Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Huh. So it turns out I might be scared of live lobsters. I am looking at pictures of them on google and it is totally freaking me out. One in particular:
I actually didn't look at it full size. I got scared when the first part loaded...
I think they must be sea spiders...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Busy Times = should blog more

Man I need to post some pics. I have finished the Rogue Roses socks (rav link) from the second Rockin' Sock club kit. I then made a kerchief out of the remaining yarn that matches the socks (though I will most likely not wear them together).

And this last weekend, I sewed a skirt. It is AWESOME. But I have no pics, so I will talk about it later.

I also started the Spring Purse pattern (rav link) that I got during the Local Yarn Shop Tour last year. I think it is going to be nice. I will needle felt some mushrooms onto it. I have a big poster of mushrooms, so I will use that as a model, I guess. I have a fascination with fungi.

I also spent some time working on cutting more fabric for a quilt. I currently have 143 completely random 4" squares (plus 1/4" spare a side for whatever...) For a quilt that is half the size of our king size bed, I need 195. For one the entire size, I need 360 squares. Minus whatever type of border I decide to use, if I decide to use one. Plus I need something to go on the back.

So this weekend I watched The Witches of Eastwick, which was a seriously strange movie. I waited a while to figure out what I thought about it, but I am not sure still. They were all really fun to watch. Jack Nicholson was so Jack Nicholson. So very. And the women in it are cartoonly skinny. I am not sure if they were really so thin or if it was my screen, but Jack Nicholson looked fine... Michelle Pfeiffer just made me want to watch Batman though. (There is one shot that she really has a Catwoman look.) Which reminds me, I need to get those on DVD. I only have them on VHS and neither of our VHS players are hooked up.

I also watched the second to last dvd of season 2 of Boston Legal. William Shatner and James Spader are two of the most awesome actors ever. Which reminds me of Tina Faye from 30 Rock who is my favorite actress ever. (I frick frackin' love that show.) She is amazingly funny and so good at everything she does. She knows other people's strengths and lets them play to it. She has quite the talent.

And finally, I bit the bullet and bought the entire series of Star Trek Next Generation. I finally got the Brent Spiner CD back and remembered how much I absolutely love that show, so I got it instead of doing the entire LYS Tour this year. I haven't even finished all the projects from last year, so it was probably a good way to go. I also found Star Trek Scrabble and bought that. I will be bringing it to my mom's when I go up for my birthday. Got them hooked on Boggle. Maybe I can get them hooked on Scrabble too. What a dorky family we are. All our favorite games are word games: Boggle, Scattegories, Baldderdash.

I worked on a drawing tonight based on the Ingrid Michaelson song Lobesterman's Wife. But it turns out I don't really know the details of what a lobster looks like, so I will have to finish it tomorrow. When I am done, I will put it up on deviant art.

Oh yeah. I signed up for deviant art. Here is "my" site. I only have two things up so far, but I will add more as I do them.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Abe said he would post yesterday. What a douche.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stupid Ebay

I had forgotten why I hate Ebay. I put a bid on a CD that some jerk stole from me about 6 or 7 years ago - Brent Spiner's Ol Yellow Eyes. I love that CD. So I found it on Ebay. On Amazon it is no less than $55 used. Crazy! Well, it is no longer produced. So I put a bid in over lunch and it came due at 6:30. With about half an hour to go, someone put a bid in. OK. At 30 seconds till, some jerk put a pid in. I bid and missed their bid. So with ten seconds left, I put in for another 4 dollars. Still not enough so I lost the bid. I could not be more annoyed.

So screw you all, cd maker and ebay and bidder. If the CD is so dang popular, put it out again.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Roller Derby fun

This last weekend, we took my brother to Rat City Roller Derby match for his birthday. It was awesome. That is just one of the many things Abe and I have done since I last posted. I am lazy. The more I do, the more I want to veg on the couch and not write on the blog. Doh.

Anyways, I left work early on Friday to go meet Isaac at mom's to go with Isaac to see baby goats (or kids, if you will). But we had to pick Isaac up from his friend Caleb's, but we couldn't find his door and they didn't answer the phone so we waited about 15 minutes before we found the door. It was easy to find, we just didn't look hard enough. Nice day though.

So then we get to mom's and start to play Boggle. And get so wrapped up in that, that we forgot to (or rather, decided not to) go see the goats. Mom is better than me, but Jim and Isaac kind of suck. But the five of us had an absolute blast. I love playing with them. I really just love the game. But Jim in particular is really funny.

For dinner, mom made an amazing pork roast with an orange, brown sugar glaze. Or something like that. And mushrooms and onions. Yummy. And asparagus and zucchini. And Abe brought yummy bread.

Then for dessert, mom and Jim had a lovely carrot cake from a shop in Bellingham for Isaac. So rich! Yummy, too. Then later, there was more of Abe's bread with apples, apricots, and stilton cheese, and brown sugar. I did not like it so much, but Isaac and Abe loved it.

So we got home at 1 in the morning on Friday and I could barely keep my eyes open. We have got to leave their place earlier. I had to sing along with the Sweeney Todd sound track the whole time to stay awake. Fortunately, Isaac and Abe also like that soundtrack.

On Saturday, we played some video games and went to May's for lunch followed by Molly Mae's ice cream (so yummy) in Wallingford before heading down town for the roller derby. Isaac and I got t-shirts. First up was the Socket Wenches versus the Throttle Rockets. Awesome. The score was all over the board. Throttle Rockets would catch up (they were the underdog) and then Socket Wenches would shoot up by 20 points. Looks like a fun game. The Socket Wenches had a couple of amazing jammers. They were tiny and just zipped right through the blockers. Then they had a bigger jammer who smashed her way through the blockers and that was awesome too.

Then there was the Derby Liberation Front versus the Grave Diggers, who I think were my favorite. They were the underdogs this time and kicked ass. They lost by 1 point after getting 20 points or so in the last two jams (which is less than 4 minutes). That was an exciting game.
Oh right, earlier that day we went to Village Yarn and Tea. I got a tea pot and some tea and some yarn for a tea cozy (malabrigo). Isaac got some malabrigo for a scarf. I love that place.
Anyways, then we had to take a bus back home and that was annoying and difficult. The 18 we were going to catch apparently was MIA because the bus we did catch (the next scheduled one) was overflowing. We got back around 11 without having had anything for dinner so we were starving and ate a pizza. I think Isaac ate half by himself.

On Sunday, we took Isaac to the Freemont Market, which I just love. LOVE. so awesome. We found a store to take Isaac too the next time he comes down. If he can save up $50 by then he can get a really great, handmade, brown leather jacket. There is this weird little frilly thing at the bottom of the back, but some are less girly then others. I also found a $90 coat that I want really bad. We'll see. I got a ceramic mug and a pitcher for milk. I also found Cleo Wulfus, who makes awesome hair falls. Fake things for your hair. I would love a pair of long ones. Blue and/or green.
Well, next time I will talk about some of the movies I have watched or Comicon or something. Comicon was awesome by the way.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A few things

I wanted a nice wallpaper for my desktop so I made one. Ernie on the left, Nisa on the right.

I've been using the beta of Ubuntu 9.04 for the last week or so. I'm pretty blown away by it. It's fast, stable, easy to install and does most everything that I need a computer to do. I've got a number of games running natively (Quake 3, ut2004, Savage 2) and I've had a lot of luck running some other games in wine using Play On Linux.

I recently finished the draft for the the graphic novel that I've been working on and I sent it off to Laura, the artist I've been working with. She sent me a few sketches. I've cut out a few of them so you can see.

We've Moved

As you might have noticed, we've moved our blog to We're going to keep the domain however and that address will take you to the blog.

The old blog was broken and I didn't have the knowledge or patience to learn how to fix it. Over the next little while I will move the comics and stuff from the old blog to this one. It may be kind of ugly though.

Expect a lot of changes to happen on this blog over the next few weeks as we learn the new software and play with the settings it offers.