mmm... cheeri-o-eye!

cheeriohead2, originally uploaded by swandive00.

i'm still saying "look eye, ernie, always look eye" whenever i see the dog thanks to the pants training him to look eye when you say look eye.

he does not close eye on command however.

mr. miyagi, how we need you!

look eye, always look eye!

i had a fabulous weekend which included the following:

  1. magical pei lo mein, butterstick herself!
  2. cheap vending machine glitter temporary tattoos!
  3. moby dick!
  4. buying HP7 (and having butterstick buy me HP4 which i've never owned but is my favorite!)
  5. the madness of downtown silver spring all gussied up as diagon alley (and people who think HP costume contests include dressing up as slooty witches) with a florian fortescue's, leaky cauldron and flourish and blotts. okay that part wasn't the most fun, but it, something.
  6. going kayaking on the potomac again at thompson boat center. (note to self, i'm not good at sharing responsibility and tasks in a double kayak. next time, pants and i will get separate kayaks)
  7. getting a GOOD PEDI for the first time since i've been here. and! it's cheaper than any other place i've gone here! and! they did such a good job...
  8. eating an amazingly yummy dinner at rosemary's thyme bistro in dupont circle (be forewarned, the bartender has a heavy hand, which led to me ordering then returning an orange martini, then getting a sprite).
  9. watching the karate kid on DVD, purchased from the sale bin at giant.
  10. brunch at the diner in adams morgan.
  11. shopping for suits at filene's basement.
  12. dairy queen

i have rekindled pomatomus, the second sock as well as cast on for elisa's nest tote. i cast off coachella, but need to weave in ends. i don't like it that much. booooooooo...


i'm tagging myself for the 8 random things because i want to. rules:

Here are the rules:

1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.


  1. i love new england. it's the part of the country that i crave like a food. i love the weather, the architecture, the people, the landscapes. i love the smells, the sights, the sounds. whether it's central massachusetts, costal maine, or the mountains of vermont, i love it all. from about mid-july (when the summer really starts to suck, no matter where i am living), i begin to crave the smells of autumn...woodstoves, turning leaves, crisp air, the beginning of the biting winter winds.
  2. i love the snow. i love watching it fall, hearing the expanding silence of the landscape, watching ernie gambol like a goat in it. that being said, i loathe driving in it - especially when i lived in colorado with rear wheel drive and would fishtail all over the place.
  3. last night pants and i were discussing nerdy stuff like matriarchal passage of culture and cultural identification with the maternal side. although i'm equally irish and filipino, i identify much more strongly with my maternal (the irish) side. however my two go-to comfort foods are filipino.
  4. my left armpit gets stinkier than my right. just thought you'd want to know.
  5. i don't mind clutter. i can live in clutter. i do prefer it to be tidy, but the clutter doesn't bother me, and i tend to let it slide in that direction. that being said, i'm totally skeeved out by unclean sinks (kitchen or bathroom), toilets, and showers. my shower in denver was revolting because of its construction and was never fully clean and i thought it was uber-disgusting. but i had to shower in it because i lived there for 2.5 years, and um, read #4.
  6. i am afraid of roaches and crickets. like, barf at the sight of them afraid. and there are tons of crickets in my neighborhood. once, i made the pants kill a cricket (okay, i make him kill all the crickets. if he's not there, i live in oblivion and pretend they're not in the house and make him kill them once he IS there), and before he could, ernie licked the cricket which made him too soggy to leap erratically and therefore much easier to kill. ernie is gross. but awesome.
  7. i am getting weenier as i get older. the idea of rollercoasters sounds painful and more excitement (a.k.a. fear) than it's worth. especially the waiting in line. extra especially if it's the waiting in line for 5 hours for viper like we did when it first opened like 18 years ago.
  8. santa fe is the one place that could possibly ever make me give up my adoration of new england.

nothing to see here...

so the most recent flickr pics i posted were of my yarn stash.

i bought a bookcase to store said yarn, plus pretty glass doors from IKEA this weekend... pics later when i'm organized.

also? this weekend pants and i went kayaking on the potomac - superfun, i have a touch of a tan now finally.

lastly, it's pei lo mein this weekend, version 3.0! hurrah for pei lo mein!

yes, i'm a dork

You scored as Albus Dumbledore, You are Albus Dumbledore. Calm, perceptive, forgiving, and wise beyond your years.

Albus Dumbledore


Neville Longbottom


Bellatrix Lestrange


Severus Snape


Luna Lovegood


Remus Lupin


Harry Potter


Sirius Black


Hermione Granger


Lord Voldemort


Ron Weasley


Draco Malfoy


Oliver Wood


Percy Weasley


Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
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i'm a little concerned at the #3 person i'm most compatible with however... but i love #1 and #2.

round and round and round i go (or, two sides become one)

i cast on for bevin on saturday night. this is a tank i've had on my to-knit list for 2 years, and finally got around to reassigning the yarn (patons katrina) from the now-frogged honeymoon cami.

bevin WIP
i did about 8 rounds before noticing i had twisted the cast-on making a möbius strip. i frogged, re-cast and very carefully joined it for knitting in the round so it wouldn't be twisted.

this morning on the bus (only 10 minutes into the 50 minute commute! on which i will be without knitting and without book, but thankfully not without iPod), on round 13 i noticed the freaking cast-on was twisted. again.
grumble, grumble...

Google AdSense is scary

so i was checking my email this morning and lo! Google AdSense comes up with something very interesting.

Here's the close-up.
Zoom Google Ad

seriously google? i don't want to buy that.

light a candle, blow it out

happy birthday daddy. you would be 61 today. i still miss you every day.

bug bites

i'm really having quite a case of project start-itis...

tonight in addition to working on pomatomus, i want to cast on for bevin and the cropped leaf tie cardigan.*

*both will be with recycled yarns. bevin will be in the patons katrina from the ill-fated honeymoon cami and the celtic lace cotton from the coachella experiment for the cardigan.

rebellion to tyrants is obedience to god

it's been lovely. the weather has been gorgeous, and the company spectacular. pants and i continued our explorations of this interesting, fascinating city, taking the bus to independence and 14th, walking around the tidal basin to the jefferson memorial... it's an impressive memorial, and always reminds me of the mammoth cheese, which i either love or hate. i can't tell.

today, we walked around my neighborhood, looking for a pedestrian entrance to rock creek park. there's gotta be one - there are people running in it all the time! alas, not today. i could look at that lovely little link to the park above, but where's the fun in that? we were going to picnic out in warrenton today, but decided to stay nearer to home.

for the 4th, i need to steel my nerves as i believe we're going to the national mall... billions of people sitting around. pants has done it once before, and i think i should do it once... i'm slightly anxious, but it should be fun! just to make this not the world's most boring blog post, i'll put in a finished knit. yay! this one was quick and purty and a good way to use the copious amount of cherry tree hill supersock leftover from my liar socks.

dreamswatch headwrap

FO Report
pattern: dream swatch head wrap by wendy from knit and tonic
started: june 23
finished: july 1
needles: addi turbo 3.75mm (US5)
yarn: cherry tree hill supersock* in peacock
mods: um, gauge? other than that, none.
notes: purty! sort of a dull and fiddly knit, but it's only 24 stitches in a row so it moves quickly!

here's the artsy/blurry shot
the artsy shot

*also, i love this yarn. i'm using a skein to make a pomatomus, too. wanna see the WIP picture? also? it's dyeing my needles and fingers blue. smurf!

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