Thursday, December 31, 2009
My friend I'll say it clear
I'll state my case of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than thisI did it my way
Regrets I've had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes there were times I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all
And I stood tall and did it my way
I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
This year has been full of regrets, some that I am crushed and heartbroken over, some not so much. I am very much thankful that 2009 is almost behind me and hopefull that 2010 will be better.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I went out with a fly fisherman that i knew and had a big ol crush on in HS, and although my date with the fly fisherman went well, very well if you catch my drift (NO! not that well), even so I doubt there will be a second. I think this is for the best, Vegas would be in our future if we continue. (i realize that sentence makes no sense, i know what i want to say in my head, it's just not coming out correctly, i am blaming it on the fact that i am sleep deprived). For one my fly fisherman lives about 2 hours away. That's really the only reason I cannot see it working out, well that and the fishing thing. But I cannot see the future, if I could I'd be a millionaire, so if life pairs us again, so be it, I will just sit back and enjoy.
Then there is the divorced dad (DD from here on out) who is devine. I enjoy my time spent with DD & the little monkey (his kid). The make me laugh and love to cuddle. I adore DD, so I'm pulling back, slow and steady freddy.
So that's what's been going on with me...
In knitting I've started piecing together my log cabin blanket. It was originally going to be a Christmas gift for my sweetie, but given the current situation, I am going to gift it to my cousin.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The weekend is almost here -- and just in time! You have a new playmate, and you can't wait to get down to business and have some fun with them. Well, not to worry. They're just as excited and just as eager to get started. If you haven't already done it, get out of work early and polish up your home. You'll want to make a good impression -- and you may be spending most of your time there this weekend.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
where's # 6 dude?
1.CHAIR DANCING AT WORK?... i don't chair dance at work. on my couch that's something different....
2. PLAYING ROCK STAR IN YOUR CAR,OR TRUCK?...probably this morning.
3.INAPPROPRIATE PUBLIC BEHAVIOR?... what consititutes inappropriate?
4.TAKING CARE OF BODILY FUNCTIONS IN PUBLIC?.....how dare you even imply that i would do such a thing.
5.BEING STUPID?.... every waking hour.
7.TALKING TO YOURSELF?... various times throughout my work day
8.IN OVER YOUR HEAD?..oh ya.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I started, way back when a sweater for my mother. I messed up on something and had to rip apart the ribbing. I have since lost the book the pattern came in, therefor I don't know what size needle I used, can't find the ball band for the yarn, it's just a giant cluster, so that too is getting frogged, soon to come back as a February Lady Sweater for my mother, whose birthday is in February.
As my grandpa would say, what are ya gonna do?
I suppose this is a good thing. Less guilt if I start something new.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Of someone to confide
Cause I'm not as strong as you'd think
The desire that holds our eyes
We'll need to dig deep
You see that I can't but reason I cover up
Better than most
Yes I cover up better than most
I can't believe that you were ever on my side
But who holds the keys
Of who I am and why this life
And I want to be free
This indecision from all sides
You need to dig deep
Cause you see that
I can't but reason I cover up
Better than most
Yes I cover up better than most
Oh, this blame that we lay on
Our mothers, our sisters, our lovers
Our thoughts, they're ours to own
So we need to dig deep
You see that I can't but reason
Could somebody please give me something to hold
Something to numb why I'm feeling alone
Beginning to think that the older we get
The more we think, the less we knowI'm surrendering
I surrender,Cause I can't but reason I cover up
Better than most,
Yes I cover up better than most
Yes I cover up better than most
Yes I cover up better than most
I'm in the need
Of someone to confide
Cause I'm not as strong as you'd think
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Am still trying to fix the sweater I 'effed up on. Hopefully it'll be repaired this weekend. One mitten down, 1 mitten to go, then it's on to a hat and 2 BSJ's in Dream in Color Smooshy. Am hoping to finish the blanket soon. Then I'll be able to work on something else and not feel guilty about having too many WIP.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting: knitting items on, or to be left on the street
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (my kitties hair slips in :-))
Knitting in public
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
i wonder what exactly hoth smells like.
i pieced together the last 2 squares from my sweeties log cabin quilt i knit him together, now i just piece the rows together and add the edging.
am debating if i want to rip apart my never-ending birthday sweater and make a francis instead. also, trying to salvage a poorly (on my part) pieced together sweater, for a christmas present. hope it works.
other than that, it's been quiet on the knitting front.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This is not that good of a story but I have nothing else, so it's staying. :p To make it up to you and because I am missing him like crazy today, here is my daddy's corn chowder recipe more or less (am winging it here as there is no "offical" recipe):
1 lg or 2 sm cans corn niblets (drained)
1 lg can cream style corn
4 slices of bacon or a chunk of pork fat cut into small strips (i usually cut it directly into the pan)
1 onion chopped
1 pint of cream
1/2 gallon of milk(won't use it all) can use 2% or even 1% , although I don't recommend skim
2 lg potatoes or 1/2 bag of baby potatoes cut into good size chunks (use as many as you I like potatoes so I use allot)
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes if you want, although i've never tried it, but it's good in the haddock chowder so...
get a heavy bottom pan, cook the bacon, remove the cooked bacon, leave the fat, add the onions and a pince of salt and cook until soft and kinda see through. Add the potatoes, corn niblets and cream corn along with the cream and milk start off with about 1/2 of the 1/2 gallon see how it looks if you want to add more, add more. cook about 20 minutes or untill potatoes are done. season with salt and pepper to taste and serve and enjoy.
I like to eat mine from a bread bowl. My sweetie likes his in a regular bowl with oyster crackers.
and what's dinner without dessert?
Dead Day Cake
(growing up, it was only served at funerals on my dads side of the family, hence the name)
1 box white cake mix
1 bag chopped walnuts (about 1 cup for the cake and some for decoration)
1 lg can vanilla frosting
preheat oven to whatever the box says. your basically making the cake according to the directions, just add 1 capfull of maple extract and add the nuts to the mix.
while that's cooking add a capfull of maple extract to the frosting and give it a good stir. i find it easier to dump it into a bowl and mix in the maple that way, but by all means if you want one less dish, mix it in the container. taste it, if you want it to taste more mapley, add more extract.
frost your cooled cake, decorate with nuts and enjoy.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
For one thing, I can sleep in the bed again, as opposed to the couch, as the living room is the only room with A/C. I love bed, I miss bed.
I want to make a pork roast in the worst way, and homemade applesauce, on the stovetop so the house smells of apple-cinnamonnie goodness and bake a cake, in the oven.
Am going to start on a pair of plain jane socks for myself. Methinks am going to use some knitpicks yarn. Also have to frog my toe up sock, is too tight at the top. I am ok with it, this go round, it'll have some ribbing.
Still working on that friggin sleeve. I swear that sweater will be the death of me.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:42am, i have a relentless kitty alarm.
2. How do you like your steak? still moo-ign
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Star Trek
4. What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? hawthorne, drop dead diva, bridezilla (i hate admiting that one), LA Ink, and Cake Boss
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Italy
6. What did you have for breakfast?coffee
7. What is your favorite cuisine? anything i don't have to cook...other than that i'd go with Italian
8. What foods do you dislike? Eggs with runny, slimy whites, any vegetable that is overcooked.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Marino's
10. Favorite dressing? depends on the lettuce...
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? My Kermie. (Honda Civic 1997, whom i love)
12. What are your favorite clothes? any that doesn't make me look like i have a big ass.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Italy
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? depends, did someone drink from it or was it poured half way?
15. Where would you want to retire? give ya 3 guesses and the first 2 don't count...
16. Favorite time of day? bedtime...i love my bed
17. Where were you born? in a hospital.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? if i must, it's a toss up between football & baseball
19. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Spud...
22. Bird watcher? no.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? i'm a between 10 and 11am person, then i need a nap
24. Pets? Si & Lila
25. Any new and exciting news that you’d like to share? no
26. What did you want to be when you were little?
27. What is your first childhood memory? i don't know, sad isn't it?
28. Are you a cat or dog person? cat
29. Are you married? the judge gave me a full pardon
30. Always wear your seat belt? yes
31. Been in a car accident? Yes,
32. Any pet peeves? There is not enough space on this blog.
33. Favorite pizza topping? not a big pizza person
34. Favorite flower? daisy
35. Favorite ice cream? strawberry
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? risotto
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? surprisingly i passes on the first try
38. From whom did you get your last email? aaron
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Macy's
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? not really
41. Like your job? sure
42. Broccoli? covered in cheese
43. What was your favorite vacation? Florida
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? it's been a while
45. What are you listening to right now? Al Green, I'm still in love with you
46. What is your favorite color? black
47. How many tattoos do you have? 1
48.How many are you tagging for this quiz? None.
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 2pm
50. Coffee Drinker? Half and half or milk, no sugar, i'm sweet enough thank you. :)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
10 Favorite Characters from Television
1. Sydney Bristow - Alias
2. Hugo "Hurley" Reyes - Lost
3. Chloe - 24
4. John Locke - Lost
5. Gordon Ramsey - Hell's Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmare's
6. Jean-Philip - Hell's Kitchen
7. Kevin James - King of Queens
8. Dr. Bailey - Grey's Anatomy
9. Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls (i know, i know)
10. Jane Vasco - Painkiller Jane
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Every Saturday night we would watch Wild Kingdom, Julia Child & whatever classic movie played after on Channel 2. I wasn't a big fan of Wild Kingdom, but Julia Child, I loved watching her, everything she cooked, my Auntie and I would say you can send me some of that or something to that effect. I credit my Auntie and Julia Child with my love of cooking. My Aunt loved to cook when she was younger and from what I hear she was a fantastic cook.
I remember when Julia Child passed, it was like losing my Auntie all over again, silly, I know, but I had so many memories with my Aunt watching Julia Child, happy memories, Auntie, Julia & myself.
My mother & I recently watched an episode of Julia & Jacques, at the end of the show she signed off, her trademark, and I cried, missing my her.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today however is a Morphine day, it's hot & sticky, blinking makes you sweat, but the slow sax and Mark's deep voice makes it all better.
That being said, Hell's Kitchen tonight baby!! WOO HOO! I haven't made any progress on either my sleeve or Knotty Gloves, but I am hoping to rectify that tonight and tomorrow.
My buddy Spud, sent me some homemade yummy strawberry jam... makes the best breakfast in the world (toast (or a bagel) with cream cheese and a little jam) even yummier!
Thanks Spud, you do spoil me so! :)
I am being abanded on Friday night...Sweetie is going out with some boys from work for a little going away shin dig as Sweetie is transfering to a different store. I am ok with it, got some frozen Indian take out & Naan bread (thank you Trader Joe's) gonna rent a couple of chick flicks and kick back and knit.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Since the beginning of June, we, have had 24 days straight of nothing but rain. It was lovely July 4th & 5th, then rain... today is the first nice day since then and it's only supose to go to the mid 60's, it is July right? The summer? Just checking.
I can't wait for this weekend, I am going to attemp to make english muffins & hamburger rolls.
The hamburger rolls are going to be for chicken parm burgers (recipe couristy of Cara's Cravings) and some bruschetta pasta salad.
The english muffins are a what the hell, I've already made bagels, why not these, kinda deal.
Will let you know how they turn out.
As for knitting, I have done NONE! at all, not even a little. Oh knitting mojo where art thou? i miss you, come back.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Three Things That Scare Me:
Three People Who Make Me Laugh:
Adam at work
Three Things I Love:
Watching an old movie while knitting
Three Things I Hate:
math - i am super bad at it.
escape: the pina colada song
house of the rising sun
Three Things I Don't Understand:
escape: the pina colada song
Three Things On My Desk:
my stuffed gund pig
Three Things I am Doing Right Now:
listening to pandora - check on it to be exact
typing this meme instead of working
waiting to go home
Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
go back to Italy
own my own yarn/coffee shop
get married again
Three Things I Can Do:
touch my nose with mytongue
Remember alot of very random, odd and obscure bits of information
cross my toes
Three Things I Can't Do:
tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue
fix a car
manage my finances (but i'm learning!)
Three Things I Think You Should Listen To:
Three Things You Should Never Listen To:
other peoples negativity
Three Things I'd Like To Learn:To bake good bread
To speak Russian
Three Favorite Foods:
Three Shows I Watched As A Kid:
Three Things I Regret:
Saying things I shouldn’t have
not paying attention in school
So, I got the 1st 16 rows of that stupid sleeve (till it's done, it's the stupid sleeve) and that's it. I have given myself permission to start a sock in the hopes that if i start it, the nagging feeling to start one will go away and then I will be more inclined to knit on that stupid sleeve, let's see how that works out.
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, not much knitting has been done. Usually what happens is I take the bag with the sleeve out, put it on the table and stare at it, trying to will myself to knit on it, like Uma Thurman trying to will her big toe to move in Kill Bill 2. (BTW, so sad about David Carradine)
That being said, I am off like a prom dress!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Went to the farmers market yesterday, so much fun. I got a couple of the most beautiful tomatoes, some fresh ciabatta bread, mixed with some fresh basil, a little onion, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, olive oil & balsamic vinegar... the most amazingly fresh, tasty bruschetta. SO GOOD!
Am going to force myself to knit the doomsday sleeve today.
Once that's done, on to the 2nd toe up sock.
Weirdness note, I had a dream about Reanimater last night, which normally wouldn't be so strange except, I've never seen Re-animater...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have lost the ability to be quirky & clever with my post.
Friday, June 5, 2009
I klepted this from Knitting the Blues
Ten Awesome Bands. (before i start, i should state, that i have horrid taste in music)
9. Kings of Leon
8. Def Lepard
5. Mighty Mighty Bosstones
4. Martin Sexton
2. Tom Waits
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
And now I am thirsty, mmmm, ginger ale...refreshing!
Man, I had something else to say...it's gone now, and damn those birds for eating the breadcrumbs!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
1. Last Movie I Saw In A Movie Theater? Twilight
2. What Book Are You Reading? Dewey & the 2nd Friday Knight Knitters books (the name escapes me)
3. Favorite Board Game? Trivial pursuit, i like putting my useless knowledge to use.
4. Favorite Magazine? People
5. Favorite Smells? Fresh cut grass & motor oil.
6. Favorite Sounds? Rain
7. Worst Feeling In The World? Being alone.
8. First Thing You Think of When You Wake? Need coffee
9. Favorite Fast Food Place? Kelly's roast beef
10. Future Child’s Name? Not sure yet
11. Finish This Statement—“If I Had a Lot of Money," Pay off my debt.
12. Do You Drive fast? Yes, it's a trait I inherited from my mother.
13. Do You Sleep With a Stuffed Animal? Used to.
14. Storms—cool or scary? Depends on how close the lightening is.
15. What Was Your First Car? My honda civic (Still have it, it's fabulous and I love it!)
16. Favorite Drink? Coffee, vodka & pineapple juice, woodchuck hard cider
17. Finish This Statement—“If I Had the Time, I Would…" Knit, garden
18. Do You Eat the Stems on Broccoli? Yes (it's the only part I really like)
19. If You could Dye your Hair Any Other Color, What Would It Be? Deadly nightshade (manic panic color, looked good on me)
20. Name All the Different Cities In Which You Have Lived - somerville, medford, salem, peabody
21. Favorite Sport to Watch? Baseball
22. One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You - I stole it. her pictures look yummy!!
23. What’s Under Your Bed? I don't know and I'm afraid to find out.
24. Would You Like to Be Born As Yourself Again? Only if I can make my boobs big & my ass small.
25. Morning Person or Night Owl? More of a 2 in the afternoon person.
26. Over Easy or Sunny Side Up? Scrambled as I really only eat egg beaters
27. Favorite Place to Relax? Bed.
28. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? strawberry
Thursday, May 14, 2009
A little background, I was dating Dave at the time (my ex hubby) and was still living at home.
On the day on May 14th, I get out of the shower, and go to my room to get ready for work, when my mother calls me into her room and here's how the conversation went:
mom: pam, come in for a second and sit down
me: i go in and sit
mom: dave just called, Frank died last night
me: what? (getting all teary eyed) what do you mean he died?I just saw him last night. how did he die? how's dave?
mom: how's dave? no, sweetie not that Frank, Frank Sinatra.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
My most favoritist Morphine song.
Knit-wise: I have done nothing since casting on for BBTs second sleeve. NOTHING! ooh, sorry, I pull my knitting basket out with the intention of knitting. Intentions my friends will no get the sleeve knit! Decided that once BBT's sweater is complete I will frog the sweater I knit my mother so many moons ago, you know the one I seamed up horridly, and reuse the yarn to make her a February Lady sweater for her birthday, which is in February. HA! Hopefully I will finish up my gift knitting so that I can knit more socks guilt free.
Sports - Go Celts!!
Movies/T.V. - Rented Pineapple Express this weekend on the reccomendation of a friend who said it was as funny as Superbad, (like anything else can be that funny? I doubt it) OMG, not even close to the hilarity of Superbad. It was bad, not Zohan bad, but not that far off either. Watched Daisy of Love. I showered after.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturdays are for Socks (maybe Sundays too, depending on how much progress I make on other things.) that will be my new theme! I have so many projects to finish up (BBT's sweater, my berfday sweater, my moms sweater (if I can unseam it and fix the sleeve), sweeties blanket (which I can't do anything on until I finish BBT's sweater as the sweater is holding my other long # 9 circular hostage!) and various other things needed for the myriad of babies that will be appearing this year and the holidays...scarves & such for the in-laws, but i like knitting socks and I don't think I'd be able to quit them just like that. That seems so cold.
Sports wise - GO BOSTON!!!
Book wise - I read the Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell. I devour them actually, and I just read that they are making them into a movie (there are 16 to choose from!) I am torn with how I feel on that. I am usually not a fan of the movie once I've read the book, as they are never alike (i.e. Bridge Jones' Diary, same name, same character names, completely different story) I liked it, don't get me wrong, but I took it for what it was, a movie with the same name as a book I've read and I'm kinda afraid that's going to be the case with this. Also, they have Angelina Jolie playing Kay Scarpetta, now, I like Ms. Jolie, but not for this character, I always pictured Kay to be older and resembling Glenn Close. Oh well.
It's Pop-up Lost night tonight! whoo hoo!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Today is my ex-hubby's birthday.
Happy Birthday to 2 of my favorite men.
It's Saturday!! Errand day, but whilst running my errands, I may or may not pop into Seed Stitch where they have Koigu and I may or may not come home with skein of said yarn...
I have bundles of new babies incubating to knit for..well, 2...but still, that's alot of baby knits.
For baby 1, due at the end of Aug. will be getting a kimono sweater in a loverly grassy green.
Baby 2, due at the end of Nov. will be getting a pair of baby mittens and a matching baby devil hat and booties.
Still thinking about this stitch marker deal. If I go forward with it, I will probably start making them in the fall, and kinda take it from there.
is it naptime yet?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Haven't touched my toe up sock since Saturday. Will work on it tonight, being that I'll have nothing else to do. Maybe I'll rent a movie...any suggestions?
Monday, April 6, 2009
My weekend :p
I have chocolate kisses for work, as last week sucked and we really needed chocolate and didn't have any..THE HORROR!!! When your boss leaves on Friday and tells everyone, if you get another job offer, don't turn it down, and he's not kidding, it ain't pretty. When I left this horrifyingly bad day, it was POURING! so, date night with my sweetie got rescheduled to Sunday. All was not lost, we got greasy take out and watched bad tv.
Saturday, we had at home movie night. I got snacks, and after dinner (and the last half of VH1's one hit wonders of the 80's) we watched the Fast and the Furious, sweetie had never seen it before! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Sunday we went to the Willows, fed the birds (one bird in particular, loved my sweetie, so, i named him steve) I kicked his ass at air hockey, he beat me at pinball, we had goofy fun, then went to lunch, came home and relaxed. All and all a nice weekend.
On the knitting front, my toe ups look fabulous! am almost at the heel part... woo hoo!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
In honor of St. Paddy's day yesterday, I knit a little on my green birthday sweater. I did not enjoy it because i am OBSESSED with learning how to knit toe up. Will play with the sock yarn when I get home tonight, after I do the dishes.
It's Lost night!! And it's a new episode, cause let me tell you, how disappointed was I when I happily put on Lost only to find out it was a repeat! Talk about putting a damper on the night. Although I did get to watch Lie to Me (now that they moved it from 9pm to 8pm) EXCELLENT show. I had a point and now I don't. DAMN IT!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In honor of this day, I give you The Unicorn Song. Enjoy.
An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
Monday, March 16, 2009
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen -no, but i have her complete works on my nightstand to read.
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien – Started once...couldn't finish it
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - yes, read it freshman year of H.S. hated it.
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling – yes
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee -
6 The Bible – I went to Catholic School what do you think?
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - no, but i want to maybe this summer
8 1984 - George Orwell - no
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - yes Sophmore yr of HS
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott -
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy –
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller –
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – parts of
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier -
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - yes, it was long and i found it boring
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks -
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger -
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger -
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot-
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - I tried, I really did, but I saw the movie first so it kinda ruined the book experience for me.
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald -
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens-
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - I think I did.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh -
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - I think so...
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame -
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - on my very long list
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -
33 The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - i own it... haven't read it yet
34 Emma - Jane Austen - on my list
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - on my list
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - maybe it's this one that i own. the ex hubster thought it sad that i never read it as a kid and got it for me for xmas.
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres- saw the movie...
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden -
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne – YES! i heart me some winnie the pooh
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown -
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 4
4 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - I think i did
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy -
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood -
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - twice, both times for HS (i went to 2 different HS, i read it the first time freshman yr and sr yr the 2nd time)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan -
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - yes and it was uite good
52 Dune - Frank Herbert-
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons -
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen -on my nightstand
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth -
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon -
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - yup HS again
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley -
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon - yes
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck –
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - I tried to...
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt -
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold – yes
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas -
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - yes, excellent book
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding - YES
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie -
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville -
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens -
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - I tried
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett -
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson -
75 Ulysses - James Joyce -
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath - yes
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome -
78 Germinal - Emile Zola -
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray -
80 Possession - AS Byatt-
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens -
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro -
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert -
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry -
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White - yes, my favorite book as a little girl
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - yes, excellent book, and it leads me to ask, where is Tuesdays with Morrie?
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton –
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupe –
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks -
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams -
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole -
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute -
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas -
98 Hamlet – Shakespeare – yes
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl -
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -
Now my top 10 list of favorite books (in no particular order):
1. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
2. Lying in Bed - JD Landis
3. The Scarpetta Series - Patricia Cornwell
4. The Rosie Cruxifiction - Henry Miller
5. pretty much anything by Douglas Coupland
6. Prozac Nation by Elizabeht Wurtzel
7. Twilight Series - Stephanie Myer
8. Cary Grant: A Biography by Marc Eliot
9. Einstein in Berlin by Thomas Levenson
10. Anything by Gregory MacGuire
what are yours?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ok, am kinda getting pissy at Blogger, as it won't let me play around with the blog colors and such. No fair! Oh well, nothing I can do about it...
1 pair of Christmas socks down, 3 more to go!! Woo Hoo!!!
I can't wait to start on the other FiL sweater sleeve, I am actually excited about gifting the much loved FiL sweater to my Toddlet, as I'm sure it will be appreciated and loved. Must remember to buy a bottle of SOAK for his stocking so that no harm comes to the sweater.
So, have started a pair of Jaywalkers for myself using some lovely regia yarn gifted to me by blogless Liz. Regia is so nice to work with and so far am loving the pattern. Have decided that once done with the Jaywalkers, I am going to give the Noro another chance, hopefully it will not be in vain.
I have been given a task for my super awesome big brother. Toddlet is the only one in the family without a handknit Christmas stocking. Chickie (mom) asked me if I could re-do the top half of dad's Christmas stocking and replace the "Bob" with "Todd", thing is, i have no idea what kind of yarn or needle size was used for this project and the stocking is 32 years old, so I doubt I could match the yarn anyway. What do I do? Was thinking about just unraveling it, from the top of the green up knit and then embroider the name on rather than knit it in. We shall see.
I am loving Pandora. Have been enjoying 80's hair bands in the folder I renamed Hampton Beach Casino Ball Room, I think you need to be from the area to appreciate the humor in that. Right now Tesla - Love Song is playing. YAY!!!
How are all y'all doing?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
In other news, I feel like a bloaty frog. Damn PMS.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Anywho...finished my Monkey socks. LOVE the pattern, love the socks... just a good experience all around with them. Pictures, maybe tomorrow....
Lost is on tonight! I hope Hurley's in this episode.
OH! I joined a Tea and Yarn swap on Ravelry! Am very excited to put together a parcel (love that word!) for my partner.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Man, got a paper cut and am bleeding again...ok, really need that bubble wrap!!
My bad boy had surgery on Monday so I haven't seen him in a couple of days, but there's a rumor that I'll see him tomorrow.
Ponder this: Where are all the good men dead, in the heart or in the head?....
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Good girls (ie: me) always fall for or get crushes on bad boys or as my ex-hubby says, a guy who knows his way around a car engine and with the exception of the ex hubster & db, every boy i've dated? You could also look at it as a why do bad boys fall for good girls...but i'll stick with my way of thinking for this one thankyouverymuch.
Poll: A friend is preggers...do i go with a log cabon baby blanket or baby yoda sweater? So far I have a vote for each. I am kinda leaning with the sweater because, well, I already bought the yarn (on sale thank you for asking!)
Also, I am going to Frog my "Lost" sock because i fear i didn't cast on enough stitches. Luckily, however, I haven't gotten very far on it. =)
That's all I got.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
By: Pamela L.
What took me away from my knitting this, this, this and this, and all 4 were finished in a matter of 2weeks. If you haven't read them yet, read them, you'll be glad you did. Anywho, after that, I just had to go see this. Then there were the holler-days, as my ex use to put it, which led to receiving this and this which has been sucking up my knitting time. Am going to knit during House & 24 tonight.
And that is what kidnapped my knitting time and why I got nothing to show.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I had just moved into my apartment, right after my divorce. I had made a frozen pizza, popped open a beer and sat down on the floor to watch t.v. (i had a couch, it was hidden by boxes)
So there I am munching on pizza, drinking my beer, watching some bad television show on the CW when my, what I think is my smoke detector goes off. Panicked, I called my ex boyfriend, who btw thought I was drunk, I hadn't even drank 1/2 my beer, and please, 1/2 beer won't make me drunk, I'm not that much of a cheap date! My neighbor Frankie heard the noise came over to check on me. Come to find out it was the carbon monoxcide detector. So I called the fire department, Tossed the kitties in the bathroom with the window open, opened all the windows. The Fire Dept. came by, unhooked the stove and advised that I leave the windows open for a little while longer, esp. in the bedroom where the carbon reading was the worst. So that is my story of how my stove tried to kill me.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
( x) Gone on a blind date
(x ) Skipped school
(x) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
(x ) Been to Mexico (apparently i have been to mexico...who knew)
(x) Been to Florida
(x) Been to Europe
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost (in a paper bag with both ends open)
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played Cops and Robbers
(x) Colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only (not a meal, but i did pay for my nipple peircing with quarters, so i'm saying yes, also bribed my tattoo artist Kenny with homemade chocolate chip cookies)
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
( x) Made prank phone calls
() Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x ) Danced in the rain (x) (Does singing count)
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone
(x) Blown bubbles
( ) Been in a bar fight
(x) Gone ice-skating
( ) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(x) Gone to the movies
1. Any nickname? pammy
2. Mother's name? Kathy
3. Favorite drink? at the moment, pinapple juice & vodka
4. 4 Favorite TV Shows? 24, lost, kitchen nightmares & Hell's kitchen
5. Piercing? at the moment only ears...
6. How much do you love your job? love it
7. Birthplace? brighton, MA
8. Favorite vacation spot? Italy
9. Ever been to Africa ? No
10. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner? Yes
11. Ever been on TV? nope
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No, but i know people who have
13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door? 2 Door
15 Can you drive a standard car? not very well.
16. Favorite pie? Don't like pie, although i do make a mean apple pie with real whipped cream
17. Favorite Number? 13
18. Favorite movie? too many to mention
19. Favorite holiday? Christmas
20. Favorite dessert? depends on my mood
21. Favorite food? risotto
22. Favorite day of the week? saturday
23. Favorite brand of body soap? dont' have one
24. Favorite toothpaste? Crest
25. Favorite smells? fresh rosemary, & fresh cut grass which makes me think of my grandpa
26. How do you rest? knitting or sleep
27. How do you see yourself in 10 YEARS? 10 years older
28. Furthest place you will send this message to? dunno
29. Who will respond to this the fastest? dunno
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
So hopefully I will be posting more.
It's now 2009 and in 3 years (according to the Mayan (me thinks) calendar the world will end, 12/21/2012. We shall see now won't we?
Man alive I'm sleepy (and you wonder why I haven't been posting). Still working on my second Monkey, but am almost at the heel. Can't wait as Santa (ok, it was me, b/c no one in my family every buys me yarny goodness...) got me some new sock yarn that i can't want to start using. YAY!! Sock yarn!!!
Will post more later as I still have to figure out my resolutions and post them (b/c posting them will make me a little more likely to actually do them...)