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Save the Internet: Click hereThe Threat Is Real

Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. If the public doesn't speak up now, our elected officials will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign.

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Thurs, May 11

» Awesome cartoons at Natalie Dee:

Mon, Apr 24

» Neato Stained Glass Collage-creating website: www.stainedglasscollage.com. Here's the first one I did of my Mr. Chester...I posted it on my Flickr site but it's also in my gallery on the stainedglass website. All you have to do is upload a bunch of pictures, hit a button and it creates the collage for you, but you can fiddle with positioning and sizing etc... Lots of fun!


Tues, Apr 11

» Up With Grups* I found this article while browsing my daily ration of blogs and I realized I may be one of them (without the iPod, child and abundant money of course):

(From NYmag.com) He owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap. [more]

* Also known as yupster (yuppie + hipster), yindie (yuppie + indie), and alterna-yuppie. Our preferred term, grup, is taken from an episode of Star Trek (keep reading) in which Captain Kirk et al. land on a planet of children who rule the world, with no adults in sight. The kids call Kirk and the crew “grups,” which they eventually figure out is a contraction of “grown-ups.” It turns out that all the grown-ups had died from a virus that greatly slows the aging process and kills anybody who grows up.

» 40 Things That You'd Like to Say Out Loud At Work:

1- I can see your point, but I still think you're full of s*%$

2- I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce

3- How about never? Is never good for you?

4- I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public

5- I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way

6- I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter

7- I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message

8- I don't work here. I'm a consultant

9- It sounds like English, but I can't understand a d#@% word you're saying

10- Ahhh...I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again

11- I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid

12- You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers

13- I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't give a d!$@

14- I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth

15- I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you

16- Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view

17- The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist

18- Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental

19- What am I? Flypaper for freaks???

20- I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

21- It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off

22- Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial

23- And your crybaby whiny-a$$ opinion would be...?

24- Do I look like a people person?

25- This isn't an office. It's H@## with fluorescent lighting

26- I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

27- Sarcasm is just one more service we offer

28- I f I throw a stick, will you leave?

29- Errors have been made. Others will be blamed

30- Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed

31- I'm trying to imagine you with a personality

32- A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door

33- Can I trade this job for what's behind door #1?

34- Too many freaks, not enough circuses

35- Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

36- Chaos, panic, and disorder - my work here is done

37- How do I set a laser printer to stun?

38- I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted a salary

39- Who lit the fuse on your tampon?

40- Oh, I get it...like humor...but different...

Wed, Mar 29

» Crazy Cavalier puppy! This little video has a cool soundtrack too.


Tues, Mar 28

» Here's Riley the singing Papillon!

Riley belongs to my next door neighbor Earlene and Riley and Chester are best buddies. Riley was over here one day and I was trying to get him to sit so I could give him a treat, but apparently he thought I was saying "sing".


Tues, Mar 21

» Un-pimp your ride: Do German really sound like tiss? Spot1, Spot2, Spot3


NataliePortmanGangstaRapVideo» Natalie Portman gangsta' rap: When an interviewer asks, "What's a day in the life of the real Natalie Portman like?", Natalie Portman busts out rymes about her hard core gansta rap lifestyle. An SNL Digital Short featuring Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell and Seth Meyers. By: The Lonely Island.


Mon, Mar 20

» The Sew Fast/Sew Easy Evil drama continues! On Thursday, March 16 Yahoo! Groups Customer Support removed the Stitch n' Bitch Richmond logo from the front page of our Yahoo! Group page. In case you don't remember what it looked like here it is:

Richmond SnB original logo

So...in response to this ongoing terrorism towards anyone using the "Stitch n' Bitch" name, I have recreated our logo:
boycott logo


Waif doll» My newest Big-eyed doll! Gabriel surprised me with this lovely little Waif doll for my Birthday. This little gal was created by the very talented A.D. Puchalski, and is #79 in a limited 2004 release of 100 here in the US.


Thurs, Mar 9

» Gonna make you happy tonight...

Before we get down to love...I just gotta' finish this level....


Fri, Mar 3

» Big Knitting Update! Here are the various items I've finished and am working on:

FINISHED! Feather and Fan scarf from Scarf Style. I used the very yummy Fuzzy Wuzzy Mohair yarn from Dancing Leaf Farm.

FINISHED! Color on Color Scarf from Scarf Style. This scarf has 46 different colors of Patternayan wool and it was a ton of fun to make. Check out the ColorOnColor Yahoo group for all sorts of info on this project.

WIP: Campus Scarf from Scarf Style for Gabiel. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 wool and it's a dream to work with--very soft and cozy. The only think I don't like is all the ends I have to weave in, but I do them as I go so it's not so bad.

WIP: Lady Eleanor Wrap from Scarf Style. I'm using Noro Kureyon in color #95.


Tues, Feb 14

» Valentine's Day Tulips from my Sweetheart!


Fri, Feb 3

» More video fun: This time it's a British show called Top Gear and in this episode they take a 1980's Toyota pickup and test it's limits by running it into a tree, drowning it in the ocean, thumping it with a wrecking ball and more. All I can say is that I am now even more impressed with Toyotas. You have to see it to believe it.
Crap, the video is gone as of Mar 21, 2006...


» William Shakesbeare: Pandamania has hit Washington D.C! In my opinion, the best one is "William Shakesbeare" who was dressed by the artists at the Shakespeare Theatre Costume Shop. You can see some more detail shots on this website.


Tues, Jan 31

» Fear of Girls: "Society has always scorned the truly unique, but that's a burden you choose to bear when you can bend the very walls of reality with the power of your imagination. That's a gift to be respected...and feared."


Mon, Jan 30

Marshalling the rapier tourney» Barnacled Bullfrog was a ton of fun! On Saturday, Jan 28, Gabriel and I went to an SCA event in Suffolk, VA called Barnacled Bullfrog. It's an annual event that focuses on the rapier fighting and this year our friend Matt was the autocrat, Gabriel was the Marshall in Charge of the rapier events and the always wonderful Hróðny was the cook. There were about 100 people there and it was a beautiful, fun day. I posted the pics I took on my Flickr page.


Wed, Jan 25

» Chester Broughan Wilson - King of all puppy piles and the bane of all dry faces. I know this is a bit absurd, but I shot a short video of Chester and one of his lick-fests.



» I bought a new doll: Check out the adorable Dollcena "Nightmare Before Christmas" themed gal. She's only 4.5" tall and as cute as a button!


Sat, Jan 21

» 12th Night goodies! Gabriel gave me this lovely Poesy Ring for 12th Night. The inscription is phrased in an archaic Gaelic, copied from an original ring which was probably made in Dublin in the 17th century. It says "chuisle mo chroí" which translates to "Pulse of my heart"—a very sweet Gaelic endearment. It's pronounced kwish-la mo kree. On this page you can hear how the words are pronounced.

How sweet is he...


Fri, Jan 20, 2006

» A hilarious letter posted on the Cavalier Connection forum. It was written by a woman who is owned by 3 Standard Poodles:

Dear Children with Fur,


The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.


The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.


I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.


For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, bark, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine attendance is not mandatory.


The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like to Complain About Our Pets:


  1. They live here. You don't.
  2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
  3. I like my pets a lot better than most people.
  4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.

Dogs and cats are sometimes better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college -- and if they get pregnant, you can sell the children.


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