Sunday, February 09, 2014

this is a scarf i have completed.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Woo hoo! Interwebs at home!

So, after a way too long hiatus, i have internet at home and can finally resume posting inanne things and pithy witticisms. Tonight i only have the i pad fired up, and i confess, it's not super easy to type on it. but fear not, tomorrow i shall get Rocekt the Laptop up and attem, and i will post piccies, and linkies, and all manner of such! Yay!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

now you work for ME too

so here are my thoughts on this. i’m terribly disappointed, but i can see how it happened. Fiscal responsibly really isn’t all bad, on premise. so using that as a major campaign tool was pretty smart; lots of people will vote for fiscal responsibility, regardless of which party is talking about it. If i’m honest, Martha Coakley wasn’t a swell candidate, but she was in favor of HC Reform; for me, the deal breaker issue is healthcare.

So. there is almost nothing we can do about this, other than make him work for us. he used the whole “people’s seat” and the “people want change” rhetoric, so i don’t wonder if it’s time to up the ante on our demands of our senator. Presumably he’ll have an office and an email, so perhaps it’s time for us to get our letter writing pens out, and get cracking.

So fine you aren’t going to vote in favor of this current healthcare reform bill, but guess what smarty pants, it’s time for you to present an alternative. How would you correct what is broken? I want healthcare that works for the majority of people, not just those who are lucky enough to have an employer who offers it (and said employer will give them 40 hours to make them eligible).

now hear this Senator Elect Brown; you say you’re working on behalf of all the people? well i’m in your constituency too, and i want healthcare reform, whether you do or not.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Dear, unfortunate Wes Welker


Yeeps. Yesterday's injury came on a technique and motion that athletes of almost every single sport perform on a regular basis. Heck, walking through an ordinary city street causes people to use the same maneuver. perhaps not at the same velocity; and so that could be the cause of the injury, but not playing wes welker in the first possession yesterday is in no way a guarantee of injury prevention.

It is terribly too bad that it's season ending; indeed, my coworker todd is even saying hair-raising things like career ending. I'm not going to go that far yet; it only happened just yesterday, but indeed, it did not look very good.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

the sally gap hoodie!

previously i mentioned a little lake in ireland.

six or seven weeks ago, i decided to make a sweater that tried to capture the same shade of blue.

i think i've done it!


this one is a little bit of cabling, to be reminiscent of an aran sweater, but not so much cabling that i want to poke my eyes out. the cable crosses were every third row, instead of every row or every other row; so that made it a bit easier to handle.


There is cabling on the sleeves as well, so that alleviates the stressed stitches usually found in raglan style sweaters.


there is only one teeny weeny mistake that is easily corrected- one sleeve is short a cable repeat so it's about 3/4 inch shorter than the other, and the cuff is done with larger needles on that sleeve, so it's a bit too loose, but that's super easy to fix- i'll do so in few days or so.

Friday, December 18, 2009

at the risk of being a broken record....

I do love those Bouncing Souls.


THE BOUNCING SOULS "Airport Security"

Bouncing Souls | MySpace Music Videos


They are soooooo good. They have such good stuff. So true to themselves and their place in the "here and now". Agreed, as they get old, they get a teeny bit less frenetic, but they are no less emotional, original, and creative than they were twenty years ago.

The latest album is a 20 year anniversary album; called Ghosts of the Boardwalk. It's pretty good. It's got anthems and acoustics; harmony and pounders; thoughtful lyrics and some that are just for fun.

If I were a Jersey Girl, I would be at every single show at the Stone Pony next week; alas, I'm a Masshole, so while I take East Coast F*#k You directly to heart, I think it's better to let the locals have all the fun.

It's hard for me to pick a Bouncing Souls Best playlist; even harder to pick a favorite album, which is as near as makes no difference to impossible. I suppose I would have to go with most played souls album. What is it? Dunno really. Probably the self titled, but it could be Hopeless Romantic, Summer Vacation, Maniacal Laughter, or even the Gold Record. The Gold Record is a top drawer album- especially considering that it's one of the later albums. Often the later work of musicians can be the weaker of the library; but not so the Souls. I'm not sure yet if Boardwalk stacks up yet, but I didn't skip any tracks, so that's a good sign, isn't it?