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sneak peek june 14, 2010

I promised Pellet he could go to Milwaukee with me, but in my hurry to reach the beads I forgot him. As a consolation prize, I let him dive in and play around when I got home. Here are some pictures of him enjoying himself in the bucket o’ beads.


Tuesday’s shop update will be mostly for urban legend. I brought home some amazing vintage Lucite. A number of the pieces I bought are vintage Lucite pendants that are not available online from my suppliers yet, so most of the earrings I’m listing tomorrow are one of a kind (for now, anyway) – get them while you can, these are some really special beads!


they say it’s a buyer’s market

One of the CSIs from the crime scene diorama in Science told Pellet that he got a sweet deal on a corrugated cardboard ranch house over in the T wing. Built-in astroturf, and locker-adjacent. So yesterday Pellet rolled on down to Introduction to Architecture to see if there was any tempting real estate for a single hamster with slight coffee stain and original tags.

As you can see, he found some appealing homes, but none of them really seemed ideally suited to him.

This one already had dust bunnies living in it.

This one has a nice yard and some attached rental properties, but Pellet doesn’t want to take on the responsibilities of being a landlord. That can be awkward if you own in a neighborhood where your home may be whisked away overnight without warning by something called a Physical Plant. (He’s never seen a Physical Plant, and doesn’t know much about botany, but it’s a scary thought.)


Well, this is just silly, obviously.

This one was very tempting and he was close to making an offer on it, but at the last minute he got self-conscious about frightening the neighbors and decided against it. Not everyone is cool about hamsters who are as tall as their house.

So in the end he came home to his toasty spot under the monitor.

admiral of the uss dallas

In recognition of some quite sensitive work he’s been doing on behalf of Certain Persons, Pellet was recently given his own model of the USS Dallas for personal and office use. He’s very proud, and is very grateful to the engineer who constructed this floating marvel (using some empty plastic bottles and the fan from an old computer – it’s important to think green in the Pellet Navy). Mike is pictured below, twirling Pellet’s whiskers for maximum officialness, and delivering a salute. Thanks, Mike!




sick day.

I have a cold. I also have projects to do, and since there’s no one else in the office today I came in for a couple of hours to do some urgent work. I think I passed my germs on to Pellet. He’s feeling woozy and is having a lie-down with an ice pack, and wrapped in my scarf. He’s being watched over by a sweet birdie nurse, made by Shana.