Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Isn't this a cool idea?

So, I am intrigued by the project "knitnowar: 1000" especially since:
a) I found this thing as a complete fluke (result of random surfing of the 'net)
b) DS read/analyzed the book for his class this year and was obsessed with the whole idea
c) I got my very first RAOK which was a paper crane in the mail this year.

All in all, I guess I should felt some cranes. It's a cool project don't you all think?

BTW, I've only gotten 2 entries for the contest . . . . . and just 1 with ALL the correct answers. . . . .

Just sayin'

Friday, December 22, 2006

I guess it was bound to happen. . . .

Jennifer tagged me for the "Weirdness Meme". So, here I am, fulfilling my tag responsibilities:

"How Weird Are You?"!

"The Rules: Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you have been tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog."

Six weird things about me:

1 - I will not drink milk unless I have thoroughly shaken the container. Period. I know, I know, milk is now pasteurized and, even then, I drink Skim milk. Doesn't matter people. I MUST shake milk prior to drinking. It tastes better to me. I have NO IDEA where this came from but, it is a must and I will not drink milk otherwise. This dismays my DH to no end.

2 - I like to put cut up bananas in my tomato soup. Ok, Ok, I do NOT do this when outside of the house and, yes, I can drink tomato soup without the bananas but . . . . if I am home and there are some 'nanas around. . .YUUUUUMMMMMMY!

3 - I am obsessed with new crayons. I have probably about 4-6 boxes of crayons throughout the house. And not just 16 or 24 count. Nope. I go for 64 and up BABY! I love the smell, look and feel of new crayons. There is nothing like opening up a brand new box of crayons. . . . .tee hee.

4 - I love to go to the grocery store. I am sure that there are others out there that feel the same way BUT. . . . I will spend up to 3 hours in a grocery store and not think twice about it. I go and look up and down every single aisle whether or not there is something in that aisle on my list. Doesn't matter. I get lost while I am there and before I know it. . . it's been 3 hours. It's so bad that I can NOT put any refrigerated or such items in the cart until the end because of it.

5 - I have to have a can of coca cola in bed every night just before going to sleep. I have a hard time falling asleep without it. Not caffeine-free either. Nope. Regular, caffeinated coke. I can be totally not sleepy and wide-awake and as soon as I near the end of the can I start to nod off. Not sure why, where or when that started either.

6 - If I come into to watch a sports event after it's begun, whether live or on TV, and the team I am rooting for goes from winning to losing. . .I will stop watching b/c I am convinced that I am a jinx and that my presence has changed their luck and they will turn it around once I am gone. This doesn't apply if I have been there from the beginning of the game (b/c I was there while they were winning and clearly was not the cause for the change in their luck) BUT if I come in later. Forget it. It's me and I stop watching (this of course drives DH absolutely INSANE!)

OK, so now I will Tag: Esther from Knitting RN, Amy from Nuttin' but knittin', Cathi from In the Pink, Jen from Tales from a Knitting NICU nurse, Shar from Nurse Shar Knits and last but not least Stacy from Empty Nest Knitter.


Here is a little Holiday fun!

OK, so my DS got this at school and it was so fun to do that I thought I would share. The following is a list of "alternate" wordings for the titles of very common Christmas songs/carols. See if you can figure out what their "true" titles are. Hey,how about if any of you get all the answers (or whoever gets the most) before I post the answers on the 25th will get a prize! (prize yet to be determined. . if there is a tie, I will enter all those names into a drawing. .)

To make it fair, do NOT post any answers in the comments. Send your answers to me at jdammons AT yahoo DOT com. Feel free to comment otherwise here as you see fit. I am trusting that any other parents who did this exercise and already KNOW the answers will quietly exempt themselves from the contest (I trust you all. . .) Here goes:

1. "Bleached Yule"
2. "Only yearning for the double anterior incisors"
3. "Righteous Darkness"
4. "Arrival time 24 hundred hours - Weather cloudless"
5. "Loyal followers advance"
6. "Far off in a feeder"
7. "Array the corridor"
8. "Small male percussionist"
9. "Monarchial Triad"
10. "Nocturnal Noiselessness"
11. "Red Man en route to city"
12. "Frozen precipitation begin"
13. "Proceed and enlighten on the pinnacle"
14. "The four-legged animal with the vermilion proboscis"
15. "Question regarding the identity of an infant"
16. "Delight for the planet"
17. "Give attention to the melodious celestial beings"
18. "The dozen festive 24 hour intervals"

and last but not least

19. "Icy the frozen rain guy"

Have fun, Merry Christmas and Good luck!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Have a Very Elfy Christmas!

Thanks so much to Cara for the link.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Now for the fun, click HERE