Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Over the Hump Or Just Over the Hill?

Coffee in the Austin skyline mug, "Choctaw Bingo" by James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards on iTunes (from Live in Aught-Three). Yeah. "Too mean to die... great big ole party... still makes whiskey 'cause he still knows how... caught a great big ole blue cat on a driftin' jugline... cooks that crystal meth because the shine don't sell, you know he likes that money, he don't mind the smell..." I alsmost wish I were going to SXSW in March (Dave's annual solo vacation), and I don't even *like* live music. But for James McMurty, I would make an exception (and I don't even know of he's playing for the festival--he lives in Austin and for the five years that I lived there I didn't see him once!--my fault not his, he plays a lot).

Back to glass. Got another nibble yesterday for 400 pieces. Spurred me to create a how-long-does-it-take-to-make-X-of-these chart. You know, I can make 300 sushi pates in two weeks, without even pushing it? And when Bettina arrives I'll be able to do it in one. Whoa.

Also got all the weights of all the pieces into a spreadsheet (hate NPR, love Excel--what's the world coming to!) and used it to validate my pricing model. What do you know, it worked! It worked in a backwards kind of way, but at least I'm not giving the work away. Unfortunately, it did change the costing slightly on my product inventory so I'm going to have to adjust those numbers in QuickBooks (will the QB ever be done?).

Some of the balls I'm juggling are dropping perilously close to the ground and I need to finish them up--the mailing list must get done *today*, the website must get at least the old content moved to the new site and the new site activated by Monday with a plan for new data propagation in place. Yesterday the website piece sounded easy. After an hour of piddling with it this morning, I've hit a roadblock and am frustrated by it. Time to put it down for awhile and put glass in the kiln.

My first FedEx shipments go out Friday... here's hoping that relationship works.


Bill said...

You know you love purple. Down with Brown!

Dee said...

put rubber mats under the balls so they bounce well! ;)

checked out the joomla/rocket theme sites the other nite, still drooling ;) when you next converse with christian, would you pls ask him if the hosting cost he mentioned to you is what i would pay for him to host a joomla site for me? sometime this spring....

and i'm still not putting postcards in the mailbox either - fri is the eta for those to go out....