Wednesday, March 31, 2010


What do you call the end if March? It's not the ides, and it certainly isn't April Fool's...

The girls are right. Brothers ARE stinkers.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

It's official: spring break is here.

You can tell by all the papers and projects littering our front door (a big old pile right as you walk in). Having already enjoyed his celebratory Spring Break Slurpee, I think Paul plans to stay inside... something about "Halo Camp", which I'm certain has nothing to do with God. And Maggie has decided to circumvent (or maybe it was help) the Easter bunny by preemptively hiding the candy she got at her school party today. Luckily, I already found the hard-boiled egg. Under the cat's cushion. By the heating vent. I'm sure someone -- or something -- else would have found that treasure eventually...

However, I'm putting my foot down. It is just too damned nice outside. We're off...I dunno where.

Ps. The Wilco show at the Strathmore last night was the best concert I've ever attended.
Pps. Including Jessye Norman.
Ppss. And Elly Ameling.
Pppss. And Thomas Hampson.
Pppsss. And the Stones Halloween night at Oakland Coliseum.
Ppppsss. And the Cure and Siouxsee and the Banshees on Halloween Night at The Rainbow Room in Denver.
Ppppssss. Seriously. Amazing show. Over three hours, including an unbelievable acoustic set.
Pppppssss. I'm not being weird.
Pppppsssss. I just wanted to balance the Ps and Ss out in the end. Unbalanced would have been weird.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Monday, March 29, 2010

Paul, seeking to influence his world.

Delusions of grandeur...and an attempt to deepen his voice.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday is a very, very busy day.

This can only mean that warmer weather is on the way! Join Charles & Kelly of The Hot Noodles for their first acoustic show of the spring on Sunday at New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt.

Before you take get over to Greenbelt, however, stop by the Efantis' for a Meet & Greet with Mayoral candidate Mike Callahan, sponsored by ChvChick.
You can thank me for figuring out your Sunday afternoon plans for you any time. I like espresso. And champagne that comes in little pink cans with matching bendy straws.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

crafty girl

Remember how I kept having craftastrophes last fall? Nothing was working and I still don't know why. Well. Things seem to be on the right track (or I've unconsciously done some karmic balancing or something.)

I started this project during Thing-a-Day. Like most knitters, I have a stash of "seemed like a good idea when I bought it but what to do with it" yarn. I think this varegated yarn was initially meant to be a dress for Maggie.

(Those are Tabitha's paws at the top.) I finished knitting yesterday -- by finished I mean I ran out of yarn (there was no pattern, just a general idea about creating something like the fantastic SuperMaggie felted scarves). Knitted -- not felted -- it measured about 4 1/2'.

Post-felting (this was two hot washes and a trip through the dryer), it's about 3' and has a really cool ruffle on the edges (bonus accident!) It's almost exactly what I pictured, though I'd like it a little wider and a teeny bit longer.

I have a varegated olive wool -- lots and lots of it -- I'm excited to experiment more with this!

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I know it's wrong, but...

I'm watching "Food, Inc." and it's making me really really really hungry for McDonald's.

It's possible that I'm missing the point.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lots of work...

I've been working a lot! In addition to etsy, my work will be featured in Chicago's Necessary exTRAVagance very soon. And I'm also hoping to make the rounds of some craft area craft shows this spring. I'm very excited about these opportunities...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spinning my wheels, running in place.

It's one of those days (weeks, months...) Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the wide variety work I'm doing for a bunch of different things (description fail). Whatever the reason, I feel like I'm spinning my wheels like mad just to keep in the same place. No real sense of accomplishment. No real sense of movement or change. Just going, going, going. And I am doing just that -- always doing or making or fixing or finding something. If I do sit still for a moment and try to think about what I'm doing, it's nearly impossible to focus in any single direction. And the most frustrating part is that I don't feel like I'm ever actually doing anything for myself. I've heard that's a good thing to do. Rumor has it, anyhow...

What do you do when you feel like this? I'd really like to know.