Friday, July 31, 2009

A Couple More Pics

Been working super hard this week, in spite of a migraine that started Saturday and didn't give up till Wednesday. Of course I have to thank my Excedrine for the ability to function. I guess what I'm really saying is that I don't have much interesting blog fodder. 

The only exception to that is that I may get to be co-workers with one of my fav classmates, which I may or may not have set up =)

Anyway, to keep all 2 or 3 of you reading, here are a couple more pics from the other day. I was all mesmerized by the water and the sunlight. 

Too bad I didn't take some pics from the other side and catch all the rainbows, maybe next time I go there I'll remember that. Not that we've had much sun lately, and I'm not complaining. Getting rain at this time of year is awesome, cuts the heat in half and it does my okra good =) 

Maybe I'll be a good girl and show you the hilarious state of my garden next time. For now, it's back to Speed Racer, the movie. Which I have to sheepishly admit, I'm really loving for all it's psychedelic charm. 

See y'all in the funny papers

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Graduation

Friday, the 24th of July, was my graduation ceremony. It was really pretty fun to see most of my classmates again. The ceremony was pretty long, since all the classes that finished between May and July graduated that night. There were about 7 different programs with several classes each. Professional Massage Therapy went first, since we had the most (I guess) and we were put in line alphabetically according to our first names, which means, aside from the Valedictorian, I was first. 

I came just a few points away from being Valedictorian, but I'm very thankful I wasn't, because I really wasn't in the mood for doing my lame speech in front of all those people. I was first for quite a while, so I was really scared, but fortunately someone else was more anal about their grades than I was =)

We have our Convention this weekend, too, so the whole family had already been sitting all day by the time we had the graduation. It was a long, but good day =)

Sorry about the glare on this pic, but it's a picture of a picture. That's what took the longest time, we had to get the pictures right then, apparently. It was about another hour standing in line to order and pick them up.

Here are some pictures from the Convention today. Well, we are at lunch in these pictures. 

Being Cute

Being Silly

Being Artsy

still loving my new computer btw, especially since it has wireless internet - ah freedom =)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Wednesday to Me

Guess what? The husband was acting oddly as he was coming in this evening and as I looked around the corner he was holding a surprise for me.

I can barely even believe it myself, but I am the giddy new owner of a MacBookPro! DUDES! Do you have any idea how darn long I've been wanting a Mac? It's been nearly 20 years. That's a long long long time to wait. (well, maybe just two longs - so long long time) =) I know that some people wait for stuff longer than that, but it's been half my life, so feels long to me. 

So far I'm in love, OF COURSE. Just seeing Garage Band down there in the icons just made me clap my hands and giggle like a three year old who just saw one of those giant theme park lollypops.

By the time my mind realized I wanted to take a picture it was dark, so this will have to do

Me happy =)) 

Me love Macs


Me speechless now

Monday, July 20, 2009

Blurry Progress Shot

My new phone doesn't take sharp pics very well. I finally figured out how to email the pic to myself - thanks to LizzyK8 for the suggestion

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Brother's Baby Blanket Design

This thing is too cool. I only wish I could get the pictures off my phone to show you the progress as of Thursday. Hopefully, my bro will email the finished pic to me before too long. He's up visiting the friends that the blanket is for, so I won't see the finished project in person. He is finishing it probably as I type. Here's how it looked on Monday.

The Front

In all it's awesomeness
If this was the 80's we'd call this
Interasia to the max, like, TOTALLY dude

The Back

with home-made bobbins
(I made the bobbins out of tags from
some clothes I got at WalMart)
and all the balls of yarn being used at once
dizzying, ain't it?

The Back Again

showing the ridiculous number of ends to be woven in

The Chart

Probably done freehand,
if I know my brother, and I think I do

Maybe he should retire and just make up patterns for majorly awesome knit stuff. =) I can't wait to see the finished pictures. I only wish I could have seen his friends' reactions, that would have been so fun. Does my brother rock out or what?

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I originally posted this to my Coffee Crazy blog - hit the wrong button. That's what I get for blogging in my sleep! - Anyway, here it is:

Where in the world have I been?

Sometimes time just gets away from me. I was a bit sickly for a couple of weeks, then one of my friends came to visit, then we went to visit her in return along with everyone else in that area. So I guess it's been busy around here.

As far as I know, I haven't knit a single stitch since my last post. My brother is doing some interesting knitting, though. With very little instruction and his own ingenuity he has figured out interasia and put it to amazing use. I keep telling him to bring it over so I can photo it in the daylight, but we always manage to get together when it's getting dark. It's turning out really cool, though. He's using cotton that has perfect sheen and in colors you wouldn't expect in a baby blanket, and he's putting the Queen's Reich symbol big and bold in the middle of it. He's making it for a friend who just had a baby. It may just turn out to be the coolest baby blanket ever =) I'm proud of him. I may have taught him to knit, but he's taken off in directions I haven't gone, so it's fun to see what he can do.

Work is going decently well. Things are picking up after the initial Summer slowdown. Someone called me Magic Fingers and marvelous yesterday - lol

I do have pictures in my camera, but I'm too caffiene deprived at the moment to hook it up. We got the satellite guy here now hooking us up with TV. I've held out for... nearly 14 years, refusing to get cable or satellite TV since regular TV eats up too much time already. Our digital receiver though is just awful. The picture is fine, but the guide it uses stinks, most of the channels say "No Information Available" and it's just a pain in the butt. Anytime you want to look at the channel list, it stops receiving the channel it's on and flips to the guide only. I guess it can only think about one thing at a time. Also, we had two DVR's that died within a couple weeks of each other and a major lightning strike. So that was sad, too. We'll be getting a new DVR with the TV deal.

Oh yeah, as for Claudia, she was number 1 again and her ride went very well. yaay

I think I need coffee - talk to y'all later =) sooner rather than later I hope