Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lyrics of the Day

This song was on The L Word tonight....

"Dear Mr. President"- Pink (featuring Indigo Girls)

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

100- I have no life!!!

It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it.

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
() Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
() Airplane
() The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
( ) Saw II
(X) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
(X) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
( ) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(X) Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
( ) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
(X) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T.
(X) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
( ) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
(X) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(X) Jeepers Creepers
(X) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
(X) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
(X) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(X) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
(X) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
( ) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
( ) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
( ) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
(X) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
(X) House of 1000 Corpses
(X) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
(X) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
(X) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
(X) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
(X) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
( ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More Adventures in Photographing the Back of My Head

Dylan's mom cut my hair yesterday. Here, let me take a picture for you...

Oops... let me try again....

Nevermind. I'll distract you with pictures of the baby blanket I'm crocheting

Till Dylan gets home and takes some pictures for you

Look at that red. I must be a Weasely! *grin* And here's one just for Mom (I was laughing at Dylan and informing him that he's a dork)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

New Hat ~OR~ The Difficulty of Photographing One's Own Head

So I made a new hat and I've been going on and on about how great it is, so I have to prove it. That has been somewhat difficult:

Ooops... This one is a little better

Except you can't really see the hat. Here's one of it flat, but that doesn't really do it justice...

And then here is the hardest shot of all, the top of my head. lol

Yarn: Bernat Satin Worsted
Needles: Size 7 straight needles
Pattern: My own. Stitch pattern taken from the book "Sensational Knitted Socks"

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My Stained Fingers....

I woke up this morning in a ROTTEN mood. Dylan slipped and pulled a muscle or twisted a something or other or something. I'm in a lot of pain. I needed a pick me up, so I decided to dye some fiber.

Food coloring, vinegar, roving, laceweight (*squeal* I can spin laceweight... ok it's a single but still!!!), and a microwave and I had that. After a few hours I had this:

No pics of the yarn, sorry. It was kind of an experiment. Then I was so excited cause I finally had green yarn that I immediately wound it into a ball. Sorry 'bout that. lol The colors in the roving aren't as bright as they seem, this camera just thinks they are.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

For Mom

First of all, a me picture for mom that's not my legs or my hands. lol

And another, better one, cause that one looks like it was taken in the closet in the middle of the night instead of RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW ON A SUNNY DAY. Argh...

Next, Dylan's Pirate socks. I've loosely based them on a pattern I found online, which was based on those Pirate mittens. I'm sure you know which ones they are. If you don't oh well cause I'm not linking. Sorry. SO not in the mood today

And a closeup of my craptacular fair isle work, in which I managed to screw up EVERY diamond motif and miss two rows of the chart. Lovely, that.

And a picture of the two BEAUTIFUL hanks of Manos Del Uruguay I bought myself over a week ago. I've managed to wind the more purple one into a ball but I can't bring myself to start anything. There is no project that is equal to the perfection of this yarn. *cracks up*

The purple-er one up close

And then the wine one up close

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Yarn That Ate Saint Louis!!!

Our Walmart sells 1lb bags of mill ends and today I picked up this:

It's some sort of ladder/ribbon yarn that I'm going to do a wrap in. While I was moving it from the bed (where I took that picture) over to the computer chair where I could work on untangling it while I chatted with Krystal, this happened:

My first reaction was "OMG!!!" *cracks up* I've nicknamed this stuff "The Yarn That Ate Saint Louis"


Hour 1: Detangling this stuff is pretty rough. Literally. My fingers may be bleeding when this is over. Krystal is on the phone with me, sending her sympathy yet also laughing at my stupidity and predicting I'll run out of yarn and be unable to get anymore cause this was the last bag. Here's what the ball looks like at the end of hour 1:

Hour 2: No more serious tangles. Things are sailing along smoothly. No bleeding fingers yet. Here's what it looks like at the end of hour 2 (typo: hour 32... yeah, feels like it)

Hour 3ish: Oy... Look what I just found.... Taking a break now.

Hour 4ish: Oh my god. At least it's almost over. This wrap better be absolutely beautiful and perfect for me. Really. Just went and fondled the yarn I bought for socks for Tammy. That stuff is BUTTAH... *sighs happily and ignores that little voice that says "You know, you don't have to detangle ALL of this tonight...."*

Quitting Time (Hour 5ish): I quit. I've sent what's left to the stash in an opaque Walmart bag to think about what it's done....

This stuff doesn't really resemble tinsel that much. The digital camera just does odd things with colors. Now I'm off to work on my shawl and watch Harry Potter.

(Edit: This mystery yarn is Bernat Matrix in "Server Silver" Charming. Way to make me feel like I'm knitting something out of "Hackers" And no cute, boyish Angelina in sight. Ah well)