Archive for April, 2005

Things that piss me off to no end today.

Friday, April 29th, 2005
  1. People who call me at 9am in the morning. – DUDE! YOU SO know I don’t go to sleep until at LEAST 3am! WTF?!
  2. Ankle biting kitties who think it’s playtime because you answered the phone and must therefore be UP now. – Face + pillow = asleep.
  3. Having to actually WORK. – what can I say, I’m lazy ;)
  4. Guys who went out with you once, who email you *every* night and YET, STILL haven’t asked you to hang out this weekend!! – (hello? It’s FRIDAY! If you call me TOMORROW, I’m sooo saying no!)
  5. OTHER guys who have to look all cute and be all friendly but REFUSE to go out with you for god knows WHAT reason! – My theory is that he’s gay. In this particular instance, with this particular guy, I see it as the only possible explanation. STILL. Could he please STOP being so cute then? It’s distracting.
  6. People who insist they have no other choice but to declaw the kitten they don’t even OWN yet even after you’ve explained their options and shown them THIS, all in the name of some cheap ass $500 couch from a discount furniture store. – I swear, if you look at those pics and STILL wanna do it, YOU HAVE NO SOUL.
  7. Wasting almost your entire workday arguing about cat declawing, therefore ensuring that you WILL be working extra hours this weekend. – grr. (and yet, I’m blogging at work. Time management was never my forté)

THANK F#@*ING GOD IT’S FRIDAY ;)

PS – Check on over and visit Angela at Fluid Pudding this weekend!!! She just gave birth to her new little baby daughter Harper Rose yesterday and is sure to post pics!!! YAAY! WELCOME TO THE WORLD, HARPER ROSE!!! edit: the pics are up!!! go see!!!

It’s like a mobius strip…

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

There is no happiness like getting a package in the mail :)

(except maybe holding a balloon)


PRESSIE FROM MY SECRET PAL!!!

Since it’s the end of SP4, my secret pal has finally revealed herself!!! HI SECRET PAL!!!!! The timing could NOT have been better with the book, because TODAY (techincally yesterday, but I haven’t gone to sleep yet!) I travelled down to Knit Happens* to meet…


STEPHANIE, a.k.a The Yarn Harlot!!!
on her YH’05 Knit’s End Tour – get the tour button here ;)

It’s sooo wierd meeting bloggers in person. Especially Knit Blog Royalty like Stephanie!! You feel like you know them, but you *really don’t*…AND YET YOU DO! It’s wierd. Chelsea and I both gave her little welcome-to-DC presents and both times, when she opened the cards and read them, she was like “OH! THAT’S who you are!!!!” hee!

Anyway, it was really super fabulous to finally meet her. She was just as cute and funny in person as she seems on her blog!!! She even dished a Yarn Harlot Blog SECRET! (I’m soo not telling!!!) Hopefully, I will get to say hi again when she comes back for MDS&W!!! Of course, to honor Ms. Harlot, we HAD to get her to take celeb pics with our socks-in-progress:


The Bittersweet Socklette’s brush with fame!
(since *my* blog entry is nearly identical to Chelsea’s, we thought we’d switch it up and have Stephanie pose facing the OTHER way with MY sock. We’re WILD like that!)

Speaking of The Festival, remember my Honeymoon cami that I was or was not going to wear?

Yeah?

Do you also remember how they say “…join, being careful not to twist…”?

Right.


Scratch the Cami.

With only one week left, I don’t know *what* I’m going to do. I’m all jealous because everyone *else* is going to have some pretty knitted thing to wear, but at the same time, I don’t think I have enough time to MAKE anything I’d wanna wear!!! :( saaaaad.

I do hope to come back to the cami eventually though. It’s a really pretty design :)

{{sigh}}

* The Knit Happens Online Store is OPEN!!!! WOOO!!!! GO KRISTINE!!!


Doesn’t she look cute with her prettypretty princess birthday balloon?

Sympathetic Vibration

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

On November 7th, 1940, at approximately 11am, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed after only being open for 4 months.

*Some* engineers attribute this disaster to Sympathetic Vibration.

What is Sympathetic Vibration? Well, basically, every object has a natural frequency of vibration. When a periodic force occurring at the same frequency comes into contact with that object, it can cause it to VIBRATE.

Supposedly, this is what happened to the bridge. (Check out that thing waving like a little school girl’s hair ribbon!!!)

On April 24th, 2005, at approximately 11pm, yours truly found herself barfing in a trash can in the hallway of Irving Plaza.

My theory on why?

Sympathetic Vibration.

The pumping bass at the Erasure show met the natural frequency of the sketchy Indian food I’d eaten earlier, causing it vibrate its way OUT of my stomach!!!

(dude! That’s two weekends in a ROW!!! AND I WASN’T EVEN DRINKING THIS TIME!!! I sooooo did NOT deserve to yarf!!!)

To make it worse, um… dude? I’m pretty sure there was a HOLE in the bottom of that trash can!!!

(to the janitorial staff of Irving Plaza, I’m *sooo* so VERY sorry, really…)

Aside from that :(, I had a FABULOUS TIME this weekend!!!! TONS of chatting it up with the fam, playing with the niece, hangin’ with Julie PLUS I got to go to NYC and see ERASURE!! WOOO!!!

Here, of course, is the requisite slide show:


We were totally BFF this weekend!! It was soooooooooo FUN! I can’t believe how much I love that kid, but I really, really, REALLY do!


Did I mention she’s brilliant?!?!! She’s not even TWO yet, and she knows the green crayon from the purple crayon AND she knows that W says “wuh” and R says “rrrr” AND AND when you ask how old she’s going to be, she TOTALLY says “TWO!” and tries to hold up two fingers!!!


This is a restaurant in what Julie and I call INDIALAND!!!!

INDIALAND is this ridiculous block of super cheap Indian restaurants on 5th Ave and 1st St.? in NYC. They all look like someone threw up christmas lights and garland all OVER the place (fitting, in retrospect). It’s AWESOME! AND! The owners stand on the sidewalk and yell out at you, trying to seduce you into coming to THEIR spot. It got kinda ugly at one point…


This is Julie. We’ve been friends since we were five. She always makes me take silly pictures where I do stupid things like pose with my food.


See?


ERASURE!!!!


Here’s a zoom-in of Andy (the white, washed out, ghostly angel)…


…and one of Vince (check out that get-up)!

The show was sooooo FUN!!! The only thing that sucked about it (besides the puking) was that they DID NOT play my favorite song from their new album. :( This makes no sense to me, as they released it as a second single (in whatever land that actually PLAYS Erasure on the radio). OH! AND! This cute couple got ENGAGED during the show!!!! Awwwww. He asked her during a slow song and all their friends started squealing and congratulating them!! For like 20 minutes afterwards, they were in their own lovey-lovey world. She was TOTALLY crying. It was sweet.

The highlight HAD to be this though:


Looks like he’s naked right?!!?! Oooohhhh Noooo (and thank god)!!!!


GOLD GLITTER MANTIES*!!!!!!

OOH! AND I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION!!! BEFORE the show, Irving Plaza played THE NEVERENDING STORY on the stage screen!!! Of course, being the dork I am, I took a pic:


ATREYU!!!!!!!

To close out the story, I give you Leroy:


Never know WHAT new friends you’re gonna find on the L-I-double-R!!

Now I’m home and veryvery sad…no more coloring or Blue’s Clues or sitting in the tunnel with Chicken Dance Elmo!!! No more Indialand (maybe that’s a good thing?) or Julie or Golden Manties!!! No more catching up with sisters and brothers and mommies. No more fun weekend on Long Island :(

Next time, I guess :)

I bet you’re wondering if I knit at all?! INDEED! But I’m sooo slow, the picture would put you to sleep. Soon though, I promise!!!!!! At the LEAST, I’ll find some yarn prOn to keep you comin’ back!!!

* Man + Panties = MANTIES!!!!!

coming next time : Pressies from my Secret Pal!! WOOT!

SOOOO NOT!

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Lemme preface this entry by sayin’ that I am NOT the jealous girlfriend type.

I’m not.

I have girlfriends who fuh-REAK OUT when it comes to their boys and other girls, but NOT ME.

I’m pretty level-headed.

Except.

Well, last summer I had a boyfriend who had just moved out to Los Angeles.

From what I gather from the stories he told me, Los Angeles women are CRAZY.

CRAZY AND HOT.

This boyfriend had an internship at a big-name recording studio out there and at the time, the Pussycat Dolls were recording an album.

THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS.

Have you seen the Pussycat Dolls? You know, the one-step-away-from-being-strippers-BURLESQUE-dancers-formerly-fronted-by-the-hot-as-shit-Carmen-Elektra-PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Right, those Pusycat Dolls.

Right about now, you might be asking yourself, “Why is she talking about some skank-ho dancers and a boyfriend she had like 8 months ago?”

Every Monday through Thursday night at 11pm, I do a feature on my show called “Sooooooooo HOT or Soooooooo NOT”. I play a brand new song and YOU call in and tell me whether you think it’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT! or SOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT! (hence the title).

Tonight, I played a song called “Don’t Cha” by…

can you guess?

can ya?

DING!DING!DING! YES!!

THE MOTHER F’IN PUSSYCAT DOLLS.

Go ahead. Click on the link and listen to the song.

Back in the day, I would get calls from the bf where he’d tell me aaaalll about his day at the studio and how there were these girls there and they were all playing pool — only they didn’t know HOW, so they made him TEACH THEM!!!

No biggie for the non-jealous girlfriend. Piece of cake. They’re just playing pool.

Except.

Um.

DUDE.

These weren’t just ANY girls.

Dude?

These were PUSSYCAT DOLLS.

HOT-AS-SHIT BURLESQUE DANCERS!!

BURLESQUE DANCERS WITH NAMES LIKE CARMIT AND MELODY!!!!!!

CARMIT!!!

(did you click on Carmit and look at that girl? HOLY SHIT! Who names their daughter Carmit anyway? With that name, she was BORN a vamp!)

Must I say that the non-jealous girlfriend bit was dropped faster than Carmit’s dress on her 12th birthday?**

The whooooole point of this story is just to say that THANK GOD I HADN’T HEARD THE SONG UNTIL NOW.

(also, he should be glad he’s an EX now, or I might have unleashed some residual pussycat rage on his ass!!!)

ERASURE!

In other news, this weekend I’m heading up to NYC to see ERASURE @ IRVING PLAZA!!! YAAAAYYY!!! I’ll also get to see my momma for the first time since she had her surgery!!! It’s gonna be crazy because I think she’s lost like 40lbs ALREADY!!!!

Happy weekend all!!!

* He was a really GOOD boyfriend and sooo didn’t hook up with those skanks, BUT STILL!?!?!?! Can you just picture him leaning all over them trying to show them how to shoot? EW!

**Just trying to be snarky… HOWEVER, my conscience is making me add this little blurb about how Carmit is a very nice girl who, for all I KNOW, may still be as pure and virginal as a fresh white snow. In any case, she probably waited until at *least* puberty to show the boys her bits.