Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Teh suck

Rock Band is awesome, and I really like it. It would, however, be much more awesome if the guitar and drums controllers weren't having massive failures. Walker and I played a lot (him on guitar, me on vocals) on Sunday after getting home from Pheonix, with no problems. Then we finally decided to try the tutorials (in a desperate attempt on my part to figure out how I'm supposed to be doing the big rock ending), and he had trouble with the guitar.
Yesterday, we tried to play again, and it turns out that the strum bar is broken, but only on the down strum. I made him plug in the drum kit so we could make sure that it worked, and the directional pad doesn't register up. That means there is no way to play the drums on easy, and I suppose that would be okay, except that the drums are the hardest instrument to play.
Fortunately, these problems are happening so much they have a special webpage set up to handle your complaint and get you a return. In the ten minutes between finishing the form for the guitar and the for for the drum kit, 32 other complaints were registered. And they ran out of UPS tracking numbers for the day. I would feel bad for the company, except that it's EA and they seem to thrive on fiascoes. The form actually talked about how extensive their testing process was, and they wanted to insure everyone's satisfaction. That just can't be true, unless their testing process was to strum once on each guitar to make sure that worked, because people are getting instruments that are broken out of the box, or break after one day of use. If only EA actually believed in paying real play testers, this sort of thing might not happen so much. Or you know, if they hadn't redesigned the guitar controller halfway through filling the orders.


Whatever. the new guitar should show up in two days. I still don't have a tracking number for the drum kit. I kind of wonder if I could just drive down to EA's campus and return them that way.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pregnancy makes everything funny

Especially advertising. I'm finding it harder and harder to comprehend the english language, but all that seems to really mean is that when I'm not paying attention to commercials I think the law firm is recommending people sleep with a lawyer if they are have a DUI, rather than speak to one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hello Zygote

Walker and I are happy to announce that we are expecting a gamer on May 22nd.
My favorite reaction so far is from my sister who said, "Congratulations! Wait, this is something we are happy about, right?"
The response I hadn't expected was people saying we were going to have to get rid of the snakes. According to the midwife, I shouldn't play with them, because they can carry salmonella, but that's not a change from normal life very much. Plus the poor snakies are all in the end stages of their lives, so it would seem mean to me to get rid of them, especially since there are no snake retirement homes. Worse comes to worst, we will buy locks for the cages so we don't have to explain to the toddler why they shouldn't put the snakes in their mouth.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"So, when are you moving back up here?"

The really unamusing part of having moved is getting to answer that question all the time. There are only a couple of really bad offenders who like to ask it every chance they get, and sometimes repeatedly, just to try and annoy me more. Well, we kind of have an answer for you.

Walker will be in Seattle next weekend. He will be on call during that time. Walker says:
"This is part of demonstrating I can do my job from Kirkland. The actual time line for such a transition is still up in the air, depends on a lot of factors, and will happen very quickly when it does happen."

That's all we know for now, when something changes, there will be another update similar to this
one.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I actually finished this.

Dress for weddings

On time even, and although there are a couple of minor changes I need to make to it, I'm fantastically happy with it. The pattern company is Italian and I've never tried a pattern from a non us manufacturer. There were no seam allowances, and the pattern markings were different then what I'm used to. Despite the fact that I couldn't figure out how it all went together without actually basting the pieces together with the pattern pieces attached, it went together really quickly and easily. It looks much better on me then on the mannequin. In fact it looks so good that after I got ready for the wedding I spent a few minutes staring at myself in the mirror thinking "I look hot!"
The straps are a tad too long, which I kind of expected, but I decided I didn't care when I was attaching them and that I could always fix it later. The straps in the back ended up being much wider then necessary for reasons I haven't figure out, so they are gathered, so hopefully in the next week, I will disassemble the and redo the back so that it lies flat, and shorten them a little so I can go to the next wedding without flashing bra at all and sundry.
Jacket to go with the dress


My main problem is the jacket. I always want to be a jacket person, but I just don't think I am. Also, I forgot to account for the extra fabric in the pattern for the button placard on the front, which I wasn't using. And the sleeves are too big. I'm trying to decide if I would actually wear it to the wedding in October, or if I would just take it off right away. Maybe I can wait and fix it in time to wear to the Google Christmas party.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Stewie at work


Stewie at work
Originally uploaded by Maydela
Last weekend, I was playing on the computer, and Walker was watching racing. Stewie came in and sat in Walker's desk chair for a good half an hour, just staring at me. He even let me take pictures. It wasn't until I called Walker in to look at him that he moved.

What I finished this summer

Here are the quilts I have finished in my never ending project to make quilts for all the under-aged people in my husband's family.

Elizabeth's Quilt

For my husband's 12 year old sister. Her favorite color is purple, and she's a tomboy. This turned out smaller then I thought it was, once I hung it up to take the picture, and she has grown more then a foot in the last 6 months. Hopefully it's still usable.






Rebecca's Quilt
For his 8 year old sister, Rebecca. This one turned out much bigger than I thought, and is therefore bigger than Elizabeth's quilt. My mother was very good at making sure that presents for my sister and I were equal, and so I always worry when I give siblings things that are not perfectly equal, or in the case of quilts, bigger for the bigger kids. I'm sure it will be okay.






Deziree's QuiltJaiden's Quilt
These are for our nieces Deziree and Jaiden. They are 4 and 2, and absolutely adorable.








Draven's Quilt
This last one is for our nephew Draven. He is also adorable, but very shy, so he's less obviously so, although he still likes to show off, he just likes to hide behind his blankie while he does so.



I have a tendency to make all projects more complicated then they need to be. After getting married, I suddenly realized that I now had nieces and nephews, something I have always wanted, but [info]elfflame has never cooperated with this idea. I decided that in order to do this 'right' I had to get all the ones for people who live in Michigan done and send them off at once. When I started that meant 2 nieces, 1 nephew and 3 for my husband's under aged siblings. We went to visit last month and I discovered that I have another nephew on the way, my brother in law knocked up his girlfriend, and she has twins 2 year olds. There is no way I am going to send everyone a quilt but the twins, so that almost doubles the number of quilts I need to make. I've decided I'm going to have to make them in familial groups, and send them off that way.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Huzzah!

I am talking to [info]firesika right now through my computer. YAY! Thank you Walker for making us both sign NDA's.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Help please

I have two weddings to attend this fall. One is in September in Seattle and, (I think) semi formal. The second is in October in LA and looks to be formal. This one is a catholic ceremony, so I can't wear my normal kind of low cut, sleeveless dress. I would like to make one outfit I can wear to both, with a jacket I can take to the church, so that I can be covered, but not wear to the September wedding, where it's bound to be hot.
Here are the options I have come up with so far.
Option 1:
This, with the non ruffly jacket, and one floor length ruffle instead of the three, with a separate top to wear under the jacket. I like this top a lot, but I'm not sure it would work with the skirt: I could fairly easily join the top and skirt to make it into a dress, which I would probably be more comfortable in.

Option 2:
This dress and this coat . Again, I'm not sure those go together, but I think they would be fine in the right fabrics.

Optional:
I think I want to buy these two patterns,http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2714.htm?tab=evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=7, http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2971.htm?tab=designer_sportswear_br_suits_coats_jackets&page=1 but [info]firesika thinks I'm crazy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Look at me now!


New Hair
Originally uploaded by Maydela
I'm one step closer to my lifetime goal of becoming a cartoon character! There's another picture in my flickr where you can see the matching streak on the other side. Next step, growing the blue streaks out.

Does anyone have any experience with swim caps? I will really need one now, or the color will disappear and I've never had to buy one.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ideas please!

I recently took over a quilt block swap (located here: http://www.quiltblockswap.blogspot.com
), and Walker wrote me a program to automatically match people up every month, and another one to help me send the e-mails (Apparently it's the same kind of thing spammers use. Now I feel dirty.)

At any rate, there are only 6 pairs worth of active members right now, and very little activity on the blog. Other then the obvious thing, that I should start posting pictures of the blocks that have been sent me every month, since I am asking everyone else to do that, I would like some ideas for how to increase the sense of community interest.

A couple of things I am thinking of doing:
Write a FAQ/rules for being a good swap partner
Do a version of the Friday five on my quilting community, but once a month instead of once a week.
Asking members for their opinions on what I can do better.

I would also like to try and petition for new members, but I'm not going to worry about that until after this months swap info is sent out.

I wanted to post my quilt shop reviews, but then I started worrying about being the only person posting. I don't want people to think it's a place only I can post.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Quilt shop reviews

A short explanation: My friend [info]firesika who I have known since 3rd grade is going into the Peace Corps. She needed to drive her car to her Dad, so he can use it while she's gone, and I needed to not let her drive that far by herself, especially since she wanted to take the long way from Seattle to Arizona (where her Aunt lives) to Detroit (Nephew) to Chicago (Dad). We ended up driving along a bunch of old Route 66, since it was mostly went where we were going. I met up with her and some other friends for Disneyland and Las Vegas, so the quilt shop hopping started after everyone else flew out. Most of the quilt stores were found by doing web searches for towns along our planned route the next day. The first and last shops were the only ones that I had recommendations for. I only let myself shop for fat quarters, since I had to squeeze everything into my suitcase and onto the plane in Detroit, so I didn't look at the book or notions sections at any of the stores.
These reviews include a rating out of 5, a picture of the fabric I bought there, and a brief description of my impression of the store.



Quiltique
Quiltique
213 Stephanie St, suite E
Henderson, NV 89074
Rating: 4
This is a big store with a nice layout tucked into a little strip mall. It was bright, sunny and cheerful inside. They even had a full bed for display, which I thought was nice because it let them show you ways to accessorize your quilts. There were two separate rooms full of fabric with lots of fat quarters to choose from. Nice selection of fun themed prints, like gambling, airplanes, fishing, etc. The employees were very helpful. We were asked if we needed help at least 5 times during my ten minutes of browsing. Plus, when I was making my purchase, the lady helping me was kind enough to give us a recommendation for a place to eat on our way out of town.

Quilters Store Sedona
Quilters Store and Gallery Sedona
3075 W Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
Rating: 2
This was a small shop and it was hard to navigate around it because they had shelves and tables full of fabric in weird spots. Most of the fabric was color wash and batik prints, with a small section of southwestern prints. They didn't have a lot that was to my taste, but I couldn't tell if that was because it was so dim inside or if the fabric was really that dull. They did have a small section of asian prints, and I was able to find a nice fabric to use for the binding on a current project. We were only asked if we needed help once, and then, when I needed to get my fabric cut, I had to interrupt a conversation two of the employees were having to do so. When the cutting was done and I was ready to pay, the lady who helped me was cheerful and chatty, but I felt like it was too late to be friendly.

Fabric Dreams
Fabric Dreams
1926 Civic Circle
Amarillo, TX 79109
Rating: 3.5
This store is tucked away in a very strangely laid out strip mall, so it was a little hard to find. Also, the directions we got off Google Maps sent us in entirely the wrong direction. I was able to get directions from someone there that turned out to be identical to the Google directions with a right instead of a left. I was tired and cranky when we got to Fabric Dreams. We arrived shortly after they had opened, so we were the only customers and the lady who worked there was extremely friendly and showed us the new fabric they'd gotten in. They had some really cool stuff I've never seen anywhere else, but I wasn't in the mood to browse much, so I didn't buy very much fabric. I would love to go back, in a better mood, because I think I would have bought a lot more.


Oklahoma Quiltworks
Oklahoma Quiltworks
9323 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Rating: 5
This store was very busy when we got there. There was a class going on in the back room, and people were rushing around trying to find the last bits they needed for their projects. Even though all of the employees were busy (helping customers, working with the class, cutting fabric) we were still asked if we needed help by every single employee we saw. A sudden rainstorm started after we had been there for awhile and one of the employees at the cutting table sang out “What a great reason to stay inside and shop more!” The whole mood of the store was happy and friendly, with people chatting in line and giving advice about fabric choices. This was also the biggest store we went to. They had an especially good selection of bright retro prints. Not only did they have a huge amount of fat quarters, but they were willing to cut fat quarters off of bolts for you, an option I've never heard of in other fabric stores, but I think is great because I adore fat quarters. This is by far my favorite of the stores we stopped at. It almost makes me wish I lived in Oklahoma. I would love to take classes here.

Quilt Sampler
Quilt Sampler
1802 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
Rating: 1
This store was a letdown after Oklahoma Quiltworks the day before. We were asked if we needed help a couple of times, but it was always asked as someone was rushing by, and I didn't get the feeling that they really wanted the answer to be “yes”. They had a large civil war reproduction selection, but other than that it seemed like the same kind of quilt fabrics you see at Joann's. They did not have a good selection of fat quarters, but they did have a 10 for $10 section in bins out front. I tried to get 6 of them and the lady at the register said I had to get 10. I tried to get her to sell them to me at the regular price instead, because I didn't really want more then 6, but she looked at me like I was insane. I asked if I could leave my fabric at the counter while I went back to look for 4 more fat quarters and she kind of sighed and said “sure.” I really didn't like the feel of this store at all, and when we left I was cranky with myself for buying as much fabric from them as I did. This is the only store I visited that I would not shop at again if I was ever in the area again.

Quiltery
1540 Columbia Ave E
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Rating: N/A
This store was closed, which was annoying. I had been checking websites for times with other quilt stores after I tried to go to one in Prescott, AZ that turned out to be a mail order only business run out of someone's house, but Quiltery doesn't have a website. We were trying to decide what to do for lunch since we had been hoping to ask someone there for a recommendation when I noticed the store across the street...

Flying Stitch
1534 Columbia Ave E
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Rating: 5
Okay, so this isn't a quilt store, but I love to cross stitch and this is the first time I've seen I cross stitch store. They had an amazing selection of patterns, and I wanted to buy way too many of them. The ladies who worked there were super friendly. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and when we explained how we ended up there because Quiltery was closed, one of the ladies ducked in the back and while we looked around they found a pamphlet for a quilt store in the next town, and called them to see if they were open. They couldn't get through, so they called the knitting store in the same shop to ask them if the quilt store was open. Then they patiently explained to us how to get there, and told us the name of a restaurant near there that would be good for lunch. We spent a long time there because after all their help, there was no way I was going to leave without buying something, but I had limited space in my bag, and I was worried that the fancy flosses would get ruined if I tried to transport them home. Eventually I found tape that is specially designed to hold needlework onto the scroll bars, which is wonderful because I have been using thumb tacks and scotch tape up until now. I liked this store so much I am considering buying my floss from them and having them ship it to me. There is a website that comes up when I search for them (http://flyingstitch.com) but it is broken.


Shops at Marshall House
Shops at Marshall House
100 Exchange Street
Marshall, MI 49068
Rating: 4.5
This is an historic home where the garage and main floor has been turned into a series of shops. The quilt store and yarn store share the same area, with the yarn store in the first room you walk in and the quilt store in three rooms behind and a little area at the front of the yarn store that I think used to be a sun porch. They had an amazing asian section, twice as big as any other asian section I've ever seen in a quilt store. There were even Sashiko prints, which are really hard to find in my experience. We were the only customers while I was there, and both quilt store employees were friendly and helpful. When I was making my purchase, I asked for a lunch recommendation and the man helping me gave me the same recommendation as the people at the Flying Stitch. He tried to find some coupons, but wasn't sure where the owner had put them. I went back to the knitting section to extricate [info]firesika and he came flying out of the quilting section with the coupons saying “Oh! I'm so glad you hadn't left yet!” This store was a little dim and cramped, but that's to be expected when you are operating out of such an old house. Plus, it meant that the asian prints had a room almost entirely to themselves.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Con bingo

Hey look [info]mspurplepearl!, I finally got the Bingo list typed up.
I think we are going to need more options, if it's going to be worth it to make a program to randomly generate bingo boards. I would appreciate any and all input at this point.


Asterixes are next to the ones I'm not sure about, because they are too vague, overlap with other entries or are too timely and may not be even possible to find at future cons.

Annoying morning person
Ascended being*
Baby at the dance
Bunny ears
Camouflage
Cape as a costume
Captain Jack*
Cat makeup
Chain mail clothing
Computer geek shirt*
Con headset
Electrical taped nipples*
Furry
“Garb”
Glitter abuse
Glommer on*
Glow accessories
Harry Potter costume*
Hey! Put on a bra!
Hot Topic goth*
“I took taichi at the Y!' dance style*
Inappropriate spandex
Instant costume
Jail bait
Kilt!
Lame Klingon
Lampshade goth*
Male mundane formal wear
Man in a corset
Matching couple
Mundane at the con
Noisy costume
Oversized wings
Party ghost
Pervert w/a camera
Pimp daddy
Pink hair
Pirate hat
Real airline employee
Religious costume
Sex while dancing
Slave
Stinky gamer
Store bought costume
Too goth to walk
Underwear as costume
White guy shuffle
Yarn dreads


Also, [info]mspurplepearl, I added [info]artvixen and her hubby to my friend's list but they have not added me yet. Please let them know that I put this up because I would really like their input.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Ohh a meme I want to do

Courtesy of [info]suhl it's crafty meme!

Bold the arts and crafts you've done (even just once or twice), italicize the ones you'd like to try. Add any that aren't here.


Glass blowing
Glass beadmaking
Stained glass
Mosaics

Handsculpting clay
Clay wheel pottery
Polymer clay (Sculpey/Fimo)
Lace-making

Macramé or knotwork
Quilting
Sewing clothing
Sewing curtains/slipcovers/home decor

Millinery
Spinning
Tatting
Rug hooking
Weaving
Tapestry
Batik

Shibori

Tie-dye
Silk painting
Sun painting
Multimedia collage

Flower arranging
Cake/cookie decorating
Painting (oil/acrylic)
Painting (watercolor)

Painting (airbrush)
Pencil/charcoal drawing
Colored pencil drawing

Leather carving
Leather painting
Leather stamping

Lino/rubber stamp cutting
Doll work
Beading
Scrapbooking

Die cutting
Shadow boxes
Shrines/mini-shrines

Candle making
Soap making
Applique
Crewel embroidery

Punch-loop embroidery
Crochet
Cross-stitch
Knitting
Needlepoint
Patchwork
Quilting
Origami
Paper marbling
Papier-mâché

Paper Tole
Quilling

Wood burning
Wood carving

Woodworking
Stone carving
Metal jewelery work
Armor making


Thanks to my weird hippy arts school, there are a number of things that I have tried but it was when I was 7, so I italicized the ones I've tried but want to do as an adult.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Hi Dad!

I guess my Dad really does read this. He sent me this link today:
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=toppot14&date=20070314


A story about Top Pot and Starbucks new collaboration.

[info]breklor should be particularly interested in this:


"There's the story about its name: For years, the Klebeck brothers stored a sign for
an old Chinese restaurant called "Top Spot" in their mother's backyard.

Around the same time she became fed up with the ivy, raccoons and squirrels it
attracted, they were looking for a name and a sign for their new doughnut shop on
Capitol Hill.

As they carted the sign along Interstate 5, "S" blew off and was crushed by a Mack
truck.

That's how Top Pot got its name."

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A very merry unbirthday to me!

I had a good birthday yesterday, especially when we went to Cadillac Ranch and I fulfilled my filial duty (see pictures on sika's flickr). Today we are at a Starbucks in Oaklahoma City where Sika purchased a Top Pot donut. She reported that it wasn't that bad, probably only a day or so old. Now I'm amused by the idea of a fleet of Top Pot donut trucks delivering donuts to Starbucks nationwide.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

This is not a post

Internet access has been sporadic for a looong time now. Almost 5 days! So I don't have time to write an actual post, but here are links to pictures:

Mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91754707@N00/

Sika's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/firesika/


Oh Noes!She has a lot more pictures in hers. Plus I showed her how you are supposed to pose for photos with roadside dinosaurs.

Friday, May 4, 2007

My new favorite shoe company

BC Footwear
I really want these shoes.
Sika and I saw them in person in yellow, and I think they would be perfect to wear with the fairy skirt that I made for Norwescon, but the pink might also work for that.
Unfortunately they didn't have my size at the store. Fortunately, Nordstroms carries them so I can go try them on.
Unfortunately (kind of) Zappos has a whole different color range of the exact same shoe, so now I want to get these AND a pair of the silk ones in pink or yellow, I can't decide.
This is the second pair of shoes I've wanted to buy two pairs of in different colors. I can't tell if this is a good or a bad thing.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I would share other people's posts about our trip to Disney/Vegas, but I believe they are all freinds locked. There are pictures up on [info]firesika's flickr here, although the good picture of me is friends locked because of weird Peace Corps rules, so I will put it here.


I need to turn that into an icon.

And yes, I do believe safedness is a word.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

You know what I love about naps?

When I'm actually tired enough to nap, it means that I can sleep through all sorts of noise. Bliss.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Disneyland! W00T!

Hey [info]sugardiva! We are in Anaheim now. We have drunk most of the bottle of pomegranate vodka. Plus we talked [info]firesika into drunk e-mailing Christian.
[info]mspurplepearl gave us all a quick class in how to make penises out of sparkly pipe cleaners. I'm really surprised that no one complained about the amount of noise we were making at midnight.

We also got two (count 'em two!) upgrades on the rental car, because we needed an out of state car and options were limited. Our choices were a boring black ginormous Chrysler sedan or a red Charger. We went with the sedan, because we needed the trunk space.

People who also read [info]mspurplepearl's journal will be amazed and proud to know that she managed to fit everything (even the communal stuff) in her carry on bags. Go pearl!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

So on the last day of Norwescon I was bit by a tiny attack poodle. I didn't realize it had broken the skin until we got back to the room, so I didn't confront the owner right afterwards. Pearl and Sika convinced me to report it to con security and the hotel, which I did. I gave the hotel the guy's name and they couldn't get a hold of him then.
Shorty after I got home, I was contacted by a lady who manages these things for the hotel's insurance company. I told her everything was fine, but I wanted the immunization records of the dog, in case I got an infection or something. Also, a way to contact him, because while a mutual acquaintance had given me the owner's name, I didn't have a phone number or anything. She just called back and said that she had been cleared to give me his e-mail address.

So here's my dilemma. I'm leaving tomorrow for three weeks, and will have sporadic e-mail access. The bite healed fine, there were no complications and I didn't have to go to the dr's office. I could e-mail him and nag for him to send me copies of his dog's immunization records, but I don't really think I need them anymore so other then the obvious concern that people with dogs who are not properly trained/restrained should really be responsible for what their dogs do, it doesn't seem like this is worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I was very disappointed with this morning's Higglytown Heros. It looked for a minute like the hero would be the knitting shop owner, but no, it was a sheep shearer. So sad. Plus then the scarf they were making was half white and half green and blue striped. Not so cute.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Shiny!

I keep wanting to update, but then every time I try, my mind starts pinging around randomly. Somehow I doubt that a post consisting of "Sewing machine! Shiny! Ouch! My feet tingle!" Would be very interesting.

I absolutely adore my new sewing machine. I hadn't realized exactly how much I was out sewing the old one. I've been working on stuff that used to be really annoying, like machine quilting, and now it's not only easy, but fun. I have to rip out a huge amount of quilting because I forgot how much the backing fabric shrinks if you have a dense pattern, and I'm STILL enjoying the project. Amazing.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Heh

I got a new sewing machine last week. I am ridiculously excited by it, but seeing as how I managed to break the ankle on my old one, it really was time for something faster. It comes with three free classes, since it's computerized and has embroidery, just so I have a chance of learning how to do everything. The manual is the size of a fashion magazine. It's a little intimidating.
However, when I pulled up at the store for class this morning, the first thing I saw was a poster in the window advertising this Happy Bunny embroidery design set. How awesome is that? Much better then Spongebob Squarepants.
I'm beginning to think that the machine embroidery design thing is a big racket though. The price at the store was $20 more expensive then from the manufacturers website. Usually the price difference isn't that big, so either the store has a HUGE markup, and I really want to know how cheap I can buy the $10 sets online, or they don't get a good discount from the manufacturers, which seems rude.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tea dilema

I have had a persistent headache for the last three weeks and the only thing that seems to help is caffeine. Unfortunately the caffeine gives me a constant state of the jitters. I am currently considering combining ginger peach tea with my Easy Now relaxation tea, but I wonder if that would cause a rift in the space/time continuum.
Perhaps I should just go buy some Excedrin.

In other, scary news, there is an upcoming "Legally Blonde" musical, premiering in SF. http://www.legallyblondemusical.com/

Monday, January 22, 2007

Best 80's hair EVER


Best 80's hair EVER
Originally uploaded by Maydela.
This is really mostly for . She loves the big hair.
I must say, it's pretty funny going through Walker's family photos. Pictures of his brother sitting in pots, famous people when they were young and nerdy, and now THIS. Awesome!

Monday, January 8, 2007

I made a most of a dress today, with blue stretch velvet courtesy of the lovely [info]joeychen, but now I don't know what to do with the neck.


I could do a little cuff like on the sleeves,

But I'm also thinking that I might want to make a V or something.
I'm just full of indecision. Please help.

I wanted to make a poll, but it's not working for me right now.