Saturday, January 31, 2009

Karma's a bitch!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Got his ass beat with a baseball bat.

Stolen from Allison

Urban Dictionary Meme:
a) Go to and type in your answers to the following questions.
b) Post your favorite definition it gives you -- or just post the first one. (or multiple answers if it's just too funny.)
c) Tag 4 people. Leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged. (I am not going to do the tagging, 'cause I just feel weird about that.)
d) Those people, if so inspired, should do the same.

1) Your name?
2) Your age?
3) Your favorite drink?
4) Favorite color?
5) Birthplace?
6) Month of your birth?
7) Where you live now?

1) Your name?
Laurie: an incredibly beautiful young woman who can be found mostly in Du Page County, Illinois. She is bright, hardworking, and has a very sexy voice.

2) Your age?
40: A bottle containing 40 fluid ounces of malt liquor beer.

3) Your favorite drink?
Kahlua: An oft drunk healer in DAOC midgard lancelot

4) Favorite color?
red: One of the many different flavors of Kool-Aid. Others include yellow, orange, purple, and occasionally green.

5) Birthplace?
Saugus: When a woman has a saggy ass (?!?)

6) Month of your birth?
July: The month where the most amazing girls are born. These girls are hot, sexy, and incredibly irresistible. Not only do they have an appealing body but they are intelligent as well. Every girl wants to be born in July.

7) Where you live now?
Massachusetts: A whole lot of chusetts

also: Most densely populated per square mile state in the northeast. Known for the Redsox, Patriots, bad drivers, highways with two different names (128 is I-95, for all you out-of-staters), Dunkin Donuts, wicked bad gramma, friggin cold winters, wicked hot summers, unpredictable weather, and people who hate the New York Yankees.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Shoes

Went to the store and bought the new clown shoes sneakers for The Boy. (His words, not mine.)

Size 11 1/2.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Holy Feet, Batman!

The Boy's feet have been hurting him, and that usually means he needs new sneakers, either because the ones he has are too small, or not supportive enough. He insists the 10 1/2 fits, but I'm not convinced. I traced his feet tonight, with the idea that I can cut out his paper feet and put them in those sizing things at the shoe store to confirm his size. And once I traced them, the massiveness that is his feet became very apparent. So much so, that he asked me if I had his baby footprints, so we could compare them.

Here they are. Remember, he's only 12 years old.

click for larger picture

We could barely fit each foot on a standard sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper; I had him stand corner to corner. Then I cut them out and scanned them, and also scanned the baby footprints, then put them all together for the above picture. Each cut-out foot barely fit on the bed of the scanner. To keep everything to scale, I also scanned a ruler with each of them, and matched them all up for the composite picture. On the ruler, the 1" and 11" are marked (because the 0 and 12 are not in the picture).

His feet are nearly as large as his father's. They are bigger than my father's. And he's still only 5'4" tall.

I really hopes he grows into them!

Stolen from Caz, who stole it from everyone else. says I'm a Slightly Dorky Nerd.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and talk to others on the nerd forum!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Star quilt

This is the quilt I talked about yesterday. I made it for The Boy's bed, when he had a wee toddler bed. When he moved to a regular sized bed, I reconstructed it to fit, but I never liked how that turned out. I took it apart when he stopped using it, knowing that 'someday' I would put it back to it's original state (well, with a better backing than originally). That day was today.
This is a simple quilt of two cotton fabrics arranged in 10" squares, for a total size of 50"x 70". The fabrics are a plain pale yellow, and a pale blue with pale yellow shooting stars. Unfortunately I didn't get a good close-up pic to show you that. Today I backed the quilt with a pale yellow flannel that matches the original yellow color pretty well, and bound it with more of the plain yellow cotton. I used a low loft poly batting and hand tied it with yellow embroidery thread.

This cold snap better end soon, or I think I will end up making 10 more quilts!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


My new flannel quilt. All of these flannels are special, they are all from our old shirts and jammies. The back is plain navy blue flannel, the binding is a mix of all the flannels, and it is hand-tied with navy blue embroidery thread.

Tomorrow I am working on another one. This was one I had made with Jake was little, for his toddler bed, very simple with just two fabrics in 10 inch squares. Then when he moved to a regular sized bed, I added to the edges to make it bigger. But I never liked how that turned out, and once he didn't use it any more, I took it back apart. So the lonely little quilt top has been sitting, nicely folded, in my fabric drawer for too many years. All it needs it to be tied to a new backing with new batting, and then bound.

Some cheezburgers that made me lol.

Monday, January 12, 2009

12 of 12 - January

Ok, let's try this again. Last year at this time I joined Chad Darnell's 12 of 12, but I sadly only made it through four months. Slacker. But I'm giving it another go now. :D

These were all taken at home, on what might be the most boring day on record. *blush*

7:00 am
I totally forgot to take my camera outside with me while waiting for The Boy's schoolbus. Damn it. But when I came back inside, here was the package I needed to mail this morning, which I also forgot to take out with me to mail. So, back outside I go.

7:01 am
Mailing said package.

7:02 am
My Winter Wonderland

7:03 am
This umbrella has been in the corner of the hall of my building for at least a month, now. I am starting to believe that no one is going to claim it. Is it yours?

9:00 am
Breakfast of champions.

10:00 amQuilt squares for the quilt I'm currently making. These are all old flannels and are "memory" pieces, all taken from our old shirts and jammies.

10:30 am
Coffee and sewing. Whee!

6:00 pm for supper. Papa Gino's is the best!

8:20 pm
This is from one of the ten winning video applications for the Evil League of Evil, that appear on the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog DVD. Seriously, if you don't have this DVD yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (Unless you're in the UK and it's not available yet.)

8:30 pm
One of our refillable water bottles. This one is a Kleen Kanteen.

10:00 pm
The Boy has just gone to bed. This is the sign he has on the door to his room. Charming, huh?

11:02 pm
And this is what my own bedtime looks like. Note the cat and the laptop. They are just as necessary as the pillows. And the remote.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New purse! Wheee!

I went to the Wilson Leather site last week because I cannot find any of my leather gloves. (Well, I found ONE, but that doesn't really help me, does it?) I really prefer leather gloves over knit, especially when I'm driving, as the knit ones slip in the steering wheel. Leather gloves were on sale, so I ordered some, and while I was there, I noticed they were having a 60% off clearance sale on some items, too. How does one resist that? I found a lovely red leather purse, originally priced at $60, lowered to $24.99, and then in the clearance section for $10.00. Again, how does one resist that?

It arrived today. It is so much nicer in person than in the picture on the site, and I apologize for being too lazy to go take some pictures myself, and only providing you with this picture from the site:
It is not too big, but is roomy inside, with just the right number of pockets for cell phone, etc. And...when I go back to their site now, it is no longer on clearance; it's now $24.99 again. That just makes it all the more joyous. Yay!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


And in other news, I CANNOT stop listening to Commentary! The Musical. I thought The Boy was getting sick of it, but today he put it on himself. He's been sucked in! Seriously, if you have not bought the Dr. Horrible DVD yet, you must go buy it now!! (Well, if you're in the US, I mean. I know it was delayed in Canadia and is not available yet in the UK. But buy it as soon as you can!!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New LOL