Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm READY!!!

Pick me! Pick Me! I is ready to be the VP!

Sorry, we interrupt this studio diary to bring you some complaints. BIG ONES.

I caught bits of the Sarah Palin interview this afternoon, and after a minute or so, I was so embarrassed for her that I couldn't take it anymore. I turned the radio off. I could do as well as that, and maybe even better, especially after a whole week of coaching. I had been looking forward to the debates, but now I'm not so sure. It might be way too painful (palinful?).

She made W look good. How sad is that?

But, on a more cheery front, I finally got started on the graphics for senior #4's book, in between working on various Portland Open Studios duties. Here are 3 'hands' for a 2008 winning American mah jongg hand:

I can fit 3 onto a large gocco screen (B5), so will need 5 screens to do all 14 tiles/hands.

Senior #4's daughter sent me a lot of information about American mah jongg. Each year, the Mah Jongg League publishes a booklet that contains all the winning hands for the year (and they change every year). And I guess each year, they have winning hands that basically 'spell out' the year's number. For example, here's a winning hand for 2008:

FF 2008 8888 8888

Where the 'F's are the flower tiles; then each of the sets of 4 numbers must be in the same suit, except for '0', as there are no '0' in Mah Jongg tiles, so they are replaced with the white dragons.

So in this first screen I've just burnt, I have 2 '8's from 2 different suits, and a '2'.


gl. said...

the mah jongg book is going to be interesting!

i'd definitely vote for you over sarah palin. everything about that whole situation makes me sick. i want to kick something. i can't even watch. i had a job once where everything i did or said was twisted against me, and this election season feels like that all over again.

fingerstothebone said...

Yay! My first vote. And if I'm elected, gocco-printers will have an advocate in the White House. We never have to worry about having enough supplies again!

Michael5000 said...

Oh, I don't know, fingers. Do you have "executive experience"?

fingerstothebone said...

I have executive experience out my ears! And not only that, I have a platform, too. So take that. I might even write a whole post on my qualifications as a VP candidate.