Aardvark Art Glass


Here Come The Fish.
November 6, 2007, 11:46 am
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fish in color

Time for another round of bead making today. I sure hope I don’t destroy these guys.

Yesterday I had an old kiln spring back to life after having been dead for about five years. It’s a little Jewel Box kiln with an infinate control. I used it way back in the day to anneal beads until one day when it just cut out on me and wouldn’t go back on. Now I need it for my little glass paintings. I literally had the phone in my hand to call Evenheat and order some parts for it when I decided to plug it in so I could tell them exactly what was wrong with it. All of a sudden there was nothing wrong with it. It’s the darndest thing. This is way better than the time my broken umbrella started working again. Thanks, Universe!

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Those are freaking cool.

You know, if you leave something alone long enough there is a good chance that it will fix itself.

Comment by Lori G

Really? I wonder if that will work on our house– It’s been left alone for a long time.

Comment by cathylybarger

Cathy,

I LOVE your fish! They have so much personality (not that we’re surprised). I’m wondering if you could make me a decal for my husband’s fishing boat…it’s name is “Bite Me”

Best,
Patty

Comment by Patty

we just left a tv alone for 5 days. Robert learned to spell and say Toshiba. Finally Jim hit the tv a couple of times, and that did it. it works now. what a relief. Now all we have to do is try the same method with our 1,200.00 dryer which is as large as a car, because there are so many of us!!!

Comment by jean

Hi Patty-
Why don’t you email me at aardart@aol.com. I may be able to help you out with your “Bite Me” situation. Excellent boat name, by the way.

Comment by cathylybarger

Jean-
Your comment has set me off on a comment-rant because I too believe that violence can help machines work. Conversely, I also believe that coddling a lazy machine can make it even less effective. Case in point: Our piece of shit IMAC computer. We keep it elevated on a plastic container so it’s little fan won’t have to work so hard to keep it cool. For a while that helped keep it from crashing but now it hardly works at all. Perhaps the container is too hard for it’s delicate underside. Maybe a velvet pillow would be more to it’s liking…or maybe it is trying to tell us that it wants to be run over by a truck. That’s what I think I hear it saying.

While on this topic, something else just occured to me. I have this praise/humiliation system I’ve implemented for the machines I own.(Mostly the computers.) When a machine works well or does something that, for it, was very dificult to do I make it a little badge out of a post-it note that says “I’m Great!” or “I can print a shipping lable!” and them the machine gets to wear the badge. When a machine does not live up to my expectations, which are very low by the way, I make it wear a badge that says “I’m stupid” or “I can’t do anything right”. I imagine that the former is more effective if there are other machines around to see it wearing the “stupid” badge. I don’t know if this improves the machine’s performance but it seems to help me some. You may want to try it on your dryer just before Jim punches it out.

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