Thursday, September 27, 2007

There's always more

And some more of the skeins we have done recently





Colors galore

And this is the result of all that skeining, we're in the process of dyeing yarns and adding them to the store. If you like anything, go here, and contact us about buying them.





Mounds of yarnw

Cone of yarn +
Niddy Noddy =
pile of skeined yarn

That's what I did for 6 hours yesterday, about 4 hours Tuesday, and probably about 4 hours today. Sounds like fun, yes? NO

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thought y'all might get a kick out of this, snagged it from Bab's archives

Microsoft VS. GM:

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the car windows, shut it off, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this..

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT," but then you would have to buy more seats.

6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would only run on 5% of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same sized butt.

9. The airbag system would ask "are you SURE?" before deploying.

10. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally Road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Dept.

12. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

13. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I was reading a book today,A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, about a girl who is stuck with her family because of her responsibilities, and then in the end, she decides to follow her dreams and go to New York and go to college.
I wish I had that courage, withdraw all my money from the bank, leave everyone behind and just go somewhere and start a new life. That would be nice.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Or leaving out the truth

So, I've been neglecting to watch COPS lately, though I did tune in last week and this week. I was happy to see one of my favorite officers tonight, Officer Anthony Pilutik of the Palm Springs, California police department. It's always nice to see one of the hotties on, when I find the time to watch.
Good to see you again, Officer P.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Just does something to me

So, once again, the concerts are going to DM. I just found out Rascal Flatts with Jason Aldean are going to be at Wells Fargo. I also learned on Monday, that the Athletic people are taking over the contract from SMG (the people that run the center), you know what that will mean, right? Not gonna be a lot of concerts in the future, they would rather have Hilton sit empty than have a concert in it. Course, as far as I've seen Stephens is doing good. Oh Well
:(

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pure rambling

I went to an awards ceremony yesterday that my mother was getting an award in. It was very boring, so I slipped into bored classroom mode, where I write down the ramblings of my mind from a certain word, see if you can make any sense out of it:
Melby, melba, toast, toasted crackers, toasted Ritz, mmmm food
Patrick, St. Paddy's Day, Irishmen, St. Paddy, Paddy's on Welch, Beware the drunks
Polking, Polk County, Des Moines, Cops, Not very exciting for a full half hour, no cages, paddy wagon
Van Wyk, Van Slyke, First grade teacher, English teacher, Blue Team Middle school, 8th grade, Anton, Road kill cafe, flattened possum, fakes dead, stinky
Rodriguez, Hispanic, Pacific Blue, Bike cops, Black and white uniforms, bicycles
Terry, Terry cloth robes, towels, five-star htels, spas, hot tubs, cop and waitress, $half million, Rosa Perez, Rosa Parks, died, Cyride
DeWitt, Dewepacateur, Titanic, Rose, Kate Winslett, Finding Neverland, Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Carribean, Orlando Bloom, Lord of the Rings, Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids
Jack S, Jack Sparrow, Captain, Pirate, ship, skull and crossbones, flag, legos, blocks snapped together, dragons
Holle, Holly Genaro, Die Hard, Bruce Willis, LA, terrorists, Hans Gruber, Silent Night, Christmans, Trans Siberian Orchestra
Crum, Crumb, Who's Harry Crumb, John Candy, The Great Outdoors, Dan Aykroyd, Blues Brothers, Chicago, Grant Park, zoon
Carter, Dr. John Carter, Noah Wyle, ER, Anthony Edwards, Top Gun, Hornets, Marines, Pensacola, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Burner, Butch Barnes
Glatz, Glantz, Linda Glantz, Interior decorator, houses, rich, lavious furnishings, Victorian era, Queen Anne, lace, white, doily
Suzanne, Suzanne Somers, Step by Step, step family, Brady Bunch, old sitcom, Dukes of Hazzard, Jessica Simpson
AI, Haley Joel Osmond, I see dead people, The 6th Sense, Bruce Willis, The Whole 9 Yards
Owen, Owen, Steel Magnolias, Julia Roberts, Pretty Women, Richard Gere, Step Mom, Edward Harris, Apollo 13, successful failure
Rosenbusch, Busch beer, Miller lite, yeast, bread, grilled cheese, less than $5, Abraham Lincoln, assssinated
Ackerman, collage atcs, animal scavenger hunt, moose, buck
Marcia, Marsha Peterson, Ben Peterson, army, green, camoflage
Hart, Sarah Hart, annoying, brother, Marines, proud, few, best of best, dress blues, tomb of unknown
Pickett, Pickett Fences, Sheriff Brock, Tom Skeritt, blue unis, Kathy, red hair, big ears, Ross Perot
Zeller, stellar, supernova girl, Zenon 21st century, space age, digital age, computers
Baker, Dutch Oven Bakery, dutch letters, Pella, windmills, farms, rural country, horses, rope burn
Interdisciplinary, CJ, major, BS, Dec 16 2007, graduation, 3 hrs, Green Mile, prison, death row, electric chair, sponge must be wet
Earle, early bird gets the worm, late worm lives, come out in rain, flooded soil 1993, much damage, Hilton, Kenny Chesney, 2004, Slipknot, costumes, Halloween
Stuart, Stuart Little, mouse traps, The Ark, GP's, fleas, Frontline, Boxer, dogs, bark, Homeward Bound, Micheal J Fox, Family Ties
Florida, panthers, tattoos, permanent
Corbett, Corbin, Cyride, beat iowa, Iowa/Iowa state game, 9/15, Thomas the Train Engine, Boone Scenic Valley Railroad, trains, choo choo, bubble gum, Trident
Nettleton, nettles, poky, cactus, Arizona, Patch, running frogs, tadpoles, squeak, pigs, screaming, lettuce, green, $.85, E85, corn, gas
Rajan, Rajamahal silk thread, $1.80, skein, length of material, niddy noddy, calculates yards, grassy, mown, smells good
Virginia, Arlington Cemetery, military, Iraq, Marines, high and tight, Semper Fi, Latin, Always Faithful, motto, what's a motto

Never Forget

How many people are going about their daily routine without out even remembering to mourn for the thousands that died today 6 years ago?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Don't tell me I ran out of time

Go here and watch cute guinea pigs fighting over a cucumber. You people who have never had the experience of owning a pig, may not believe they get aggressive, but don't get between a pig and it's food, that's a great way to lose a finger.

Friday, September 07, 2007

I am no superman

So, my day's starting off nicely, OK not quite.
I get to read about my brother being inconvenienced with riding the bus in Chicago, he complains about how he has to stand up and that the bus stops at every stop. Of course he's used to being King of the World, god forbid he drag his ass down to mix with the commoners. I'm not going to link to him, because I know he has stats, and I'm paranoid of my family finding my blog because of me (I complain about them too much, and I know my brother will inform my parents as his "way" of looking out for me)
And then I get to read about someone looking for a car for a relative, and how they're settling on some sports car and complaining about how they have to wait if they custom design it. Oh, how nice it must be to have that much money to spend on other people. I don't even have $1000 in the bank, it's annoying to read about other people having money. Also no link, you'll get over it.
And I woke up with my ear messed up, kinda felt like I went swimming and the water dried in my ear. Add that to the fact my nose is running and my eyes are watering for no apparent reason, yes the day is starting off great.
I know I'm going to hear more from people about how inconvenienced they are, it's a fact of life. Maybe I'll move down South, after reading about how great it is, I'm inclined to think about it. No, there's no sarcasm (you never can tell these days), it sounds like how life should be. Common sense rules, how many places can you go for that?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Remember we have a previous engagement at 2

So I was reading an article at Goddess' site, and it truly amazes me how many excuses, articles, books, movies, etc. are made to teach people how to get out of speeding tickets, arrests, not be pulled over by the police, etc. If people would just OBEY THE LAW, you wouldn't have that problem. I was especially miffed about this line: "That's why, whenever an officer asks if you know why you've been pulled over, always answer "no" and just take the ticket." God forbid, people just take responsibility for their actions, yes I know that's a lot to ask in this day and age.
I have the wierdest dreams. I was having a dream last night about my relationship with Kevin, only he was abusing me, and then I left him, and there was a case being prosecuted against him, and then I went back to him, and then he was chasing me through a house, I went through a door and I was in a store that had some water display, and it ended with him brutally attacking me.
And then when I was half awake, half asleep, I had this weird one about how George was ruining all my pants. It was extremely weird.
Once again, I had a perfect blog all planned in my head yesterday, of course I was at work, so I couldn't write it down, I'm gonna have a notebook with me at work from now on. I have a tendency to take things from work (stuff that the customers do, or things I see from the front window) and post them here. Yesterday, there were a couple ladies in, and one of them was very old (wrinkly, with lots of age spots), wearing a tie dye t-shirt, and skirt. She tells me "this is the most unusual shop I've ever been in, and I only go in the unusual shops" OK? "It's unusual because I have no use for anything in here" and the way she said it, was like nothing in the shop was useful, so I tried talking her into some classes where you can learn to use the stuff in the shop, but she didn't want that (she came on as someone who doesn't want to do the work, but buys all her stuff premade). She bought a timtex postcard (timtex is the stuff they put into ball cap visors to keep the shape), and she wanted to see the card, I was confused, she takes it out of the plastic sleeve after she buys it, and tries to open it, like a greeting card. HELLO, it says postcard on the label, how many postcards do you open? Thankfully, she just decided to keep it, I was gonna be annoyed if she wanted to return it (mostly, because I don't know how to do returns). And then she tried to steal one of our pens, we have pens with flowers taped to the top, so they're harder to steal. I'm standing there behind the counter, and she picks one up and starts to put it in her bag, of course I told her they weren't free and quoted a price, well she didn't like that, and put it back. If you're gonna steal something, do it while I'm not looking, and not right in front of me. It was weird.
And then there was a lady driving a Plymouth Prowler down the street. These are ugly cars that kinda look like race cars, why anyone would want one is beyond me. Anyways, this lady was driving it up Main street, kinda slow like she didn't know how to drive it. Then she gets on 5th and sorta speeds off (like she realized how to drive it finally), she came back down Main, it almost seemed like she was scooping the loop showing her car off, funny thing, nobody noticed her. If you're gonna buy a car so people will look at it, at least find out if people will notice when you test drive it.
Also, there was a lady, that looked like the epitome of a hooker that you see in all those COPS episodes. Ya know, skinny, fidgeting, kinda look like they're on drugs, big huge bag they live out of, big shirt, short shorts or skirt underneath. Funny thing is, when I mentioned it to Kevin later he said she was a hooker.
Ah, the fun shit I see out my window when I'm working.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I've had enough so-so for the rest of my life




No, I didn't just commit mass murder. I was painting the steps, which I'm not gonna do again, unless my mom pays me $600 per set of steps. She hired Kevin and I to paint the outside steps, at $100 per set of steps (that's $300, $150 for each of us). So, we got 1.99 sets primed yesterday, we ran out of primer, this morning, I painted one set and had them drying while I was at work. She comes home today, and says "They look good except..." there's always gotta be an except when I do shit for her. She tells me the paint I got on the risers (things the vertical part of the step) will have to be sanded off before I paint the risers because "latex paint won't stick to oil paint" if that's true, then why is it OK to use oil based primer for the risers? And of course you have to wipe the paint of the sidewalk, because it's gotta look good, no one's gonna notice a few drops of paint on the sidewalk. Geez.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Last week

On our way home from Chicago, we stopped off at a Hobby Lobby, but unlike some other stores I feel all Hobby Lobby's have the same stuf...