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I Hurt.

7 Feb

My heart hurts because my team lost the Superbowl (We’ll get ’em next year, boys!).

My fingers hurt because I spent too many days attached to my hook last week (which means I’ve got to take it easy on the creating things this week).

 

too much of a good thing

 

My brain hurts because Christina Aguilera doesn’t know the words to the national anthem.

 

"Boom, boom, something about rockets, right?"

 

 

My sensibilities hurt because, honestly, WHAT THE HECK was with that half-time show? No wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are idiots…

 

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be an alien-friendly halftime show! (Srsly, guys. Glow in the dark body suits? Really?)

 

My belly hurts because I ate too much delicious, delicious chili yesterday.

AAND my hometown pride hurts because apparently when your team loses the Superbowl (even though you’ve already won SIX), the appropriate thing to do is set your couch on fire. Classy, Pittsburgh.  I wish I was there to knock some sense into you.

 

Yinzers are really, REALLY good sports.

So, to recover from all of this hurting, I’m going to spend the day napping and grooming while Nina does the laundry, cleans the house, fills the prescriptions, does the mending, and preps for work this week.

 

This is what doing chores looks like.

 

 

 

The Power is Back!

31 Jan

…and so is Zoltar!  Woo hoo!  My awesomely amazing friend Jeff worked his IT voodoo magic on poor Zoltar, and now he’s back with a vengeance!  W00T!

(The IT magic involved some sort of silvery goo, some *teeny tiny* screwdrivers, and copious amounts of warm chocolate – cuz that’s the way Jeff likes it!)

 

I love you, Zoltar.

Oh, Zoltar – how I love you!  How I missed you!  How glad I am to be able to blog from a linuxy laptop again!  *ahem*

A bit over the top, you say?  Oh yeah?  Well, how long have you ever gone without your lappy, eh?  Zoltar, my long lost ASUS is back from the dead!

I will not mention that I may have gotten used to using Husband’s dual monitor set up.  I will not mention that I may have gotten used to the uber-excellent screen resolution on Husband’s compy.  I will not mention that Zoltar, though excellent for my 6-months-ago average computer usage, is now fair-to-middling at handling my current computer usage.

I WILL NOT MENTION THAT ALL THOSE COOL GREASEMONKEY ADD-ONS THAT USED TO PLEASE ME ARE NOW ANNOYING THE CRAP OUT OF ME.  (I mean, pastel colored window tabs?  Come on.  What a waste of memory!)

And I will definitely, DEFINITELY not mention that poor Zoltar is sitting quietly in the living room while I blog my little blog from Husband’s dual monitor Compy of Awesomeness.  Nope.  Not going to say a word.  My lips are sealed.

 

I WILL mention the following:

1. If the power suddenly comes back on, don’t blow out all your candles at once.  Seriously.  The fire department has enough to worry about without you setting off the smoke alarm due to sheer stupidity.

 

candle party!

2. Power Outages are exhausting for kittens.

 

I can haz nap?

3. When the house is quiet, mourning doves are not afraid to land on your balcony.

 

Three tiny bits of hope, just for me!

And with that, I’m off to the yarn store to stock up on some warm fuzzies for two projects: a custom winter set order for an Etsy customer and a delicious sweater for yours truly!  Hooray!

Misguided…err…Repurposed Projects

18 Jan

Remember that fateful night involving one too many glasses of vino and a bit of freecycled Christmas yarn?

Since the only cat who could successfully pull off a hat was Seussian, my cat hat became a festive jar cover for my sunflower seeds:

And… remember the awesome crazy-stitch cover I made for Kevin?

 

kevin's pouch

Well, since he upgraded accessories, his old pouch became my new blender cover!

 

maybe it should be the coffee grinder cover... hmm...

Anybody else have any awesome repurposey crochet projects?