Friday, October 31, 2008

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Tw reasons to celeebrate this weekend - my daughter turned 18 on Saturday - I survived cooking 160 pieces of chicken (yes, I counted them), 20 lbs of potato salad, 4 lbs of mac salad, 4 dozen hamburgers and 3 dozen hot links.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More jayne please

First of all, that pic of my shredded right calf looks nasty. For those of you keeping score, I think it looks worse now, all scabby and red. In other news.......the Jayne hats keep a coming.....I leave the listing up on eBay and weeks go by without a nibble. All of the sudden, lots of bites, so I took some new pics. But I was lazy, took em while I was sitting on my bed watching teevee - and it shows. So this weekend I'll have to make up a new batch of pics and update the listings (the usps has raised rates twice since I posted the current listing!)


In more exciting news (albeit, not much can be more exciting than Jayne), RHPS is being performed L I V E here in the city this month. I'd love to see it on Halloween night but I suspect it'll be a cluster f**k so I'll wait a few days after then take my demon spawn to go see it. Let's do the time warp again.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ouch II

It H U R T S and I'm turning into the biggest baby. None of those cuts are deep but damn, they hurt. And it's all bruisey and achey and itchy and it burns when I take a shower. Unfortunately, it's not bad enough to evoke any family sympathy so I'll have to get over it.

I did cast on again for Susie - I noticed a mistake in the cable and in trying to fix it, I made it far worse. Part of the problem with using an acrylic blend is that the yarn has no life. In trying to correct the cable, the stitches I frogged got all splitty and fugly. The end result was a most painful frogging all nine thousand, three hundred and forty five stitches. Immediately I cast on again and made it through 3 entire rows.

I've also cast on for Jayne hats to prepare for some holiday ebay shoppers - never hurts to be prepared.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008


The fence is done and looks great.
Can't say the same for my left leg. Took one for the team when I tried to climb a rock wall to reach the top of the fence. My foot went through the top of an almost empty 5-gal paint can. I did stay on my feet though, took a shower in waterproofing tint, and did something nasty to my left arm but I guess it could have way worse. It didn't even hurt much when it happened - just felt like a scratch. Of course when my daughter's friend walked over and asked if my leg was bleeding, and I looked down and saw little rivers of blood - then I thought it might start hurting soon. So I put down the paintbrush, hauled my ass off to the shower and cleaned it up. While in the shower scrubbing away the tint and paint, I knew then, this was going to hurt. I was right. Out of the shower, it bled through two sets of bandages and throbbed like a mo-fo.
Once I was all nice and clean and not dripping blood, I thought it was the perfect time to work on Susie. Wrong, I notice a major mistake on the cable and attempt to fix it. I won't bore you with details, but several f-words were used, the most significant one being F R O G.
So back to square one - casting on hundreds and hundreds of stitches. Such is life.
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New redwood fence..........................................................$2800
Six paint brushes .............................................................$25.00
Five gallons of tinted waterproof seal.......................... $81.00
Watching your children spend their Sunday afternoon staining your new fence..........priceless
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Yarn & Pagan Babies

So I step into the elevator at work, in mid-conversation with a co-worker about how I learned to knit.
Me: "So she had us knit squares that she stitched into blankets for the pagan babies."
I'm met with a blank stare from my obviously non-Catholic co-worker in addition to a burst of laughter from the other woman in the elevator.
New BFF: "Oh my god, I haven't heard that expression in decades. Only a Catholic girl would say she learned how to knit because of the pagan babies. And not just pagan babies, it has to be THE pagan babies!"
My Co-worker: "What the ***k is a pagan baby?"

You know it's going to be a great day when your elevator ride is full of pagan baby knitting conversation :)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

You Betcha!

Looks like my favorite late-night talk show host is not a fan of everyone's favorite hockey mom.