Saturday, June 28, 2008

Did you find everything OK?

Cashiers always ask "Did you find everything you were looking for?" or something like that.
Are they just curious?
If I wanted to be a jerk, I'd like to ask "Why do you ask? What if I didn't?"
I did a lot of shopping today. I went to several stores, Walgreens, TJ Maxx, JCPenny, you name it.
At every check-out, someone asked me that.
On every occasion, I said, quite sincerely, "No..." and went on the explain what I failed to find.
On every occasion, the cashier had absolutely no follow up, no help to offer, no suggestions.
They just shrug and say "Oh..."
Except at Walgreens. The person at the register with an assistant manager tag on showed no signs of noticing that I had answered his question.

another pet peev got his nourishment today.

Friday, June 27, 2008

cherries... CHERRIES!!!

Think "poppies... POPPIES!!!" from The Wizard of Oz.
This is a good year for cherries in Nebraska.

Life is a bowl of cherries.
And a couple of peppers too.
But these were cherry-picked.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm Tipsy!

What does this gesture mean?
Tipsarevic beat Roddick today. It was awesome.
He's been one of my favorites since his 5 set match in Australia with Federer last year.
Oh, and beauty will save the world.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I finished a few more quilts last week, but I hadn't gotten around to posting them til now.
The first is a 4-patch with Dick and Jane fabric.
The second is another Dick and Jane, modified Log Cabin block.
This is the Lincoln Knitters City Mission blanket. The squares were made by many members of the group and I crocheted them together last night. It's not quite finished.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

latest developments

Here are some irises blooming in my garden, along with lots of "uncultivated botanicals"
(a.k.a. weeds).
Here's me in a shawl I knit in Lion Brand Woolspun for afghans for Afghans "shawls for new mothers" campaign.

Here's me modeling another shawl I made for the same. It is crocheted out of odds and ends of sock and fingering weight yarn.
Oh, and check out the French manicure.
Here's what I'm most excited about -- my first ever completed quilt. I made it out of clearance novelty fabrics I found at Micheal's. If you look close, you can see bugs, soccer balls, cherries, numbers, and hand bags! Technically, it leaves a lot to be desired, but I'm still learning. It's for Sewing for Babies.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Kory is a jerk!

Kory wants the Knitty Gritty show to get canceled, and he thinks that there's no crying in baseball!

Oh, BTW, I finally got to see Ferrer play, only to LOSE!! BADLY!

Kory is really good at figuring out which women will win tennis matches. What a wussy.
(He won the women's part of the draw, but I won the men's. Now he wants to say that he won the whole thing because he won more points total. Sounds like Hilary saying she won the nomination cuz she won the popular vote!)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tennis Anyone?

Tennis Channel and ESPN2 are showing the French Open, but today, with hours and hours of coverage, they jointly managed to show the same 3 matches 3 times, but not one minute of David Ferrer's 5 set round of 16 victory. I have yet to see Ferrer play! Woe is me. Now he's in the quarter finals and they'll have to show him.