Archive for October, 2005

THEY REALLY EXIST!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

So, todaaaay, THE MOST AMAZING THING HAPPENED!!!

Ok, maybe it’s not that amazing, per se, BUT, SOOOO EXXXCITING (to those of us with empty lives who are easily amused* to an alarming degree.)

TODAY…

TODAY…

While working at the shop

I encountered the rumored-to-exist-yet-rarely-ever-seen…

STRAIGHT MALE KNITTER!

NO! SERIOUSLY! I SWEAR TO GOD!!

I SAW ONE!!

FOR REALS!

Not only THAT, but he walked out with $67 of yummy Blue Sky Bulky to make himself a Scarf! (boy has TASTE! and extra CASH!)

Now, before you get all up on my ass, I KNOW that not all male knitters like other boys. It’s just I’m just not sure I’ve ever SEEN ONE that didn’t! In fact, I haven’t met many male knitters, period! So you can only IMAGINE my excitement, no?

The only guys I’ve seen in a yarn store are there to either:

  1. Pick up something for their wife/girlfriend/mother.
  2. Sit quietly while said wife/girlfriend/mother fondles 3/4 of the yarn in the store.
  3. Solicit.
  4. Get change for the meter.

(ONCE a guy came in and bought yarn for himself. But I’m pretty sure THAT guy liked other guys. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.)

He wasn’t one of those skinny-yet-adorable sensitive indie emo types either! (you know…the ones, of all of them, you’d EXPECT to try the knitting…) He was just an average guy’s guy dude, on his way to/from work, stoppin’ by to pick up some yarn cause he wanted to make himself a scarf (he was kinda cute, too but, um, heh, TOTALLY BESIDE THE POINT!).

MALE KNITTER!

soo. exciting.

I think I was flirting.

totally didn’t mean to.

honest.

;)

* easily amused or highly deprived, you decide.

Lara NEEDS!

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I HAD to do it:

Lara needs to make a shorter jump so as not to fall …

Lara needs to get to Shanghai?

Lara needs to make the running water around a small barn stop so
the demon can escape.

Lara needs to ‘Gather’

Lara NEEDS a change.

Lara needs to be stronger.

Lara needs to let her hair down and dance to Donna Summer’s
disco hits…

Lara needs the paintings because a note in Von Croy’s pocket led her to believe
that they would help prove her innocence.

LARA needs no complicated configuration at the server side.

Lara needs your vote!

Perhaps Lara needs to meet some guys who are more to her liking . . . . ?

Lara needs to average like 90 for series to give them a sniff…

LARA needs 6MB of hard disk space to install and a minimum of 800×600, 256 colour screen resolution.

Lara needs to smoke the place !

Lara Needs Armed Bodyguards…

Lara needs it to reunite herself with her husband whom Michael killed to protect Nia.

Lara needs to start producing. …

LARA needs to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Lara needs perfect blend.

Lara needs to keep you on your toes

Lara needs to understand that the important thing is that she gets to talk to you…

LARA NEEDS SEAT

Lara needs your email address, shipping address, and telephone number to best serve your family’s needs…

LARA needs 12,000 square feet and at least 100 parking spaces.

Lara needs to get some cats.

Lara needs both her kidneys.

Lara needs a lot of help.

Lara needs a bit more action.

AMEN TO THAT LAST ONE!!!

Thanks Cara!

What do YOU ‘need’? Type it into Google and find out!

Oh, wanna see what I bought at Rhinebeck?



details later.

Because we are HARDCORE!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

After the joyofJOYS that was MDS$W, we HAD to get to Rhinebeck!

We were gonna do ANYTHING to get there!

ok, well, *I* was gonna do anything to get there, and my favorite knitty ladies were all ABOUT supportin’ the cause!

Because of the nature of my job, there was no way I could get Friday night off to go to Rhinebeck. The only way I was gonna get there and not miss half of the festival was if I left RIGHT AFTER WORK.

For me, that meant 2am.

Chelsea, Sarah and I literally DROVE. ALL. NIGHT. to get there.



How much do my girls ROCK for coming with me?

Because I’m a DUMBASS and a DIPSHIT, I actually ended up having to run home after work to grab some stuff I’d forgotten. THEREFORE, we didn’t get on the road until 3:30!!!! (that is, after I got my stuff, picked up Chels at her house and then drove out to get Sarah.)

Needless to say, by the time we got CLOSE to Rhinbeck, there were some casualties:



She held out as long as she could though…

When we finally DID get there though, it was sunny and sparkly and autumny and loverly!!! (aaactually, it was muddy and soggy and rainy and kiiinda gross, but an hour later it was sunny and hot and FABULOUS!)



FAMILY FUN!

At this point, I was really super excited and all giddy inside — which makes me wanna sorta fess up to som’n and be a downer for a sec…

See, while everyone is going on about the most fabulous time EVER they had at Rhinebeck, I kinda left a bit sad about the whole thing. I don’t know what it is… I’ve just been in a funk about it! I guess maybe I hyped it up in my head a little too much. Nothing really ever lives up to THAT kind of expectation, you know? I just wanted to see EVERYBODY and do EVERYTHING and have MAD MAD CRAZY FUN, and there just isn’t time or opportunity for ALL that.

That said though, much fun was still had!!!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TEAM GEORGIA, of course!


    Anne Marie and Carrie are the coooolest!
  • Meeting the real, life-sized frecklegirl, her sweetie-husband Casey, and big lug Jen!!


    YAY!
  • Cashing in all the coins I had in my trunk at a stop n’ shop Coinstar machine and getting $65 back!!!! WOOO! FREE YARN!
  • LAMB KEBABS! soooo tasty. sooo. tasty.
  • Seeing the look on Chelsea’s face when she bought her spinning wheel:


    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
  • Sing-alongs and rest-stops!

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Missing the peoples that were GONNA come, but sadly couldn’t make it (like Jenny and Silvia and Stephanie)
  • Not really getting to hang out with Cara or Carolyn :( (or Claudia or Norma)
  • That we never got to go see the Queen Cover Band playing in Poughkeepsie. It would have been SOO AWESOMELY BAD!
  • Sleep deprivation made me waaay less fun, I think

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS:

  • HOW IN THE HELL DID I END UP WITH A DROP SPINDLE?

MOST AWESOME PART:

  • Getting Serious QT with the Girls. Here we are trying to look all sad it’s over:


    I look like a thug. this is SO NOT CUTE.


    TAKE 2: I totally cracked up.


    Third time’s a charm!
    (uh, except…doesn’t Chelsea look like she’s TOTALLY up to no good?)

I also got to meet Ann (SUCH a riot!), and Christina and the other Anne and a whole bunch of other cool peeps and I got to hang with Paula AND I got to buy a whole bunch of yarn and fluff and sheepy paraphenalia! WOO!

Hopefully, this week I’ll put up a proper gallery of all our adventures, but in the meantime, I will leave you with a picture of alpaca yarny goodness that Sarah took home:



(this pic is for you, Holly)

The Final Countdown.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005



CAN’T TALK. MUST KNIT. ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!!!!

I’m sooo never going to finish!!! AND, parts of it look TOTALLY wonky!! HOWEVER, whenever I’m deadline knitting, I let a lot of shit sliiiide.

I AIN’T GOT NO TIME TO RE-KNIT, YO!

So what if my M1s look wierd on one side. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY! I will let it go. See above for reason.

What?

WHAT DID YOU SAY?

I’m down to 3 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes!?!?!?!?!

I GOTTA GO!

I’ll talk to you later. Check this out in the meantime!