Monday, November 17, 2008

Pst....i have a secret

Boo is knitting. Not only that, he announced it to his guy friends last night and bragged about it. He has nervous hands when he watches movies. They need something to do instead of picking cuticles so now they knit. He's been doing darn well too... Lots of mistakes last night when he worked on it..perhaps he's hitting that "this project isn't done yet" point but he has about 6 inches of fingerless mit done. Oh yeah, and I started him off on a sport weight project....i'm a little cruel...I could have given him bulkier yarn but i had the yarn and it fit the look of the cousin he is knitting for.
He asked me if i wanted to knit for his family for Xmas and I said no, you can. Personally I've knit 5 projects for his family and aside from a day of one cousin using her fetchings I have not gotten positive reviews.. This cousin he is knitting for seems to be more into it. She checks out my fingerless gloves each time I go there as well as the fetchings I gave the other cousin and just whatever I'm knitting when I'm up there.
So yeah, I've got a knitting buddy. It impedes on my knitting a bit when I have to stop for "fuck, i messed up" moment but hey, i can deal, its still faster than if i had to knit it, to get him to knit for me!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Well poo

So lately I'm seeming to pretty much not being what people want/expect of me in friends, family and work. Not really sure what to do about it. Probably one thing would be use the phone but as of late most words that come out of my mouth are dumb. And the phone is my phobia. If you know me, you know that. When I get nervous i made stupid jokes that make no sense. Its been happening a lot, like multiple times a day. Not sure what the deal is. I know some of is what others are expecting of me ain't gonna happen or is just getting extreme. Work has gone extreme and I'm missing deadlines left and right but they are deadlines that just aren't feasible. I think the boss is having issues on his own and things are getting away from him and its trickling down. Mom calling daily, extreme, and politely telling her to back off has not worked so now after being blunt to her she is pissed off, but dude, I don't need to hear about your bowels, at all, ever, period. And we know my house gets super disrupting with the phone and the barking dog so calling for your every stray thought does stress me out....
Mom has taught me nothing is ever wrong we just need more meds.. hence, all she talks to me is med stuff and nothing we can solve ourselves. Ha! So it does cross my mind upping my meds even if her view is pure crap. But maybe my issues are just part of life. Disappointing people is part of life, losing people, part of life. It ain't going to be fun. I'm just not faking the bacon much these days and I need to. I don't seem to get it going to get all worked up on things that have happened before. Buby getting dehydrated and having to go to the hospital happens every few months. So when I get an email from mom about it, I should have called. But I didn't. what can I say. What can I say that will help or hasn't been said before. I just don't know.
I guess its about communicating. I can't seem to communicate worth a damn and I can't communicate what I've said before. And in all the situations I just feel like a nag. I'm out of answers or the right things to say and I'm not sure how to fix it or if i have the ability to.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

If you like pina coladas...

Imagine silent streets in a brightly colored mexico. Out of the blue you hear a bull horn playing "Charge" like you are at a football game. That would be our honeymoon. About every few minutes at that. The way they advertise in Ajijic, Mexico. The circus was in town so there were trucks driving around with animals deafening them as they play "charge" and then advertise. Poor animals, I hope the tigers ate someone. Needless to say between that and the roosters next door to the house we were staying at I needed some ear plugs. I was plenty attractive as I slept each night. I didn't sleep very well at all between that and my ambien not working.
The town itself was really beautiful once we got adjusted to our location. We had about a 15 minute walk to the center of town where we ate most days. The roads was so stoney they made Philly roads look smooth (still cobblestone roads in parts of it) It took a little adjusting to walking it but hey, no weight gain with all the eating we were doing.
The food was really great. Our favorite discovery was Argentinian steak. Good lord it was great. I may be disappointed in all other steaks for the rest of my life.
We spent much of our time laying about in the house reading and playing video games and of course, me knitting. It wasn't a hot sandy place like the coasts of mexico so we didn't lay out or anything. I spent a few mornings in the back yard which was maybe a 15 by 15 square with walls to the 2nd floor.

We went hiking once while there. The "mild" hike was no mild. We ended up scaling some 4 foot rocks and walking on the edge of path where we could have dropped to our deaths. On our way back we met Ruben a very drunk man who told us how much he loved bruce lee and did a facial impression of an asian..oy. He was friendly at least and didn't mug us... because we were concerned.

Highlights of the trip include:
1. The hike

2. Having waffles with bananas and real whipped cream most mornings
3. The eyes of the german mut we saw everyday and getting some puppy love from a pure german shephard puppy one day.

4. The cookies we kept eatting, vanilla cookie and chocolate creme. Sorta like an oreo but different makings.
5. Argentinian steak.
6. Sunset on Chapala Lake
7. The colors and designs on architecture in the town as well as all the plant material. We also loved the brick ceilings and the stylize sewer covers.

8. Talking Judiasm with a shop owern (Aijic has a synanagogue that has 100 families in it)
9. Watching the tons of expats throughout Aijic. They even had a obama rally which was...interesting.

10. Spanish coffee.. liquor, coffee, whipped cream.. yum yum yum.
And that's the end of my honeymoon post. I like to end my posts with more of a "eh" ending, i suppose, versus that last funny line.. anotherwords I have no clever ending.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Election Day

I'd say I'm not a patriotic person. I pretty much stand on the "we won't ever been 100% happy with anyone" box. I'm never hugely passionate about anyone or anything in general. I'm not a fan of Cleatus running the country right now but I have to say, I'm feeling sappy today. I'm all emotional over the campaign and how much people have really gotten in it. Perhaps its my age and I can't remember previous elections that well but it seems like is a huge feeling of uplift going on and thats awesome. No one will be perfect but its does seem like we are really feeling a lot of positive energy. Hell, I keep feeling every song on the radio is played to get us moving about the election. I'm telling you, total sap. And i screams a woohoo as gas is 1.99 across from my work. Tomorrow probably will go up 50 cents but it was nice to see.
Below are some pics on my ride down my road going back to work after voting. Yeah, i'm even wearing red, white and blue today right down to my underoos.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Wedding was - Awesome.
My dr
ess - Awesome
The ce
remony - Awesome.
Partially falling out of the whale - awesome.
The lack of pictures from the photographer of the ceremony - not awesome. We needed more than one photographer. Frankly viewing some of the STLer twitter gals shots I'm a bit jealous. I really liked the guys photos of others but not as much of our wedding. I looked bored or serious in most of the photos... :(
Back to the awesome.

My girls and boys - Awesome.
My temper well, not so awesome, i tried to not be bri
dezilla but with our parents we often had to tell them to shut up and pay attention.
What details to share.. I danced like the hood rat I pretend to be on the floor. The recept
ion had a few faults but what can you do, seating wasn't right...Too much table in some areas, too little elsewhere.
So without fu
rther adeu i give you the speech performed the the awesome Preppydude and some supplimental photos. You can view our sets of photos not by the photographer here:

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you tonight as we celebrate the union of Crafty and Crap and Boo. In the years they have know each other, their love has grown and matured, and now they have decided to commit themselves to each other as husband and wife.

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, dates back to the tent-dwelling Jewish nomadic days in the desert. Historically, Jewish wedding ceremonies were held outdoors, and the huppah created an intimate, sanctified space. Crafty and Crap and Boo choose to fashion their chuppah out of bamboo, a traditional Chinese symbol for strength, grace, and longevity.

We come together now, not to mark the start of a relationship but to recognize a bond that already exists. C&C and Boo met at Washington university 9 years ago. Though the class project that brought them together wasn't exactly an academic success - the relationship that bloomed from that time has certainly passed the test.

Their common artistic pursuits are a part of their basic compatibility. Which is especially noteworthy considering their fondness for foot apparel, their love of foods, and their obsession for the color orange. I have to admit that I have enjoyed hearing of their adventures as world travelers and I'm sure tonight's ceremony will be just one more chapter in their amazing journey together.

The promises they are now making to each another are promises of commitment and devotion, companionship and friendship. They are entering into a lifelong partnership in which they will share all their hopes, dreams, ambitions, successes, and yes, sometimes
disappointments and sorrows.

This sharing is not at the expense of their personal individuality;rather, it is their uniqueness that enhances the strength of their common bond. Marriage is a celebration of love.

To you, Crafty and Crap, and to you, Boo, I would say happiness in marriage doesn't just happen. A good marriage must be created, nurtured, and worked at. In marriage, little things are big things. Marriage is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, "I love you" It is not taking each other for granted. It's a hug sent over the phone lines when you're apart. The courtship shouldn't end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years together. A solid marriage is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives; it is you two standing together facing the world and all it offers. It is also forming a circle of love around you that gathers in family and friends. Marriage is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in a spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It's a continuously open dialog. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is sharing in all things. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. Marriage certainly is finding room for things of the spirit. It is establishing a relationship in which; the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual, and the obligations are reciprocal. Perhaps most important, marriage is not simply marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.

Today's celebration is the outward sign of a sacred and inward commitment.

Crafty and Crap and Boo, will you now face each other, and hold hands?

Boo, do you promise to encourage C&C, to stand by her side. To share laughter during the good times and stand strong through the bad. To dry her tears when necessary and offer a kind word when needed. To share all you have to offer. Do you come with love and without reservation to join together with this woman in marriage?

Crafty and Crap, do you promise to encourage Boo, to stand by his side. To share laughter during the good times and stand strong through the bad. To offer a kind word when needed. To share all you have to offer. Do you come with love and without reservation to join together with this man in marriage?

These rings symbolize your union. An unbroken circle of love. May they be a true symbol of the love of the one who gives it, and the one who wears it.

(pause to give rings)

Boo, slide this ring onto Crafty and Crap's finger and repeat after me, "You are my life, my love, my best friend , may this be a reminder of my love and commitment, with this ring I thee wed;

C&C, slide this ring onto Boo's finger and repeat after me, " You are my life, my love, my best friend , may this be a reminder of my love and commitment, with this ring I thee wed;

The breaking of the glass is a representation of the fragility of human relationships; and a reminder that marriage changes the lives of individuals forever. It's also the official signal to shout, "Mazel Tov!"

May these two find true happiness in their matrimony. I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.