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Jun. 17th, 2010

Don't Bother

Since last I wrote

Life's been busy. Again. Still. Whichever.

Oh, and it's summer here, in The South. Which means it's gotten hot and muggy and I am once again hiding in my central-air equipped apartment. Twice weekly three at a time allergy shots are helping, but it'll be years before I'm anywhere close to "cured."

So, what's been going on over thisaway?

-Crazybusy work.
-I am addicted to No Reservations. Dunno why, but I am.
-I'm back to cross-stitching. Mystery project for a group of people most dear to me.
-Other mystery knitting project. Not sure how reay I am to own up to it yet. (If you know? Say nothing.)
-New favorite nighttime snack: broiled broccoli with olive oil, mixed pepper, kosher salt and garlic. And parmisan.
-Or frozen corn, nuked to edible, with butter, mixed salt, and parmisan.
-Helvetica remains adorable.
-Sock monkeys are awesome. I have a new resident one, named Sally. She's cute, and was made by a friend in Florida just for me. Made of argyle knee-high socks.

I'm going to be traveling a lot this week. Saturday post-work I am escaping to Alabama. Then briefly back to Knoxville for an evening of therapeutic riding volunteer time, then work Wednesday. Thursday I run away to Asheville for crazy knitterly awesomeness.

That's right. One day of work next week.

Can't wait.

May. 18th, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Welcome home!



Came home from a weekend at the boyfriend's house, and this was waiting for me on my patio. My plants have been busy while I was away.

Mmmn, strawberrytastic.

Apr. 25th, 2010

Fine Line

I can't be the only one who thinks this is funny

Pope comic for the win.

John Paul II was awesome. It's true.

(crazy popup ads all over Livejournal? Not awesome. Also true.)

Apr. 24th, 2010

Fine Line

And stuff

I should be spending some quality time with Photoshop, wading through the hundred-odd photos I need to pare down, clean up, and upload from the last few months. Unfortunately I've not slept properly in a week or so and I can't focus well enough. Or make myself care enough. Apparently at least some part of me feels my time is better spent flopped on my couch alternately getting upset at the Showtime series Spartacus via Netflix and trying to learn some chords and Zelda's Lullaby on the mandolin. (At this point I would like to be girlie for a moment and state that my boyfriend may be awesome and encouraging and dude, mandolin.)

Since my birthday, my on again, off again insomnia has taken a new and interesting turn. Instead of just having issues falling asleep, I now also have issues staying asleep. For the last week or so, five to six hours after I finally manage to pass out I'm horribly, painfully awake. Nothing external is waking me up, not that I can determine.

My mother advises something must be bothering me to mess with my sleep so much...well yeah, my twitchy nature means that pretty much all of the time something or other is poking at the anxiety-ridden part of my brain. That would be why I racked up the quality therapy time when I was younger, and why there are medications in the bathroom. Most of the time it's irrelevant stuff that I know is irrelevant that my brain just won't let go. I give way more thought than necessary to such oh-so-important issues such as what combination of flour to use in my bread dough for the week, or where the heck my Murphy's Oil Soap has managed to go, or working over my personal finances in my head, or how it took people so long to work out things like Plumpy'nut. (Plumpy'nut is awesome by the way. Fortified peanut butter for malnourished children.) The resulting noise clanking around in my head been a constant as far back as I can recall, and I've still never had issues staying asleep before. My frustration is best explained as "arg." I like sleep, dangit!

Other things that have been going on, in list form because my brain is all fuzzy:

-Allergy shots! Three injections, twice a week. Turns out I really am allergic to the world. Phobia of needles is still going strong, but my hatred of migraines is stronger.

-Rampant homesickness the last few weeks. Contrary to the impression I apparently have been giving off, this does not mean I'm about to pack up my toys and go back to the MittenState. It does mean I want to go visit though.

-Finally caved after far too long and bought myself some tasty Harmony interchangable circular needles from KnitPicks. (This is not exciting unless you're a knitter.)

-Patio-garden is well underway. Herbs, tomatoes, strawberries...and some purty flowers, including some lilies from Michigan that seem to be thriving here. I can relate to them.

-Parents came for my birthday. It was awesome. I miss them terribly, but I have no regrets about relocating.

Other stuff has been going on, but nothing to broadcast to the interwebs about. Why yes, that is why I've not had much to write on here lately. That and my spontaniously-developed social life. Anyhow...yes. Fluffy happy-sounding music to the rescue! Puppet-video actually made by one of the artist-types who've created EvelynEvelyn, which just makes this so much better for me. I mean c'mon...puppets! And fictional conjoined twins!

Apr. 14th, 2010

Dance

Another year

I am now 27 years old.

Oh lordy.

That is all.

Apr. 1st, 2010

Still Alive

Midnight snack of choice

Current midnight (Okay, okay, 2:30am) snack of choice-

-1 avocado
-lime juice
-about a quarter cup of Newman's Own black bean salsa
-spoonful of sour cream
-about an eighth cup of corn
-shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all but sour cream together(sour cream goes on top), devour with tortilla chips. And of course, give Veti a chip of her own so she stops begging. Not much is more pathetic than a hamster begging for food.

Mar. 9th, 2010

Bugger

Giant robots!

So apparently Eva's back. (News to me, though most likely a bunch of you were already aware.)

And now I sort of want to watch it again, despite how very, very angry the series tends to make me.

Blast.

Mar. 6th, 2010

Smooth as Silk

Sweet, sweet freedom

Survived work this week. Went from frantic business, to utterly and entirely dead. Regardless, I am exhausted. But restless. Bleh.

Tonight:

1. I have bread dough all mixed to set out over night. For I finally have a cast-iron Dutch oven, a random gift to myself from me. I am oh so very excited. (The dough is also rising in my vintage Pyrex. I am such a kitchen nerd)

2. Spinach pasta with mushrooms and tasty tasty cream sauce. 'Cause I want comfort food.

3. Trying to decide what to knit next. Socks? Hm.

4. Have a hot date with an allergist on Monday. Have been taken off of Benadryl for a few days in advance, as to not mess with the testing results. Which means right now, I feel like crap.

And now: sleeeeeeeep.

Feb. 22nd, 2010

Vacation

Some happy and some sad

My little chicken nugget with teeth, Miss, passed away. Most likely yesterday, though it was confirmed and a wee funeral was had this afternoon. Poor little guy. He lived a good long time for a dwarf hamster...my best estimate is that he was a smidge over two years old. Rest in peace, wee one. You were terribly disinterested in my existence beyond the dispensing of food, but you were cute, and soft, and had your sweet moments. I did my best to make sure your life was a happy one.

So, to balance out the sad...my current thing to remind myself that the world is awesome.



Feb. 20th, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Sign of life

Hey look, a meme!

Swiped from h_u_s_h_e_d ,

1. Answer each of the questions below using Flickr Search.
2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.
3. Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site: bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php
4. Then share with the world.

1. First Name
2. Favorite Food
3. Hometown
4. Favorite Color
5. Celebrity Crush
6. Favorite Drink
7. Dream Vacation
8. Favorite Dessert
9. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
10. What I Love Most In The World
11. One Word That Describes Me
12. My LiveJournal Name

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