Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pokemon Go

Always have a stick ready for play time.
I started playing Pokemon Go last week because my adult children said it was fun. I know the news only prints the negative or really stupid stuff people have done, but I found it to be very entertaining. 
Annie and I now go to the local parks near our house for a walk. In doing that I found out about a big dog play group that meets every night for about an hour.  Annie is the only dog out of 30 that will find something for you to fetch. People find that funny, so there is no shortage of playmates for her. After a hour of play time, we walk another hour so I can play Pokemon Go. Annie will carry around a stick just in case I stop near anyone not afraid of dogs to see if they will play with her.  Annie gets a good work out (a tired dog is a happy dog) and some social time with dogs the same size. There are no little yappy dogs in the group, because if you have an attitude you would quickly become the center of attention, which is not a good thing at all!
So we now walk 2+ hours a day, clocking in 6-10 miles. It's a win for both Annie and me. Now I just need to learn how to fight in the gym. :)  

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beaded Cards

I'm looking for things to do on the long plane ride to Europe next month. I pack light, so really don't like taking lots of stuff in my carry on bag. I was thinking maybe I would make more of these critters for a class I hope to get on my meetup calendar after I get back. 
I finally broke down and got the Pokeman Go app. Still have no idea what I'm doing but so far I have 3 in my backpack and no balls (or whatever those things are called) to catch anymore. Now trying to figure out how one goes about getting more. I thinking of it as learning something new to keep my brain healthy. Beaded that Pokeman years ago!
Annie and I walk a lot but it's very unwise for me not to pay attention to my surrounding with Annie. Any sightings of raccoons and Annie would be off in a heart beat, dragging me behind her. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August Auction - DGW 2016

DGW Auction August 6, 2016
Today is auction day down at DGW auction house in Sunnyvale. 
I normally don't go to the live auctions anymore. I put in silent bids instead. There are too many cool things for me not to be there in person today. Does take a good chunk out of one's day but if I can score some good buys for my consignment booth it will be worth it!
There is a narrow vintage oak filing cabinet (one I've never seen before) that would be perfect for 8.5X11 paper storage. The old library card file cabinets is another hot item people collect for their craft rooms. The display box for silk threads is cool but I think it will good way over my budget. It isn't in mint condition, as two of the drawer have the inside replaced with particle board, which was a super bad choice. Still, a non dealer person will jump on it. I like the doll house dioramas, just because it something different. Not to sure that I can resell them for a profit, so I have to be there in person to bid to see how low the bidding will be. Wish me luck!  Related Posts with Thumbnails