Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday's Orts--March 15, 2011

Almost forgot to post Orts today!  I'm a bit off kilter with the institution of daylight savings time.  That's as good an excuse as any...
  • I listen to an L.A. radio station that plays mostly rock n'roll music, called "The Sound L.A.", 100.3FM.  Yes, I quilt to Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, America, The Eagles, Heart, Santana, Van Halen and Fleetwood Mac, among others.  Triple Play Thursdays are my favorite!
  • In most vehicles there are radios with preset buttons.  It is so terrifically annoying when all 8 preset stations are on commercial break.  It must be a conspiracy.
  • Two days in the last week the receptionist had to leave, which means I spent hours doing my least favorite activities in her place--filing and answering the phone.
  • Remember the tiny sock keychain I posted that I won from Loulee?  She confirmed that she knitted it.  Astounding!
  • Traffic Rant:  I think people who race down an onramp to get in front of a large semi truck-trailer by mere inches have played too many videogames wherein they die repeatedly but just restart the game. 
  • Putting labels on my quilts is a chore.  It shouldn't be, but it is.  I had the tablerunner for my blogaversary giveaway done for over two weeks before I finally put the label on it and sent it off to the winner, Sherrill.  Shame, shame.
It looked pretty good modeling on my front porch.  I had a stand-in supervisor for this task:

This is our next door neighbor's cat, who showed up as a stray a year or so ago.  She must have had a Scottish Fold parent as her ears are deformed.  Sweet cat--lets the boys haul her around and always comes over to say hello when I'm outside.


Shay said...

I seem to get stuck doing a lot of admin tasks at work probably because Im really good at orgaising. Ive decided to become really bad at them and see if that stops the requests.

I labelled a quilt once. It wasnt so bad....

*karendianne. said...

Love the sweet cat. Does she have a name? I adore that runner, I can't speak of labels (hall of same) and the commercial conspiracy on the radio is real! hee.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Love your music choices. I do not like doing labels. I admit I have several quilts without them. Pretty table runner. BIG kitty.

quilthexle said...

Finally a quilter who admits to love good old ROCK Music ;-)) When I need to get into the groove, I play the same kind of music - loudly. Till my husband complains or the cats run away ;-))

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my gosh...your traffic rant was hilarious...so true!
We seem to have similar tastes in quilting music!

Kate said...

I agree with your commercial break radio conspiracy theory. It's so annoying. I like Queen and Fleetwood Mac, they are loaded on my IPOD Nano for my alone time enjoyment!

libbyquilter said...

had to laugh at the traffic rant and think you're spot on with that observation~!

the runner is fabulous too~!


Vivian said...

I'm glad you described the cat as "sweet." With those unusual ears, I thought maybe it was an attack cat or a cat from the mysterious beyond.

I'm a member of the "quilt label police" (but you live far enough away that I won't show up at your door). I've heard so many sad stories about people who know nothing about the loveliest family quilts. I'm a label enthusiast, always pushing to see my friends' labels in place. (late is better than never).

Browndirtcottage said...

WOW girl.....how could you bare to part with that simple fabulous table runner??!!

(I hate labels too)