Tuesday, June 30, 2009

blogger tried to mark this blog as spam

hey, readers. well, readers when you don't have to see the "this might be a spam blog" notification. *eyeroll*

long story short, blogger decided to try and mark my blog as spam. does it matter that i've had this address since 2004 and have posted fairly regularly until this year? apparently not. i can tell you this, the criteria for marking a blog as spam seems to be very random.

i can also tell you that it is supremely irritating.

so, yeah. blogger people who review this site, it's not spam. i don't appreciate being tagged as such. the name refers to a quote from a friend of mine who used to say "i'm so awesome, i piss glitter". can i get the blog restored now, please?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

home, sweet, home

hey, kiddos! sorry to have been gone for so long but it is capital BUSY in btown!

since i left you in the lurch, we've moved into our new house! among all of the mowing, weeding, unpacking, getting the cats settled, etc, i've also been painting. i've pretty much painted the entire upstairs but the most dramatic before and after can be seen in the breakfast nook. it went from this hideous scorching mess:

to something super fresh.

i learned from that room that wainscoting is a pain in the nuts to paint even if you don't have nuts to be pained.

we also got our washer and dryer. there's a bit of a story behind it. see, leff and i went to sears, ordered a standard sized lg front loading washer and dryer and, guess what? our 1919 house didn't want them. the stairwell to the basement was too small. so we researched a bit and found some "european" models.

this basically means that they're less than 24" in width. tiny. (they still have surprisingly large capacities however.) it does *not* mean that they drink espresso out of small cups at the sidewalk cafe, watch the footie, read italian vogue or use euros. although that would be cool...

it's been a straight up culture shock not living in the city. people say hello on the street (and i have to fight the urge to sneer or move away or curse at them. my middle finger is getting some well needed rest.). i know my neighbors. (and not in that "SHUT THE FUCK UP, YOU STUPID PRICK!! IT'S 4 AM AND YOUR MUSIC SUCKS!" kind of way.) the yelling and screaming is from the park where people are playing games or swinging on the swingset and not some tweaker or a douchey bastard stumbling home.

and the people at the park at 3 am? they're launching their boats to go fishing and are not part of a "drug cartel".

also? i'm able to sleep through the night for the first time in almost 20 years. which, you know, i never expected to happen.

another thing? i have a yard! i mean, i can eat outside without some asshat letting their dog take a shit five feet from me. it's incredible and wonderful and there are flowers.

AND fruit!!!

those cherries are from our tree. i honestly cannot. fucking. believe. it. sure, i have to fight the racoons, squirrels and birds for the fruit, but it's worth it.

our plum tree should start fruiting in a few weeks. if you'd like some fruit, i'll totally share it with you! esp if you happen to have a recipe for plum wine.

right, it's back to unpacking for me! i'll post more about the shift from second tier city to tiny town as warrented. (i can tell you this much already though, i'm really enjoying my break from density.)

Friday, June 12, 2009

fiber arctic opening tonight!

just a quick reminder that the fiber arctic opening is tonight at schmancy from 6-9!

sadly, i wont be there because of the whole house thing (ok, i'm not sad about that. at all! haha! but you get my meaning.) but there's going to be some really awesome stuff on display! drop by and say hi to my ice cold deer, won't you?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

bremerton, here we come!

hey, kiddos! today is the day that we, barring any unforeseen weirdness, close on and then start moving into our house! hooray!!!!

i'll be without a home internet connection from the 11th until the 16th. yodeer is set to autopost during that time so you won't be missing a daily deer. unfortunately, i probably won't be able to respond to email, etc during the internet outage.

if you'd like to see what i'm up to, i'll be posting via mobile to my twitter account. i might also throw a few cameraphone images up on my flickr account as well. but if you *really* need to get in touch with me, text me. if i'm not in the middle of painting the stairs, i'll get back to you.

bremerton, here we come!

Thursday, June 04, 2009


thanks to the wonderful, wonderful slogrl, i'm gonna' have a piece in the permanent collection at calpoly's robert e. kennedy library! AAAAAAAND, i'll have a LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NUMBER!!!

i'm kinda' book nerding out about that. ok, i'm REALLY book nerding out about that!

so yeah, this little guy

and the incredible slogrl's assistance will help me to achieve an lccn! GAAAAAAH!!

i'm *so* calling home today. hahahaha!

Monday, June 01, 2009

leff continues to be the bf extraordinaire

i'm serious, kids. if i believed in opposite marriage, i would *so* be hitched to this boy. but, you know, i don't. so we're cohabitating. (eight years in november! whoo!!)

so yeah! it's a freakin' green sea glass necklace from hong kong!!

i'm not kidding. find yourself a leff. you won't believe how incredible he is.

also in the mail roundup for today, i got my new field bag!

sheer sweetness!

right, got to keep embroidering.

and you wonder why my fingers hurt.