Monday, August 28, 2006

Quiz Time!

What Monty Python Sketch Character are you?

You are the Abuse Clerk! You dish out verbal (and some physical!) abuse all day long as the customer keeps payin'! Aaah...such satisfying work!
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bad Blogger

I admit - I've been a bad blogger. I've been too tired and busy the last few weeks to worry about my poor blog. So - randomness today! And on Random Wednesday, too.
  • My little brother is getting married in a week and a half. I'm very excited! I like his fiancee, I've never been to New Mexico before, and I get a couple days off work (and maybe there will be time for knitting). Yeah!
  • I've been working on a lot of small knitting presents. My latest nephew was born last week (12 lbs.) and I made him some booties and a Mason-Dixon bib. I'm also making some things for my brother's wedding present. Then I need to make presents for my next nephew who's due next month.
  • I did finish the first Jaywalker sock last week. I'll probably cast on for its mate before my trip. Pictures will be posted after both socks are complete. I do love this sock and can't wait until I have two so that I can wear them.
  • I cast on for the first Lorelei's dad's sock (about 4 or 5 times). This will also travel to NM with me.
  • The Irish Hiking scarf is going to move to the top of the list soon. I want it finished before it gets cold.
  • Lantern Moon sent me a replacement for my broken needle. Yeah!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

TV This Week

I normally don't watch many reality shows. There are only about 3 or 4 that I ever watch and 2 of them had finales this week. Yeah!

Hell's Kitchen
I didn't watch all of the finale episode (yet), but I did see the end. Heather had been my favorite from the first episode and I am sooooo happy that she won. If Virginia and her boobs had won, I'm sure that I would not be watching next season (if there is one). I'm glad that G. Ramsey wasn't fooled into giving the restaurant to Virginia since she was totally incompetent from the beginning. So Congratulations Heather! It's fun when your favorite wins.

So You Think You Can Dance
First of all, I was really happy with the final four dancers. I would have been happy if any one of them won. Donyelle had been my favorite since the beginning (and the only person that I've gotten on the phone to vote for). I had a feeling for a few weeks that Benji would win and I like Benji so I'm still happy with the finale. And I keep telling myself that at least now Donyelle doesn't have to dance with Celine Dion for a year. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. That said, the finale was way too long. I enjoyed seeing some of the dances again, but there were too many. Too many musical guests (what is that Fergie song about anyway?). Too much audition footage for the millionth time. I did find it interesting that there are versions of this show in many different countries.

Prison Break season 2 starts next week. I missed the season finale last Spring and I had been hoping that they would replay it before the new season starts, but it looks like I'm out of luck. I may try to see if I can get just the last episode from Blockbuster this weekend. Vanished premieres next week also. I wasn't planning on watching it, but I may take a look if there's nothing else on.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Hello Internets!!!

Hello to all in blogland. I've missed you, too. The insane heat coupled with a week of work training (far from my computer) have kept me from blogging for a while. Also from reading other people's blogs (very sad), but I'm slowly catching up on my writing and will soon catch up on my knitting and blogging.

Picovoli is complete except for the weaving of ends. Of course it's a little too hot to wear it now, but I'll try to finish it up this weekend if only to get it out of my knitting basket. I did take a picture already, but the picture is sitting on Lorelei's Dad's computer and I need to get it. I'll post the picture soon.

Jaywalker #1 - I have about 1/4 of an inch left before I start the toe. This should also be finished up this weekend. In addition to starting #2, I'm thinking about starting some socks for Lorelei's Dad. I already have the yarn and he wants plain boring socks (not that there's anything wrong with that), so I'm going to try to start them soon.

I'm still working on the Irish Hiking Scarf (occasionally). I've got about 57 inches complete of the requested 72 (or alternately, 3 1/2 balls of yarn out of 5).

I've frogged the sock from hell and requested a replacement needle from Lantern Moon. Soon I'll be able to put the whole incident behind me. I think I'll start looking for a new pattern for the hell socks so there won't be any traces of hell left. So any sock pattern suggestions for KnitPicks Simple Stripes yarn?