Friday, March 28, 2008

My fortune Cookie

My Fortune Cookie told me:
You too can wear a nose mitten.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune

I should be knitting....

but instead I'm answering this meme!

1 Are you in a complicated relationship?
Happily Married for 9 years...wouldn't call it complicated right now

2 Do you hate more than 3 people?
No....I don't hate people

3 How many houses have you lived in?
four houses, one apartment/townhouse

4 Favorite candy bar?
Snickers

5 What are you currently listening to?
Jeopardy on the television

6 Have you ever tripped someone?
Who hasn't? It's not like it was on purpose!

7 Least favorite school subject?
Science (sorry Sandy! I do like it now!)

8 How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Too many to count!


9 Do you own a Britney Spears CD?
Nope!

10 Have you ever thrown up in public?
Once at work...

11 Name one thing that is always on your mind?
Knitting

12 Favorite genre of music?
Anything by Jason Mraz! and Broadway

13 What is your zodiac sign?
Aquarius

14 What time were you born?
11:11 a.m.


15 Do you like beer?
Only if it's Blue Moon on tap!

16 Have you made a prank phone call?
No

17 What is the most embarassing CD you own?
I don't have many cd's because everything I have is on iTunes.


18 Are you sarcastic?
Definitely!

19 What are your favorite color(s)?
Green, pink and chocolately brown

20 How many watches do you own?
None

21 Summer or winter?
Winter

22 Is anyone in love with you?
ummm...yeah!

23 Favorite Color To Wear ?
Green and Brown

24 Pepsi or Sprite?
Pepsi if it's fountain, Sprite if it's bottle or can

25 Ever been out of the country?
Yes - France, Monaco, Italy and England

26 Where is your second home?
Work

27 Have you ever slapped someone?
No, but I kicked a boy when I was in middle school

28 How many states have you been in?
I don't know? 10?

29 How many lamps are in your bedroom?
3

30 How many video games do you own?
A few...hubby has lots more than me

31 What was your first pet?
Goldfish

32 Ever had braces?
Yes

33 Do looks matter?
Sometimes

34 Do you use chapstick?
Blistex

35 What is your favorite class in High school?
Madrigals

36 American Eagle or Abercrombie?
Neither

37 Are you too forgiving?
Sometimes

38 How many children do you want?
Maybe 1

39 Do you own anything from Hot Topic?
No

40 Favorite breakfast meal?
Well-cooked scrambled eggs, buttered toast and bacon

41 Do you own a gun?
No

42 Ever thought you were in love?
Yes, several times, and I am in love now!

43 When was the last time you cried?
Last week

44 What did you do 3 nights ago?
Knit a little on a sock

45 Been to the Olive Garden?
Yes, but I don't like it!

46 Have you ever called your teacher mom?
No

47 Have you ever been in a castle?
Chennonceau, Chambord and Amboise

48 Nicknames?
Kell

49 Do you miss some one that you haven't seen in a long time?
Yes, dearly.

50 Ever been to Kentucky?
No

51 Do you own something from Banana Republic?
No

52 Are you thinking about somebody right now?
Yes

53 Ever call somebody Boo?
That's what I call Buster.

54 How many people have you kissed?
Romantically? 5

55 Do you own a diamond ring?
Yes

56 Are you happy with your life right now?
Somewhat

57 Do you like your hair?
Yes, but I desperately need a cut and color

58 Does anyone have a crush on you?
I hope my hubby does!

59 Any siblings?
Nope...lonely only here

60 What were you doing in May of 1994?
Finishing up my first year of College.

61 Who was the last person you held hand's with?
John

62 McDonalds or Wendys?
Wendy's

63 Do you like yourself?
Yes

64 Are you closer to your mother or father?
Mom

65 Favorite physical feature of the preferred sex?
Nose

66 Are you afraid of the dark?
A little

67 Have you ever eaten paste?
Yes

68 Do you own a webcam?
Yes

69 Have you ever stripped?
No

70 Ever broke a bone?
Yes, in my foot

71 Are you religious?
Not necessarliy

72 Do you chat on AIM often?
Not that often

73 Pringles or Lays?
Pringles

74 Have you ever broken someones heart?
I don't know

75 Full house or The Brady Bunch?
Neither

76 Own an ipod, mp3 player, cd player?
iPod

77 Did you like your high school guidance counselor?
No, he never really knew much of anything going on!

78 Has anyone ever called you a tease?
No

79 Do you have a birth mark?
Actually, I have 2

80 Do you own a car?
Yes

81 Can you cook?
Yes

82.




3 things that annoy you:

1.
One-uppers

2.
Debbie Downers

3.
People biting their nails

83 Do you text message often?
Oh yes!

84 Money or love?
Love

85 Do you have any scars?
2

86 What do you want more than anything?
To move to Virginia

87 Do you enjoy scary movies?
I like some of them...more of the suspense genre

88 Relationships or one night stands?
Relationships

89 Big Red or Juicy Fruit?:
Big Red

90 Do you enjoy greasy food?
Unfortunately, yes

91 Have you seen all the Rocky movies?
I have never seen any of them!

92 Do you own a box of crayons?
Several

93 Ever had sex in a public place?
No

94 Who was the last person that said "I love you" to you?
John

96 Who was the last person that made you cry?
My Mom

97 When was the last time you laughed?
This afternoon

98 Who was the last person that texted you?
John

99 Who was the last person that called you?
Eileen

100 What was the best part of high school?
Acting in the musicals

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Update

Sorry I haven't been around in a while. I've been sick with the Flu and busy as well. I have finished my first sock for Sock Madness and am done with the cuff of #2. I doubt I will make it to the next round...but I'll be cheering on my team!

Zombie sock close-up

Here is a picture of my finished Chameleon Scarf. I used Noro Taiyo and I love it!

Chameleon Scarf

A few weeks ago we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday at school. I will post my Dr. Seuss-inspired poem and drawings at a later date. We all had to wear crazy socks and a crazy hat. Here is John modeling the hat I whipped up.

John modeling my crazy hat!

Last weekend, we went to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. We hadn't been for a few years, but not much had changed. It was Sign Language Day, so there were supposed to be interpreters. Only 3 shows were scheduled for interpreting and the interpreter didn't even make it to the show we went to which was labeled as being interpreted. We also got a very under-done bread bowl with broccoli cheddar soups that tasted like melted nacho cheese poured over broccoli. We did see some interesting sights though. We saw animals at the petting zoo.

Llama

Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo

Camel



We saw a Giant Papier-Mache man.

Giant papier-mache man

It was also Celtic weekend and they had Scottish Games being played in the main arena. To my surprise, I looked across the field and spotted Santa Claus! He vacations in Florida! Who knew?

Santa

Anyway, I will be back later this week with more posting. But in the meantime, here is a picture of Dottie sticking her tongue out through the pen bars.

Dottie sticking out her tongue

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Book Meme

Look at the list of (100) books below.
Bold the ones you’ve read.
Italicize the ones you want to read.
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

(Movies don’t count.) -- (boo HISSSSSSS!)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 . Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I'm Merino!


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You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.
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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sock Madness!

I was just assigned to a division! I'm in Maryland Merino Madness! How
cool since I lived in Maryland for 7 years and that's where I went to
high school!