Mon. Dec 19
» Friends have been asking for some current pics of me, so here are a few of me and Chester and even a couple of Gabriel on my Flickr pages.
Thurs. Dec 1
» This is for all you girls 30 years and over.... and for those who are turning 30, and for those who are scared of moving into their 30's AND for guys who are scared of girls over 30!!!!...
This was written by Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes.
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask," What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 30 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.
A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a hoot what you might think about her or what she's doing.
Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 30 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.
A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free". Here's an update for you: Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.
Wed, Nov 16
» Oh good god...the quiz bug has bitten today:
You Should Get a PhD in Liberal Arts (like political science, literature, or philosophy)
You're a great thinker and a true philosopher.
You Are a Bad Girl
You are 30% Good and 70% Bad
Mon, Nov 7
» I'm finally giving in to the late-period bug: For more than a decade now I've resisted all the peer-pressure (pun intended) to do Elizabethan, but due to a certain special new influence name Gabriel ;-) I am most likely going to make some Elizabethan garb for myself. But rest assured I am still a sassy 10th c. Viking lass at heart and will not give in completely to the decadent, late-period foppery that is Elizabethan. Especially not the über-foppery of the nobility...I'm a solid middle-class gal and proud to be so.
Okay...for those friends of mine who are not SCA—namely my fellow Sn'Bers—here are some pics of the type of Elizabethan garb that I want to make. I really love the more masculine doublets as opposed to the low-cut bodices, and here are some examples of what I prefer. The following pics are borrowed the amazing A Festive Attyre site:
The first pic is a great example of an overdress commonly called an English Gown or Spanish Surcoate. What's so super about it is that you don't have to wear stays with it if you don't want to, which makes it much more comfortable and cool in hot weather or if are eating a huge feast! The second and third pics show my very favorite type of sleeve with the pouf at the top. I love the contrast of the super-white linen against the rich, dark black and green. Yum.
Mon, Oct 17
» More FEMA Incompetence: From the Colombia Daily Tribune: Tale of the forbidden pillow offers insights into FEMA work
Tues, Oct 4
Thurs, Sept 22
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Tues, Sept 20
» Check out ToothpasteForDinner:
Fri, Sept 16
It is absolutely gorgeous and it looks like something I would make with the embroidery over the knitting. It's yummy so please forgive me if I wear it every single day this fall and winter.
Curse you Lou...and no you can't borrow it.
Vice President Dick Cheney, in Gulfport, Mississippi on a tour of the Katrina hurricane zone was cursed out as he answered questions from reporters...
Thurs. Sept 15
» One of my future husands has a new movie coming out soon: Derailed is due out in November.
Fri, Sept 9
By the Floods, Then By Martial Law— Trapped in New Orleans
By LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY. Larry and Lorrie are emergency medical services (EMS) workers from San Francisco and contributors to Socialist Worker. They were attending an EMS conference in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. They spent most of the next week trapped by the flooding--and the martial law cordon around the city. Here, they tell their story.
I am totally speechless after reading this story. I want to cry AND scream AND beat "W" and the other incompetent FEMA a**holes into a bloody pulp with a baseball bat. I am really embarassed to be an American right now.
» Ginormous spider in my yard: She's a Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope) and she's freakin' me out. She's 2 inches long! I can't belive I got close enough to hold the tape measure up to her!
Thurs, Sept 8
You are Mohair. You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
Fri, Sept 2
Tues, Aug 30
» International symbol of marriage is Approved: New York-AP- On July 16, 2005, After 5 years of heated debate, the Commission on Human Rights approved the new International Symbol of Marriage:
Fri, Aug 26
» Make your own Wanted Posters at glassgiant.com!
Wed, Aug 18
» Why you should convert to Flying Spaghetti Monsterism:
Just ask yourself...WWFSD?
» Very cool new pattern from Stitch Diva Studios: The Cardi Wrap! If you haven't checked out Stitch Diva Studios yet you need to! I've done her Asymmetrical Crochet Poncho in Tunisian crochet and it's really stylish and drapey.
Mon, Aug 15
» I'm a hybrid of a Progressive Girl and an Academic Girl. To find out what kind of girl you are, take the "What Kind of Girl Are You?" quiz at CookingToHookup.com.
» Viking ship built with 15 million ice cream sticks: AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A replica Viking ship made of 15 million ice cream sticks is to be launched in Amsterdam on Tuesday by a former Hollywood stuntman who hopes eventually to sail it across the Atlantic.
The 15-metre ship, which took Robert McDonald two years to build, is to be launched in Amsterdam harbour with a crew of around 25 in a bid to set a world record for the largest sailing ship made of ice cream sticks. [more]
» New Knitting WIP! I went to The Yarn Lounge on Saturday and fell in love with the Mango Moon recycled sari silk yarn. Naturally I bought 2 skeins and have already started the Unbiased bag from Knitty.com.
Stephanie Shiman, the author of the Unbiased bag pattern, lives here in Richmond, VA and she has a nice website with tons of the recycled silk yarn and patterns for bags and other items.
Fri, Aug 12
» My newest antique Geisha doll is here! She's like the first one with a gofun face and silk hair and kimono. She stands a whopping 20" tall and has the most gorgeous face. Check out the back of her kimono and a close-up of her face.
Thurs, Aug 11
And the answer is yes...I did acquire some. In fact, I went for the full-on Smorkin’ Labbit Gold Pimp Flock 5-pack.
Remember... It’s pimp.
» My next knitting acquisition will be: Morehouse Farm Melody's Shawl in the "Steps at Vetheuil" colorway from their Monet-lace-weight merino line. Beth was working on hers this past Tues at Sn'B and I fell in love with the yarn and the pattern. The pattern is very cool because it involves a steek and cutting....kewl.
Wed, Aug 10
» I'm almost done with my Indian Summer Jacket! Here's a pic of me trying it on at out regular Wed. night SnB.
Also from Wed SnB, I would like to introduce Eileen's Crack-ho Barbie (accompanied by Beth's lovely bosom), and a group shot of my fellow knitting gangstas':
Thanks Melanie for letting me steal these pics off your site! It's not like you had a choice in the matter...but thanks anyway!
Mon, Aug 1
» My first antique Geisha doll is here! I won her on eBay from a woman in NC who inherited it from her Great-Grandmother. Isn't she a beauty?! Check out the back of her kimono and a close-up of her wonderful face. She's 19" tall and has gofun hands and face, silk hair and an all-silk kimono. I love the little purple straps on her sandals.