December 7, 2008

Dear Apple

"Funnest" is not a word. Please tell your advertising people.

That is all.

November 9, 2008

Dear Family and Friends

So today was sock washing day which always reminds me of the number of socks I own. Which currently sits at 19 pair with a 20th on the needles. Granted, this isn't really a huge problem and it has the advantage of knowing that none of them will wear out any time soon since each pair only gets worn, on average, once every three weeks. But it is getting a little ridiculous, which means I really need to inflict socks on other people!

So if any of you want socks at some point I need to know how big your feet are. At a minimum that'd be how long they are, but the measurement around the ball would also be helpful. Feel free to leave a comment here, or on facebook if you're reading this there, or send me an e-mail, whatever.

Also... I don't know if this would be fun for anyone but me but I figure I'll bring it up anyway. I was wondering if, while I'm home in December, anyone wants to have a little sock yarn dying get together? If anyone's interested you'd dye your own skein of sock yarn and then at some point after that I'd turn it into a pair of socks for you (or if you're Mom you can do the knitting your own self!) I'd need to order blanks beforehand, but the place I buy those ships pretty darn fast so it isn't like I need to place an order in the next two days or something.

If anyone in Rhode Island wants to do this I'd be totally up for doing something here too.

October 31, 2008


I'm thinking about trying this again. There's a character that's been running around my head for the past 7 or 8 months or so and I have no idea what to do with her. So maybe this'd be enough of a push to get me to work on it.

October 21, 2008

Is This Thing On?

I now have a new phone and I'm just checking how everything on it works... the browser seems to be a winner. Being that I'm posting this from it. Next test... pictures. Can I upload them to the blog from the phone.

October 11, 2008

OK, Seriously

How much does Loopy Ewe rock? I've ordered from Sheri before, but every single time it's such a lovely little present in the mail.

Handwritten note inside, extra little samples of things... it's just wonderful and makes me smile every time, and I felt like sharing!

October 3, 2008


I just have my three shopping bags that need their pictures taken, but everything else is up to date on the knitting blog. The entries are dated by close to when they were actually finished so you'll have to go through the monthly archives if you want to see everything.

Also... the RSS feed on the main page works now. It'll grab the latest entries across all the blogs, just like the main page does.

September 20, 2008

I Hate Jeans Shopping!

It's been rather chilly here the last couple days and the jeans I bought this past spring no longer fit. I realize this is a good problem to have, nonetheless, I hate clothes shopping in general and pants in particular.

I know I've told the capri story before. I am short. Petite pants are even too long, they need to be hemmed. But they do get close length-wise. A lot closer than "normal" pants. Unfortunately the top half of petite pants really don't fit at all. So I end up buying "normal" length pants that fit on the top half but are then 6 inches too long.

I think I tried on at least a dozen pairs of jeans before I found one that basically fits. They're waaaaay too long, but they'll work.

September 15, 2008

May I Take a Nap Please?

It's probably a really good thing that I'm just babysitting the 10 tonight 'cuz I'm not sure I'm going to conscious by then, let alone be able to do anything horribly useful.

But on the plus side, BBC did finally air half of the 3rd quarter and all of the 4th quarter of the US/GB game. The gold medal game will be tomorrow at 8am (EST). So, still early, but not as bad and I'm off at 11 tonight so hopefully I'll actually be able to get some sleep before then!


C'Mon BBC!

So I figured out how to watch stuff on BBC's website (there's a proxy involved).

Their player for the Paralympic coverage says "Live!" on it. So silly me thinks that means live. So I get up at 6 am (after being at work last night until nearly 1 because stupid football made us start late) to watch the US vs. GB rugby game. I thought they'd have it. It's starting to look that "live" means what they're airing on the BBC right now, not actually what's live right now. They've had track and swimming so far which is all stuff that happened earlier today.


September 12, 2008

It Never Fails

Every time I think I've seen every weird thing drivers around here do, something new and strange happens.

On my way in to work this afternoon I was behind someone turning left. So I'm waiting for them to make it through the intersection, they finally get through but on the yellow. The light turns red, and I stay put to wait for it to turn green again.

After maybe 5 or 10 seconds the person behind me starts beeping at me. I figured I'd completely zoned out and the light switched, glance up... nope, still red. So I point at the light and look back at him going "It's red!" The guy is behind me gesturing and all disgusted at me. It looked like he wanted me to go through the intersection. On the red light.

It finally turned green and I went through and this dude turned left behind me so I only saw him for a few more seconds, but he went through his turn just shaking his head all disgusted at me.

It didn't make me mad or anything, it just confused the daylights out of me. What exactly did he want me to do? How is stopping at a red light a bad thing? It makes me wish there were some way to track the guy down and ask him what on earth his problem was.