Monday, August 31, 2009

Sock Troubles

Last week, I decided to take some time for myself and hit up a local knitting shop (something I've been dying to do since I got my first paycheck). The closest shop to me is the Kirkwood Knittery, so I grabbed my wallet and drove on over, telling myself that I would only buy yarn for Christmas projects right now. I follow a few knitting blogs and most of those knitters waited until the last minute to get their knitting done last Christmas, so I decided that I would not back myself into that kind of pickle. I went in and only allowed myself to buy 4 skeins of yarn and after a nice conversation with one of the employees, I was invited to come back for their Thursday knitting night from 7-9. I had every intention to go back for the knitting night, but then I ended up falling asleep after dinner, so to make up for it, I knitted for the rest of the night...and got no where.
I had decided to try my hand at making a pair of socks; I've been wanting to since January and just haven't gotten around to it, so last Thursday was my night. I got pretty far and was just about to make the heel of the sock when everything fell apart. I had double pointed needles going every which way, some parts of the sock growing in size when others just stayed the small size they were and then it was over. I set down the failed attempt at a sock and walked away. Now I have to rip it all apart and start over or just leave the ruined project where I left it. But the latter is not me, so I'll be starting that project over again shortly and HOPEFULLY I'll have new socks to show for it sooner than later.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Does it boggle anyone else's mind when people are smoking while they're on a morning walk or jog? Or people who would rather go to court than pay $250 for a service they signed a contract for?

I think working in customer service is making me find the worst in people...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Things that make me madder than a March Hare.

1.) People with a disposable income who bitch about losing $20 for something STUPID. If you set up an appt. with the doctor, dentist, and most any other place that takes appointments, you get charged for not showing up. The fee is usually no more than $20 or $25 (depending on where you live/go/etc.). So don't pull up in your brand new BMW wearing a Gucci watch and looking like you just got done golfing and bitch to ME about how you don't want to get charged $20. Seriously? Shut up.

2.) Creepy people that don't listen. You know those creepy people that don't take a hint when you don't want them to be around. Why must you be creepy and socially awkward?

3.) Child "harnesses" AKA: leashes. I know it's an easy way to keep your kids in line, in fact it's really not a bad idea. But having the attachment to your child look like a monkey and the leash look like a monkey tail?; there's just something wrong with that.

4.) PETA. I'm all for animals being treated properly (ie: not abused or neglected) but total animal liberation? Give me a break. Animals are NOT people. A dog should sleep on the floor. A cat should catch mice. Animals do not need to be carried around in Prada handbags and get pedicures. Find a more important issue. I dunno, maybe something like, getting medical help for people with AIDS in Africa? Or help build schools in Haiti?

5.) Ticks. You're ugly, you carry Lyme Disease, you hide in pet fur, and you make my skin crawl. Why don't you become distinct already?

6.) Fat people suing fast food restuarants for making them obese. It's your stupid fault for eating their food. They don't force it down your throat; you willingly purchase their discusting food. Take some responsiblity and quit looking for an easy way out.

7.) The Man. He always finds a way to sick it to ya.

8.) The banning of Prop 8. The solution to our economic problem is solved with this simple video (AND it's a musical!!!).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wedding Season

Hello everyone!

Last weekend I had the privilege of exploring the town of Bakersfield, CA while attending Aaron's brother's wedding. It was a lovely little ceremony and a HOT town. Not "omg, that's so hott," kinda hot; more like "holy sh*t, my clothes are soaking wet and it's only 9am", kinda hot. Even the ice cream INSIDE at Baskin Robbins was melted a little. Yeah. But aside from the intense heat, the weekend was fun and very laid back.

Here's Aaron and I after the wedding. I'd like to point out that I was the ONLY person wearing yellow at the wedding and the reception :)

Here's the couple at the beginning of the wedding. Since Gloria, the bride, is Mexican and Catholic, the wedding had a few interesting differences from the hum-drum typical weddings. Not only do the bride and groom exchange rings, but the bride's parents give coins to groom who takes the coins as a sign of his monetary responsibilities in the marriage. He is to provide for their household and she, in return, accepts the coins and her responsibility to manage the and take care of the household. Then, the bride's grandparents took a rope and lasso'ed it around the bride and groom, displaying how they are "tied together" or connected for life (I think). What eye opening experience.

Here is Aaron's grandma and his Aunt Tammy. Before last weekend, Aaron's grandmother had never painted her fingernails or toenails, she had never had her hair done and she had never had her eyebrows waxed. Well, that all changed last weekend and here is Grandma Betty is all her beauty and glory (Aaron's sister and I did her make-up!) She's a new woman!

Here's a really awesome shot of Phoenix, AZ from the airport. My plane took off an hour late so I got to see a beautiful sunset over the city and got to capture some of it on camera for you.

Oh and by the way, I had a hair catastrophe right before the the wedding. I was attempting to dye my back to its normal color of brown but it turned out red. RED. So, of course, I freaked out and had to go get some profressional help from Salon Dacota and this how my hair turned out :)

All-in-all, it was a good weekend, a good wedding, good people, good times. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. To everyone traveling (LUCKY), be safe and take lots of pictures! Until next time...