Trash Talkin’ on the Wrong Day.

Let’s do a little trash talking today, mmmkay?

The name of this shawl is certainly right.  A big ole shipwreck.  It is pretty, I’ll give it that, but yo, k2tog?  For 55 rounds?  580 stitches in those rounds?

I would rather take my eyeballs out with a grapefruit spoon.


Maybe it’s the third Montego bay I’m working on, or the tediousness of Icarus… but enough with the yo, k2tog already.


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I would do a WIP update, but since I returned from L.A. I’ve been busying myself with doing stuff around the love shack.  And you don’t need to see a picture of a sock with two more pattern rounds done.

Do you?

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Texas returns this Saturday, so there is lots to do.  His birthday is the 29th and he flies  out the day before.  I’m going to try my hand at a red velvet cake,  make a pan of his favorite food and maybe even some deviled eggs.  I’m also going to try to hold out giving him his gifts the moment he gets home.

It’s a good one.


He’ll never guess what it is.

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I lurve birthdays!

Even if I can’t get presents out on time.

Sadly, he’ll be on the road for my birthday.

Yes, we’re both Aries … just in case you’re keeping track.

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The love shack looking up through the fog.  Down in front is the fishing shack that two little old ladies built.  Texas is stabilizing, putting on new siding and windows, and doing a new roof.

If you notice, the roof is now at two different levels and he wants to make it a regular roof.   I’m aftaid it will lose some of it’s rustic charm.

Although it is going to make a nice exercise room and dying place.  It has a stove, counters and a sink.  Woot!

Yes, the hill is that steep.  We’re formulating a plan to tier it so you don’t have a heart attack walking back up it.

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Now for something completely unrelated.  I give you this week’s Unconscious Mutterings!

  1. Sunburn :: fishing ouch
  2. Aquarium :: Texas State in Corpus Christi, Otter Creek and the Tortuga Bay are my favorite exibits.  Plus they have the coolest whale fountain things.  If I can find a picture I’ll share.  fish
  3. Otter :: Otter huggles ooh it’s so cute
  4. Awesome :: like, totally Dude!
  5. LOL :: PIMP laughing
  6. Accordion :: polka polka
  7. Hot Pocket :: ham and cheese ham and cheese
  8. Grandstand :: drag strip drag racing
  9. Shaved :: Nibbles Sorry, not G rated
  10. Upgrade :: software  software

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I hope I didn’t just use up all of my posts for the week with this one.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Take No Prisoners Tuesday

01.  Yes, it is TNP Tuesday.  But I don’t have a good rant worked up.  Do you?

02.  It’s also Trash Talk Tuesday, but I dont’ have any good gossip either.

03.  ZOMG!  I want to make this bread.

04.  L.A. trip this week.  Blech.  I seriously need to stay overnight next time.

05.  I want A Season’s Tale.  I lurve the sweters.

06.  I also want this little toy.  Talk about loading a mag fast.

07.  Yeah, it’s one of those days… I got nothing.

08.  I was checking out memes and found this one. Here is today’s quote to inspire:

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. — e e cummings

09.  I couldn’t agree more.

10.  I know, they probably want more of a statement than that, but I told you, I got NOTHING!

11.  Can I distract you with a picture?

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12.  Texas’ birthday is coming up (yes, we’re both Aries) and I get to pick up his first present this Friday!  WOOT!  I can’t say what it is yet because he does know about this place (not that he checks it, but just in case!) but I know he’s going to love it.  The second one is going to be more of a practical thing, but he needs it so he’s not working so hard on his week off and we can play more.

13.  Because I’m all about the playing.

14.  I can’t decide which project to take on the plane with me.  Any suggestions?

15.  Have I mentioned that I’m not looking forward to going?  I want to stay at the lake!

16.  I mean, REALLY!  How could you want to leave this:

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17.  Hey!  Look!  Maybe I did have something after all.

Off to pack.  Have a good midweek y’all!

Tuesday is for…

more random crap.

01. Guess who is opening another store over at Artfire?  Now, she hasn’t fully loaded it yet, but give her some lovin’.  Mmmkay?  And don’t buy the skull and crossbones markers… they’re mine next week.

02. Interesting weaving project.  See, weaving can be sexy.

03. I’m so glad the eye candy is back… YUM! (I’m ignoring the story line)


04. Angie inspired the new banner.  I figured I’d put some things I loved up there.  Random shots from California and Texas and the trips we took.

05. Yes, the squish is in full effect.

06. After going through my stash and deciding I had WAY too much, I figured I need to buckle down and knit some schtuff.  First up, finish the damn socks.  Two pair are on the needles right now.  Same thing with the three pairs of mitts I have.  I’m putting one back as a wip so I am reminded of my complete laziness.

07. Crap, that makes 8 wips and according to Ravelry, I have two snoozers.  But we won’t think about those.  I think it’s been long enough that they can be ripped.

08. I’m almost done playing organizing in the craft room. I need more storage since I don’t want big plastic bins lying around.  I think Texas might not like if I commandeered the guest room too.

The soundtrack for today:

Happy Tuesday y’all!

I Love Lists! aka… I got nothing.

Deep Thought of the Day: Life is sexually transmitted.


01. I got another thing crossed of my MP08. My cotton is gone! Mom has decided to quit smoking too and has gone on a crochet binge. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) will have bath mitts, washcloths and back scrubbers for every upcoming holiday in the next year.

02. No, we have not killed each other yet.

03. Isela is taking bets on how long it takes me to crack and change my theme.

04. I have pink nails.

05. I finally switched to Firefox.

06. Is it 11 a.m. yet? That’s when the online classes open. I really need it to be 11. Please.

07. I haven’t knit anything since Thursday.

08. I also haven’t spun anything in over a week.

09. Yes, I am avoiding reading the chapter for the philosophy class.

10. Don’t you just love Intervention? People more dysfunctional than I! WOO!

11. Only 4 more weeks people! It can only go down hill from here.

Flippin’ AWESOME


Saturday Sky on a Sunday, Bloglines.


Yes, that is me doing floppy paw cartwheels.  I just got the news that I am one step closer to quitting ye ole torture chamber the j-o-b.

What a FLIPPIN’ AWESOME way to ring out 2007.


I also just poked a snarly pitbull with a knitting needle.

I should know better.

Trash Talk Tuesday – Get your sock freak on!

It’s time for another edition of Trash Talk Tuesday!  Remember, it’s not always bad stuff.

Sock knitting freaks have taken over the summer! Cookie is up to 30 pairs!  30!  Check out her comments to see the theory of how she does it.  Jeannie is up to 24.  To top it off, they’re also having a design contest.  You should see some of the designs.

I don’t know why I forget about sockbug, but every once in a while, someone links over there and I’m in love with her patterns all over again.

Go check out Stacey’s  Turret socks.

Sock yarn is not just for socks!  Check out magknits this month.  Beautiful!

And don’t forget to harass my favorite yarn dyer.  Ask him when his shop is opening.  Tell him that I’m going to DIE if I don’t get my fix soon.  Because we all need more Dave yarn.  🙂

Anneat knitspot has opened up a pattern shop.  Go check it out. 

OOPS! Feel the Love! And Tuscon.

No Take No Prisoners today!  I’m feeling the love!

Ooops, ummmm… yeah.   Fall term started today.  I am going to be incredibly busy.  Why yes, I have started writing one of the 3 term papers I’m going to have to do.  It’s only until December… so this too shall pass.  Plus, the side biz is taking off, so I may not have to worry about a j-o-b for much longer. 

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Now to get the worker’s comp thing settled. 

I am sooooo moving to Tucson.  It is the MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE EVER!!!!  No, really!  EVER!!!  Well except for the fact I haven’t sweated that much in 5 years. 


I am told that it is normally not that humid.  I don’t know that it would matter.  I’ll just have to shave my head or learn how to style my hair in humidity again.  I think I’ll scatter some love here and there all week … you know … because fall term started today and all.

First up, my view most of the way:


At least it was a Mercedes.  Although every 3 hours or so I began to cramp up.  We stopped for breakfast here:


Morongo!  Yes.  Easily amused.  My first time.  I’m not a gambler, but I did stick in $5 and won $10.70, so I came out ahead $5.  I’m so cheap.  And like I said, I’m not a gambler.

How about the little side trip we took in the Phoenix area?  We were trying to avoid the traffic on the 10 and happened to drive past this:


Yes, like I said, easily amused.  More tomorrow!

Yeah… it’s a post

And a Trash Talk Tuesday at that!

Some people say I don’t post enough.  So, I guess I’ll have to remedy this problem.  I still think I should get credit for the blogathon. 

Go here and scroll down.  Everyone is going gaga over the pattern holder, but I WANT DETAILS ON THE PURSE!!  I’m a purse whore. 

Go here for a great, honest review of the fall IK.  There are two problems I have with IK.  First, I don’t like the new layout, I hope they changed it.  Hope?  That leads to problem two.  I don’t get my IK until well after it hits the stands.  2 to 4 weeks after.  I question (besides me being L-A-Z-Y) why I subscribe when I can get it at the book store sooner.

Go here and check out the buttons.  They are adorable!

Just wondering… anyone else out there “hear” yourself in your posts and wonder if others read it the same way?  I hear that adorable I just typed coming out of Jack’s (from Will & Grace) mouth… come on, now you hear it that way too.

Do you also sometimes censor yourself in case people don’t get it?  For example, I alluded to Jack from W&G instead of saying “a flaming queen!”  In real life, you’d actually hear me or know me and know how I feel about the LGBT community and know there was no malice.

Yeah.  Well.  I guess that’s enough of this post.

I Missed It!

I missed OWM or I could have gotten off easy.  Of course the word would have been “tired”.  Since I came home, ate dinner and fell fast asleep.  I think Cookie was onto something when she said “too relaxed is dead”.

I can’t pull anything out for Take No Prisoners or Trash Talk.  Unless you count talking about work as trashy.

I had forgotten what a real work day was like.  Six months with no work and then coming back to an inspection kind of threw me.  Now I remember the  pace of working for our fine country.  I need to find my groove again so I don’t get everything done by 1200 and sit there bored the rest of the day. 

I also kind of feel like Rudolph since there were a few personnel changes while I was gone.  I’ll figure it out again.  It’s just change.  Speaking of, I don’t know if it’s me that changed or others, but there are some people that I’ve decided I really don’t like.  I find myself muttering under my breath as I walk away from them.

FO’s when I finish this next little project.  But, I do have a little surprise from my garden:

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