Thursday, April 21, 2005


my graduation present is this weekend. Eli set up a whole romantic weekend in chicago, complete with cubby's game. He even said the magic words, "save room in your suitcase for shopping!" whoo hoo! I haven't been shopping in forever. I haven't had a chance to do much knitting, too much school stuff going on. One of the cool things about studying to be a molecular scientist is that you get to test your DNA for common mutations. So far I have 2! Some people never find any. The odds are low that Eli is a carrier for the same mutations. I might check him though just for kicks. If he is a carrier than we have a 50% chance of having an affected child (a little genetics for ya)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

fix my blog!

What did I do now? if anyone reads this and knows how to fix it, can you tell me please? Everything on my sidebar is at the bottom.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

interview questions

1. Over in your sidebar you have one project on the needles. Do you really have only one? Seriously? Aren't you addicted yet?
No, that's a lie. It took me so long to do just the one picture. I'm not exactly HTML savvy. I have 3 projects. The tasha bag, wavy scarf (from recycled sweater), and a collar that will have buttons (a new skill). The collar is also being made out of my recycled sweater.

2. What inspired you to start a blog? Now that you've been at it for a few months, are you settling in, or is it still hard to find your blog voice? Is it taking over your life yet?
I felt like my last year of school has hindered any creativity I might have had. It was very intensive. Now that I'm in the home stretch it's a little easier. You brain has a use it or lose it policy. I'm trying to "build back up" my creative side. As a side note, do you know that if you lose a finger that your brain will attribute that portion of your brain that controlled that finger to your other fingers? Your brain is very efficient. At first I felt really silly blogging. Who would actually read it? I have definitely caught the bug. I love reading other peoples blogs. Now that I've seen what can be done with a free blog site, I've started to make mine more my own. I haven't quite decided what makes the cut into my blog yet. Right now just about everything does. It's probably going to be current events and the stupid ass things I do.

3. Who gave you that Christmas present sweater you unraveled? Aren't you afraid that person might find out?
My step-aunt gave me the sweater. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was a regift. The sweater was too large for me and definitely from the Misses department. If the wavy scarf turns out well it will be her Christmas present. I think she will be pleased.
4. I know someone who went down to Weight Watchers and told them that she had signed up as a member online and just wanted to buy a copy of the book, just so that she could get the book without having to join and pay for a membership. Would you do anything this dishonest? Had you thought of it already?

Thought of it? I've done it. I didn't do the same scenario though. I knew someone in Weight Watchers and she offered to pick me up a book. Knowing what to eat is not my problem. I've taken several nutrition courses in college. I know what to eat and what not to eat. I can do all the calculations. My problem is that I don't have will power. I could buy all the diet books on the top 10 sellers list and it still wouldn't make a difference. I need someone to hold me responsible. I think that traditional Weight Watchers is for people like me. I just can't afford to go.

5. Is it true that Kansas is flatter than a pancake? Do people make jokes to you all the time about not being in Kansas anymore, and does it drive you nuts? Which band would you rather listen to, Kansas or Toto?
It depends on what part of Kansas you are in. The western side is truly flat. The eastern side is more like Missouri. Ask anyone who has had to walk up the hill at KU-Lawrence and they will tell you that it is definitely not flat. They built the college on a hill (thanks guys). My boyfriend and I discussed it. Toto, Africa all the way. Dust in the wind has its merit but Africa is better.

ten minutes later....

In hindsight, it's not a good idea to attach a non-declawed cat to your body. You are one loud noise away from injury. It definitely needs a safety release.

arm upperarm

Friday, April 08, 2005

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. (dorothy parker)

I knew she'd love it. I'm suppose to be taking not 1 but 2 tests right now.


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I wonder....


I think SoHo would dig a cat carrier. I'm thinking more of the hammock kind.

If you want to see the whole cartoon just click on it.

What the???

I thought I might have drama over my Terry Schiavo post. No such drama developed. I'm being harrassed by 17-20 year old girls because I messaged one of my male friends. It's so funny that these girls are jealous. He isn't dating any of them. I haven't had this kind of drama since I was 19 or so. It cracks me up. I wouldn't doubt it if they "followed" me here. I swear I'm putting restrictions on my kids websurfing when I have them.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Link: A clearly stated article addressing Terry Schiavo's condition

As a somewhat educated person in Neurology, I have to comment on this case. I'm seeing lots of religious leaders and lawyers but what I'm not seeing much of is neurologists. I think that it is safe to say that the people that are upset about this case are not upset about the legal process but are upset because they think that the court ruled to kill a person that has self awareness. If I were not to have the education that I do, I'm sure that I would feel the same way. The images that are posted everywhere of Terry and her mother stir emotion. The pictures do not tell the whole truth. If you are a supporter of keeping Terry alive, I ask that you read this article. The author of this article explains Terry's condition a lot better than I could. Don't worry, it's not a bunch of technical jargon.

Oh my puny muscles!

I think I'm going to have to make this a weight loss blog too. I went to the doctor the other day for the dreaded annual. They weighed me and I weigh 12 pounds over the weight I swore I'd never reach. Damn it! I even rechecked at home. Not good news. So, I ate the weight watcher's meal at applebees today and went to 24 hour fitness for my first workout in a LONG time. Even if I'm not having a traditional wedding, I can't get married at this weight. I need something to hold me responsible. Since I can't afford weight watchers (student budget) I'll have to go solo.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

You Belong in 1967


If you scored...

1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

OK, minus the drugs, it's pretty accurate. Drug use has plagued my family, I refuse to let it get ahold of me.