Life is a series of successes and failures; today was made of win with whipped cream and unicorns.
I learned that the word reticule, which I have known as a small purse of netting, is also sometimes spelled “reticle“, which is inelegant, perhaps, linguistically, but refers to the netting-like quality of the crosshairs in a gun sight. Learning any new word (or previously unknown version of a known word) can only be counted as a success.
This came up because a girl named Jennifer said that I was the genuine reticle. It was a typo; she meant “article” but reticle was even better. I agreed, after reflection, that I am much like a focusing device.
I saw this great photo on Facebook today, and I am told that it’s Sinatra, on a Warner Brother’s set.
So. I have six more days of the Ranch tenants’ madcap consumption of energy and water. It’s fairly stunning. Thankfully, they are just here for the one month, because I can’t even think of how I would face up to this long-term.
It became clear almost immediately that we weren’t compatible; I love love love my smaller space, but I definitely need property mates who share my desire to use fewer, rather than vastly more, resources, and to have some kind of passing relationship with the outdoors. This past month has been very strange, to say the least, and of course it will hang on statistically for a year, a series of crazed, unholy spikes on the water and electric bills to remind me of what a bad job I did communicating what “energy-conscious” means to me.
Beadwork by AJ Reardon; Green Hornwing
Our next model shoot for the book is this Sunday; it should be fun.
I’m working with a local photographer for this one, and have some great models lined up, boys and girls. It’s one of the last jobs to complete before I dive into Volume II layout with the seriousness of someone approaching a press date, and of course after the shoot I can send back all of the beadwork I’ve been hogging, other people’s work, work I made as gifts for others, you name it. It will all fly out of the door, and that will be wonderful, but also I will miss being able to play with it all.
And sadly, I have not had my chess rematch, but soon, I suspect.
I can’t wait!