Wordless Wednesday – Local Color Edition

Brown Street Oakland 7-9-17April 20, 2014 (Local Color 2)Flowers by World Ground3-22-17


You mean sugar and spice aren’t everything nice?

A lot of us creative types pull LOONNNNGGG hours and use stimulants to keep up the pace. I am down to my last vice: sugar. Now my body is warning me to let that bad habit go, too – or else.

Growing old is not for wimps.

I found the following post trying to figure out what the heck was going on – why suddenly my legs want to run marathons when I need to sleep.

The Restless Legs Blog (or how I tried to convince Big Pharma that my legs are better)

For some, this is the ultimate sacrifice. For some it’s impossible to even consider.

According to the statistic below, the average person is supposed to consume no more than 30 grams of sugar a day. There is 24 grams of sugar and 200 calories in a bowl of Cap’n Crunch … so if you’re starting the day off with a boost from Cap’n Crack, that doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for the rest of the day. You pretty much have to pull the sheets over your head to avoid going over the recommended amount.

There’s even sugar in table salt. Glucose is a sugar (the main sugar in corn syrup), and is added in small amounts (0.04%) to salt to prevent the potassium iodide from breaking down into iodine, which evaporates away (sublimes).

“Table Salt.” Science Toys sci-toys.com/ingredients/table_salt.html

When it comes to RLS, it’s not a matter of…

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Strange things for sewing

I am not going to tell you what this is. If you sew a certain type of clothing, you may have made one of these. This is my streamlined version.

Bra making pressing surface


I recently tried pressing without this, using the end of a sleeve roll (per Thread’s magazine) and it did not go well. So I made a proper pressing curve.

Nerd Alert. Look away if you are allergic to geekyness. 🙂

I drilled the hole in the base. The finial came with a screw that was too long. The plan was to cut part of it off. RIP jigsaw blade; you made it about half way through before snapping off.

Plan B was actually easier. I removed the screw, found a golf pencil, whittled it a bit and created a dowel. A little Elmer’s and light sanding later and I have a(nother) pressing surface. In case you are wondering why I didn’t just use a long wood screw and countersink it under the base, the answer is none big enough found in the stash.


Shout out to my local Rockler for helping me, especially for cutting the base and letting me buy just this piece. That was very cool. The old lumber yard I used go to made you buy the board and charged for every cut.