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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1276: "Bomb Clycogenesis"

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-26-2014 11:44 AM 689 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought it would be funny to name my blog with a term that has been thrown around here a lot these past few days. It seems the meteorologists needed to create new words to describe the storm that is soon upon us, as there apparently were not sufficient choices in the 1,025,109.8 words that are said to be in the English Language. (I am wondering about the ”.8” word – but that would be another post altogether!)

I think that what we are about to experience has surely occurred previously, but in order to bring the excitement up another level, creating new words will give a sense of insecurity so that most will remain glued to the television for instructions on how to survive.

Oh – I have no doubt we are going to have snow. And probably a good helping of it. But the last several days has been a media circus of one channel trying to outdo the other in the forecast. You would think it is the end of the world. Even with my limited exposure to live news and weather, I had to sneak over to the web feeds of these stations to see what was coming. Just to be informed. And I found myself caught up in the wild speculations of “what ifs” and “worst scenarios” and had to turn away.

I have come to the conclusion that we are getting a storm. It will be harsh for a while, and then be done. We will take our normal precautions and be ready for it, but as with the other storms that pass, we should survive.

I am not against letting people know, only blowing things up to be something far worse than one could imagine. I don’t like living in fear and seeing this all week only reinforces my choice of not having TV. It only adds stress to my life.

Yesterday we got just about everything done. Everything is printed for the classes. All the wood is prepped, sanded and even drilled. I did all the laundry and everything is pretty much ready to load into the car. We are good.

So today we are waiting and watching as the snow will pile up. While I awoke to seeing clear pavement, the winds are picking up as I write and the snow is falling in earnest.

It has arrived.

So I will see you all on the other side. I am not sure if we will lose power or not, but even though we live in a remote area, they are also pretty good at that aspect of things. These Canadians know how to deal with winter. ;)

If all else fails, I’ll spend the day working on my needlework. That always calms me.

Oh – and just before I began writing today, I found a weather page I like. It is called “The Friendly Forecast” and it posts its information without the side of “horrors”. (http://www.friendlyforecast.com/canada/ns_nova_scotia/weather.php?db=217)

Just the way I like it.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 07:44 PM

The media drama queens have quite a time trying to out do each other every day, The .8 word is when you catch yourself just in time and don’t say something you want to, would like to, but know you had better not ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 08:01 PM

I know what you mean about making it sound exciting and dangerous. As a high school idiot-I think most
teenage boys fit this catagory- we thought nothing of driving in conditions that they now tell us are not
safe to drive in. We had tire chains in the trunk, along with a shovel and and old tarp or blanket to lay on
to put the chains on, and occasionally used them. I do not even have a set of chains for either my pickup
or the wife’s car anymore. There is some weather that I would not drive in unless it was absolutely
necessary, but some of these storms just require a little common sense. Hope you have a safe and happy
trip.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 01:55 PM

I think the .8 word is the Canadin ‘eh or is it ‘ay.

I sincerely hope you get to the show, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 10:56 AM

Thank you all for your comments. As you will read in the next entry, we decided not to make the trip. :(

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 11:50 AM

I believe the media has a whole lot to do with the demise of human behavior. Promoting stupid shows like Honey BooBoo, Real Housewives, etc., makes me sick to even see so many stupid, dumb, etc. Even the promotion of rap-crap words that make no sense, and give young people even more ways to disrespect life of all sorts. Sorry bout the rant, I just can’t stand people with no common sense, which seem to be more and more. If I have offended anyone, then I’ll just say your in the column of not having any sense. The End.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 03-28-2014 12:03 PM

No – I am with you 100% Roger. I usually am pretty tolerant because I need to have my “public face” on for my business. I don’t discuss politics, religion or other opinions such as that because it just stirs up too much controversy. As a business owner that puts herself in the public, I don’t have that luxury. But I have deep feelings about things such as you mentioned, and my friends close to me know that and respect me for it. I think you are spot on with your assessment, and you did not offend me at all. I value your friendship and agree that media is really at the root of the way people are thinking. My short time seeing what is on TV in passing only confirms my feelings.

Thanks for your thoughts. :)

I hope you have a great weekend! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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