Sunday, December 6, 2009

Knitting! Knitting! Knitting!

For the few weeks leading up to Christmas, all of my time will be spent knitting. I've got all the yarn I need for family projects, as you can see from the picture. I'm already a little past half way on my mom's scarf and the hat for my brother's girlfriend is almost done.

The scarf is the Elbac pattern (version 1) on knitty. It's not hard and the pattern is easy to remember. It just takes a long time.

The yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend, Bernat Denim Style in Chino. I like the yarn for the most part. When I ran out during this project I ran to Hobby Lobby to buy more and forgot the name of the color. I ended up buying the wrong one and had to go back the next day to get the right color. But I swear the right color looked wrong because it was too dark. That shows how yellow/distorted the light is there.


The hat is almost complete. I'm on the decrease rows, but decided to stop for now because I don't have the right size double pointed needles to do it on. The hat was really, really easy and fast. I love this pattern. It's the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Carnation. I like this pink a lot. It's not too loud or too soft. It's just pink. I don't actually know the person I'm making this for, but if she's the right kind of girl for my brother she'll like this hat.

I heard she likes pink so I figured this would work. Plus, I'm sick of knitting with neutral colors. I picked a bright red yarn for my dad's gift because of this and because he's color blind and red is one of the few colors he can see well and it will stand out when he loses them.

Anyway, that is all for now. Yay for knitting. Now Henry and I are going to go to Applebee's for dinner because it's close by and we're lazy.

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Oh! Stuck in the Middle with You just popped up on my pandora radio! Now all I can think about is Reservoir Dogs. I love that movie. Now, time to dance/reenact the scene (somewhat).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cheese Dip

I think cheese dip is good. It's like crack. Om nom nom.

Itunes is playing Leggy Blonde from Flight of the Concords. This makes me happy. Also, my spell check does not like itunes. Nor does it agree with the feminine spelling of blonde. Now I've got the Ramones cover of Spiderman (thanks Bobby). Whenever I hear the Ramones I'm reminded of my seven year old self jumping on my bed and dancing to Shena is a Punk Rocker while wearing a pink and white striped dress with jeans. My mother did not approve of my fashion choice there. I'd like to believe I was just ahead of my time.

I am terrible at this blog thing. I'm more of a stream of consciousness writer. That's why I do better with twitter. I can type what ever I am thinking or doing at that moment. Although, I feel stifled because of the 140 character limit. It requires a balance of creativity and frankness to make a witty post. I think my writing style comes from the free writing time Mr. Thomas would give us in his pre-AP and AP English classes. I'm used to having ten minutes to write what I think once a week. I try to bring that same approach to this blog.

I played with a puppet today. Henry has one from when he was a kid. It's a bear who is named Mr. Bear. Henry and I were bored so I tried to entertain him with the puppet. I don't know if that was crazy or funny. Either way, it was kinda fun. Reminded me of when I was in drama class and we had to put on puppet shows for the elementary school, kindergarten, and preschool.

I am having music ADD. I'll listen to maybe two songs in a row (on shuffle) and then flip through five or six more before I find another one I want to listen to. And sometimes I just can't stand listening to the entire song.

Henry is already fretting about how he's going to react when he realizes his daughter has had sex with someone. I think this is funny because it's so far in advance to be thinking about that. I get why he would be thinking about it, but it's like being too prepared. Sometimes I'm afraid he'll be a little too prepared for those random teenager outbursts. When I think about it, I'd like to think that I wouldn't freak out about the sex thing that much. I don't know. I think it depends on the type of person the kid is. I'm not going to over think it.

Dork Alert: I'm listening to The Remus Lupins. Song: Maybe Tomorrow.

I'm going to go brush my teeth now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Update! Again!

Woah, everybody! Watch out because I'm about to update this blog, yo. Okay, enough of that.

I am currently sitting in the apartment watching 'Return to Fat Camp' and it's awesome. Watching one kid try out for the camp's drama production of 'High School Musical' reminds me of people who think they can sing, but really sound like tone deaf, screeching owls. Aww... No one showed up to the mean girl's birthday party. "I'll give you a dollar to stay." "I"ll give you a dollar to let me leave." I keep seeing commercials for "Jennifer's Body" and I wonder how many guys are going to go see that movie just to watch Megan Fox kiss another lady.

I've been writing a storyline for my webcomic with Song. Hopefully after I finish this script we can start working on the website and we can start posting and doing promotions. I'm really excited about this. It's nice to have a creative outlet. Here's a sketch of the poster/banner that Song has made. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Things that make you

Just a second ago, while loading, a curious commercial came on the television. I only heard bits and pieces of it, but it was for a film called Gamer. The little snippets that I did hear made me think, wtf is this shit?! Henry and I just looked at each other with confused expressions on our faces for a good thirty seconds after the commercial. According to IMDB, the tagline of this film is "In the near future, you don't live to play... you'll play to live." Go read the synopsis of this film on IMDB before reading the rest of this paragraph..... Did you read it yet? Good. Seriously, WTF?! is up with this film. This film is like if you took Tron and made it bloody, star a sexy foreign guy, and added guns. It's just ridiculous.

Another thing I wonder about is why do horror villains always go after young girls? Is it because their weak and can't run very well in heels? Or is it because they scream and are always incapable of fighting back? There should be a horror film about a guy who preys on senior citizens. It can take place in an old nursing home that some people think are haunted. If that ever becomes a real film, I'll know someone has been reading my blog. I'll also be ready to sue.

In other news, I found an awesome Harry Potter podcast called MuggleCast. It's so funny. They approach the subject of anything Harry Potter related with a good, light-hearted attitude, but also know what they're talking about. One of the funniest moments I've heard so far was when they were talking about recently trademarked names for rides and attractions at the upcoming Universal Harry Potter theme park. Their suggested ride was The Astronomy Tower of Terror. Just go listen, it's hilarious.

I think I'm going to vaccuum the apartment tomorrow. Fun times.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I should be sleeping right now. I blame Henry for keeping me up. I have nothing to really write about today, but I am forcing myself to update this every day.

Today I did some laundry and put that away. Then I....... don't really remember all of what I did today. I got my mage to 80 in World of Warcraft. That's the second 80 I have and I'm pretty proud. It's nice to have something to do instead of watch tv or something. I love to read, but have a hard time reading if someone else is around and with Henry here all the time, I feel like I neglect him when I read. Sure, I'm making that all up in my head probably, but the thought is there.

I never got a call back from the two libraries I applied to and that really bums me out. I really, really wanted to work in either one of them and to not be called in for an interview (again) is really discouraging. Do I really suck that bad? Oh well, time to move on and apply to another 30 jobs.

I made my delicious chocolate chip cookies today. That was pretty exciting. I still have some dough in the fridge, too. I added a little extra vanilla this time (on accident) but I think they taste really, really good. I can't think of anything else to report and I'm exhausted. Time for bed.

*End of Line*

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Battleground Exp Is Amazing

Be forewarned, the following post is mainly about World of Warcraft. It's mainly what I've been up to all day. I haven't been feeling well lately so I slept in until noon. That is, I stayed in bed trying to sleep and waking up every hour from coughing. I still feel a little sickly. I've got the cough and still feel crappy, but whatever.

While listening to the WoW Insider Show podcast, they mentioned how amazing the battleground exp gain added in 3.2. I decided to give it a try and damn it's amazing. I gained well over half a level on my mage and warrior today just doing AV. I also tried an AB and WSG, but they weren't very good and didn't give as much exp as AV. The best thing is that you get exp from capping the towers and killing the two main generals. The exp gains has shifted the AV strategy back to the way it was when I loved the battleground (back in the vanilla WoW days). I played so much AV on my warrior while leveling from 51-60. It was my favorite battleground, but after they made all the changes and added the whole reinforcements thing. Once that was added, it became more of a 'let's just kill a whole bunch of horde players before we lose' sort of thing. Now people actually push to win because they get more exp. I love it!

Sadly WoW awesomeness was the only highlight of my day. The rest of it has been pretty terrible. Besides being sick, I'm having a bad future mother-in-law problems. Henry and I have set two potential wedding dates in May and today he told her that and she got all pissy and doesn't support it because we won't have medical insurance by then. What the hell. Even if one of us had good medical insurance from a job right now, the other wouldn't be covered until we were married. Even then, I think she's just using it as a lame excuse for not saying what she really wants to say and that is that she doesn't want us to get married (or maybe she doesn't want her son to marry me). It just pisses me off because I know it stresses Henry out and upsets him. I don't like him feeling that way and it makes me angry at her. I don't think I could handle her saying what she says to him to me. I'd snap back because I can't just be nice to someone who is being so mean to me. I know this is probably bad to say, but I don't give a damn if she even remotely likes me. I'm not going to put up with this crap.

Anyway, that's enough venting for now. I'm currently watching a special on Animal Planet about people who show cats in cat shows. I feel like the end of that last sentence was a little redundant, but I feel it was necessary to explain the show's full context. That was the only thing happy I could think of including at the end of this post to not end on such a downer of a paragraph. I've added a picture of my cat, Kit, who lives with my parents.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sick in bed....

This evening I'm writing this post from the comfort of my bed. My body has decided to become sick. It started earlier this week when I kept getting sinus headaches. Now I've developed a cough along with the sinus issues. I assume the cough is caused by post-nasal drip going down my throat. I feel tired and my eyes are puffy. *cough*cough*

Other than feeling sick, my day has been very uneventful. This morning I did the whole shower and get dressed thing, ate breakfast, and watched the documentary Second Skin on hulu. The film was a good documentary. Sometimes it felt like it lacked structure, but overall it told compelling stories about MMO players. I enjoyed it.

After that, Henry and I reactivated our WoW accounts. Not because of the film, but because we really missed playing together. Since we can't get a pet right now, we're playing WoW again. We tried out the new dungeon (normal and heroic) and ran some heroics with some people we haven't played with in a long time. It was a lot of fun, but I still miss some of the people who are never online anymore and raiding with them. I miss raiding and I don't want to try to find another raiding guild. I liked the one we had, I just wish the people would come back. Henry and I are still in the guild, but no one else is ever online. It makes me sad.

I also just started working on Song's birthday gift. Once I'm finished I'll have to write a post about it. It's really quirky and fun. I'm thinking about scraping what I've done so far, just to get a more outrageous yarn color. I'm not very far along and it wouldn't be any trouble. Maybe I'll go to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and look for some.

I love knitting. It's fun and makes me feel productive. I keep thinking about opening an etsy store or an artfire store since the later is completely free. I've crocheted some gloves I'd like to sell and I can make other things. Of course, I'll need to work on making more original patterns. I just got a great idea for a knitted mega man hand cannon.

I'm going to go drink my peppermint tea now. Good night.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Woo! I fail at keeping up to date on my blog. Only one entry since I started this thing in April. I'm terrible at keeping up to date on things. I remember there was only one year where I consistently wrote in a journal and technically I only did that for like, half a year. I wrote a lot though. It was pretty fun. I think for the next week I'll push myself to update every day. Right now I would like to formally apologize to my non-existent readers for my lack of entries.

Henry and I have moved in together in May to a new apartment. It's been really interesting and fun. It's nice to have someone around (although after the first week, I was like "So, when are you leaving?"). Overall, it's been a good experience and I still like the guy.

We were going to get a pet tomorrow, but now we can't afford the massive pet fee and deposit at the apartment. I think $175 fee and $200 deposit for a small cat, is a little ridiculous. I still, really, really, want a pet to lift my spirits. I miss not having a pet around. I almost took my cat from my parents' house, but she'd hate living in my apartment. She would not be able to go outside whenever she wanted and she would miss my dad.

I am still jobless, which sucks. It's very discouraging when you've applied for 20 jobs and don't even get a call back. Lately, I've been trying to get a job at a library, but no call backs yet. I've found another library job at UALR that I'm applying for. I would really like to be a librarian. I already look the part.

I've been knitting lately. Today I finished my first sock. It's the Interlocking Leaves pattern off knitty. My only complaint is that the pattern only has two sizes, small and large. My foot measurements were between the two sizes so I decided to make the large one. It turned out much larger than my foot so now Henry has a new sock. I also make the sock with a patterned yarn so you can't see the leaves too well. At least they're not girly looking. I plan on making a small pair for myself in a burnt yellow color for the fall and maybe make them long, like a just below the knee sock. I love long socks. They keep my legs warm when it's cold out.

My friend Sam curled my hair today and I love it. I want to curl my hair all the time now. Maybe eventually I'll go get a curling iron. Hence, the pictures in this post.
Someday I'm going to actually invest in beauty products. *Gasp* Am I becoming, dare I say girly? The horror! The horror!

*Witty end of line*

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I've decided I am not witty enough for the internet. I pride myself on being funny in day to day conversation, but really, I lack the wittiness for posting on the internet. I have a twitter account that I try to post in every day. I get to my page and just stare at the little box telling me that I only have 140 characters available to make an insightful post about what I am doing. I'll stare at the box for five minutes trying to think of something clever that will entertain everyone who stumbles upon me.

Maybe this why I only have 11 followers. Especially if you consider the fact that one of them is my fiance and the rest are either people I follow or people who want me to follow them, but probably don't read my pathetic excuses for tweets.

At first I was against any sort of social internet site. Once I got to college I decided to give Facebook a try. I found it a fun waste of time and a good way to get information on how to contact classmates for projects. Back then, it was nice because Facebook was only open to college students. Now that anyone can create a Facebook account I have avoided it like the plague. There is no way I will ever let my mom be able to Facebook/Myspace stalk me like she does my brother and various other family members. This is also why I never created a Myspace account.

When Twitter came into existence I thought it was really dumb. Why would anyone devote this much time to something so simple and mundane? Now I get it. Twitter is easy. I don't have to jump through hoops to post anything. I don't have to accept friend requests. And most importantly, I don't have to put up with those annoying requests to join stupid application. I can just write my non-witty post about how hungry I am or what stupid reality show I'm watching on tv. Plus, I can follow some of my favorite celebrities who are actually witty and get a laugh in the afternoon when I need it.

I surrender to you Twitter.