Monday, May 28, 2007

Due to unforseen circumstances (the boy's psycho soon-to-be ex), I have to make this blog semi-private for now. Shoot me an email if you want to be added to the list, but I think you'll need a google account before being able to read it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I am just amazed at how fabulous things can be. New love is intoxicating. I move in with the boy June 8th - we got an apartment today. Cross your fingers that I get this job I applied for (Suna, Beccano would be so jealous of this job. I'll tell you about it in person - are we still on for Saturday, or do you want to wait and see how you feel?) cause I really REALLY need some gainful employment.

I went back and forth on telling this to the internet, but I am in the big ol' middle of the application to be a SuicideGirl (if you don't know what that is, the link is NOT safe for work), as is my lovely best friend. All we have left to do is have our sets photographed and accepted.
Hey there! Thanks for your application to become a SuicideGirl. You
look perfect for our site, and you've now passed the first stage of
the application process.
If I get the mystery job, plus 2-3 days a week at the video store, plus $500 every time a set is published, I'll be pocketing a nice little chunk of change there.

Everything is falling into place. I don't get to keep my dog, but I get to keep the most fantastic man I have ever met. I'll miss Valentine, but love (with another human) is too good to pass up.

PS (to my Secret Pal) - You sent Kushiel's Dart right when I finished Neverwhere, and I adore it. I'm reading it pretty quickly. Also, You might be interested to know that I decided to get a tattoo of the rose logo from the cover.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Shut down all the trash compactors on the detentions levels!

This was going to be a longer, bigger post, but I have an evil cold that makes me want to sleep constantly. Unfortunatly for me, I have to work all weekend. So you get a lame-ass pictorial update. And my pictures will probably throw off the frames or look too big, but I am too lazy to worry about fixing it.

I got my package from my secret pal (finally! totally not her fault, I blame the postal service):

roving from Spritely Goods in "Fairy Duster". yummy! I need to get a wheel, lol:
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Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook:

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Point Pleasant:

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Some yummy smelling sinnamon candles:

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Yarntini sock yarn in I forget which colorway, but it's lovely:

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Kushiel's Dart:

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and then some tasty goodies, as well:

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Holy shit, check out this years line up for ACL Fest: ACL Fest Line up

I am nothing less than excited. On the list of "Bands to see or I will surely die" are:

  • BOB DYLAN - I would pay the ticket price just to see him. He's a poet, and an inspiration to so many musicians, and I want to be able to see him before he passes. I've seen his son live, though

  • Spoon - from Austin, they're starting to make it big

  • Blue October - also from Austin. I ADORE this band, and have been trying to see them for a couple of years

  • Indigo Girls

  • The Decemberists

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

  • Ben Kweller

  • Ziggy Marley

  • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

  • Reverend Horton Heat

  • Blonde Redhead

Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest. (edited - I missed the part about italics)

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl - not finished yet
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk - silk blend
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
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 smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Jesus Christ, the internet is boring in the morning. Why am I up so early? My arm fucking hurts. Why? This is why:

If you don't know what the Triforce is, click here.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Damn, is all.

You guys are awesome. Seriously.

Most of my stuff lives in a storage shed now. I live on an air mattress at Jenn and Sean's. A little more of my stuff (and my dog) is still at Bryce's. I still don't know what I'm going to do with her. I want to keep her, but I'll need to get another job like NOW (I have an interview Monday at - wish me luck) in order to keep her. Basically, a decision one way or the other needs to be made by the end of the week. I can't ask Bryce to keep her much longer, and while I have had an offer for a friend of Jenn's to watch her, I don't know that I trust this friend with my dog. Plus, he has another dog that I haven't met, that happens to be a pit bull. While I know some pits are sweethearts, I also know that some do not like other dogs.

In knitting news - there has been none. At all.

In boy news - there is one. One that is not the ex. I can't say a whole lot about him at this moment in time. But he is the most awesome boy I've ever met. I've been seeing him for 3 or 4 weeks now (yes, my relationships usually overlap), I guess, and I think he's fabulous. He's a lot like me, and there's all this obscure shit that I know of, that I've never met anyone else that knows of it, (movies, music, etc) and he knows it. We want to write movies together, and I told him I love him last night.

The good outweighs the bad.