Saturday, August 18, 2007

Inertia vs. Entropy

From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition:

inertia: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force

entropy: the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity

These two laws of nature have long been constants in my life. When I only look away for a moment, my house (and sometimes my entire life, it seems) is attacked by some kind of speed-of-light form of uber-entropy. And looking at it, and thinking about trying to oppose it, seems such a hopeless proposition, that I end up doing absolutely nothing. Ok, it's not quite as bad as all that, but sometimes it feels that way.

I've had an idea for a small craft item that I've been kicking around for years. I've moved the templates and supplies for it from Dallas to Richardson to Casa Linda to Farmers Branch to Oak Cliff to Wills Point, and finally now to Kerrville. A good friend has offered to make a website and show me how to set up on e-bay to give this idea at least a decent shot. So, either it will be entertaining and profitable, or it will be something that I gave a good try, and I can lay it to rest.

You can see the picture I took above (I meant to paste it in right here, where I'm typing about it, but that's not exactly what happened. *sigh*) - not the one that will ultimately end up on the website or e-bay, which will be taken with a better camera, and with a 2.0 version of the product. Here we have a 1.0 version of a Dream Dolly. I had some 1.1's, but I guess I gave them away over the last few years. So - Susie, Lisa, and any of the rest of you with Dolly prototypes - you could have major historical artifacts, there. And wish me luck - I'm scared to death that it won't fly - or that it will!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Jumping right in, I guess

I have essentially been a vagabond for the past year or so, and moved way too many times in the 3 years prior as well. After many months without my own home, my own space, even my own bed, I have finally landed in a rented duplex in Kerrville, Texas. My computer is up and running, I have high-speed internet access, and evidently some kind of twisted need to share my thoughts with as many strangers and friends as I can lure here.

I joined myspace a few years ago in an attempt to keep tabs on my children. I'm sure they had other accounts, but at least I got to see some of the stuff they posted, and I began blogging now and again. As a bit of background, and perhaps oversharing, here is the link to the things that have fallen out of my head and into the keyboard.

I'm also trying to find an acceptable photo to post on here. Wish me luck on that....