Friday, September 01, 2006

are you sitting down?

'cause i can't believe what's happened since the 10th of this month...

i'm now a jet city roller girl, my name is suzi 9mm, 'cause i got the guns... or as i said the other night, i am the whole gun show... and i'm on
myspace....

i've been a little busy to post recenty... my schedule since last week has been

monday: knitting with k2tog
tuesday: skating practice

wednesday: knitting

thursday: skating practice

friday: went to jimmy z's to hang out with the derby girls, got home at 4 am on saturday after a trip to beths cafe in greenlake
saturday: bailed on the knitting that i was supposed to go to in the morning so i could sleep until 12 and then go volunteer at the roller derby bout at magnuson park from 2:30 until 9, headed over to joanne's house in renton to wish her daughter joy a happy birthday and stayed until 12:45 and it was either sleep on the couch or drive my ass the hell home, i chose home and my own bed
Sunday: get up to watch coronation st on tv at 7:30, go skating from 12:30 to 3:30, get home and eat dinner go to sleep this week

monday: knitting with k2tog

tuesday: skating practice
wednesday: skipped knitting (i know!) to go skating with the husband, he hadn't ever skated before and did really well for his 1st time, didn't even fall!!

thursday: skating practice, my friend stace fell last night and tore her acl and meniscus and won't be skating again for another 4-6 months. a really good reminder to keep up your equipment and not to push yourself and skate injured (she was skating on a bum knee already)
friday: knitting with some friends at the
WAC
saturday sunday monday: getting out of town (still skating on sat and sun maybe with my mom)


rinse and repeat....

i need a nap...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

don't ever ask the universe for a favor

a while ago i was, yet again, contemplating my place in this universe. i was thinking that i like my knitting but that i would like to get into sports again but couldn't think of something that i would really love to compete in. i played soccer for 10 years, i've been on recreational basketball, volley ball, and soft ball teams, i also threw big steel balls and a sharp metal stick for track in high school. i like all of those sports, but i don't looooove them. for me sports are all about the competition, i am a very competitive person and drag that part of myself with me into everything that i do. knitting, eating, whatever, i somehow subconsciously or not turn it into a competition. i'll get on with the story now and stop all the blah blah blahing.... the other day while i was surfing through craftster and reading the topic 'inappropriate places to bring your knitting' someone said that they brought their knitting to roller derby with them. roller derby? hmmmm i wonder if there is roller derby in the seattle area.... i like roller skating, i think that beating up other chicks sounds like fun..... oh shit yeah, there are 4 teams in seattle and 1 team starting up in everett. you do have to try out and there is a practice squad called PFM (potential fresh meat). when the universe throws something in your lap like this it's a little hard to tell it no. i mean, really, it is the universe after all and it is kinda big....

i'll let you know how it all works out.


p.s. yep, as you've noticed i'm totally on the ball and whenever i figure out how to make a button you will see it up.

Monday, July 17, 2006

i have a right to an opinion

i'm outraged, as a creative person, as a potential designer as a human being. incensed, angry, livid, irate, whatever word you choose, i'm fucking pissed. i've thought about not posting this for several days and how (maybe in the future) it may affect me if i do get into designing knitwear on some level. i've decided to post because i'm still angry, and because it's the right thing to do. before my friend daniel sent me a link to www.virtualyarns.com i knew nothing about this and as they should say ignorance is not bliss.

please click here to read about Alice Starmore and her 'relationship' with Rowan.

now, after your have gone to virtualyarns.com you know why with every fiber of my being i will never knit with rowan yarn or with a rowan pattern. from this point on i will be boycotting the fiber and the magazine and if you are a designer of any kind of craft or art you should be on the boat too. check back soon, i'll have a button for your site saying 'i boycott rowan'

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

to do list...

found this on 5 and a beagle and thought it would be fun. i made comments on the ones i've done.

Life's To-Do List.......

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
*climbed mt Si
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula *very very briefly in kindergarten, before the spider fear totally took hold

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
*yep, every time.
09. Hugged a tree
*yep
10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise *several times

14. Seen the Northern Lights *yep, farther north and very far away from civilization.
15. Gone to a huge sports game
*been to a football game in england, you can hear the crowds from miles (totally not exaggerating) away
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables * tomatoes and peas this year.

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars * and got mosquito bitten in the process
20. Changed a baby's diaper * yuck, but yes i have

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower * yet again north and far away from civilization
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope * amazing

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment *all the time at work

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight * i have 2 brothers, enough said
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can *again, 2 brothers. everything is a competition

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse * think it was 5th or 6th grade...
34. Ridden a roller coaster *many many many times

35. Hit a home run *yep, used to play sofball
3
6. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking * yep :]

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment *yes
3
9. Had two hard drives for your computer * who doesn't?

40. Visited all 10 provinces

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk * last saturday er, it was sunday by then, but went to jack in the box at 4 am for them too :]
42. Had amazing friends *and hopefully will always have
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign * i will only say yes to this one

46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach *yes, many times

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love *yes
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your cds *several times

57. Pretended to be a superhero * yes
58. Sung karaoke * yes, and the machine gave me a 99/100 for ernies rendition of 'rubber duckie'

59. Lounged around in bed all day
* that's called saturday
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud * again, 2 brothers and a big back yard
64. Played in the rain
* again, 2 brothers and a big back yard 65. Gone to a drive-in theater * yep, one close to my house if anyone is interested
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites
*visited a castle in england and lived near the only 3 spired medieval cathedral in existence
70. Taken a martial arts class * took tai kwon do in elementary school after a bully on my buss pulled my pigtails.

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married * yeah 7
3. Been in a movie * been on the news 3 times, i think that counts

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch
* is there another way?
78. Won first prize in a costume contest * technically the dogs did but i made the costumes

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
*yes, just a few times
84. Performed on stage
* yes, i was a unicorn in a play
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music * with my cousins in my grandma's house in the 80's and i'm praying the cassette got destroyed.

87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house * yeah, and got a bad sewer pipe with it.
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children * i think the beagles count
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking *get caught doing this a lot
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Petted a stingray

110. Broken someone's heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol *i'm a red-neck yee haw. think i was 9 or 10 the 1st time.
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse * yes, something that i would love to do more of.
119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi
* yes, and i didn't like it.
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about * i can only hope

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Petted a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream *once

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts * summer of 1996

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146: Dyed your hair * teal was the 1st color then fire engine red, both streaks, never went whole hog.
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head

149: Caused a car accident

150: Saved someone's life * yep, performed the heimlich

Friday, June 30, 2006

the babies be lovin the bunnies

my friend katie just sent me photos of her new baby thomas with the crash test bunny i made for him. kate is really the inspiration behind the design on the bunny. you too could have a cute bunny like that in only a few days :] (patten in the links over there -->)





Wednesday, June 21, 2006

still have the ants but evicting wisdom teeth on friday

didn't i say i was going to post more pictures? yeah i suck, yet annother post without photos.

i should snap a pic of the ants before they are all dead 'weezing the ju-uice' at the terro bar i have set up on my counter. i'll do that when i get home around midningt tonight okay? i was trying to think of a way that i could mark the ants to see if the same ones are coming back but then i came to my senses... and anyway that would take a teeny tiny little paint brush and then i would want to name them so i'd have to make tiny little name tags saying hi i'm marge or bertha or bob or jimmy or slappy or yeah, whatever... not doing that anyway.

this friday i am going to have all of my wisdom teeth ripped out of my head or what's left of them. from the x-ray (and my totaly unprofessional opinion i really broke the hell out of the one. the good news is that i get to go to my mommy and daddy's house and get babied for the weekend and i get 2 days off work... my diet from friday to monday will consist of cherry jello, chocolate cook and serve pudding (none of that instant shit for me i love me some pudding skin), whipped cream out of the spray bottle, ice cream and the most wicked good strawberry milk shakes known to man. my mom is the master at making strawberry milk shakes..... i also plan to sleep like the dead and be high each day on pain meds. maybe i will be knitting maybe i will be tatting really i need to be tatting so that i can have more than 3 inches of lace for my friends garter finished before her wedding on the 15th of next month but i am the queen of procrastination and i'm sure i'll be sewing fixing something with it the night before. i'm not sure if she reads this or not so i can't tell you too much.

speaking of not being able to tell you too much, i started and finished a secret project in the last month and a half. i submitted for the new stitch n' bitch book and if i don't get accepted there then i will be submitting to knitty. what i've heard about submitting to knitty though is that they are turning down things they should be taking and taking things they should be turning down. since i only get to see what they publish and there are only 2 things this issue i want to knit, i tend to agree with that statement. if you come to my knitting group k2tog (you can request to join over there in the side bar) that meets on capitol hill on mondays you get to preview what the secret project is. now it's lunch time at work so i'm going to go knit er tat, whatever i fancy.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

the ants, the ants, they do a little dance then they die! die! die! die! die! die! die!

i personally have a huge distaste for killing anything. weeds, snails (i employ the girl next door to throw my snails into the street to kill them), slugs (can't stand to see them melt with the salt and nezzy says thanks for putting a little salt on them mommy before gulping them down (that's not the worst thing she eats, trust me), really, anything. but yesterday, when george had left a chicken wing on the counter inside a paper bag and the ants invaded i wanted to get out the hair spray and homemade-flamethrower them to death.... but no, i washed them down the drain and told them not to come back. they didn't listen. so this morning i put out some ant killer stuff called tarro. you put some clear liquid death bubble of goo on a piece of card board and put it where the ants are crawling around they eat it and bring it back to the nest and then when they die the other ants eat them and they die too. i left the goo for a while, no one was interested, then i went and grabbed some dog food crumbs to put on top and nezzy wanted them too, after i sprinkled them on the death goo i went and flushed the rest down the toilet and nezzy just about climbed in to get it... those beagles (don't worry they got a cookie before i left). when i left this morning there were four ants sitting at one of the death bubbles of clear goo drinking all in a row, just like they were belly up to a bar somewhere, and and then one ant stopped drinking and wiggled it's antenna like it was saying to the other ants that this is some good shit! i'm glad i'm not home, i hope george vacuums up any carnage before i get there. all the little ant babies without their ant daddies "'cause they gone and drunk the goo" is gonna make me cry.....

yeah, not really. they had fair warning.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

oh? puke!

i got to camp out on the couch last night. here's why:

get home last night and get all ready for bed and go to jump in bed and before i get in (thank god) i wipe my hand across the sheets to check for any suprises. suprises meaning wet spots that cabby left in bed while chewing on his feet or licking before laying down. but this time instead of wet spots i found puke. a big nasty sour pile of dog puke. arn't you happy you came and read this post...

Friday, June 02, 2006

dear whoever is in controll of this crazy ride

dear whoever is in controll of this crazy ride,

for whatever reason two days ago you dumped an i mac in my lap for free (oh yes, it totally works too). well not in my lap per say but in front of an office building right next to mine next to a monitor that had a big sticky note that said free. i stomped on my breaks and allmost ran around the car to check it out, the guy that just put it out came out of his office and told me that it's keyboard, mouse and power cord were in his car. right now, i love you (keep it a secret though because i don't tell that many people that). i hope this is payment for my tooth you made me break on the rock in that bread last weekend. if it is, i deserve it.

also thank you for my new knitting bag. it's the jordana page knitter's messenger bag in blue and black. sure it's smaller than my monster crop in style bag but that means i have to be just a little more organized and slim down a little on the shit i drag around with me. seriously, i fit allmost all of the stuf from the old bag into the new one last night but it's stuffed, i only have room for a scarf and a sock project. one of which i will be ripping out, i'll keep you in suspense about which one....

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

happy god damned memorial day?

okay, saturday sucked total dog nuts for me. i was happily eating my sandwich (after finally getting out of bed about noon-ish) and kee-runch i bit something in my sammich that was not sammich, i don't know if it was a rock from the bread ('cause it was hippy bread) or a piece of bone from the turkey but it hurt my tooth. it was only later when i was enjoying my steak when i felt my tooth get sucked out by the steak i was chewing on. oh yeah, i broke my goddamned wisdom tooth.

(when i get time the picture will go here 'cause my dentist gave me a print out of the exray)

i can not tell you how depressed and pissed off this has made me all at the same time. my brothers have the best descriptor in the world for this. they call it 'being all salty' now, not salty like a sailor hardened by the seas in alaska, think like you just dumped the whole salt shaker on your fries and you shake one off and try it anyway, the face you make? yeah, permanent on me right now. all i want to do is bitch bitch bitch bitch. just a suggestion, don't call me up at work and ask me stupid questions today...... it will not end up being your day. trust me, i will hunt you down and punch you in the throat.

there is some silver lining to this cloud though, i get to go to the dentist for the first time in 10 years and pay him to inflict pain. wait. what was that? i get to pay him to pull out my wisdom teeth? who gets to keep the teeth? put those fuckers in a zip-loc baby i'm takin' 'em home. you bet your ass i'm coming home with something other than the good drugs. i do have some insurance though which is better than none.

i'm going to go home soon and eat hot dogs and ice cream and grumble some more.

grumble....

ps the rest of the weekend was cool. i might write more about it later, when i'm not so salty.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

a smidge busy

yep, havn't posted for a while again, i have been a little busy starting a stitch and bitch group on mondays in seattle on capitol hill at my favorite new coffee place online coffee company . if you're interested in coming and want to be involved in an active knitting group with a ton of talented seattle knitters please ask to join :] don't forget to tell me you saw it on my blog and what your 1st name is.



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Thursday, May 11, 2006

neener neener i have a sock tree



look my trumpet vine has decided to grow me some half made socks, yarn and addi turbos!


this sock and yarn looks suspiciously like a broadripple sock and knit picks sock garden 'pansy'


looks like something knitted is devouring my outdoor clothes dryer


ick! it's mouth is open!


my pretty lilac bush, smells really good. too bad this isn't smell-o-vision.


mr bubba listening for ajax, the next door neighbors kitty. one day i'll snap a picture of him so you can see how pretty he is.


baily nez and cabs out in the yard sniffing for things....


did someone say cookie?!?!


nez and bailey playing chase!


git her!!


go bailey go!


stalking the nezzy bean....


bailey attempting to eat the camera.


nezzy ran through the monster's yarn while running away from bailey.


MY YARN!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

daniels bunny + pip = k i s s i n g!!

a short while ago a friend of mine traded me some wonderful fingering weight silk cashmere yarn for a bunny, i had some spare koigu laying around that called out to me to make it into a rabbit. and look here he is!!


what can i say the bunny likes to drink 'da beers.



muy cute bunny :]



the bunny is seducing pip!


oh no! (shortly after this picture was taken daniel took possession of the bunny, never to be let out again to seduce the poor helpless females of the world.)


look, even with all the projects i have started and should be finishing, i started a pair of toe up socks. the yarn is now my current favorite sock yarn hand dyed here in washington, you get enough to make 2 pairs of socks for $20 who can beat that??? for those that are curious i'll do a quick write up of the pattern someday...


close up of sock in progress and yarn.



this picture was taken on easter weekend at my parents house. bailey is in front of the door on the lookout for those horrid ducks!! for those of you that haven't had the pleasure, baily hates the ducks that live on the lake at my parents house and is always on patrol to be able to chase after and bark at them, or any water birds. it keeps the geese from shitting on the lawn so we don't mind :]


nezzy beans sacked out takin' a nap on my mom's chair with one end of the coveted blankie.



bailey with the other end of the coveted blankie taking a nap on the floor. she's very cute but needs her nails trimmed.

Friday, May 05, 2006

tired-ish

it's 8:22, i'm still trying to wake all the way up. boys and girls my alarm went off at 5am and i am still not -awake-, i had the i don't remember how i got here drive to work.

last night i went shopping with my friend zoe, we tried to find pants for her. we only got around to the bon (which i will never call macy's), jc penny and target. she didn't find any pants but she got to see my super shopper side that usually only comes out when i'm shopping with my mom. over the last year mom has lost over 100 lbs i'm really proud of her but now when she goes shopping she wants to try on the store. she has a specific system when she heads in to shop, anywhere that has a colored jean, she's trying one of each color on (i swear to god this woman has 3 shades of purple jeans) then over to the old lady shirts. she keeps picking up the flowerey ones and expecting me to say that they look great but what i actually do is ask her how old she wants to look. zoe and i also got cut off 6 or 7 times last night, once by a scooter. on the way to work i only got cut off 3 times. now i'm babbling i'll go try and work now....