Archive for February, 2009

Pictures say a thousand words.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-check it ouuuuuut! TWO IN ONE WEEK!

I figured that I really need to try and keep this thing going. It’s sad to look at my archive list and see it jump from JULY 2008 to FEBRUARY 2009! While nothing is going on right. this. second! We still have some catching up to do!!

Here are some more pictures from Greece:

Santorini. Those windmills are amazing!

Santorini. The Caldera.

Santorini must have been the prettiest island, since I seem to have the most pictures from there ;)


I’ll admit, not much knitting was done in Greece. On the beach there was too much sand and sunscreen for my taste and on the boat, well…for a girl who spent the first day at sea hurling her digested lunch over the side of the ship, knitting wasn’t really a recommended activity. It kinda had that reading-in-the-car effect. Times 10.

That little scrap of knitting in the picture grew up to be the right front of my Central Park Hoodie. You remember CPH, no? Oh, yeah, maybe not since I started it back in September of *2007*!! Yeah, I don’t blame you for forgetting. What can I say? I’m an easily distracted knitter with a currently low knitting mojo. Last year the main distraction was Christmas and baby knitting. This year, so far, it’s been a little bit of Christmas and a lot of holy-fuck-it’s-cold! knitting.

Malabrigo Hat

Malabrigo Mittens

These were both made with 2 hanks of Malabrigo Worsted in Applewood. There is also a Clapotis scarf to match, but I apparently never took a picture of it. It came out a little short for my taste (14 straight sections), but functionally, it does the job. Plus, I’m really impressed that I got the whole set out of just 2 hanks! WOOT! The hat is a combination of the kittyville hat and my bananahead baby beanie. The mittens I made up on the fly. They mostly came out alright, but if I ever knit another pair, I would make a few changes, for sure.

Between those three and another clapotis scarf for a friend (24 straight sections. PERFECT!), CPH has seen little action. However, she has not been forgotten. All the pieces have been knit and are ready to be sewn up (except for the right front, which WAS finished until I realized I’d f’ed it up and now I have to reknit the armhole. no biggie). I am optimistic that it will be done for next fall ;)

More random pics! These are from a wedding Adam and I went to in East Hampton:

Yes we belong in the Hamptons. Why do you ask?

Adam and Gianmaria. Don’t ask. I have no idea.

These are from when Adam, the boys and I went to the Big Apple Circus:

I swear they had a better time than they seem to have had from this picture.*

Adam IN the circus!

Adam got picked to be IN the circus. They selected a member of the audience to compete in a dance contest with “grandma” and Adam was chosen! HE ROCKED IT!! LOL. He had to do the Robot (pictured), Lord of the Dance, and Disco! He was kick-ass! The audience loved him!! For his grand efforts, he was the proud winner of a box of popcorn (which Elias stole and housed immediately.) Hee!

Lastly, in the name of Valentine’s Day, I leave you with this:

Butterfly Sex.

Have a good one! :-P

ps – Happy Anniversary to my Momma! She and my dad would have been married 44 years today. (or 45? 43? Whichever. I think it’s 44.)

*Well, Emile *appeared* to enjoy it. He was smiling and on the edge of his seat for a good portion of it, especially when the train came out and all of the doggies jumped out of it. However, if you ask Emile if he liked the circus, he will say, “NNNO! It’s too FUNNY!”


Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I’ve really topped myself this time.

What’s it been, *7* months? For serious?


I’m sorry, I really am. You would think, given the SCADS of free time I have now, that I would have been blogging like a MANIAC! So wierd. I’m barely even READING blogs anymore. I don’t really understand it either, frankly.

Anyway, you *might* be wondering what I’ve been up to (if you’re still checking, that is. You could possibly have completely forgotten about me, considering the 7 months and all…)

Well, I went to Greece. My quasi-cousin chartered a boat and 20 of us sailed around the Greek Islands. Now, while that sounds all kinds of glamorous, and while we did have a fabulous time, it was way more Pirate Adventure than Posh Yacht Voyage. I spent the entire first day puking over the rails!

The Aegeotissa

Also? We totally got stranded at sea. For two days.


At Sea.

When the Rescue Boat came, we literally had to jump from one boat to the other (after throwing our luggage over to the other boat.) There were other adventures too, like when the on-board chef badly sprained his leg two days in and had to bail on us. We got a new chef a day or two later, but in the meantime, the captain cooked us spaghetti. IN GREECE. LOL. OH! And one of the lower cabins flooded! AND! I broke my toe on the last day. ON LAND (ironic, no?) BUT! Really, it was a nice trip :)

See? Nice!

One of my favorite pics from Santorini

Since then, I have:

  • Gotten a new laptop (funded by crap I sold on ebay for mad cash!).
  • Moved to NY.
  • Taken Hayley to the vet approximately 10 times (she’s fine now).
  • Been to 2 funerals and 2 weddings.
  • Taken 3 weekend road trips (including MDS$W!).
  • Designed one portfolio website.
  • Bought my car (which I was previously leasing).
  • Missed You.
  • Gotten addicted to Facebook.
  • Applied for hundreds and millions of jobs.
  • Gotten 2 interviews.
  • Cried over my application to interview ratio.

I have also pissed off the City of New York with my failure to keep up with alternate side of the street parking regulations.

The Scarlet Letter Sticker of SHAME.

Unemployment has been tough, but I’ve been hanging in there. This has helped greatly:

three fingers neat.

I would like to thank Adam for keeping the whiskey stocked in the house and Ebony for passing on that three fingers neat will cure anything that ails you. Although, I will tell you that right after taking the picture above, I accidentally kicked the whiskey INTO the tub. Bathing in it does not have the same effect as drinking it. FYI.

Besides that, I’ve just been spending a lot of time with these guys:

Rock Stars. All of them.

So far, I’ve been shuttling between my mom’s house on LI (where I officially live and mooch) and Adam’s in the Bronx (where I UNOFFICIALLY live and mooch). However, in about a month and a half, I will be officially be MOVING IN WITH ADAM :) After nearly three years, I finally broke him down. :-P

So hey, it’s not all bad, right? ;)