Saturday, June 20, 2009

KnitPicks Prize

Happy Saturday everyone! On WWKIP (World Wide Knit in Public) Day Tina from was offering up a fabulous contest. Guess her location from her hints. Well, I was the first to guess correctly! She was at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon. My package from knit picks arrived in the mail today.

The goods: One set of Harmony Cable needles, One set of 6inch double point needles for sock knitting and two skeins of Knit Picks 'Imagination' yarn in the Seven Dwarves colorway which is very pretty and very squishy! A little better picture of the yarn:

Thanks to Tina, Twitter and Knitpicks for the wonderful prize! It is so nice receiving things in the mail that are not bills. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

To cool or not to cool...

This is my air conditioner as of June 15, 2009 at 6:22pm. Notice the lovely plastic and duct tape? It is still covered and in its 'winter' state. (This is my apartment complex's idea of winterizing.) I hope to keep it this way until, well... hopefully all summer long. This is the year that I am going to try to find alternate, less energy consuming ways to keep myself and my family cooler. Well, at least go as long as humanly possible without turning this beast on. It will be tough but I am ready for the challenge.

At this point last year, I had already uncovered, cleaned, vacuumed the vents, plugged in, and even turned it on. This spring has been exceptionally cooler so it is still all bundled up in plastic. I know that I will turn it on at some point this summer but am hoping it will be just for short periods of time and not for weeks at a time like last year. (and the year before, and the year before that....)

I look forward to the fall and my electric bill not being as shocking as in years past.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

100 things

Here it is, inspired by my friend Jeanette, 100 things about me. Probably more then you would ever want or care to know, but here it is, nonetheless.

These are listed in no particular order. Just a bunch of random likes, dislikes, interests and thoughts. I hope you enjoy and if you post a list of 100 about yourself, please leave me a comment with a link to yours.

1. I really don't like talking about myself.
2. I love knitting.
3. I drink way too much coffee.
4. I have 3 children. (All boys)
5. I cannot have anymore children as another pregnancy could kill me.
6. My favorite color right now is eggplant.
7. I have never eaten an eggplant.
8. I am allergic to alpaca, morphine, dogs, bees, and some other medications.
9. I have serious sensitivities to a lot of different foods.
10. I get really bad headaches very often.
11. I suffer from ocular migraines and temporarily lose vision as a result.
12. Portishead is my all time favorite band.
13. I used to be a smoker.
14. I want to go back to school.
15. My favorite movie is Beaches.
16. I am a yarn snob.
17. Malabrigo is my current yarn obsession.
18. I am a huge procrastinator.
19. I hate being late.
20. Retinitis Pigmentosa runs in my family and will most likely affect me or my children.
21. I wish I was a vegetarian.
22. I read all of the time.
23. Favorite book: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
24. I am in love with Severus Snape.
25. Obviously.
26. My eyes are grey/blue. More grey then blue.
27. I have no idea which is right: grey? gray?
28. I wish I could unplug my life.
29. Twitter has consumed way too much of my time.
30. I bake sourdough bread.
31. I hate those Japanese beetles that look like ladybugs.
32. The color pink makes me anxious.
33. The thought of eating at Qdoba makes me physically ill.
34. I think I am a super-taster. I can usually pinpoint distinct flavors in dishes.
35. I do not eat fast food.
36. I really like running and wish I would get out there and do it more often.
37. I have yet to run my first race.
38. I sing all the time. (when no one is around to hear me.)
39. I would never sing karaoke.
40. I have one tattoo.
41. I do not know why my natural hair color is.
42. I have a crush on David Letterman.
43. I also have a crush on Conan.
44. Jay Leno does nothing for me.
45. Superpower I wish I had: Ability to fly.
46. I want to learn how to play the violin.
47. I am allergic to most metal and can't wear jewelery.
48. I have one cat. She is fricken awesome. Such a lover.
49. I love to give to others.
50. I donate blood.

Okay, that is enough of that. I will finish this list another day. This was not that easy to compile but was quick enough once I got going. Thanks for reading.