Friday, March 31, 2006

Book meme

This one is from LollyKnitting Around --

Meme instructions: Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you might read, cross out the ones you won't, underline (I had to make mine red since I can't underline) the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you've never even heard of.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
(The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold)
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

If you think you'd like to have a go, consider yourself tagged.

And now for my 2 cents worth. I think Georges Simenon's The Window Over The Way is far, far better than George Orwell's "1984". It was also published prior to "1984".

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Turns out I'm spotted. I won't gross you out with photographs, but the weekend before last, I bashed up my elbow pretty doggone hard. I think I did it when I was cleaning the tub. I hate cleaning tubs so I was probably scrubbing harder than I needed to. Anyway, the next morning I woke up and my elbow was green and purple with big spots of bruise. I don't think I broke anything but my arm has been uncomfortable ever since. I think perhaps I will have to go to the doctor after all.

Anywho, typing has not been that much fun but I hope to be able to post a few new things later this week.

Monday, March 13, 2006

But am I striped or spotted?

You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The official project of the month or what I did with that pile of fabric....

The front.....

The inside....

Very much needed, indeed! Now young Master Charlie has no earthly idea how to get at my knitting needles... Have you ever seen a cat pout? It really is one of the saddest sights on the planet. On the other hand, I'm sure the needles are very happy. Unfortunately, you can't really see it in the picture of the front, but the quilting was all done as a spider web. Crazy, ain't it?!

Crazy mini..... mini crazy?

I actually made this before Project Spectrum started, but I just finished it, so it almost counts. I made a stack of these last summer with the idea that I was going to finish them while I was on vacation. Maybe if I'd brought my sewing machine along with me....