Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nope, I wasn't there...

48 Things You Could Care Less About

1. FIRST NAME? Chelsea

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Chelsea Brown. She was a sort of extra on laugh-in. My mom saw her name in the credits and liked it.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? This morning. I don't want to talk about it right now.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Mostly.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Pastrami. With swiss on rye but withOUT saurkraut.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes.

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? I have like eleventy of them. It's ridiculous.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Heart to Heart by Kashi or Fruity Pebbles.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Only in my mind.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Anything with chocolate and bits of chocolate or nuts and caramel and any other rich stuff.

14. SHOE SIZE? 9.5 to 10.

5. RED OR PINK? Used to always say red, but turns out I look kinda cute in pink. So now I'm not sure.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I don't really want to talk about that either.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My youthful idealism.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Everyone? That's too many people, how about just You. You I want to send it back.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Jeans, killer leopard print 4 inch heels and a black button down shirt.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Granola/fruit bar

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covering Jolene.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Magenta.

23. FAVORITE SMELL? I'll take the fifth here. Heh. And also fresh bread.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Chris.

25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Eyes. Sense of humor. Arms.

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? Of course. Hi, Carrie!

27. FAVORITE DRINK? Lately? Gin.

28. FAVORITE SPORT? Running (to do). MotoGP (to watch).

29. EYE COLOR? Hazel.

30. HAT SIZE? hm. I haven't the faintest idea.

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes.

32. FAVORITE FOOD? As if I could pick one... Shrimp, avocado, pot pie, mushrooms in anything, my mom's roast, sweet corn, my grandma's potato salad, salmon...mmm OH and asparagus and apples with peanut butter! also (sadly) Frito's chili cheese flavor...

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Pfft. As if there are any happy endings! (Bitter, party of ONE. Your table is ready...)

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall.

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Sigh. Why did I want to fill this out again?

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheese cake. or Ice Cream.

38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? A knitter.

39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? A cougar.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; Move your Stuff Change your Life by Karen Rauch Carter; Galloway's Book of Running by Jeff Galloway.

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE Pad? Kali

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? I didn't watch TV last night. I saw the Asylum Street Spankers at Ruta Maya with a friend.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Live music.

44. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES? Beatles. Totally.

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Rome.

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Picking the wrong guy.

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Portland, OR

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I stole it from Carrie.

(And, despite the moodiness of this meme suggesting otherwise, I'm fine. Except for missing the party in NY.)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Livestrong ride...

We will return to our regularly scheduled knitblog after this brief message.

I know this is a stretch, but I wanted to put it out there. My friend Amy is doing the Livestrong ride next weekend. That's 100 brutal Texas miles of Cancer research and education fundraising.

Amy is the one who told me I could totally do the Danskin Triathlon (and the two races after) and she is doing the half-marathon training with me. She is completely inspirational and a really great friend. (And she is, as of a couple months ago, a new knitter. She is nearing the finish line on her first scarf.)

Amy is only $300 from her fundraising goal.

Can anyone else out there help her (and the Lance Armstrong Foundation) out?

Amy's fundraising link.


There is actual knitting content in there somewhere

This weekend was all about the music... Not unlike the ACL weekend, but more expensive.

Friday was the Reverend Horton Heat with HorrorPops opening. (He did all my faves including: 400 Bucks, Bales of Cocaine, and Wiggle Stick. WOO!)


[The blurry red dot is the Rev hisself, and to the right, the blur with the upright is good ole Jimbo.]

There were some post-show shenanigans...


[Don't worry, she's CSI in the daytime]

Saturday I ran FIVE miles with my half-marathon training group. FIVE!! And I even lived!

That night, Jill Sobule opened up for one of my all-time-ever faves... CYNDI LAUPER. (I got the best shirt, and totally reminisced about the last time I saw her... Which was in the eighth grade--TWENTY YEARS AGO. Hold on, I feel a little woozy.)


[She is just so cute. And damn can that girl belt it OUT.]


[We are reliving the 80s in our minds]

On Sunday, I decided to check out all the feedback and advice you guys gave me on the Mom Scarf. And so, when in doubt...


[The beginning of my Diamonique shell... One good thing about Texas, the shell knitting ain't over til I SAY it's over.]

Sunday night... DJ Shadow in da HOWWWWWSE. (Lateef the Truth Speaker opened, but we missed most of his set.)


[DJs always have the best visuals.]


[BBE snapped this one while I muscled my way to first in line for the signing.]


[Here he is signing my show shwag...]


[...and signing someone else's shwag.]

And that brings us to today... And {yawn} I gotta say, I could go for a nap.

I will be out of town most of the rest of this week, taking a work class and visiting my family in Arizona. There will of course be some knitting, some live music, and hopefully many many pictures of darling nephews to share when I get back.