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I think the reason I've made such money is because I've consequently been shuffling designs, and I've had repeat customers..

When I cut back for this supposed "Real Job", I expect I will lose the repeat folks. Not sure what to do about this.

Two weeks almost.. Wow.

Heard from mom again, she's been researching things on the internet. I could post the details she gave me, but that would just be depressing. She's very excited that she will be losing weight.. but sad she hasn't lost any weight yet... She was acting as if it were a fashion thing. I could hardly believe it. I had to make up an excuse and get off the phone...

It's admirable how one can be looking toward their own death, and not cave or collapse. She doesn't sound like an optimist... She's not talking about beating it. She's been on chemo, for a few days, and things are early yet, she goes in for surgery on the 14th of next month to remove some from her lung... Goddess... And that's same day I start work.

I promised I would meet her after work.

She says that she's glad to have me in her life, and that I am a source of strength for her.
Flattering, no less... But way to put on some pressure on a girl.

I wish there were more I could do...


Feb. 20th, 2011 02:50 pm
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So, I've made enough money off the crafties over the past year.

I'm told that I should have been keeping back money for taxes?!?

Uh... help.

New years!

Dec. 31st, 2010 12:36 am
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So this month, I spent more than I made. Even with the extra sales. WTF.

I guess that is bound to happen... I need to remember, when making gifts for people, the materials weren't free, if they don't get sold, it's a loss. Easy thing to forget, I suppose.

Tonight is the new years eve party!

I expect I shall get drunk. One bottle of absinthe, and one bottle of rum. I have my sugar cubes, and little silver spoon. *cackles with glee* Perhaps, I shall get kissed. I'll have to get some people drunk first I suppose. *sigh*

Not going to let that get me down.
May 2011 be the year of prosperity and happiness for you all!


Dec. 17th, 2010 12:16 am
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Yeah, I died tonight. Keith did give me fair warning, I swear, but I couldn't help but think Kalandra would take the shot. She did, and got smacked for like 140 points of damage. Dead-Dead. Kind of brought the game to a screeching halt.

I think he's going to start up some sort of quest to bring me back to life, not sure. At least I get to roleplay her pets while the rest of the guys carry my body around.

Keith was tossing about ideas for alternate games.. He has this dumb idea that there should be a game, where we each play ourselves, and are transported into a fantasy land. I laughed, that was TOTALLY done in "The Guardians of the Flame" - how non-original, I don't think I'd ever play in a game like that.

Let's see, what else happened. Sales are increasing! It's christmas time!
THe most, money-ful time..... of the year....... *sings*
I made some christmas themed stuff. Sells reasonably well. I think I put in a good 6 or so hours a day making jewelry at this point, it's a lot.. And an hour a week fooling with the web. I almost make minimum wage! Commercialism yay. Or something.

Speaking of which, SOLSTICE IS COMING.

Sent in two more job applications this week. I think, I shall call mother on christmas, and be pleasant and kind to her. Hopefully she will be happy.
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Frittering away time making these links.

Making this cool chainmail bracelet, brass, copper, and silver wire. Tiny tiny loops.
I can't believe I cut all these links. I must be insane. But it will be SHINY.

Since I dropped out of college, I have been mostly alone. I see friends a bit, and there's the weekly game.. There's Steve, Nathan, Gwen, Arwynn. We hang out from time to time. And the occasional SCA event. My only family really is my mom. I guess I should put forth more of an effort

I wonder if I should open an OK Cupid account. Of course there are 4 people in salem I'd meet. Probably those four. Who knows.

Spent a lot of the afternoon in the graveyard again this afternoon, under my tree. It's my tree now by the way, I have claimed it. No one else can have it. It really is my peaceful place.

Going to be doing some more workings, to try to reduce my mothers stress. It's not selfish if it is mainly to help someone else out? is it? I can totally see this backlashing, but she seems so stressed about things. There's no need for her to be so stressed.
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Sent off the commission last night. That took a long time. At least it was in time for his wedding or something, he wasn't mad. People are strange. Of course, this is me saying that.

I'll say it again.. Yeah..... Never. Working. With. Steel. Again. Okay, maybe if i get more tools I will. Or another big check. Okay, maybe I will, but I won't like it a lot.

Reposted the usual fare of stuff to the store, the steampunks keep me in food, so I can't complain.
I've had a few new ideas for some earrings that actually have intermeshed gears.

SCA this weekend, there's going to be an event. They elected a new baron and baroness, or some such. I should keep better track of these things, but I've been busy. I haven't been to an event like this in a while, I hope the guys don't mind me skipping out on the game this week.

Need to dig out the garb..
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Ok. So steel is frigging hard. I went through one cutting wheel on the dremel. I'm going to have to be creative with this. I'm glad he paid me in advance. Cut myself on a raw edge. This could be a while.

Didn't get the job, not too unexpected. Sent mom email. Got back snarky reply about how my attitude is poor, and how I need a new wardrobe. Mom, you stopped dressing me when I was 10. No you can't re-start now.

Decided to celebrate today by going to the graveyard, lying under a tree, and re-reading lord of the rings.

Yep, good times. Graveyards are peaceful. I can really ground and center there. It's the place for me.

Also ordering big stompy boots from internet, helped a lot.
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The earrings I was working out turned out well. I found some of these little locks, made an interesting mechanical locking set..

But that lead to a commission! Of course, this guy wanted a necklace that incorporates them for his girlfriend. Yeah... Uh.. Right.. Of course he wants steel wire and links in it, and I haven't worked with steel before. So this should be interesting.

I got called for a phone interview with the lawyers office. I kind of suspect that they won't want me, they have this dress code that I am totally not into. But we'll see. We're doing this to humor mom anyhow.
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Brass arrived today! Yay! Gonna strat working on it tomorrow

I posted a set of earrings on the etsy store, and a necklace. The necklace sold nearly instantly. Just a bunch of gears and chain. Five times profit! I've got 20 items up there now. Go go steampunks! Buy my stuff!

I found a cool new coat on this website:
I really like the concept of this website. Is pretty cheap too. Might have to get it.

Hung out with Steve, some. We watched ghostbusters again. That movie is still awesome.
He fixed the car in like 4 seconds. turns out the distributor cap was falling off. Not really sure how that happens, but there we go.

Mabon is tomorrow! Remember to give thanks for the harvest!
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I'm really really excited about this steampunk fad. It's actually making me a bunch of money.
That keeps me fed, and housed - which is very good.

I was at a junk store, and I found a whole box of old broken watches. Major Score!!
I got them for $4!!! The owner was so confused as to why I was excited.

I've ordered some brass wire and brass sheet, that I expect are going to be here in a week.
I already have some ideas for some new pieces up on etsy by the end of next week.

I heard someone say "steampunk is when goths discovered brown". I like that.
However, I still prefer black. Perhaps I should order a corset at some point though...

Heard from mom again, "I only care about you, blah blah". Yeah, right. That's why I'm living in this hole, and they drive a mercedes. To silence my parents, I have applied to two respectable positions in town. Administrative Assistant type jobs. We'll see if they even call me bac. I should finish my degree, but, losing all those credits when I switched majors set me back big time.

Stupid car is acting up again, I expect I'll call Steve and have him look at it. Perhaps I'll buy him dinner. We haven't hung out in a while. That could be fun.


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