Sunday, December 30, 2007

Some Knitting!

Finally! A post with knitting content. Exciting eh? Nope, my tennis elbow still has me on enforced rest. However, now that Christmas is over, I can show you some Christmas knitting!

Ta da! fiber Trends Felted Clog pattern. Done in Paton's Classic Merino. I did the cuff in a multicoloured Paton's Classic, but I didn't pick one with high enough contrast to the main body of the slipper. So I added the grey stitches around it to make it look like an "on purpose" design feature. Turned out rather well, I think!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Another Quote From the Chocolate Box

Woman: You don't understand me!
Man: What do you mean?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fairy Tales Ain't What They are Cracked up to Be

A friend sent this to me. Not sure where she got it, but I had to share!

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to you when you were little:

Once upon a time

in a land far away,
a beautiful, independent,
self-assured princess
happened upon a frog as she sat
contemplating ecological issues
on the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess' lap
and said: " Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however,
and I will turn back
into the dapper, young prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry
and set up housekeeping in your castle
with my mother,
where you can prepare my meals,
clean my clothes, bear my children,
and forever feel
grateful and happy doing so. "
That night,
as the princess dined sumptuously
on lightly sauteed frog legs
seasoned in a white wine
and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled and thought to herself:
I don't fuckin think so..

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Chocolate

Christmas wouldn't be complete without special treats. Like chocolate. Specifically, Baci. Mmmm, dark chocolate with hazelnuts. Mmmmmmmm.....

"Kiss, kiss Micha"-Raven

The choclates come with a little saying in each one. Kind of like a chinese fortune cookie.

So today's quote is," being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men"

Not the usual "love is..." kinda quote!


Friday, December 14, 2007


Today Iwent into a sub shop to buy lunch. The guy in front of me appeared to have never been in a sub shop.

He didn't know what kind of sandwich he wanted. He didn't know what kind of bread he wanted. The clerk pointed out the sign that showed the bread choices. He said,"I'll have that one" and pointed at one of them. Ummm, idjit, the sign was cardboard. The sandwich artist can't see what you are pointing at. She picked up the sign and pointed at one and he said, "no, THAT one". and gestured vaguely at the sign again.

She was getting frustrated. I could see it. So I told her which one he had pointed at the first time so we could all get going and eat. (I get grumpy when I'm hungry and this fool was standing between me and lunch. NOT a good place to be)

I don't get it. He wasn't a new Canadian, so he didn't have that excuse. The sub shop was one of those huge chains, so the choices are the usual ones. So, why, oh WHY did he not seem to know his way around a freaking sandwich?

Moral of the story: Don't wait till you are ravenous to get lunch. A fool might be in front of you in the line!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Don't Mention it.

The "hijab girl" case has sparked a great deal of talk about Muslim religion and women and the role in western culture. There has been a great deal of tsk-tsking about Muslims and their opression of women.

What has been almost completely missed is that this is, at bottom, a domestic violence case. Yes, the cause of the clash was the hijab. In a western household the tension could have been caused by the company a girl kept. Or her clothes. Or the fact that she didn't clean her room. It does not change the fact that the father hit the girl. She had bruises to prove it.

The home situation was so bad that she had moved out to stay with a friend. She was terrified of her father. Not just apprehensive of him. Terrified. This is not normal. Children do not usually leave home unless the home situation is so bad that the option of leaving is less bad.

This is a case of child abuse. Teenagers will rebel. It is the nature of teenagers. In this case, the point of contention was the hijab. It happens to be a symbol that is easily recognizable as a Muslim thing. The media is having a field day. They are not addressing the problem.

Child abuse. No culture in the world sanctions it.

Don't let the fog of religion confuse the issue.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weird History

My hubby and I have decided that Raven must have had a weird history before he landed with us.

We ordered chinese food in the other night. It was the first time since we got Raven that we ordered it. He went absolutely crazy trying to get at it! We had to lock him up so we could eat. Haven't had to do that before.

Then tonight there was some newscast on about cats and mice. They did a shot of a mouse running across a board of some kind. Raven immediately perked up and went to stare at the television. He then spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out how to either get into the television to get the mouse, or figure out where the mouse hid behind the screen. Very funny. He usually doesn't have an attention span that is more than 30 seconds long.

So, the burning question is now....was he dumpster diving behind a chinese food restaurant for scraps and mice and rats before the Humane society picked him up? Or was he being fattened up for use in the food as "chicken"?

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And getting him to sit still long enough to take a picture is a challenge. He was posed so prettily in front of the cabinets 2 seconds before this shot....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Blog Fodder

Yup, more fodder. And fun. Saw this over at The Amazing Adventures of the Kelly-Green Rogue.

You Are a Fruitcake

People pretend you're sweet and precious, but they know how weird you really are!
Anyone particularly surprised?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Christmas knitting is done. A tiny bit of felting is required...and then Christmas will be ready. Which is a good thing as I have tennis elbow. From the cat. Who slept on my hand while I was asleep myself. Which hyperextended my elbow. Ouch!

So the knitting has been set aside for a bit. Not sure how much will get posted to this here blog. But I have a general rant-y type blog you can peruse if you want. Csquared Confabulates. Mostly on clothes and tv crap. The above link is to the current post....


Monday, December 03, 2007

I'm HOT!

Swiped this from Wannietta

Your Score: Chiltepin Pepper

You scored 50% intoxication, 75% hotness, 25% complexity, and 50% craziness!

You are Chiltepin! You are extremely hot. You're so hot, you're the mother of all hotness. Although your heat is great, it diminishes quickly, so don't worry, you can't cause that much harm... or can you? Please just make sure people wear gloves when they handle you.

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test