Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween!

No cats were harmed in the making of this picture. One cat was, however, thoroughly annoyed. And a teensy bit (read that as totally) scared of my kitty ears (like puffy tail scared and everything! it was super cute!).

Sometimes I wonder how Spike puts up with me. Oh yeah - the Whiskas, that's how.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

entrelac scarf

I finished the entrelac scarf I've been working on. Everyone seems to be impressed by this scarf, so here you go - be impressed!

Basic entrelac scarf based on the Danica pattern on Knitty. I used their numbers, but I didn't change yarns. It took 3 skeins of Patons SWS in geranium. I love this yarn! so pretty!

I brought this scarf to the knitting group at work last week. The ladies at work were so impressed - the next day three of the women from the knitting group brought their friends over and asked to see my scarf again. lol

Sunday, October 22, 2006

no more cold feet

I've been doing a lot of knitting lately.
Last week I made one pink ankle sock
(my own pattern, thank you very much)
and yesterday I knit one big blue sock.
Neither of them have partners,
so I wore them together.
At least my feet weren't cold.
My right ankle though? Very chilly.

I took the next few pictures of The Lawrence Welk Show for someone specific - you know who you are, even if you don't know who Lawrence Welk is. ;) (yes, there was wine involved in the decision to take these pictures. There usually is some form of alcohol involved when I start taking pictures of what's on tv.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

cleaned out the freezer...

... and found some lefse! We were so excited!

My car is over 100,000 miles now! I was waiting and waiting and waiting to hit 100,000 miles. I made sure to have my camera handy with a charged battery so I could be sure to get a photo of it - and then Monday morning I checked the odometer and it said 100,023. I missed the big moment! *sigh* You'll have to settle for this picture of mile 100,100.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A cat with something to say

I just don't know what he's so angry about.
It probably has something to do with his empty treat bowl
and the fact that he can't get the packet of
poultry-flavored Whiskas out of the cabinet by himself.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

5 weird things

Erin tagged me with a meme, so here goes:

5 weird things about me

  • I've had a ganglion cyst in my left wrist for more than 15 years. I like it - it comes and goes and is squishy. The coolest thing about it - when it's really big I can press a laser pointer to the side of it and the whole cyst glows. I've actually had a second cyst pop up, but the one in my wrist is the most consistent and it's my favorite.
  • Most of the time I'd rather come up with an elaborate plan for something than actually do the thing I created an elaborate plan for. You may know that I knit and crochet a lot lately - I don't think I actually like to knit or crochet. I just the planning that's involved in it.
  • I once scored a 167 in an online IQ test. The internet thinks I'm a genius! and you know, the internet is always right. ;) I took that test one day with a group of guys, one of whom was really excited about his score until I beat him by 30 points. ha! (I love outsmarting guys who think they're smarter than me, even if it's only on scientifically worthless internet tests. I am very good at standardized tests in general though.)
  • I have pretty good hearing. I can often hear people who think I can't hear them. It's great for eavesdropping and picking up gossip. I'm also really good at recognizing voices.
  • I've been to Irish pub-type bars in 5 different countries but I've never been to Ireland. (If you're interested - Ansbach (Germany), Lucerne (Switzerland), Paris, London and, of course, here in the US. (And yes - I've used the bathroom in all of them! you guys should have been able to guess that!))

and now 5 weird things about Spike:

  • His favorite food of all time is potatoes: McDonalds french fries, potato chips, lefse and, his ultimate favorite - mashed potatoes with meatballs and gravy all mixed together. He also will beg for chicken, Whiskas Choice Cuts, milk, cheese, ice cream and Cheetos (he likes to lick the orange power off them!).
  • He likes to play and be petted while laying on the stairs with his head hanging over the edge.
  • He will only drink water from a drinking glass. He absolutely refuses to drink from a bowl and would rather go for days without water than drink from a bowl. (You can see it in the background of this picture.)
  • His favorite place to sleep is anywhere on top of me. On my lap, in my arms, curled up on top of me under the covers in bed, even on top of my feet once while I stood in the kitchen and talked on the phone.
  • He's very vocal and will have a "conversation" with me. He will also call for me if he thinks I'm home but in a different room. When I reply to him he'll come running to find me and then reprimands me for leaving him alone in the first place.
  • bonus Spike fact - I think he likes being called "fluffybutt"!

Let's see... who can I tag... (you know what's coming here, right?) Todd - you're it - let's hear 5 weird things about Todd.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

mmm... Ikea!

Meatballs, fries and a chocolate marzipan roll thing. yum!

and a treat for Spike. He really, really wants it -
can you tell he's standing on his back legs? lol

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

6 Spike fans can't be wrong!

I was talking to this guy at work today about web stuff and we ended up talking about blogs. I told him I had a blog and he asked what put on it. So I told him it was mostly just pictures I have taken of random stuff. I told him the last thing I had put up there was a photo of me and my cat. He said, incredulously, "People want to look at that?" I told him "6 Spike fans can't be wrong!" I don't think he got the joke.

I love checking the stats on how many people look at this. It's kind of pointless in a way, since only 6 people looked at my picture on Sunday. But on the other hand - Six people came to check out my blog on Sunday! I wanted to ask that guy at work how many people were interested in him and his dog on Sunday! so there.

I'm going to Ikea tonight. So, just for you, my faithful 15 regular readers, there will be pictures of meatballs!

Also, on a semi-related note - there are a few people in Virginia who keep googling Sven Sundgaard and ending up here. How strange is that? Seriously, it's happening like once a week. Either there's another Sven Sundgaard down there or someone in Virginia has a massive crush on Sven!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

self portrait, avec cat

From Spike

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

I swear, the Internet had some kind of personal vendetta against me this weekend. It wouldn't let me send pictures anywhere! no printing, no emailing, no blogging. grrr.

It took me a while, but I finally put up pics from a few weekends ago.

Sept. 23, 2006
Sep 23, 2006 - 7 Photos
(click on the photo to check them out!)