A - Accent: Nondescript American until tired, then markedly Appalachian.
B - Breakfast Item: Eggs and buttermilk biscuit, none of this New England, socially deviant, powder biscuit crap.
C - Chore You Hate: Cleaning.
D - Dad's Name:William
E - Essential Everyday Item: Palm
F - Flavour of Ice Cream: Candy cane or other mint ice creams, I'm also fond of cherry vanilla
G - Gold or Silver?: Silver, but you know, I've never said no to gold or platinum either.
H - Hometown: Bedford.
I - Insomnia: Yup. Can't sleep at night and wake up real easy. (except in the first hour)
J - Job Title: Technical Writer
K - Kids: Maybe I just wasn't meant to have children.
L - Living Arrangements: DINK (just like my old chem prof)
M - Mom's Birthplace:Brooklyn
N - Number of Significant Others you’ve ever had: 3
O - Overnight Hospital Stays: None (k'neinahura)
P - Phobia: acrophobia
Q - Queer?: I've never really liked this term. I am a bit odd, I'll grant you that, but remorselessly heterosexual.
R - Religious Affiliation: Jewish
S - Siblings: 1. Older brother. Some in-laws. Do they count?
T - Time You Wake Up: ~7ish. I don't use an alarm clock, so I'm inclined to wake up between 5 and 10 a few times. At some point one of two things will happen. 1) I'll decide to get up one of the times I wake up or 2) I won't be able to get back to sleep and it will irritate or bore me and I'll get up.
U - Unnatural Hair Colours You've Worn: I've never really colored my hair at all.
W - Worst Habit: Once again, it's biting my fingernails. I thought I'd broken myself of that.
X - X-rays You’ve Had: Good grief. Do people keep track of these things. Ankles definitely. Teeth, I remember, hoppie's family dentists insists on it. I'm not sure what else.
Y - Yummy: hush puppies, onion rings, root beer floats, chicken soup,
Z - Zodiac Sign: Capricorn.
So on the garnet connundrum front, I took everyone's advice (including mine) and developed this:
And here's a close up the earring design:
And I like it, but I have a different problem. The garnets are unevenly drilled with a large hole on one side and a small hole on the other. I can't get a cord through the small hole twice to finish the end of a necklace. So do I add another bead, just for finishing? End on the hearts? Say, eh, it doesn't make that much difference, I just won't run the string back through the bead (except I think that weakens the finished piece, makes it easier for it to come unstrung)? Ream it at Liz's on Sunday to make the smaller hole a bit wider?
And then the next problem, the really stupid one, is what do I do with the finished piece? Hoppie thinks it looks terrible on me, but I didn't really have anyone in mind for it when I created it. Maybe I'll send it to one of my great Aunts, but then I'll have to make something for the other one, because they hate each other and they frequently run into each other, and I'm not going to be fuel for that one-upsmanship argument. I wonder if my grandmother would like it? I can't remember her wearing red though. It's too *clinky* for my aunt (Dad's sister) and too sweet for my little cousin, who's going through her trashy slut phase.