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I’m working on capturing movement and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. I also understand why shooting outside when it’s overcast is so awesome. I barely touched up any of these photos and was more than pleased with how they turned out.
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me: do you think it’s too late to start on christmas gift knitting?
Naomi: depends on what the object is
me: I haven’t decided that yet
or who gets gifts
Naomi: so yeah, that could be problematic
me: how do you feel about washcloths for christmas?
but fancy ones
with different stitches
washcloths for EVERYONE!
that would be easy and also useful
Naomi: we actually need some for the kitchen area
I’m trying to only knit from the stash
this might not work
Naomi: yeah, how is your cotton stash looking?
me: mostly leftovers
so it would be very…random and possibly discordant
if you’re looking for a soothing, feng shui dish cloth, this may not be ideal for you
Naomi: yeah, i don’t give a flying eff about dish cloths
me: that’s a shitty attitude to have about a christmas present
me: I think I want to be a pirate for halloween!
me: but not a pirate ho
like a full on pirate
sexy-costumes of regular stuff is creepy
i saw a sexy banana one year
me: I need this costume in adult size, pls
me: how is a banana sexy?
was it a daiquiri?
it was a skin tight yellow dress in the shape of a banana
it was a shemale
in a yellow dress
just a sorority girl
me: sounds like a shemale to me
Naomi: the banana was the whole dress, not a protrusion from the groinal area
me: Pictures pls
i did not take
me: I just can’t picture it
I need a visual
can you draw me a picture?
me: that’s not a dress
that’s a onsie with missing buttons
Naomi: i’m not splitting hairs
me: captain hook
I’m gonna be captain hook
That’s what significant others are for, right? Entertainment. And also bringing me coffee. I love that I have a partner with a great sense of humor. In the immortal words of Jessica Rabbit: He makes me laugh.
On Watching TV
I am constantly being accused of “sucking him into a show.” What can I say? I have good taste. And he may complain about watching Ghost Whisperer, but I know he has a crush on Jennifer Love Hewitt
‘s boobs. Plus, he doesn’t leave the room. I like watching Ion Channel because they’ll play 2 episodes of a show back to back. After watching an episode and a half of Ghost Whisperer with me, the next show was Without A Trace or Criminal Minds. I forget which, but it was a completely different type of show. B’s reaction?
What is this? Ghost Whisperer: Miami?
The other day I showed B the Hey Girl meme. In particular, the Handmade Ryan Gosling tumblr and made him look at every post. He laughed at most of them and couldn’t decide if it was a good or bad thing that he got most of them.
Then today, this:
The only thing missing was a picture of Ryan Gosling.
There are more. So many more, but these are the two more recent things that I’m still laughing about.
BAD Boy is learning about Greek mythology in school and next week is Greek Week. And on this coming Friday, he has to wear a costume. They drew costume choices out of a hat. His costume? Pegasus.
That’s right. PEGASUS.
In case you were wondering, the only pegasus costumes you can buy are for babies and/or sluts.
So we improvised. We ordered some angel wings from Costume Express. And I made him this hat.
Let me start off by saying that I am freaking AWESOME. No seriously. I am also a genius. And being humble? It’s my best trait.
Seriously, though, I am really really really happy with the way this hat turned out. Especially since I was really ready to burn the pattern. And also drink a lot. I ultimately refrained from burning the pattern. The drinking, though, really helped with deciphering what the hat pattern was saying. I used the Mohawk Hat (Raverly link) pattern, altered the mohawk to a mane and then used the Horse and Unicorn Hat (Ravelry link) crochet pattern to make the ears. (The rest of my project details are here. (Surprise! Also a Ravelry link.)
That’s right. I said CROCHET.
I have a confession to make: I am bi-craftual.
Actually, I’m poly-craftual, but that’s a story for another post.
BAD Boy will have this hat, the wings, a long-sleeved plain white shirt, white pants, a tail (I have more of the same yarn the mane is made out of for the tail.) and white shoes. I think that this will make an excellent pegasus costume for a boy.
My life consists traveling a lot for work, but every now and then I get to travel for fun. When I’m really lucky, it’s with my honey. This past Saturday, we took a road trip to Cumming, GA to visit the Lakewood Antiques 400. It used to be in downtown Atlanta at one of the amphitheatre grounds. I forget which one. Anyway, B and I decided to drive out and give it a whirl. It’s been about 8 or 9 years since the last time I was out there. B had never been. It was… well, the important thing is that we had a good time. Which we did.
We saw some interesting things.
Some dead things.
Some really poorly taxidermied dead things.
And something we would have taken home if it hadn’t cost an arm and a leg.
It’s a kick ass boomerang coffee table.
That’s top swings out.
And reveals a bar! It was in terrific shape, still had the key that locked the cabinet to store the liquor and cost about $1600. We kept our hands to ourselves and moved along. ::sigh::
We saw some cool stuff and some weird stuff and had a good time walking around. But overall, we were underwhelmed with Lakewood. However, the day and the trip itself? It was great just getting to spend time together.
I took a few more pictures. You can see the rest of them here.
I had every intention of spinning while I was at the beach. In fact, I did. Just… I only spun while it was raining and well… it only rained the day we drove down and the first full day we were there. You see where this is going right? Yeah, I didn’t spin very much. But would you want to sit inside and spin when you could be outside in this?
Yeah, I didn’t think so. And for those of you who have never been to an Alabama beach and wonder why I don’t spin outside? I’m not into felting roving onto my wheel. The humidity is just a tad too high for outdoor spinning. It IS, however, perfect for swimming in the ocean and also the pool. And for sitting under a tent while reading a book and having a beverage.
Oh, and also for catching sharks.
BAD Boy caught himself a shark while fishing from the beach shore. A SHARK. Also, that’s my BIL, not my husband. They’re identical twins. Well, identical to everyone else. I don’t think they look all that much alike most of the time. Also? SHARK!
We also saw dolphins, stingray or some kind of ‘ray and of course, crabs.
We also saw some bigger crabs in the water. The dolphins we saw while standing on the balcony of our rented condo. There were two different pods that swam by where we were staying. This is the second and smaller pod of three, though you can only see 2 of them in this video. You have to look really closely to see them. There were schools of fish, i.e. good eating, that the dolphins were after. It was so neat to watch them all. We were totally mesmerized by them.
I didn’t get any video or photos of the ‘rays. They were doing what they normally do, which is skimming along the ocean floor and they looked like fast, dark moving groups of blobs underwater, but they were clearly out enjoying some second breakfast. Being down there after a lot of wind and rain and kind of stormy weather brought out all kinds of marine life while we were there. It was pretty cool. Except for, you know, the SHARKS.
Tour de Fleece.
So I will consider this Tour de Fleece a 50/50 win/wash. When I did spin, I did a great job of it (except for that one time with the novelty yarn) and enjoyed myself immensely. But between going on vacation smack dab in the middle of it and also having some back issues, it was simply not meant to be this time around. I guess you could say I was one of those contestants who had the best of intentions of finishing, but events conspired against me otherwise. I have, however, rekindled my love of my wheel and spinning. And because of that, I think it was well worth the effort. Now what I really need to do is set the twist on all the yarn I’ve spun both during Tour de Fleece and before. Next up? Figuring out what I’m going to do with all of it.