Monday, March 30, 2009


I think it's done. And actually, it's better than before, I think. I cleaned up some links, removed dead ones, added new ones. So I'm pleased as punch...for now.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day. I hope I have a better result this week than last week, in which I actually GAINED a pound. Not sure how. I did everything to the letter.... Anyway, I think tomorrow will show a loss. I mean, I FEEL like it should. Does that make sense? Look all I want is my damn 10-pound ribbon! Is that too much to ask?!

Anyway, here's a funny and cute little video that Todd's friend Dan sent me:

You know that if we had a cat door that led to the outside, we'd have about 73 squirrels running amok in our house.


This dumb blog is coming back together. I finally got the header the way I wanted it. Yes, those are all my beasts. I figured, since the blog does have the word "menagerie" in it, then I should probably include pictures of my animals, unusual and sundry as they are.

Maybe tonight I will work on getting back the 8375675465902 links that went missing from the sidebar.

In other news...I hope this will be a short week. The Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival's big finale day is April 5. I'd really like to go this year, since I've missed it for the last 2 years. The weather has been pretty crappy for the last 2 years. Since the events of the day take place outside, with limited activities inside (the Horticultural Society building), when it rains EVERYONE piles into this small building and it's just...not pleasant. So let's pray for DRY weather. I don't care if it's cold outside. Just no friggin' rain, please.

Today was the first day of spring classes where I work. It hasn't been too infurating so far. My extra-pointy trident has not had to make an appearance, yet.

More later!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


OMG I am ready to rip all my hair out in utter frustration.

I tried to change the template of this stupid blog. And I did as they recommended and downloaded a full copy of the template, just in case I screwed something up.

Well I must have screwed something up because when I tried to get back all my links in the right sidebar, I discovered that they are all gone. I don't know what happened to them, or even if it was my fault. It probably was.

Thankfully, I was able to find a cached copy of my blog through google and I saved it. It will be tedious for me to put in all those links again, but at least I have them all now. I couldn't even remember half of them.

I'll have to add them all tomorrow. I'm just so freakin' tired now....

And my quick editing option isn't working.


God, I hate you , Blogger.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lost Sleep over Lost -- Addendum

Ok I was wrong. LOL I did watch that episode last night --- well, the cave part anyway. And it seems like Jack is sure that one of the corpses is a woman. Oh well, so much for 4:00 am revelations!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lost Sleep over Lost

Ok so...Lost. Oh my DOG.

Without giving anything away of the explosive (literally and figuratively) last 5 minutes of Lost's episode last night, let me just say that it sparked a restless night's sleep, to say the least. My brain just would NOT wind down. I had a very difficult time getting to sleep because my head was full with so many thoughts, theories, questions, etc.

At about 4:00am, I was jolted out of sleep with a Lost "epiphany." I decided that it was a good idea to yell it out loud, scaring no fewer than 3 cats in the process and greatly confusing one husband.

Me: "I know who's in the caves! The dead people in the caves. It's Ben and little Ben. They are in the caves!"

Todd: "...You picked a weird time of day tell me that."

Me: (fully awake now) "Sorry! I just had to get it out of my head. I need to see that episode again when they find the corpses in the cave."

Todd: "...hrmumphsll tooby flmph.... ZZZZZZzzzzzzz"

So today, I went online to see if I could find the episode. It's there, "House of the Rising Sun," from season one. But I had to download some plug-in in order to watch it, so I didn't. There is a website I like to go to called and they have fairly-decent screen captures of all the episodes...except that one. RAGE.

They only have one shot of the corpses, and you can only see one of them in there. We have all the seasons on DVD, so I will just have to rewatch the episode tonight. However, they DID have most-excellent shots of Jack, who just prior to finding the deadlings, yanked his shirt off to prevent being stung by a swarm of angry bees. Observe:

Um, Jack should never be allowed to wear a shirt. Ever. Srsly.

Anyway, in retrospect, I think my stupendous, 4-am revelation is probably wrong. I seem to recall Jack referring to the 2 people as "Adam & Eve." But I need to know WHY he called them that. Maybe it was only because one was smaller than the other, in which case, my theory could still be right. But if he could make that determination by the pelvis or something...well then...nevermind. So I have to rewatch it.

Yes, I am obsessing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wiping Tears Funny

Ok Todd just sent me a link to a blog called Sexy People. Oh man, I am crying from laughing. It's like Cake Wrecks, but with people. You'll see....

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Really Do Still Exist. Really.

For reals.

I've just been too super busy/lazy/tired/frustrated to devote any time to this blog. Hopefully this spring, I can pick it up again. Because I know how you, my adoring public, ALL wait on bated breath for the things I write on this blog. All 4 of you.

Just to recap the last few months...urgh.

Christmas came and went. It was uneventful. We had a party on December 27, which went pretty well, despite the small turn-out.

Once January got underway at work, my life descended into the 7th layer of Hell from the 4th layer. So, I've been dealing with that. Mid-January through Mid-June at work is absolutely abysmal for me. What's the problem? Oh well, what ISN'T? It's an exceedingly hectic, stressful, maddening few months for me. It seems like everything happens within these few months.

On January 27th I officially re-joined Weight Watchers. I am now attending the meetings, which I sort-of silently vowed that I'd never do. I am not the touchy-feely type and didn't think I'd get any benefit from the meetings. Well...I was wrong. I need the meetings. At this point in my life, I need the support and accountability of putting my fat ass on the scale every week and facing others with the same problems as me. So I weigh-in and have my meeting every Tuesday at 12:30. I've lost 10 pounds so far, which isn't half bad for only 7 weeks of the program. It averages out to about 1.4 pounds a week. I am happy with that. I was hoping to be down 30 pounds or so by the end of June, but I don't know if that will happen. Weight loss is a tricky thing and it gets harder as I get older. I did this 10 years ago and the weight seemed to just melt off me. But whatever. I am committed to getting healthier and losing weight. It will come off eventually. I'm trying to remain realistic, even with my goal weight, which will be significantly higher than it was 10 years ago. Overall, I guess I'd like to take off 45 pounds.

We hooked up our Wii and started using the Wii Fit. I was really using it a lot for the first month or so, which was most of February. But I've hardly used it at all in the last 3 weeks or so. Gotta try to motivate myself again. It's fun to use and it does help make exercising more tolerable. I'm just so ri-goddamn-diculously lazy. Hopefully the weather will get better soon and I can take some walks, my "exercise" of choice. It was freakin' freezing today, though.

I quit playing Warcraft. My last day was officially March 19. But I had stopped playing well before then. It was just getting to be more of a grind and something I felt like I HAD to do rather than something fun. No sense dropping $14 a month on something that was near the equivalent to cleaning the bathrooms in enjoyability. So what have I been doing?

KNITTING. I've knit like 4 pairs of socks. Yes. ME. SOCKS. Can you believe it? I finally see what all the hub-bub is about sock knitting. It is very therapeutic. And it's quick. And you can use them pretty-much year-round, unlike wool hats and scarves. AND 99% of yarn made specifically for socks is nice stuff. I am in NO way an expert. I have only done plain-Jane legs ---no fancy patterns or ribbing (except ribbing at the cuff, of course). But I am proud of the fact that I use a tubular cast-on. It's tricky to do, but totally worth it. I also knit a bunch of stuff for my friend Jen and a tam for myself for St. Patty's Day, which I did wear. I'll try to get pics of all of it up here soon.

Watching TV. Lost is back, baby. And it's been awesome. Todd and I are also re-watching the previous seasons, we just finished season 3 the other day and we started on season 4 tonight. We've also started (re)watching the entire Star Trek: Deep Space 9 series on DVD, which IMHO, is the best of all the Treks, even surpassing the original one. I saw many of the episodes when they aired on television, but I feel like I missed whole seasons or something! Maybe the show seemed to go by so fast because I enjoyed it so much.

The cats are good. They continue to drive us batty, so everything is normal! :P They all just had their annual check-up and all is well on that front, too.

Socially, my life's been...strange. It's pretty much Todd and me watching TV at home. Or I'm watching a re-run of a Spongebob Squarepants episode and knitting while he's up at the computer playing his new obsession: Warhammer. (Yeah, he quit WoW too.) I had a major (albeit it surprising and silent) falling-out with a friend of mine a few weeks ago. I won't go into detail---I've been told that it's poor form to do that on one's blog (ironically, by the very same person). Even though...isn't that the point of MY personal blog? So I CAN vent all my emotions and share my inner thoughts with the 4 of you who actually might read this? LOL

Yeah, I don't get it either. Suffice it to say, that we're not friends any more, which was my decision. I'm done. And I'm ok with that. In fact, I'm relieved. But it's still taking some getting used to. And I can't help but feel like I'll forever be waiting for some weird, emotional shoe to drop....

I'm thinking of changing the layout of the blog again! I like this sort of Asian-inspired floral thing. But...maybe it's time for a change again. I don't even remember where I found this one. I wish Blogger would come up with some NEW TEMPLATES, GODDAMMIT. I mean, really.

Also, I seriously need to de-stash some yarn. I am at the point where I am sort-of tired of everything I have. I think this is why I am constantly picking up new yarn. Although, I haven't really made any huge yarn purchases in a while. I just can't afford to do that lately! So, keep your eyes peeled on Destash for some stuff, or possibly Ravelry. Although, I must say, many of the folks that put up yarn on Destash want A LOT of money for stuff. It's like, people, I can go to the store or online somewhere and get stuff for the SAME PRICE and sometimes CHEAPER than they are destashing it. I promise not to do that! :-)