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Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Well, it's 3 years today. I don''t know what to say. It seems so long and so short all at once. I love you, Trey, for everything that you are (and some things you aren't), and always will. even without the


20 INCH WIDESCREEN APPLE CINEMA DISPLAY that you bought me. And even if you hadn't liked the White Stripes tickets. But no can do without the Law & Order game. I would've had to leave you, sorry.

I love you.


Well, my first visit to a Stitches Midwest Expo went pretty well. I got some great yarns & patterns, met some great people, and had an excuse to hang out with Jen and wander around the city on the el, which is by far my favorite way to wander. I'd probably have loved it on a bike too, as the city's pretty flat, but alas I had no bike & it was raining.


I got into town and headed straight for Stitches shopping. What did I get? :D

2 awesome knitting bags from Purl Products (
(1 is pictured, the other is a gift & is camouflage). They have a perfectly sized strap, a key ring clip, and outer pockets for short needles, long needles & cell phone/wallet. I heart my bag - and it was only $25 ($15 off her website price).


2 balls of Cascade Fixation in a variegated black/grey (9192)
2 balls of Cascade Fixation in a variegated lime/green (9385)
2 skeins of Lorna's Shepherd Sock in Baltic Sea (901)
1 huge skein (1330 yards) of 3-ply Prime Alpaca Yarn in Charcoal from The Village Spinning and Weaving (SO SOFT!)
2 hanks of Tess' Microfiber Ribbon in a beautiful emerald color (731209/2)
1 skein Tess' Super Sock Yarn in a charcoal solid
2 skeins Malabrigo merino wool in Verdeazul (86)
1 skein Schaefer Helene (50% silk, 50% wool) in Katherine Hepburn
1 skein Manos Del Uruguay with every muted/earth color I could possibly imagine (114)


2 huge skeins Rick Rack II from Interlacements - variegated browns, deep blues and greens (302)


HELLO YARN. OK, moving on.

The next day, I went to the Camera Obscura and B/W Paris photo exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was great - now I want to set up our kitchen to do camera obscura shots. Then I met Jen for lunch (the biggest burgers ever) and a looooong walk back to her place. We checked out a yarn store near her apt, but it sucked - too boutiquey. You know people aren't serious when the have their yarns lined up ball by ball on skinny white shelves. ANYWAY. Then we did much photo whoring about town.

Camera Obscura photo

Jen & I are photo whores


I bailed on Jen to go to Millennium Park to see the Bean and the Hancock Observatory to see everything else.

I bet all the security guys are envious

It was great. Then Jen took me to a great little Taqueria on Chicago and out for drinks at the In-Town (I think?) bar. Her friends were great and I was sad to leave so early, but I had to be at Union Station at 7am the next morning, so I took off.

I met a lot of really neat people about town and on trains. This included a UIC student from Iran, a young female Indian TV producer from LA, A polish family on their way to adopt pets, a really artsy and cool couple on their way to the Toulouse-Latrec exhibit at the AIC, and Tobia and Liz.

Polish lady & kids

Fun people in line

Me & My Mime


Check out the pictures here, there are too many to post one-by-one.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

How was your day? "Fine."


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I am SO witty...

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on dark
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You scored higher than 52% on spontaneous
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You scored higher than 0% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Name Stuff - I love it!

Stolen from Serrephim via The List List.

1. YOUR PORN STAR NAME: (Name of first pet / Street you live on):
Gussie Rishon Hill

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (Name of your favorite snack food / Grandfather's first name):
Cornbread Albert

3. YOUR FASHION DESIGNER NAME: (First word you see on your left / Favorite restaurant):
Origami Las Palmas

4. EXOTIC FOREIGNER ALIAS: (Favorite Spice / Last Foreign Vacation Spot):
Fennel Seed Budapest

5. SOCIALITE ALIAS: (Silliest Childhood Nickname / Town Where You First Partied):
Buck Orlando

6. "FLY GIRL/BOY" ALIAS (a la J. Lo): (First Initial / First Two or Three Letters of your Last Name):

7. ICON ALIAS: (Something Sweet Within Sight / Any Liquid in Your Kitchen):
Pez Raid

8. DETECTIVE ALIAS: (Favorite Baby Animal / Where You Went to High School):
Lemur Palm Bay

9. BARFLY ALIAS: (Last Snack Food You Ate / Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink):
Shrimp Whiskey

10. SOAP OPERA ALIAS: (Middle Name / Street Where You First Lived):
Kristin Glenmore

11. ROCK STAR ALIAS: (Favorite Candy / Last Name Of Favorite Musician):
Wine Gum Smith

12. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: ( First 2 letters of your first name and the first 3 Letters from your last name makes your first name. Take the first 2 letters of your mother's maiden name and the first 3 letters of the city you were born in):
Krdem Chlan

Monday, August 08, 2005

I do NOT sleep around!

You're Brian. You sleep around a lot, but care a
lot about one of your partners. Unfortunetly
not enough to start a relationship. You are
very open minded and will try anything. You
can be pretty irresponsible sometimes, but in
the end you are always there for the ones you
care about. You are also very successful, but
dream of bigger and better places.

Which Queer As Folk Character Are You?
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How can I live?

Without Queer as Folk? Ugh ... I can't go on.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


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This one sucks.


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Symbionese Liberation Army

Symbionese Liberation Army
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Trey Eyes

Trey Eyes
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Because that's all I talk about. I got my grades from summer:

Summer 2005

and signed up for the Fall:

Fall 2005

and took a fun Monoprint workshop last Saturday. Pics to come soon.

10 days to Stitches in Chicago :)