Friday, April 3, 2009

Dear Facebook-

Dear Facebook-
You changed last month. A new hairstyle, in a way, and I didn't recognize you or understand you anymore. As an obsessive-compulsive blogger, I just don't have energy for another time suck. I mean, every time I turned around, 26 emails???? I liked catching up with old friends, but other than that, you seemed slow and plodding and less fun than blogging. Besides, I never sold anything thanks to facebook.
I want a trial seperation sweetie. I still want to be friends, but I need my space.
(HAR! Don't need that either!)
Thanks, Gary


Back here on earth, Oi the dreams!
I dreamt that the big pot below was being fired at Cornell by other people and it broke into a million pieces. I was somewhat bummed. I need to go, as my instructors always said, and MAKE MORE. Then I dreamed that, and this goes back to 6th grade, when I was 11 or 12, the girl I liked? Laura? Who could spit further than all the boys? I dreamt we finally got together. There was something nagging at the back of my mind, that my little 12 year old self wasn't really single, and therefore I shouldn't share any of my cookies with her (that was the extent of this relationship in the dream, much as it had been 30 years ago: sharing some of my cookies). I woke up, of course, and realized that I only share cookies with my wife, duh! Hmm, wonder if Laura is on facebook..................
When I was a boy I just loved girls (later? I went to a college with more than double the number of girls to boys, and many of the other boys were interested only in other boys, sooo...). Lovedlovedloved. I was friends with so many wonderful girls, and many of you remember that through facebook I have found many of my old girl pals, some of whom read this and would be like "LAURA! You would share cookies with her, and you never shared your cookies with ME!".

In pottery news, below is the super big pot I finished yesterday. I am so pleased. Gotta make more and bigger. AND my glaze experiments have turned up a winner in the bottom pic, a nice dark forest green colored glaze.


A big pot with some of its little friends.


(pottery by Gary Rith)

15 comments:

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

Heart mug!!!! I want some!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I am making them for you Nance.

Gordo said...

Everytime I try to escape from Facebook, the pull me back in!

kcinnova said...

Great glaze!!

I'm not liking the new facebook, either. The home page? TMI. Sheesh. To protest, I haven't been active on there for weeks now. Oh, I've popped in a time or two, but no real activity.

So, if you make even bigger pots, where will you fire them? In the Cornell kiln? And will it break into a million little pieces? That would be so sad...

Lynda said...

I think you are teasing me with the dark green heart mug...my friend would hit me over the head and steal it, though!

Just hang a sign up at Facebook and tell your friends to get over here!

Lis Garrett said...

I've been wondering why you haven't been on Facebook in ages, Gary . . .

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Dear Facebook:

It's you, not me.

Gary:

Maybe it's something about the name Laura, but my Laura was in a watermelon spitting contest maybe two years or so ago. That kid could spit 10 feet past anyone else. (Might have had to do with her two front teeth missing.) Just sayin'.

Farmer*swife said...

Wow! That large pot is awesome! That's a piece for decoration in a nook in a big house -- with some sort of dried flowers in it or something!

I spotted that green heart mug before I scrolled down and saw the big picture of it. Nice! Really nice!

Jerry said...

You always crack me up! That forest green definitely is a winner.

Barbara Martin said...

I agree with you about Facebook. Another blogger wanted me to join but I'm busy enough with life and my own blog. To add another 'time suck' as you put it would be a waste of my resources.

Love the big pot. I'm interested in seeing what you colour it.

jimgottuso said...

i had questions about facebook... you seem to be echoing a common thought about it.

Amy said...

yes, FB seems to be so complicated these days. Just when I learn how to do something new, they change the layout. So, I'm using it less and less....

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

my wife wants to use that vase in the corner by the door, for umbrellas!

Wep said...

I agree on the FB front. Although on my mobile device it's MUCH easier. I just get the facts man. Takes 20 sec of my life. It weeds out all the crap.

soubriquet said...

Nice pot, that big one....
I too have got to the point where I think Kiln? Pot?... and had to go measure. I'm there now, as I've got access to a tiny kiln, and I've got one pot in particular that I want to fire. A lot smaller than yours. But you should see the kiln...
Nice pot, I'm waiting to see the finished pics. But secretly, my favourite stage with every pot is whilst it's still wet, still a work in progress. I like thes stuff you are doing with squishing on the wheel. Neat.