Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The Year In Review

I thought I'd sneak one last post in before the end of the year. Tomorrow I'll finish the long post I've been writing all about how the last three weeks have been a learning experience.

I've learned that when the snow is up past your knees, it's not a good idea to try to walk home carrying a turkey and a sack of potatoes when you're only wearing shoes. (I was wearing clothes, too. Perverts.)

I've learned that when going outside early in the morning, when it's very very cold and the windchill makes it something like -27, it's a good idea to take your keys, or at least make sure that the handle of the front door isn't locked before you slam it behind you.

I've learned that no matter how broke you are and even if it's two weeks before Christmas, when the metal of your steel-belted radials starts to show through the rubber that you have to spend $246 on two new tires.

I've learned that a frozen 14 lb turkey won't thaw overnight.

Most importantly, I've learned that when you have a choice between peeling a potato and taking a big chunk out of your left index finger with a potato peeler, the potato is likely a better choice.

But for now:

The Year In Review

It sucked.

That is all. Carry on.

ps. happy new year, everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Call Me Madam

Or Cthulu.

Which creature of the night are you?
Your Result: Cthulu Spawn

You are really an alien thing, aren't you? I can't describe you because you are beyond. We say "left field" and you say "Krn Grth Thchrang." You are the wild card of the bunch, the unknown quantity

Which creature of the night are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Many thanks to Miss Mouse for this!

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Madness, Thy Name is Christmas Knitting

I haven't yet finished last year's holiday knitting, and yet for a brief, fleeting moment I held dear to the belief that it was completely reasonable to cast on for six or eight things for THIS year's holiday knitting. Yes, for the holiday that is three weeks away today.

And then, taking a bite from the sandwich of reality, I decided that the four washcloths that someone from work wants will get done. The mitered blanket from hell that my daughter wants will get done (I'm over 70,000 stitches into it already, probably approaching the 80,000 mark by now. And yes, I counted. Excel is my friend).

For everything else, there's storebought. It's warm, it's beautiful, it's alpaca ... what more could you ask?

well, I *could* ask for a 36-hour day but I wouldn't get it, would I?

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