|You Are a Centaur|
However, you are also warm hearted, and you enjoy helping others in practical ways.
You are a great teacher, and you are really good at helping people get their lives in order.
You are very intuitive, and you go with your gut. You make good decisions easily.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
You're Prufrock and Other Observations!
by T.S. Eliot
Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic
and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying
to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you've really
heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Oh well, here's hoping....
Monday, June 04, 2007
Been trying to plan the wedding. Trying to get healthy...go to the gym, eat better, etc. My gown is in, 1 size smaller than the one I originally tried on, and it fits! I haven't really lost any weight, but I have firmed up quite a bit and I'm much stronger. As of Wednesday, I'm joining Weight Watchers to hopefully start losing the weight. The dress looks beautiful and I feel like a Princess, but, if I'm going to implement changes, now is the time to do it. The girls at work are starting a pool at work to see how long it takes me to get pregnant now that the wedding is quickly approaching and my Best Friend is due right around Remembrance Day (she will be beautifully pregnant at our wedding!). I'm still about 60 lbs. overweight (according to BMI index), so I'd love to start tackling that now, before we try and have kids.
Speaking of kids....
One of these little ones will be coming home with us at the end of July. Zoe is getting a little sister, literally. This litter is a product of her parents, Zoey and Spike. Our Zoe is from their first litter and our newest addition is from their third and probably final litter. It is a little sooner than G and I expected, but we (G especially) really wanted another pup from this breeder. When she emailed us last Tuesday saying Zoey and Spike had a litter of 5 the day before, she mentioned that this was more than likely their final litter. After a brief discussion (finances have not been very good lately), we decided to fuck the debt and complete the PugHut like we've been longing to do. So this can only mean one thing. Puppy Shopping!!! I seriously can't wait.
On the knitting front...hasn't been happening. But, with our new addition it'll start up again. I am also awaiting word from my BF as to the gender of her wee one (should find out around the 14th), so knitting will definately commence soon.
More updates to follow....
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
In the list of books below, bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.
1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. +The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. +The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. +The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. +A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. +Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. +Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. +The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitch hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. +Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
33. *Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. +The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. *The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. *I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. +The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
49. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. +The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. *The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. *The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. +Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. +Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. +The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. *The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. *Not Wanted On the Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. +Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
87. +Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. *Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. *In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
93. *The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. +The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. *Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)
Saturday, March 03, 2007
As promised, I have pics.
First up. I have proof of bandwagon jumping.
Jaywalkers. In Bernat Sox #40713 - Hot Tamale on US size 1 needles. By far the smallest needles I have ever used.
My attempt at a sweater. The Amelia Corset from Big Girl Knits to be exact. This puppy is done in Patons Canadiana #023 - Lilac. I am planning on this being a solid coloured sweater. The ribbing is done on US size 6 but I'm not sure which size to use for the upper portion. The pattern calls for size 10s but I'm not too sure that'll work with this yarn. We will see.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Speaking of the gym...yes I am still going. No, I haven't dropped a size yet. But I'd better because I purchased this 2 weeks ago...
in one size smaller than I am currently wearing. I'm pretty confident that it'll fit. I have done a few tests recently and although I have not physically seen a difference yet, there definately have been some changes. I have more energy, I am stronger (actually I have gained 20 pounds of muscle according to one test), and my trainer and I have noticed huge improvements at the gym. So I have to try and stay positive. I just keep saying that the weight will start to move soon. And really, when I started this journey, it was for my health, not my dress size. I've just noticed that since a lot of my time has been taken up by this wedding, I easily forget the original goal. (The planning of the wedding also explains why the blog has been pretty lean as of late).
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 6 out of 22.
( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 10 out of 43.
(X) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
Total so far: 12 out of 66.
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 15 out of 90.
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(X) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
( ) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 19 out of 121.
(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
( ) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 23 out of 147.
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 32 out of 165.
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 38 out of 181.
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 42 out of 200.
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
(X) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 46 out of 220.
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
(X) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
Total: 54 of 239
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
B- Best Friend? Gene, Christina & my Mom.
C- Cake or Pie? Cake.
D- Drink of Choice? I've always loved water, even as a kid.
E- Essential Item? Deodorant.
F- Favorite Color? Orange.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Worms.
H- Hometown? Marathon Village, ON.
I- Indulgence? Dark Chocolate.
J- January or February? Hmmm...February, it's shorter.
K- Kids and names? Does Zoe count? She IS my baby...
L- Life is incomplete without…? Love. It does come in many forms....
M- Marriage Date? October 27, 2007...it's coming up!
N- Number of Siblings? Scooty Scoot. My younger bro, Scott.
O- Oranges or Apples? Apples.
P- Phobias/Fears? Spiders.
Q- Favorite Quote?
R- Reasons to smile? Puggies, Gene, my family...
S- Season? Autumn.
T- Tag 3 people?
U- Unknown Fact About Me? I am really not enjoying the planning of our wedding. If I could just pick a dress and show up, I'd be really happy.
V- Vegetable You Hate? Brussel Sprouts and Fiddleheads.
W- Worst Habit? Clutterbug.
X- Xrays You’ve Had? Recently...my hips.
Y- Your Favorite Foods? Chocolate, pasta, fresh veggies with dip.
Z- Zodiac? Libra.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
I have yet to attempt Fair Isle or Intarsia...until now. I just love the idea of a Skull Sweater for my little girl. And I figure it may be a good practice piece because it is smaller.
While G was reading the paper this morning, he stumbled across this article, http://www.ottawasun.com/Lifestyle/2007/01/07/3215620-sun.html. Interesting find where you least expect it.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
These are the Lace-Up Fingerless Gloves from Leigh Radford's Alterknits. I used a leftover ball of Red Heart's Super Saver in Pale Plum and some thin Chocolate Brown ribbon. Knit on US 8. I added some stitches to the forearm and knit the hand in small, but I honestly think I will just knit them in the large next time. Oh yes, there will be a nest time. I really like them, another pair in something softer and darker will be a project for later.
Right now I have started this...well, no pic, but trust me, it's just a few rows of 1x1 ribbing in TLC's # 5012 black. Here is the website. Street Legal Designs.
If the weather continues to stay this mild, I may have to think of something else to work on. The Cable Sweater from an earlier post is definately on a hiatus for now. Ah well, can't really complain, it has been rather comfortable lately. It is kinda weird to have green lawns though, after all, this is Ottawa. I guess W!nterlude* may be a dud this year.
* Big-time winter festival here in Ottawa, I'm just trying to avoid a ton of hits.
Monday, January 01, 2007
I should probably attempt to keep a cleaner Pug Hut too. What do you think Zoe?
Happy New Year to everyone and may 2007 be even better than 2006.