Archive for June, 2005

Greed is good.

June 29th, 2005 6 comments

I mailed off my first Secret Pal package the other day, since our hot streak broke and it’s finally cool enough here to send chocolate and have it arrive in a non-liquid state.

Then I got a great idea for my next package and talked to a lady on the phone who sent me the things I asked for.

And I want to keep them! I don’t want to give them up! They’re so pretty and small and cute!

Help me be strong! I got these for someone else, remind me that I should actually give them to someone else. That’s the whole point of Secret Pal! Arrrrggghh!!!

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June 28th, 2005 10 comments

The other day I went in and saw my daughter crawling out of the dryer. It’s raining, so I go to dry some clothes today, and the dryer door won’t close. Well, it’ll close for a second, but then it pops back open again.

The cuteness of my daughter coming out of the dryer was not worth the cost of a new dryer. grumble.

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Next she’ll be converting.

June 26th, 2005 No comments

My daughter, after lunch today: “What’s your favorite letter of the Hebrew alphabet?”

Me: “Umm… Aleph?”

Her: “Mine’s Vav!”

The only churches she’s ever been inside are Methodist and Catholic, and we have no Jewish family members. I didn’t remember until later that we’d found a cast-off piece of paper in a shopping cart that had the Hebrew alphabet on it and had talked about it. I know very little about the Hebrew language.

This kid has an insanely good visual memory. Either that, or she’s got some kind of past-life thing going on. If she makes a little construction paper yarmulke, we’ll know something.

ETA: She’s changed her mind. Now it’s Gimel.

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June 26th, 2005 No comments

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They’re coming for you…

June 25th, 2005 4 comments

Okay, the pile of Jayne hats is officially starting to freak me out. It’s like they’re massing to invade or something…

Hats completed: 11

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Thank you, Secret Pal!

June 25th, 2005 2 comments

I got a package from my Secret Pal today! Why, what could it be?

It’s a package of socky goodness! A book of patterns with multiple sizes and formulas for calculating your size, a set of #3 double-pointed needles, some super-cool stitch markers and three skeins of Brown Sheep Wildfoote in my favorite colors!

Let’s take a closer look at those stitch markers, and at the colors on that yarn!

I love it! I was actually looking at some variegated blue Wildfoote when I was in St. Louis, but then thought, “no, be realistic, that’s something you want, but it’s not practical.” And here it is on my doorstep! I’m so happy, I can’t stop using exclamation points! I’m really excited about making me some socks!

Thank you, Secret Pal!

Xposted to knitting and my LJ.

Hats completed: 10.8.

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Life imitates DR.

June 23rd, 2005 8 comments

For no apparent reason, my bathroom scale has begun displaying my weight in stones instead of pounds.

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DR design tips

June 21st, 2005 2 comments

The aforementioned 6-page monster handout has been condensed to 4 web pages, viewable at

Those who suffer from Dragonrealms writer’s block may find it helpful. Enjoy!

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Dyeing happy

June 21st, 2005 6 comments

Look what houseofdanie made for me! 490 yards of cotton chenille goodness! I could just sleep on a bed of this all day. Mmmm… happy.

Now I just gotta figure out what to do with it. I need a project worthy of the yarn!

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Wedding Team powers… activate!

June 20th, 2005 16 comments

I haven’t looked through all the Simucon photos yet, but I did want to put one up. Here’s Team Wedding:

Team Wedding 2005


And for a blast from the past, here’s Team Wedding from ’02. Tinsie couldn’t make it that year, so I photoshopped her in.
Team Wedding 2002

I had a great time, guys, I’m looking forward to next year!

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