Wednesday, February 07, 2007

All Glass in a Vacuum is not Dichroic

Yesterday's coffee microwaved in the Atlanta skyline mug augmented with Coffee Mate on the cusp of turning. Lazy frugality won out over fresh effort for the day. I should just give in, start exercising (my health goal for February) and walk to Jupiter Coffee for something other than a large mocha*. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" by Elvis Costello on iTunes. Party on, dude. Firing, firing, firing today. And figuring out the actual configuration of the crate I need to build to send three 34" X 15" X 1/4" panels to Chicago before I leave for Philly next week. This is a case where shipping the work is much more difficult than making the work...

Got the inventory and piece list for the BMAC done yesterday and got the postcards in the mail. Sent 180 this time. The mailing list grows. The Tuscan Cloudstone I did yesterday looks to have turned out well. I'll do the surface fix today and slump it tomorrow. Then either it or the original one on the postcard go off to the Art Institute in Chicago.

*Now back to that mocha. Life does not unfold in a vacuum, or if it does, it's a pretty damn big vacuum. So while I am writing a blog about the dailiness of being a studio glass artist, I am also in the midst of a Quest. My Quest is not the Grail, but to Lose Weight. I joined Weight Watchers on January 2 and have been slogging right along ever since. Today it is worth noting that I have lost 10 lbs. It is also worth noting that you find out some very surprising things when you are paying attention to what you put into your mouth. For instance (I only learned this after the fact) a Caribou Coffee large mocha has exactly half my allowed daily food allowance in it! For you Weight Watchers out there that is 14.5 points--more than either a Big Mac or a large fries at McDonald's. And it's not the whipped cream--whipped cream is essentially free. You would have to eat 3-3/4 cups of whipped cream to get that many points.

The moral of the story? I walk to Jupiter coffee for a plain jane coffee with a splash of cream. Otherwise why bother to walk at all? Off to dust off the pedometer and find the leash for a deerhound, THEN I'll fire...

6 comments:

Bill Paley said...

It's the vagueness that people live in as to what their caloric intake truly is that leads to excessive weight gain...

Anonymous said...

What does the deerhound get?

Brenda Griffith said...

The female deerie got walkies. The male deerie and the psycho spaniel stayed home home and got whinies. And I got one lousy activity point. Not even enough to obviate the little bit of half 'n' half I allowed myself in my coffee. Exercise. Bah Humbug.

Jodi said...

Congrats on the 10 pounds! Between the holidays and vacation, I'm very happy to have maintained the 35 I've lost, but I really need to get back on track, as I have about 55 more to go! I need to exercise too. Ack!

Gardenwife said...

Good for you on your weight loss. You're so right about the hidden calories. People don't think about the things they drink.

I work at a Caribou and also am losing weight. Yeah, temptations abound! LOL

Have you tried Caribou's new Northern Lite Lattes? They are made with skim milk and have sugar-free syrups sweetened with Splenda. There's chocolate, raspberry, caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, and Kahlua. A lot of our customers like the chocolate/raspberry latte. The only points in the drink is for your skim milk. Which is more than I can say for the low-fat muffin or scone. ;)

Brenda Griffith said...

Ummm raspberry! I LOVE raspberry coffee...