Thursday, December 20, 2007

Quote of the Week

Notice I do not say find the time. That is an absurd and dangerous phrase. Time is never lying around waiting for us to find her.
Jennifer Louden

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I've found an idea for a post

It's kind of a meme thing but here goes.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste this as a note. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up.Have fun!
(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x)Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
() Fight Club
(x ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
() AnchorMan
(x)Napoleon Dynamite
( X) Labyrinth
( ) Saw ( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 11
(x) Scream ( ) Scream 2 ( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie ( ) Scary Movie 2( ) Scary Movie 3( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie (x) American Pie 2 ( ) American Wedding ( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 15
(x) Harry Potter 1(x) Harry Potter 2( x) Harry Potter 3( x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1( ) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
() The Village
( X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 21
(X) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
() Robots
Total so far: 26
( x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
) Eight Crazy Nights( ) Joe Dirt
Total so far: 32
() A Cinderella Story
( X) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x ) Dumb & Dumber( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination( ) Final Destination 2(x )Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring ( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber
Total so far: 35
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( X) Hellboy
(X)Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards ( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 39
(x ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky( ) Bride of Chuck
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge ( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask ( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 42
( ) Bad Boys ( ) Bad Boys 2( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven (X ) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity (X) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I ( ) Predator II
() The Fog
(X) Ice Age( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown ( ) Curious George
Total so far: 47
(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
() My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x ) Rush Hour (x ) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 53
( ) 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
( X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator ( X) The Terminator 2( X) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 59
( ) X-Men( ) X-2( X) X-3
(X) Spider-Man (X) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Little Mermaid
() Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek (X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 65
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( X) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 67
( 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: 73
( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
() Elf
( X) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
Total so Far: 74
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
( ) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 76
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( x) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( x) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X ) Waterworld
Total so far: 80
( ) Kill Bill vol 1 ( ) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator ( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 80
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace( X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( X) 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( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 86
( ) The Matrix ( ) The Matrix Reloaded ( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead ( )Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon( X) Silence of the Lambs( ) Hannibal
Total: 87

Seems I barely have no life. Some of them I've seen little pieces of them but never the whole thing so I didn't include them. This does give me a few ideas of some I should watch. I don't watch horror but some of the others should be ok.


A post on a forum I read got me to thinking. It was about new year's resolutions. Are they a waste of time? Do they motivate people? Why do it at this date and not some other date in the year? Do people actually keep the resolutions? (I don't think they do) Some years I have a resolution and some years not. I tend to not keep doing something unless I make it fun somehow. My attention span is not all that great. Even something I start out liking I might drop later on. I try to remember this when I make commitments to organizations. I realize that after a year I probably won't be all that interested anymore, even if I feel like I should be. The good thing about this is that I've done a variety of things, been in charge of a variety of things. I'm glad I did them all.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I'm an on/off yoga person (mostly off). But I really enjoy it when I'm doing it. And since the holiday pounds are already starting to gather I decided to join a WoYoPracMo that I found out about on the namaste knitters group on Ravelry. You commit to practicing yoga even just a little bit every day in January. I think I'll start this week and then just continue on into January. Hopefully it will get me in the habit of wanting to do it and feel and look a little better in the process. I miss feeling good about myself so I need to do something I guess. Namaste!


I've finished plying the merino/tencel and it came out nice. I've started on the Morning Surf Scarf and it's turning out really nice once I learned (again!) to count. It's going pretty quickly too.
The weather has been cold cold. It's been at least 15-20 below zero the last few nights and so everyone pretty much stays inside all the time. You don't go out unless you have to.
I'm hoping Christmas will be a good one this year. It hasn't been good for me the last few years. I'm not getting that 'special' feeling I used to get. But hope springs eternal....

Funny Kid Quotes

Mom, I want another brother so there will be three of us. So spit one out now!

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Well finally, instead of rain we have snow falling. It's not real cold out there today (hence the rain). I have a nice fire going and I'm cleaning and such. I've started plying the merino/tencel and it's driving me crazy. I see why people like tensioned lazy kates now. I spun it really fine and the singles love to twist back on themselves before I get them plied. It's going to take me awhile so please be patient. *smile*

Friday, December 07, 2007

Funny kid quotes

6 year old son "I don't kiss my girlfriend, I just love her."

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Getting there

I finished spinning the merino tencel blend. That was from Spunky. So I'm going to ply my singles soon and try and make a scarf out of it for my sister. I'm also planning 3 headbands with beads for different people and a couple hats by Christmas. I just can't believe how much I want fiber. Looking at Ravelry, I click an ad every time it's one I haven't seen before and the first thing I look at is the fiber. Sometimes I ignore the yarn entirely. Very strange. I'm guessing I like my latest hobby. Now I'm afraid to try dyeing or weaving or I will be similarly hooked. Ah well. I don't want to be bored, now do I.