Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Time to be cheerful

Terry and me chatting up S. Claus

Monday, December 14, 2009

Life's just a bowl of cherries

I hopped a plane to San Diego last week, and from the security area there is a long hall with people-movers down to the vast departure area that belongs to United. Along this hall United usually has exhibits such as dishes, hand-painted tiles, or typewriters. I'm always early enough to be able to walk through and look at the displays, and it is always a treat. Last week it was slot machines. Unfortunately they are in the plastic display cases United uses, so I could not run my hand along the steel cases, but I had seen all but two pass through the Victorian Casino Antiques Auctions we attend. Go here to check out a few of the machines shown at the exhibit: http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/about/news/pressres/exh-slots.html

I wish I had floor space for one of the triples. I have a Little Duke, unfortunately, the side vendor didn't make it to my dining room.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tools of the trade

I travel. On my last business trip, my suitcase handle stuck and I had to ask my boss to carry my suitcase. This is not a cool thing to do, so on Black Friday I chose the closest store that would have the least crowds with the biggest sale, and went to retrieve my Good Deal on a new Delsey overnighter. While standing in line, which was very long but moved along nicely, I rummaged through the shoes and socks on sale. Now when you have a home office, it is a standing joke to tell someone you are working in your jammies and bunny slippers, especially when it is early in the morning. One of my friends (you know who you are) told me last year how 'loved' by houseshoes looked. So there they were, bunny slippers, calling my name. They are soft and warm and will keep my ankles warm in my cold office this winter. They look like something I should have had when I was 13, but since they are in my grown-up size, they must have been meant for me. Suitcase and bunny slippers, for the new job.