lish (lishd) wrote,
lish
lishd

GMD for EKSMD

i threw the Grammy Memorial Dinner this month, as noted. i wore a velvet skirt she'd like, & my FF orange opal dichro, which i'd purchased ages ago because they reminded me of this huge opal ring grammy wore. i laid out a tablecloth she made & embroidered, with coasters, placemats, napkins, & salt & pepper shakers (shaped like fish) that she'd she'd sent me across some care packages fifteen years ago. we used my stabby flatware that she & my brother had gifted to me on a birthday. i put a slideshow of pictures of her on the tv via my zen, & we ate her recipes.

it was delicious. everyone did a great job cooking, & everything did come out pretty close to how i remember. chris made burgers on kaiser rolls (thick, seasoned & seared in a particular way; he nailed it perfectly); james & will made creamed spinach & green beans (the latter boiled, not microwaved); joe made butter dips (a breadstick-like amazing thing); & i made frozen strawberry pie on a homemade graham cracker crust for dessert. (i almost bought a pack of individual tiny pre-made graham cracker crusts i saw at the grocery store - it went like this: "oh hey, there will be six of us & here are six tiny shells & it'd make things easier & grammy would NEVER EVER DO THIS so forget it". lulz, she never bought a pre-made crust in her life.) the extra bonus of the day was atrophie's surprise arrival! since chris doesn't eat fruit & lindsay needed something to contribute, she picked up an assortment of pepperidge farm cookies which contained many of grammy's favorites (most notably chessmen & milano). there was plenty of food for everybody & it really was a great time. here are a few pics!

the honoree:


& holding a koala during one of her 72348923759 international trips (i'd guess this is circa 1985):


everyone at dinner (note grammy on the tv):


so many good memories here:


the pie crust i made (yes, i have the pride):


& filled with frozen strawberry goodness:


re-gathered at the table for pie & cookies:


i also took the opportunity of lindsay's visit to do a little surprise for her & to give her a birthday present to take home (no peeking until the day!), but i'll let her write those up if she chooses.

what a great event. thanks everyone for being there & for so kindly letting me micromanage. :D perhaps we'll do this again? grammy made AWESOME spaghetti & meatballs...

next up: just two photographed entries in the food log (& a trip to coastal kitchen) since my last post, & these are good memories too. so here they are:

the brussels sprouts i had at dinner last night (cooked with green apples & in some kind of amazing marinade, maybe honey-soy?) were SO delicious i ordered an extra side plate of them to go. tonight i put those alongside a piece of rockfish & a small salad of organic romaine, baby carrot, & red pepper. 308 calories, 17g carb, 39g protein, 6g fiber, & over 160% each A & C.


i've been very salad-heavy this week. tonight's was organic romaine, spinach, red pepper, criminis, carrots, radish, & celery, tossed with some oregano (after taking the pic). i worked hard on a hair client today & missed lunch, so i seared off a filet mignon to eat alongside.

joe & i hit the coastal kitchen during another half-off night. they were featuring morocco, which i love. my starter was the "moules marocain": local mussels sauteed with an EXCEPTIONAL fennel-raisin compote, yellow pepper and garlic. there were some green olives in there, too, & the whole thing was sweet & savory & spectacular. joe's starter was the "lamb cigar", which was amusingly plated to resemble a giant ginger-&-clove-spiced lamb stogie. for entrees, we split the "ras ahi hanout" - seared ahi dredged in wonderful ras-el hanout with ripe raw tomato & lovely charmoula rice; & the "berber braised lamb", roasted with cinnamon & ginger... but while the lamb was super tender & buttery & delightful, the dried fruit couscous (dates, golden raisins, & i think some citron), is what really elevated that dish. YUM.

in other news, joe is finally employed again, so i hope we'll soon be able to get back to doing more awesome things. you know, like this & this. ok, maybe not so soon - but i am totally pushing for NZ as our next major trip because of this stuff. :D

& now, time for something that becomes more major each year:
collection post 2011! - http://stretched.livejournal.com/5603448.html:
compared to my last collection post, i've sold 13 pairs & gained 16 pairs (8 stone, 5 glass, 3 other); i have upgraded 6 pairs (same material, better example of it); & i have 4 more pairs of flashy stone (14 now to 10 before). the box is the same, 76 pairs are the same, but i'm definitely happier. :)



there are more pics & a detailed write-up at each item's "(link)".



drawer 1 - organics & titanium/steel
  • DF abaraka blue morpho butterfly plugs in ebony, 4ga DF DIY blue morpho on black acrylic to match (link)
  • DF auris pearl morpho butterfly plugs in ebony, 4ga DF DIY pearl morpho on black acrylic to match (link, video)
  • DF auris idea idea idea butterfly plugs in ebony, 4ga DF horn DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF auris red on black skeleton leaves in ebony, 4ga DF diablo ebony eyelet with DIY red on black skeleton leaf to match (link)

  • DF maelstrom studio labs ebony with purple paua shell inlays, 4ga DF abalone in horn DIY colored to match (link, link)
  • DF paul's plugs custom ebony eyelets, 4ga DF diablo ebony eyelet to match (link, link)
  • DF ebony stash plugs, 4ga DF ebony plug to match (link)
  • 1/2" DF drusy DIY inlaid into 3/4" DF buffalo horn eyelets, 4ga DF drusy to match (link)

  • DF relic stoneworks blue-green chiapas amber plugs, 4ga DF relic blue-green chiapas amber to match (link)
  • DF onetribe green chiapas amber plugs, 4ga DF onetribe green chiapas amber to match (link, link)

  • 14ga/12ga goodart titanium navel curl, "octopus" anodized (link)
      14ga fractal creations titanium double eyebrow spike, unanodized by me
      6ga fractal creations titanium serenity II captive, unanodized by me (link)

  • 11/16" SF jesse jarrell fractal creations titanium triskelion eyelets, 4ga DIY triskelion in steel to match (link, link, link)
  • 8ga fractal creations titanium spinal captives with dimpled 5/16" rubber balls, 10ga fractal creations titanium spinal captive with dimpled 1/4" rubber ball, unanodized by me, to match, with 4ga kaos 1/4" black earskin (link, link)
  • 2ga fractal creations titanium interlace captives, 4ga fractal creations titanium interlace captive, unanodized by me, or 4ga SF anato steel machined eyelet, cut to 1/4" wearable length, to match (link, link)
  • 6ga fractal creations titanium demontail captives, blurple anodized (link)
      4ga fractal creations titanium demontail captive, unanodized by me (link)

  • DF DIY bismuth plugs in resin & steel, 4ga DF DIY bismuth in resin & IS steel eyelet to match (link, link, link)
  • DF moodstone plugs, 4ga DF DIY moodstone plug on acrylic to match (link)
  • 20mm SF wildcat op art eyelets, 4ga DIY op art to match (link)
  • DF industrial strength steel eyelets, old style (shorter wearable area), 4ga DF IS steel eyelet to match (link)



    drawer 2 - acrylics/mixed-media & silicone, overflow
  • 5/8" SF red mirrorback plugs (DIY'd over silver mirrorbacks) DIY inlaid into 3/4" DF black acrylic eyelets, 4ga DF emblem red flashback to match (link, video)
  • 5/8" SF blue mirrorback plugs DIY inlaid into 3/4" DF black acrylic eyelets, 4ga SF blue mirrorback to match (link, link, link)
  • 21mm prizmatic red fanciful dichro cabochons DIY mounted to 20mm DF ikon plugs, 7mm red fanciful dichro cab DIY mounted to 4ga DF black acrylic to match (link)
  • 21mm prizmatic blue aquatic dichro cabochons DIY mounted to 20mm DF ikon plugs, 7mm blue aquatic dichro cab DIY mounted to 4ga DF black acrylic to match (link)

  • 20mm DF time tunnels, 4ga DF DIY time tunnel on acrylic to match (link, link)
  • 20mm DF elektro plugs, 4ga DF DIY elektroplug on acrylic to match (link, link, related)
  • DF atrophie acrylic & resin lish baby teeth plugs, 4ga DF black steel & resin baby tooth plug to match (link)
  • DF industrial strength red rock candy plugs, 4ga SF DIY red "rock candy" in black steel to match (link, link)

  • 20mm DF blue/red acid plugs, 4ga SF DIY acid plug to match (link, video)
  • DF video eye plugs, 4ga DF DIY video eye on black acrylic to match (link)
  • 20mm DF DIY red heart plugs, 4ga DF DIY red heart plug to match (link, link)
  • 20mm DF DIY mercury dime plugs, 4ga DF DIY miniature mercury dime plug on black acrylic to match (link)

  • 20mm DF DIY ladybug plugs, 4ga DF DIY ladybug plug to match (link)
  • DF clear superglitter plugs, 4ga DF clear superglitter to match (link)
  • kaos blue opal fill extracted & DIY inlaid into 3/4" DF black acrylic eyelets, 4ga DF DIY kaos blue opal fill in black acrylic to match (link)
  • kaos 5/16" silver earskins, 4ga kaos 1/4" silver earskin & 0ga kaos 1/4" silver earskin to match (link)

  • DF glasswear studios amber honeycomb texture plugs with DIY bee, 4ga DF GWS amber colorfront with DIY bee to match (link)
  • DF sodalite, 4ga DF sodalite to match (link, link)
  • 5/8" DF moss agate DIY inlaid into 3/4" DF black acrylic eyelets, 4ga DF acrylic DIY painted to match (link)




  • drawer 3 - stone
  • DF relic stoneworks green ocean jasper, 4ga DF green adventurine DIY painted to match (link, link, link)
  • DF relic stoneworks/oracle dumortierite, 4ga DF denim lapis DIY painted to match (link)
  • 20mm DF relic stoneworks condor agate, 4ga DF opalite DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF relic stoneworks pietersite, REVERSES TO solid flash, 4ga SF steel DIY painted to match each side (link, link)

  • DF relic stoneworks rainbow labradorite, 4ga DF labradorite to match (link, link, link, video)
  • DF relic stoneworks blue labradorite, 4ga DF oracle labradorite to match (link, video)
  • DF relic stoneworks green spectrolite, REVERSES TO purple labradorite, 4ga DF relic green spectrolite & 4ga DF relic purple labradorite to match (link, video, video)
  • DF relic stoneworks seraphinite, REVERSES TO straight-grain, 4ga DF DIY seraphinite cab on acrylic to match (link)

  • DF middle woodland ear spools black moonstone, 4ga DF MWES black moonstone to match (link, video)
  • DF middle woodland ear spools rainbow moonstone, 4ga DF MWES rainbow moonstone to match (link, video)
  • DF middle woodland ear spools hypersthene, 4ga DF MWES hypersthene to match (link, video)
  • DF middle woodland ear spools green calcite, 4ga MWES green calcite cab set in black canadian serpentine to match (link, video)

  • DF middle woodland ear spools glass butte fire obsidian, 4ga MWES GB fire obsidian to match (link, video)
  • DF middle woodland ear spools davis creek velvet obsidian, 4ga MWES DC velvet obsidian to match (link, video)
  • DF southhillstones flashy sodalite, 4ga DF flashy sodalite to match (link, video)
  • DF aesthetics cathedral agate, 4ga DF drusy DIY painted to match (link)

  • DF red leopardskin jasper, 4ga DF glass DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF sacred organics african bloodstone, 4ga DF white jade DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF sacred organics kambaba jasper, 4ga DF BMA dyed pink/purple howlite DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF wildcat picasso marble, 4ga DF plum jasper DIY painted to match (link)



    drawer 4 - glass
  • DF gorilla glass red/black power plugs, 4ga DF GWS black colorfront DIY painted to match (link, link)
  • DF gorilla glass red/black power plugs [2], 4ga DF black acrylic DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF gorilla glass brown/turquoise power plugs, 4ga SF GG agave colorfront DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF gorilla glass orange/brown power plugs, 4ga GG clear glass DIY painted to match (link)

  • DF gorilla glass bronze/ivory power plugs, 4ga DF GWS white colorfront DIY sharpied to match (link)
  • DF gorilla glass serpentina power plugs, 4ga DF clear acrylic DIY painted to match (link, link)
  • DF glass distractions silver skull plugs, 4ga DF emblem glass custom fumed plug to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios amber-purple jellyfish plugs on trans sparkle blue, 4ga DF GWS a-p jellyfish on TSB & 4ga DF GWS TSB colorfront DIY painted as zooplankton (jellyfish food) to match (link, link, video)

  • DF glasswear studios mars plugs, 4ga DF GWS custom mars plug to match (link, link, link)
  • DF glasswear studios neptune plugs, 4ga DF GWS glass DIY painted to match (link, link)
  • DF glasswear studios earth plugs, 4ga DF glass DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios nebula plugs, 4ga DF GG clear glass DIY painted to match (link)

  • DF glasswear studios DIY "supernova" plugs (amber-purple colorfronts partially painted & worn backwards), 4ga DF GG clear glass DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF industrial strength amber-purple jewels, 4ga DF DIY resin jewel on painted glass to match (link)
  • DF emblem glass custom lizard plugs, 4ga DF emblem custom background plug to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios honeycomb image plugs, 4ga DF custom honeycomb image plug to match (link, link, video)

  • DF frozenfire lattacino coils, 4ga DF FF custom lattacino coil to match (link)
  • DF frozenfire blue glass plugs, 4ga DF GWS glass DIY painted to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios blue moon pebble plugs, 4ga DF GWS custom pebble plug to match (link, link)
  • DF white cat's eye, 4ga SF white cat's eye to match (link, link)



    drawer 5 - luciferins, fumed & dichroic glass
  • DF red luciferins on clear, 4ga DF red luciferin on clear to match (link, link)
  • DF red luciferins on white, 4ga DF red luciferin on white to match (link, link)
  • DF deep blue luciferins on cobalt, 4ga DF deep blue luciferin on cobalt to match (link, link)
  • DF hardass glass disappearing spirals, 4ga DF HAG custom disappearing spiral to match (link, video)

  • 18mm DF industrial strength red spiral dichro (DIY'd over silver spirals), 4ga DF DIY red spiral dichro to match (DIY'd over IS red regular dichro) (link, link, link, link)
  • SF industrial strength red crystal dichro, 4ga DF IS red crystal dichro to match (link, link)
  • DF industrial strength red transparent dichro, 4ga DF IS red trans dichro to match (link, link, link)
  • DF frozenfire copper galaxies on baby blue, 4ga DF FF copper galaxy on baby blue to match (link, video)

  • DF industrial strength rainbow transparent dichro jewels, 4ga DF DIY resin jewel on FF trans rainbow dichro to match (link, link, link, link, link)
  • DF gorilla glass/relic stoneworks iridescent power plugs, 4ga DF GG/relic iridescent power plug to match (link, video)
  • DF frozenfire orange opal dichro, 4ga DF FF orange opal dichro to match (link, link)
  • DF frozenfire copper sparkle dichro on light cobalt, 4ga DF FF copper sparkle dichro on light cobalt to match (link, video)

  • SF industrial strength emerald crystal dichro, 4ga DF IS emerald regular dichro to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios green/blurple honeycombs, 4ga DF IS aqua dichro DIY sharpied to match (link)
  • DF glasswear studios burnt emerald dichro, 4ga DF IS silver regular dichro DIY sharpied to match (link)
  • DF gorilla glass blue/green/peach trichroic plugs, 4ga GG custom conical blue/green/peach trichro to match (link, link, video)

  • SF industrial strength silver-blue opal dichro, 4ga DF IS silver-blue trans dichro painted white to match (link, link)
  • SF industrial strength blue opal dichro, 4ga DF IS blue trans dichro painted white to match (link, link)
  • SF industrial strength blue transparent dichro, 4ga DF IS blue trans dichro to match (link, link)
  • DF industrial strength blue spiral dichro, 4ga DF DIY blue spiral dichro to match (DIY'd over IS blue regular dichro) (link)


    auxiliary 4ga et.al box
      4ga horn spirals (link)
      4ga DF abalone in horn
      4ga DF abalone in horn
      4ga DF mother of pearl in horn
      4ga DF mother of pearl (painted red) in horn
      4ga DF ebony
      4ga SF anato titanium eyelet
      4ga DF black steel eyelet
      4ga SF econo steel eyelet
      4ga DF mirror plug
      4ga kaos 1/4" clear earskin
      4ga DF sodalite
      4ga DF hematite
      4ga DF rock crystal
      4ga DF sea sediment jasper
      4ga DF purple-pink dyed howlite
      4ga SF IS red regular dichro (old style ball flare)
      4ga DF IS red regular dichro
      4ga DF IS aqua regular dichro
      4ga DF IS silver-blue trans dichro
      4ga DF IS blue trans dichro
      4ga DF FF blue trans dichro
      4ga GWS DF yellow trans dichro
      4ga GWS DF yellow regular dichro
      4ga GG DF clear glass
      4ga DF opalite
      0ga SF GG black glass plug (self-shortened)
      0ga SF blue glass plug (self-shortened)
      0ga kaos 1/4" clear earskin
      00ga DF titanium neometal prototype two-piece eyelet


    emergency plugs
  • DF buffalo horn eyelets - left at work
  • DF black acrylic eyelets - left in my car


    additional pics:












































    & as a ridiculous bonus, i hunted down a timeline for those who want to see how far this collection has come:
    9-07: http://stretched.livejournal.com/3099312.html
    10-07: http://stretched.livejournal.com/3164916.html
    3-08: http://stretched.livejournal.com/3722673.html
    9-08: http://stretched.livejournal.com/4416685.html
    8-09: http://lishd.livejournal.com/48750.html#cutid4
    10-10: http://lishd.livejournal.com/53915.html#cutid1

    enjoy!

    & if that's not enough, some updated pics of my hawk.
    here's my hawk at 2 months old, photographed last weekend by lindsay (& the hard light shots today, but we can still call it 2mo). i've been using coconut oil on him - it's tough to tell if the l-lysine/potassium/vitamin E & coconut oil are working or if i'm just waiting it out, but he's definitely stretching easier these days. he's still pretty sensitive to clothing, but it's not AS bad as it was.

    the rise on the uppermost primary feathers & half the tail have reduced a bit due to sleeping on them - the primary feathers by design & the tail by casualty. the rise across the entire wing matches better now, & it feels amazing to touch. i'm a little sad that the whole tail isn't popping better, but the flatter part is right on top of my hipbone (closer to his legs) & i'm accepting it as something that would likely happen when i go back to wearing jeans anyhow. & even if it flattens completely, the scarring is so defined & apparent that i won't lose any definition in the final healing when he goes white. so i'm pleased with that.

    without further ado...




    i love how clear the feathers look sometimes:


    nice & even across the wing (the most important part imo) & still decent definition on the tail:

    compare this shot to week 3!



    head close-up. there's still good definition in his beak, & you can just barely make out his iris.




    enjoy!
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