well. happy new year peeps! we hung out around the house today, watched little miss sunshine, which was fantastic. the cast was wonderful. really a sweet movie. i spun a couple bobbinsfull of yarn. i have been on a singles kick, which have gone over really well, so well, in fact that i have almost none to list because they are sold already. sweeeeeeeeet! me hates the listing. i did a couple of yarns full of really really soft border leicester baby locks, but they are so short that it is super stop and start putting them in. we all know how much it sucks when stuff falls out, you know? and then the poofies, of course, full of sparklemania. i love blending the sparkle with nylon. that stuff is so incredibly soft and luminous. i will have to dye some of it, although the white is just gorgeous. ummmmm! my new fad is pindrafted roving (weeeeeeeeeeeee) if you are a newby and haven't tried it...do! it is so damn fun and easy. pretty much no drafting. i got some from frenecreek that is cvm in a muted green and while the staple length is obviously really really short (keep in mind i almost always spin merino no problemo) and you have to be a bit cautious, it feels just lovely. so squishy and soft. i had some pindrafted merino that was to die for, and the corriedale with the feathers, which wasn't so soft, but was fun to spin and then some white...something...aw crap, i can't remember what, but not nearly as soft as the cvm, which i have never spun before.
i had a dream that i lost the car outside of my old tattoo shop (which in the dream was in our icky murder basement) and left work exhausted and couldn't remember where i had parked it. additionally, the city had turned all super posh like paris (i imagine) with gourmet restaurants, including one with some kind of afro-fusion food that let you pick the bird (still alive in the front window) that you wanted to eat. all kinds of different birds, like finches and cockateals just walking around. so odd. and then this crappy deli style place that had sherbet, which i wanted (i eat raspberry sherbet at home all the time) but i was concerned that it wouldn't taste the way i wanted it to, so i attempted to sneak back behind the counter and into the freezer to taste it and got caught. (we always get the same brand of sherbet from the grocery and it tastes different sometimes, not tart, just sweet and will be a different color and then i end up not eating it because i have the most sensitive snoot and mouth you have ever seen. i missed my calling, i swear) and then, i was too tired to walk anymore, and felt sick, but couldn't find the car and didn't want to tell anyone because i felt dumb. i got a call from the garage saying that they had finished painting the mazda sparkly lilac just like i had asked, no, i didn't want that, i said, and they said why else would they have done it if i didn't ask. ah shite. also, i still tattooed in my dream and was afriad to quit because i had no other way to make money. it sucked. i have been having different versions of this dream lately. any ideas on what it means?
so, back to reality, the mazda is dead. won't start. jake tried to jump it and it did nothing. and i dreamed it was in the shop. huh? what do you think of that? nothing. i know.
it has been so nice to spend jake's time off with him. i go through different phases of being pissy, but mostly, especially lately, i am blown away at how much i adore this boy. he is so good to me, and he is my home. i don't think i have ever felt safe in my life. i never felt that anyone really really had my back, no matter what, and he really does. i am so lucky to have him in my life.
since we have been back, the cats are extra clingy, fighting amongst themselves for pole position, sitting and sleeping on top of us no matter how uncomfortable everyone involved is. pavel has been sleeping between the two of us, a very unusual thing, and he was so out of it that i cut all of his nails whilst he was asleep. ha! beat that! i love the hell out them, though, i must say. when our black cat, egon, the most wonderful boy that ever was, died, i remembered every time i had pushed him off of me because he wanted to sit against my face, or got grossed out by his bad breath and pushed him away and felt so sad that i couldn't have all of those moments back. now, they can lick my yarn with their horrible breath and stick their butt in my face while i am on the computer. and i will love every minute of them. and i apply that to everything that i possibly can. i imagine things being gone, and how i would feel, and act accordingly.
i have been watching no reservations, the newest show with tony bourdain, where he goes to different countries and checks out the food. on this one, he is in county cork, ireland, eating spring lamb's bladder stuffed with blood and something and barley and cooked in duck fat. the chef said that the bladder is used because of the faint taste of uric acid. yummm! mmmm peeeeeee! i am a liver eater, so i have a feeling that i would like lots of their scarier foods. i imagine my mom has made worse. (i am banking on no one in my family ever reading my blog...and if you are, ha! i was joking! julia childs was a mcdonald's fry cook compared to my mom. not.joking.) but i am not so sensitive to what the food is, but rather if it is tasty or not. i don't think that eating the guts is any worse than the meat. it is all a bit gross if you think about it for any length of time. so just don't think about it.
i swiped this from alison of wonderland q's bloggy
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...
at jake's request because he is an audiphile of great proportions, i included his answers, too. enjoy!
n-10:15 saturday night-the cure (crap, i'm late!)
j-numbered days-mighty bosstones
3.First Day At School
n-fix-mark lanegan (yipes!)
j-tulsa county-son volt
4.Falling In Love
n-stolen car-beth orton
j-pony blues-alvin youngblood hart
n-when they ring the golden bells-natalie merchant
j-red shoes by the drugstore-tom waits
n-the past and pending-the shins
n-where's the gold-seal
8.Life Is Good
n-king kong-tom waits
j-you my lunar queen-cousteau
j-innocent when you dream-tom waits
n-turn it around-husker du
j-broken bricks-white stripes
j-the gash-flaming lips
12.Getting Back Together
j-kimiko's dreamhouse-mark lanegan
n-do you love me? nick cave and the bad seeds
j-mama taint long for the day-blind willie mctell
14.Paying The Dues
n-wish you were her-cousteau
j-good old fashioned loverboy-queen
15.The Night Before The War
n-quick and to the pointless-queens of the stoneage
j-hey there fancy pants-ween
17.Moment of Triumph
n-is that love? squeeze
j-as tears roll by-daniel lanois
n-do you realize-the flaming lips
j-red cadillac and a black moustache-brain setzer
j-the killer-starlight mints
j-reach for the sky-social distortion
i have never been the sort for new year's resolutions, but i will say that as usual, i will do as much as i possibly can. be as much as i possibly can. make time for my fine art. and take stock in all of the wonderful things i have in my life. my family, my work, my art, my friends...many of whom i met through my work. what more can you ask for?