Friday, July 23, 2010

New Hats!

I'm trying to squirrel away any original crochet patterns that I come up with, in the hopes of opening an Etsy store of my own later this year. This last week and a half have been busy when it comes to the art of hooking. :) Aside from our new niece that was born right before Easter, since then, we've gained another new niece this June and a foster nephew just before Easter. So, I decided it was time to make some baby hats! The family back home was having a baby shower for the newest niece. These two hats will be added to my growing stash of stuff to eventually offer.

To explain, anyone that knows me knows my love for the Barenaked Ladies. The first time I saw them in concert was in Va Beach during their "Maroon" tour on July 30, 2001. Vertical Horizon opened for them. At one point during the Ladies' set, they started doing the Chicken Dance and the lead singer of VH, Matt Scannell, came out and danced with them. Try to imagine the Ladies, Matt Scanell and a sold out Amphitheater audience, all doing the Chicken Dance together. It was truly a sight! Anyway, the reason for the Chicken Dance video?

To celebrate the chicken hat!

Normally, I wouldn't post any baby photos here without getting permission from the parents first, but when I got this photo from my sister, I couldn't resist!

I should almost be ashamed of myself...I'm a self professed geek but my husband is the one that told me, "You should have made his eyes to look like Kermit the Frog's eyes." I totally didn't even think about that!!! How lame am I?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another Fun Link to Try

So the new link of the month (?) to try out is called, "I Write Like."

"Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers. Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc."

I pasted in most of my entry from "My Dream Career(s) Continued," since I didn't feel like pasting in any original fiction or poetry that day. The finished result is that I write like Cory Doctorow. I've never heard of him, but I might have to check him out. According to his Wiki page, "Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics.

He sounds pretty damn intelligent. I'll take that comparison as a complement! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Leftover From Monday

These were my happy thoughts from this last Monday.

1. I left out office at lunch time and was driving behind a slow moving semi. We're situated between a couple of large Stihl buildings, and I'm guessing the employees move a lot of product between them. Anyway, as we came around a curve that arc-ed to the left, I was able to see why the semi driver had slowed to a crawl and then stopped. There was a family of geese crossing the road. He waited until all of them got across the road and then continued onto the Stihl building he was going to. The geese weren't babies, either. They were all adults.

2. When I was walking out of my gym on Monday night after my Zumba class, I overheard 1 sentence of a conversation between 2 other women in my class. One woman said to another, "I don't want you to think that I come to class smelling like pork chops, because I usually don't." It was so bizarre and random that I couldn't help myself...I burst out laughing. Pork Chop lady saw me laughing and I apologized to her. She said, "No, no, that's alright. I don't normally smell like pork chops but today I do."