Saturday, December 06, 2008

What I have done with my life

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - in elementary school
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon -maybe in march
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - in progress I am learning spanish to a better extent
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted - it wasn't very good sad to say it was a new art student
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud - everyday and I get paid for it!!
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving - no that is Josh
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter - I have sat in one
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - I have seen the "lincoln memorial" in wyoming
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades - I have driven by it
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - It wasn't really broken just squished
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury -my first jury duty is this monday
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake -I walked in it
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee - only a wasp
100. Read an entire book in one day

Monday, November 03, 2008

Somebody has a case of the mondays

So night after a ling day consists of this:

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This is me after a few.

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My coworker and me.

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My coworker and me when the bartender takes the picker for us!!

Lets just say it has been a long day and I couldn't find a liquor store. If you need more details let me know and i will dispense them as need. *hiccup* (yes I was really hiccuping throughout this entore post.........

Bed timee

Good night

(yarn spinning on how it is made.....WOW!!!)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Fun

At work we had a pumpkin carving contest. The pumpkin I carved received the third place trophy.
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On Halloween I put Rangers sweater on him that I knitted and we handed out candy. I had to use our backup sweater from last year (the shark sweater) because I was unable to find the one I made him this year. Later I found out Josh had it in the washer.....*sigh*

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

I Voted!

Kelly John and I went to vote today.

We were suppose to be there around 7 am....however, I woke up late so we did not get there until 8am. The line was already oh so long. Luckily, Kelly and I brought knitting to work on. I worked on two of my Christmas gifts for this year. I would have finished the cowl but i ran out of yarn :( So I got to work on the AWESOME Irish Hiking scarf take 2 (this one is for my dad). Kelly casted on sock in the car and got to about the heel turn before we got into vote. While waiting in line we must have heard the same line at least 20 times. "You are going to be finished with that before you get to the front of the line." Yeah funny the first 10 times....after that we just laughed and agreed. All in all it was a good morning. I know after voting I came home and took a much needed nap.

Friday, September 19, 2008


My pirate name is:
Black Mary Flint
Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!
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Monday, September 01, 2008

What if's.....

So I took a career match by color test and well this is what I got...


The Dewey Color System® is the world's first and only validated, color-based personality career testing instrument. Based on our experience and your interests, your best suited occupations are listed below.

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR
Key Words:

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category
Key Words
Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive
These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

So yeah for those of you that know me I almost went to art school. I was accepted and everything. During the summer I decided that I probably would be better off if I went to a regular college first to see if there was another career path I would like to follow.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Watch out for lions

Your result for The Let's Parler French Test...

33% LikelyToSurvive!

You scored 33% Likely To Survive in a French-speaking country.

Obviously, you get some negative points if you say 'shit' instead of thank you, or 'fuck off' instead of sorry!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

so umm yeah....

Lets just leave it at this....I have worked a lot (A LOT!) over the last 2 months. And I am getting tired of cleaning up after stupid people. I don't care if you think you are smart. Despite what you think you freakin do not know everything!

*sigh* long day.....

Saturday, July 19, 2008


My trip to kansas went by very well. I was able to give everyone their last 2 years of christmas present!
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Little Don loved his fuzzy feet

Pies from the Pie lady
We had some pies from the Pie Lady. The blueberry was to DIE for.

Yarn Shop and More
I found a local yarn store close to my dad's house and went there the monday before I flew out.

Yarn Shop and More
Sheep in the window!

This week I have been working in St. Petersburg again. We went out one night and saw Elvis! Let me assure you that it was pretty awesome.


You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Procrastination is my middle name

I should be:
  • Doing laundry
  • Cleaning the kitchen (few glasses hanging out and floor needs to be cleaned)
  • Packing for my trip
Instead I am:
  • Checking people's blogs
  • playing around on ravelry
  • Not being productive

I did let the cats into their cat aquarium. They are enjoying the nice post rain weather.
I think i am going to get started with the laundry seeing all of the clean towels are sitting in the dryer just begging to be put away!

Last night I did get a bunch of sock yarn wound into cakes at Kelly's house while watching a movie. There were only a few mishaps with not paying enough attention to the yarn. All was saved though. I also brought over my massive bag o' death. Kelly and John got to see the last two years of Christmas present that I will be handing out next week. I also got my dad's kitchen towel knitted up last night. I just need to find a button that is white, blue, or light brown to sew on it!! (Pictures have not been taken of the towel yet. That is also on the to do list) I also noticed that Casey's (FYI: my sisters youngest daughter) scarf would not work for her anymore. So I searched and found Kelly's Paton Decor yarn from the stash box and casted on the mistake rib scarf. I am a few inches into it and so far it is turning out nicely.

Well back to work *sigh*

Update: I found a button for the towel. Will sew it on at knitting tonight (Kelly make sure you bring a needle in case I can not find mine.)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Searching Meme

Searching Meme

1. sandy beach - ore is it?, 2. Tour Eiffel Snack Bento, 3. 1994 BHS Marquee, 4. Boat, 5. 1 March 2007, 6. Tropical smoothie & breakfast cookie, 7. Burg Eltz, Germany, 8. volcano cake, 9. LOVE, PICS & GEOLOGY, 10. Watching the fireworks, 11. Step by step… steadily ♫♫, 12. 100_1701

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Friday, May 30, 2008

smothered to death

So I just started on the second color repeat of the ripple blanket.
Ripple Blanket

I have taken yesterday and today off (sick days). For some reason ALL of the animals have felt the need to be right next to/on me at all times. But they don't care that I am not feeling good.


And here is a quick picture from work on Wednesday. We cam across three of these little guys. Each encounter they seem to be bigger. This was the last one we cam across.

Black widow

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Let me start off by saying I love short work weeks. It is already like half over! That is something that I need right about now. My knee started acting up on me again last friday. Every now and then it will bug me but not like that. I couldn't walk on it at all. In fact it is still bothering me today. I did not let it affect the fishing trip. It was awesome! I ended up getting 5 fish and a whole lotta sun!!

Me and Josh

Josh got to drive the boat!
Me and Josh

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Until then...

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am still around. Things have been OH SO busy the last few weeks. I have a big post that should (hopefully) with lots of pictures.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

made it to seattle!

I am 1200 miles into the "race" Surprisingly, I have been able to keep up with this whole thing. Work has been long as usual. My charlie cat got out during the week. I put out the cat trap and successfully caught two other people's cats. Charlie decided he did not want the food in the trap. I was able to recover him today. He decided to take a nap outside the screened in porch. Now that he is back in the house it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from me.

Hopefully this next week will go a little smoother for me!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Onward to the Netherlands!

Today I have taken up the impossible. I will be walking* to the Netherlands from Denver, CO. This begins tomorrow, April 1, I am only allowed to get 100 miles a day in as well.

*NOTE: I am not actually walking the Netherlands. I am virtually walking to the Netherlands. My work is sponsoring a wellness challenge. We have to "walk" via working out. Each minute of working out gives us points. The points we get in the day will be transfered into miles. We are also doing this in groups of up to 6 people. so far my group has 4 members. Somehow I became the team captain....I have NO idea how that happened.

If anyone would like to join me on my trip to the Netherlands let me know. I can't officially sign you up but I will give you the ins and outs ;)

In other news I finished my Easter sock the day before Easter (pics to come). I have joined the Yarn Pirate Booty Club. My first shipment will be in April (sqee!) I have been on the news with my job (in the distance). If you are interested in the clips please let me know and I will show them to you.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Completely Speechless

I am sick....I have managed to pull myself through the work week without dying or telling my coworkers that I outta there. It was a tough decision to make. If I left I could go home and sleep and prob still feel like crap. Our project would be further delayed (obtaining permits this time around was a NIGHTMARE!) I managed to get my crew out of there early on friday with hopes of leaving at the same time. Well that didnt happen exactly. When I did get out of there I went home and called my doc's office. Come to find out they get out of there early on fridays! ARG Luckily, I was able to make an appointment with one of there other offices. Once I got there I think I was in the waiting room for less than 5 minutes before they called me back. I think my consent coughing was freaking everyone out. One lady gave me a box of tissues (because the 10 in my hand I guess was not enough) and others were coming over asking if I was alright.....If I was alright I wouldn't be in a doctors office. Since I have lost my voice I didn't really say anything....just smiled. I should be well enough to go back to work on monday but I was told not to expect my voice to be back by then.

I did get to see this awesome sunset from my hotel last week!

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Also, this morning (at 630) while I was up coughing in the kitchen I heard this noise from outside. I stood by my window and oh snap that is a barred owl!!! Then he took flight over to my house....If I wasn't coughing I probably would have hunted him down and got some pics.

Friday, March 07, 2008

I used to be a girl scout and remember the trying times of going door to door to try to sell my cookies. However things are getting CRAZY now. In my office we have 2 girl scout cookie "vendors" within 10 feet of me. Come on that just isn't fair!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Piles O Cats

This weekend I have been somewhat productive (with things that distract me from what I REALLY should be doing) Yesterday busted out my sewing machine and attempted a box bag. Overall it turned out ok...I think my bobbin tension is out of whack.
By Two Whales box bag

By Two Whales box bag

This morning I released the kittens into general population...and took lots o pictures (check out my flickr account). I placed the kittens, Mage, Charlie, and Athena all out in the screened in porch and they pretty much just sat there. Right now I have them all running around in the front room. There were a lot of hisses and growls but no fights broke out.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

What done is done

This will be a quick little post just getting everyone up to speed. I spent last friday with Kelly (and John). We got a quick bite to eat and then went back to her place for a movie. It was quite an amusing night!

This week has gone by pretty fast. I have been working hard in the office! There have been a few close field events I have been on but mainly office work.

All in all it has been a very crazy (and stressful at times) week. Hopefully next week will be a little better and certain people will be dealt with. I believe strongly that people will get what is coming to them. Unfortunately, it might happen later rather than sooner.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

My yarn shipment is in Tampa. USPS says it is DC/EVS atm. Just thought I would share that!

Yesterday I started Hint 2 on the secret of the stole II !!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Just wanted to give everyone an update. I have bought the yarn for my cat sweater! I also bought some lace wt yarn for the secret of the stole II KAL. It should be here in 3-5 bus days. I'm quite excited. I am on the leg of the toe up striped sock and about 2 repeats in the feather and fan sock. I know I am prob biting off more than I can chew but when it rains it pours!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Before I got sick I was quite busy. I finished my Jaywalkers! I was able to work on them while waiting for Josh to skydive (which didn't happen due to the weather....) I will attempt to take pics of them today.

I went to the doctor but I am still not really sure what I am sick with. From the meds I was given it is either the common cold or flu or not. hmph! I figured I would take two day s off from work..first one to go to the doc and the second one to get used to codeine dosage. I called in to my boss yesterday to check in and she told me I was not allowed to come in today. I honestly am feeling a lot better (even though I have not eaten anything that will not upset me since sunday). To keep myself from going insane I made two potholders with some of my many balls o cotton.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


The last few weeks have been uber crazy! We are now officially moved! We still need to unpack and organize. Knowing me it might be another year before it is completely done (hopefully not...I have been getting better) I still need to go through the stuff in the storage unit and throw more crap away as well as re pack the other crap in to rubber maid plastic totes.

Monday night was a last minute grab and move and vacuum before the cleaning service started on Tuesday. The cleaning crew (one guy....the one who owns the business) was a nice guy cut us a deal I believe and, according to Josh, did an awesome job. After our frantic moving, we went out to mexican food...mmmmmm It was a nice dinner and on the way home we ran into excitement! We spotted a car smoking and stopped to see if they needed help. There was two girls and a guy just standing there..... They did call 911. I noticed fire falling from under the car and Josh and I decided that we needed to get a fire extinguisher. He noted the CVS across the street and the other guy noted the cop in the parking lot (if he saw the cop why didn't he already get him!!!!) So we ran over there got his extinguisher and ran back as the cop followed in his car. Josh started controlling the fire (which was visible now) and another cop pulled up he ran over there got the other extinguisher. By the time the second extinguisher was empty the fire department rolled in and put it out.

I have repicked up my Jaywalkers and I have just started the foot on them! I didn't bring another project with me this week so I will work on those. I also noted there is a knitting grouping meeting tonight across the street from my work site. I think I might stop in there and see what is up.