Archive for October, 2007

26
Oct
07

no title

funk.

16
Oct
07

Package

I got a package in the mail from my SP, and it was very pink. I love it. I will try to post pictures tomorrow.

I’m still recovering from this week-end. It was one of the longest ones ever. Saturday afternoon I looked at my watch at 3:30pm and wanted to cry because I still had SO much to do and bedtime was still 6 1/2 hours away.

10
Oct
07

Librarything’s list of the most common unread books

 I got this from She’s Having a Baby. I thought it was interesting, so I thought I would do it too.

Bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

# Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149)
# Anna Karenina (132)
# Crime and punishment (121)
# Catch-22 (117)
# One hundred years of solitude (115)
# Wuthering Heights (110)
# Life of Pi : a novel (94)
# The name of the rose (91)
# Don Quixote (91)
# Moby Dick (86)
# Ulysses (84)
# Madame Bovary (83)
# The Odyssey (83)
# Pride and prejudice (83)

# Jane Eyre (80)

# A tale of two cities (80)

# The brothers Karamazov (80)
# Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79)
# War and peace (78)
# Vanity fair (74)
# The time traveler’s wife (73)
# The Iliad (73)
# Emma (73)
# The Blind Assassin (73)
# The kite runner (71)
# Mrs. Dalloway (70)
# Great expectations (70)
# American gods : a novel (68)

    # A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (67)

# Atlas shrugged (67)
# Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
# Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
#
Middlesex (66)
# Quicksilver (66)
# Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West … (65)
# The Canterbury tales (64)
# The historian : a novel (63)
# A portrait of the artist as a young man (63)
# Love in the time of cholera (62)
# Brave new world (61)
# The Fountainhead (61)
# Foucault’s pendulum (61)
# Middlemarch (61)
# Frankenstein (59)
# The Count of Monte Cristo (59)
# Dracula (59)
# A clockwork orange (59)
# Anansi boys : a novel (58)
# The once and future king (57)
# The grapes of wrath (57)
# The poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
# 1984 (57)
# Angels & demons (56)
# The inferno (56)
# The satanic verses (55)
# Sense and sensibility (55)
# The picture of Dorian Gray (55)
# Mansfield Park (55)
# One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (54)
# To the lighthouse (54)
# Tess of the D’Urbervilles (54)
# Oliver Twist (54)
# Gulliver’s travels (53)
# Les misérables (53)
# The corrections (53)
# The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel (52)
# The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (52)
# Dune (51)
# The prince (51)
# The sound and the fury (51)
# Angela’s ashes : a memoir (51)
# The god of small things (51)
# A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present (51)
# Cryptonomicon (50)
# Neverwhere (50)
# A confederacy of dunces (50)
# A short history of nearly everything (50)
# Dubliners (50)
# The unbearable lightness of being (49)
# Beloved : a novel (49)
# Slaughterhouse-five (49)
# The scarlet letter (48)
# Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Pu… (48)
# The mists of Avalon (47)
# Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
# Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
# Cloud atlas : a novel (47)
# The confusion (46)
# Lolita (46)
# Persuasion (46)
# Northanger abbey (46)
# The catcher in the rye (46)
# On the road (46)
# The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
# Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of… (45)
# Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into … (45)
# The Aeneid (45)
# Watership Down (44)
# Gravity’s rainbow (44)
# (No title) (44)
# In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its … (44)
# White teeth (44)
# Treasure Island (44)
# David Copperfield (44)
# The three musketeers (44)
# Cold mountain (43)
# Robinson Crusoe (43)
# (No title) (43)
# The bell jar (43)
# The secret life of bees (43)

# Beowulf : a new verse translation (43)
# The plague (43)
# The Master and Margarita (43)
# (No title) (42)
# Atonement : a novel (42)
# The handmaid’s tale (42)
# Lady Chatterley’s lover (41)
# Underworld (41)
# (No title) (41)
# Little Women (41)
# A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes (41)
# Stardust (41)
# Jude the obscure (41)
# The chronicles of Narnia (40)
# Possession : a romance (40)
# Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal (40)
# (No title) (40)
# Never let me go (40)
# The trial (40)
# Kafka on the shore (40)
# Bleak House (40)
# (No title) (40)
# Sons and lovers (40)
# Alias Grace (39)
# The Arabian nights (39)
# Baudolino (39)
# Confessions (39)
# The great Gatsby (39)
# To kill a mockingbird (39)
# Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Gla… (39)
# The alchemist (39)

# Candide, or, Optimism (39)
# Snow falling on cedars (39)
# Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story (39)
# Midnight’s children (39)
# White Oleander (39)
# A passage to India (39)
# The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and … (39)
# The house of the seven gables (39)
# The lovely bones : a novel (38)
# Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (38)
# The amber spyglass (38)
# The histories (38)
# Swann’s way (38) (Damn Proust and his madelines.)
# The shadow of the wind (38)
# Fahrenheit 451 (38)
# Good omens (38)
# Running with scissors : a memoir (38)
# Everything is illuminated : a novel (38)
# The divine comedy (38)
# Paradise lost (38)
# The English patient (38)
# Uncle Tom’s cabin (38)
# The Origin of Species (37)

09
Oct
07

I want a kiwi

I went out this week-end and had a great time. I touched a lotta of yarn, had lunch at Chris Madrids, and road tripped with a friend. Seriously, that just makes for a great week-end. We went to the Yarn Barn in San Antonio, which was a very neat little yarn shop. The owner of the shop was awesome. She was so suprised with the success of the First Annual Hill Country Yarn Crawl. The story behind the shop is so interesting. One of the employees is 94 yrs old. I hope I can handle a job at 94 IF I want one. Next, was Yarnivore, and I wasn’t truly impressed with this shop. I had read that it was awesome, but I just didn’t feel it. I did like the section of manly magazines by the couch. Boerne, had two stores, Ewe and Eye, and Rosewood Yarns. I wish I lived in Boerne. I know I would be there often. This store had a cozy section off to the side to knit. The people were wonderlous! And there, I blame Rosewood because they just reinforced my need to own a spinning wheel, and I fell in love with the kiwi. Now, I was producing yarn with character, but that’s ok. There was something so peaceful about the whole thing. I can’t make yarn with a spindle. It just isn’t something that I enjoyed, but I could see myself spinning while talking with the boys. LOVED it! Seriously. I want one so bad. 

05
Oct
07

I can sum it up all in one sentence.

I want/need/want a spinning wheel.

05
Oct
07

Here are the pictures for the last post.

mailbox.jpgjuggler.jpgcentralmarket.jpgcalpotis.jpg

02
Oct
07

Bad Kit BAD!

I have not felt like getting the camera charged. I’m just lazy, feeling down some, and well, I take after my father. I procrastinate with the best of them. Like now, I am procrastinating about going to work. I should be getting ready, but I am going to show some poor quality pictures from the week-end.

 I spent Saturday night out at Central Market, listening to live music, and knitting outdoors. The boys spent 4 hours playing football with kids they just met. I love how easily kids make friends. The music was good, the weather great, and things don’t get much better than that. I worked on my clapotis. The color is NOT the one in the picture. LOL. So, that is another thing I will have to take better pictures of. I’ve done 4 drops in the straight section, and I’m liking how it is turning out.

 Sunday, the boys and I headed over to the Old Pecan Street Festival. This was one of the things that I did with my parents when I was growing up, and they were together. It’s a good memory for me, and hopefully for my kids too. The boys did sand art, and thought it was the coolest thing. I think that’s what everyone is getting for Christmas from the boys. LOL. I saw the coolest mail box, it was R2D2. I had to take pictures. Also, here is a picture of a juggler. He was pulling in quite a crowd as we were leaving. He was nuts, and funny too.

I have  a new favorite show. If you haven’t seen it, you need to. It’s the Big Bang Theory, about the geeks and the hot girl. It really is soooo funny. I have enjoyed the two episodes they’ve shown. I hope they can keep up the funniness. I heart geeks.

 For some reason my pictures won’t upload. I’ll try again later.