Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Where have I been?

I could make up some fabulous story about running away for a whirlwind journey with magical overtones and lots of time spent in quiet contemplation of the curiousness of life as we know it, but instead, let's just say I've been busy.

Crafty photos to appear soon... (I know, promises, promises...)

In the meantime, here's a biker chick, a harbinger of summer and a purty lil' thing, in that order, followed by a fun meme.

Swiped from Badger via Blackbird:

If I was an hour of the day... I would be 11:oo AM.

If I was a planet... I would be Pluto. Yes, it is!

If I was a direction... I would be up.

If I was a piece of furniture... I would be a comfortable camping chair.

If I was a liquid... I would be tequila.

If I was a sin... I would be Sloth. (Oh yeah.)

If I was a rock... I would be malachite.

If I was a tree... I would be a Cascalote (Caeselpinia cacalaco).

If I was a fruit... I would be a naval orange.

If I was a flower... I would be a sweet pea.

If I was a climate... I would be rainy.

If I was a musical instrument... I would be a concertina. (English, mind.)

If I was an element... I would be Earth.

If I was a color... I would be dusty brick-red.

If I was an animal... I would be an elephant.

If I was a sound... I would be my husband's from-the-gut, wonderful bwah-ha-ha laugh.

If I was music... I would be big-band.

If I was a music style... I would be Hoagy Carmichael type-tunes.

If I was a feeling... I would be pleased.

If I was a book... I would be worn and well-read.

If I was a food... I would be fried. Probably potatoes.

If I was a place... I would be a garden anywhere.

If I was a flavour... I would be cumin.

If I was a scent... I would be citrus.

If I was a word... I would be zippy.

If I was a verb... I would be fling!

If I was an object... I would be a surprise parcel wrapped in brown paper from Dorset (!)

If I was a part of the body... I would be a freckle. (Ha! Thought I'd say eye, didn't you?)

If I was a facial expression... I would be a grin.

If I was a cartoon character... I would be Rocket J. Squirrel.

If I was a movie... I would be Notting Hill.

If I was a shape... I would be a wiggly, imperfect circle.

If I was a number... I would be 9.

If I was a season... I would be fall.

If I was a sentence... I would be "Always take a no-thank-you portion".

Consider yourself tagged and leave me a note if you play! I'll try not to stay away so long.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you.

(Today is my mom's birthday, in case you hadn't guessed. Just wanted to shout it from the rooftop a bit.)

Ok, today was THE day! I found out that Stitch-N-Pitch was indeed coming to Arizona, and Marion asked to come along! Here we are in the stadium--please don't ask me why the dome was closed when it was in the 80's and breezy outside--I was ANNOYED. Anyhow, M brought some embroidery and I was cranking a Dulaan hat, and the charming redheaded lady next to us agreed to shoot us for the blog. I do so LOVE me them redheads.

There's that short summer haircut I warned you about. I'm still LOVING it. (Personal self-centered note: if you click on the photo, my crooked teeth look a trifle less Austin-Powers-ish and my daughter's bad case of pixil-itis clears right up! Magic on the internets!)

Below is the uber-cool (pardon the lack of umlaut-I'm still a newbie for international puctuation on my very US keyboard) Perpetual Motion Baseball Device. I've no idea what it really is called, but it's my favorite thing at the park. The red thing on top is a base, and there's a bat and ball as well; they're all swinging around and around.

Inside, there are tracks and pulleys and lifts and gongs and all manner of things babseball, and the balls roll around non-stop and things flip and twirl and clang and drop and it's just outrageously great. The area that Marion's looking at has a set of xylophone bars, and when the ball rolls down a certain tube, it hits the end of the blue mallets, which strike the bars and play the well-known notes from, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"!!!

People were knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, embroidering and needlepointing all around us. Oh, and there was a ballgame going on, too. (Diamondbacks won 3-1)

Scoreboard highlighting two really sweet new LYSs near me. Yay!

These guys weren't at the game, but I haven't told you about them, and I should. We bought them as eggs several weeks ago, in a kit with food and rocks and a plasic dish. I thought they'd be Sea Monkeys, but I WAS WRONG. They started as little eggs the size of pinpoints and now are about 3" long each! They're "Triops", and supposedly date from dinosaur times. They'd flourish in a short stretch of time (a month, give or take) in temporary ponds. They'd eat and lay eggs and die when the water evaporated, but the eggs would hatch in the next rainstorm. They're really quite cool. M gets grossed out when they shed (exoskeletons, ya know), but I think they're pretty interesting. Must go change their water now.

Bye all! Have a great week. Will try hard to get some actual photos of knitting posted soon, but don't hold your breaths. Instead, go look at Kathy's most awsome sweater. Damn, that gal knows her way around them pointy sticks!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Title? We don't need no steenking TITLE!

I think that this is one of the best little web-thingies I've seen.

As is this.

Anone else ever spen a lot of time here? Oh, my long-lost youth.....

It was a busy day--poor Spot went to the dentist for a teeth-cleaning. His breath is immeasurably improved, but he's still pretty unsteady on his pins.

Hubby had a big job today that he fretted about, but it went very well. Hooray!

We got our new bed delivered. He's testing it right now. I could sleep on the sidewalk if I had to, so anything's ok with me, but this one should help his back.

Softball starts this weekend! Stitch-n-Pitch at the Diamondbacks ballpark (can't recall the proper name as the "whatever" corporate ownership changes hourly) on Sunday! Thinking seriously about attending the Shindig in Seattle in June!

Photos and knitting stuff coming soon to a post near you!

(P.S.--Thanks for getting my "Flash" to work, Mr. Computer Guy!!!)