Resin Rambles

Sketching, Sculpting, Loving Critters!

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Today a good friend of mine..

..and coworker, had a stroke, while visiting her fiance in Ireland. She is now in a coma with less than 24hrs to live. She was young, vibrant, talented, funny, and one of the best people i’ve had the extreme pleasure of meeting in a long time. Our entire lab was struck hard by the news and this void won’t ever be filled. I can’t wrap my head around it at times..and I can’t begin to figure out how to express my deepest condolences to her family.

It’s moments like these that make you grab those you love and hug them with everything you have. It’s made it so clear to me how important it is to fill every day with great moments and new accomplishments.

Please, take a minute to read this expert from a health digest article. It may help you diagnose a stroke one day and save a life.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. Chicken Soup)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ———— Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is

'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

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Taking a break from figuring out this pattern to attempt to rescape my 55g while doing a water change. I like asymmetric tanks so that one end is really open for swimming..things are too balanced right now..Also wish I went bare bottom. Oh well.

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One of my first set ups! Finally getting to learn how to set up #teeth in #wax for try in. Starting with partials till I get more experience. Then it’s on to fulls! #dentures #dentaltech #dayjob

Filed under dayjob wax dentaltech dentures teeth

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Ramblings to quiet a loud mind..

Seems that life is getting some much needed restructuring lately. Trying new sleeping/working routines, trying new business strategies, trying new foods/new diet, new materials and projects etc.

I am tired of playing catch up all the time and want so badly to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with all the new knowledge I have. As an example..I wiped my online store clean. I was approaching it the wrong way. Making pieces as they are ordered, once stock has run out, is NOT working for me. I can see why so many people create small batches of their work and put them up for sale as a limited release. They package them, make an announcement days prior, and then put them up on release day. That is the ONLY way ill be working from now on. I was fooling myself that I could create new pieces and fill orders on a whim. PLUS I have an awful work schedule that keeps me occupied during all post office hours..making saturday the only day I can ship. It sucks. 

Im also trying out a new sleeping schedule. Instead of getting home at 5:30pm and struggling to get dishes, laundry, cleaning, AND my personal work done..I eat, go to bed at 7:30pm(ish) and wake up fully rested at 3:30am. It’s amazing to wake up naturally. I can take my time eating, showering, work out, and enjoy some time with the bf and still get time in to work. Allll awake and refreshed! It may seem extreme but im a natural night owl…if left to my own devices ill be up till 2am for no reason. up to my name, rambling away. So much to think about..saving for a big convention, moving in the fall, when to leave my day job for said move(and pissing off my boss), what work needs to be done for the con..Staying home today to work on stuff instead of being with the bf at his Chikara show in NYC….blaaaah I need some wine. 

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There are tons of betta and goldfish people on tumblr, but where are all the catfish people?




I want so badly to talk catfish with someone. :( They are such cuties and I love them so much.

Maybe I should just post cute catfish pictures from aquabid like all the betta people do until they win all your hearts and you have to set up catfish tanks….

Do it!

Haha what kind of cats!? I have two. :)
Harbinger the bullhead (which is what I’ve been told)imageHe’s kind of a spoiled brat.image
And then there’s Salem the high-fin…image..just being Salem.

I have a mild obsession with catfish. They have a lovely, squishy quality to them <3 

Had a redtail up until a few months ago. Just couldn’t commit to a fish that would grow bigger than me in very little time. Maybe one day when I have a house and I can build a large pond..