Thursday, December 14, 2006

Arizona here I come!

Mom & Bob accepted an offer last night! Hopefully the contingencies will be removed soon, The guy wants a fast close. Once they're removed we're home free. I can't wait. This limbo crap has been driving me insane. On the crochet front I've finished multiple projects that I cant show you yet. If the weather is good tomorrow Ill take pictures of my Jade Sappire cashmere sweater, and some hats I finished awhile ago. But I'll leave you with this nice holiday picture...

Thats Ricky. He'd look happier but he kept blinking, this is the best of like 30 pictures.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Friends Thanksgiving

This last weekend was our annual Friends Thanksgiving. A tradition started by my sister, Sara and her friends from college as a way to gear up for the upcoming holidays. Every year we meet at at one of our houses and everyone cooks something and we pig out together. Much like a regular thanksgiving but without any family drama.Here's the menu..

Bacon & Carmelized Onion Tart
Rosemary & Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes


Fennel & Haricot Verts Salad w/Mustard Vinagrette
Brown Butter & Shallot Mashed Potatoes
Molasses Horseradish Sweet Potato Spears
Ryan & Sara's Famous Cranberry Sauce

Main Course
Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey with Andoullie Cornbread (just boring old
yellow) Stuffing and Sage Gravy

Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin Cheesecake (my contribution)
Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake

3 bottles of Pinot Noir
1 bottle Zinfandel
1 bottle Anglianico
1 bottle Ca' del Solo red blend
1 bottle Late Harvest Zinfandel (dessert)
1 bottle Port
Coffee, tea, beer, water

Mel cooking.
Sara cooking.
The boys contribution, hehe just kidding they cooked later.
and lots..
of fooood =9
Sara and Richard after the stuffing.
Mel & Grant post stuffing.
Brian and Ryan after the stuffing.
And to close, Richard & Sara's kitties, Deano & Doyle looking exra cute. (If you can tell, Doyle is the litter mate of my monsters Riker, Pepper, and Oreo, and Harley's baby.)

Monday, November 13, 2006

A day in the Life of a Double-Stuffed Oreo...

I just love my new Catnip toy that my person bought me.

Hey, what are you doing here, Jerk?

Pepper may be my big brother but he can wait his turn.

Unless he bullys me and chases me off, jerk..

But that's ok, cuz my Mommy loves me more than him. =P

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Well I spent today cleaning my room, its fairly nice. My mom said she'd wash my floor and then its all ready. So far we've had 1 group of trick or treaters. It's way sad. I hope when we move we'll be somewhere that gets lots of them.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Pumpkin Massacre 2007

Pumpkin carving is so much fun. Im not quite the pumpkin carving artist as my Sister, Sara, she was born with the pumpkin carving gift, but Im not bad. Tho Im happy I only got 3 this year. My mom packed away the pumpkin carving knives so I had to use the big one there and a small steak knife. Not so easy, and now the tips of my fingers on my right hand are numb, and my wrist and arm hurt like hell. But luckily I didnt cut myself. Ill take pictures of the results tomorrow night when I light them.

On the crochet front, I started a tree topper using my Under the Sea Star pattern. Im using Blue Sky Bulky with Filatura New smoking running with it. I think it will be cute. I just have to figure out how to mount it. Then I think Ill make ornaments with the rest of the new smoking. Ill probably teach a workshop on it for the store. Theyre getting pretty popular, and I think the last email about them helped drive some traffic to my website.

Okie, back to watching "Pumpkinhead" on the new on Demand =)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Long time no talk

So Ive been a bad blogger. This moving stuff if totally for the birds. The cats are not loving it. Poor Pepper who really doesnt like change(remember his peter problems brought on by the stress of having Magick in my parents room?), well he's scratching his chin all up and freaking out whenever my Litter maid goes to clean. Dede thinks its all so fun, she loves running around jumping on boxes and peeking in on Bob or Juan working in the bathroom or kitchen. Oh to be a kitten..Ive finished a bunch of projects but I have been busy during the day and havent been able to take them out in the light to photograph them. I'll try to post some stuff soon.Tomorrow starts AMC's Monsterfest, I cant wait, Nothing but horror movies from here to Halloween. And they actually have some good ones in there. The Halloweens (3 not being a good one, nor actually a real "Halloween" movie)Original Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn, all enough to make me giddy. And there are ads for a new Horror movie network going live on Halloween, looks like they might just be an OnDemand or online thing tho. But I wont complain, much.
Pepper just stole an old swatch of mine...I should go see what he's doing with it...

Friday, October 13, 2006

My new kitties

Aren't they cuuute!! Theyre very inexpensive. I got them from Heel & Sole Shoes. I ordered then on Wednesday and got them today. I think I will wear them tonight. My friend Michelle is taking me and her fabulous new boyfriend, Grayson, to the haunted house at Santa Clara County fair, it looks cool =)

Monday, October 09, 2006

My Little...

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.
While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.
Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.
You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Yarn Diet

I think I may have to go on a yarn diet soon... I just packed up my yarn.. I bought those Ziploc Big Bags for it, the xxl 20 gallon ones... I filled 4 of them. And I think theres more yarn hiding in my room under some clothes..
In other news, my tailbone still hurts. It's kinda embarrassing. That's what I get for trying to do a good thing by giving blood. Maybe I should go get a new tattoo so I wont be able to give blood for another year. Bah, I need to lay down.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I have a wacky family..

My brother in law is in a kickball team in LA, you should see this video he did... For more go to

Monday, October 02, 2006

Song stuck in my head

Since the other day when it played on Live 105's 20th anniversary countdown, Ive had this song stuck in my head... Its very funny..

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Spa Escape take 1...

Well, I held my first Spa Escape for my BeautiControl stuff. It was almost a bust. I invited everyone from work and we held it at the store after hours and it ended up being Me, my mom, the owner and Gunilla my webmistress. It was still fun, and in a way it's probably good it wasnt crazy, as I gave blood yesterday and this morning I passed out in the shower and seriously messed up my back and bruised my tailbone. So I was a tad out of it. I got some practice and I know what I need to brush up on and what I need to have next time, I just hope there will be a next time. Right about now I could really use an long bath with the Luxuries of the Sea bubble bath and masque, but I dont have my bath tub back yet. =( I'll have to make due with a glass of wine and bed..

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Isnt it cuuute?! I love it. It will soon be a craftkitten pattern.
On the homefront, my bathroom has been ripped out and is in disarray, the new tub just went in yesterday, but thats it, Bob was working on tinting and laquering the family room floor today, so it was really stinky.
Im having wacky dreams again.. Tho last night it was a happy one. My sister, Sara, was pregnant again and healthy, it made me happy. Im sure it will happen soon. I want her to be happy and healthy again so bad. Please send her healthy vibes and thoughts so we can help her along.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

a word of advice

Do not eat 3 day old leftover Palak paneer. It's a bad idea. Especially when your stepfather is ripping out your bathroom. And no its not Ecoli. Its not that bad, but it still aint fun. To clear those lovely images from your head here are some lovely finished objects...

This is my "Hollywood Starlet Purse". Isn't it cute? 2 hanks of Colinette "Tao" and an adorable purse frame from Sunbelt. The dress is vintage 40's linen, that I havent been able to fit in for awhile.

This is my "Elle 7 Bag" made with granny squares put on an angle, done with 2 balls of Diakeito "Rococo", a self striping yarn better than Noro's "Kureyon".

I also finished a new amigurumi kitty. But my mom needs to embroider on the nose and whiskers before I can take pics.

I recently developed a case of kitten fever... I was driving past the Petco in Los Gatos on my way home on Sunday, and there was a sign "Kitten adoptions" I sooo almost swerved right in. So I begged my mom to get another kitten, but I cant until we get to Arizona. Which is probably a better thing cuz then the cats will be les territorial cuz the new place with just come with the new kitten.. Is it bad that I have a name picked out already?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Super Fun Happy Dream

So after all my talk of supper fun happy post, I ended up having the superest fun happy dream. Me and my whole family we vacationing in Egypt, and my friend Mel told me about a yarn store there where she bought this fabulous horizontal spinning wheel and I was in some random store and a girl behind the counter was knitting and I talked to her about crochet and the yarn store, and thenMagick was there she had come back to me and everything was super fun happy. I didnt want to wake up, but I did and I was in a very good mood. I think this could come true some day. I know Magick will come back to me some day, I know it's hokey but I believe in reincarnation, and with cats it can happen fast within your lifetime. So I expect to see that glimmer of Magick in another kitten's eye someday. And I will take her home and love her all over again. I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Super fun happy post?

So Ive been avoiding you my bloggy friends.. My last few posts were kinda downers and I thought I should write a super fun happy post to make up for it, but I wasnt feeling it. Ive finished a few crochet things that Im happy with but I just cant get with it. I picked up Magick today, her box is really pretty. As soon as I brought it home I put it on her pillow and laid down, and DeDe came and sniffed it and head butted it and rolled over purring and she laid with me. It's hard to be depressed when faced with this...

Thank the cat gods for sending her to me when I really needed her.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Craft Kitten in Arizona?

So, Im probably going to be moving to Tuscon, Arizona. Not till like January or Febuary, my mom figures it will take 3 months to get the house fixed up and ready to sell. Houses are much cheaper there and we can get something out there as good or better than what we have for like 175,000-200,000$ so we'd have a rather low mortgage payment. And the weather is warmer, the coldest month on average is January and the average high for then is 66. My aunt and uncle and cousins (Mom's side) live out there so Id be closer to more family, and only a couple hours farther from Sara.Teresa and Morgen may move out that way later when Morgen is finished with school here so he can go to school in Tempe, which would them about as far away as they are now. And I did look into the yarn stores there, theres 4 or 5. I found 2 of their websites and they look ok. And theres a thriving SnB group. I dunno... Ive never lived anywhere but San Jose, it will be ultra weird. But I figure as long as I have my kitties, a cable tv, and some yarn I should be ok.

On the crochet front Im almost done with my tank top done in the fingering weight silk. Working on the braided straps currently, then Ill do the belt bottom. Then you can have pictures, my pretties.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

51 questions.

Saw this on a friends blog.. thought it was cute..

1. FIRST NAME? Jennifer
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?No, supposedly nobody they knew was named Jennifer at the time..
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? yesterday when I wrote my last post about Magick.
6. KIDS? just kitties.
8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Just my blog.
9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? NOOO, I NEVER use sarcasm, not MEE..
12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? currently, Kashi Autumn Wheat.
13. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? currently I wear flip flops.
14. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Ginger Rosewater from Mashti Malones in LA.
16. SHOE SIZE? 10
21. WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING NOW? Brick colored shorts
22. YOU COULD BE 18 AGAIN WOULD YOU? god no I was miserable at 18.
25. FAVORITE SMELL? Kitty tummy.
28. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON THAT SENT THIS TO YOU? I took this from Sue's blog, and yes I like her.
29. FAVORITE DRINK? Diet Pepsi
31. EYE COLOR? Brown.
32. HAT SIZE? ? um I have a 22" head..
34. FAVORITE FOOD? Enchiladas
38. SUMMER OR WINTER? Definately Summer, I hate cold.
40. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheesecake
41. WHO WILL MOST LIKELY RESPOND? NA this is a blog.
42. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? See question above.
43. WHAT BOOKS are you READING NOW? The Once and Future King.
44. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?No mouse pad, i have a trackball.
46. FAVORITE SOUNDS? kitty purr
51. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?stolen from Sue's blog.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


This is Magick the day I brought her home. I bought her at the flea market from a stall that had asian vases and cheap plastic toys. She fit in my moms purse and she carried her around in there the rest of the day. My sister Teresa wanted to name her Abba. Bob thought she said Abra, like abrakadabra, and said why dont you just call her Magic. I saw the pentagram on her back and knew her name needed to be Magick.

This is her maybe a little over a year old. When she would play with a string or toy she would stare and cock her head until it almost turned around like an owl, then she would let out this big cute yawn. We used to guess how long till she would yawn. She also LOVED to lick your fingers, always when you pet or scratched her she would start licking your fingers. Once a friend was lying on my bed and his hand fell on the side under the bad and he jusmped up surprised cuz she sneak attacked him and started licking his fingers.

This is how I will remember her, all fat and cute. Last wednesday we took her in to the vet and let her go. It was time. She had this whine that just said "Mommy I dont feel good." and she was just tired of being in pain. I love her so much, and I miss her more than anything, but Im happy that she's no longer hurting.

Monday, August 07, 2006


You have to read this. This is the funniest take on the whole "Not your grandmas knitting" thing.
I love this site.. Its like the Family Guy of craft magazines. I constantly find myself thinking "Did they really just say that?"

Ideas for Birthday presents

I know its a month from now, (Sept. 10th) but in case anyone is wondering what to get me for my birthday..
1. Money (as my vet doesnt sell gift certificates, and Magick is very expensive. Any amount will help.)
2. Stitch Painter ( I need this program to make stitch diagrams and color charts for patterns to sell to make money for Magick.)
I think thats it. At least those are the only things I need. Magick is so sick, she has the icky eye goopies again and I have to give her ointment. They did another blood test today to see if the Epogen is working. I hope its doing something. If it is we may up the dosage, and I asked if she could use a transfusion, but it will only do good if the epogen is working otherwise its too temporary. They can do a kidney transplant, they do them up at Davis. If they'll do it for her I want to try, I dont care if I have to pay for it for the rest of my life. I will do anything for her. "Worth dying for, worth killing for, worth going to hell for."

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Photos of Crochet Explosion!

Here is my cabled clutch, which is currently felting.

Here is the halter I designed using the Silk yarn from The Little Knittery.

And here is the Halter I designed using Berroco Cotton Twist.

All of these are coming soon to

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Crochet explosion!

I've finished a ton of stuff! Im taking pics tomorrow as its too dark now. But I finished a halter of of Berroco cotton twist last week, and yesterday I finished a halter I designed out of the silk yarn I got in LA, and tonight I finished a cabled clutch I designed for a free workshop Im doing soon, I still need to felt it, but I want to take pre-felting photos first. I will try to get them all taken and posted tomorrow.

I did take pics of my new Fat Kitty amigurumi, I made it in Rowan Big Wool. I submitted it to CrochetMe but she wanted pics in natural light and a solid color. Luckily I was working on this one to give to my little sister as a belated B-day present. Here it is with Gato, he is not a good model, he wouldnt look at me and he kept wandering off. It's still cute tho.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Smart Kitty

Geez it's hot. But at least I know my kitties are ok. That's Riker by the way, very smart hanging out in front of the fan. No side effects today, tho now I wonder if it wasnt a 24 hour thing or the heat, cuz Bob has the same problems now. Not much else to report, I came home from work and slept cuz it was too hot to do anything else.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Mmm side-effects.

Dont ya just love them?? Last week I started a new anti-depressant, the generic of Celexa. Today the side effects kicked in in full force, nausea, dizziness, and a major headache. And it wasnt my normal kind of headache, it was all stinging like like millions of bees stinging the back of my head. It was FAN-TAS-TIC. Luckily I was a work today and it was a lovely 74 degrees inside, but I couldnt concentrate on crocheting, so I buzzed around doing all sorts of little things. Making new signs, new handouts redid the class board.. I hope I dont make anyone angry by changing so many things, but I just had to keep working.

So, last week I drove down to LA to spend some time with my older sister. It was hot and very humid down there. I managed to get her out to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Thursday night. It was ok, definately not as good as the original, but so few sequals are anyway. It served its purpose, we were entertained for a few hours outside the apartment. Then friday we went to check out a couple yarn stores she hadnt been to before, The Little Knittery, and Black Sheep Knittery.

The Little Knittery was nice, lots of Rowan, Noro, Malabrigo and their own hand dyed yarns, which I helped myself to 2 skeins of their 100% silk sport weight 256yd per hank yarn. I think I will attempt a tank with some lacy stuff on the bottom. Did I say they were having a sale?? 50% off summer yarn and all Rowan yarn and 30% off everything else? So Originally 32$ ends up 22.40! Score! The store was a little strange and half of the store was yarn and the other was like a posh clothing store, probably cuts down on costs but wacky.

The Black Sheep Knittery was nice, kinda big like the front of KA. There was Colinette, a ton of Koigu, Lots of Alchemy, and much more. BUT there was no A/C. We didnt linger too long. But they did have a little bin up front with some sale stuff, I got a fabulous copper vintage looking purse frame and a very cute 3" round shell button. I was going to post the picture, but apparently Blogger is done with pictures for the day. Maybe later.

So this morning was fun.. some jerk decided it would be funny to throw a large stone through the back window of Bob's truck and break the windshield as well. Like we dont have enough problems. There's another 500$ we CANT afford! My mom is taking a temp job soon, and Im going to try and see if theres any restaurants near work that are hiring for night work, but I think it was the straw that broke the camel's back. My mom thinks we'll have to sell the house now. This isnt fair! We're good people, I give blood all the time, we donate to charities when we can, I helped a short lady at the grocery store reach a jug of water on the top shelf today. What do we have to do to not have all this crap keep happening?? Was I like a nazi in a former life or something???

On the Magick front, her numbers were looking good the other day, but she's not eating as much as she should, so we started her on an appetite stimulant and then if that works then we'll try her again on the epogen shots for her anemia. She's not handleing the heat well tho. Yesterday I napped with her and put a ice pack under her and one for myself. I washed her this morning so hopefully that helped her a little, but Im gonna go sit with her and coax her into eating.
Maybe tomorrow Ill be able to post pics of my finished Victoria Bolero 2.0.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Have you ever?

Saw this on another blog... beware its long..

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink. (No, Im too poor)
2. Swam with wild dolphins. (I saw them while I was on a boat...)
3. Climbed a mountain. (No thank you.)
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive. (I couldnt lie to the dealer to do it.)
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid. (Not Yet!!)
6. Held a tarantula. (NEVER)
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. (I think I did..might have been a cat.)
8. Said 'I love you' and meant it.
9. Hugged a tree. (It's fun!)
10. Bungee jumped. (NO WAY)
11. Visited Paris. (No desire)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. (Way too many times!)
14. Seen the Northern Lights. (That would be going somewhere cold.)
15. Gone to a huge sports game. (used to go to A's games all the time. And a couple games at USC)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa. (If they let you do that still maybe Ill try someday, isnt it not leaning anymore tho? I thought I saw something on Discovery about that.)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables. (many, even grew and carved my own pumpkins =))
18. Touched an iceberg. (Again that would involve being somewhere cold.)
19. Slept under the stars. (camping a couple times when younger)
20. Changed a baby's diaper. (Nope)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon. (Yikes no.)
22. Watched a meteor shower. (Yes stayed up all night once in the back yard with my sister, Sara when we were little, counting all the shooting stars.)
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. (You can get drunk on champagne??)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Yes, and now every charitable organization calls me and sends me requests.)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope. (I think in highschool)
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment. (Little Sister's wedding)
27. Had a food fight. (I didnt like being dirty)
28. Bet on a winning horse. (I think so at one of those C21 day at the races)
29. Asked out a stranger. (Ew no, they could be ax murderers!)
30. Had a snowball fight. (Yes, on the road in NM, my sister and brother in law and I had to throw some snow balls around)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can. (Many many times)
32. Held a lamb. (NO, sheep scare me, with those creepy pupils that no other earth creature has.)
33. Seen a total eclipse. (Ive seen a lot of eclipses, but I think the only total one was a lunar eclipse, that counts right?)
34. Ridden a roller coaster. (Hasnt everybody?)
35. Hit a home run. (Does it count if its RBI Baseball on nintendo?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking. (Lots of times)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day. (not that I know of)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment. (When I hold my kitties)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer. (Back when they were small.)
40. Visited all 50 states. (Not yet, working on it tho)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. (WAY too many times)
42. Had amazing friends. (Some were feline, but that counts)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country. (Some weird guy danced with me in Mexico)
44. Watched wild whales. (yes, in Hawaii)
45. Stolen a sign. (It said "Danger Open Pit, Do Not Enter")
46. Backpacked in Europe. (Stick to the road, stay off the Moors)
47. Taken a road-trip. (At least once a year)
48. Gone rock climbing. (Are you kidding?)
49. Midnight walk on the beach. (I think in Hawaii, or Tahoe)
50. Gone sky diving. (You have GOT to be kidding)
51. Visited Ireland. (No)
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love. (Im an idiot)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them. (no)
54. Visited Japan. (No, I heard pretty blonde girls dont do well there.)
55. Milked a cow. (No, Im lactose intolerant)
56. Alphabetized you cds. (Yes but I only had like 10 at the time)
57. Pretended to be a superhero. (Played She-Ra all the time in elementary school)
58. Sung karaoke. (Yes, theres even video somewhere out there)
59. Lounged around in bed all day. (Weekly)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers. (NO WAY)
61. Gone scuba diving. (No, Ive seen "Open Water" thank you)
62. Kissed in the rain. (probably)
63. Played in the mud. (no I dont like to be dirty)
64. Played in the rain. (Yes, rain is cleaner)
65. Gone to a drive in theater. (We used to go all the time when we were little)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China. (Someday maybe)
67. Started a business. (Yes )
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken. (With my cats)
69. Toured ancient sites. (In NM the caves where the "Anasazi" lived)
70. Taken a martial arts class (does kick boxing count?)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight. (mostly took that long because of smoke, and food breaks)
72. Gotten married. (not likely)
73. Been in a movie. (no, my mom has tho)
74. Crashed a party. (nope)
75. Gotten divorced. (have to be married first)
76. Gone without food for 5 days (I like food too much for that)
Are you still reading this??
77. Made cookies from stratch. (Lots of times)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest. (I won a category)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice. (Nope.)
80. Gotten a tattoo. (Got 2, trying to figure out how to cover or fix one)
81. Rafted the Snake River. (I went down the Middle fork of the American...)
82. Been on television news progams as an "expert". (In what??)
83. Got flowers for no reason. (Not that I remember)
84. Performed on stage. (Lots of recitals)
85. Been to Las Vegas. (Yup, Mom and Bob were married there.)
86. Recorded music. (nope)
87. Eaten shark. (Eww)
88. Had a one-night stand. (Not that I remember)
89. Gone to Thailand. (Nope)
90. Bought a house. (I wish)
91. Been in a combat zone. (Are you crazy?
92. Buried one of your parents. (Not for a LONG time)
93. Been on a cruise ship. (Nope)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently. (maybe when I was 4, but can you be fluent at 4?)
95. Performed Rocky Horror. (unfortunately)
96. Raised children. (nope)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour. (No, Im too poor and I have a life)
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars. (No, dont they do that in the mall?)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country. (No)
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over. (Lived in San Jo all my life)
101. Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Ive driven over it)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking.
103. Had plastic surgery. (Reduction)
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived. (Encephalitus, 106 temp, 45 minute Grand Mal Seizure)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication. (Not yet)
106. Lost over 100 pounds. (never needed to lose that much weight)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback. (Not that I know of)
108. Piloted and airplane. (Heck no!)
109. Petted a stingray. (Yes, I think it was at the Albuquerque aquarium)
110. Broken someone's heart. (Not that I know of)
111. Helped an animal give birth. (I watched, I dont think she needed help. But Bob took polaroids)
112. Won money on a T.V. game show. (That would be nice, but no)
113. Broken a bone. (Nope, Sara's the clumsy one I was the sickie)
114. Gone on an African Safari. (Nope, thats what Discovery channel or Animal Planet is for)
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced. (No thank you)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol. (No theyre too loud)
117. Eaten mushrooms that where gathered in the wild. (not that dumb)
118. Ridden a horse. (a couple of times, the last in Mexico, and it wasnt pretty)
119. Had major surgery. (Double hernia surgery when I was little, and reduction at 13)
120. Had a snake as a pet. (no way, I like furry animals)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. (That sounds like work)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. (Maybe when I was in the hospital)
Holy crow! This goes on forever! Are you still reading this? I'm sure even my Mom has stopped by now!
123. Visited more foreign countries than Canada. (Ive been to Mexico, but thats it, and it was San jose del Cabo and Puerta Vallarta)
124. Visited all 7 continents. (I will probably never)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days. (Yuck)
126. Eaten kangaroo meat. (Hell no, Kangas are CUTE!)
127. Eaten sushi. (Yummi sushi)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper. (nope)
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about. (no idea)
130. Gone back to school. (Ive taken a few classes sporadically)
131. Parasailed. (No way)
132. Petted a cockroach. (gah! why?!)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes. (not yet.)
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey. (Iliad yes, and part of the Odyssey, mmm lots of violence)
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read. (Homer)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (I dont want to know where it comes from)
137. Skipped all your school reunions. (Its not till next year, but I plan on skipping it.)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language. ( in Mexico)
139. Been elected to public office. (No, I dont think I could handle politics)
140. Written your own computer language. (not that I know of)
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream. (sometimes my nightmare)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care. (not yet)
143. Built your own PC from parts. (multiple times)
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you. (at a craft fair at Safeway)
145. Had a booth at a street fair. (Sorta, a stand outside Safeway with the other employees)
146. Dyed your hair. (Every color)
147. Been a DJ. (no)
148. Shaved your head. (not in a million years)
149. Caused a car accident. (no)
150. Saved someone's life. (not yet)

Was that the longest list ever? 65 out of 150.
Well, congratulations, you made it to the end! Since you read mine, I promise to read yours.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Why the world needs Superman

I've been in love with Superman for as long as can remember. It comes easy since he was played by Christopher Reeve, with whom I share a last name. And I ran to every incarnation, the animated series, Lois & Clark, Smallville.. but this latest truly lives up to my childhood dream of him. If you havent gone already, go now. Go twice, this is how you make a Superman movie. It helps that it has the same stirring John Williams theme. And Brandon Routh has that twinkle in his eye that is very reminiscent of Christopher Reeve. And if you want a good villian, look no further than Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor. This is a truly evil Lex, a real nemesis for Superman, not a joke in a bad suit. Im so happy that it was good. And I hope they make many more as good or better than this.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Music Meme

Saw this on another blog, its meant for an iPod, which I dont have but I do have Windows Media Player and a hell of alot of mp3s and it can shuffle too.. So I'll give it a try.

How am I feeling today?Ooh, Christophe Beck "Slayer's Elegy" From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this plays in the episode "The Wish" when everything is going badly and everyone dies. Great.

Will I get far in life? Hmm. NIN "Only" o/~Sometimes I think I can see right through myself.

How do my friends see me?Remy Zero "Save Me" huh, Im a hero?

When will I get married? Hmm "Tank!" Theme song to the anime "Cowboy Bebop" So I'll get married when space cowboys rule the stars?

What is my best friends's theme song? Lynard Skynard "Free Bird" hmm

What is the story of my life? Christophe Beck "The beginning of the end" from the Prom episode. This is where Buffy is telling Willow how Angel is leaving her and she's trying to keep from dying. Great.

What was high school like? Christophe Beck "One last look" from the graduation episode. After they blew up the school. Well thats appropriate.

How am I going to get ahead in life? James Marsters "Rest in Peace" from the Buffy Musical "

What is the best thing about me? Sarah Maclachlan "I will remember you"

How is today going to be? NIN "The Perfect Drug- Orbital Remix"

What is in store for this weekend? Lynard Skynard "Sweet Home Alabama" Well I am going to Tahoe Saturday, it is my home away from home.

What song describes my parents? Buffy Musical "Where do we go from here?"

What song describes my grandparents? Poltergeist Soundtrack "Twisted Abduction" where the twister comes and Carol Anne gets sucked into the closet. Hmm, could this be saying my grandma is evil?

How is my life going? Darling Violetta "Angel theme song" So, Ill avert apocolypses? What is the plural of apocolypse anyway?

What song will they play at my funeral? Flipsyde "Someday" o/~Some day we're gonna rise up on the wind, you know...

How does the world see me? Johnny Cash "One Piece at a time" Um a car thief?

Will I have a happy life? The Ring soundtrack "Shelter Mountain" Ill take that as a no.

What do my friends really think of me? Milla Jovovich "The Alien Song" Hey >=T

Do people secretly lust after me? Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc." Maybe the laugh in the beginning is a no?

How can I make myself happy? Poltergeist soundtrack "The Clown" The part where the evil clown attacks Robbie and takes him under the bed.. So to make myself happy I scare the crap out of myself.

What should I do with my life? Soundtrack from "Legend of Zelda: The ocarina of Time" Ending credits.. So I'll save the princess and all of the kingdom of Hyrule!!

Will I ever have children? Santana "Black Magic Woman" So only with the help of the dark arts will I have children.

What is some good advice for me? NIN "Right where it belongs" o/~ What if everything around you isnt quite what it seems...

What is my signature dancing song? NIN "The Hand that Feeds" Watch out for me, so I dont stomp on you..

What do I think my current theme song is? Sarah Machlachlan "Do What You Have To Do" Man I'm depressing.

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Four Star Mary "Pain"

What type of men do you like? "Talent for Love" from Tenchi Muyo Hmm. I always wanted to be Ryoko..

What kind of kisser are you? Spice Girls "Goodbye" I got nothing.

What's your style? Johnny Cash "Delia's Gone" hahah

What kind of lover are you? Cibbo Matto "Sugar Water"

What would be playing on a first date? Moby "Bodyrock" Hmm clubbing on the first date?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Soundtrack to Record of Lodoss War "Prologue" So Im going on a mighty quest? Fight a dragon or two?

I have a random freakin selection of MP3s.

Take your kitties swimming day!

Well, it sounded like a good idea in theory... It was a lovely day we were out by the pool having a cocktail and listening to "KGAY" on the radio... Oreo doesn't seem to think it as funny as we do. Dont worry she's dry enough now. Although I'm thinking I may show her the pool again next time she tries picking on DeDe.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Godmoma's Forge

Have I told you how much I love Godmoma's Forge? Gunilla, the design queen of Godmoma's Forge created my website. It is so choice. Im so happy with it. Not only did she design and create my website, but arranged the paypal payment and fixed my patterns so they looked more professional. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty. If you ever need a website or webstore designed I HIGHLY recommend her.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Little rant.

Why do some knitters feel the need to belittle crocheters? How dare you say that my craft is anything less than yours! Today a woman came into my work and I was crocheting. The first words out of her mouth after I greeted her were "You're not knitting" (dirty look on face) I replied "No, I'm crocheting." She went about her business. Then when she went to leave she said "Do you knit as well?" I replied "No, I only crochet" (disapproving look on face, Hands on hips) "Well you just have to learn how to knit." I replied "I do not want to knit." And with that she left. I wanted very badly to explode. Why do I have to be treated like a second class citizen of the craft world? Do these people realize how rude they are being by acting this way? Do they just not care?? Maybe I was a little ready for this anger after reading the CrochetMe blog, she had a rant about book publishers and yarn stores discriminating against crocheters. But geez. Knitters please, leave me alone. I don't belittle your craft, don't belittle mine, or anyone else's for that matter.

Monday, June 19, 2006 is LIVE

It's up! It isnt fully complete yet, but it's up and ready to go! I hope I can get more stuff up soon.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Wow... It was huge. So much happened. Ill give you a taste with some pics now then I'll write more tomorrow.
These are all the goodies I managed to pick up. I plan on giving some of this as prizes to the crochet meetup at some point as incentive to come.

Debbie Stoller was there Sunday signing copies of Happy Hooker. I managed to get one for myself and a copy to give as a grand prize to someone in the crochet group.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Day of the Beast + 1

Well, another apocalypse past.. I wonder how many more I have to survive before I Shanshu...(obscure "Angel" reference)On the crochet front, Ive finished a halter top I designed for myself after failing miserably at the one from Sexy Little Knits. My stitch gauge was spot on but the row gauge was way off, dont know how to fix that, and the pattern had so many mistakes anyway I was done with it.. I still have to sew in the hook & eye closure for the back, but then I can wear it.I used Berroco Suede and some wooden beads from D&J Hobby. I had a picture of it up here, but Blogger is being dumb and wont let me put it up..Here it is on Flickr.

My next project is to use in Tahoe, its an intarsia Beach Bag! Im using Lana Knits Hemp for Knitting held double, so it's going pretty fast. It should be 20x 16 x4 when Im done, and Im going to slip stich on more detail. But here's where I am so far..

As you can see, Magick is doing well. I bought a present for her, the New improved and fancy, Litter Maid Elite Mega! It is so choice, if you have the means I highly recommend picking one up. It has a sleep timer on it so that it wont clean for a set 9 hour period. It has an Ionic air cleaner in the motor, the rake is now completely detachable so it can be cleaned, which is how my last one broke, got the motor wet trying to clean the rake.. Every complaint I had about the Litter Maid Mega has been fixed. And Pepper, who had been watching the broken Litter Maid for the last 2 years waiting for it to move, is so excited to have this now.

Well, I have to get back to packing, Im leaving for Indianapolis to go to TNNA. (The National Needle Arts Convention) I hope it will be fun. There the retailers luncheon on Friday and then the fashion show, then Saturday morning is the invitational Tahki/S. Charles Breakfast, and Sunday is the invitational Rowan Breakfast. I can't wait to see the new yarn! Ill take pictures if I can and post when I get back.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

What kind of Margarita are you?

You Are a Lime Margarita

Realistic and grounded, you have the energy to tackle any obstacle that stands in your way.
Hyper and driven, you despise lazy behavior of all kinds... especially lazy drunks too tired to dance!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Magick back home!!

She's home!!! I'm so happy. I have to give her subcutaneous fluids in the morning and anti-biotics twice a day and a phosphorus inhibitor once a day. And she's on special food. But she's eating and acting more like herself, tho a little tired. I ordered this supplement from that is high in calories and has vitamins and stuff and will encourage her to eat more, and I checked with the doctor, he said it would be ok to give her. Well off to play with Magick.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Headbutts & Finger licking!

Magick has now been at the regular vet since Tuesday morning. And she's doing much better. I went to visit her today and she not only purred, but headbutted me and licked my fingers, which are the 2 things that make Magick herself. She hasn't been doing that for a long time, which was how I knew something was wrong. The techs also said she's been talking to them whenever they go by her cubby, which is something else she hadn't been doing. She would yowl to go outside but not talk like she normally did. They did another blood test today and the doctor said her kidney numbers had come down significantly, which is good, she's not yet back to normal but its a drastic improvement. They're going to keep her again tonight and she should be able to come home tomorrow probably with sub-cutaneous fluids, which I've done for Baby before. Part of me thinks she really did this for attention, you know with 8 cats sometimes it's hard to get 1 on 1 attention without a kitten jumping on your head. The other funny thing is, she wont use their cat box, turns out they use regular cat litter and not the scoopable kind. Talk about a finicky cat. Well, I'll know more tomorrow...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Magick Peed

So we went to the emergency vet yesterday. And it was scary, Magick was so dehydrated her mouth would stay open if you moved it. The vet said that her kidneys weren't working. The have her on IV fluids to help open her up. He said that if she can make urine it will show that things are working and she might be able to get better. So I worried all day and all night and by 8pm she hadn't peed and I was scared to death. My mom said we could go visit her today to check on her. It looked like every other pet in the area chose the holiday to get sick or hurt too, the receptionist had to sneak us in the back to see her because there were no free rooms. But the tech said she had peed a lot and she looked a lot better, more like Magick and she purred. Then she peed all over the towel in her cubby. I never thought I'd be so happy to see her peeing on a towel before. She's not out of the woods yet, but I think she can see the road.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

I know..

I haven't written in awhile. Magick is VERY sick. She's lost way too much weight, there's no fat on her face, and her eyes look sunken, and she's miserable, unless she's outside by the pool and even then she doesn't want to be touched. I made an appt at the vet this morning, but they cant see her until Tuesday morning. Tonight I noticed that her breath smelled awful, even Pepper noticed it. So I opened her mouth and I think one of her back molars is rotten. I think that would explain things.Mouth hurtie and tummy upset by the infection so she doesn't want to eat and when she does she vomits...She's bad tho I'm worried about waiting, she's worse today than yesterday. I think I'm going to have to call the emergency place, at least they could start her on antibiotics..But its going to be expensive. So don't expect to see me in any recreational capacity anytime soon. I also just notice her stomach felt weird.. It was like memory foam. I'm hoping her bladder is just full and she has to pee, but I don't know.. It feels like I just lost Baby, my 16 yr old cat I had since I as 7. She died 2 1/2 yrs ago, I cant take another. I wont lose my Magick. It's a good thing I got my paypal credit card paid down, I'm gonna need it I think.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I tried to post, I swear!

So I tried for hours to post on Saturday. But after 5 crashings I gave up. So I will post the pretties I got at Campbell's "Boogie on the Bayou" later.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Headache from Hades

If you haven't guessed from the title, I will not be going to the Knitting meetup tonight. I've had this headache for days, and it is unresponsive to any and all painkillers, so I will try to rest and will it away. And maybe I'll try working on more stuff. I've been lax with it which is bad.. But soon I will be revamping the Victoria Bolero with Colinette's Wigwam. Someday I'd like to redo the ballet sweater too, especially to test the pattern. If anyone is interested in testing the pattern I'll give it to you for free, thats all I can really offer as I am poor, but I might be able to work something else out, send me a note if you want more info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Being a good girl.

Ooh...Its been awhile.. So I will be good and update you. I'm thoroughly enjoying the warm weather, I've missed heat for so long. But now my forgotten enemy is back, Over-Air Conditioning. I hate going into the grocery store or movie theatre and they have the a/c cranked up so high ice crystals form on the vents. Anyway, Saturday night I went out with a few friends to see Christopher Titus at the San Jose Improv. He was hilarious as usual. I've seen him 4 times and its always so funny my sides ache afterwards.
Sunday was mother's day and my mom wanted to hang out in the back yard and just be lazy. So I was a good girl and helped her pull some weeds, which in still regretting with the pain in my legs from bending and stuff. Then it was hot so I took a nap..While my mom was watering some flowers out front she found this.
There's a pretty mama dove too, my mom put out some bird seed close so she can get it without leaving them for too long.
Then Monday, I left work a little early and went to Fry's and bought some canned air to clean the inside of my computer, the fan was making angry noises. The I rebought Warcraft 3, I had it but I wanted to install the expansion but it wanted me to re-install the original first, but I had lost the disc. So I spent last night playing me some warcraft till about midnight.

This is my newest project, I started it because it was too hot to work on my other ones which were wool or wool/silk blends. This is from Stitch & Bitch:Happy Hooker, its the "Violet Beauregard" skirt. I'm using some Tahki Cotton Classic I've had in my stash for years, I bought it on eBay right after I learned to crochet. The sizing is nice on it, I'm actually a medium, that hasn't happened in awhile. Its pretty easy, though not as opaque as I thought, definitely need a slip underneath.
As for tomorrow, I'm not sure if I will go to the Knitting Meetup yet, if I can get off work early and go home and rest and eat dinner, I'll come back. If I have to stay till 6 I'll be too tired to wait an hour and then go to the meetup at 7. I'll post tomorrow if I'm going.
There, happy? All up to date and everything. hehe. Now Im gonna go play some Warcraft.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What do you do with a dirty kitty?


Poor Magick was lookin really greasy so I hopped into the bathtub with her and gave her a good scrubbing. Luckily its nice and warm today so she dried off fast.

More work goes on setting up I'm trying to get pictures for all my free patterns, so I remade my little octopus toy as kitties have thrashed all the old ones.. So here it is..

Cat Tested...

Kitten Approved!