WAL-MART WATCH, take a peek if you rather not have the Mal-Mart zone in your neighborhood!!!!
The below is a internet funny that my Dad sent me. I was ROTFLMAO. These are the ideas that Ferris Bueller would think of and I would love to try out in Walmart.
Mr. And Mrs. Fenton are retired, and Mrs. Fenton insists her husband go with her to Wal-Mart. He gets so bored with all the shopping trips. He prefers to get in and get out, but Mrs. Fenton loves to browse.
One day Mrs. Fenton gets this letter from Wal-Mart:
Dear Mrs. Fenton, Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may ban both of you from our stores. We have documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. All complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below.
Things Mr. Bill Fenton has done while his spouse was shopping in Wal-Mart:
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clock s in House wares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the ladies rest rooms.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in house wares..... And watched what happened.
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6. September 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.
8. September 23: When a clerk asks if they can help him, he begins to cry and asks, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
9. October 4: Looked right into the se curity camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose.
10. November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where the antidepressants are.
11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously loudly humming the Mission Impossible" theme.
12. December 6: In the auto department, practiced his "Madonna look" using different size funnels.
13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browse through, yelled "PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"
14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumes the fetal position and screams "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"
And last, but not least 15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"
So if you ever get bored and decide to have a little Ferris fun in Wal-Mart...please be sure to let me know.
Have a Happy Holiday!
I just finished up another set that's in kiln...it's in plums, turq, and black with accents of lavender and dark periwinkle. It looked great when I was torching them but time will tell.
I've got a couple orders of furnace glass coming in. I just love the stuff. It's a smooth melt and not as forgiving as most of the 104 COE glasses but the color!!! The colors are dense, vivid, and look much more alive than most of the 104's.
I've got errands and an appointment scheduled for me this morning...hopefully my last dental appointment of the year...then I'm off to the studio. I've got a couple more projects I'm working on and want to make some headway on.
Have a happy creative day!!!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about recycling and my business. I know…what a topic for a blog but you know me, anything goes. We have been living in Austin, Texas for almost two years now. That has drastically influenced my environmental awareness. I’ve made changes in my business to consume less energy and recycle more. The below is some of the things that I’ve been doing.
Consume less energy:
-Use a smaller, less electrically needing kiln. I use a Chili Pepper kiln for annealing now. I rarely use the Paragon because of the amount of watts it uses.
-I use energy saving light bulbs, either Cool Lite or Sylvania, in the studio and at shows. The 60W equates to only using 13W of energy. If I can go without electric at show, I do.
-I looked for a studio that has rooms so that when I’m working in a room, only that room is lighted and has AC in it. I keep the other vents shut down. I keep a schedule so that I don’t work on the torch or kilns in the heat of the day. The areas that are harder to keep cool, we normally only use those early in the day or in cooler seasons. This wasn’t a huge issue in the Midwest but it is in parts of Texas.
-I use rechargeable batteries for the camera and all the small tools like the dremel.
We changed out the ceiling fans with more energy efficient fans. They move the air, keep it cooler and having better energy efficient lighting.
-We use old washcloths, towels, and t-shirts instead of paper towels. I’m still on roll of paper towels that I placed in the studio during early March.
-We re-use most of the glass and plastic containers that we buy food in. They are re-used in the studio for various projects. Right now, all my glass stringers that I pull are stored in tea containers. Some are also stored in old pasta sauce jars. I even use old coffee cans to sort glass can, as a sharps container, and to store sterling pieces that getting ready to be mailed off to the manufacturer.
- We recycle old newspaper, any packing materials, old boxes, bubble wrap, and every other packing material.
Technology has really decreased the amount of natural resources that I use.
I send more emails and fewer postcards. It’s just less gas that is used for delivery and less paper that is used. Less shows (both buying at trade shows and show) because of the amount of fuel needed and more internet.
I’m always looking for ideas…so if you have any…let me know. There is only one Mother Earth and it saddens me that we are draining Her resources at an alarming rate.
Also don't forget, my end of year lampwork bead sale....beads are moving quickly. I will be adding more as I get pics. Here's the URL...http://www.mixedmediajewelry.com/ in the lampwork section of the website.
Have a happy and creative day!