Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
But I digress...
Hubris against the gods is often attributed as a character flaw of the heroes in Greek
tragedy, and the cause of the "nemesis", or destruction, which befalls these characters. However, this represents only a small proportion of occurrences of hubris in Greek literature, and for the most part hubris refers to infractions by mortals against other mortals.
I lost my sunglasses last Sunday at Home Depot. As we drove home it dawn on me that I didn't have them. My DH took pity upon me and went back to search the store and parking lot, but in the end it was a waste of time. Now all I have is a left is an empty Ralph Lauren Sunglasses case.
Wednesday after camping out at one of the stores because the wind and rain by T.S. Fey made driving a bit too scary, I came out at the end of the day to see that someone (probably in a jacked up truck) had opened their truck door and with the bottom of their door struck Coop on the hood, dented him and left a deep gouge, took the paint right off. I wonder how I'm going to pass my lease inspection now.
As I stated earlier, for days this post has been swimming in my head, but as I said, I have been a bit confused if using the word Hubris was correct, but:
In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb "pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris. In reference to someone being in hubrity: hubrity is a fulfillment of being hubristic or a continual behavior of being prideful.So, as each day of this lovey week unfolded, I kept thinking that my hubris has brought upon the bad karma. Speaking of bad karma, I wished terrible things upon the person who damaged my car. Such terrible things, like venom inside my head, so terrible that it will probably bring more bad karma...
Oh pride is a terrible thing.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
The first "Trust your Judgement & Keep the Faith" is a charm cut from brass sheet, given texture and then each letter is individually hand stamped. The charms is attached with a closed brass jumpring to gold-filled chain. The Necklace measures 16-18 inches with extender chain, the charm measure roughly 1 1/4L, 1 1/8 W (HMM N227B) and can be purchase here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14130152
The second one, "Move Forward y no Pades" (and don't stop, no stopping) is a charm cut from sterling silver, given texture and then each letter is individually hand stamped. The charm is attached with a closed sterling silver jumpring to sterling silver chain. The Necklace measures 16-18 inches with extender chain, the charm measure roughly 1 1/4L, 1 1/8 W (HMM N230S) and can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14136474
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This past weekend I began adding some of the pieces for The SheFinds & Count Me In Promotion. The first one is a brass pendant stamped with the words, "Believe in You." In keeping with the spirit of the "Believe In You" Campaign, this brass charm has been accented with a Citrine Cabochon in a sterling silver bezel.
Citrine is associated with intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth and mental awakening. The charm was cut from brass sheet, is textured, hand stamped and is attached with a closed brass jump ring to gold-filled chain. The Necklace measures 16-18 inches with extender chain, the charm measures roughly 1 1/4L, 1 1/8 W (HMM N227B) and can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14130152
A portion of all sales from the "Believe in You" Collection will be donated to an organization called the Count Me In for women's economic Independence. Their mission is to promote economic Independence and the growth of women owned businesses. Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not for profit provider of online business loans, resources and community for women entrepreneurs. To read more about this program, please visit my blog: http://hmmills.blogspot.com/2008/07/shefinds-count-me-in-promotion.html
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Hmm, where to begin...perhaps I should have titled this post, "Ode to a Messy Workbench."