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One New Thing: Glassblowing

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Because I’m not one to avoid potentially humiliating stories (you’re welcome) : ) , and because things like flaming cauldrons and torches make for just another day at the office, this month’s ‘One New Thing‘ is glassblowing.

By the way, according to some of my East Coast friends, it appears glassblowing is not as common of a pastime as us Northwesters are led to believe. I must receive a Groupon alert for glassblowing as often as I receive them for segway tours — the latter of which totally makes sense, since I am personally always looking for chic new modes of transportation around town. : ) But glassblowing? I’m not sure what this says about me as a target demographic.

Regardless. As part of a team-building activity for work, we were able to spend an hour at a local glass blowing studio, where we picked out the kind of glass object we’d like to make, chose a few complementary colors, and donned glasses and gloves as we stepped into the garage of fire. I wish I could provide you with a step-by-step guide for how to mold your own glass vase, but I was a little preoccupied the entire time watching for all the sticks of molten lava roaming around me. I can say, however, that it was a fun afternoon, I definitely learned something new, and Groupon was right: totally awesome way to spend a few bucks. (But I still don’t want your segway tours.)

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