Saturday, September 24, 2005

I'm Back :)

We have just returned after our whirlwind trip to Utah! Got to knit with my old knitting buds(and it was awesome--love you guys!!), got to shop at NPJ and Shepherd's Bush, got to visit the old haunts--fun was had by all. Got to see Viggo on Letterman yesterday--it's always a good day when Viggo makes an appearance :)

I'll post pics of my new acquisitions on Monday. In the car I got plenty of work done on my Sirius Black in progress--he's lookin' good so far. And on the way to Utah I was going to work on my little diva's scarf(it WAS more than halfway done); in a fit of rage/insanity, I'm not sure which, I ripped it ALL out--took it apart and decided to knit it in the round thus doubling the pattern BUT that's a good thing as I don't know how to strand in purl. So I'll be really, really good at stranded knitting after completing the scarf, right? That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

In the spirit of continuing the "talk like a pirate day" I have included my pirate name--the whole pirate thing cracks me up, so please bear with me.

My pirate name is:

Black Bess Cash

Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!

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Have a great weekend!
(Secret Pal--I got your email and I'll reply tomorrow--I have to go bath the kiddos right now)

Taken from Miriam

Ten years ago:
I had just finished my Masters as a K-12 Reading Specialist(which I thought was awesome for many reasons one of which being that I can end my name with the initials MSED--I'm easily amused), I had started my first full time job as an adult ed. instructor--preparing folks on welfare for the GED exam(lots of motivation there I can tell you--at the time I was still living at home and most of my students had their own place, a car, cable, and numerous other luxuries paid for by NYS), and I began looking for a full time teaching job anywhere :)

Five years ago:
I was in Utah playing with my 6 month old Little Diva and we began looking for a style and location for our future house :)

One year ago:
I was living in Utah and taking Little Diva to preschool. I started getting my professional journal again to brush up on my field in preparation for going back to work.

Five Snacks:
green olives
strawberries wild Jamba juice
jelly beans
Venti Passion Iced Tea Lemonade

Five Songs I Know All the Words To(there are tons I know the words to; these are just some of my favorites):
"Head Like a Hole" Nine Inch Nails
"Hand that Feeds" Nine Inch Nails
"Green Eggs and Ham" Moxy Fruvous
"King of Spain" Moxy Fruvous
"Black" Sarah McLachlan

Five Things I Would Do With $100 Million:
**pay off bills
**trust funds for kiddos, nieces, and nephews
**build dream house(location as yet to be decided)
**purchase vacation condo(Maui and/or Honolulu)
**trips to Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and DisneyWorld(joining the vacation club, of course)

Five Places I Would Run Away To:
New Zealand
Disney World

Five Things I Would Never Wear:
Half Shirts
Baby T's
Loud Prints(Hawaiian stuff doesn't count)
Fur(wool doesn't count right?)

Five Favorite TV Shows:
Six Feet Under
Knitty Gritty(if they ever quit running reruns)
Real Time with Bill Maher

Five Biggest Joys:
Little Diva
Little Rage
My husband(most of the time)
Bailey and Kahlua(aka. BB and Cracky)--our cats
My extended family
Time to myself(I know that's six but this one has to be here)

Five Favorite Toys:
Ball winder and swift
Knitting Stuff
DVD player
My Explorer
My new cell(it's red and has a Marilyn Manson ringer-cool!!)

People to pass this onto:
Take it if you want it.


CynCyn said...

Yay! Glad you're back... little Diva's scarf will be nice and warm for this winter!

Andrea said...

Little Diva's scarf will be just as nice and warm for NEXT winter too -- just to relieve some of the pressure. ;) hee

I may not be caught up on ANYONE's blogs, but at least I can catch up on yours!

Are you not just loving Lost this season? I finally watched the first three eps all last week, and I thought it was great!!!