Archive for June, 2008

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

June 28th, 2008 No comments

Sorry the updates have lately been of the “quick! here’s a funny picture/link!” variety. In the summer, time gets a little more precious and it’s tough to eke out enough time for a meaty journal entry.

The cell phone dried out and now works just fine. It was touch and go there for a while – first the “enter” button didn’t work, then the “7” didn’t work, but now everything’s hunky dorey. Hurray! I get to keep my phone, which I am considering naming Hulk for its durability and size. Or maybe She-Hulk, since I actually read that comic.

Jayne hats continue apace. The line so far hasn’t gotten as low as it did last summer. I don’t think it will, now that CSTS has happened, as that event puts Firefly more top of mind for folks. It’s still amazing to me that there’s been a waiting list continually since early 2005. Atsa lotta Jayne hats.

At left, Emily art! She has re-written the Bard. In Emily’s version, Romeo goes over to Juliet’s house and gets married. Since he gets married at her place, he takes her last name instead of vice versa. They move in together and apparently Romeo throws a birthday party for Juliet. And they all live happily ever after. Dig the toothy grin on Romeo. That hack Shakespeare could learn a few things from Emily.

Em has decided she doesn’t want to go to astronomy camp. This is because she came home at about 10pm from the in-laws last week, and it made her realize just how tired she’ll be at that time. Honestly, this may be for the best. We were playing a board game last night at about 8:45, and she get rather upset (sad, not tantrumy) that she hadn’t won any of the three games we played. If it hadn’t been that late at night, she would have been just fine. We played one more game, which she won, so that helped a little, but mainly she was just tired.

If she can’t handle life at 8:45, I don’t know how she’d do on a car ride back from Gastonia at 10pm. Too bad the camp is paid for. I’m going to see if there are any other little kids in our life, maybe up in that neck of the woods, who might like to go.

However, today we’re going to the planetarium anyway, and to help soothe her last night I told her we could go to all three shows – the 2,3, and 4, which are different shows. We were going to go yesterday, but they weren’t going to do the Summer Sky Show, which is where an astronomy buff stands up and talks about the constellations. I find it interesting that she likes that more than a pre-programmed show with music and production values. Just a guy talking about the stars, that’s her speed.

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Steve Holt!

June 26th, 2008 4 comments

I haven’t watched the video yet, but Jason Bateman confirms an upcoming Arrested Development movie. Get your chicken dance ready!

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Daisy with a Mohawk and a big Smile.

June 26th, 2008 No comments

Heh. Not my photo, but it does make me smile.

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Chock full of awesome!

June 25th, 2008 6 comments

Feeling just a little punky, as we say around these parts, so I’m posting a few links to up the awesome quotient in my life.

Speaking of awesome, thank you, Erin of for fixing my favorite bags – and for the bonus funky handspun! Very cute!

Ice on Mars! World’s most expensive slushee to follow.

Reverse graffiti project where artist creates images by scrubbing the grime away. I wonder if he cleaned his room as a child.

Like the swallows to Capistrano, only wetter.

My favorite thing I found yesterday, a story of an awesome retort.

And last but definitely not least, cribbed from haldira, the teaser for Joss Whedon’s upcoming internet project, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I can’t wait!

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

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Legwarmer take 2

June 25th, 2008 No comments

Take two on the little legwarmers. 40 stitch caston on 4’s, 12 rows of 1×1 ribbing, then a bunch of stockinette on size 5’s. I think this is closer on size, but I’m still unsure (I get so paranoid about these things), so I think I’m just going to add some ribbing to match the first side, bind it off, and send it to the recipient. She can try it on and tell me if the color and fit works. If it doesn’t, I’ll know how to adjust, and the recipient can use the sample as a water bottle cozy or something!

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Once More With Feeling.

June 24th, 2008 4 comments

Bunnies aren’t just cute like everybody supposes,
They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses,
And what’s with all the carrots?
What do they need such good eyesight for anywaaaaaaay?

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Em’s fashion choices

June 23rd, 2008 12 comments

While Em was out of town this weekend, I picked up two new outfits for her. This kid grows too fast.

One of them was a floral halter top in a style she hasn’t worn before. I knew this might be iffy, because Em sometimes doesn’t go for new things, but lately she’s been a little more fashion conscious so I thought she might like it.

Unfortunately, I didn’t factor in her desire to always wear an undershirt. I suggested that this particular style doesn’t really need one, but she insisted that she needed to wear it anyway. So she’s off at camp this morning in a halter top with a Hanes tank top under it. The unfortunate part is that she will now forever associate the new skirt with the new shirt, so if she wants to wear the skirt, she’ll always want to wear that shirt with it. So she can look a bit odd, or I can hide $17 bucks worth of clothing at the back of her drawer.

Normally my guiding principle is “well, if she’s happy, then who cares?” but she’s starting to get to an age where kids notice and pick out any little thing. Of course, regardless of how conformist one tries to be, they’ll still find something to pick out. Does the fact that I’m thinking about it mean that it’s going to be a factor in my decisions from now on? Interesting little psychological moment, and one to watch for in myself.

Oh well. Today, she’s happy, so who cares what other people think?

ETA: Yes, she did let me at least put the hangy stringy thingies on the back down into the shirt.

ETA-again: My mother, who was a helper at the camp, informs me that Em got two compliments from adult assistants on her top, proclaiming it very beachy. This week’s camp is a church camp with a beach theme. She also says that kids were wearing all kinds of crazy stuff. Clearly I need to chill a little. 🙂

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Bad blogger.

June 22nd, 2008 4 comments

Obviously, I didn’t get around to posting about Serenity today.

Instead, something completely different. This song’s been stuck in my head all day, and now I’m going to stick it in yours.

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June 22nd, 2008 2 comments

I just this second got back in from Can’t Stop the Serenity Charlotte, and it was GREAT. I’ll post in glorious fruity oaty detail tomorrow.

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June 21st, 2008 18 comments

Everybody please wish a very happy birthday to my mom!

Mom and me, 1985.
The popped collar and poodle perm haven’t aged so well.
My mom has.

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