What's everyone doing for the weekend.

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  1. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Active Member

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    The Leland Awards went well this past Saturday. I got to see people who hardly ever make it to the Museum any more. And I learned that the Museum Director was not merely tolerating my plans for a "mini special event" this July 20th, for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, but was fully supporting the project.

    This past Sunday, things didn't go quite so well: The plan was a concert at Disney Hall (organist Paul Jacobs in a recital program of Bach, Mozart, Ives, and Liszt). Unfortunately, something I'd eaten disagreed violently with me, and before I'd even made it to the Blue Line station, the fireworks had started going off in my lower intestine. I had to turn around, and even had to stop twice on the way back home, to lie down for a few minutes. Then, after "the runs" subsided, either my cold relapsed, or I'd come down with another cold.

    This weekend will probably be a fairly uneventful day at the Museum. Maybe I'll find the time to set some more type for the Apollo Day event.
     
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    The Apollo Day event (of which I have living memory!) sound exciting.
    Sorry to hear about your illnesses. Hope you are 100% for the weekend.​
     
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    I still have to check the weather to see if we can go where we planned. May head south to Death Valley instead.
     
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    Maybe, after you get a buzz from the varnish; you can still indulge in some wine and a movie.
     
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    I couldn't help but think as I got up this morning at 4:30 to go to work that if I had gone to the beach yesterday I would currently still be in bed fast asleep...oh well. I will be stopping off at the store after my mini-happy hour with Cheryl to pick up some essentials including some wine for the snow days to come.

    Where were you guys planning on going this weekend? If it's anywhere in OR/WA I would turn south to Death Valley too...

    Bummer about last Sunday @Marlin Perkins . :( I hope that this weekend yields plenty of planning for your Apollo event.
     
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    The whole state is covered with clouds. Where it is not raining it is snowing.
    Even Death Valley is expecting 1.5 inches.
    So, I think I will go out and sulk in my RV!
     
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    Very bummed about the weather "event" over the weekend. It didn't even stick around long enough for me to get a snow day off of work. :mad: I should've gone to the beach because I only would've been snowed in for an extra day instead of the five they were forecasting.
     
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    Saturday: I got to the Museum, and with no other immediate project, I decided to see if I'd learned anything by watching (and occasionally assisting) Juan, when he printed bags on the Windmill. (Flat paper merchandise bags have a well-deserved reputation for being horrendously difficult to print on a power-fed press, both because the thickness is uneven, and because they are often stuck together.) And as it happens, I had a nearly-full carton of souvenir-card bags. So I took a stack, and tried feeding it, with a setup like he'd used. Remarkably, they weren't being dropped, and they weren't being double-fed. So I threw a forme together, and inked it up. By 1 in the afternoon, I was washing up the press after going through the entire carton with surprisingly few problems.

    As I was getting the last of the ink off (I have a very simple standard on washup: if you can eat off the ink plate, you're done; if not, keep going), a fellow docent, who had, for a couple of years, been content to do the most menial "grunt-work" jobs nobody else wanted, approached me with a stack of note cards she had rescued from being thrown out, wanting to try printing on them. I finished the washup, we discussed it while I ate lunch (I'm assuming she'd already eaten), and then I gave her a quick introduction to the Ludlow machine, so she'd have a type forme to print from, and then I got her started on a simple hand-lever clamshell platen press, slightly smaller than the Pilot press I'd used in college. Because time was short, and she'd had no prior graphic arts experience, I did the more complicated tasks myself.

    And then, yes, I finally cast some Ludlow slugs for the mock newspaper front page for my Apollo Day special event.

    Sunday, I'd hoped to find time to change the oil on my car, but the periods of clear daylight were all too brief for that.
     
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    Our weather was not nearly as bleak as predicted here either. But Rod now has some obligations so we are stuck at home. Hopefully, next week will be better.
    My daughter got all that was promised and then some. They have no school for a couple of days.
    This weekend will probably be spent cleaning up in general.
     
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    I have no idea what this coming weekend has in store for me. I am hoping that I will be able to spend some time with my cousin before she goes back home on Saturday. She lives in the Bend area, and doesn't always make it into town very often.
     
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    This Saturday is a Boy Scout Merit Badge Day at the Museum.

    Imagine 80-100 Boy Scouts doing two Merit Badges in six hours, with little or no homework involved.
     
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    Well, we are having dinner out with friends on Friday. Then it looks like we will be doing Valentine's Day with our daughter's family on Saturday. With the grandkids and school; weekends work best for family get-togethers.
     

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