Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Could it be?

Could I have been TAGGED?


It's true. For the first time in this blog's history, I have been included in a wacky internet meme. Thanks, knitting blogring neighbor!

The rules of the game are that I must reveal 7 random facts about myself. I then need to tag 7 others & list their names on my blog. I also have to leave those I tagged a note in their blog comments letting them know they have been tagged & to direct them to read my blog for the rules of the game.

  1. I have been a vegetarian since high school. I am not a preachy vegetarian- I don't care what you eat as long as you don't care what I eat. If, however, you try to convince/coerce me to eat meat or deride me for my decision, then I will preach at you at every opportunity. But I do not mind a meaty joke now and then. :)
  2. I have played all of the Pokemon games for the Gameboy. As an adult. And I did collect them all, thank you very much. It should be noted, though, that all of this predates my relationship with my husband (which puts it in early adulthood, but still).
  3. I voted for Nader in the 2000 election. I was so naive. :) I don't regret it- Gore still carried my state with a wider margin than the votes cast for Nader.
  4. I am returning to school in August for graduate work in linguistics, but it is my secret dream to be a wedding photographer.
  5. I graduated at the top of my high school class. And I graduated from University of Michigan with highest distinction. And I got perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE verbal tests. School is the one thing I have always been really good at.
  6. I have never, ever been able to do even a single pull up. Phys ed is something I have always sucked at. (#5 + #6 + love of Star Trek = dork)
  7. I bought a letterpress last month, but damned if I have a clue how it works.
I elect to tag the following peeps:

Erin- my knitting blogring neighbor on the other side (hi!)

And that's all you get.

Pretty weeds

Monday, May 21, 2007

Color + Light

The rides have been pulled down and the carnies have fled. But this is what St. Sebastian's parking lot looked like on Saturday night:

St. Sebastian's Festival

St. Sebastian's Festival

St. Sebastian's Festival

More are available here. Tracy and I walked around and took pictures. We splurged on an elephant ear that has effectively fucked up my digestion in a way I haven't experienced in a while. But at least the pictures turned out- my little point and shoot is doing the trick for now, but dreams of a real camera have been shelved for the moment. Vandal had a digestion problem that effectively fucked up the money I had potentially saved toward my new toy. But at least I know that $120 means that blood coming out of a puppy is not always the end of the world (but man, did it feel like it at the time!).

To cheer myself up, I poked around at yarn on the Internets. And I found this:

rohrspatz & wollmeise wishlist

This is the most gorgeous yarn I have ever seen. It makes STR and Lorna's look a little, well, bland to me. This is what I think of when I think of vibrant. This is the beginning of an addiction.

This is what I want for my birthday.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Good boy, Carson

Good boy, Carson

Carson passed away yesterday, on my aunt's birthday. She had to put him down because his health had deteriorated and he was suffering.

He was a good boy. Early in his life, he would bark incessantly at men (I remember a weekend my parents were dogsitting, and my dad just decided not to be around the house after listening for a couple of hours), but as he aged, whatever abuse of fear from his past faded, and he became affectionate and docile. My grandmother called him Barrymore because of his dignified profile which he showed to everyone (especially if you were petting him).

He was a loyal companion and a gentle pet. When it comes to dogs, that's all that really matters.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I get up early, and I go to bed late.

Such is the life of a woman with not one but TWO puppies.

On the leads
The neighbors are playing Nelly. We HATE Nelly.

But I have had a little progress on the shawl. I don't know if it's going to get done, but there are almost two repeats done, and I'm starting to get the hang of it. I think it's going to get the bejeezus blocked out of it in order to get whatever I get done before the wedding into a shape I can wear.

Moonlight Sonata progress

There has been quite a bit of mail lately, and some of it was Secret Pal related. Thanks, pal!

Thanks, Secret Pal!

Knitter's Balm
This stuff smells so good, and I love the tin! I can't wait to have dry skin.

My second Secret Pal 10 haul
The journal is awesome and totally beats the wadded up yarn list I have tucked in my purse.

Jaeger Trinity
Love the yarn, love the color. I never thought pink would be my color this year!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Just a couple of pictures before I go to bed

I am going to sleep with my knitting tonight. Maybe I'll get some done. :)

In the meantime:


Vandal spies a delicious snack.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Viking and Vandal!


After an 8-hour car ride, Dan and I finally have not one, but two little bundles of fur to call our own. It's already been exhausting, but we're adjusting quickly to the lifestyle of twin toddlers. We love them heart and soul already, and we're so excited for our life with them to really get started. They're settling in and checking things out- which means peeing on the carpet and eating every little particle the vacuum left behind!

Here's some more cuteness:

What's up here?

Viking is getting away!

Tug of war

Complete cute overload available here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Eventful days


Hail on a Tuesday afternoon


What's this?

This just about gives it away.

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I love language. I love knitting. I love photography. I love my husband. I love my daughter. I love my puppies. Reach me at vmachak at gmail dot com.

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Vivienne Beatrix

June 20, 2008
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