Saturday, March 29, 2008

ok, so it's cheesy

i'm watching the hall of fame induction ceremony for the WWE. yes, wrasslin'.

however, you have to realize, i grew up with this stuff. my dad loved it. he was always talking about "them sumbitches" that were the bad guys. have you noticed, there were always bad guys? when i was growing up, it was nick something or other. i don't know what it is now, i've kind of lost touch with it.

but i bet, if my dad was here now, he'd know what the rock was cookin'.

good times.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Meme me

no, this is not all memes, all the time. i just keep finding ones i like, lol.

this one has you using the letter from your middle name, and as before, you can't use your middle name for the name portion

1. Middle name letter: R (for my grandmother)
2. Famous artist/band/musician: Rembrandt
3. 4-letter word: Rats!
4. U.S state: Rhode Island
5. Boy name: Robert (my brother's name, lol)
6. Girl name: Rebecca
7. Animal: Raccoon
8. Something in the kitchen: Rolling pin
9. Reason for being late? Road Rage!
10. Body Part? Ring Finger
11. Drink? Roy Roger
12. Something you shout: Rah! Rah! Rah!
13. Something you eat? Radish
14. A movie you've seen? Return of the King

not gonna tag anybody, b ut feel free to swipe this!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Another Meme!

I saw this meme at Deb's and thought it sounded fun:

The rules:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (or get them out of your capacious memory).
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.

And here we go!

1. Whoa. (Jen, you're close with guessing keanu reeves, but which one, lol?) The Matrix - Carin (and yes, i know that he says it a lot of times, but this is the movie i was after, lol)
2. When I was your age, television was called books. Princess Bride - Michele
3. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. Star Wars - Michele
4. The ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any craft that we here possess. Lord of the Rings - Michele
5. On your wedding night? Ay hija, no. You need room, to maneuver.

My daughter can trace her roots back 400 years to the best families in Mexico.

Talking between men and women never solves anything. Where we think, they feel. They are creatures of the heart. yay! i knew i could count on Ina to come through. A Walk in the Clouds.

6. It's better to burn out, than fade away. HYAH! Highlander (the movie, not the series) - Sarabeth (and i'm amazed nobody got it until now!)
7. I won't be going alone, because believe it or not, someone's asked me! And I said yes!
Bloody hell. She's lying, right? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Michele
8. Ah, you're missing a picture, Mr. Gray.
And you don't miss a thing, do you, Mr. Quatermain?
Oh, sometimes. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Michele
9. It's only one fly in the serum. I can't reproduce it. Medicine Man - knitfink
10. And when were you hoping to dine with us?
Two years from tomorrow. The Lake House - knitfink

have fun!

ETA: And here I thought I'd picked some hard ones! Michele got 5 of them!

ETAA: i added a couple more quotes to #5. come on gang, you can get it!

and a hint. most of these movies either have keanu reeves or sean connery, lol.

A Meme

hey, i'm super happy for easy posting

Grab the nearest book more than 123 pages long.

Turn to page 123 (duh!)

Read sentence 5:

Book: Krystonian Adventures

Quote: "Get lost hogface!" shouted Poffles."

This was a book given to me, but swiped by Sean. hence the reason it's the nearest book to the computer, lol.

Tag 5 people.

Consider yourself tagged, i'm way late to the party. Thanks to Erika for posting it though.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

i have to admit it

i've always said that there's too much reality in my life to watch so-called reality shows (i don't count anything on the discovery channel, learning channel, or any of those. they are real life shows, not created reality). however, i do have one guilty pleasure.

Dancing with the Stars.

I just watched the second half tonight, and I have to say i am in AWE. Marlie Matlin is a well-known deaf actress. AND SHE'S DANCING! and dancing well! Brava!

so, you know, with my mom being deaf, that i gotta root for her. unfortunately, i won't be able to vote this go-round because i watched it too late (i wouldn't vote for her if she had danced badly), but i'll be giving her all my extra votes!


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

and back up again!

The House and Senate are working on a mental health bill that will require insurance companies to cover mental health issues equally with other health issues. speaking as someone who has had to use the insurance this is HUGE! sean's deductible for regular stuff? his mental health deductible is TWICE that. i owe his psychiatrist $150 for his last visit. i figure by the end of the year he won't have met his deductible, but i'll have a huge psychiatric bill, even though we have insurance. maybe this will help that.


Patrick Swayze has pancreatic cancer. yeah, some of the movies he made were goofey, or hokey. but, man, ya gotta hope for him. he's 55. too young (isn't it always, though?)

Monday, March 03, 2008


ok, i know you're not all yarnies that read my blog, and many of you may not have heard of the Mystical Creations Yarn scandal. but i gotta tell the world. shortly after Gigi, of Socktopia fame, passed away, it came out that Danielle Glunt, of MCY infamy (crappy yarn, poorly dyed, lousy shipping (if at all)) had been in the hospital for a month, (then six months) and was dying of leukemia. and the family was "trying" to fill her orders, and offering all kinds of crazy stuff, because they didn't know what she was doing, and "come buy it all so we can pay her medical bills" and crazy stuff like that.

well, apparently, it was a lie. an employee has come forward and outed Danielle and her husband, Zach. If you've been burnt by this heinous pair, contact the New Mexico Attorney General, and file a fraud complaint. Let's keep this, this, this, gah, ihave no words, and you know that's saying alot, PERSON and her husband from burning anyone else.

meme me

i love memes. instant post!

this one is for books. do it if you wish, no tagging here. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you're interested in, and leave the ones you don't care about.

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.The Skin of the 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) New

interesting list, eh?

oh no!

Jeff Healy passed away yesterday at the age of 41. if you're a patrick swayze fan, you've seen him in Road House as Cody. I loved his stuff.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

it amazes me

just for those who haven't read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (and i know there are a few, who are actually still interested at this late date), this is a spoiler alert!

i decided to re-listen to the books on tape again, and i'm on the last CD of HBP. it always seems so sad to me when Dumbledore dies. However, i've read this several times. but when Harry tells all the house heads and professor mcgonagal that the kids would want to stay for Dumbledore's funeral so t hey could say goodbye, but was unable to finish the sentence, and professor flitwick finishes it for him, i teared up. gets me every time.

on a happier note, i finally saw the stepford wives, with bette midler and nicole kidman. a bizarre concept, but oh my god, at the end, it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny! i loved it!
so, i suppose i should s how some crafting finally, eh ?

This is a stack of 10 navy blue squares that i knit/crocheted for AC4C, for a woman who puts together POC (point of contact) afghans for Ships' Support. She does them in navy and maroon. I was getting together the stack of bright squares that i'd done earlier in february for another woman who is joining squares, and found another navy square, lol. i think i'll send this one to the POC woman, as the second one is supposed to get brights, and these definitely are NOT bright.

This lousy picture is the fingerless mitts i made for my FIL for christmas. the reason why there's only one is because he has the other one, lol! I had washed them, then asked Liam to get the laundry out of the washing machine, and i took them over to steph's and threw the load in the dryer. when i went back over there to get them, i only found one. so he got the one i had, since i KNEW i'd thrown them in the washing machine. needless to say, i found the other in the washing machine when i went to throw another load in the next day. unfortunately, it's still here, because the last few times we've gone over there, it's been forgotten here. the last time wasn't my fault, though, cuz mark was supposed to bring it, as i was picking up my mom to take her with us, as it was mark's mom's birthday celebration. maybe i'll just put it in the mail, lol!
this little set, and another one that looked pretty much like it, were sent to BPP, who send baby things, as well as older children's things to South Africa. The baby things go into a pack for new mothers, while the older children's things go to a safe house, where children (and sometimes their mothers) go to escape cruelty, abuse, etc. there was a story that a 12 year old girl showed up with her 2 younger siblings, because their parents were both dead, and she had run out of resources to take care of them on her own.

this hideously blurred shot is of the same sweater, with a ruffly hat. i used up all my pink yarns here to do both, which is why there's no booties. the booties i did with the r/w/b sets were crocheted variations on the knitted stay-on booties. i may just write one or two of them up, lol.

I also sent 4 bags, but i'm only showing you this one because i made this one up as well. it's backpack styled, with a flap, and a crocheted cord drawstring. i might just write this one up as well!
well, with all these blurry shots, i wonder if i should take my camera in for service! could just be the crappy light, though. this house is incredibly dark at night (it's so small, and the furniture is dark, too).
speaking of houses, we're selling mine. just as soon as steph and ashlie move out, and we can fix it up. i've spoken to my mom, and even though i owe her some money, she's willing to let the amount slide and we can roll all of the equity into a new house. mark's wanting to move out in the country, but those are hard to find, and i want to stay close to my mom. on top of that, if we move out of the county, it would mean starting over for the boys, and for sean in particular, we can't let that happen.
and i really do need to stay closer to my mom. last week, she had a doctor's appointment, but hwen i called her to tell her when i was picking her up, she didn't answer. after the third time, i had a panic attack, and ran out the door without dealing with my lunch dishes or anything. when i walked in, i found all her mail on the apartment hallway floor in front of her door. (she gets more mail than would EVER fit in her mailbox, so they just leave it in front of her door. since it's a secured building, and the complex manager is 3 doors down, i'm cool with that). that worried me as she's usually pretty good about bringing it in. i unlocked the door, and found her washing her dishes. WHEW! apparently, her TTY (a machine that lets her use the telephone through a relay system) had quit working, and she was unable to let me know. i looked at it, and realized that she'd spilled something sticky on it, so i called the service #. they told me to mail it in, and they'd let me know what was up with it. i should double check on it, because i mailed it monday. the bad part, is that those life alert thingies? you know, the old commercial "i've fallen, and i can't get up!" won't work for her. because they're sound activated. trust me. i've looked into it. admittedly, it was a few years ago, i should probably check again. you'd think, with as many older people who are hearing impaired, that t hey'd have some sort of system that doens't rely on sound, but they don't. growl.
anyway, i need to close this thing up, i gotta get up in the morning!