Tuesday, April 8, 2008

RavelRaiser '08

I can haz Fiddlehead
Originally uploaded by tdgirl
Let's all do our part to get the beloved Ravelry out of debt... all our fun has been financed by Jess & Casey up until now, so lets do our part and get Rav Back in the Black!

If you are on ravlery, check out this thread to see all the wonderful prizes and use the magical RavelRaiser '08 donation button. $10 lousy bucks will get you in the drawing, and if you're lucky, I'll win the Fiddlehead Mitten Kit. Or maybe that's if I'm lucky. Well, either way, I ♥ Ravelry.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cats with Socks

Originally uploaded by fumblerette1
I sent Nichole a package (it started out as sending some tea that wasn't to my taste...) and included some catnip socks that I made around Christmas time. I'm glad that her kitties are enjoying them.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

We are the Ones

I am becoming more of an Obama girl every time I hear him speak, and this video seems like a good one to pass on. Yay for Adrienne Palicki being in it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Daffodils, Day 1

Day 1 Blooms
Originally uploaded by tdgirl
Yesterday, as yet another winter storm rolled in, I bought $8 worth of daffodils at the grocery store. I'm going to try to take pictures of them every day, since I bought almost entirely closed buds. I love watching them open, why wouldn't you?

I have places in my apartment that are prettier to photograph than the kitchen, but the state of our lighting means that the only place to get a decent photo is on the table in the kitchen. I need to get some more bulbs for the dining room track lighting.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sarah Louise visits the Bean...

Sarah Louise visits the Bean
Originally uploaded by tdgirl
and other points in the city of Chicago! She brought beautiful, relatively warm weather with :gasp: sunshine and clear, blue skies. We've had a lovely time so far, and I've worn her out (with the help of her cold).

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Mean Kitty Song

So, I know that I'm not a big fan of internet videos, but the Saira over at Ravelry posted this link with the message, "Heres a rather cute kitty, and the bloke is quite cute too!" I entirely agree with her and you should go and watch the cute kitty and cute bloke. Who can resist a kitten?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Open Letters

I haven't posted since Christmas, apparently. But we're ignoring that here at the Inconsistent Mixer and just moving on.

Dear People Behind Me In Line at Jewel Yesterday,

I realize that we were in the Express Line. I had only 4 items, and it is not my fault that the store-brand deep dish plastic containers did not scan. Nor that the person called to find the price was unable to locate the ENTIRE DISPLAY of Glad-Ware, ZipLoc Boxes and the Store Brand stuff, right next to the plastic bags. I realize that we all waited what seemed like an eternity for the price and then I just abandoned them and went on my way with butter and eggs and peanut butter cookie mix. Thank you for not yelling and screaming and freaking out. That is why I like going to the fancy-pants suburban-style grocery store that is still in the city. Thanks again for your patience. I hope that the rest of your weekend was better than that line.

the girl who held up the line for a really long time


Dear Price Finder who FAILED,

You suck. I don't know how you missed the huge display of plastic boxes with lids.

You're Fired,
The girl who held up the line for a really long time and still doesn't have boxes the right size for the ice cream made by the ice cream maker


Dear Lorna's Laces,

Why do you have to have such nice new yarn in your Green Line? And with lovely semi-solid colors at that. I was totally ready to not pay for my WCKG membership this year, skip the studio tour/mill-ends sale and save myself from buying yarn that I didn't need. But now, you come out with such beautiful new yarn that will probably have mill-ends and screw ups from the figuring-it-out process, and I want it. Also, I am excited to hear about the new line's dying process, which will surely change up the tour. Darn you.

The WoolPig


Dear Babies,

Please be more exciting next week. I promise not to be so grumpy.

Your Nanny