Friday, April 30, 2010

7 Quick Takes (Vol 67)


Greetings Earthlings. Sorry, I was watching The Coneheads the other day and it just carried over. Here we are again, another week has gone by and it is time for Quick Takes. Oh the joy! Oh the rapture! Remember to click on the picture above to be transported, just like James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise, over to Conversion Diary to read the rest of what everyone has been up to.

Beam me up Scotty (I think I have been watching too much Star Trek).

If I was ever going to get a tattoo this is what I would get. Don’t worry HHBL and progeny, I am not actually going to GET a tattoo although it is appealing, well except for the whole pain thing and the fact that I would have to pay money to have it done. Money that could be spent on actual yarn.

But anyways, if I WAS going to get a tattoo this would be it. This comes from a FB friend, Lola, and was originally photographed at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

Keep calm, carry yarn Oh man I love this tattoo. It just calls to me.

This weekend we are actually home all weekend. Yes! We have been doing some traveling and so it is a good feeling to be home for the weekend. Of course, I think that there is some call for rain but we will hope not. HHBL is pitching on Sunday and I don’t want anything to interfere with baseball!! I have to have my baseball fix.

Of course, this weekend we really should catch up on some things that haven’t been done around the house. Well, really the only thing that hasn’t been done is we haven’t put the screens in the windows and that will take about 30 minutes of work.

With all this house selling business I am still, daily, trying to put everything in perspective and not get all hyperasphixsilated (yes that is a word, MY word) about living in a model home that always must be picked up. We had a showing on Wednesday, or what we thought was a showing. It turned out to be only a broker who says she is going to be listing the house next door. She said some things about our house that made my blood boil. The funny thing is her line that made me the most furious was, “….and it could do with a good cleaning.”

Excuse me?????

My house is disgustingly clean. The freaking baseboards are all spotless and no one ever even looks at those. I blew a small gasket deep in my cerebral cortex when I read that line.

HHBL looked at me and said, “I knew that was going to bother you.”

He was so right on that.

Can I tell you how I hate it when I buy knitting needles and then realize, when they arrive, that they are the wrong cable length. And knitting needles, at least ones that are purchased online from Knit Picks, cannot be returned. RATS. I can limp along with the 0’s and 1’s with the 16 inch cables but I thought I had ordered 24 inchers. The needles on the 16 inch cables are shorter and a bit harder to work with. Rats, rats and double rats. That is what I get for ordering in haste.

Order in haste, repent in leisure.

Do you ever have those days when you think you have accomplished something, you are patting yourself on the back for you ingenuity and super-human cranial capacity……and then someone else points out that, no, it STILL isn’t done quite right and are you using guidelines on that Illustrator file.

Ummmmmm, well maybe no….but it is only because I didn’t know I was supposed to and I will figure out what a guideline is and how to use it in just a minute.

I am still learning Illustrator. It is sort of like me learning to fly a 757 by sitting in the pilot’s seat, after the plane has taken off and just flying by figuring out when things go wrong. It makes for an interesting, if somewhat headache and terror producing ride.

If I could get my head above water at some point I may be able to just read and play with the thing to see what all I can do with it.

I am sorry but these guys are just too funny. I have seen at least one other in this video series and it always makes me laugh. I don’t know how they thought them up but it is just….


just…. hilarious.

Today may be a day where a great deal of knitting and reading are part of the make up. I am still deciding. Gone are the days when I would read all day just because I wanted to. I got married, I had kids, I went to work for HHBL. It isn’t that I am too busy to schedule those kinds of days. I can schedule my days however I choose for the most part. I work from home and if my work for HHBL is accomplished then I can move on to other things.

No, it is my own overly regimented gray matter that stops me and says, “Deb, you know that sitting and reading for large swaths of time isn’t productive. You must be up and moving and doing things. That is the way to show that you aren’t a boil on the butt of society.”

No, today I will override the overachiever in me and read….and knit….and maybe pull some weeds.

I just can’t help it OK!! I have to do something to validate my existence.

Have a great week all. And go do nothing for a bit. It will be good for you.

Now if I could only take my own advice.


  1. I can't BELIEVE you got kicked out of your house to allow someone to come in - for someone else's benefit no less - only to be insulted by them afterwards.

    Oh, by the way, neither of my girls want you to move. Both have talked about how they are going to sabotage your efforts. :)

  2. Yeah, #3 would make my blood boil too. I don't care for realtors in general although I'm sure there are some nice ones out there.

    Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.

  3. Oh and Kristen & I loved the video! She posted it on her Facebook and has been getting a ton of comments on it already.

  4. I hear your frustration on those knitting needles! Cable length has escaped me before too and I get so frustrated with myself over it- shouldn't I know to double check that by now?

    I can't believe the comment on your house, especially after it not even being a real showing!


  5. Feedback is BRUTAL ~ especially when dealing with crazy people! Hang in there ~ don't they know you are a cleanaholic!

  6. Glad you like my tattoo.

    yarn hugs~ Peg Graham


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