that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.


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for fun

I wouldn’t normally post something like this butttt I asked for a garlic keeper for my birthday. Random, I know… but you know how those things are, one conversation leads to another – this one started as ‘Mom, Chrissy was telling me how an Asian bamboo veggie steamer could be used as storage for onions and garlic…probably because it breathes better than other containers, genius hey?’ to which my mom responded ‘Why don’t you just get a garlic keeper?’ Even more genius. My mom – ever the practical one. On Friday, my parents had a birthday ‘party’ for me; it was a month late but that was the fun part, delayed attention – no big deal. Ha ha. Anyway, mom gave me a garlic keeper to celebrate 26 years. The keeper is made out of pottery and thus an idea emerged that this could be a forever-sort of thing and the beginnings of my pottery collection! I don’t know about you, but my mom has a complete pottery collection of every piece imaginable and it is long since been a desire of mine to have a collection of my own.

So it was the gift of the beginning of a beautiful, pottery relationship. Or something.

The hardest, and I truly mean difficult and overwhelming, part is picking the design and style. I was surprised that I fell in love with the set I did, mainly because I tend to enjoy things matte instead of glossy… but here it is, my first pottery item (sitting on top of one of the custom made shelves – compliments of my Dad’s brilliant handiwork). It looks kind of like an urn but whatever, hopefully the pictures are ok:


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