Archive for August, 2002

oh, and my watch

Posted by jackie blue on August 20th, 2002

oh, and my watch just stopped.

Ever just have one

Posted by jackie blue on August 20th, 2002

Ever just have one of those days where nothing is going right? This may be one of those days, and it’s only 10:20 a.m. First of all, my cable modem connection has been down since Sunday. They are sending someone over tomorrow, but until then, I am stuck with the slowest ever AOL connection and I have freelance work that really requires I have internet access. Then, I wake up today and find that Echo, my bulletin board community (and the place where I get all my email, and my sites are housed) is down. Which means who knows when this posting will get on my site, and I can’t get my email which may have really important client messages in it, and blah blah blah.

I’m not working at the house today but I think I will just go to the Met as planned anyway and get a little work done at least. I can’t do much here, so why not.

Tonight I will meet some friends for drinks at the Soho Grand. Marney’s friend Judy, who I met when we roadtripped to Seattle in late March, is visiting for one night. Did I mention it’s also my birthday today?

Not terribly much to

Posted by jackie blue on August 17th, 2002

Not terribly much to say the past few days. I haven’t picked up a knitting needle since Tuesday night, though I suspect that’ll change today. I’m heading for the beach (it’s going to be about a 100 degrees in the city today, no way would I stay here) and I usually knit quite a bit there. I’ve been busy working at the appraisal site, and this week will start a freelance design project on top of that. It’s going to be a busy week, I’m afraid.

SnB last night was

Posted by jackie blue on August 14th, 2002

SnB last night was a good time, and I got to spend a lot of time talking to Betsy, which was cool because we always seem to end up on opposite sides of the group lately. I almost finished the front of the Guernsey, though the seed stitch pattern got a little messed up when across all stitches (where the pattern part ends). Someone reminded me that many people put in a flaw on purpose, so I’m not going to stress about it. It just enhances the handmade aspect of it, right?

The past couple of days have been spent at a townhouse on the UWS, appraising tons of art, antiques, etc. We would have worked a full day today, but came back after lunch and found we had been locked out. Oops. We’ll go back tomorrow, and I will photograph an entire collection of antiquities (mostly small heads) and then on Tuesday, will head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I will compare the pieces and try to find out the periods/culture of the pieces in the collection. Interesting, eh? I thought this was going to be a typical assistant job, but it turns out I’m doing a lot of the work, not just taking notes. Pretty cool. Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday, either, especially since it’s my birthday. A museum trip will be nice.