Saturday, December 29, 2007

I still have 10 (slightly) functioning fingers...

Christmas knitting has taken up EVERY-SPARE-MINUTE of this last month. No pics yet, but here's a recap:

Dad: Henry Scarf
Mom: 2 felted potholders and Fake Isle hat
Bro: hand spun, hand knitted fingerless gloves
Sis in law: socks (Haven't even picked a pattern yet)
Neice: Sally the garden fairy
Bros-in-law: surprise, but it isn't knitted.

Now, ask me how many of the above people recieved completed gifts....NONE!!!!!! Dad's scarf is still on needle, mom's potholders were in a ziplock cause they were still drying, bro got a skein, sis in law couldn't come out, so I knew I had a freebie on that one. Niece will get the only completed gift, but I'm still needing wings. I swear, I'll take pics soon...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The New One Going Around...

Found a very random meme going around, and I like random!!

1. Elaborate on your default icon:

Me on the St. Croix two(?) summers ago. One of my favorite hair colors.

2. What’s your current relationship status?
Married with two fabulous cats

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
Not that I can remember, but if I had one, wouldn't I have blocked it out?

4. Name an obvious quality you have:
Enormous dark brown eyes.

5. What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
Now, none, but for the last couple days it was a Death Cab for Cutie song that's going around the radio.

6. Any celeb you would marry?
No, but Johnny Depp from his Edward Scissorhands days is close. His new movie is on my must see list.

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
Hmmm...I have no idea.

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
I've heard Jennifer Gray and the girl from Flashdance. I totally don't see either.

9. Do you wear a watch?
Yep, but especially to work. Around the house I'll sometimes not bother.

10. Are you pierced?
Three in one ear, 4 in the other, but I never wear one of them. That reminds me, I need a pic of my newest three hole corkscrew...

11. Do you have any tattoos?
One, a celtic knot with three snakes that I mostly designed myself.

12. Do you like pain?
Not at all, I got dizzy from my flu shot.

13. Do you like to shop?
Sort of, but generally at local stores cause the mall makes me want to punt toddlers (because obviously, the mall is the perfect place to learn to walk).

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Probably coffee. No wait, a highway toll tonight.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
Hot chocolate for me and one of my clients

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
Mr. VT. I don't really like talking on the phone.

17. What is on your desktop background?
A black and white pic of a cat's profile, with green eyes, I found it on the internet

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
The tree frog pic that came with it.

19. Do you like redheads?
See question #1

20. Do you know any twins?
I've been friends with one half of a set of twins.

21. Do you have any weird relatives?
I categorically plead the fifth, but I do have an uncle that was an events guy. He had actual robots that moved, and did magic tricks (and had white bunnies and the saw-the-lady-in-half-box in the garage) and costumes of characters, like 4 easter bunnies with the big hard heads like at the mall, and Rudolf, and I think carebears for some reason.

22. What was the last movie you watched?
Transformers. Way better than anticipated.

23. What was the last book you read?
I forget, I think I recently re-read the yarn harlot. Now I reading a book about sheep cheese. I love reading, but it's been slow-going lately.

24. Is there such a thing as love at first sight, or it is more likely to be lust at first sight?
Most probably lust.

25. What’s your favorite book?
Ummmmmmm...that is an impossible question. But Wally Lamb's two novels are up there.

26. When was the last time you visited the street where you first lived?
I can't even remember, 10 years or more?

27. When was the last time you googled your own name?
Sometime last year. I just checked, I apparently built a futuristic family car in England. And I died ALOT. My married name is very old sounding.

28. What was / is your favorite subject at school?
Art. But I sucked.

29. What was / is your least favorite subject at school?
Anything math or science related.

30. Do you like having your photograph taken?
I don't mind it too much

31. What time were you born?
12:42pm? If I'm wrong my mom will call me.

EDIT: yep, she called. More like 1:01pm.

32. Ever seriously questioned your sanity?
Not really, but fortunately if I do I can diagnose myself and give myself counseling ; )

33. How many phone numbers do you have remembered and can say off the top of your head?
Mr. VT, work, me, 'rents, the switchboard to my undergrad, phone # from when I was a kid (which is sung to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star, even today). My cell is my savior.

34. Can you Limbo?
Not even close.

35.Have you ever killed your own dinner?
I'm pretty sure some of the fish I've caught and eaten died of oxygen before Mr. VT cut their heads off, so technically, yes.

36. How long have you been living at your current residence?
Just over 2 years

37. What phobias do you have?
Used to be snakes, but now none really.

38. What’s your ideal breakfast?
Crabcakes Benedict with a Bloody Mary and thick bacon on the side.

39. Where are you right now?
In my computer nook

40. Why do you blog?
In grad school it was a distraction from papers and research, which would explain why I'm blogging less.

41. What would you call your autobiography?
Wouldn't that mean I'd have to write it? Not Bloody Likely.

42. What’s the longest time you’ve stayed out of the country / where?
2ish weeks in Mexico excavating dinosaur bones, and 2 ish weeks in England and Ireland.

43. Do you use ICQ, AIM, etc..?

44. Do you have nightmares frequently?
No, usually stress dreams, like I forgot to do something at work and permanently traumatized some poor kid.

45. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Yea, I rock.

46. Which TV character could you be friends with?
Greg on CSI, Rose from Dr. Who, and I'd like to be superficial friends with all 4 sex in the city ladies (you know, go out drinking with them but not feel obligated to hold their hair while their puking)

47. What’s on your mouse pad?
I use my desk

48. What is your ring tone?
Mr. VT is "Everybody Knows" by Elvis Costello, and most everyone else is Friday I'm in Love by the cure.

49. What did you watch on TV last night?
The awful surviving everest reality show. Some of those people really should just stay up there.

50. Scary movies or happy endings?
Well, I HATE scary movies, but happy endings are cheezy. I prefer unexpected but satisfying, and occasionally W.T.F.