Thursday, February 22, 2007

Who knew?

Your 'Do You Want the Terrorists to Win' Score: 96%

You are a terrorist-loving, Bush-bashing, "blame America first"-crowd traitor. You are in league with evil-doers who hate our freedoms. By all counts you are a liberal, and as such cleary desire the terrorists to succeed and impose their harsh theocratic restrictions on us all. You are fit to be hung for treason! Luckily George Bush is tapping your internet connection and is now aware of your thought-crime. Have a nice day.... in Guantanamo!

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?
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So who knew that i'm rooting for the bad guys? Certainly *I* didn't. This is a very amusing and yet sobering quiz. It's all tongue in cheek but does let you know just how stupid the rhetoric out there really is. Of course the % in this test came from answering questions like, Do you think wire tapping without a warrant is ok?

For a much more thought provoking (and less darkly humorous) post, check out Edi-Tori-als today. She wrote an interesting post about how our wounded and soldiers are treated upon their return from a battle we shouldn't be fighting in the first place.

In other news:

The doc has declared it's time for me to go to physical therapy. So after dealing with allt he various insurance things (friggin' HMO) i'm scheduled to start sometime next week. I also had my very FIRST morning session with the personal trainer. :) Strangely it was not exhausting. i won't say yet that it was invigorating, but we'll give it a little more time. :)

On the ALIT side of things - Star (of SukaStar) is trying to stir the sh*t and got Kar to call basically call my mom and start in on her about things. During a discussion of my mom wanting Legacies for her children from their grandparents (physical ones), she stated to Kar that we would like to have something physical and not just our memories. To which Kar responded "well you just may have to live with only your memories." To which my mother says "excuse me?" and she goes "well if we decide you can't have anything then it's 2 to 1 and you can't do anything about it."

I think war is being declared. My mother who has tried to remain peaceable and fair minded through out this entire ordeal, is fed up. (btw, it will be one year on march 9th) It will be interesting to see how things progress from here. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"That's some bad hat Harry..."

So - who can name the movie that quote is from? It's a very subtle line... :) Most people probably know it as the line said during the credits of HOUSE on fox.

Anyways - so i have pictures now of the infamous chemo cap i was working on . It's furry. :) I'm posting them here so everyone can see the silly hat. The first pictures is the hat just on top of a water bottle. The second is on my head. IT's a little tight for me - but not bad. Which is fine - because it' snot for me - it's for children's hospital. (I have a small head anyway)

So without further ado: THE HAT! (talk about Hat Hair... my word... (evil grin) )

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Too Hip to be square...

Or not to be honest. :)

Just thought I'd post pictures of the squares I did for the blanket Rebeka is making.

The green one has a "chai" done in hebrew knitted into it. Chai means Life and I thought that would be a neat and appropriate pattern. The second one is just a heart put into the square. I find it amazing that the pattern shows up better on a crappy 1mp camera phone than it does in real life. :) Both are lovely though. (I think.) The green one is 100% wool, and the pink/peach one is 55% wool, 22% nylon, and the rest is cotton I believe. REALLLLY soft. :) I tell ya, joanns is coming out with some nice yarns of their own.

Right now I'm working on a chemo cap. I'm making it with a fun fur type yarn and Bernat satin worsted weight held together. It will be a thick cap - but will kind of look "hair" which is the idea. I've got about 4" done, just another 2 or so, and then i can start the decreases. I'm hoping it's big enough to fit someone's head. Most likely a child's - but it's my first attempt with a hat. So we'll see how it comes out. :)

And that's about it from this end. Getting a lot of knitting done (at least for me.) I guess part of it is I don't want to get too sucked into any books right now, since I'm waiting for one on Tuesday. (a week from today.) Course, that didn't stop me from buying 4 or 5 books this weekend anyway. LOL

Enjoy your days all... :)

Friday, February 09, 2007

I'm such a geek... :)

It's true. It really is.

It's not that I fix and play with computers. Though I do do that, computers aren't really new and interesting anymore. Heck i bought a new one 2 weeks ago and I still haven't hooked the bugger up. :) cuz i'm feeling too lazy to untangle all the cables. I guess i'll have to do it this weekend if i ever want to print things again. :)

It's the gadgetness that makes me a geek. I can look at all kinds of things - and it could be a gadget that does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, and I will ooh and ahh and look at the pretty lights. Give me a kitchen gadget and i'm in absolute heaven. :)

Heck - I can admit it, I want a spinning wheel because it's using a Gadget to make stuff. Just because I can admit the desire, does NOT mean I don't want it any more. It's a nifty gadget. I like gadgets. :)

However, I think the following is really the ultimate in geekiness. I mean there's the geek level that says, "ooh that's a great idea, i dont' need it but i want it" factor. There's the "ooh, i wonder how they got that to do that factor." And then, there's this.

This is Andes Yarn. It's 100% wool. It's not something I would normally choose to knit with. it's also $9.50 a hank. That's expensive if you want to actually make something substantial with it because I think it's only about 150 yards of yarn for that $9.50. It's not super soft and pettable either (like the hank of baby alpaca i bought for $13.50 - a whopping 110 yards, but i had to buy because it was SOOOO soft.)

No. I bought this because of the colors. YOu see how the hank is died? Like they wound it and then just dipped sections of it in the dye? Kind of like tie dying a tshirt. I bought this yarn because i *HAD* to see how it balled up. I needed to see what would happen when you put it into ball form, and see what order the colors come in. I'll probably eventually knit a square or some such out of it, if only to see how it all works up. That is the ONLY reason I bought this. I needed to see what would happen. :) How sad is that?

Now, as Minijaxter said, over at the Knit Knack blog, they are working to create a blanket of hope for someone with lymphoma. I think this is a great idea. I am more than happy to work on making a piece of this blanket. The kicker is, there is a slightly selfish desire to do this as well. :) It means that I can justify buying some yarn i'd NEVER normally buy myself. And then get to try it out with out bankrupting myself. You see - for me, and for babies etc, I always knit with acrylic type yarns. Why? Because they are easy care machine washable and won't felt. :) They are also CHEAP! Like $1.99 for 200 yards. Much more affordable for the hobby and there's some really nice soft ones out there so it's great. *BUT* it does not mean that on occasion i can't try something new right? But as stated before at $9.50 or more a hank, when you need 5-10 hanks to make something, that's a LOT of money. :) SO buy knitting a square or two for the blanket of hope, that lets me justify buying a few different yarns to play with that I would normally NEVER buy for myself to use. ANd since 1 square won't even use UP an entire hank, I only need to buy one, and $9.50 then seems MUCH more affordable. :)

So - I'm a geek. A tactile geek, but a geek none the less. Soon as I ball that yarn this weekend by the way, I will take another picture to show you how it balls up, and then once I knit it - i'll take a picture of the swatch so you can see how it knits too. Just cuz, i know you are ALL as curious as I am. LOL!

have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

cuteness factor

Inspired by mary... :)

aren't they just SOOOO cute? :) lol

it's really a shame they don't know how to get comfortable.

This btw - is the new project i've started. The theory is that i'll make 12 or 15 of these (once completed as a 12x12 square) and make a blanket out of them. Of course, that's only the theory. Then again, as my friend always says "I want to move to theory, everything works in theory." :)

Not a whole lot else is going on here. Just thought i'd share the picture. I would have tried to take it with a better camera than my phone, but my brother borrowed it last weekend, and wanted it for this weekend too, so has not yet returned it. Oh well. :)


Monday, February 05, 2007

last night's game... :)

Well. I'm not a big football fan. In fact the superbowl is probably the only game I watch every year. I usually don't even make it through that. But last night - i saw the WHOOOOOLLLE thing. :)

First I want to say, the national anthem by Billy Joel. *THAT* is what a national anthem should be. Simple, traditional, and true to form. No musical exposition, variation or anything else. Just a nice traditionally sung national anthem. I was happy and pleased. (reminds me that I miss BIlly Joel, and will have to make sure I find some of my CD's and make them into Mp3's, or hit the itunes store and load up. :)

The game was very entertaining. For a while I was rooting for the bears. (sadly the only reason for that was that Condi apparently likes the colts, and at that point i figured why not root for her opposite. I had no other team loyalty.) :) During the last quarter though I was rooting for no one. By 12 minutes left in the last quarter, I was saying "ok - no one is allowed to score now." That's because the score reflected my square in the football pool. :) I never win these things so I wanted to win this one. :) Well they listened to me and i won!!! yay!!! :) that's my spending money for the week. :)

It also helps that I was at a very fun party, and seated in a very comfy couch and was NOT giving up my seat. :) At one point I took out my knitting and my seat mate goes "are you that bored?" And i said no, it's really more to a) keep my hands busy and b) keep me from over eating. I only knit 1 or two rows and I think I messed something up because it just doesn't look right, but i'm not particularly worried. IT's a rinky dink little thing. (i'm trying to make a cupcake like minijaxter made for me.) It's so I can try out double pointed needles (DPN's) and see what they are all about and if i could deal with knitting a project on them. I probably could ifi really wanted to, but not so sure I really want to LOL. :)

that's about all for this weekend. HOpe my party hosts enjoy the left over food. (we brought about 5 lbs of meatballs and 2.5 slabs of ribs. Hubby wanted to learn how to make them.) Hope everyone else enjoyed the game as well. :) (and their weekend.)