Thursday, November 24, 2005


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
In other news, I'm flying to Chicago tomorrow to spend 24 hours with a really great guy I've recently met on the We have met in person here in SF, and fallen hard. He's moving here in December, but we decided we couldn't wait. A phone conversation, and 40,000 frequent flyer miles later, and I have a flight to Chicago! This is insane, but I'm thrilled! AND, I'll have a four and a half hour flight where I can do nothing BUT KNIT!! Maybe I'll finally finish this great poncho/wrap that I'm making but haven't told you about!
Love to you all this holiday season! Thanks for staying tuned into my relatively boring life!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Really Funny Stuff

Ok, so I happened upon this blog that features really random and hilarious videos from Google Video - this is WORTH bookmarking, but Parental Guidance recommended, and if the boss is watching, turn down your speakers.

Personally, I recommend the Tupac vs. Barney video, and the fat guy singing "My Heart will Go On."

Enjoy! From me to you: Google Video of the Day

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Another great way to waste time at work...

Here's a really groovy way for me to keep tabs on where you all are coming from! I hope you add yourselves and give me a shoutout! Thanks Aunt Purl for the great idea!

Check out our Frappr!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

What do you want from me!?

Crazy Aunt Purl and I have been living parallel lives and trying to eliminate clutter. Like any good and faithful stalker, of course I feel like we're totally alike and that she's writing about ME! I completely related to what she had to say, "I begin to rationalize that the house would never be messy again if only I had more organizational items, like shelves and wooden magazine holders, and I must immediately rush off to Ikea because that is clearly the only solution to the messy house situation." I had just been shopping that day for plastic boxes to keep clothes in that I'll never fit my big fat ass into ever again, but am not prepared for that thought. And then she mentioned the cute little polka dotted cardboard boxes she bought to deal with the clutter - oh yes, I have them too.
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And then, because of course the problem I have with the walk-in closet that I can't walk into is my dresser. Right? Sure, whatever Purl Girl, you tell yourself whatever you want I must run off to The Container Store, drop $150, and come home with this...
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I tried that system in high school - it didn't work then either. But, I'm an optimist, so I'm hopeful it will work.

My friend turned me onto "Mission Organization" on the HGTV channel and I'm addicted. Thank God for Tivo so I don't have to miss even just one episode. I swear, I thought I was a pig!? No way - these people are so much worse off. Tune in, it will make y'all feel a LOT better about your yarn closets.

And you gotta love Southern people. Rather than shabby chic being the new thing...they have Krispy Chic...I think that may be the look I'm trying to pull off here in Casa della Micio (kitty in Italian)! I took this while vacationing in Georgia last Thanksgiving:
Savannah, GA
Quick question - can anyone tell me what a tater baby is? Is that like a tater tot, but younger and not on solid food yet?

StacyO and I are going to the opening of yet another LYS in San Rafael called Marin Fiber Arts. The really sad thing is that is my high point of my weekend. Oh yes, living the life of a sassy single's great. Really.

I leave you with these words of wisdom captured on film by yours truly and her twisted sense of humor and offered by the Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah, GA.
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Sunday, November 06, 2005


Things that seemed like a good idea at the time:
(in no particular order)
1.) Counting how many glasses of wine I drank to feel so bad at 6:23 AM.
2.) Drinking all of those glasses of wine.
3.) Blogging about how many glasses of wine I drank last night.
4.) Eating LOTS of fresh dungeness crab in my ex-boyfriend's garage that he had personally caught, cleaned, cooked, and served. With the help of his unfortunately likable girlfriend. This is definitely still a good idea.
5.) Running out under the garage door to get my dog back into the garage...then, running back under as a drunken man was lowering it. POW! Ran right into it. It was a great moment of blonde-ness. As the train hurtles through my head at lightning speed this morning, I am beginning to think this may not be a great idea.
6.) Later in the evening, attempting to crash posh party at the yacht club with fly down.
7.) Being too hungover on a Sunday to go for a bike ride or clean my house, and really only able to knit laying on the couch watching a movie covered in cats...definitely a good idea.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Mr. Wallbanger and his Cake

I'm recovering from a wild and wacky week at work. Spent yesterday morning with my beach bum/architect cousin measuring a huge dirty stinky building for a client. She's going to be remodeling it for a pre-school and will be quite lovely. Right now, it's disgusting and I couldn't wait to get out of there. We were in the back outdoor area, measuring for play space, and were tromping across dog poop and used condoms. ICK ICK ICK.

On the love front - WHAT LOVE FRONT?!?!?! It doesn't exist, unfortunately. Met a wonderful guy last Wednesday - I think I told you about him. He's a psychologist at San Quentin (wow) and a really cool, laid back guy. we had instant chemistry, I thought. We spent much of Saturday sailing and hanging out at the club (even Mummie popped in and met him), and then Sunday we had lunch with a friend and hung out at his apartment...;) I was a good girl though. Didn't hear anything from him until Thursday night - I emailed him Wednesday just to say hi, and he emailed back the oh-so-wonderful "Hi, how are you? Sorry I haven't got back to you. Thanks for a great weekend. That said, unfortunately, I don't feel the way I want to feel at the beginning of dating, relationships, ect... I know myself well, and when I feel like this it is better for everyone that I move on. Once again thanks for everything, we had a lot of fun. Take care, G." I'm bummed, but whatever. I didn't know him that long, but had hopes for something great. No big deal, I suppose, but YUCK!

The very next email I got after his was an email from one of my best guy friends who I haven't seen since he moved to Vegas 2 years ago to be a reporter. He's coming back!! He got a job as a freelance reporter at NBC11, so we'll get to see him on our tee-vees! He'll be back in December, and I'm thrilled that he's not moving his skinny assed blonde girlfriend here quite yet, so that he and I will get some good quality time together. Being single was always ok as long as he was around to entertain me.

My God, did I even tell you about the 29-year-old virgin!!?? I know, sounds great, like I could teach him a few things, but EW. I worry about a guy that is 29 and still a virgin. He was even in a relationship for TWO years and didn't bang the girl. He says he's "overly cautious of boundaries." No thanks. Even Mummie said, "I think you should quietly tiptoe away from this guy..." And so I did. I gave him the old, "I"m so busy with work, I don't have the time to invest in a relationship right now" email.
God, dating on the internets has become so impersonal.

Thursday night, I went over to my neighbor's house - he's a HOT HOT HOT Irishman from County Cork (where my family is from in Ireland - dad's side), and we bumped into each other at Sam's not too long ago. He's also VERY good friends with that half Chinese guy that I was seeing a while ago. We hung out at his house - 2 doors down from me - and then went down to Sam's so he could eat dinner (I had already eaten). Then the Chinese guy shows up! He was embarassed that he was imposing on our date, but he wasn't - it wasn't a date - honestly, I didn't feel romantic feelings towards this Irishman at all! It was actually kind of nice! Although, he did pay for my wine, and I'm going to bake him a cake today, so I don't know what that means. I don't think I have EVER baked a cake for anyone. I'm not that domestic! But, we had a very nice time, and I'm happy to have a really hot good looking nice neighbor to hang out with. I guess when we met, one of my annoying friends was annoying him, and he kept looking for me to rescue him! We made a pact that we'd always look out for each other in bars, and whisk the other away, and walk home together. You should have seen the Chinese guy's jealous mug as we left the bar together to walk home in the rain. I will bet you a dollar that he calls me within the week (the Chinese guy). Guys always want what they can't have. Don't worry, I'm not going to get involved with him, it's just really fun to smirk about it.

What else!? My goodness, there's so much to catch up on! I hope I haven't bored you to tears! Today, I have been invited to a Opening Day of Crab Season Crab Feed at my ex-boyfriend (4 years ago)'s house. He enjoys crab fishing, so I guess he's probably out on his boat as we speak picking up his crab pots and all his crabs! I am going to have crabs tonight! Har har har. My good friend Stacy is coming with me, because my ex now has a girlfriend - who I'm going to meet. Ugh. I'm baking a Harvey Wallbanger cake that is SO simple and 1950's, but is to DIE FOR. 1 pkg yellow cake mix, 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding, 1/2 cup oil, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup vodka, 1/4 cup galliano, and 3/4 cup OJ. In a bundt cake pan, 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar, or I usually poke holes in the top, and make a glaze from the powdered sugar and OJ and drizzle on top. It's SO good.

And there you go - Miz Miller, the purl girl herself, in a nutshell.
Wish I had pics to illustrate, but actually, as I re-read this, I'm kind of glad I don't... :)
And I am knitting another Tuft scarf - so easy and so fun. I love that yarn. Trying to find a good hat 'n' scarf recipe to knit for my adorable (grown up) cousin in Portland. Any ideas are very welcome!