Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holy RSS feed, Batman! I just saw that I have 59 people subscribing to me in Google Reader. I better get makin' with the posts then.

I'll post some pictures from various fun trips I've taken in the past after Turkey Day. I don't know if I'll post my trip to Europe right away though. All those photos were before the age of the digital camera and I'd have to scan in photos.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving and be sure to stuff yourself silly.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

So the story of how our kittens got their names isn't so much a story, per se, but more like an explanation. See, Fargo is our girl and Aya is our boy. Yeah, I come from a family who likes to name their animals odd names.

So Aya first.

Pay attention to meh!

I found Aya as a kitten behind my work back when I was still in school and designing websites for a small company in a small town. He followed me into the building and after I put him back outside I said to him, "If you are still here at 6:00, you are coming home with me." Welp, that brat made me eat my words because he came home with me that night.

I got his name from an anime called Weiss Cruz. And....I thought the kitten I brought home was a girl. See, his...bits hadn't popped out yet, and well, I had already named him Aya by the time the vet told me "Yep, you've got a little boy here." Now, I can't imagine him named anything else.


Fargo was born on my husband's family's property. She was the cutest little fuzz ball I've ever seen. I need to find pictures of her as a kitten. You'll die. The hubs was wanting to get a cat to keep him company (this is before I moved in with him) and I gently (or not so gently, depends on who you talk to) nudged him to take her home. He finally decided to name her Fargo after she barfed in her cat carrier on the way to his house. His reasoning? "The movie Fargo made me a little sick, and so did she on the drive home."

So there you go. Here's some more kitteh pics for you. Because the internet and cats go together like cookies and milk.

These two pictures above are like catching an extinct animal in the wild. It just doesn't happen very often. Fargo is not really what we like to call, "a friendly cat" and HATES Aya with a passion. Sometimes we'll come home and they are sitting together like this. I suspect all the growling and hissing is a front and they secretly are in cahoots to get rid of us.

Turn off the's too bright....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Whether they wanted to or not, the Fargo and Aya got into the Halloween spirit (Fargo is the tortie and Aya is the black/white/brown tabby):

I wish death upon you all.

They see me rollin', they hatin'...

Did I barf on something of yours? Is that why you put this on me?

Novelty shirt...too...heavy...must...lay down...oof...

I'll do another post where I will talk about where their names came from.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Anybody out there on Ravelry? If you are, come on down and be my friend!

Here is a quick photo of what I'm working on right now:

It's a baby blanket for my new niece for Christmas. Shhh, don't tell her! I know she's probably surfing the web all the time (kids these days) so lets hope she doesn't find my blog.

More posts to come soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Swiped this from Angie. Ha ha, you'll never catch me, coppers!

A – Age: 28
B – Bed size: Queen.
C – Chore you hate: Litter box, yucko. My cats poop like it's going out of style.
D – Dog’s names: No doggies.
E – Essential start your day item: Shower
F – Favorite color: blue
G – Gold or Silver: silver
H – Height: 5′6″
I – Instruments you play: I played flute in junior high and high school. Not so much now. But I still have the flute!
J – Job title: Design Engineer
K – Kid(s): Just two furry kids, Aya and Fargo.
L – Living arrangements: Small house by a small lake
M – Mom’s name: Elaine Eudoika (I'm not sure how to spell it, it's Greek)
N – Nicknames: Mags, Magpie, Hey you.
O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Can't say I've had one.
P – Pet Peeve: Talking on the cell phone while driving.
Q – Quote from a movie: “There are a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. It would be a pity to ruin yours.”
R – Right or left handed: Lefties unite!
S – Siblings: Sophia, Ben and Andrew.
T – Time you wake up: 6:12. My alarm clock has weird snooze times.
U- First word that comes to your mind for “U”: ukulele
V – Vegetable you dislike: Fresh green beans. Bleh. They squeak when I bite into them!
W – Ways you run late: Hitting snooze, not being able to decide what to wear, traffic
X – X-rays you’ve had: face (for sinuses), foot (for chipped toe bone), teeth
Y – Yummy food you make: Ha!
Z – Zoo favorite: The cabibaras! I want to ride one!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lookie! An award!

The lovely Angie over at Klenke Konfessions has pulled me out of semi-retirement with this cute little award. I say semi-retirement, because I wasn't sure I really wanted to continue with this blog. I had a blog way back in 2002 and blogged all through college, but I wasn't sure I wanted to continue on now. I kinda have a "been there, done that" sort of feeling about it. I've also been having problems with my migraines lately and I really haven't wanted to do much of anything. BUT! Now that I'm back posting today, I feel like I can keep this up (ha, we've all heard that before!).

Enough o' that, here are the rules to the award:

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Here here! Now, I don't think I'm going to tag anyone, since everyone has been tagged already. But to keep up with the spirit of the award I'll post 8 blogs that I like to read.

1) Hark! A Vagrant - This is the blog of artist Kate Beaton. If you are a nerd like me and like comics and history, her drawings and comics will make you pee your pants.

2) Fuck you, Penguin - A hilarious twist on all those cute animal blogs.

3) Glassy Eyes - If you've ever commented on my glasses, check this blog out. He shows you how to get great looking specs on the cheap.

4) Bent Objects - Art using small objects and wire. Very cool.

5) Craftzine Blog - The official blog to the now defunct (SOB!) Craftzine magazine. Don't worry though, it still lives on in the web-o-verse.

6) Already Pretty - Great fashion advice from someone who doesn't sound like they are spouting crap from a glossy fashion magazine.

7) Shorpy - Great blog that posts old pictures of every day life from 50 to 100 years ago.

8) Everything Everywhere - Gary Arndt sold his house and everything he owns in 2007 and now he travels the world. I live vicariously through his travels.

Welp, there you go! I hope I've inspired you to put yet another blog in your Google Reader.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm watching the inauguration on with the sound off and listening to the coverage on NPR at work. Yeah, not getting much done today.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

So, it's 9:40 in the morning and no one has said a peep to me at work today. I wore my contacts to work today, which I never do. My glasses are sorta my signature thing. Maybe without them I'm invisible today. Hmm. Kinda nice not being bothered, but kinda weird all the same.