Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

This week, James and I got in the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins.

James found the creepiest vampire he could and did an amazing job with his pumpkin.

This one was a combined effort and we had to keep making
 jokes about taking down the capital.

And finally, who doesn't look at a pumpkin and think "How can I make this more sonic?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A little while ago, I was jogging on a warm summer morning and I spied two peacocks running down my street. In Moab, this is a usual sight as those darned things run wild down in the creek, but I live in Omaha and peacocks are NOT normal here. After some pondering, I decided they must have escaped from the zoo which is only about a mile and a half from my house. That got me thinking. . . . If the peacocks can become fugitives from the Henry Doorly Zoo

What else can escape?????

Lions and Tigers and Bears--Oh My. The thought of it is enough to stop me from going jogging. . .

Thursday, October 7, 2010


New workout pants $10.00

New shoes to get me motivated to exercise $85.00

New music to pass the time while exercising $7.99

Having James make me get up every morning to go jogging (and even halfheartedly offering to go with me) Priceless.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Lillehammer Hat

This was my first attempt at using two colors in a pattern and I had a ton of fun doing it. I used 100% Brown Sheep wool, so it was easy to handle and fun to work with. This project only took me about a week and has got me very excited to try my hand at a more intricate Fair Isle pattern.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Evil League of Evil

I never planned on becoming an evil genius, instead I kind of just stumbled across it. I always thought that I was on the side of good and that there wasn't a speck of evilness (let alone true evil genius) in me. But this weekend I discovered (to my bizarre liking) that I am indeed evil (Insert evil laugh here). And with my stunt this weekend, I'm a shoe in for the next member of the Evil League of Evil. I mean, it's so evil that my membership is practically cemented.

I know you're intrigued and can't possibly believe that I am now a certifiable evil genius. What could I have possibly done so villainous? Well take a gander at these little babies. . .

YES those are Nutella filled sweet rolls (Insert another evil laugh, slightly more evil than the last). I started out thinking that cinnamon rolls would be perfect for conference weekend when the evil inside of me took over and I came up with the idea for Nutella sweet rolls. And it was done. I became evil. No, not just evil, but evil enough to be rank and file with the Evil League of Evil. Oh and they are delectably malevolent. These little guys are criminally wicked. Mere mortals don't stand a chance against the iniquity that these (innocent looking) sweet rolls possess. And therein lies the genius. Nobody would think that simple sweet rolls of could wield such great power. And for every person that succumbs to this evil indulgence, my evil genius grows. So, come on over and try one----I dare you (Insert finale of all evil laughs).