Sunday, September 28, 2008

Knitting fix...

Most things are just posted directly to Ravelry lately but here are some of the most recent FO's:
(not) Becky by Berocco in Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton.

Galaxy 3 in Regia Galaxy that Steve brought back from Canada last year.

Wag and Ringo from Knitted Critters for Kids to Wear by Jean Adel. 2 more expectant parents at work!

Do things ever change?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thank you Duke Energy!

Yesterday afternoon, they told us they did not expect to have us back on line till Saturday morning. Overnight, the power went on and off several times until it finally stayed on at about 3:30 a.m.
Steve has power at work. I do not but I get to do some work in the dark while others stay home (and probably get paid more than me!).

Brian v. Loveland

Last week's game was against Loveland.
Kings won 25-10.
Brian had 2 rushing touchdowns, 5 or 6 carries, and about 150 yards.
Steve says he'd like to have Bri on his Fantasy teams!!


for the Cincinnati and nearby areas
In case of possible tornadoes sweeping through the Cincinnati and nearby areas, we ask that all residents take shelter at Paul Brown Stadium. We are certain that a touchdown will not occur there.
Thank you for your cooperation,
National Weather Bureau

Monday, September 15, 2008

In the Dark

I know, I should be used to it, but...

this time it's literal. I am currently posting from Steve's work desk since they have power. Power at home was first reported out at 1:06 pm yesterday afternoon (Bengals fans, what happened to Brian Utecht?).

It is still out. I think the current numbers are over 600,000 still in the dark. They have restored 250,000 so far, are working around the clock, recalling crews from Texas as well as calling in help from the Carolinas, etc.

And still, they do not expect to get us back up and running until....

are you ready????


9:00 am



That's Saturday folks!! Almost a full week!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Healthy Living My way

The lighten-up approach to living long, healthy lives.
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it . . Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass(green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies,your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! . . . Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle,it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach. Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
AND . . . . .
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
CONCLUSION:Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Bored gym teacher

It must have taken forever for him to get these tricks just right!!
This guy is incredible.

Click on this link... Snotr

Thought of the day

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

--William James

Friday, September 5, 2008

Senior eye test

(and I did see first. Then I looked closer to see if I recognized anyone!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Olympic Knitting Trial

Icarus was to be my Knitting Olympic Trial. cast on no earlier than opening ceremonies and finish by the time the flame is put out. Each knitter is supposed tyo choose something to be a personal challenge. Icarus had been on my 'to do' list for a while. And the yarn was sitting in the stash. When MIL commented on my old 'chain mail' shawl and mentioned how she could use one, I figured it would be a good project for Olympics.
I tried, but didn't even medal.
I do like the finished project tho!
It is worked on US3 Addi lace circs out of some cotton cone yarn I inherited from a friend a few years ago.

Since the cotton was not going to stretch as much as a wool, I worked about 6 extra repeats before starting the edge patterning.
Had I worked the number of repeats called for in the pattern, I probably would have finished by closing ceremonies.
Instead, I finished late, late Saturday night. Blocked it last evening/overnight (strung out and pinned to our back deck). I consider it a success!

Are we bad luck?

During wrestling season, Brian claimed I was his bad luck charm and did not want me to go to his meets.
For football, I went to 1 out-of-conference scrimmage during which he scored both touchdowns for Kings.
Steve and I went to their first game (also out-of-conference) last Saturday. Rough day. Kings could not keep Springboro from getting through the line to save the day. They also couldn't stop the Springboro offense. Brian got the ball for Kings a couple of times but was taken down immediately. Kings lost miserably.
Wednesday was their next game but it was approximately an hour away, at 5pm. Tough to do for those of us that have to work. (Steve went to his first Fantasy Football draft and also missed the game.) Brian ran back a punt and made a regular touch down. Kings won easily.
I think this weeks game is at home, again on Wednesday. Do we go or do we let him do his thing on his own?!?!?