Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Texture Tuesday!

I'm going to try something new here. People post all kinds of photos on certain days of the week. Well, I love color and texture, and I need inspiration to post, so . . . Texture Tuesday! Make sure to click the photos to see the full-size versions. Today's entry is various shots of a rusty manhole cover near my apartment.

rusty manhole cover

rusty manhole cover 2

rusty manhole cover and ground

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hugh Jackman does Peter Allen

More Hugh Jackman! If you thought the last video was surprising coming from Wolverine, watch this one. Hugh Jackman does Peter Allen. Enjoy, Erin! :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Unitarian Jihad

This article about the Unitarian Jihad is a couple years old, but thanks to a pointer from Gannet in the Ravelry chat, I got to be reminded of how amusing it was, and share it with all of you.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Handbags of Horror

Okay, I found this handbag/horror comparison ridiculously amusing. Perhaps it's because I own 1 purse that I use regularly, and even that is generally stuffed into a knitting bag.

Hugh Jackman Medley

I don't care about most of Hugh Jackman's movies, but if he opens his mouth to sing, I'm there. I particularly love his hosting stints on a couple of Tony Awards broadcasts. How can you resist him when he does stuff like this?

Good bit starts about 2 minutes in.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Reasons Why I Love Ravelry, #4

#4: Helpful people in the Ravelry chat!

The fabulous KnitSteph was talking about mitered squares in chat today, and I mentioned I'd always wanted to know how to make them. She told me they were easy, and pointed me towards this tutorial. Finally, mitered squares made sense to me! I always thought there was complicated knitting together of triangles or some such thing. Nope! The decreases in the middle make the mitered square. It's easy! Look:

mitered square

Sorry for the photo quality; it was taken by my camera phone. The yarn? It's Colinette Jitterbug in the Popsicle colorway.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The answer? More bumper stickers!

In my previous post, I mentioned the reaction to just one bumper sticker on my car. Well, today I was back at church and decided the proper course of action was more bumper stickers. Tomorrow I will be adding 3 more pro GLBT rights/equal marriage rights stickers to my car. I think I'll go food shopping again, too. I shared the story with a number of folks after service, and they were amazed that it had happened. I wish I could say I was. I'm not in redneck country, but I do live in an area that skews toward rich Republican. That's okay. So far I've donated 6 bucks to Social Action that I wouldn't have otherwise, fired up people, gotten 2 blog entries and a good laugh, and gone all out on my car's bumper. Thanks, anonymous ignorant person!