Friday, November 30, 2007

The Canadian House Hippo

I love this video. I wish that I had a house hippo of my own!

I'm Not Dead Yet

We successfully made it to and from Houston for Thanksgiving. We cleaned out the guest bedroom* and we cleared half of the garage. We helped Travis and Ashley move, and we got caught up with our DVRd Torchwood and Stargate Atlantis. We even found some time to hang out with Erin and Ian one night, though I'm not sure where that time came from. I've finished my dad's Christmas knit, and I'm plowing head long through Jeff's mom's present. I really should have made hers a priority, because it's felted and that means there is a greater risk that I will knit the entire thing and then it will end up too small. It's going quickly though, and even if I don't finish tonight I'll know before the end of the weekend if I need to knit/purchase something else for her.

I'm still struggling through the days at work, but we're back down to 8-8.5 hr days, so it's not too bad. We've only made it to the gym once since I started working the crazy hours before Thanksgiving, but if we go again tonight I think we'll be back in the habit of it again. There are simply not enough hours in the day.

Meanwhile wedding planning is consuming time I don't have, and we're still not getting anything done. We can't seem to make up our minds about the honeymoon (which has to be done in time to use soon-to-expire airline miles for the tickets) and I'm freaking out because whythehellareweplanningahoneymoonwhenistillneedtoplanthewedding?!?!? Okay, I've got that out of my system. So, off to a meeting with me. If there's one thing I never get tired of it's meetings that don't accomplish anything! Hooray!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Jeff and I are enroute to Houston for Thanksgiving. This is just about
the only time that we see some of his family. It's always been fun and
I'm sure this year will be the same. I'm done with work for four days,
so there's not much that can spoil my mood.

Jeff and I hope that whatever you get up to during this holiday
weekend that you're safe and have a wonderful time.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

PI is Suck

sticks the group shot
sticks the group shot,
originally uploaded by Tara DuBose.
We've had quite the rough time with this new inventory management software change over. We've been putting in 10-12 hour days since last Wednesday, and I'm working all weekend.

I've started relieving our stress and boredom by drawing stick figures killing themselves, and in a few cases, each other.... Don't worry we're not really going postal, it's just good ol' fun.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Shamelessly Stolen

cash advance

I stole the link for this from Julie's blog. I'm finding it pretty funny.
While this result seems highly unlikely, I figured what the hell. Why not post it anyway?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fair Warning

I just got this in the mail:
This confirms that we have received your 2008 Sock Club Registration Form.
Welcome to the club!

I've envied the members of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Socks That Rock" sock club for a long time. I actually went and joined their mailing list, just so I would know when sign ups became available. This means that there is a pretty good chance that I'll be posting about knitting socks even more than I already do. If you're lucky maybe I'll even manage to take some pictures.

I'm currently knitting away on my dad's Christmas socks. I've enjoyed them, but my next project(s) are tantalizing me. I can't wait to get started, but they are a secret, and I'm not going to show or tell until it's done.

Now if only I had time to blog or take photos. Yeah, time would be good. If anyone has some spare time that they'd consider giving me that'd be cool.

Another Fine Show

You need to make time to go see Little Murders, if you haven't already. The play is hysterical and the cast was great. The wedding scene scared me, but that's only because we're in wedding planning mode right now. I had no idea that I needed to worry about my dad punching Jeff repeatedly in the kidney, but all of a sudden it seems like a valid concern. As funny as it is, it's probably even funnier if you don't have a potential wedding nightmare looming in the back of your mind.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Loaded Murders

Loaded Gun Theory is doing the Jules Feiffer play Little Murders. You can use the button on the right there to go buy some tickets, and see what looks like a really cool play.

Also, heads up, because there's a party on Saturday night after the show that will feature a free keg of beer. Yum! You can't lose with free beer!*

Some show details ripped right from the LGT page:
The Newquists are your typical American family: Mom is overbearing and belittling, Dad is milquetoast but don't call him Carol (even though it's his name), Brother likes to wear Sister's shoes and Sister wears the pants in her relationship with her fiancée Alfred, who knows how to roll with the punches: he figures if you daydream while being mugged, it won't hurt so much. As their neighborhood is besieged by snipers taking out random citizens, the real violence goes down in their apartment. Join LGT for their first foray into non-original work with a script that still has that LGT edge.

*I lie, you can lose with free beer, but this is good free beer, so you won't lose in this case.