Friday, June 30, 2006
another bead show, and books
Very busy day today! I went to the Timonium Fair Grounds for a bead show, held in two of the convention buildings. I met up with three of my online beading buddies and we had a blast! I found a couple of new suppliers that I am DEFINITELY going to be seeing again at subsequent shows -- really unusual things! I got some emeralds (natural stone, rather than the gemmy ones you see in jewelry stores), opal (ditto), chrysoprase, aquamarines, citrine, carnelian, several very cool types of quartz -- hmm, what else...... just lots of neat stuff. Fortunately, I had a stellar sales day on Thursday, so was able to spend more than I'd planned (always a good thing). So, for this long weekend, I have some fun things to work with!
Books -- 4% Famous is fair. Eh. I just got Augusten Burroughs latest, "Possible Side Effects" and can't wait to start it. And I stopped at Barnes and Noble today and made a list of some classics that I want to read -- "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", "Siddhartha", and "All Quiet on the Western Front" are just a few. After those heavy-hitters I'll need some more light stuff!