List Day!

  • When I screw up my initials (for logging) it comes out 0hh.

  • I started my other mitt.

  • I'll turn the moon into what I'll call a "death star"...

  • There was three cars at the bar this morning.

  • I gained two pounds.

  • Fran was attacking the TP last night. Evil cat.

  • Supernatural fans should check out the Dean thread on Ravelry.

  • Today, I'm removing OT from schedules; so next week I can be bitched about.

  • Yesterday I completed two mitts.

  • I keep meaning to change the music; but I haven't yet.

  • Two more hours of my day left.

  • Oh yea, gotta love it when they say, move X. I do. Two hours later it's Oh sorry, he's not moving. After the work is done.

  • I feel old today.

  • They're trying to make me crazy.

  • Better reason to call in: I'm going to be late because I was pulled over because I have one headlight.

  • Before I leave today, I'll need to reset my password.

  • The spelling of your last name is optional if a) its an easy name or b) you can't spell it yourself.

  • I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it's already 2009 (close enough).

  • I wonder if they'd notice if I left now.

  • The Gnome is trying to get me to knit him a chullo for his kids.

  • Dude, seriously? Not after the implied weight gain question.

  • Yes, I am petty.

  • I missed my 3 year blogaversery; it was December 22nd.

  • Perky's birthday was the 22nd as well.

  • I'm almost at 500 (486 to be exact) posts.

  • Hey, this year is over, that means I can go back to dates as titles.

  • Oops, forgot to reset the password.

  • Have a safe New Year...

Pictures of Presents



That's right, if for some reason Grilltech and I break up... the garage door comes with me. (We won't talk about the harddrives (me) and monitors (him).)

Great shirt from MIL!!

More socks for me:

Short but Sweet

Today seems to be going fairly well. I finished my mitt and will start the second one today. It's a bit strange getting used to typing with a mitt on. But my hand is very warm; which is a good thing because it is very cold around here most of the time.

I brought one of the Christmas presents to work. I'll admit to loving it almost as much as Grilltech. It's warm, which does make me a little more pleasant to be around.

Today the garage door man will be swinging by the to look at replacing ours. Merry Christmas to me!! Grilltech got a new furnace; I'm getting a new garage door.


And now for something completely different: (Copied from Samurai Knitter)

    The meme: Go to your Pictures folder, go to the sixth folder in there, and then find the sixth photo. Post it, and offer an explanation if needed.

I only had four pictures in the six folder, so I used the forth picture. It's a barn that's on the way to Dad's house.

Because I'm a Lemming....

We're back and safe.

And now for something completely different: (Thanks Red)

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

List Day!

  • I've discovered the secret to making the computer move faster: knit!!

  • It's almost a game. If my knitting is in hand, the database screams.

  • The second it's out of my hands, it slows down just enough to make me snarl at it.

  • We've got a long snowy drive ahead of us tomorrow.

  • I decided I was going to knit one more thing for Christmas.

  • It might get done, it's small.

  • I'm trying to decide what to take with me on the trip. The sock; the mitt; and the sweater.

  • I could finish two of the projects. Maybe I should only bring the sweater.

  • Have I mentioned how I've grown to loath the sweater?!

  • The cow-orkers have moved back into the bay. Now they can annoy me even faster.

  • I'm sure, them watching me knit doesn't help their attitude either.

  • Fuck'em. I mean, they should go practice safe sex.

  • I've been bad. I've been eating crack crap-food cookies.

  • Maybe I should knit more; it would make me forget the cookies.

  • And please don't tell the sweater what I said. It'll take FOREVER to get done.

  • I've got ten minutes of my day left.

  • Oh-please-oh-please-oh-please make it go faster.

  • Oops, I forgot to publish. Oh well.

  • It's time to change the music on the PDA.

  • Sweetie, if you're going to wear a swimming suit to work out in... please take a few mintues and shave your legs.

  • I'm off to the store.

  • Good night.

  • Merry Christmas.

  • ....and be safe.


At work, I spearheaded the Twelve Days of Cookies. People are complaining they're gaining weight, as they stuff their faces with cookies. I smile and say (after this morning weight check) I've lost five. Neighbor was growling; I wasn't eating the cookies because they were on the other side of him. DUH!! Out of sight, out of mind.

We have a new heater. The house is warm!!

Oh yea.... Amy, Christmas cards are mailed and so are presents!!! Does this mean I've won?

List Day!

  • I have to keep reminding myself; screaming at the computer won't help.

  • It's so cold here, the house isn't warm at all.

  • Oh wait, the heater is acting up again.

  • Finished the heel on my sock today.

  • When I finish these socks, I'll be making myself a pair of mitts.

  • Watched all of season 3 of Supernatural. My chief complaint? No balance. Started season 4; balance showed up.

  • Hey is that your wedding ring you're wearing on your chain? Yea, it doesn't fit any more. How much bigger does it need to be resized?

  • Comments like that is why I refer to him as the Gnome.

  • Perky called to try to get out of going to the gym because it's snowing!

  • I told her to suck it up and bring my gym bag.

  • I suppose a better argument should have been, it's warm at the gym.

  • Ladies, I'm trying to work; go cluck some place else.

  • I've got to make a pumpkin cheese cake for tomorrow's knit and eat.

  • I'm able to post when I send it to the right e-mail address.

  • Came home to heat and instead of 4K for a new heater, it's only 1.7K.

  • We're waiting for the bank to call us back.

  • I've decided not to make the cheesecake.

  • Yes, I am being a stressed slacker.

When it rains, it pours....

The (bleep, bleeping, bleep) heater is out again. It's a balmy 58.1 degrees in the house...

1000 Words

D's Buffalo Socks

View from the front porch

Dad's Mountain Man Hat

A Day

GAAAHHHHHHH!!! I think I deleted the e-mail which had my post in it.

Not a list...

Quotes from various places:

  • I was pulled over for speeding, so I'm going to be late.

  • Civil disobedience will not be tolerated.

  • Why is this fucking thing doing this?

  • Are you located at Y? Good, I hate X....

  • Picture a knitter pulling out only a needle instead of the whole sock: NOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Oh man, I peed on my shirt.

  • BTW, you put your favorite author as Amy Lane.

  • Oh Jane? She's in the car wearing a blindfold.

I don't claim to understand, I just report what is heard.

Full of Grace and Elegance

Today walking into the gym, I twisted my ankle. Yea, I'm a dorkfish.

Quick Shot

This weekend, I finished D's socks for her birthday - which was in October. I also frogged Grilltech's maze sock, so I could start it again. The cuff is done; getting ready to start the maze again. I've started another pair of socks for me, 68 stitches instead of 72. Hopefully they'll be a bit tighter.

I spent Saturday and Sunday teaching Granddaughter-who-isn't how to knit. By the end of the weekend, she had the hang of it.

List Day - Double Shot!

  • Slow typists shouldn't send me a greeting; they should come up with the problem they want cleared up first thing.

  • Dude, you're going to call back in an hour sick. Why make me do twice as much work?

  • Its winter, everyone (okay me and three others, maybe more) are wanting to eat everything in sight.

  • Low talkers and mumbles annoy the heck out of me.

  • On the plus side it's FRIDAY!

  • Next weekend is the Geminid Meteors and a full moon.

  • Honestly, I can't think of a damn thing I want for Christmas.

  • And I haven't even begun to think about what I'm getting Grilltech for Christmas either.

  • Hey I removed an event you put on for me, is that okay? Hmmm NO!!!

  • Nothing more entertaining then accidentally locking your computer while in the middle of something.

  • The bracelet that I thought was sterling, isn't.

  • Today's headache rates about 6.3 magnitude.

  • The Gnome was told he needs to double check time zones before committing to something.

  • Then a cow-orker was complaining about the same thing; and I got pulled into the conference.

  • Today's headache now rates about 9.3 magnitude.

  • New routine at the gym today. It's not as bad.

  • At the gym, really liked my purple handmade socks. I gave her the name of the LYS for classes.

List Day!

  • Seems to be the week of letter writing. Yesterday's letter to the Hummer driver and one to a cow- orker saying you're right.

  • I got six bucks out of the change machine, instead of five.

  • A 7.2 magnitude headache is brewing.

  • My hands are freezing.

  • Yesterday Perky and I did the hated routine. Each exercise four times before moving on. I wished thought I was going to die by the end of the whole thing.

  • Watched Chuck and Heroes last night. Wow.

  • It takes forever if I forget and tell it to authorize with everyone highlighted, instead of the one I needed.
  • The expected displacements have currently ceased.

  • But that doesn't mean it's done, just done for now.

  • I've been wearing Ice Queen to work. It's amazingly warm.

  • Yea, the list is pretty thin today.

An Open Letter

To the Driver of the Yellow Hummer:

Today is my lucky day. Why? Because when the light turned green, I was still talking to Grilltech and five seconds had passed before I realized it was our turn. By then, you was already in the middle of the intersection. You would have nailed us. I shudder to think of the damage your high centered vechile would have done.

Next time, you might not be so lucky. So, please - please - hang up the fucking cell phone when you drive. Because next time, I might not being talking to Grilltech. Next time, well…


It has begun....

I finished darning a set of Grilltech's socks. The other pair, the second one was a lost cause so they got tossed. He's now complaining he's having to wear regular socks one day a week. I'm working on a sock; but not for him. I think he'll live for a while.

Sunday we were walking through the meglomart and I found Supernatural season 1 and 2 for $14.98 each. Needless to say, I snatched them up. I was a bit bummed I wasn't able to find season 3; but I might get lucky.

Wow, my department had two people displaced today. Thankfully I wasn't one of them. The Gnome pulled me aside and said the displacements are done for today. Does that mean I have to worry the rest of the week?