Hey, even a young techie's fancy turns to thoughts of love in the springtime. That's my premise, here, at least. Here's my Geek Love pendant (which spells out the word "love" in binary code) framed by a cool Fly Eye Tab by Sarah Moran on one side and a clean square toggle clasp on the other.
The Short One had a play date today at local indoor play area (despite thoughts of spring, it's back in the 30s here where we live, sigh). After half an hour of frenetic but amicable play time a boy we didn't know (but who appeared to be about the SO's age) came up to the SO with a smile on his face. I thought I was about to view a cute interaction, so I watched them - to see the little so-and-so spit a mouth full of water square in the SO's face and then smirk at him.
The SO was quite distressed by the whole encounter, not to mention wet, but unfortunately, the boy's mother either didn't notice the exchange or didn't care, and I was left with the dilemma about what to do about the whole situation. I didn't feel right about presuming to discipline a stranger's child, but I didn't want the SO to think this was acceptable, either. (Frankly, I don't think I would take all that well to having water spit in my face, either.) In the end, I simply informed both of them that spitting was very rude, stayed with the SO until he calmed down and told him to ignore the boy and go play with his friends. Which he did after a little coaxing.
He came home happy and said he had a good time (although he did request to change his wet shirt, which seemed quite reasonable to me), so I kissed him and told him I was proud of him. Still, I must confess (outside of the SO's hearing) that I'm still pretty annoyed at that little squirt and his parent. But I suppose that's motherhood for you, eh?
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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