Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Listening - a double dose!

This CD - "Wicked" Original 2003 Cast Recording - has taken top spot in my car. I think I'm obsessed with it! In a good way. I just finished reading the book upon which the musical was based. It all started when I got the latest Lorie Line book, Now and Then, for Christmas from my mom, and two pieces from "Wicked" are in it. I fell in love with the music with the first measure of "For Good".

I just LOVE this CD. "Trouble" by Ray Lamontagne. There aren't too many tunes on it I don't like! My favorite is "Shelter", but I also love "Trouble", "Narrow Escape" and "How Come". It's one of the few CDs I can listen to, front to back, without skipping any tracks or getting tired of it. A review done in O Magazine said at first she (I can't remember the singer who reviewed it) couldn't tell if the singer was male or female, white or black, and she liked that. I agree. If you liked the Amos Lee CD below, you'll love Ray.

Friday, February 17, 2006


Ten Top Trivia Tips about Jen!

  1. Ideally, Jen should be stored on her side at a temperature of 55 degrees!
  2. Jen has three eyelids.
  3. Reindeer like to eat Jen.
  4. Bees visit over three million flowers to make a single kilogram of Jen!
  5. You can tell if Jen has been hard-boiled by spinning her. If she stands up, she is hard-boiled.
  6. If you break Jen, you will get seven years of bad luck!
  7. An average beaver can cut down Jen every year!
  8. Astronauts get taller when they are in Jen.
  9. Jen once lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest!
  10. Jen can be found on a Cluedo board between the Library and the Conservatory!
I am interested in - do tell me about

C'mon, try it - it's uh.. fun. Sort of. OK, I admit it, I don't get out much.

If you need a laugh, go here: Stuff on my cat

I did another one, and this one's funnier:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Your doula!

  1. In her entire life, your doula will produce only a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
  2. Twenty-eight percent of Microsoft's employees are your doula.
  3. You should always store your doula in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Olive oil was used for washing your doula in the ancient Mediterranean world!
  5. Oranges, lemons, watermelons, pineapples and your doula are all berries.
  6. Your doula is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature!
  7. Your doula can fly at an average speed of fifteen kilometres an hour.
  8. Plato believed that the souls of melancholy people would be reincarnated into your doula!
  9. Pacman was originally called your doulaman.
  10. In the Great Seal of the United States the eagle grasps 13 arrows and your doula.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


We've been having fun with this since the weekend:


If you decide to try it, you MUST read the "Information" section first (and refer to it while trying to solve the puzzles), and you really should sign up for the Forums. I wouldn't have been able to solve most of them without the forums.

So far we've made it to Level 25. I'm ashamed to think of how many hours I've wasted playing this game, but once you start figuring out the puzzles, you don't want to stop.

Monday, February 06, 2006

First Socks of the New Year

I got these finished in January, but didn't get a picture taken until just now. This was my first attempt at making identical socks. Usually I just pick up the yarn and start knitting, with no regards to where I am in the colorway. They didn't turn out exactly right, but I'm pleased with them! These were made with Fortissima Colori Socka yarn, on size 1 Brittany needles. I picked up this yarn at Urban Girl, where the lovely and talented Katie from Sage Junction Yarns stocks some yarn and needles. Sage Junction is about 20 miles from here, so it is much easier to just drop by Urban Girl. However, that didn't stop mom and I from taking a little mini-road-trip out to Sage Junction this weekend! We picked up some coffee and went out there with the boys. I got a ball of Opal and two balls of Socka.

I now have one ball of Sockotta (#2 in the picture) on the needles right now, 2 balls of Opal (Elements #1076 and Lollipop #1012) , 2 balls of Socka #9074, and 6 balls of Magic Stripes all waiting to be made into socks. I'm also working on a gift for someone, but it's SECRET, so I'm not going to disclose any more!