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 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 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
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
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
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