Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today's blog is a public service announcement for people who are hanging out here waiting for some excitement or some drama.....

Things I'm NOT talking about on this blog....

(I was going to make a whole list, but it really just boils down to one topic)

I'm not talking personal life. And by that I mean my PERSONAL life... not my "real life" day to day stuff, but the stuff that most actors and actresses avoid talking about in interviews. Yes, it's probably more exciting than my bead life and you'd probably rather read about my "off screen romances" but you're going to have to come to grips with the fact that only my CLOSEST friends (and a random people I tell things to from time to my hairdresser) know all the fun details. If you're here waiting for excitement and/or drama... it's just not here. (although I might get into some sort of art vs. craft discussion and tick some people off at some point... that might be exciting!)

This was just a quick blog entry to serve as a PSA for those of you who have heard snippets here and there and you're here waiting for some sort of juicy gossip or something... it's NOT going to be in my blog. But I know that my life, even the boring parts, is more exciting than your own, so I completely understand why you are drawn to this rambling week after week. (those of you who really know me know that this was said SO sarcastically, but I figure that some of you DON'T know me that well and probably needed that clarification) then again... maybe I am more exciting than your day jobs...or at least more fun! And from all the places you log on guys have SERIOUS not fun jobs and maybe my light and fluffy blog is a good way to brighten your much more serious day-to-day stuff! National Institute of Health? Department of the Interior? (and that's only a couple of the serious places listed in my analytics reports!) Lots of INTENSE stuff ya'll do all day! I guess my rambling is a bit of a break!

.... so back to our regularly scheduled light and fluffy programming.....

I'm really exhausted after Miami and it's taking me a while to get back to blogging regularly, but I will. School will be back in and I'll be in the studio on a daily basis and there will be LOTS to talk about (but it won't be my social life).

I DID have a fantastic time in Miami... even though I was nervous. It was so nice seeing old friends and actually getting to talk to them for a while (which you don't really get to do at shows) and it was super nice hearing that I look faaaaaabulously sparkly and happy.... because I am! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I leave in less than 24 hours for Miami and I'm NOT ready!!!!!!!


no time to blog today.

tiny blah blah blah...

I definitely need some coffee! On the way now!

Music - will plug in my groove tunes playlist to try and get me moving more quickly!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's Tuesday and I've got a million kajillion things to do!!!!!!!!!

but I'm stopping in to say "hi"!

It's funny...when I have NO time, the best ideas come to me. I have the COOLEST idea for something and I need to make a sample ASAP for it.... it's SO cool... but of course, I have NO time for such things this week!!!

I have to pack, board a dog, clean a house, get a windshield fixed, possibly trade in a car.... all before 5 a.m. on Thursday???? (a lot of that is not going to happen...but it's on the list) I hate that I have the best ideas when i can't actually work on them!!!!!!!

Will blog more during or after Miami (ISGB Gathering)

coffee - iced tea w/ lemon from Chick fil A AND McCallisters today
music - not really!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Monday World!!!

It's a busy week and a lot going on that's beady which is going to keep me from blogging, but I'm still here.... until Thursday and then I'm Miami bound!!!! I'm excited and nervous at the same time.

I wasn't going to even talk about this, but I guess I am... I'm really scared of this silly convention!! It freaks me out every single year!!! I'm somewhat outgoing, and I know LOTS of people there, but something about the ISGB convention makes me nervous!

I'm rooming with my good friend Marcy, though... so it will all be fine. We'll have fun AND I'll get to meet lots of the students from my online classes... I'm trying to remind myself of this so that I won't be so uneasy about the trip.

Weird, huh?

ANYHOO.... I'll be gone and probably won't blog, but if you need some reading material to keep you busy while I'm away... I've RE-imported the old blog... including what was on the subscription only site.... so if you missed something, spend the time I'm away catching up!

Have a great week!

tiny blah blah blah...


(need to remedy that!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's THURSDAY already????

wow! Time is FLYING by lately!!!

And I have NOTHING exciting to talk about!! I really don't! Truly!!!

Normally I would gab on and on about nothing... but I just don't have anything silly to talk about today!

We still have no readers from Delaware... I know that's been keeping you awake at night, wondering WHEN I will be able to color in that LAST state on my US map of blog-readers...

but alas... no Delawarians love me!!! So, while you don't have anything better to do (because obviously if you're reading this nothingness, you might be a little bored) see if you know anyone in Delaware and send them a link. I have GOT to conquer my own country before I move on to world domination!!!!!!

OOOH! I DO have something to talk about!!!!!!!

I just looked, while making sure no one from Delaware snuck in at the last minute, and checked out my "keyword searches" to see what funny things are being searched for. Here is something funny (and something not)

If you refer back to June 18, 2009 where I talked about this last... (click here to go to the entry)

I talked about the top 3 searches that brought people to my site, as well as the funny ones that made me laugh. Well there have been some changes, so I thought I should update you!!!

(see? I can always find SOMETHING to talk about!!!)

The top 3 searches are now...

1. Sylvie Lansdowne Blog
2. Okay I'm Ticked Sylviebeads (still a bit scary that THIS is #2??!!! and that it moved UP from #3??????)
3. Sylvie Elise Lansdowne New Blog (it's nice that you guys were trying to find me when I was hiding out!!)

and the funny search for "ick stractor for pools" is moving up the list, as well as several variations of SPELLING for ick stractor for pools!!!!!!! I'm now being found by people who don't even know how to spell it (which I guess is pretty normal since I didn't even know what it WAS let alone how to spell it, even a month ago)

What's funny is that I TOLD you guys that once I said "ick stractor for pools" in that blog entry, it would probably cause MORE people to come to the blog looking for info on those things! I was RIGHT!!!!!! I'm now a regular stop on the journey of people looking to buy something that takes the "ick" out of their pool! Sorry folks... nothing like that here! (but if you have a nice clean pool, invite me over... I love the pool!!!)

The new and interesting search is...

Roseanna Shalloe Facebook

Who is Roseanna??? Why is she showing up on my blog as a search result??? It's the ick-stractor mystery all over again!!!" So, welcome fans of Roseanna Shalloe!!! Hopefully you are from Delaware!!!

(and I'm off to do a search for Roseanna myself. Who is she and why is she a part of my blog search results??!!!)

oh yeah... and if you're looking for anything that I'm ticked about... you're looking in the WRONG place... I'm not ticked about anything!!! Tickled maybe??? Ticked... nope.

ok... time for the tiny blah blah blah...

Chick Fil a Sweet tea instead of coffee. It's hot and I'd just worked out... coffee didn't sound good, but when I DO have coffee it will still be sponsored by this week's sponsor, Regan!!!!

NO MUSIC right now... and I need to fix that!!!! Time for some chair dancing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I really have NOTHING new and interesting to talk about today...

but I feel like people come here LOOKING for something, so I should at least post that there is nothing to post today!

Everything is happy. Everything is fine... I'm just not feeling very bloggy!

I have a bazillion and one things to do before my show and slowly but surely they're getting done and I'm looking forward to the ISGB gathering for the first time in a LONG time. I think it's going to be FUN!

For those of you who come here looking for hints of my personal life... HA! As if I'd share THAT stuff here!!! But if you're DYING for a synopsis, call me! Quick story....I'm a happy camper.

(and I know a few of you are reading this to get "dirt" or some sort of "scoop" but really... there is no dirt or scoop or dirt to scoop... just a happy life)

I DID get my hair cut shorter... so I guess if you really need SOME sort of news... that would be it!

tiny blah blah blah....

coffee - sponsored by the lovely Regan! YAY!!! Love my coffee sponsors!! Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte. YUM!

music - pandora... ipod is still lost. :( (the credit card machine plays music very nicely, but I don't bring it to the office, which is where I am now)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Monday..

I'm behind in blogging.

I'm behind in studio work too.

Need to get my rear in gear!!!!!!

I have a show in a week and a half!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not freaking out, I'm just trying to kick myself into gear to get everything i have on my plate done!

tiny blah blah blah...

coffee - not yet, but I'm looking forward to it!!! I have a new coffee sponsor! Thank you Regan!!!!!!!!!!!!!

music - ... listening to my mellow station

Monday, July 06, 2009

Quick post to say... I'm dying to see what's in the kiln!

I made really cool stuff yesterday (I hope) and I want to know if it turned out ok. I had to leave the house in a hurry this morning, so I didn't get a chance to look, but I'm DYING to!!!!!

(told you it was quick)

music - (my mellow "station") listening to John Mayer right now
coffee - iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Friday, July 03, 2009

to blog or not to blog... that is the question.

Before you get excited, this isn't a post about pulling the blog! It's just one to say that today is a holiday...sort of.... it's a 3 day weekend and I'm taking the day off from any sort of work and just having a "me" day.

SO... regularly scheduled blogging will return on Monday.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!!!!!

tiny blah blah blah...

music - Pandora. I'm finding lots of new bands to add to the ipod

coffee - later. for now it's iced tea. It's HOT outside!

Thursday, July 02, 2009


Some days... no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you WANT to, no matter how much experience you have....

things just don't happen the way you want them to at the torch.

It's not just YOU... it's all of us. It's frustrating as all get out... but it's just a normal part of beadmaking (which is why I'm writing about it). It's easy to think that you're the only person that goes through this... the day when you can't even get a base-bead down without things going wrong. You're not.

I have days where all I make is like 6 pink base beads pitted with bubbles and cracked up bead release (almost all my beads start with a pale pink base, that's why they all look alike when I toss them into the water bath!) After about 3 of them, I know it's going to be one of those days... but yet, I force myself to endure about 3 more horrible beads until I say "ENOUGH!!!"

Today was an "ENOUGH!" day. I did get a few beads made, but not anywhere near as many as I should have for how long I tried to make things work. It was just not meant to be today.... but that's my point. Some days are just not for beadmakin'.

This was one of them.

tiny blah blah blah...

chick fil a tea and the black eyed peas Boom Boom

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

It's wednesday and I'm thinking...

When I think too much it's usually a bad thing (says a close friend of mine). I do get a little overwhelmed and over-think sometimes and that's probably what he's referring to.

But I'm trying to decide WHAT to do this year and next... where to advertise (if I do) and what shows to I apply to teach or just do the show, etc. It's a LOT to decide and I get a little dizzy thinking about it all.

Especially when I'm doing the same stuff about buying a car! have I mentioned again how I hate buying cars???? It overwhelms me the same way. My son reminded me yesterday that choosing paint colors is the same for me... he watched me live with 15 swatches of color on my walls for quite a while before I decided! (and we laughed that now I want to change colors in the same room... he rolled his eyes knowing that the swatch painting was about to begin again!)

So... beadshows and advertising have become my new cars and paint swatches. I've got lists of them and prices and I'm trying to decide WHAT to do.

While at the same time designing projects and filling orders.

and on that note.... I need to think about that instead of blogging!

have a wonderful day everyone!

tiny blah blah blah...

no coffee no music... what is this world coming to??????