Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fun with hot cats

no, not HOT cats, but cats that are hot, heat-wise. Put an ice cube in their water dish. Mulder loves this. He actually will come running if you open the freezer looking for ice cubes for his water. Then he comes looking for another one when it's melted. Beware though, if your cat is like Mulder, he will do this every 4 minutes. And pretend he is now dying without the ice cube.
Tracie suggested that Buffy would become a movie made without Joss Whedon. This makes me ill. Leave Buffy alone. Do not touch the Buff.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buffy revisited

Because there is absolutely nothing on tv this summer, I've started to revisit Buffy. Started with season 1, episode 1, gonna go all the way thru. There are a few things I must not have paid attention to that first time though, like why do they never say how she knew she was a slayer before coming to Sunnydale? And I forgot Darla was in that 1st ever episode. And what the heck is up with Angel? How young was he?????
Kinda fun. Good knitting tv anyway.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

um.... where are the shoes?

So I came home today and right by the back door there is a rug that all the shoes are on. No shoes. Not a one. Kinda thought maybe a shoe bandit, but wasn't sure. Thought probably Eric instead. yep. Went upstairs and in our closet are all of the shoes. HIS are all nicely put away, MINE are all dumped on the floor in a heap. Not really sure what possessed him, but I'm sure it was a bizarre fit of cleaning that I don't understand, nor do I want to. So, the 4 pairs that I wear every week came back downstairs to the rug. Not sure if there will be a freak out about the shoes when he gets home, but seriously, I don't wear shoes in the house. I wear them outside. Which is why they are by the DOOR TO THE OUTSIDE. Not in the bedroom closet, I don't wear the shoes in there.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A few truths

1. give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. send a girl brownies, and she eats half the pan in a day.
2. if you eat half a pan of brownies in a day, you will have to poop. More than usual. This is usually an inconvenient issue.
3. said woman will still come home and "negotiate" brownies for "dessert". "dinner" was cheese and crackers with a bit of cat spit because Mulder likes cheese and crackers too.
4. No knitting will be done because sugar high has induced an inordinate amount of "organizing". I had to find my stitch dictionary. But then I had to cast off the baby blanket. And I haven't finished the sideways scarf yet. And oh crap mom's thingy is still right there on the floor. and Mulder needs his shot. you get the point.
5. If you get an email from brownie-maker-sender that asks if "honestly" they were good, no amount of CAPS LOCK works to evoke enough emotion. Offer to send pics of half gone pan and bloated tummy to prove point.
6. After telling numerous coworkers about how awesome brownies are, they wonder out loud if knitter-brownie-sender didn't maybe include a "special" ingredient in brownies, and begin to wonder yourself because this is the 2nd blog about said brownies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The oddball leader afghan trade has started. There are 7 of us all participating in creating each other our very own afghans. I sent mine off, and got Holly's today. All I can say is that girl knew that chocolate is good. very very good.

I can also tell you that for the 1st time in years I was stumped by a statement I got from my insurance company on the charges for the Implana. I am hardly ever stumped anymore by insurance craziness. Turns out there is this new-fangled thingy that is "in network but tier 2" nonsense. You know it's nonsense when the rep on the phone totally agrees with you that it should have been "in network tier 1" whatever the heck that is. Shows me not to be all "ladeedah I work in insurance this will be covered 100% I don't have to call ahead ladeedah".


I have been put in my place.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Xmas knitting

Yes, I have started my Christmas knitting. I know this sounds crazy to you non-knitting people, but to us knitters, I'm actually probably starting late. One project is in the starting stages, and the rest are in the planning/yarn accumulating stages. Yesterday picked up the yarn for one project at Crafty Planet's sale section. One of my projects is a serious stash-busting project, 10 skeins of yarn that I've had for this particular project for about 4 years now. It's about 1/4 of the way thru. I plan to put all the projects into a plastic bag with the pattern and the yarn, and label the outside of the bag. I tried that a few years ago and it didn't go so well, so I will try again.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Overhwelmingly happy

I finally found Beth Rose this week. I've been looking for this girl for so long, I'd really given up. She was part of the 3 Musketteers of my bff's in our senior year of high school, and one of the only people from high school that i've missed. I finally found her on facebook yesterday and today we spent 2 hrs chatting. I can't tell you how happy I am to have heard from her.
Weirdness tho. The last time I laid eyes on her we were innocent crushy high school girls. She has 2 kids, is divorced, etc. I've never thought about how much I've changed since then, but it really hit me talking to her. We've changed, gone thru life, but shit we're still the same. We both even still have the same haircuts as high school. Chatting with her has made me both feel my age and feel younger at the same time. I seriously wanted to get in the car and go drive to Milwaukee right now and go write things that seem to have great meaning on your bedroom wall in marker.
Miss the crap out of you Beth. So happy to have talked to you today.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I bought a new car!!!!

I am so excited it's like christmas! Ever since Eric bought his new car I've been wanting to trade mine in. It was either that or put some serious tire, brake and other $ into the one I have. So I found a great car! It's a 2002 Jetta Wagon turbo thingamagigger!

The thing about buying a car, like buying a house is, the price is never the price. When all is done, you are spending about 50$ more a month than you originally thought because of the tax, the licence, the extended warranty (they talked me into a 3 year 3000 mile covers everything warranty because really, on a German car, those thingers can be expensive.) Even though I got the warranty for 300$ less than originally offered because I bargained a bit, interest rates suck right now for used cars, 2 banks I called won't even give out car loans on used cars anymore!

Anyhooooo.... I ended up spending about 200$ a month for 4years, with no penalty for paying off early, which I plan to do. I've been really good about getting my credit card down to under $1000, so I should be ok.

And I'm already smitten with this car. One funny thing though. I've never had a car that had power ANYTHING. The Tracer didn't even have a tape player, neither did the Tercel, and the LTD didn't have anything power that worked. So I go to get in this car to test drive, and it has every-freaking-thing. A moon roof for goodness sakes! POWER everything! I go to adjust the mirrors, and I start pushing the buttons, and they don't move the mirrors, so I tell the sales guy they're broken. He says "you have to turn on the car". I could've died. And because this is a foreign car, the console is all different. For a while on the highway I wondered why I wasn't going over 20 MPH, then I realized it was the RPM's. And I was doing 70. OOPPSEY.

And then the guy tried to call me on my cell phone and I never use it so I don't know what it sounds like so the whole time it's ringing I kept wondering why the fax machine was ringing.

Yep. It took my mom 10 years to get a VCR. I blame it on her.