Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Have a Craving for...

I can almost taste it.
Let me tell you a tale. One day, long ago, when I was about 16, I wanted chocolate chip ice cream. Not just any chocolate chip ice cream either! NO! I wanted a very specific chocolate chip ice cream BaskeN & Robbins chocolate chip ice cream to be exact and an ice coffee.
I was told that I have more cravings than a pregnant woman.
and let me just say for the record, I wasn't then and I'm not now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Ok, am I the only one whose ass is getting kicked by this daylight savings crap? Seriously, I need to have a cup of coffee at 4 in the afternoon just so I can make thru till 10pm. That's not friggin normal. Maybe I have the African sleep disorder, maybe I just need to stop watching House.

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

Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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

Believe it or not, I read too....

The Big Read ( said that, on average, adults have only read six books on this list. So ... copy this list, remove my yeses and nos, and add your comments (favourable or otherwise) about the ones you have read. Don't forget to include a total.

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


None of my real-life friends knit, know how to knit or have any desire to knit, because of that I am isolated (isolated seems a little strong, but for lack of a better word, I'll use it.), isolated because I have no one to talk to about the projects I'm working on, problems I'm having, to encourage me to try some new technique or even to say yay for me after I complete a project, small things. So, I started a blog, just to have somewhere to go and talk about my knitting. And I thru this little blog I met you, my blog-land friends (all 3 of ya :p) You encourage me and make me feel less like the new animal at the zoo I just wanted to say thank you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Shirtless Sawyer Day!

shirtless sawyer....yummy.
anywho, drooling aside. have decided to teach myself how to knit a sock toe up, so wish me luck.
other than that, life has been good, sweetie has been good, kitties have been kookey, the xbox however did get the red ring of death. we are still in mourning.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I got my swap package today from winterstitch (aka Alexandra)

(please excuse the craptacular photo, it was taken with my cell phone)

There was yummy yarn and teas. sweet smelling hand lotion and 2 little toy mice for the kitties (a grey - already grabbed by si and a white one - which lila is sniffing in the picture before she grabbed it and ran, which is good cause it means the yarn is safe)
thank you so much Alexandra for the fabulous tea and yarny goodness.
oh ya and i have to say screw the noro i'm going straight to this!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Day of the Lost!

It's Wednesday! YAY!!!

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?