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Changes of Plans

The plan today was to photograph an event at NASA, but it was all cloudy when I woke up (late) so I bailed. This gave me time to drive to Sunnyvale and look at Aaron's art shop's buy one, get another for a penny frame sale. Hundreds of frames, and none of them were the kind I was looking for. There were 8x12 mattes, but they fit in a 12x16 frame, and all I have are 12x18 (which I later discovered is the smallest size made in the frame type I like to use). And they cost $10 each. It cost less to order some more 12x18 frames and reprint the 8x12s into 12x18s. So that's what I did.

Which is kind of a bummer because it means fewer photos in the display, but kind of an advantage because it will make designing the layout much simpler, and if reality does not match my design (mounting hardware and peg holes being an inexact science) it will be easier to punt.

From Aaron's I went to have my nails and hair done, and the owner of the shop once again pulled a fast one and had the New Lady do my nails, even though my favorite was available. So my favorite offered to do the haircut, which gave her a chance to tell me how to make sure she did my nails next time.

New lady did okay, but she was slow and deliberate and not an Artist. She's in her 50's, so she makes up for in experience what she lacks in talent. But I still prefer my favorite. One of the staff, whom I call The Princess, was wearing super-tight jeans and a top which she knotted toward the bottom to show off her butt. It's a lovely view, which probably goes all to hell when she takes the jeans off. I'll leave that adventure to her husband.

Had lunch at the Bad Chinese Food place next door, then dessert at Clocktower coffee shop, where I went online and ordered the frames and prints.

Home for a bit, decided BB&B would be a great place to find a B'day present for a friend who invited me to her beach party tomorrow. Spent more than an hour, and found the perfect desk fan for my work, and came close to buying something for a present, but nothing was quite right. Then I remembered that I have a whole treasure trove of batiks I bought in Thailand in 2005 to either sell or give as gifts, and the birthday girl would love one, I'm sure, especially if I included some documentation on the post-tsunami women's collective where I bought them. So that's ready to give to her. Whew.

Thawed some KFC for dinner. Watched Vanessa Williams search for her ancestors on Who Am I? which was a rerun, I had seen it before, less than a year ago, but I only remembered small bits and pieces. Weird because it is all the way through quite memorable.

Plans for tomorrow:
HP7.2 matinee, 3D, maybe IMAX, but maybe not, because I don't like the limited leg room in IMAX theaters.
Heidi's beach party
Tags: nails, shopping, thailand
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