Archive for the “attempted humor” Category
Dec 07 2008
I have these wonderful Mock Orange bushes outside my windows and they smell heavenly. I racked my brain all day to find a way to share that smell with you and duh, silly me, all I had to do was make it into a Scratch n’ Sniff. So, please do scratch and enjoy!
And to everyone else, just in case you are wondering, I do have some fiber content planned to post in the next couple of days, just in case you were wondering if this is still a knitting and spinning blog.
Tuesday’s Connecticut sky photo:
I say, brrrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some huskies in the atmosphere!
I say, brrrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some huskies in the atmosphere!
That is another way of saying that it is freaking cold outside. Also, it is fun living with with a 13 year old cheerleader when the cheers get stuck in your head. I guess it is better than the Barney songs from when she was 3. Maybe?
Now will someone do something about all these darn dogs hanging out in my sky?
Hoops and Yoyo and I received a lot of really cool presents this holiday season. We thought we would bring you a parade of sorts…
First up is our new yarn storage. This gift was from my mom and dad. It is a self – chosen item as I was given a few catalogs and allowed to pick what I would like. I really do like it, but I have to say that it is rather the miniature version of what I expected. In the photo in the catalog the bins are shown storing shoes — really, what appear to be full grown adult shoes. I tried and there is no way that a pair of IHA sneakers would fit in a cubby. I know, I know, I should have looked at the dimensions closer, but really – for the price I had expected each cubby to be a good 12 by 12 by 12!!!
Next we have Hoops and Yoyo riding our new Roomba — Rollie Pollie Ollie. They loved it though Yoyo had a much harder time staying on that Hoops. Rollie Pollie Ollie is from IHA and the Agents. It does make housework more entertaining. Hoops and Yoyo say “Rid’em cowboy!” Croppy, when we finally get to visit you in the Midwest, they will be ready for that bull riding!
Hoops and Yoyo really like this gift from Knitcole. It is a singing tavel mug. It says something like “Glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug, I’m drinking my coffee out of my mug but it talks to me, It talks to me. I’ll drink a lot of coffee and then I’ll have to, I’ll have to pee.” Then there is a lot of giggling and one of them says “What? But it is true!!!”
Now this one, Hoops and Yoyo are really excited! They have been asking me all year when they were going to get a chance to learn something new and exotic so any day now (preferally when my hives are gone) we are going break out this dvd and learn to belly dance (I promise to spare you the photos of that.):
Then we are going to do some body art. Anyone want to join us? BTW, thanks for this gift go to LFG and LFB. Thanks!
Finally we have the one that really made Hoops and Yoyo pee. Yup, they had just each finished a huge mug of coffee when they saw this:
They crossed their little legs and giggled their brains out. When they were done laughing, Hoops said, “Look Yoyo, now we can put our wienies in the appropriate slots and when they are done they will pop up!” Yoyo said, “And Hoops, when our wienies are done our buns will also be nice and toasty!”
Just think, if you come to visit us, you too can enjoy hot, tasty hot dogs, ANYTIME!!!
Seriously, most of what Hoops and Yoyo said they read right off the box!!! They’d like to send Sarah a very big Hoops and Yoyo THANK YOU!!! Your NIIIIICEEEE!!!!!
Have a great day everyone!
Has anyone seen my purple? My elusive purple? I’ve been looking for it everywhere. Well, I can see that it is around, but as soon as I pick up my camera, it vanishes. I have a plan though. I’m going to try sneaking up on it. If I hold my camera behind my back and very quietly inch closer to my intended purple subject, I know I can outsmart it. Seriously, how tricky can purple be anyway?
See look at all this wonderful Project Spectrum colored rovings! But where is the purple? It is like right when I press the button to take the photo, the purple makes like a tree and leaves! It sticks blue in its place to cover for it. Well, I’m off to check under the beds to see if it is hiding there…
Small Town, Connecticut — It was discovered almost one year into her blogging history that Spincerely yours is indeed the owner of a cat. Found nestled in the sedum yesterday and looking rather tranquil, Clause, the cat, was photographed napping. Spincerely has been known to become sometimes frustrated with some of her cat’s bizarre eating and peeing habits was quoted yesterday as saying, “Wow, she looks absolutely adorable!”
In 1992, the kittens, Clause and her sister Pause (now sadly deceased) came to live with Spincerely and IHA when they moved into their first home. Clause and Pause who daily caught mice and the occasional snake were valued for their efficiency in pest removal. When the family moved north, the cats moved along and though now without her sister, Clause continues to provide excellent service. IHA who almost daily steps on Clause as she naps on their welcome mat stated “I can’t figure out how a cat that can survive outdoors without any problems can not know to get out of the way when I open the door.”
Many studies have found Knit Bloggers to very prolific in their pet postings and this reporter quite frankly finds it interesting that this article could possibly contain Spincerely’s first gratuitous cat photo. I wonder what she has to say for herself.
Second Annual International Dandelion Conference
May 11 -13, 2007
Sponsored by the International Society of Dandelion Welfare
Backyard of Spincerely yours and IHA
Please join us for our reception Friday evening as we enjoy our presentation by our Key Note speaker, none other than the world renown dandelion welfare advocate:
Dan D. Lion
Dan will be presenting his most recent paper:
Conference fees include 2 nights of sandy/loamy accommodations, all you can eat organic fertilizer bar, and dancing to the stylings of Totally Tubular Tap Roots who are taking a break from their World Wide Tour for this special weekend.
Workshops are all day Saturday and Sunday, they are open enrollment, please sign up upon arrival.
Some highlights from last year’s event:
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet fellow Dandelions from around the globe. Register now!
I am terribly sensitive to vast quantities of flip flops.
Yes, it is true, last month when we were shopping for vacation, the outgassing of flip flops in Old Navy caused me to have an outbreak of allergic conjunctivitis. Which is unfortunate, but I’m sure many people live happy and productive lives without setting foot into Old Navy and I’m sure I can too.
What is truly sad is that many other things cause me to have the same reaction, and I have to use eye drops everyday to avoid looking like a zombie. Many of these things are commonly found in the knitting world. My biggest culprit is moth balls. Even second hand moth ball odor can make my eyes burn. Once IHA came home from a fiber fest (yes, he goes to fiber fests without me!) and I said, have you been near moth balls? All he did was walk by a booth several hours previously that had some moth ball issues. I can not knit with Noro. I don’t know what they use to preserve their yarn, but it is not a pretty picture when I knit with Noro. I also seem to have issues with Cascade 220 and a couple of other yarns. I can’t predict ahead of time which yarns will bug me, it is all trial and error. (One of the worst situations was when I tried to knit with that yarn make out of recycyled silk fabrics!) I’ve even tried writing to some of the yarn companies to ask what they use for preservatives in their yarns but, alas, I have not ever received a reply.
Sometimes it is rather difficult to avoid mothballs and other preservatives. It is quite common for customers to come into the yarn store with yarn that has been stored in mothballs for years for help finally finishing that sweater they started for their first husband. If you attend a fiber festival or workshop, there is bound to be a fellow student or two dosed in ode d’moth ball. Sometimes I just can’t stay and have to leave for fresher air.
So, now as the author of a knitting blog and I can put this out to the world, I’m curious to see if this happens to other people? Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have ever encountered this or have any thoughts on the subject, I would greatly appreciate it!
We must all beware for the Ides of March are coming. As we all know, with the Ides of March come Girl Scout cookies. Yesterday, for example, I was hijacked by an entire box of Samoas; 12 cookies, 900 calories, no trans fats. Caramel and coconut and chocolate all put together in heavenly goodness…. Is it possible to resist?
Once upon a time there were 2 dudes commonly referred to as Hoops and Yoyo. Hoops and Yoyo loved many things – like turkey, coffee and yarn. They took a trip with the IHA family to Vermont for Thanksgiving. Upon arrival in Vermont with rumbly tummies, they eagerly awaited Thanksgiving dinner.
They waited and waited and finally decided to go on a 24-pound luscious Putney School Free-Range Turkey hunt.
“Yum!” they said.
Egads! Purple Food! Should they make a run for it?
What will happen to our fearless heros next? What fate awaits our fair dudes?
Narrowly escaping the sharp and hungry spikes of the slicker-licker, they rush off in a fiber frenzy. Where to?
A Black Friday trip to the Green Mountain Spinnery of course!
Yarn is good.
Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!