Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scarf and something closer to my heart

So the scarf was completed on 12/27/09 and is about 12 feet long. My honey loves it and wears it every time we go outside.

As for what's closer to my heart. I am a big fan of CakeWrecks. Recently they decided to do fund-raising for the Christmas season. One charity per day and a request of a $1 donation to each charity. One of the charities they featured was an organization called Love 146.

I read the story of how they got their name then cried for a while. Then I got mad and decided to do something about it. I started a FirstGiving page. You can go here to donate.

I challenge you to read that story above and not find something to donate. Check your couch cushions, dig all the change out of your car, take in all those soda cans you have laying around the house. Every little bit helps abolish the child sex trafficking that they're fighting.

If you know me in real life and don't have a credit card, or don't feel comfortable using it online, you can give me cash and I can add the funds myself. I'll make sure your name is credited.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Latest on Scarf

Not much progress since the last update. Only 9% progess in 3 days. Maybe he was right and it won't be done by Christmas. Damn it all to hell!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scarf Update

What I have accomplished in the last 2 days of knitting. I am now, as you can see below, at 49.3% completion on the scarf. And he didn't think it'd be done in time for Christmas. Silly man.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dr. Who Scarf

So my man decided a little bit ago that he wanted a Dr. Who Scarf. You know like the one the 4th Dr. wore.

Like this.

I started about 2 weeks ago and then had to stop as I didn't have one of the colors I needed. At that time I was only at

Yesterday we got the last color I needed to continue and today I am

I'll keep you updated as we progress and let you know where I am. Perhaps eventually you'll get pictures. However if you're an old reader of this blog you'll know what kind of promise that is.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

10 grains at a time

I found this really cool site while stumbling tonight. It's called

It's a trivia site where every correct answer donates 10 grains of rice to hungry people around the world. Go check it out. Have some fun pissing yourself off with the incorrect answers and surprising yourself with the correct ones.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Almost a month...

So I read on some blog earlier today, no I don't remember which one, that if you don't post for a month you're blog is as good as dead. I realize that I have gone longer periods of time without posting and I'll probably be erratic still in posts to come but hey, you get what you pay for.

What have I been doing the last month you may ask. Lots of things. Some knitting. But mostly I have rediscovered my original needle passion Cross Stitch. And like the typical ADD American that I am I have three started and none finished. The one I have been working on the most is

I have all of the upper right wing complete and am working on the scroll in the middle now. I have also started

Sorry but I couldn't find a better picture. On that one I only have about 100 stitches actually in the cloth. I have also started

I have quite a bit of his forehead done and around the eyes. On the main wolf that is.

That's pretty much all that I've been doing other than work and sleep.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Crazy People

I'm telling you guys they're everywhere. I read yet another crazy story in the paper on my lunch break the other day.

This time a 13 year old girl was accused by a classmate of having prescription strength ibuprofen on campus. So get this. Two school officials strip searched the girl. That's right STRIP SEARCHED. A 13 year old girl. She was forced to remove all her clothing including bra and panties. Guess what. They didn't find anything. That's right. Not even one pill. Not one.

The people at the school don't feel they did anything wrong. In fact there was no disciplinary action taken of any kind. This girl was emotionally scarred. She developed ulcers and had to move schools. The lawyer even said they had "reasonable grounds" for the search. "Remember," he said, "these were prescription strength Ibuprofen."

Just outrageous. I will be sure that my children know it's okay to say no to ANYONE. To read the full story go here. To send the superintendent a piece of your mind you can write:

Dr. Mark R. Tregaskes
734 W 11th St
Safford, AZ 85546

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I See Crazy People...

...They're everywhere!

So this former Nazi guard has made it to the ripe old age of 89 here in the states. Enjoyed the privileges of citizenship until the year 2002 even. Now he's being deported back to Germany to stand trial on 29,000 counts of acting as accessory to murder while he was a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Poland. We all know that most of the people in these camps suffered untold horrors at the hands of their captors. Torture beyond what most of us can imagine.

Here's the crazy part. He says that forcing him to travel back to Germany at the frail age of 89 would be, and I quote, "severe physical and mental pain that clearly amount to torture under any reasonable definition of the term." I'm so sorry that it would be torture for you. You're right crazy old man. You DO deserve better than those you stole from, beat, starved, and froze to death. That's just to name the least of what they had to suffer. You're life is worth so much more than those 29,000 people that did nothing to deserve what they received. You don't need to face the consequences of you're actions just because you're old.

How crazy can people be to support him not being extradited? He has an attorney defending his right to stay in the states, mind you his citizenship has been revoked. His family is trying to stop the extradition. There was even a temporary stop granted by a judge, he revoked that 3 days later. I'm sure it took him so long because it was the weekend.

Why is it that people think they don't have to pay for their crimes just because they happened decades ago? Or because they're old and they don't have a lot of time left on this earth? I just don't understand people.

For the full story go here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Today we have one of the all time greatest hits of the 80's. So awesome in fact that they spoofed it on an episode of Family Guy. It's Take On Me by A-Ha

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesdays MEMEdays

Found this one on the web. Some of the questions are repeats from previous meme's but that's going to happen.

1) Favorite object in your room?
My bed. So warm and comfy.

2) Do you smoke?
Not any more.

3) Do you own guns?
Yes. An H&K 9mm USP and I love it.

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
None. I don't get the flavored drinks at Sonic

5) Do you get nervous at the doctors?
Nope. Not even when I went in for surgery.

6) What do you think of when you hear hot dogs?
Yummy goodness and Wienerschnitzel.

7) Favorite song?
Can't pick one song. There are too many to count.

8.) What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Diet Pepsi.

9) Can you do push ups?
Yeppers. They were a requirement for instructors.

10) Can you do a chin up?
Don't know. I haven't tried since Jr. High.

11) What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Don't have one favorite. I wear several. If I had to pick one I'd say my CTR ring.

12) Your pet peeves are?
It would have to be people that say anywayS. There is no S at the end of that word people.

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
Yes, several. The first one when I was 5.

14) Do you like to work on your Birthday?
I don't like to work period. However I don't treat my birthday as anything other than a regular day so it doesn't matter if I work on it or not.

15) What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
I don't hate anything about myself.

16) Are you named after anyone?
I tell people that I'm named after a prostitute. My mother got my name from Judith Light's character on General Hospital and only after found out that she was playing a prostitute.

17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
I'm tired.
I'm hungry even though I just ate a couple of hours ago.
I wish I were at work right now.

19) Name 3 drinks you drink regularly
Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and Non-fat milk.

20)What’s your job?
I am a DCO at the SLC REC for the USPS. Can you tell it's a government job.

21) Current hate right now?
Low volume, and consequently low hours, at work.

23) Do your friend’s love you?
I'm sure in their own way they do. I haven't ever asked any of them though.

23) How did you bring in the New Year?
Playing poker at a new friends house til 7 AM.

24) Where would you like to be right now?
At work.

25) Name three people who will complete this.
Since I'm not sending this out as an email I've no clue about who'll complete it.

26) Are you one of those people that thinks and talks about their life being unfair?
Nope. I know that what my life is right now is what I've made it.

27) What shirt are you wearing?
Which one? I'm wearing three. An wife-beater undershirt, a T-shirt from my trip to Alaska, and a mens thermal shirt that's like 6 sizes too big.

28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Sometimes. But not for long. They don't breathe.

29) Can you whistle?
Yes, but not well since I got my tongue pierced.

32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
I don't.

33) Favorite girl’s name?

34) Favorite boy’s name?

35) What’s in your pocket?

36) Last person that made you laugh?
My friend Mike.

37) Best toy as a child?
Don't remember

39) Do you love where you live?
Not really. It could be better, but it's what fits in my budget.

40) Do you give good advice?
I usually don't give advice. I'm more of a listener.

41) Who is your loudest friend?
I don't really have any loud friends. I'd say I'm the loudest in our group.

43) Does someone have a crush on you?
Don't think so, but it's always a possibility.

44) Favorite part about your weekend?
Not having to work.

45) What are you gonna do for your next birthday?
Since it's 11 months away I don't have a clue.

46) Favorite sports team?
The Pittsburgh Penguins.

48) Where is the next place you want to travel to?
Back to France and all over Europe.

49) What were you doing 12 AM this morning?
Watching Fearless at a friends house.

50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
I can snooze a couple more times before I have to get up.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday's MEMEdays Take the Third

Take Three. This one was an email sent by a friend. She does this frequently. It has been edited somewhat to remove the email related questions.

  1. What time is it? - 9:35 PM
  2. What's your full name? - Not getting this here.
  3. What are you most afraid of? - I don't really have any fears. I'm pretty happy with most aspects of my life and know that I'll eventually get everything I want before I die.
  4. What is the most recent movie that you have seen at
    Home: Wish Upon a Star
    Theater: Gran Tourino
  5. Place of birth - La Mirada, CA
  6. Favorite food - Right now it's Hostess Struessel Cakes
  7. What's your natural hair color? - Brown
  8. Ever been a Neat Freak? - Never
  9. Ever been skinny dipping? - Can't say that I have
  10. Love someone so much it made you cry? - Everyone I've ever loved has been so much that I cried.
  11. Been in a car accident? - Several
  12. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons, bacon bits are nasty unless they're real.
  13. Favorite Day of the Week? - Pay day.
  14. Favorite restaurant?
    Nice: Hamilton's Steakhouse in Logan, UT
    Fast: Mickey D's
  15. Favorite Flower? - Black Tulips
  16. Favorite sport to watch? - Hockey
  17. Favorite drink? -
    Alcoholic: White Russian or Tequila
    Non-Alcoholic: Diet Pepsi or Dr. Pepper
  18. Favorite ice cream? - Butter Pecan
  19. Warner Brothers or Disney? - Disney
  20. Ever been on a ship? - A Couple. Need to be on more.
  21. What color is your bedroom carpet? - Boring apartment beige.
  22. How many times did you fail your driver's test? - Not once.
  23. What do you do when you are bored? - Usually knit.
  24. What is your Bedtime? - When I'm tired. Usually around midnight.
  25. Favorite Television Shows? - Almost anything on Adult Swim
  26. Last person you went to dinner with? - My Mother
  27. Park or Zoo? - Duh! Zoo.
  28. What are your favorite colors? - Only one. Purple.
  29. How many tattoos do you have ? - 5
  30. How many pets do you have? - One
  31. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? - The chicken.
  32. What do you want to do before you die? - That list is too long for this
  33. Have you ever been to Hawaii? - No, but that's one of the things I'd like to do before I die.
  34. Have you been to countries outside the U.S.? - Yes. Two, France and Mexico.

So there you have it. The latest meme for your learning pleasure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

I hate this song, but I have to include it because it was and still is a good song. I can't tell you the number of times I was asked, "Where are the Waves?", when I was growing up. I know all the words to this song and sing it whenever I hear it on the radio or in a club, but that doesn't mean I have to like it damn it.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Motard Monday's

Here's your second installment of Motard Monday's. Enjoy!

Not So Smooth CriminalWhat?! I just ran for some smokes.

Another Jackson in the NewsIt's not as bad as what Michael's done.

More Moronic CopsShorry ocifer. I think I had too mush to drink!

Hope you enjoyed these and all the other crazy things people have done to amuse us this week.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wednesday's MEMEdays Take Two

Okay so like six weeks ago I said I was going to have theme days and Wednesdays would be meme's. And then I didn't follow up on that promise. Only posted one meme. Blah, blah, blah. Come on guys, if you've read any of the history of my blog you know how I work. So here's the second installment. Enjoy.

  1. Do you like blue cheese? Ummmm, let me think. Yes!
  2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Yes
  3. Do you own a gun? Yes. An H&K 9MM USP
  4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? None
  5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Depends on what the appointment is for.
  6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love Hebrew National.
  7. Favorite Christmas Song? Silver Bells
  8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Diet Pepsi
  9. Can you do push ups? Yes. Kind of a requirement for MA instructors.
  10. What is your favorite movie? Labrynth
  11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My CTR ring.
  12. Favorite hobby? Knitting
  13. Do you like your life? Someimes
  14. Do you have A.D.D.? Not that I know of. My mind does tend to wander sometimes.
  15. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? Nothing right now.
  16. Middle name? Joy
  17. Name 3 thoughts at the moment: How much is it going to be for new insurance for my car? I really hate doing these kinds of silly things. Where is the CD repair kit?
  18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Nothing that I can think of. I hate shopping.
  19. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly? Diet Pepsi, Milk, Dr. Pepper
  20. Current worry right now? What am I going to do for transportation?
  21. Current hate right now? The fact that I'm alone in the world.
  22. Favorite place to be? My bed.
  23. How did you bring in the New Year? Partying til 7 am.
  24. Where would you like to go: Scotland. Heaven.
  25. What color shirt are you wearing? Black
  26. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Only when it's like a million degrees outside.
  27. Can you whistle? Yes, but don't ask me to carry a tune.
  28. Favorite color(s)? Purple
  29. Would you be a pirate? What kind of pirate? If you mean a modern pirate, I guess I kind of already am. I do download stuff I shouldn't.
  30. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower. I'm usually in and out too fast for that.
  31. Favorite girl's name? Mine of course
  32. Favorite boy's name? Anything Gaelic.
  33. What's in your pocket right now? My phone.
  34. Last thing that made you laugh? Friends.
  35. Worst injury you've ever had? Torn ACL
  36. Do you love where you live? Not really, but I'll survive
  37. How many TVs do you have in your home? 2
  38. Who is your loudest friend? None of my friends are really very loud.
  39. How many pets do you have? 1. My beautiful kitty Odin.
  40. Does someone have a crush on you? Don't think so.
  41. What is your favorite book? Today? Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.
  42. What is your favorite candy? Anything made out of dark chocolate.
  43. What is your favorite sports team? Don't really watch sports that much. I'd have to say my friends hockey team the Dawgs.
  44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Don't care. I'm not going to be there to hear it.
  45. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Watching Sphere with my friend.
  46. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? Same thing I think everyday. What time is it?

There you go. Hope you learned something new.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

The choreographed dancing. The cool hair. A guy for every girl. What 80's compilation could be complete without a little bit of NKOTB. It's You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Motard Monday's

For those of you that don't know. A Motard is some one who is more retarded than normal retardation. Monday's will no longer be List days for me. I'm going back to Fridays being list days like I originally wanted. Mondays will now be dedicated to the sick, strange, and just down right stupid things people do in this world.

They will be categorized according to MY whims.

Stupid - Dude what's wrong with your cat?

Moron Cop - I don't care who you saved! You were jaywalking!

More Moron Cops - What?! Ummm...I hit it with my car. Yeah! That's it! Road kill!

Sick - What do you mean you don't want to have sex?

There you have it. The first installment of Motard Mondays.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

While not technically an 80's song, it was released in 79, it was still popular in the 80's and I remember singing all the words whenever it came on the radio. Cars by Gary Numan

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

I don't much care for Bobby Brown as a person. I know my feelings for him are biased by the media but I don't give a damn, that's my prerogative. That is this weeks song. It's My Prerogative by Bobby Brown, with a bonus few seconds before the song with an interview.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Having a bed on the beach has always been something I've wanted. I love the sound of the ocean. I'm just a little bit jealous that she gets it in her video.

Dreams of beds on beaches aside I do like this song. Really catchy and I'm going to have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day. We have Only In My Dreams by Debbie Gibson.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

I have to say I love almost everything The Cars have done. This is one of my favorites by them. Great beat, great guitar riffs. Just awesome all around. Shake It Up by The Cars.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

You just gotta love a love song where the lyrics talk about freedom, shadows, and libertation. We have Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House for today's selection. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Okay so I know I said this would be pop music but you can't chronicle 80's music without a little bit of hard rock. To that end we have It's The Final Countdown by Europe.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday's MEMEdays

I stole this meme from my friend Isela over at The Purling Sprite Here's what you do. Copy, paste, and bold what you have done!

  1. Started your own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Gone rollerskating
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown your own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught yourself a new language
  37. Acted in a play or performed on stage
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited Africa
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had your portrait painted
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Been in a movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business
  58. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt
  73. Stood in Times Square
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand new car
  83. Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had your picture in the newspaper
  85. Read the entire Bible once
  86. Visited the White House
  87. Won money
  88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Had to put someone you love in Hospice Care
  94. Had a baby
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit
  98. Owned a cell phone
  99. Been stung by a bee
  100. Read an entire book in one day

      So there you go. Some of the things I have done in my life. If you want clarification on any of them Just let me know in a comment and I'll post about it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

So this week we get Rock the Casbah by The Clash. One of my favorite songs of the 80's. We also get a bonus. I love the guys that do the misheard lyrics on youtube and they did this song. So here you go the song with the misheard lyrics.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

There's just something about skinny English guys that's so sexy, and if they're musically talented that's even better. At least that's what I though in the 80's. Today we get Once in a Lifetime by The Talking Heads.