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...