Sunday, August 18, 2013

Libbey Windblown Now I Know Thy Name

I have come across this pattern of Libby glass a few times and could never find the pattern name.   I identified the decoration as dandelion seeds floating through the air.  So I searched dandelion, seed, wisp, ruderal, all to no avail.  Now with the help of the catalogs on I finally know!
Thy name is Windblown

From 1962 catalog

Friday, August 16, 2013

Libbey Resource Heaven

I am in vintage Libbey glass resource heaven now that I have discovered Libbey History!  Up to now I have relied on eBay and to research Libbey glass patterns.  Sometimes I come up empty on both accounts because I find a pattern that is not common, hasn't sold lately, or has an official Libbey name completely unrelated to how I would describe it.
I am especially gaga over their amazing catalog page.  I don't want to admit the hours I have spend this week looking at them.
Soon I will know your name animal pilsners!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

let the cosplay begin!

Ever since my first con I knew the day would come when I would start planning my first cosplay.  Four-day passes to Star Wars Celebration VII have been purchased, the hotel has been booked, time to set aside the nerdy t-shirt and jeans and start planning.

First off, now that I am going to do this whatever I do is going to be detailed and well made. Here are the preliminary considerations -

1. What genre?  Our first thought was to do Visitors from the original V, but now that we are planning a trip across the country to a Star Wars con AND my husband lives and breathes Star Wars, Star Wars it is!  Specifically something from the original trilogy.

2. As a couple do we match or go our own way?  We are still discussing this...

3.  Cost considerations - I want it to look good, but I don't want to spend thousands of dollars.
Sadly this leaves out being Storm Troopers...

 4.  Comfort - physically and mentally.  I want to be comfortable so I can have a good time and enjoy myself. It also has to be something that I do not mind wearing while being photographed by total strangers.  No Slave Leia.

5.  It has to be something I can take onto a plane or safely ship to the hotel.  

So much to plan!  Ideally I want to be ready by NYCC 2014 so we can do a test run.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Steve's Salsa

Until the blight struck the greenhouse we had a plethora of tomatoes. Our solution was to eat fresh salsa as often as possible.

Steve's Salsa

Tomatoes, de-seeded and diced, as much as you have fresh out of the garden
Onion - dice into small pieces
Fresh Cilantro (although we sometimes cheat and use dried)
Lime Juice - we squirt it until it is right
Jalapeno - we use 1 medium

I firmly believe that salsa is a total to-taste recipe. First dice up your tomatoes, then add onions, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt to taste.

time flies...

Has it been over 2 1/2 years since I posted last?!?  I still cook, mainly soups now (hello weight watchers goodbye cake)...
I have lots of ideas of what I want to post -
  • documenting my Pyrex collection
  • exploring Libbey glass patterns
  • making my other half get creative and post about Atari and other vintage gaming systems
  • random things I find
  • things I keep
  • confessions of a picker
That lead to me day dreaming about blog themes for different days of the week - 5200 Friday, 2600 Tuesday (or Thursday...), What is it Wednesday, Soup Sunday... I can't come up with anything for Pyrex (other than Pyrex Porn).