Sunday, March 30, 2008

F is for..

F is for Five Fingers. Font is Freebooter. Pattern is
Nona Knits I-cord Gloves.

I am fascinated by this pattern it is so cool to have five little fingers floating around on a pair of circulars just waiting for the rest of the glove. I kind of feel like Goldilocks, the first glove was too big, the second one was too small, and the last one was just right. Guess that means I am going to have three pair of gloves instead of just one when I am done.

Oops I did it again...

I missed updating this week despite composing several entries in my head driving to and from work. I had a bumper sticker to share 'Save the Planet, More Trees, Less Bush!' and a billboard, 'I am so over you Sarah Marshall', I was disapointed to find out it was an ad for a movie and not a more personal statement.

It was a rough week though, long hours not enough sleep and way to much stress. I will be so happy to get back to our own place. So let me give you the quotes I had picked out in honor of the new car and the old one not dying yet...
Xander quickly pulled over, as his engine made noises that he didn't know were possible without an extensive special budget and George Lucas being involved.
“Okay, then,” Dawn agreed, “Floor this thing.”
“This is Giles’ car, Dawn,” Xander sighed.
“Would leaning forward help?”

I finally got the pictures of my pouch (sounds better then purse) uploaded and thought I would share it. It is almost perfect. I would like the strap to be a little shorter and am thinking of reinforcing the bottom and sides so it isn't quite do pouch like. Ain't it purty though?

Also added today (why yes I have been busy) are some more links on the left.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm a Big Kid Now!

I feel all grown up. I have a car that runs, my own phone, And soon I will be moving into my own home. The surprise for Indra on Monday, was the new phone and I got a hair cut. My hair was driving me absolutely bonkers. I was actually contemplating cutting it myself. So when I found myself with an hour free I got it cut. It is wonderful. I have been walking around in a new phone, haircut and car haze all week.

Continuing the trend of non fanfic quotes here is one from my favorite poet.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~ Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

My new phone is a 'slider' and a lovely shade of brown. So I am making a purse to carry it and the rest of my pocket trash so it doesn't get all banged up. I am making a purse and not a pouch like previously so Indra won't diss it. I am using my brown S.R.Kerster, the real worsted acrylic and King Cole Smooth DK, Teal Acrylic. Yes it will be in Ravelry and soon there should be pictures (maybe even pictures taken with my phone!).

I finished my Easter Egg Bunny Cozies and let my friends claim their favorites. I still have several left and am not sure what I am doing with them. If anyone wants one let me know asap, and I will mail it out. The taken ones have been tagged in Flicr.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Good Day

I am having a pretty good day, and yesterday wasn't bad either. I had homemade egg noodles with chicken and mashed potatoes, and chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. And Sunday we went to see that car and it was nice! It is the first car I have owned that wasn't old enough to drink.

I finished knitting bunnies and have found new homes for some of them but there are still plenty left. And today I started a new project (I decided I needed a little purse because the pocket method of tranporting everything isn't working.) I measured for Lisa's cardi Saturday, and it will take less hexagons than I thought, but the arms are going to be a bugger to fit together.

I got Indra a couple suprises I think she is going to love. they certainly have me all bouncy in anticipation. I am predicting much squeeling and bouncing. But more on that latter... when she can't ruin the suprise by reading.

The image is the rough for a T-shirt contest Work is having. When finished there will be a hot dog on it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

How do you rate?

Indra sent me this link yesterday 'Rate Your Blog' I was PG-13 yesterday and G today. I really didn't think I had changed that much over night but obviously I was wrong.

Have I mentioned recently how great my friends are? I don't have many but the ones I do have are really really good. For example Frog and Lisa took us in and our three cats, two bunnies and a parrot for 6 months. Now thats good friends! And now Clay and Lisa are selling us a silver 97 Nissan Sentra for 700 dollars! Happy Unbirthday to me!!!! (the best part is I don't have to go shopping on Sunday)

Thought I would share this little tidbit from earlier today. Darn her she is right way to often.
[11:56] temperama: You did it again btw
[11:56] indra: what?
[11:56] temperama: I started my period today
[11:56] indra: i did what again?
[11:56] indra: *rolls eyes* i did not start your period for you
[11:56] temperama: It annoys the snot out of me when you blame my emotions on hormones and then annoys me more when you are right
[11:57] indra: rofl
[11:57] indra: sorry baby you are irrational all on your own but i KNOW those irrational bits of you and can pick out the hormone driven addons

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to me

Yesterday was a horrible day. It was my birthday. I loathe and hate my birthday. I have a horrible history with them, the first one I remember I gave myself a headache. Another one I got Chicken pox from one of the guests. I have had birthday parties where even my own cousins didn't show up. I had an angle food cake with a 45 degree angle on top. All in all not a good experience. But I think for pure misery yesterday has to have been in the top 5. I waited all day for Indra to wish me a happy birthday and it was almost 9 pm before she finally did. She was online by 12 and talked to me then nothing. All day others said Happy Birthday but nothing from the most important person in my life. It hurt and I was miserable. She didn't do it on purpose she just didn't want to say Happy Birthday while I was at work. I got home and we cuddled and I felt better. And next time she will know that I am a fragile flower filled with angst and insecurities.

The end of the world has come I found chocolate that I refuse to eat. This is me who will eat baking chocolate in a pinch. But Black and Green Organic chocolate sucks ass! It has this floral after taste that reminds me of lilacs or that nasal spray they keep trying to give me for allergies (and what sadist thought allergy medicine that smelled like flowers was a good idea). And before you ask, it wasn't just me, everyone I shared it with agreed, what a waste of money.

I saw a woman today with gorgeous hair. She was black (of course) and had these silver braids. They were thick and wrapped around her head into a coil / knot / bun on the back of her neck. Some days I really do wish I was black, they can do some of the coolest things with their hair and get away with outfits I can only dream of wearing. That and it would be nice to fry after 5 seconds in the sun.

I have been feeling particularly needy recently. Which means I want to go shopping and buy chocolate and books at a minimum. And I would really like to go splurge on things for me. I am hoping Birthday cake (chocolate with peanut butter frosting) homemade chicken and egg noodles with mashed potatoes, and a new car this weekend will take care of these urges.

PS: Almost forgot. Here is the quote of the week.
"Luck is my middle name," said Rincewind, indistinctly. "Mind you, my first name is Bad."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In No Particular order...

I worked both days this weekend (and both days last weekend) and I will admit it is getting to me and I really need some down time (I have Sunday off). The was unable to go car shopping this weekend because Lisa got sick (and I worked) so that will be this coming weekend. I am actualy kind of hoping for Saturday rather then Sunday.

We were talking about the price of food this weekend at work. I said if I was paying 11 buck for a meal it had better include Indra and kissing. Brenden made a comment about it being a cheap date. I of course pointed out the by the time you add in drinks desert and a movie for two it wasn't that cheap. Besides Indra Loves me I can get kisses for McDonalds, and she hates McDonalds. A couple other guys agreed with me and poor Brendon was reminded of his status as a single guy.

NPR has a show called Radio Lab that I love! Saturday the show was about laughter. What I found interesting was this story about a laughing epidemic on the shores of Lake Victoria. Well that and the fact that most of the time we laugh it isn't because of something funny accourding to studies. Apparently laughing is a social que that translates in part to look at me being all non threatening, playful and safe. Which explains why it is so creepy when a bad guy laughs.

E is for Eleven Eclectic Easter Egg bunny cozies!!!

E is for Eleven Eclectic Easter Egg bunny cozies!! Font is Eskargot.

Go to
Flickr to see the rest. I will be giving all the bunnies away, so if you would like one drop me an email ( with your address and a description of the bunny you desire. Friends have first pick, and I will tag the bunnies taken as I get requests.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ain't we got fun

Here is the entry you didn't get yesterday...

I was in a great mood all day. I had enough sleep the weather was beautiful, after the snow monday night Wed reached a balmy 70 degrees of sun and gentle breezes. I got to work and unloaded my stash of scrap yarn for more bunnies and it sent me into a yarngasm. All those pretty colors and textures were mine all mine. I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with all these bunnies but I am having fun making them. And then it only got better. MORE yarn came by mail! I was bouncy and singing and my co workers were running scared! it was glorious!

There is enough money in the bank, barely kinda whatever, And so I am going car shopping this weekend. While I would absolutely love a mini cooper, there is no way it is in the budget, it is just too new. So I have made a list of requirements, in order of importance.

1. It must be reliable
2. It should cost between 300 and 500 down with payments between 100 and 200.
3. It should be fuel effecient
4. I need air conditioning (since we live in TX)
5. Since it does occasionaly get cold Heat would be nice too.
6. I would love something that wasn't old enough to drink. heck anything under 10 yrs old would be wonderful.
7. And lastly it would be nice if it was pretty.

Now after the stupendous day yesterday we have today. Also a good day, but unfortunately colder. Much colder. Winter storm advisory cold, sleet at the moment but ice soon cold. Soooo I will most likely get sent home early and may not be in tomorrow! I have always loved snow days.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

happy day

today was a great day, started on a yarn high and got almost an hour 30 of overtime. I was busy though so no journaling, just a quote, since it is wednsday.
FYI: As a sidenote, I think Endpoint was written by a bunch of LSD druged up chimpanzees with laptops in a cross genetic experiment Norton and
Symantec are conducting... but this is just me...

This is from our knowledge base at work, just to show not everything good comes from fanfic.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Snow Day

It snowed last night! (see picture on left, that was in McKinney) Actually Snow! Not the usual ice pellets and rain they get here and think is snow. Granted it was pretty much gone by noon, but while it was here it was real honest to God snow. I made a threw my first snowball in years, it made a very satisfying splat, the only thing that could have made it better was a human target rather then the building.

Yesterday started cold and just kept getting colder. So I took my poor shivering self to The Olive Garden for lunch. I love their soup and salad deal, it is about the same price as a decent burger, fries and a coke (I blame TX, it was soda til I came here). And the best part is the soup. Zuppa Tuscano and Pasta Faguli, One warms you up the other fills you up! I thought I had died and gone to heaven, a couple bowls of soup, some bread sticks and I was full and warm all the way through. It was perfect. I really need to figure out how to make the Zuppa Tuscano (I have a Pasta Faguli recipe).

And lastly, all this weather changes is making me sick... again. I am not sure if it is just drainage or the beginnings of something like strep but I am pretty sure it is not getting better and that I am not going to like it.

Spell checks back!!!!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

All in a row

This picture is the only reason for this post

Look at all the little bunnies in a row. So sweet. And the little white one is angora and oh so soft.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Ok so apparently I am warped cause consensus says I am the only one who saw a hairy boob. In my defense I beleive the word Breast was part of my image search (I was looking for a knitting pattern, don't remember which one now).

So another question What kind of person that has a liscence plate number of SUBARU and drives a Chevy? Some days the drive to work can be quite entertaining. For instance they changed all the hockey signs to Baseball signs and there is a new one that says 'Souvenir is French for Foul Ball'. It always makes me smile.

I have been knitting Easter egg cozies, they are fun and adorable and there will be pictures soon. But the reason I brought it up is I made one of them with recycled angora and why did no one ever tell me how wonderful this stuff is. It is almost orgasmic to knit with I swear.