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Phrases from Orchid entering your everyday life


#1

Does this happen to anyone else? A post so amusing or interesting
that you talk about it with other people in real life?

The two that stand out the most for me are:

Underwear Gnome

and

Excuse me, I am but a novice among you masters, but, what is Calgon?

Anyone else have any?

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#2

The phrase I find myself chuckling over is “assuming the jeweler’s
position,” eyes sighting along the floor, rear end in the air,
looking for that lost stone.

Janet Kofoed
http://users.rcn.com/kkofoed


#3
The phrase I find myself chuckling over is "assuming the jeweler's
position," eyes sighting along the floor, rear end in the air,
looking for that lost stone 

Yes, I laughed out loud when I read this one as I have found myself
in that position so many times! How infuriating it is when your flex
shaft flings that tiny bit of silver out of your hand, sometimes
never to be seen again!

Helen


#4

“Assuming the jeweler’s position” My classes get to recite the
Chinese Prayer…(my Mother made this up when I was a kid) “I know
my heart, I know my mind, I know that I stick up behind” when we
first begin to search for a dropped item.

Just fun!!!
Rose Marie Christison


#5

One of the funniest things I’ve ever read was “Waaaa, Whaaa, Whaaa,
need to call a Whaambulance”!

I know, you need to read the original post, but hits my funny bone
whenever I think of it.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands, and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is an
artist.”

St. Francis of Assisi


#6

Elaine,

I have two: The Waaambulance.
and

Women of the world, raise your middle finger.

ROFL,
Laurie


#7

In my circle this is known as the jewelers prayer, the position is
the same and words go something like this “Oh (diety of your choice)
let me find this one piece and I’ll never ask again,(until the next
time)”

Frank Goss


#8

Hello Orchidland,

In addition to assuming the “jeweler’s position”, many times I also
have to appease those quixotic creatures, bench fairies and tool
gremlins! How can something disappear and then reappear so quickly
in the same places you have already searched?

Judy in Kansas


#9
I also have to appease those quixotic creatures, bench fairies and
tool gremlins! 

On a whim, I recently bought a tiny garden gnome. He is about three
inches high, if that. Now when I lose a stone, I look at the little
gnome and tell him to “cough it up”! Amazing how often it works.
Good thing I work alone in the studio, else the men in the white
coats would be carting me off right about now…lol.

Lisa, (Suddenly everyone wants custom commissions in high carat gold.
I must remember to thank the little gnome for that one…uh oh…I
think I hear the sirens now…) Topanga, CA USA


#10
The phrase I find myself chuckling over is "assuming the jeweler's
position," eyes sighting along the floor, rear end in the air,
looking for that lost stone 

Referred to in 1977 while at G.I.A. by an instructor as the jewelers
prayer meeting.

Richard Hart


#11
eyes sighting along the floor, rear end in the air, looking for
that lost stone 

I have taken to calling this, “Jeweler’s Yoga”. Mainly consisting of
the “downward facing Doh!” pose, but which also includes: the
"howling at the gods" pose, the “smacking of the head” pose, and the
mantra of “repeated sighs”. I involuntarily practice this form of
yoga religiously. It is on some days, my only exercise.

Lisa, (now where did I drop that 1pt diamond?) Topanga, CA USA

Lisa Bialac-Jehle
http://www.byzantia.com


#12
(my Mother made this up when I was a kid) "I know my heart, I know
my mind, I know that I stick up behind" 

Hate to break the news, Rose Marie, but your Mom didn’t make that
up. I heard that when I was young from my grandmother, too. Always
got a chuckle from that. Any chance your Mom is from PA? Maybe it’s a
regional thing.

Lisa
Designs by Lisa Gallagher
www.lisagallagher.com


#13

Hi, Lisa… Referring to my “Chinese/Jeweler’s Prayer” I really
don’t know where my mother heard it or if in fact made it up…she
is living and is 103, so I just always believe her! Never in PA,
raised in Missouri, and now in Colorado! And I found out Sunday, not
willing to accept the open kissing of a newly wed couple we
met…wow, a little Red Neck too. Please don’t anyone reply to that
sentence!

Rose Marie


#14
Referring to my "Chinese/Jeweler's Prayer" I really don't know
where my mother heard it or if in fact made it up.... 

I Googled the phrase and found a reference to it in Utah among the
mormons in 1896, so It was probably around long before that even.

Lisa, (still looking for that diamond) Topanga, CA USA
Lisa Bialac-Jehle
http://www.byzantia.com


#15

“The quickest way to find a dropped part is to make a new one.” The
longer it took to re-make it, the faster you will find it after you
are finished.

Susan Maxon
Honors Gran Jewelry
Palm Harbor, Florida www.HonorsGran.com