Sunday, October 05, 2008

Working Weekend and Keeping it Real

Photos by Kari Urban





I started my midnight shifts this Thursday night. All my rowdy friends went to rivers and I was feeling left behind. Nolan King had a glass blowing party so since I have aways been fascinated by glass blowing I was really looking forward to this. When I was in college I did alot of art. I had wished to keep with this line but life just didn't work that way for me. Glass blowing is something I really would like to try...hopefully this time I can work it out. I did pottery in college and I'm thinking it would be good to try that again. If there is one thing I have learned it's to try to do things you love for work. Your life will be much happier if you can. Check out Nolan's web site at http://www.nolanking.com/ and especially this page on his award winning snake walkway...incredible! http://www.decorativeconcreteideas.com/kingcon_1.html Here's a link to the Nichka Glass Blowing studio http://www.nolanking.com/nichka_index.html

Sunday...I actually slept during the day. This midnight shift Boo has been keeping me up during the day making it very hard for me to function. I met up with my new climbing partners at the YMCA...old friends but new to climbing and loving it. This year at the Y the crack is my favorite climb. Everyone is doing fantastic! They're naturals at climbing! I'm looking forward to doing more of Barn Bluff. Maybe this week. Anyway even though I usually just sleep and work 12 hour shifts on the weekend I was able to get out and enjoy the things I love to do. Check out Bryan's Blog for what I missed...Looks like they had a blast!


Short update. I've checked the courses and it looks like I will be able to take a few each semester...this could be fun!

3 comments:

Bryan said...

Holy cow, that snake sidewalk is incredible! I had no idea he did stuff like that. Amazing.

Nora said...

It is amazing! The glass was very beautiful also! I have been wanting to add a cement waterfall to my pond. There is a recipe that uses vermiculite to lighten the weight of the cement and you use chicken wire to shape the falls. I want to look into those acid stains to use for coloring. I would love to do what he does for a living!

Rosie said...

WOW! That snake walkway is AMAZING!

The glass looks pretty cool too!

Again: I wished I had two lives. One for work, sleep and chores and the other entirely dedicated to playing!