Thursday, August 28, 2008


Found it!

Opens pdf. I present my gift to you for Hurricane Season 2008 - Hurricane Party Bingo!

Note: This is all in good fun. A hurricane party is what you do when you're all ready and there's nothing to do but wait for the storm. (My family's favorite game is to play "make a story using only titles from the online TV guide." This has the potential to be almost as fun.) It's silly, dorky and not meant to offend anyone who's facing a cane.

Notice the copyright. :)

Also, could I have an uglier web banner? SHEESH! I am changing it RIGHT NOW.

Hurricane Party!

I had an x-ray yesterday of my shoulders and some problem at C6 is causing trouble with my hand - it will randomly fall asleep if I raise my arm over my head, and my shoulder hurrrrrrts. So that is going to be taken care of, that's good.

So, Gustav. As y'all know, my mom lives in Ocean Springs and works in Biloxi, MS. They are totally in go mode down there. As of last night, the three gas stations my stepdad tried had no gas and Wal-mart was out of bottled water. New Orleans is planning on evac'ing 30,000 people by bus. (No Superdome this time. Thank the Lord, Amen.) Mom's water - in their house - has a pump which somehow works on electricity. No electricity? No water. Not good.

So they are coming up here for the hurricane party. (To the uninitiated, a hurricane party is what you do when the house is boarded up and you've stocked up everything you can get your hands on and all that's left to do is grill out and wait. You watch the increasingly-haggard weather people on TV. And Jim Cantore in his regulation Weather Channel uniform, dodging falling stop lights. You listen for the wind. You try not to worry.)

But, y'all, BUT! They have a 125 pound Great Pyrenees (code name Crazy Dog) and I have a 900 square foot apartment and two cats. So I spent a few hours yesterday calling around to find a kennel that would take him on Sunday...only to find out last night they are planning on being here SATURDAY. (Hi Mom!) So I got the reservation for le chein and started cleaning my apartment.

I found some knitting while I was cleaning. I have taken a month off, and BOY DO I EVER MISS IT. I mean, I really, really miss it. Pinched nerve and all, I am going to try to knit a little bit tonight.

Mom says don't clean. But honestly, there is no chance of that happening.

And I need to dig out Hurricane Party Bingo again - I don't remember why I took it down - because y'all! It makes watching the news for three days straight when you've had no shower and you're bored to tears a LOT MORE FUN.

Now, what should I knit? Start new or revisit old? What do you think???

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My new favorite site

Beverages optional but a few of these will make you spit them out, not precisely work-safe, BUT FUNNY.

My favorite is the Olympics Rings...


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My goodness, where have I been???

Well, I've been ... um. Watching Olympics. Not knitting. Feeling guilty about not knitting.

Also, I have bursitis in my shoulder, so I'm trying to rest it.

I miss everybody. And I'm glad our little spark-plug (to quote a friend of mine) finally got her gold medal.

Hope y'all are well.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Look here. (As far as I know, it's safe for work.)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Two more books

Actually, three. I read Such a Pretty Fat (hilarious) by Jen Lancaster (language alert), and two Agatha Christie books - The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary.

About ten years ago I went through an Agatha Christie phase and read about twenty-five of her books. I never get tired of them. But the Secret Adversary was my first "Tommy and Tuppence" novel and I really liked it.

No knitting so far. I want to work on some things this weekend.