Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is pretty much old news though, but last Saturday Alex and I decided we needed to hang out.
It was long overdue (as is this post).

The original plan was:
Go to C-town
Eat at Chili's
Go look at rings at the home of my future engagement ring
Eat frozen yogurt/all around general gorging

Original plan turned into:
Go to... R-town?
Eat at Red Robin--The waiter we had was totally on the same page as Alex and like complete opposite from me. She was ordering and before she even got a chance to say it, he said "no onions" and we were like WOW impressive. You're in her head. Then when I ordered he struck out 3 times. You see, I love onions. and garlic. a LOT. And he apparently thinks that women don't like garlic and onions? I don't know but he did not get me at all. he was pretty much over me by th end of the meal and was new BFFs with Alex. The price I pay for liking "guy food".
Go on a shopping extravaganza
Get slushies at Sonic (I haven't ever been before)

As we drove into R-town, we noticed that all along the sidewalks there were tons of taped off areas and chairs as far as you could see, all through town.
WE finally asked what the heck was going on and I guess it was a pretty famous annual car show.
People literally set up shop along the road to watch, I assume, the old classic beefed up cars roll through.
There were like.. a LOT of people out to watch this.
Not my cup of tea but clearly a lot of other people were down.
The "show" started at 6 pm so we made a mental note to get out of there before then.

Our shopping trip was pretty much a fail, I have to say.
Alex bought belt and we called it a day.
I saw nothing that I even really liked.

We diiiiid however go look at a jewelry store (Fred Meyer or something like that I believe) and I tried on rings for the first time.
It was really, really weird trying on engagement rings.
They're so.. sparky.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty sure my boyfriend has ZERO intention of proposing any time soon.
Like not even in the next couple years if I had to guess.
It was still kinda fun to try them on though.
And I discovered that I don't really like round cuts after all. 
Enlightening, really.

After our fail shopping session and trying on rings, we left for home.
And when I say we left I mean we left the parking lot and got lost for 20 minutes trying to find the freeway.

When we were finally headed home we decided to take a quick detour to Sonic.
I had never been, nor seen, a Sonic before and Alex always talked it up so I had to try it.

When we pulled into Sonic I finally understood wtf was with the commercials.
For those of you, like me, who don't know what a Sonic is, you park your car in like a stall with a menu and you press a button when you're ready to order.
You even pay right there and then the people rollerskate the food out to your car.

So my impression with the Sonic commercial was that they were at a drive through or something and they were sitting there eating in their car and they were just hanging out in the drive-though line?
Or something?
But yeah it finally clicked when I saw the place. 
Well we had been there for like 5 minutes when it clicked actually, sadly.
Don't judge me.

Anyway we had our Mozzarella Sticks and were setting off to drive home.
As we were pulling out of Sonic, Alex switched the radio and the song by some guy named Spose (I think) came on and the first thing we heard was, "I got the swagger of a cripple".
We started dying.
I'm pretty sure its not even that funny but we hadn't heard the song before ("I'm awesome") and some serious hilarity ensued.

So much so that instead of making a right and merging straight onto the freeway, we made a left by mistake and went driving 10 minutes in the wrong direction before we realized we needed to turn around.
Goooood times.

All in all, it was a glorious time even though the mall failed us.
And there wasn't a Chili's in R-town (what kind of backwards place doesn't have a Chili's?)
Here's to another play date soon!

Oh yes, before we left we had a little WWLW dress up session.
We didn't get too many good pictures.. and I don't think we gathered enough.. materials.

Jeggings ho!
I meant to grab a little fluffy frilly skirt to put on over the jeggings but I forgot.
Just picture that as part of the outfit and we have arrived.

Yes.. those are short-alls. And I do mean SHORT-alls.
Naturally I'd wear tights under it.
With heels and a shinier shirt.

and this jacket.
Excuse my face.


PS! It's my lovely mother's birthday today! (Yes, her birthday is on 420 harharharharharrr)
Happy Birthday Mama!♥♥

... even though you don't know I have a blog...
I should probably be kissing her in this picture as its her birthday but this is what I have to work with.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

hi friends...

Hello my homies!
Pardon my absence.

What, you ask, have I been doing instead of blogging?
Well, not only have I been knitting away but we just got a DVR and a free year subscription to Showtime so I have been watching all 3 seasons of The Tudors and everything that I have been recording (Modern Family, Parenthood, Project Runway, Real Housewives, etc).
I've always been bad about sitting down when a show is about to start.
I don't like to HAVE to watch TV at a certain time.
So now I don't! 
I watch it at my leisure.
DVR is a wonderful thing.

Speaking of which, children these days are so spoiled with electronic things. 
Every time I see a child out in public they have a Nintendo DS glued to to their nose as they magically manage to follow their parents through the store or down the street.

(Bahaha. Lightsaber stylus.)

A while ago Jonathan's niece was over watching Spongebob and when it went to commercial, she turned to use and asked us to fast forward.
Sadly we had to inform her that we could not oblige as we did not have a DVR.
Can you imagine being so used to the best electronic devices that you just assume thats just how stuff works?

I'm pretty young so I find it funny that I was actually old enough to remember the first ghetto computers where you had to go to the black screen and type in some crazy commend to start your program.

This was our AMAZING technology.

Can you imagine?
Remember having to rewind your VHS movies?
I remember when we got our first DVD player.
Look how far we've come!
Its really amazing.

Not much has really been going on with my life besides the whole getting-a-DVR thing.

I am officially (I think) not working for my dad because he decided that not only is he not busy enough, but if he does get busy enough he's going to use some scheduling place that does 24 hour service phone service for only like $99 a month.
I mean really that is a good deal I suppose.
It was a disappointment for sure but what can you do.
I had really been planning on having some income as well as some sort of purpose during the day.
I think its silly he bought the DROID for no reason but thats a whole other story.

I've also been kind of trying exercising in the apartment a few times a week as well as make smarter food choices and just to eat thoughtfully.
I would like to go run outside for even like 30 minutes a few days a week but I don't want to be alone and I have a fear of being swiped up off the street and stolen or being molested or something (I'm probably crazy but Jonathan doesn't want me to be out alone either) so I stay inside and try to do stuff.
 Jonathan is a failure and doesn't like to exert himself after working all day so he wont come with me.
And by "exert himself" I mean do anything at all that he doesn't want to (I'm rolling my eyes right now).

Anyway, I'm really trying to be more motivated to do my exercises but its hard to get myself to do it.
I'm really fine with my weight but in the last 2 years with zero physical activity and pretty much sitting in the apartment all day I have started to lose muscle tone and my stomach is getting, shall we say, not firm.
I think its a testament to my good metabolism that I am not a fat ass at this point.

My legs could do with a little working out too.
I am so weak its ridiculous. 
I can only handle like just under 15 seconds of a wall squat before I want to keel over and die.
Its bad man.

That is really all. 
I'll try to write more frequently.
It just seems like my life isn't as amusing as it was a few months ago.

P.S.-I hate my neighbors. I hope they all move.


vanilla joy giveaway...

I'm not having a  giveaway but Vanilla Joy is!

She is giving away some yarn and pom pom makers and it is right up my alley!

Perhaps this is lame to some of you but I am down. Very down.
I could knit me up something wonderful with these!
Go check it out!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

april has arrived...

Howdy April!

Ever since I got my new, amazing, wonderful, knitting needles from Knit Picks I have been knitting up a storm.
These are the things I've been making lately:

1. Snowman dishcloth
Hopefully you can see the snowman in there. Its snowing too!
I was a little inconsistent with my knitting so its a little misshapen, but it's not too bad.
When I was searching for knitting patterns last month, I stumbled upon Kris Knits, a blog by a seriously creative and talented woman.
She has some adorable children and, amongst other things, she features a monthly mystery KAL (knit-along).
She actually designs a pattern (for a dishcloth like above) every month and throughout the month, without telling what the design is, she posts a little bit of the pattern at a time so it's just a bunch of people knitting "together" and trying to figure out what it is exactly.
It was really a victorious moment as I was knitting this one (January's) when I discovered it was a snowman!

2. Long stocking cap
This hat just made me laugh so I decided to make it.
It was my first project with my new needles.
(I totally ran out of brown yarn so I just made it all white at the top)
I'll probably give it to my boyfriend's niece or something.

3. Neck warmer
I found this pattern on the website where I got my needles and thought it was really cute.
I still need to buy a large button to finish it.

Its supposed to look like this when its all finished and on:

4. "Sweet Little Birds"
My mom's best friend loves birds and owns like.. a ton.
So I decided to knit her some (not-so-sweet) birds for her birthday.
I've never knit anything that I had to stuff before so I found this easy pattern and went with it.
If I were being honest with myself, they're kind of bad.
The faces are a little retarded (and crooked) but those beaks are not as easy to make as you'd think!
I know she'll love them and appreciate that I made them though so thats all that matters.

On another note, is it strange to anyone else that Michaels doesn't sell stuffing?
Apparently I got lucky and they for some reason had them for something and they had one bag left on clearance but they don't even stock stuffing.
Seems kind of strange to me but whatev!

This month will/may (hopefully) bring:
Easter (tomorrow!)
My mama's birthday
... us one month closer to the Fair (Yes, my town has a Fair. I think it speaks wonders about my life that I am actually looking forward to it)
Consistent warm, beautiful weather
Continued happiness between me and Jonathan after 3 years of being together and 2 years of living together
Me caught up to the most recent Lost season. I'm on season 2 episode 9 at the moment after only 3 or 4 days. I cannot stop!

Have a happy Easter everyone!