Sunday, July 24, 2011

Got An Earworm To Get Rid Of

I'm not really sure how I came up with this, but I've got to get it out of my head!!!!



Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey!
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey!



Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani!


Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani! Hey! Hey!

Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani!

Hey, Ani!
You were a Jedi Knight.
You think you're so strong.
You think you've got it right
Yoda says you got it wrong.
But can't you say goodnight,
So you can take me home Ani?





Don't believe in the Dark Side.
It doesn't mean you won't.
You're giving me the chills,
Baby, please baby, don't.
Everynight you still leave me all alone Ani.

Oh Ani, what a pity,
You don't understand.
You took me by the heart
When Dooku took your hand.
Oh Ani, you're so pretty,
Can't you understand?
It's the Dark Side in you, Ani!
Oh what you do Ani, do Ani!
Don't break my heart Ani!

Hey Ani!
Now when you took me on Naboo,
No one's ever gonna know.
Everytime you Sith, you let
A little more show.
Show me your lightsaber,

Please don't say no Ani

So c'mon and give it to me anyway you can.
Anyway you wanna do it,
You'll be my Jedi man.
But please baby please, don't leave me on Mustafar, Ani!


Oh Ani, what a pity,
You don't understand.
You took me by the heart
When Dooku took your hand.
Oh Ani, you're so pretty,
Can't you understand?
It's the Dark Side in you, Ani!
Oh what you do Ani, do Ani,
Don't break my heart, Ani!

Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani! Hey! Hey!

Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani!

Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani! Hey! Hey!

Oh Ani
You were so fine
You were so fine
You choked my throat
Hey Ani! Hey! Hey! Hey Ani!

Making the Best of a Busted Scooter

I'm still fairly assed out over how the "repairs" to my scooter are going from my June 3 accident. The place doing the repairs has my scooter AGAIN because it started leaking oil after I got it back from the original repairs. They've had it now since last Tuesday night, right before the service department closed for the day. I was supposed to get it back yesterday morning but they realized it's STILL leaking oil and they don't know why. I've been doing a lot of driving lately for work, and while I get reimbursed on gas, it's added to my paycheck and I've been hitting the gas station a lot more without having my scooter. Sometimes, I just can't scoot to work, because of stuff I'm hauling around. I need my ride back!!!!

I think I am going to call my insurance company tomorrow because I'm not going to get stuck with a big repair bill because these guys can't pull their heads out of their asses.

That being said, I was able to finish one scooter-related project. I knew as soon as the insurance guy told me he approved the repairs, that I wanted my front fender. It has such a great lampshade shape to it, so I decided I would turn the fender into a hanging lamp for my crafting room. And I also wanted to somehow recycle some of my scooter parts, because they just would have been thrown out anyway.

I wanted to remove the Spidey decal I had here first. After washing this in the sink and then peeling the decal off, I used some of my husband's H-D motorcycle cleaner on my fender. That didn't get it as shiny as I had hoped it would (this is some kind of plastic, anyway), so I used an SOS Pad and then some Windex on it. I wanted to remove as much of the outline of Spidey's face as I could. That SOS Pad would NOT be a good idea on my scooter for everyday cleaning, since it obviously took some of the sheen off. Oh well, this is the scratched up fender anyway.

6' of gold chain and the Make-A-Lamp Kit from Home Depot.

The top of the fender had a small hole in the center. I got a drill bit from the garage and made the hole bigger. I rearranged the order of the lamp components and it went together perfectly. The bolt (or whatever you call it) from the lamp kit is supposed to go into the mouth of a bottle. I used it here to hold everything together, like it would in a bottle lamp, but threaded the cord down through it.

A little bit of a closer shot of the lamp in progress, pre-threading of the cord.


Finished lamp. God, I look thrilled. I didn't realize my husband was including me in the photo! :) I ordered two new reflectors to replace the ones from this fender. Those were put onto the new fender. I did think the fender needed a little something, so I bought small plastic rhinestone looking "jewels" and used Super Glue to attach them to the top and bottom. They match the reflectors.

Let there be light!!!!!!!!

I added a crocheted panel in the back of the lamp. This opening would be where the tire fits in. This is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Antique Rose (#143). I did it for two reasons: 1) I wanted to try and filter the light from the bulb down somewhat. 2) I also wanted to try and give the back of the fender some more weight.
I also saved the mirror they replaced and the front piece of the scooter as well. I don't know what I'm going to do with those yet. They're still out in my laundry room. The broken turn left signal and brake lever have been hung in our garage. My husband wanted those because he has the same pieces from his CBR 1000 when he wrecked it a few years ago hanging from one of the work lights. He's now calling that "The Rafters of Shame."

One More Baked Goodie

I couldn't stop with just the crocheted slice of cherry pie. Pseudoscorpion, the wildly creative creator of the cherry pie, also made a pattern for a slice of lemon meringue pie.

This, like the cherry pie slice, was crocheted on a G sized hook. I also used the Bernat Afghan 3 in Camel  for the crust again, along with some unknown white and Lion Brand pastel yellow for the filling.