Friday, December 26, 2008

Holy Crap it's ANOTHER Scary Coincidence

I did this whole thing about synchronicity and coincidences on my blog a couple of months ago (user name Becky or Dances if you care). I even had a contest asking readers to post their coincidences. Anyways....
I have been using that darn Stumble upon browser button like a fiend and I came across this just name is Rebecca, I have a friend named Laurie and I JUST DRANK SOME CHAMOMILE TEA! I's true...this is from a joke spot...I already navigated away from it on this tab so...I don't have the link right now but oh well...

Chamomile Tea

Remember the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"?
Well, here's a prime example offered by an English professor
at an American University.

"Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story.
The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person
sitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then write
the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the
first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The
first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and
forth. Remember to reread what has been written each time in order
to keep the story coherent. There is to be absolutely NO talking
and anything you wish to say must be written on the paper. The
story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached."

The following was actually turned in by two of my English students:

Rebecca -last name deleted, and Jim - last name deleted.

(First paragraph by Rebecca)
At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The
chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home,
now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times,
that he liked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs,
keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if
she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again.
So chamomile was out of the question.
(Second paragraph by Jim)
Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack
squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to
think about than the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named
Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S.
Harris to Geostation 17, he said into his trans- galactic communicator.
"Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance so
far..." But before he could sign off, a bluish particle beam flashed
out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship's cargo bay. The
jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across
the cockpit.
He bumped his head and died almost immediately but not before he
felt one last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one
woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth
stopped its pointless hostilities towards the peaceful farmers
of Skylon 4. Congress Passes Law Permanently Abolishing War and
Space Travel," Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news
simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window,
dreaming of her youth, when the days had passed hurriedly and
carefree, with no newspapers to read, no television to distract
her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things
around her. "Why must one lose one's innocence to become a woman?"
she pondered wistfully.
Little did she know, but she had less than 10 seconds to live.
Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership
launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dim-witted
wimpy peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace Disarmament
Treaty through the congress had left Earth a defenseless target
for the hostile alien empires who were determined to destroy the
human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty
the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough
firepower to pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop
them, they swiftly initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium
fusion missile entered the atmosphere unimpeded. The President,
in his top-secret Mobile submarine headquarters on the ocean floor
off the coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably massive explosion,
which vaporized poor, stupid Laurie and 85 million other Americans.
The President slammed his fist on the conference table. "We can't
allow this! I'm going to veto that treaty! Let's blow 'em out of
the sky!"
This is absurd. I refuse to continue this mockery of literature.
My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate
Yeah? Well, you're a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts
at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium. "Oh shall I have
chamomile tea? Or shall I have some other sort of F*CKING TEA??? Oh
no, I'm such an air headed bimbo who reads too many Danielle Steele
Get f*cked.
Eat shit.
Go drink some tea - whore.
A+ I really liked this one.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nowhere to go but Up

The winter solstice has passed. From now on the days will only get longer. I'm just wondering if there will be better stuff on TV soon as I have a lot of knitting to get done.

My cable luxe KAL sweater is fabulous as is my second cabled riding jacket. I finished two doofy hats and have a third on the needles. Someday I will stockpile those puppies and sell them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A cool "Game'"(that has NO point lol)

I have been using my stumble upon tool bar thingy ( ) quite a bit since my youngest son, John, turned me on to it. Yesterday I found this "game" and I have been wasting a few minutes with it *whistle. You'll need the latest Java for it. Also, if you can't figure it out...leave me a comment and I'll try to explain (hint...just play around with it and think about what the words underneath do in real life)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Knitting Victories

I stand before you victorius! After struggling with this pattern for months I finally finished my cabled Riding Jacket from Teva Duram's Loop D Loop book. I wore it yesterday and got several compliments (Thank you Thank you..I made it myself!)
I also finished a couple of other projects...I'm busily working my way through almost everything I had on the needles plus some (got some orders for more doofy hats...interesting colors, we'll see how it goes)
My friend from high school, Cheryl, came to knit group with my new BFF Leslie and me at Knitter's Kove yesterday. I got her started on a stunning orangey/fallish soft scarf. She's actually knit sweaters before so she picked it right back up quickly...Go Al Barr! Dang I wish I had taken her picture while we were there. maybe next time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crazy Quilt Blocks on Ebay

I put 5 sets of crazy quilt blocks up for bid today since

Ebay had a 1/2 price thingy going on. I am still seriously considering doing and store. Just need to motivate and get some stuff done to sell. If you would like to bid my seller ID is crazyquilter59

Sage green, ecru and gold Sixteen 9" Blocks
Ecru, gold, cream white NINE 11" Blocks
Elvis SIX 6" Blocks red black silver
Red green gold TWELVE 6" Blocks
Ecru, gold, cream, white TWELVE 6" Blocks

Monday, December 8, 2008

Police Drama and what I learned from it

Friday Dec 5, 2008 we had a slight POLICE DRAMA in front of our house. A guy was shot and killed and wrecked right by my alley...yikes!!! Here are the videos if you want to see them...

Here's my TOP Ten List of things I learned about it....

10. Everyone loves a good shooting/car wreck!

9. Closing Constitution Ave messes up a lot of people’s travel plans.

8. People will assume YOU are the one who did the shooting.

7. You can’t always get on TV no matter how hard you wave at the camera.

6. Flashing red and blue lights look good against a mountain backdrop.

5. Your driveway parking privileges may be revoked at any time.

4. Gunshots sound a lot like your neighbor banging on his Ford truck with a hammer.

3. The more anxious you are to get exciting video uploaded the more your computer will lag, freeze and not co-operate.

2. Your pizza might get cold if you wait an hour to go get it.

And the #1 thing I learned from this whole thing….They don’t let ya keep crime scene tape.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My pathetic Moon and Planets picture

What is it with night photography? I always get blurs even with the 50mm camera and a tripod. This picture was taken with my new digital. I wish I had remembered to switch back to 7MP. Oh well...I have my memories!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

#@*% Snow!!!!

It finally happened...for once in my life I got what I wished for. Then of course I found out I really didn't want it after all...what's up with that?!?

Last week I told Jack since he would be off work for two days for Thanksgiving and we weren't required to be a anywhere that I hope it snowed like hell. BITE YOUR TONGUE!!! Uh yeah...I got my stupid wish...snow Thursday, Friday and Sunday into Monday thus knocking Jack out of a day of work which WE CAN'T AFFORD!!!!!

It might be different if I could actually get anything done when he is here...but I can't so today I found myself 5 days behind in just about everything.