Jan. 7th, 2017

feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)
Went to the zoo yesterday, Yay.

A few hours in my friend who had treated me to the trip to the zoo (She's a retired stewardess/flight attendant) got a phone call from another friend about a shooting at Ft. Lauderdale airport (one of the airports she had used). Neither of us knew any of the people involved, and I feel a bit guilty for being relieved about that.

Apparently you can be mentally ill with violent episodes and delusions of hearing voices telling you to join ISIS, but so long as you voluntarily go into treatment you can walk away at a time of your own choosing, get on a plane, put your gun in baggage, and then in the baggage claim at the end of your flight you can get your gun, load it, and shoot people in the baggage claim area until you run out of bullets.

I don't really think it's enough to x-ray baggage if guns are allowed in packed luggage. At the very least you ought to separate out that baggage and require it to be claimed in the presence of airport security.

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Ok, onto selfish, frivolous things. I have transplanted cantaloupe seedlings and hope they will survive and give me fruit.

Also I am apparently moving up the Spoonflower ladder of visibility- I expected a sudden drop off of sales post Christmas (actually expected it before Christmas, thinking people would buy fabric to sew as gifts) but I'm still *knock wood* selling at least a little every day and sometimes even a multi-yard order.

So today, as I randomly do from time to time, I checked Spoonflower's Amazon shop and found that they have put in one of my designs! I have NO idea why they chose this one. It had been a contest entry, but it did very poorly. It's got 37 favorites, over quite a long time, and I think it maybe sold a FQ or possibly a yard *once*.

No idea what their selection criteria is. I mean, Steampunk Valentine Dodo birds? I did it as a joke because I had no other idea for the contest. I have lots of designs that have more favorites, and have sold much more, and even some contest entries that did better than it. *headscratch*

my fabric at Spoonflower Amazon

EDIT: Possibly they're just putting up designs for Valentine's day? Even so, there are a lot of Valentine's Day designs that seem more popular than that.
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