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Still Banjaxed


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Still Banjaxed

23 Jun 2012 8:36PM   Views : 6867 Unique : 467

Almost two months ago I wrote a blog entitled Heeeelp; in which I appealed to the literary and imaginatively inclined of you to provide me with some assistance in the search for a name for my website.
Go on; admit it. You forgot about it the moment that you'd finished reading the blog, didn't you?
Quite right too. So would I have done. WinkTongue Grin
Well, I always knew it was going to be a bit of a long shot and, if I'm honest, I would have been startled if anyone had actually come to my aid. GrinGrin
However, almost two weeks ago, I was lying in bed, having woken at 2:00am, unable to sleep longer, with this very problem bouncing around inside the vacuous region between my ears where normal people perform their cerebral functions, and it came to me. Quite out of the blue - or in my case the inky darkness.
My website name.
I leapt out of bed. I switched on the PC and proceeded to devote the next three hours, until just after 5:00am, designing, formulating and initiating the print process of business cards; transparent vehicle window decals; labels to be attached to the back of finished framing work and the base of turnings.
Since then the design and production of the website has progressed by leaps and bounds.

And the work continues to arrive.
At the moment,
I have 3 turning jobs ~ 2 in process and 1 yet to commence.
I have 8 canvases and 14 artwork prints to mount and frame.
I have 3 multi-aperture, single and double mounts to produce.
I have 5 mukti-aperture, elliptical &/or circular window mounts to produce.

And yesterday, during the course of turning the inside of a large mahogany bowl, whose rim is very thin, I somehow managed to cut open the end of my ring finger on my left hand, down to the bone, as well as bruising all of the finger itself. Now that in itself is not too much of a trial. It is the sort of occurrence that any working man will, in spite of the tirade of singularly unpleasant language, take in his stride, and continue with his work.
However, It is on this side that I have the remaining effects of the stroke and given that yesterday was one of those days when there wasn't an abundance of feeling in my left side, I wasn't even aware that I had done anything until I noticed that the inside of the bowl, which was still revolving nicely, was filling up with a small pool of blood. It was a bit like watching a macabre washing machine. Grin
And, of course, as those of you who know me will remember, I only have my ring finger, little finger and thumb on my left hand. The index and middle finger having been chopped off in a machinery accident 45 years ago.

So, as I exasperatedly explained in the Heeeelp blog, I'm stumped, (sorry for the pun) banjaxed and at a complete halt.
I only have a one workable finger and a thumb.
And my other finger is still bleeding - not copiously, but sufficient to mess up artwork if I touch it.

There's nothing more annoying than work which requires attention, when nothing can be done. Is there?

What's that?
The website name?
Oh, I'm sure you must have figured it out for yourself, by now. GrinGrinGrin
And no. It is not 'Two Fingers Framing'

I'll post it, when the website is up and running. Wink


Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
23 Jun 2012 8:53PM

Quote:And no. It is not 'Two Fingers Framing'

Why not . . . ?


I rather like that.

If I'd thought of it when you asked about a name, all that time ago, I'd have been sufficiently rude to have suggested it!

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strokebloke 9 493 17 England
23 Jun 2012 9:15PM
Yes. I see what you mean.
Rolls off the tongue like cold lamb fat, doesn't it? TongueGrin
I'll see if I can get a reprint Wink
CaptivePhotons 14 1.7k 2 England
23 Jun 2012 9:26PM
It speaks volumes of you that you can still type (albeit probably slowly) with such good humour in the face of such adversity. At least you can't sue yourself, I suppose.

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
23 Jun 2012 9:40PM

Quote:At least you can't sue yourself, I suppose.

Graham, I never thought of that.
I don't think it would work though. The disturbing variety and malevolence of the language at the time would probably get it thrown out of court.

Thank you for your encouragement, nevertheless. Smile
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
23 Jun 2012 10:52PM

Quote:It speaks volumes of you that you can still type (albeit probably slowly)

. . . I think that jack only ever could type very slowly.

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