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Friday, November 13, 2015

winner: a crazy chain of events :)

OK, so things lead to things, right?

Last week I am babysitting Nook the fluffy white dog and we walk past the county courthouse, and he does his business out front.  I am standing there, idly waiting for him to finish, and read the plaque, which tells us that the county is named for Daniel Tompkins, who about 200 years ago was a local politician who later became US vice president under Monroe or one of those guys. "GOOD TO KNOW" sez I, as I scoop Nook's daily offering....

OK, so Thursday morning I am insanely busy--a rack of pots drying that needed finishing, babysitting Yogi at home AND several OTHER dogs to babysit elsewhere I get the early start on pots, and the rain and wind made it easy:  I run every day, but not Thursday.  I had some pie and got to work with Yogi sleeping at my side...

AND because it was early?  My usual radio station was playing all kinds of news, and I don't know about you, but I get TIRED of republicans, ISIS and other such outrages...and tuned into a station I don't often listen to.

The DJ was having a trivia contest, who was our county named after and what is the highest political office he ever held?

SO, clever me, I dial the station with the winning answer....and tell the jaded student DJ my story, which I THINK is fascinating, and win the pair of movie tickets :) All because of a string of unlikely occurances......

In other news, the wife is standing by as the kiln is unloaded and I had been fiddling with stamping flowers and she is like "OH! that green flower one, dang, we can't keep them all...." .....but YOU COULD.  You could buy it and love it and drink from it, at my etsy gallery NOW!handmade green mug with stamped flowers


smartcat said...

Good prize! Neat mug! When did you start stamping, or have I been elsewhere?
I love the way you are always exploring and finding new ways to make and decorate your work!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The stamping technique is awesome Gary. Love that you learned some history and won a prize. Winner Winner, Tofu Dinner!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I LOVE that flower stamp. I hope you'll make many more things (like bowls!!!!) with those stamps. Hint, hint, I need a nice bowl for a gift. Congrats on the trivia win. Good for Nook for pooping in the right place!

Anonymous said...

That stamped look is neat!
Congratulations on the big radio win. I never won any time I called in. Good for you!

smalltownme said...

Winner Winner! Glad you didn't have a mouth full of peanut butter. Remember that commercial? Aaron Burr!

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