Archive for April, 2007

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lalalalalalalalala

April 30, 2007

Please, no posting about Heroes until I get to see it! 😉

ETA…WHOOOOOOOOOOAAAA…Peter and Claire….I ***totally*** did not see that coming.  

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farm chicks

April 28, 2007

I just added a new site to the blogroll — the Farm Chicks, who I met at the Southern Living Fair last fall while visiting my friends the Soapchix. Holy cow, cutest site — these labels totally made me think of my sister. 😀

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New Love

April 27, 2007

Hi! Jodi here. In case you haven’t noticed, we Oberg’s (the sista’s maiden name), are VERY passionate about the things we love. I have a new love. Crochet. Last night was my first class of four sessions at Shuttles Spindles and Skeins. It was 2.5 hrs – and I loved every minute of it. First off, we got to pick our yarn from a bunch of skeins on the table. Laying there was my favorite periwinkle in Saucy COTTON – and a G hook in green (g g green). Now, when learning to knit you don’t use cotton because it has no give to it. But the ply of this cotton makes it ideal to learn crochet – because it doesn’t easilly split.

Margaret Tullis – my instructor is absolutely fabulous. Her babysitter taught her how to crochet and tat nearly 50 years ago. This woman knows her stuff. She’s quite honestly a textile historian of sorts – knows all kinds of info about origins, different countries traditions etc. She’s amazing.

Luckilly, all 7 of us were already knitters so we had some base knowledge to go on – made jumping in quite enjoyable. You know how you cursed your first time knitting – felt like you had fumbling fingers and all? That just didn’t happen with this. I took to it like a fish to water. It was great. I love the cotton, love how it looks, and you can cover a lot of ground rather quickly. Very fun.

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I originally took this class to perfect my beaded sock making skilz. This is going to be so much more than that! Did you know crochet was outlawed in Germany for a while?

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A blessing and a curse

April 27, 2007

Yo. Seriously. The Internet — am I wrong, here? — can be such a contradiction. I can’t imagine life without it, truthfully, as it’s where I get so much information. 9 times out of 10, if I have a question, it’s where I go. I learned to knit on the Internet. I’ve made amazing friends on the Internet. This year, I’m facing my fear of plant growing and starting a vegetable garden…and of course I’ve already bookmarked a forum and read through 3408569 posts about gardening topics that interest me.

The curse part, of course, is the time-sucking element of it all. My intentions are so fab — but honestly I could sit here and read about composting/lace knitting/making my own crackers/etc all freaking day and never end up doing anything…if it weren’t for the magic of the to-do list.

#1…smooch my baby and play a game of Go Fish.

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Star Struck – Ace of Cakes

April 24, 2007

I must say. Living in Denver is fabulous. This morning I received an email from The Seasoned Chef Cooking School that the Food Network was filming three Food Network Challenges here. TODAY was a challenge called EXTREME CAKES. I won’t spoil any of it for you – except to say that the folks from Charm City Cakes were there as the judges. Duff, Geof and Mary Alice. Wheeeeee! I was so excited that I was going to pull Alexander out of school and go down there – but he didn’t quite like my spontaneity. Instead we ended up going after school – drove through rain and snow, and got there about 4:30. We were there until 9pm!!! We LURVE Ace of Cakes on the Food Network. These guys know how to have fun and make some really great cakes. Duff is the star baker – but Geof and Mary Alice are CRUCIAL to his success.

Anyway – it was a blast meeting them!!!

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There’s Geof in the white. He’s a bit shy – but man does he do some GREAT work. Seems like a really nice guy.

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Heroes Geek

April 24, 2007

Hey! I was going to post about Heroes too! Well – this is a spoiler alert – if you haven’t seen last night’s show. Wow – it was fabulous. I’m not sure how Petrelli and Linderman got from the kitchen to his suite, but we did learn a lot this episode. Linderman tells us how people with abilities (imagine Justice League) used to save people – one by one. But then some started using their powers for their own gain. So, now we know there’s an older generation of power-holders. Linderman’s is HEALING which is just cool. Of course the trailers led us to believe Peter really does die – but we all knew he wouldn’t. I’m personally glad he finally got a shower – though I wish he’d shaved too. The ending was absolutely killer – as in how could the producers leave me hanging like this??? What fun.

If you’ve never seen Heroes, don’t start in the middle. Wait until it’s on video – or you can watch them online like Julie said. It’s fabulous (though gory at times).

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It’s back!

April 23, 2007

I’m so stinkin’ psyched that Heroes is back tonight!

Of course I can’t watch it until tomorrow, because I watch online due to the DVR scheduling conflict (24). But I’m so stoked just the same! And speaking of, isn’t the Internet fabulous? It’s so nice to seldom have to worry about missing a TV show. Not that I let it rule my life, but there are a few that I rally enjoy, and it would be a bummer to miss them. But they’re all available online…woo hoo!

I’ve read that Friday Night Lights is excellent also — I’ve considered starting to watch it online, but I’m a little afraid of getting sucked in. Maybe during the summer when there’s nothing else on…except our guilty pleasure…. 😉