Category Archives: memeblog


Today I chopped a big hole in my workday to go on a yarn-crawl with Elemmaciltur, and met some really nice women. He has such great friends. It was a good day, and I was extremely virtuous: I didn’t buy any yarn! Erm, I did buy yet another circular needle. But I neeeeeeeeded it!

Ganked from Elemmaciltur, in lieu of writing a real post, here is my knitting-list:

bold‘ for stuff you’ve done, ‘italics‘ for stuff you plan to do one day, and ‘normal’ for stuff you’re not planning on doing. I would like to add signifiers for things I am currently doing and things that I might do, but plan is maybe too big a word. But I won’t add them, because I am lazy. Continue reading

In which I type with my eyes closed

Probably not gonna correct the typos this time, sorry. A Thing I haven’t mentioned, is that my monitor screen has a… an echo, or a shadow – everything is repeated, palely, ten pixels to the right. A blur? I don’t know what to call it, but I’ve had this computer for about three months, and for about two months, I’ve had tense-as-hell trapezius muscles, and an unshakeable headache, most days. Today it occurred to me to wonder of the two facts are connected. Tomorrow I’ll call the computer store (thank Jehovah we bought local this time) and see if something can be done about it. No threat to the blogging, since I have several other computers to fall back on, though of course all my Stuff is on this one, so photos will be limited. Continue reading

worship me, O ye dudes!

For I am Isis, yo. Oh hell, where is that thing? Oh right – here:

Honorable, straightforward and idealistic. Active and self-confident.
Colors: male: white, female: blue
Compatible Signs: Osiris, Thoth
Mar 11 – Mar 31, Oct 18 – Oct 29, Dec 19 – Dec 31
Role: Goddess of motherhood, women, and magic; goddess of the South (y’all); protector of Imseti (the son of Horus who watched over the canopic jar containing the liver)
Appearance: Woman wearing the hieroglyph for “throne” on her head
What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock’s Quizzles and Quandaries

Ganked from Kelly, who is not Thoth, or if she is, she’s the ibis, not the baboon.

This is in lieu of a real post, because I am too durned busy. No, not packing, just scrambling to finish up everything before I go, stock the fridge and wash everything in the house to ensure that the kids have enough to eat and don’t have to go to school naked. DrBob looks skeptical. Sure I trust you honey, I’m just trying to… lessen your… your burden! While I’m gone. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Tomorrow I have to talk to the Sniglet’s teachers at 10 a.m., and Ignatz’s teachers from 4 to 5 p.m. Not expecting a lot of fabulousness here, as other people don’t seem to place the same value as we do on laser-sarcasm and a lightning-quick attention span. Did you see Over the Hedge? We did, twice. We love Hammy the Squirrel, love. him. Because we are Hammy. Teachers don’t seem to appreciate that enough.

Song du jour of the day: Tony Zoulias (Lustful Life), another one from the new Mando Diao, yes I am obsessed. Also, distraught, because they played in Munich on the 17th and I missed them. AAUUGGHH!

Let me help you with that… um… I mean… AARRRR!

Dread Pirate Roberts

Letting people think you are a billy bad ass keeps you in business but when it comes down to it, you’ll do the right thing every time. You are a good person at heart and just can’t help being the hero.

Dread Pirate Roberts – 100%
Captain James T. Hook – 100%
Mary Read – 100%
Captain Jack Sparrow – 100%
Sinbad – 100%
Black Beard – 92%
Long John Silver – 75%
Captain Barbossa – 42%
Morgan Adams – 33%
Will Turner – 33%
What kind of Pirate are you?

I’ve been tagged! This is so cool!

My existence as a blogger, validated by the Goober Queen!

Seven things to do before I die:
1. Live in a city again.
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Work for a nonprofit outfit.
4. Make the pilgrimage to Santiago.
5. Work for a publisher or bookstore.
6. Get organized.
7. Get (and stay) on top of the housework.

Seven things I can (or will) not do:
1. Take up jogging.
2. Learn to play a musical instrument.
3. Skydive.
4. Give up coffee.
5. Stop fidgeting.
6. Get over myself.
7. Be consistent.

Seven things that attract me to my spouse:
1. His smell.
2. His shoulders.
3. His muscles.
4. His faith in me.
5. His sense of humor.
6. His hands.
7. His…um, no, sorry, that would be TMI.

Seven things I say most often:
1. You should be nicer to me.
2. Bummer.
3. This is my skeptical face.
4. You’re so cute.
5. I dunno, you decide.
6. *SIGH*, Boys! (or Germans!)
7. Because I’m a bad mother, that’s why.

Seven books (or series) I love:
1. The Narnia books
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. The Amelia Peabody series
4. Lost Horizon
5. Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series
6. Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
7. The Miles Vorkosigan series

Seven movies I watch over and over again:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Muppet Treasure Island
3. The Fifth Element
4. Casablanca
5. Beauty and the Beast
6. Galaxy Quest
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven people I want to make suffer would love to see play along (yike, do I even know seven people who haven’t already done this meme? Probably not…):
1. Kel, who is way overdue for a blog entry anyway.
2. Camellia, who is too.
3. Linda
4. Kimberly Di
5. Ignatz, see #7 on the Things I Say Most Often list.
6. Vicki
7. Jeneane