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I joined the Charlottesville Derby Dames in February of 2013 and have been helping with team merchandise. We use Square for our sales because it can be used online and in person. This page is actually a test of the new Square embed script.     Order Online

My cat looks like a Pomeranian

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I voted. Did you?!

I voted. Did you?!

Garage to Studio

Garage to Studio

The past week and a half I’ve been emptying the garage to turn it into a true studio to work in. This was prompted by a trip to Ikea. I took a before picture: And that led me to notice how awful the place looked… even not counting the mess of stuff everywhere. I made my plans for the space and drew it out in Sketchup. Of course we ended up buying different things than planned, so I drew it again. (The kayaks are in the back yard now but hopefully will be brought inside.) Then somehow I decided maybe I should paint the garage. And maybe fix the floor too? Through some research I decided on epoxy paint for the floor. I ordered some Supercoat from Sam’s Club. Now I had to get serious about emptying the place. I freecycled some things right...

Norwegian Sign Language?

This came into my email recently, pretty interesting…. If you’ve never checked out Couch Surfing before, their website is a global community of people who want to host and be house guests.  We have hosted probably half a dozen times now.  It’s always interesting to talk to different people and show them around town. The site also has groups for user-created topics. This is from the Deaf and Signing Couch Surfers group. Arnt Joakim Wrålsen posted this message to: Deaf and Signing Couch Surfers A Norwegian Sign Language dictionary can be found here: http://www.tegnordbok.no/ (Click on the link that says “Klikk for å åpne Tegnordbok – Beta”.) To sign “Happy Birthday” – look up the three signs for the words...

Dinner party

We were invited to dinner at a friend’s house last night.  There were seven of us all together and I had met all but one of them at least once before.  Last time we played a game called Loaded Questions.  I remember having to make people repeat things again and again when it was my turn to guess who said which answer. Last night we warmed up with a quick round of Apples to Apples, which I won, even though I was trying NOT to win after I got to 3 of the 5 cards needed.  Someone actually gave me the point for throwing ‘Cabbage’ in as a match for ‘Casual’.  What??  I really like Apples 2 Apples though because you don’t need to hear much at all. After that we played Trivial Pursuit for hours and hours and finally around...

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