Laura is a goldsmith in Great Falls and has started a blog about what that means. Check it out:
I’m obsessed with my job. I take it everywhere with me, when I’m out and about, I look people up and down for jewelry and analyze it as best I can from where I’m standing. There are two things bother me the most about rings though.
1- seeing someone leave them on to handle raw meat or bread dough
2- when it’s obvious that it doesn’t fit. Today I’m going to talk about the latter.
Here’s a piece she designed for a raffle:
More at Advice From Your Semi-Friendly Jeweler
You all know that I love the snow and the cold — I’ll take a Montana winter over any tropical beach — but wow, THIS winter just keeps on coming. Check out the latest forecast:
A colleague shared a video on Facebook today of Swing Out Sister, one of my favorite 80s bands. Oooh, and such a crush on Corrine!
And I learned via Wikipedia that SOS belongs to a genre that I had never heard of: “Sophisti-pop was a sub-genre of pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, new wave, and blue-eyed soul. The genre made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections.” Based on the few groups listed there, yep – I likes me some sophisti-pop.
SOS’ debut album was one of fewer than 20 that I actually bought in the 80s. Good, good stuff.
If you know and love ag, have a business degree, are fairly tech-savvy, and love to travel, the Great Falls Development Authority might be interested in meeting you:
Dynamic, self-motivated, positive leader sought to join our dedicated, passionate, results-driven economic development team. Help us expand and diversify our manufacturing industries through market research, cold-calling, networking, building relationships, business coaching and supporting manufacturing entrepreneurs, businesses and multi-national corporations. Candidate must have demonstrated excellence in business development, business coaching, advanced manufacturing, agricultural processing and/or economic development. Working knowledge of agricultural production or processing preferred. Requires BA/BS and at least 5 years of business or economic development experience. Position involves extensive travel in region, U.S. and Canada. Must be tech savvy. Salary range $50,000-56,000 with excellent benefits and flexible work environment. EOE. Apply by March 31st.
Brett Doney, President/CEO
Great Falls Development Authority
Love Caitlin’s response to my comment:
(Planet Earth on Facebook)
This should be interesting! Haven’t opened it yet, but can’t wait to dig in. Any of you remember seeing this or playing this game? Found it at Central Avenue Antiques & Second Hand (my new favorite store!).