Green Apple Games

Today Merci (Hungarian student, very nice person) gave me some fruit she’d purchased at the farmer’s market downtown. (Grapes and an apple.) I tried to learn how to say the word for grapes and I finally succeeded, after about 35 attempts. I promised to remember it for tomorrow, as we’re going to do one word per day. But I’ve ready forgotten. I don’t even remember what letter it starts with! How lame is that??

Anyways, after that failure came a success. I twisted them stem off my apple, listing letters as I went (playing the game where you supposedly find the first letter of your love’s name when it breaks off). Merci and Betty loved this idea! Apparently in Hungary you count the number of times you spin the apple: if it’s odd, you have a boy apple, even means a girl. They liked the American version better. So do I! 🙂

Studio news: My saggers came out of the bisque today. They all survived so I’m glad about that. They’re not my most favorite things to make and I didn’t want to have to redo any of them. Here they are. (The ones square to the camera are “old” – they’ve already been high-fired. The others will shrink so that stack will fit together nicely.)

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I’ve been making tiles all day. Here’s a shot of some of them. I can’t figure out why some remain perfectly flat while others curl. That’s about it!

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If I Die Tomorrow, It Was the Ham

I’ve been craving some protein lately. A good chunk of some animal’s flesh, you know?? But meat here is… Interesting. I had some ham today that I purchased today, in a sealed package, with an expiration date a couple of weeks away. Should be good, right? When I opened it up to make a good ol’ ham n’ cheese sandwich, parts of it were pink, parts were gray, and there was a strange, iridescent orange glow to the backs of each slice. I told myself, maybe they have multicolor pigs here…

I ate these yesterday. Check the flavor.

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