Thursday, October 1, 2009

They have seasons here!

I wasn’t able to get that picture since I have had a slight geographical change as of yesterday. I went from beautiful 70-degree Southern California to a much colder 40 in Detroit, Michigan. I am guessing 30’s when I got up this morning from all the ice on everything at 4am. Yah, gotta love the three hour time difference. 4am Pacific Time, unfortunately I was nowhere near the Pacific.

The difference in time claimed another victim when I called someone back in California. To me it was 9:45am, perfectly fine for calling someone I knew would be up and around by that time. Wrong, I forgot it was 6:45am over there…and I woke them up, opps.

It’s a very busy house where I am staying. 7 kids in the house! With me there, there is now 10 people.

I am only visiting for a few days to get some work done out here, but until then, “That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.”

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm not dead, just sleeping

Wow, long time no post. Sorry about that.

As far as updates on traffic that may come here from my sister's site, I finally started on my new knitting project for those fiber enthusiasts out there. It's the beginning of a cup cozy/holder, or whatever. I'll take a photo of what I have and post that when I get home tonight.

Since I noticed my sister had a link to my blog, I thought I better put something up before everyone thinks I'm dead.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

G8 summit

Seems President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkosy are enjoying the view in Italy at the G8 summit today.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Keep on truckin'

I have a huge respect for long distance truck drivers after a long drive. I just finished a 7 hour drive up California and not sure if I could have gone much longer without stopping to rest. The countless semi trucks I passed on the road I know have been driving much longer than I probably ever will.

Though the laws for truck drivers are confusing, there are limits up to 15 hours of driving. Its hard to imagine driving that long, resting for a certain time outlined in the laws, then getting back on the road all over again.

Be nice to those truckers, they will most likely appreciate the break from all the road rage and won't release the trunk monkey on you.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As Heard from the Roommates V

I moved out of my old apartment a few months ago, but the strangeness of my old roommates continued. Over e-mails and instant messaging I wrote down a few of the continued madness. It looks like I can never escape.

Now, if you could only build some sort of crossbow into a flaming chainsaw you'd have a pretty good anti-zombie weapon

Engineering paper totally makes me feel like a badass

Alaskan Flavored doom makes your moose burgers taste just right while releasing Sarah Palin on the immediate area

Preschool UNIX, the latest trend in Santa Clara daycare centers

Thursday, June 25, 2009


It seems that Instant Karma has won the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf contest. For those that don’t see the correlation between karma and ice blended coffee, that is the nutty crème caramel one. Karma beat the dulce de leche Heat Wave and tiramisu flavored Thunder Road.

I understand the karma concept where good and bad actions supposedly affect you in the future. Things like walking your neighbor’s dog while helping their grandmother across the street carrying her groceries or something. I wonder what happens when you drink liquid karma though. Is that kinda like liquid courage?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pick your poison

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee shop is running a contest for choosing a new ice blended drink. I have seen this done by many companies before. Unfortunately, The Coffee Bean has decided to wander into the realm of strange names for the drinks. The current blended drinks have names such as vanilla, mocha, and caramel which are fine, but the new ones are called Heat Wave, Thunder Road, and Instant Karma.

Heat Wave is supposedly dulce de leche, Spanish caramel, and means milk candy in English. How they plan to distinguish this from the caramel blended drink they already have is puzzling. Then there is Thunder Road flavored as tiramisu, and Instant Karma that is supposed to be nutty caramel crème. Wait a second, didn’t we just have dulce de leche? Oh, excuse me, Heat Wave. When I hear thunder road I think of the Disneyland Thunder Mountain ride. I wonder if this drink hurts your neck too.

Cannot forget the nutty caramel crème though. Crème is a French word for goodness sake, so now we have Spanish caramel, French crème, and Italian tiramisu! Since we are going with a European theme here maybe we should have them introduce a black pudding flavor with little pieces of blood sausage mixed in.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bush goes skydiving again

George Bush Senior really knows how to celebrate his birthday, skydiving over Kennebunkport, Maine. Jumping out of a plane at 10,500 feet is how everyone should celebrate their birthday, especially Bush Senior on his 85th.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First knitting project

It took far longer than it should, but I finished my first knitting project. I made a small felted box from a Mason-Dixon Knitting pattern. I first saw the ones my sister made and thought I would make one myself.

Since my sister was who taught me to knit, her living several hours away made some things tough to learn. Through working on my own and knitting while up at her place I got it done. She made another gray one while I worked on my green box, and you can see why they are called nested boxes.

Took me about a month, and while that may seem pathetic to me, my sister said it turned out pretty good. I guess your first project will always take longer, especially when its full of garters, purls, binding off, casting on, picking up stitches, and crocheting.

My next project is a few cup cozies similar to this, minus the plants.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Finger surgery

Don’t want to talk about it too much since I would like to keep this site rated PG. Let’s just say finger surgery this morning was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had. Cutting my finger up like sushi with only a minor anesthetic. Yah, it really sucked.

By the way, my sister knitted that pillow.