Thursday, June 28, 2007

26 Weeks

I'm enormous

And Marley is adorable.

This is hardly scientific...

"It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 249 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it."

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(X) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
( ) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
( )13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(X) Joe Dirt
(X) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Die Another Day
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
(X) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number SlevIn
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremecy
(X) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
( ) Independence Day
(X) Cujo
(X) A Bronx Tale
(X) Darkness Falls
(X) Christine
(X) E.T.
(X) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(X) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X)The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
( ) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(X) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
(X) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
(X) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
(X) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
( ) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
(X) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
(X) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
(X) Army of Darkness
( ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
(X) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal
( ) Twister
(X) Liar Liar
( ) Armageddon
( ) Benchwarmers
( ) Passion of the Christ
( ) Man of the Year
( ) Casino Royale
( ) Night at the Museum
(X) School of Rock

My total is 124. Truly, there are a lot of crappy movies on here that I'm embarassed to admit I've seen. But I hardly think this means I have no life. How does one equate watching movies with having no life? I'm waiting for the book list that says, "if you've read over 5 of the following 1000 books you have no life."

Sunday, June 24, 2007


I started and finished these this weekend. It took less than one skein of Malabrigo. I like 'em.

Friday, June 22, 2007

No Sir, I Don't Like It.

Dammit! I had the heel done for my new RPM socks, tried it on and saw this:

What is going on with the heel?!? Let's take a closer look.

Agh!!! It's all wierd and pointy! This was my first time making a short row heel, and I have to say it sort of sucked. Not that I won't try again some other time, but I think the reinforcement thread really made the pointy issue worse here. So I frogged the heel and started a good ol' trusty flap heel. Sigh.

This is what I felt like upon having to start the heel over:

This was Marley's reaction when I kept trying to take a picture of him in his kennel this weekend. I never got the photo I wanted though. Why was I pestering the poor guy so much? Well, take a look at this photo.

Notice anything in this photo that wasn't in the last? That's right. That blue tube thing is there! Well, when Josh and I got home from the store on Saturday, we saw Marley in his kennel with that blue tube stuck on his arm. He's covering it with his head in the first pic. He was super embarassed that he got his toy stuck on his arm. It wasn't really "stuck" though. When he stood up, it fell right off. Thus the second photo. I think I made him feel worse with the camera and all the hysterical laughing, but it was so damn funny. I wish I'd gotten a better pic.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Final SP10 Contest! Three Yarns...

So the final SP10 contest requires I list three yarns I'm dying to get my hands on... I don't have specific types, per say, but here's what I'd like to try out:

1. Qiviet--but really, who doesn't want this?
2. Targhee wool
3. Corriedale

I have not yet tried any of these, although Corriedale, or even Targhee for that matter, is not all that difficult to find. They are a little on the pricey side, especially the Qiviet (!), so they're on the wish list rather than in the stash.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Anniversary celebration

So yesterday was our anniversary. One whole year. Seems like longer, but I'm sure that's because we've actually been together for six years.

We woke up yesterday and decided to have our wedding cake for breakfast. Here it is before being cut:

It was surprisingly good for having sat in the freezer for a year. No freezer burn or anything. It DID taste kinda like it had some liqour in it, which it didn't last year, but it was still good. The only kinda yucky thing about it--and it wasn't even yucky, really--was that the cake itself was a little dry. But I'm tellin' ya, it was STILL better than most fresh wedding cake I've had. I think that's a testament to the incredible baker we had. Yummy, yummy.

Last night we had dinner at the Melting Pot. We don't usually go for chain restaurants, but I love fondue like crazy, and we enjoy the Melting Pot a great deal. I was a little sad I couldn't eat as much as I wanted to. I kept trying to convince Eli to move down so I'd have more room in my tummy for the deliciousness. He would not cooperate.

Josh gave me a gift for our "paper" anniversary. He's so sweet and romantic. Unlike him, I did not buy a gift because I'm lame and I didn't think we were exchanging gifts. I told him this and he insisted I not go out and buy him something because, he says, my gifts for him are always so awesome and he's trying to catch up. I think he's wrong about the awesomesness of his gifts for me. Check it out:

It's a do-it-yourself photo album from Paper Source! I'd been eyeing this for almost a year now. He picked out the paper and book tape for the project. He knows how much I love those colors. They're sort of our wedding colors. The photo album is to be for pictures of just the two of us and he wants us to pick the photos together. I told you he was romantic.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Anniversary! June 17!!!

I know it's a day early...

Every day I love you more. Happy Anniversary Josh!

Just Another Saturday in Craftopolis

Today was a busy day for crafting. I finally finished the anklets I started MONTHS ago. Really, what happened was not at all surprising. I excitedly finished sock #1, only to fail to cast on #2. I cast on the second this last monday and finished it today. That sock did not want me to knit, but I perservered and finished it. I'm a trooper. Here they are, knit with the Interlacements Toasty Toes I received from a swap pal:

I also spent a good portion of this afternoon dying my fool head off. I dyed a bunch of cloth diapers and some onesies. Since diapers aren't all that exciting, here's the onesies, in the same colors:

I also used the extra onesie from the 5-pack to try my hand at tie-dye. It's my first attempt since my actual first attempt at age 9. It turned out much better than the shirt I tried to do the summer before fifth grade. I guess I've learned a few things with age.

It was freakin' BRIGHT out today, in case you weren't blinded by the photos.

Speaking of onesies... I ordered a couple from artopiary and they finally arrived yesterday.

The pink girly one is not for Eli (Yep, it's official. Baby = Elijah Eugene.), it's for a baby stuff swap I'm participating in. I hope she likes it. I LOVE it. I also love Eli's onesie, the frog is adorable. But even cuter...


Friday, June 15, 2007

R.I.P. Loomis 2004-2007

A few years ago, while I was public defendin' down in St. Louis, I bought a beta fish for my office. My co-workers and I named him Loomis. Loomis was a very angry beta. He would puff his gills out whenever you stuck your finger in his bowl, or stared at him too long, things we enjoyed doing. The only thing he seemed to love was a picture of Josh I kept by his bowl. He would stare at it for minutes at a time all day.

When I left St. Louis, I left Loomis, as well as the picture of Josh, with my former co-workers. I have received periodic updates on Loomis, most of which entailed tragedy and comedy--one which told the story of the day he randomly jumped out of his bowl and was found shortly afterward on the floor--but the saddest of all came today.


"It is a very sad day around here. We are sorry to have to tell you that Loomis has passed on. He was a great fish and office mascot. We have never heard of a betta lasting as long as Loomis did. He lasted about three years.

"I will never forget that time he tried to take his own life. It was a cry for help and we answered that cry. He was very happy until the very end. He did have some health problems in his last year but with constant care he came through it like a champ. Mostly thanks to Mickey.

"Other fish are treated like they don't have feelings, we knew Loomis better. We could tell when he was happy or sad or mostly MAD.

"Here is the drawing I did when he jumped out.

"We will miss our Loomis. Bob"

Sunday, June 10, 2007

24 Weeks & the Nursery So Far

I'm totally bigger. And I can really feel it. One night last week ke was kicking me quite a bit and Josh put his hand on my belly to feel the kick. The little guy kicked pretty hard and Josh actually whipped his hand away, looked at me very surprised and said, "that was hard!" I laughed and told him, I know, since I can feel it too. It was so funny and cute though how shocked Josh was by the distinct feeling of a kick. He'd felt him kick one other time, but it was pretty light.

I worked on the nursery this weekend. We bought a dresser/changing table at Ikea and some wall decals, so we wouldn't have to put a bunch of stuff on the walls. The decals come off easily, so they won't bother our landlord. I think they look awesome.

When the room is finished, I'll take some pics to post here. Right now, though, it's kind of a mess other than the crib area.

Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm a Real Class Act

Your Score: Carole Lombard

You scored 16% grit, 14% wit, 38% flair, and 47% class!

You're a little bit of a fruitcake, but you always act out in style. You have a good sense of humor, are game for almost anything, but you like to have nice things about you and are attracted to the high life. You're stylish and modern, but you've got a few rough edges that keep you from attaining true sophistication. Your leading men include William Powell, Fredric March, and Clark Gable. Watch out for small planes.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Baby Sweater #5!

Here's my latest baby sweater. I finally seamed it on Monday. Stupid seaming.

The color and style matches one of Josh's shirts, so I'll have to remember to get a photo of the two of them together in their matching shirts.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Big Weekend!

My dad and step-mom came to visit Josh and I this weekend. I gave my dad his hand-spun hat. Here he is modeling it:

Yeah, that's where my pretty blue eyes come from. He likes the hat, which is good.

They brought their puppy to visit too. Her name is Lily and she's a 12-week old English Bulldog. She and Marley played all weekend. Here are a few excerpts:

In case it's not obvious from the above posts, here's their size difference:

And here's my favorite shot of Lily from this weekend:

She tired Marley out quite a bit. He was like this all day Sunday.

Also, yesterday I got another package from my SP10 pal. Here's what was inside!

A book for the baby

And some stitch markers for me! They spell my name.

Thank you Secret Pal! You are so sweet and I love the package!

Monday, June 04, 2007

SP10 Flash Your Stash Contest.

Okay, this is quite embarassing, but here goes:

Side table full of yarn I don't plan on using any time soon, but not hated enough to go into storage boxes...

Recently purchased yarns and semi-finished projects

Odds and ends

Under the bed box of random yarn, which is kept under our futon

Sock yarns and a few random yarns

Sock yarn


Sock yarn and laceweight



Alpaca roving

Vintage camel, alpaca and cashmere given to me by a friend

One of my current projects in my project bag

Brand new yarn waiting to be put away

Not pictured: Two boxes in storage and two under the bed boxes which are under my bed and a pain to get out.

That is all. So far.