was there I helped her coordinate some stuff in her School Library database and she had done all this stuff to it and was finishing up and it was just adding books to different categories or something I don't even remember now. And I said something about why she was doing it and she said it was she just wanted to not the school recquiring it. She had spent days on it.

29114. Ms. No - 12/6/2019 12:31:31 AM

I love your kid.

29115. arkymalarky - 12/6/2019 7:00:26 AM


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