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Oct. 18th, 2006 | 10:29 am

Blarg. I'm totally behind on LJ reading, I've just been a slug lately. You may blame the knitting.

Here is Evan, Born Friday the thirteenth (gotta love that) at or around 5pm. 7lbs 9ounces and 20 inches long.

Mommy is doing well, and the dog hasn't eaten him yet. :P

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My cat = CRAZY

Sep. 13th, 2006 | 10:41 am

My sweet beloved indoor kitty (Okay, she's sweet to me, maybe not so much to strangers :P) gave me a freaking heart attack yesterday evening. I ran to the store to grab stuff for dinner and upon returning opened the sliding glass door to the upstairs balcony so the boy could breath (it was 77 inside) and the cat could have her little bit of fake freedom.

A little while later, these terrible terrible sounds start coming from the deck. As if a mountain lion has jumped onto the balcony and is now eating my cat. When I run to the sound, I see my cat 1/2 hanging off the deck (by her back paws like she's going to jump) screaming with rage (at first I think she's having some kind of seizure) When I can't get her to come away from the edge. (I don't want to grab her because I'm afraid she'll fall/jump) I move to the other side of the balcony to see if something is down there.

Sure enough, on the ground are two neighbor cats, staring up with big spooky eyes. (We're talking serious staring contest eyes here) Gordon throws a pine cone at one to see if it will move off a bit, but it just moves back a foot or two and resumes staring.

My cat continues to scream and starts to pee. She is seriously freaking out. A mountain lion mama, returning home to see someone stealing her children could not be more pissed off than my cat is at having these strange cats sitting underneather her balcony.

I finally manage to run outside and shoo the cats about 15 feet farther away and my cat is mollified and walks back inside the house like nothing has happened. WTH

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what us old folks used to call airbrushing

Aug. 30th, 2006 | 09:41 am

Because, ya know, Katie Couric is just so damn fat.


Thanks to Thing for the link

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one more thing

Aug. 28th, 2006 | 09:09 am

I actually got to see my seestor this weekend. For those that haven't seen her for a while, she officially (finally) looks pregnant. We were starting to think this whole thing was some kind of elaborate practical joke, y'all know her weird sense of humor. :P

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Scooter Girl Returneth

Aug. 28th, 2006 | 08:55 am

Dad came over on Saturday, and I did my best grease monkey impression and we got my girl all fixed up. The tube to the muffler (manifold I think?) was the easiest thing to replace. 5 bolts off and on. Easy Peasy. The spark plug coil was a little trickier as we had to remove a few more bits to actually get a good angle to get at the spark plug. But that went off without a hitch too. :)

I then changed the oil myself (w00t) and checked my tires and shined her up all pretty like. Luckily no one actually saw me *filling* my front tire at the gas station, as it took me 2 sets of quarters to find the dexterity to hold on the valve and work the handle and keep a good seal.

Happy Happy JOy JOy I will not have to drive the car home tonight over the bridge but can again zip downtown for priority loading on the ferry. Life is good.

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I live

Aug. 24th, 2006 | 09:08 am

It's 72.4 degrees in my living room. I'm wearing jeans & a t-shirt, arm warmers, a long sleeve wool sweater, wool socks & knit hat w/ ear flaps. I'm officially a freak, but almost warm. Thank the gods I'm a knitter ;)

Long time no post. Knit, work, exercise repeat. The only drama has been scooter trouble. My spark plug coil busted. I wired the old cap on while we waited for the replacement part, and then the pipe to the muffler cracked/broke. So I've been driving the car to work this week which is a pain. Hopefully the new muffler will be here by Saturday and I'll be up and running next week.

I've been eating like crap, but keeping up the exercise and haven't gained anything. PMS from hell this week, maybe that's why I'm even colder than normal. Might as well blame it on that I guess ;)

Since I have nothing else interesting to talk about, I've got 4 projects on the knitting needles. Socks for Gramma (1 done, 1 to go) Vintage baby booties (also 1 done 1 to go) Another baby project which shall remain nameless , and a fancy cabled sweater for me (just finished the back) I'm usually such a monogamous knitter, it feels weird to be in the middle of so many things, I never know what to grab.

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Jul. 11th, 2006 | 11:44 am

I finally noticed the option for making galleries. I'm sure it's been around forever but I'm notoriously unobservant sometimes ;) I uploaded a few recent pics. The first four Gordon took on his new phone.

Getting ready to take the dog for our lunch walk. Yessiree, telecommuting rocks.

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Jun. 22nd, 2006 | 12:10 pm

My new work schedule started this week. It's bliss. I go into the office M/W/F and work from home on T/TH. It's still a little klunky because we don't have the network set up in the new building, but hopefully by July 1st I'll be able to control all my printers and what not from here. Did I mention this was bliss?? after almost 10 years of a 4-5 hour RT commute, it feels amazing to only trek in every other day.


I like going to the gym at 5am, it's mostly empty and I can stay on the machines as long as I like. I'm home by 6:30 so I can keep my normal work hours. Only when 3pm rolls around I'm already home. Okay, I'll shut up now!!

Still maintaining at 136-7 I have to watch the snacking on my home days, it's so easy to pack my food for work and not give it a second thought. When I'm done I'm done. I have to give it a little more thought here.

Speaking of food, I just had a BLT for lunch... *with* the T. Yes, I've been voluntarily eating tomatos lately. I don't love them, but if they're really red and not too mushy, I can tolerate them. Alert the media to watch for alien pods. :P

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quick catch up

Jun. 15th, 2006 | 08:54 pm

Blarg. I'm moved into the new office but I won't have internet access there until the end of the month, so I'm going to get really behind on email, lj and 3fc correspondence. I like the new building though, it's all clean and shiny.

I'm just about through packing for Sunfest, I'm way disorganized this year, even for me. I hope I'm not forgetting something important.

I ran around today running errands, getting pet medicine refilled and buying way too many groceries.

I'm excited that my boi is coming, he hasn't been to a festival in 5 or 6 years. I hope the weather is perfect as predicted, so he isn't scarred by nature ;)

Rejoining at Poulsbo Athletic was painless, they just billed me for the rest of June. :) I made it there 3 times this week, plus Tuesday aquacize. I'm getting used to my new schedule. I still loves my scooter. I rode all last week to the old building, and this week to the new place. I can still make the 3:45 boat home if I leave work by three, so that rocks. I'm just loading on the back instead of the front. (motorcycles get preferred loading, so there's always room for us :) )

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this n that

Jun. 8th, 2006 | 08:56 am

Oops, haven't updated in a while.

I ended up getting Gordon's stomach flu early Friday morning. Yucko. The bug set off a migrane, my first in a couple years, that lasted about 48 hours. But by Sunday I was right as rain.

Last Thursday I blew my front bike tire again on the way to the ferry, so this week I've been scootering all week. I was really nervous about getting her up on the stand on the boat, because of the slippery metal floor. Gordon came to the rescue though, and attached a strap to the underside of my seat to give me some much needed leverage. It's still an effort to haul it up, but it's reliably doable now. :D Viva the strap!

Sunday I'm going down to the gym to get us signed up. I'm really excited to have all that equipment to use again. This week I've been walking the dog on my off pool nights to try and keep moving while I'm not biking. I feel so twitchy if I don't get at least an hour of exercise in every day.

I'm starting to pack up my office a little, my department (all two of us, teehee) move to the new building on Monday. I still need to print out directions and do a practice run.

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