Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick-or-Treat!

I got my Ravenclaw Trick-or-Treat package in the mail yesterday. Thanks Chrysta! It's great. When I read the post about the single dpn, I laughed and thought it was great idea. Needless to say my DH thought I had gone mad, when I opened up my package and it fell out. Too funny! I absolutely love the glass dish. Did you make it yourself? The jellybeans were great, I mean the ones I got before my son ate them!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What to post today?

It has been a very slow day at work today. I need to finish shopping for my last PRGE swap basket and get it in the mail. I will have to overnight it because it is due on November 1.

I changed the layout of my blog to see how I would like it. I'm not really sure if I will keep it this way or not. I at least saved my old template if I want to change it back.

I have been playing around with Technorati today, but I still don't get listbacks or whatever Blogger calls them. Anybody care to explain?

I have filled in the rest of the answers from my movie meme. Good job Bevin! I can't believe how many you got!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3 days until November...

and the start of NaNoWriMo! I don't know what I was thinking when I signed up. Has anybody else joined the insanity? If stop by and say hi. I am Shelvicious on that site as well.

I normally tend to shy away from posting videos, but this one is too funny! Am I dating myself if I say I remember watching the actual video on Mtv when it came out?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Heroes

I am completely addicted to Heroes. I can't believe I have to wait two whole weeks for the next episode. How is Peter going to get his powers back? Is Adam Monroe really dead? What would happen if Sylar and Peter were really on the same side? Is Nathan going to be a villan? How will HRG manipulate everybody? (HRG is one of my favorite characters.) What is Hiro going to encounter of his spiritual journey? I can't believe that SNL will be on next week instead. I hate SNL's stupid humor.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ravenclaw HOH Competition

I should be the Ravenclaw HOH because: I'm smart and dependable, just like a Ravenclaw should be. I am also accessible all the time, because my email rolls over to my phone.

The funniest thing I or my alter ego has ever done: Put jello in my friend's toilet before going to stay at my house. When she got back, she had jello in her toilet but didn't realize it until after she used the bathroom

The best trick ever played on me or my alter ego: A co-worker hid all the things in my cubicle and when I got to work in the morning, there was only my computer. I looked all over for my stuff and it was hidden in random places, including the guy's bathroom. I found everything except my Bam Margera picture, turns out he had taken it home with him. He said he was really careful because he knew I would kill him if something happened to it. He did it to get back at me for exchanging all of his stuff with a cubicle on a different floor!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mmm Pot Roast

My DH bought me the new Martha Stewart cookbook "Cooking School". I love it! Everything is explained so well and there are pictures of everything. I made the pot roast and it turned out so much better than it did before.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

  • What security question does Mr. Weasley ask Mrs. Weasley before he enters the Burrow? What is the answer? What is Arthur’s pet name for her - Mollywobbles
  • What two names does Mrs. Cole call Dumbledore when she takes him to see Tom Riddle at the orphanage? Dumberton and Dunderbore
  • What is the name of Ginny's Pygmy Puff? Arnold
  • What three D's are needed for apparating? Destination, determination and deliberation
  • What spell did Harry perform when he was attacked by Dementors? Expecto Patronum
  • Who did an arrow salute at Dumbledore's funeral? The centaurs
  • What did Dumbledore set on fire to prove to Tom Riddle that he was a wizard? The wardrobe
  • What Christmas present did Kreacher give Harry? Maggots
  • What is on top of the Weasleys' Christmas tree? A gnome
  • What was the most popular item at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes? Nosebleed Nougat
  • Why did Harry threaten to kick Ron off the Griffindor Quidditch team? He was mean, played badly and made a teammate cry.
  • What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow? You die
  • Who did Hermoine go to Slughorn's party with? Cormac McLeggen
  • Who is Mrs. Weasley's favorite singer? Celestina Warbeck
  • Who are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy made about Harry and Lord Voldemort? Harry and Professor Dumbledore

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Done!

I finished my homemade item for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap tonight. It wasn't what I had originally planned, but the materials didn't well...materialize in time. I pretty proud of myself though. It was my best friend's birthday today. I stayed home and finished my project because I made a commitment. Tomorrow. I will email the pic the Wisteria and our house will pick up ten bonus points!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Movie Meme

I’ve seen quite a few movie meme’s on blogs. Most require you to bold the movies you seen on a particular list. Other memes have you find quotes from 30 movies you like and have visitors guess the movie title. I decided to do something like that. Although, instead of quotes from movies, I’ve done lyrics from musicals! (For this meme, I consider a movie to be a musical if any of the lead characters sing.) I will update the names as people guess them correctly. Oh yeah, NO CHEATING!

1. Bye Bye Birdie
Oh, one last kiss,
Give me one last kiss,
It never felt like this,
No, never felt like this,

2. Viva Las Vegas
Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money thats ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher

3. Wizard of Oz (Bevin)
Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead

4. Moulin Rouge! (Bevin)
Spectacular, spectacular
No words in the vernacular
Can describe this great event
You'll be dumb with wonderment

5. Annie (Bevin)
Some women are dripping with diamonds
Some women are dripping with pearls
Lucky me! Lucky me!
Look at what I'm dripping with

6. The Sound of Music (Bevin)
One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

7. My Fair Lady (Bevin)
My head's too light to try to set it down! Sleep! Sleep!
I couldn't sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels in the crown!
I could have danced all night!

8. Purple Rain
I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal you from another
Its such a shame our friendship had to end

9. Mary Poppins (Bevin)
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad

10. Dream Girls (Bevin)
I don't wanna be free
I'm staying, I'm staying
And you, and you, and you
You're gonna love me

11. 8 Mile (Bevin)
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting

12. Selena
'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
Till tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me

13. Earth Girls are Easy
'Cause I'm a blonde
Yeah, yeah, yeah
'Cause I'm a blonde
Yeah, yeah, yeah

14. Grease 2 (Bevin)
If you really want to know
what I want in a guy...
Well, I'm lookin' for a dream on a mean machine
With hell in his eyes.

15. Cats
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

16. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Bevin)
I want the works,
I want the whole works!
Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises in all shapes and sizes,
And now!

17. Guys and Dolls (Bevin)
You're on this date with me
The pickings have been lush
And yet before this evening is over you might give me the brush
You might forget your manners

18. West Side Story (Bevin)
I feel charming
Oh so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty

19. Popeye (Bevin)
And I gots a lot of muskle and I only gots one eye
And I never hurts nobodys and I'll never tell a lie
Tops to me bottoms and me bottoms to me top
And that's the way it is 'till the day that I drop

20. Back to the Beach
Jamaican Ska
Ska Ska Ska
Jamaican Ska
Ska Ska Ska
Do the Ska

21. Walk the Line (Bevin)
But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.

22. The Wedding Singer (Bevin)
Oh somebody kill me please,
somebody kill me plee-ase,
I'm on my knees,
pretty pretty please kill me.

23. The Bodyguard
I hope
life treats you kind
And I hope
you have all you've dreamed of

24. Sweet Dreams
I stop to see a weepin willow cryin on his pillow,
Maybe he's cryin for me ~
And as the skies turn gloomy, night winds whisper to me,
I'm lonesome as I can be...

25. Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Accident!

On the way home from work today. The bus rear ended a car that was stopped on the freeway. The bus driver said that the stopped driver was cut off. I was looking down at my phone and didn't notice anything until the driver slammed on the brakes and honked his horn. So, the only thing I saw was the other driver stopped in front of us. We ended up slamming into him. I was sitting at the back of the bus; the force made me fly forward, but I caught the side of the seat in front of me. Nobody was hurt. There was surprising little damage to the car, considering we pushed him pretty hard. My back was a little sore, but it seems okay now.

On a knitting note, I am almost finished with the back of my sweater, just two more rows to go. Then I can do the shoulder seams, neck and sleeves. Yay! I'm so happy. I can't believe I got this far.

Monday, October 20, 2008

That was close

Today for dinner, I made chili and quesadillas. We got a quesadilla maker for a wedding present. I love it. The chili was good too. I finally got some apple pie, but forgot to eat some. Oh well it is too late now. I'm tired and I am going to bed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a day!

Today was a crazy day for the Minnesota Vikings. They scored 41 points and still didn't win. 41 points!!! My beloved Cowboys lost as well and the stupid Green Bay Packers won. I am praying for the Red Sox.

It was a very nice Sunday; I'm not looking forward to tomorrow and having to go back to work. The DH and I went to the hospital this morning and said goodbye to my aunt. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I assured her that we would always make sure that my cousin Donna would have family and a place to be. Funny, since she is almost 20 years older than I am, but that is her baby and the one she worries about the most. After that, we went grocery shopping and I made dinner. Deviled Chicken from Martha, baked potatoes and acorn squash with butter and brown sugar (yummm). It turned out well, I tell ya, that Martha really knows what she is doing. I never liked her until she went to jail. She opted to begin serving her sentence before her appeal was up. No crying around for her, even though she was almost a senior citizen. Just did her time, with the same resolve she does everything else. Impressed the hell outta me! Now I think she is the cat's pajamas (or is it the bee's knees? Haha). Whatever, almost our whole wedding registry at Macy's was Martha. I like her stuff better than anything. We got her comforter set. It originally cost $500, but it was on sale for $199. We signed up for a Macy's card and got an additional 15% off and another 20% off for putting it on the card. So the set only cost us around $135. Good thing my mom doesn't read my blog, she'd kill me if she knew we paid that much for it. Hwever, it is the softest, most beautiful blanket ever! We finally had a grown-up looking bedroom with matching curtains and like eight pillows! I want another one to save in case something happens to the one we have now. Oh no, I had better watch out cuz crazy is getting loose!

Yay! I finally posted through an entire weekend!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Auntie Lois

Tomorrow the doctors are taking my Aunt Lois off of her blood pressure medication at her request. She said her husband has waited for her for a long time and she would like to go be with him now.

She fell a week after our wedding and broke her hip. Her daughter didn't find her until an hour and a half later. They took her to the hospital where she had her first surgery, blood pooled in her hip socket, but on the way to her second surgery, the doctors found infection in her stomach and on her dialysis tube. They took her to surgery right away and tried to remove as much of the infection as they could. They also moved her dialysis to her neck. She already has a pacemaker and problems with low blood pressure and the dialysis in her neck dropped it even lower. She was only 60/30 with the IV blood pressure medication.

She ended up having two more surgeries, the last one being yesterday. The doctors feared she wouldn't live very long after the surgery and even if she did, she still needed at least two more. One to replace the battery in her pacemaker and another to fix the blood still pooling in her hip.

When she woke up tonight, she asked the doctors to call her two daughters. She told them to take her off the blood pressure medication, that she loved them and will miss them, but that she was ready to go.

It is extremely sad but at least it is her decision and nobody has to wonder if they are doing the best thing for her. The doctors said that they are doing everything they can to fight the infection, but it is in her bloodstream now.

Goodbye Auntie Lois. I will tell you what I tell my grandmother all the time.

Gigwiinawenimin
Gizaagi'in
Giga waabamin minawaa

(translation)
I love you
I miss you
I will see you again

Friday, October 17, 2008

I almost forgot

Tomorrow is the snitch release, but I don't know what time yet. Go Ravenclaw!!

I'm going to go shopping for my spoilee's package tomorrow. I can't wait.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I keep forgetting...


Overall Winner with 200 points
The Clever Corvus Dorm Room
Bevin Rae Mooney
Waverly Trimble
Amethyst Aurag
For completeness and team spirit! Congratulations!

We won the photo hunt! My roommate, Amethyst, won for highest individual points.

On to other VERY sad news...My little weasel (Chihuahua) ate the stuffing out of the back of my Adio's. I have looked all over and I cannot find another pair. These were my beloved Bam Margera Heartagrams. They don't make them anymore!!! In fact, Bam doesn't make any shoes anymore! I don't know what I'm going to do. I only have four other pairs of Bam's left. Maybe I should stock up on what shoes are still available. I haven't worn any tennis shoes but Bam's for over 2 years. I'm going to take them to the shoe repair place and see if they can re-line them or something. Otherwise, I may have to re-stuff them and hand sew a patch on the inside. I realize this sounds crazy. I'd offer an excuse, but there isn't one sane enough to justify my feelings of loss.

Aut 3:16 dressed up as Bam for Halloween two years ago. I wonder what he is going to be this year.


My celebrity crushes are Bam, Becks, and Beckett (mmmm). Here is some more eye candy...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Round Two

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble? b. Frog
2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry? a. Gillywater
3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies? b. Gwenog Jones
4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s? c. 5
5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy? d. Crystallized Pineapple
6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest? c. Hippogriff
7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear? b. Magenta
8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling? a. Amulets
9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth? c. 16 Galleons
10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials? b. H.E.F.

Favorite Character:

Hermione because she's amazingly smart and she punched Draco.

Favorite Magical Creature:

Dobby- I cried over him in the last book. Too sad, still.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Family

The DH and I are still having difficulty deciding how to split holidays between our families. We are both close to our parents. Growing up completely different causes even more problems, not to mention that my parents are still angry at his father for things he said before the wedding. That makes it harder to combine our families.

The crazy SIL is now not speaking to her parents, but won't say why. Her parents went over to her house last Wednesday to drop off their grandson's birthday present and she wouldn't open the door for them. Her dad then sat outside her kitchen on the deck and she did the dishes and went about her business then finally went outside and told him to leave. She said that there is too much white trash around and she doesn't want it in her life, so her parents cannot be in her or her children's lives. When my MIL told me this, I almost popped a blood vessel, but I know she isn't talking about me. I'm Native and she is the only white trash I see.

Monday, October 13, 2008

My first swap package ever!

I posted this on the Punk Rock Gift Exchange site too

Yay! I was finally able to retrieve my hostage (package) from my apartment building office.

The yarn is super soft. My DH was eyeing it and wondering aloud how it feel all done up in some socks. Needless to say, I will let him know. I LOVE the dishcloths. I just made my first one and was amazed at how well it cleaned. I can't wait to try these. Although, they might be too pretty to actually use on anything dirty. I also got clothing labels, they rock. They have directions for taking care of wool. Oh yeah, I got a nice note from Pseudobunny and some sock thread. Thanks Rachel!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dang

I missed blogging yesterday. We went to pick up the weasel who was visiting almost 4 hours away. Then we stopped at my friends Ricarda's. I had so much fun. I haven't seen her in a while. Before we knew it, it was 2:30 in the morning and Friday was over!

Today, we took Aut 3:16 and his friend to Brunswick Zone. Expensive! The lanes sucked to bowl on. We couldn't even slide. My mom beat me the first game, but I won the other 2. Aut put up a good fight and so did the DH.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Aut 3:16 is 12 today! It's hard to believe that my baby is already 12. We are taking him and two of his friends to Brunswick Zone to celebrate his birthday on Saturday. Today, we are just having dinner with his papa, since his granny is in Branson, Missouri on the Reservation Elder trip (I'd be jealous if it were like New York or something, but Branson? Not so much...)I'll be happy when my mom comes home though. I'll admit it, I'm the baby (okay, okay only one).

Tomorrow, our weasel (chihuahua) comes home. I haven't seen her since September 21. She went home with my Uncle B while we went to Vegas and the DH and I haven't had a day off together to go and get her. Oh yeah, because he hasn't had a day off since we got back! My uncle lives three and a half hours away, but we get to stop in and see my friend Ricarda on the way. I haven't seen her in a long time and she is soooo cool. She is from Austria and her uncle is Horst Rechelbacher. THE FOUNDER OF AVEDA! Her house always smells sooo good because she has Aveda everything, which makes sense, because like, her entire family works there.

Anyway, I think I am coming down with a cold. My throat started hurting today. Oh no! Time to bust out the Zicam. Really, this stuff works. Norm Coleman told my friend and I about it back when I worked for The Salvation Army. He said it is because he has to shake a lot of hands. Makes sense to me.

I get another chance to blog everyday this weekend for NaBloPoMo. Let's see how I do. Wish me luck...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ravenclaw Photo Hunt

This is for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I used my beloved Sidekick as the originality marker.

Broom
Sorry only one in my house...Diadem
Had trouble with this one. then saw that Wikipedia it "originally referred to a white ribbon, ending in a knot and two strips often placed on the shoulders, that surrounded the head of the king to denote his authority." So the DH was nice enough to help out, even though it was really late on Saturday night.Engagement Ring Fanged Frisbee

House Socks

Magical Creature

Muggle ArtifactGlass of Butterbeer

Government Employee
If you look really close it's W. Would you believe he was the only Government employee in the paper that day?!?!Horcrux
Harry himself


Lucky Potion
Blue Moon Beer

Public Art
One of the many Snoopys around Saint Paul

Raven's Feather
Shady Shop
Especially inside
Tree Changing Seasons
Used Textbook
Used for a knitting class

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Whew!!

NaBloPoMo is hard! I don't think my life is interesting enough to blog everyday!

Aut 3:16 and his grandfather decided to go to Cloquet today. Unfortunately, they forgot to take his insulin. They were over an hour away before they realized it was still sitting on the dining room table where I put it last night. They didn't want to come all the way home, so they called me and asked what they could do. Could do?!?! He is an almost 12-year-old boy who has to take insulin EVERY time he eats, but how do you tell your parent how to...well...parent? Of course they didn't have his insurance card. After a very long and frantic morning, I finally got the tribal clinic up there to agree to give him some insulin and the reservation he is from is picking up the tab. Crazy!

I still don't want to be at work this week. I think I will take Friday off, since my DH is not scheduled to work finally (today is his 8th day in a row and he has 2 more days).

I haven't posted any pictures lately, so here are just some random shots.

Bellagio

Venetian

Me (the morning after the wedding)

Monday, October 6, 2008

What the?!?

Haha. I suck. I couldn't even mobile blog this weekend. I will try this NaBloPoMo again.

ANYWAY...

I don't want to be a work today (or at all this week). Oh well, what do you do? I used up all but 1 day of vacation. My foster care licensing worker just sent in a referral for a 14 month-old little girl named Nina. I should find out in the next couple days if we get her. That will be interesting, but fun.

I am working on my pictures for the Ravenclaw scavenger hunt. I still need 3 more, I wonder how my roomies are doing. I need public art, a shady shop, and a tree changing seasons. I could've finished today, but I left my camera at home. Also, I'm not sure of my magical creature. I was going to dress my chihuahua up in her Spiderman costume, but she isn't coming home until this weekend. My poor weasel is missing us and it is lonely and creepy in the apartment without her there when the DH is at work.

Friday, October 3, 2008

NaBloPoMo

Miss Wartbobble over at HSKS6 invited everyone to join her NaBloPoMo group -Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap Bloggers. I took the plunge and joined. I missed posting yesterday, so I won't have all my posts done for October, but I have the rest of the month to practice for November when PRIZES are going to be given out. Yay for prizes.

On another note, I sent my first swap kit ever. Mine is in the mail; it should be here today. I can't wait. I'm so excited.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

House Quiz

What potion has the strange side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking? Euphoria
What ingredient can be used to counteract the effect of the above side effects? Peppermint
How much can you get for Acromantula venom? 100 Galleons a pint
What is the most powerful love potion in the world? Amortentia
What antidote does Harry use to help Ron when he is poisoned by Madam Rosmerta's finest mead? A bezoar
How does Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes' Owl Order Service get their potions past the security at Hogwarts to their customers? Cough syrups and perfumes
What did Draco Malfoy make in Potions class when Professor Slughorn assigned them to make something amusing? Hiccuping solution
What spells will not work in an area affected by Instant Darkness Powder? Light or fire spells
What are the ingredients for the Draught of Living Death? Wormwood, Asphodel, Valerian roots, and a Sopopherous bean
How much will unicorn tail hair fetch? 10 Galleons a hair
Extra Credit
Answering the following questions are extra credit and will earn you an additional ticket in the drawing for the prize.
Do you prefer to knit or crochet? Knit-don't know how to crochet
What is your favorite weight yarn to knit/crochet with? Worsted, but my stash is full of yarn for socks
What fiber contents do you most like to knit/crochet with? What fiber contents do you dislike knitting/crocheting with? Anything but most arcylics
How many complete pair of socks have you knit/crochet? Complete? 1 (I keep trying though)
What is your favorite item to knit/crochet? Little things- hats, scarves, cozies, toy mice, and sweaters for my Chi
What is your favorite treat? Ethel's Chocolates Yummmmmmmmmmmm!
Do you drink coffee, tea, or both? both- mostly Earl Grey and Chai (oh my poor local Starbucks has been closed! And I found out on my WEDDING DAY!!)
Do you have an online wish list? If so, where? Nope. not yet
How many Ravelry groups are you in? 10
Is there any special item you have been really wanting, but can't find in your local area? I don't know; if it isn't in my local area, I probably don't know about it.