06-12-05 In the midst of my denial of All Things Necessary To Do Now, I
have decided to start another sewing project. Because the knitting project
and, um, MOVING TO CANADA weren't taking up enough of my time.
Plus it was a weekend.
"Mommy come back!"
was the first project started yesterday. But it's boucle. Whatever
that is. It's woven couch fabric is what it is. I had BIG
plans for this skirt. We were going to job interviews! We were going
out for drinks after work to make new friends! We were traveling in
style! WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS BOUCLE SHIT?!? How do you keep it
from unraveling?!? I had clumps and clumps of loose threads no matter
what I did - every spot I cut just fell apart. It's a thick loose
weave. Tell me the trick, please? Man I really wanted this to work.
Thankfully I already had the pattern from that green skirt that I
made, although this one is a different version/style.
Not to be deterred by the 3/4 finished skirt that made me lose my
mind, I went to the fabric store today and chose TWO more projects.
Because that's how I function. One is a skirt I'm saving for later,
the other is a dress for now.
is probably going to make my Mother weep, because 1. I never, ever,
ever wear anything cute and strappy and flowy like this,
and 2. It's not black or red or orange. And it's flowered.
Although I drew the line with the dumb flower stuck to it. (Overkill.
My boobs will more than make up for it.)
I spent a few house laying out the fabric, pinning down the pattern,
and cutting the pieces out. After this I was exhausted, so I'll start
sewing tomorrow evening. My evenings are free most of this week -
it's this weekend when ANARCHY 2005 strikes. I am SO EXCITED. Saturday
is Jon's bachelor party, and that same
evening the Germans arrive! That Monday
evening we are making dinner for TWENTY-FOUR to celebrate their return
(we are serving Alexandra's
Feta Pasta, of course). They will stay with us for a few days
before heading out to travel, then will return in time for the wedding
(July 9). Then they leave right after the wedding
He's happy with the PJs
the middle of that I'm going to Indiana/Michigan during July 4 weekend
for my Grandpa Culver's
80th birthday (the whole fam damily will be there), and to see Mom.
Sean has to stay here since we can rarely afford for both of us to
On to other things... did any of you catch this
article on CNN about "Google Tinkerers'? I found it interesting
because Sean and I have been using housingmaps.com
to look for a place to live in Vancouver - it combines the listings
on Craig's List to Google Maps - and it's in a lot of cities!
I e-mailed this
home this morning.
This timing thing is getting really difficult. I have about a week
of vacation coming at JA after my trip to Indiana, and Sean has none.
We want Sean to somehow get up to Vancouver at least a week or so
before I do to find us a house and get settled in a job (any job -
whether with Shane or with Kinko's again) while Mom & I (and whoever
wants to join us) pack the week before the August Everything/Going
Away Party on August 5. But the timing! How can you just
say "Okay I need to have a job lined up for Aug. 15"?
I'm starting to feel the stress that I knew was coming.
And we need to re-do Sean's resume. Again.
P.S. Yeah I know
the comments don't work - they are Enetations comments and there's always
something or other wrong with them. Just hit F5 to keep refreshing and maybe
they'll show up. I'm too lazy to export my bazillion comments to another
system so we're all stuck with it.
Hobbes & Dommi
here are good, don't worry, it's just that I usually blog at 7 a.m.
and now there's these strange kids sleeping in my office. Then when
they wake up they call me at work and say "Where should we eat?"
I tell ya, there's just not enough days for them to do the list I
Their car is fixed! And shiny and clean! I wanted to take a picture
but we were off to Six Arms for a "surprise" party for Amy,
who finished her Masters, and Matt, who got his architecture license,
and Emily and Josh, who have decided to start their own architecture
Matt's parents and cousins, Monica & Noah, Matt
Cutest family portrait ever
I fear that Jon &
Jen are leaving tomorrow. They are stealthily packing, and they have assured
me that they can, in fact, shove all of this stuff in the car. It'll be
like Tetris though. And just when they head out to do some more camping?
It's supposed to rain for the next 4 days. But it won't rain when they visit
us in Vancouver. Nope. Many more
pictures on Flickr as usual.
Queens of the Stone Age (EndFest)
Jon, Jen, Dommi
for the gap this weekend - Saturday Jon
and I went to EndFest (all day), then Sunday I was lazy, and now Jon
and Jen are
in town after an unexpected fender-bender in Oregon - so we get them
for four days while their car is in the shop! Don't worry - they are
okay - but their car does need some work done before they continue
their cross-country trek. As I type this, Jon is in the living room
trip pictures on his Flickr page.
Hobbes was at the vet's office all day being treated for a urinary
infection and thyroid disease. Yayyy hundreds of dollars! And wrestling
with antibiotics! And then I get home tonight and Jalen can't walk
on his front right paw and it's horribly swollen and we can't tell
Just a fraction of it
Lauren in the tiara and Sara in the wig
and Sara were given full reign of my office closet and bathroom, as
well as most of the living room cabinets. This means that I said "Don't
tell me, don't ask me, just do it" and they did.
In the end I had an overflowing box for donations, a box of recycling, and
three full Hefty bags of garbage. And plans for The Big Purge Part Two.
I can't begin to tell you how helpful this was.
Tomorrow is EndFest.
I am trying to talk Sean into making another giant
dining/living room table while I'm gone all day, as the one we have
now doesn't seat enough people for our lifestyle. Especially for the
Germans Welcome Back party in a few weeks - with dinner for 22 (so far).
But Sean has plenty to do all day tomorrow as it is. And really. I just
want another big table. More notes and pictures
regarding the Big Purge of 2005.
Top 100 of 102 Total Search Strings
# Hits % Search String 42 20.10% hot hot heat
23 11.00% pixie
8 3.83% pixie stix
6 2.87% jay sean
4 1.91% dryclean
4 1.91% tiki bar
4 1.91% wood floor
3 1.44% daymented
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2 0.96% %22pixie%22
2 0.96% boobs shirt
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2 0.96% deftones
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2 0.96% fluffy dogs
2 0.96% honeysuckle plant
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2 0.96% jamey
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2 0.96% our hands
2 0.96% paperwork
2 0.96% pleco
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1 0.48% :cupcakes:
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1 0.48% cyndi
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1 0.48% real steak tacos
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1 0.48% sean pool
1 0.48% seattle girls
1 0.48% selina kwan and architecture
1 0.48% sewing class chicago
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1 0.48% tacos
1 0.48% the liar's club: a memoir
1 0.48% tiki torches
1 0.48% tiki%2bbar
1 0.48% trees and roses
1 0.48% uncle pete
1 0.48% under the sea party
1 0.48% walmart aviation
1 0.48% wash warning
Keep in mind, some of these are on Google images, and some are
just searches. The most obvious images that I know of on Google Images are
"Hot Hot Heat", "Pixie" or "Pixie Stix", and
"Armpit Hair" (you'll want safe search or moderate search set
if you're at work).
I was pointing these out to Sean last night to show what happens when your
site's been online for five years - Google seems to love this site.
Those above searches are since June 2005 started, so about 30 hours.
link 06-01-05 June?
Where was April? Did we have an April this year? Because, really,
it can't be June. It just can't.
remember once telling Lauren at work that I was afraid of spring approaching.
It was unseasonably warm that February and they were going "Yayy!
Springtime already!" and I quietly said "No. I'm not ready."
I knew that this spring would be when all the shit hit the fan. I
knew this would be the time that I would be trying to figure out the
whole Canada move and jobs and cats and fish and immigration and money
and the stress involved. I kept quietly thinking "it's too warm
out" or "it's too light out too late" and now it's
June and, well, here we are. ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE? It'stime.
The last party at our house (it may even be empty by then)!
And Estellaand Styro
(edit - no Styro this year) and my
Mom will be here to help with the throwdown. Will you be here too?