Monday, February 26, 2007

I-Tunes Survey - Get to Know me through my Music

iTunes Survey - Wow, some of these nail it right on the head, it's kind of scary.

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense.

Will it be ok?
10,000 miles – Mary Chapin Carpenter

How are you feeling today?
Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

How do your friends see you?
Going Back to Cali – LL Cool Jay

Will you get married?
Name – Goo Goo Dolls
(it’s GC though)

What is your best friend's theme song?
Nothing – From Chrous Line Soundtrack (original)

What is the story of your life?
Love Fool – The Cardigans

What is high school like?
Love and Affecttion - Nelsons

How can you get ahead in life?
Don’t Tread on Me - Metallica

What is the best thing about your friends?
I Want to Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler

What is tonight going to be like?
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

What is in store for the remainder of this weekend?
It feels Good – Tony Toni Tone

What song describes you?
Come on Eillen – Frosh
(I used to dance and sing this at the top of my lungs back in the day)

To describe your grandparents?
Blurry – Puddle of Mudd
(Very apropos as I didn’t really know them)

How is your life going?
With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker

What song will they play at your funeral?
I say a Little Prayer for You – Sung By Rupert Everett and Cast of “My Best Friend’s Wedding)(Can I sing along too???)

How does the world see you?
Hit Em’ Upstyle – Blu Cantrell

Will you have a happy life?
Don’t Rock the Jukebox – Alan Jackson
(sounds good to me!!!)

What do your friends really think of you?
Pretty Fly for a White Guy - Off Spring

Do people secretly lust after you?
Baby Likes to Rock – The Tractors

How can I make myself happy?
Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
(OK, I’m Doing it and smiling)

What should you do with your life?
Arms Wide Open - Creed

Will you ever have children?
The Morning After – The Prodigals

What will be played at your wedding?
Still the One – Shania Twain
(and he always will be)

What will life after death be like?
Connected – Stereo MC’s

Getting to Know me - MEME

I borrowed this from someone's post on Lime & Violet's index.

Location: New Jewrsey
Astrological Sign: Virgo-Libra Cusp (boy did I get screwed)
Pets: None to speak of

When I play monopoly I am always the: Car

Five things always in my purse/backpack:
1. wallet
2. Knitting project
3. Lip Balm
4. PDA
5. Junk!!!!

Five things always in my Fridge:
1. Ketchup
2. String Cheese
3. Propel

4. Crystal Light Iced Tea
5. condiments (dressings, mustard…etc.)

Five things always in my closet:
1. Sweats
2. Yarn
3. Junk
4. T-shirts
5. Purses

Five things on my desk:
1. hand sanitizer
2. oversized coffee cup
3. red swingline stapler (I could set the building on fire...)
4. Picture of me and DH on wedding day
5. Post-it Pop-up notes

Five movies I could watch over and over:
1. Guarding Tess
2. Gone in Sixty Seconds
3. Lake House
4. Office Space
5. Con Air

Five places I have traveled and love:
1. Tahiti
2. St. Martin
3. Madrid (with DH)
4. San Francisco
5. Chicago

Five Secret Addictions:
1. Yarn (well, that’s not really a secret)
2. text messages
4. Bed Bath and Beyond
5. Purses

Five Annoyances:
2. Bad Customer Service
3. Nasty bosses
4. Slow Drivers
5. Tom Cruise

Five Fears:
1. Spiders
2. Jason (Friday 13th) & Michael Meyers (Halloween)
3. Being Fat (again)
4. The dark

5. Loneliness

Five Facts About You:
1. Happily Married
2. My family was very 2007 in 1980
3. I got mono in kindergarten
4. I have the lowest pain threshold on the face of the planet
5. When I get into something I enjoy, I don’t do it half-assed, I do it and give it everything I have….like knitting

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Guarding Tess......

Is it just me, or is Guarding Tess just one of the best movies ever made.? Shirely MacLaine and Nicholas Cage just play so well off of each other. Although I do have to say I usually am up for a good Nick Cage film, he's just very good at what he does. When he takes on a character, he not only gives it personality he runs with it and makes it unique. I'm also a big City of Angels and GONE IN 60 SECONDS fan (obviously a big fan of the later). If you're with me, chime in here!

Oh wait, lets not forget Con Air, in which he stars along side of my husband to be John Cusack!!!! Oh to have been a fly on those walls.....hmmmmmm.....


Monday, February 19, 2007

Nintendo WII

OMG!!!!! DH and I got WII, and have been furiously been playing tennis either against the machine, or against each other. Well, we are now both realizing how OUT OF SHAPE we are. A video game is actually making us ache in places we didn't know were possible. We are no both doing major stretching before we play so that we do not really injure ourselves. If that last line isn't the funniest, I don't know what is then. This is the wave of the gaming future. Get off the couch and kick some Nintendo ass!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A Chorus Line!!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

SO, February 14th finally came, and here it was teeming ice and snow. How were we ever going to make it into the city to see "A Chorus Line"? I was going to go come hell or high water, and my wonderful DH (who BTW got the tickets within a week of me telling him I wanted to go and that it was back on Broadway) knew that nothing but an emergency room visit for me, and maybe not even that wouldn't stop me. I was going to go see my favorite of favorite musicals once again. The first time I saw it, my parents (my mother and my step-mother at that time, no longer) took me as a surprise for my 12th birthday. When I say surprise, no one told me, when we got into the cab to the theater, I had to wait outside until they gave the driver the destination, and they blindfolded me!!! OH MY. I was in the 1st or 2nd row orchestra, right up front where I could see every movement and almost feel the sweat. They finally took the blind fold off after waiting a few minutes, in the seat, and then they asked if I knew where we were and what we were seeing, and I had no clue, but was hoping. When the music started, I knew every word to every song, and sang along silently, happily. I was so entranced with everything that was going on in front of my face it was as if I was in another world.

My husband told me two weeks ago that he had gotten the tickets for the show when I was having a moment of pure sadness, and this gave me the joy of a child. I couldn't believe that not only was he listening to what I had said about going, but he too wanted it to be a special event for me, to make my last viewing become a new beginning for us to share together. I have been so excited since e told me, I told everyone I met, and then couldn't remember who I had told, so most likely told several people over and over again. The night he told me I immediately went down to the computer and downloaded the original soundtrack to my i-pod, and listened to it everyday all day long, every word of every song came flowing back into my mind like a long lost friend. I do have my favorites, although I love all of it. I love "At the Ballet" and "Nothing" they are so moving and full of words and feelings that are so real to me, and I've been thinking that maybe that is why I had such an attachment to that musical like I've never felt for any music since. I used to go to sleep listening to it every night, and dance to it every day. I also love the song "I Can Do That", what a feeling it must be to just know that you have what it takes to do something that you've just watched and envied from a-far.

We got to the theater with plenty of time, and DH had gotten 3rd row center Orchestra seats (OMG, OMG!!!!). I was like that little girl who saw it last on September 23, 1984, and now again on February 14, 2007 with the one I love to make new experiences and hope that he too could get the feelings and joy that I had from it. The lights dimmed, the cast came on, and just like that 12yr old girl back in 1984, I silently sung along to every song wanting to scream out the words to the songs I loved. Holding DH's hand, and bobbing my head and tapping his hand along with the music, he knew I was happy, and that he was able to bring this kind of joy back into my life again. When he started to laugh at one of the scenes, I knew he too was drawn into the musical, as much as me, I doubt it, but the little girl who was next to me with her father was feeling the same thing as me, and knew all the words, and knew when something was to fast or too slow. She was 1o and had already seen it 3x (including last night), and when I asked her what her favorite songs were, she said the same ones as mine. It was wonderful! Last night was such a dream. The movement, the music, and the company I was with made it that way.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's a girl

My sister-in-law found out yesterday that she's having a girl. Yeah me, there's so much more to knit for a girl. But poor nieces, they so wanted a boy, but I think they will take whatever they get and be very happy. My nieces comes here after school on Monday's, and one of them (I have to say the blabber mouth of the two) comes running upstairs, and haws and hums in front of my bed and says with this sheepish grin on her face, "Do you know what were having, it's a..." I stop her at that point and say hold on let me call mommy first. I called my SIL and asked if she wanted to tell me or if it was OK for Gemma to tell me, and she said well, it's a girl, but let her tell you, and I said, "Ok, what are you having, and Gem says, "IT"S A GIRL!!!!!". She was so excited, she could wait to help me pick out a pattern for the baby blanket. She points t this scarf that I made, the Irish Hiking Scarf and says, "I want the blanket to have these in it.", pointing to the cables. I'm like OMG, but say, "OK". What am I going to do. I don't want to do one like I did for my cousin, I want a new challenge, but something cool with cables, and definitely plushly, lusciously, delectable. I am actually going to run out to s-n-s and go through it all with Sheila, so I must run.

Ene's Scarf

I will blog more soon, I've been a little depressed lately. A lot of family issues, and a lot of freakin' frogging of this pattern I saw in Scarf Style "Ene's Scarf" by Nancy Bush. When I first saw it I was in pure AWE, and said maybe one day I will get up to doing something like that, and suddenly last week I realized I had 500yds of Brooks Farm Yarns Duet, which was the perfect gauge, and said what the hell. Well, what the hell wasn't as easy as I thought. It calls for a cast on of 375, I didn't read that it was a knitted cast on, but I found out it really doesn't make a difference, but so far I have cast on for it oh lets just roughly say 8 times. I kept getting to the end and having either too many stitches left over, or not enough, and the mistake was so far back it was not worth ripping stitch by stitch, just the whole thing. Finally the other night I DID IT, I finished the first row accurately. Yeah me. I started the second row, and low and behold I screwed up, but I was able to fix it without riping the whole thing out. (I have taken measures to never make that mistake again), but while finishing the row, my damn Denise's fell apart, I swear the connector just popped, and off came the damn stitches. Well, no turning back from ripping the whole damn thing. So I recast yesterday 2x, and got to the end and no freakin go. Well, I recast on last night, and started fresh this morning, and voila I now have two finished rows. Yeah me. Here I cam lacey shawl!!! Beware I will stop at nothing, nothing to finish you at some point in my life.

At What Point Does Leagality Get Thrown out the Window

Apparently if you are a cop who pulls over a stripper then ejaculates all over them. Apparently the cop in this case in Orange County California WAS considered above the law by the 12 people, mostly men who sat on the jury in this case. If you believe that this is a crime, and he should have been punished for it please place this info on your blog so that others can read it, and it can be read by a nation that will hopefully be dumbstruck at how stupid and irreverant a jury can sometimes be. This man is a predator and will most likey do it again. He should have been punished for the heanous crime he committed against a female victim, and she is a vitim, no matter WHAT her job is. One's job should not make some, the person makes them.

I got the above information from Warm with Love's Blog. I started reading her Blogs yes that is a plural) after listening to the latest Lime & Violet Podcast on i-tunes.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lot's of Stuff Going On

I'm back......well, sort of. I don't really have a lot to say, or specifically write, but I wanted to place a few updates. I am currently in the midst of final getting to know who I am, and not who people have been telling me who I am, or was. I'm learning a lot of things, and my DH is standing right there by my side, it couldn't get any better than that. I'm doing a lot of knitting, it keeps me busy, when I'm not running errands, and doing the important things in life, like taking care of myself. My commitments for this week are very real and important to both DH and me, I am going to (slowly, but efficiently) clean our room and make it not only comfortably livable for both of us, but a place where I can feel comfortable having people in it. It's something that is LONG over due, but what else in life is there to truly enjoy procrastinating over but cleaning?

I've finished a few projects, I'm getting very close to fulfilling some of my New Year's resolutions. I finished my aunts Malagaitor, I finished my cousins baby blanket (he's being delivered this afternoon by my favorite Dr. in the world, so I know my cousin is in good hands), I finished my tie one on, and I have also finished the Irish Hiking Scarf (that was the only item I felt absolutely NO accomplishment on, but I guess it's because of the original intended recipient no longer wanting to be a part of my life, but instead I am going to donate it to charity which will make it much more meaningful anyway). I am finishing the heel of my sock, I know slow, but it's coming.

I've sent out all of the packages to my family to start knitting for my cousins baby blanket (I'm on color two of 7, so I've got to get working). I also need to finish the baby blanket for Daniella, my DH's cousins wife whom I love, she's expecting a girl in March. I also have to finish the blanket for Jen, one of my DH's closest friends wife who is also due soon. The fall was a very busy season for a few friends as you can tell, and that makes this a very busy season for me.

Well, back to the ol' sweatshop (as DH calls it), but I love it. I'll try to take some pics of things to post. Everyone be WELL.

SP9 Final gift

I got my final package from my secret pal (who won't reveal herself), but thank you to whom ever you are. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of everything, but I can tell you everything that was in the package. I got the package the other day, I was feeling a bit down, as I have been a lot lately (but that's how things go), and I was excited to open it up, when I turned it slightly to cut the tape all of these glittery little hearts came streaming out all over my bedroom floor, I was a little shocked, but moved the box over the garbage to continue opening things. The first thing I came upon was hand made socks in my favorite colorway, blue with a little teal and green (I have them on right now), then I got to the pink mug she got me, and a tea sampler to go with it, (and yes I do like tea) the new Josh Groban CD (looking forward to playing that), some red sock yarn that she hand rolled into workable balls (she read that I had stared to do the sock thing), there were two tea candles (pink of course with a lovely scent (I've already used them) I used them in conjunction with the relaxation bath salts that she sent, but have not yet tried the hand cream (which I am addicted to, constantly putting it on). So to who ever you might be, thank you very much for your wonderful gift, I am very appreciative of the thought and time that you put into the last package. I just LOVE pink.