Category Archives: a few of my favorite things

Oh the things you see in Portland…

Look, it’s that Darth Vader-helmeted / unicycle-riding / bagpipe-playing / utilikilt-wearing guy! He was really booking it on that unicycle, so the pic is a little crooked because I had to act fast to snap it! Also, if the word … Continue reading

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Wie gut geschmeckt

My love for German/Austrian foods is so great it borders on disturbing and unnatural. It’s so good, so satisfying, and makes me feel full of joy and 100 lbs. of lead simultaneously. Mmmm, lead…or more precisely: Kirschmarrn, Käsespätzle mit Speck … Continue reading

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Dear Portland…

Walking down Yamhill Street yesterday on my way to Pearl Fiber Arts, and what do I see? Something almost Portlandia-ish in it’s “Portlandness.” Poems while you wait. By this guy: Being the crazy cat lady that I am, I asked … Continue reading

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Waiting in the wings…

I have a few patterns that will be released soon. One is Usoa, which is being rereleased with tech-edited, test-knitted written-out directions included, for those who are averse to charts. There are also some designs which are going into the … Continue reading

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Oh, *do* go on…and on…ok, that’s enough.

It’s been quite a busy weekend, even being off work an extra day. It’s been great, and I’ve managed to be incredibly productive…while avoiding doing laundry. I’ve always said, if there’s something you don’t want to do, find something else … Continue reading

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Y’know, the one where Tom Cruise played a bartender…

Went grocery shopping today and got so many lovely, unusual (to me) things. When I got home and started putting things away, I realized I was really thirsty and…purely on accident, I invented a pretty spiffy new drink. It looks … Continue reading

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¡Muy delicioso!

Made impromptu quesadillas last night, and because they were impromptu, I had to improvise a bit. Some tweaks I made this time that I would definitely attempt to repeat next time: Unusual cheese: I grated what I had on hand, … Continue reading

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Set The Mood Mondays Vol. 10

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I need to set the mood for this week. Not sure if there is a theme between these. Some of them are songs that make me truly happy, or songs that … Continue reading

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We live in some truly amazing times

Could not be happier about this. The machines take debit/credit cards now, too. Whee!

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Oh my goodness.

There just has to be a Ghostbusters joke in here somewhere, but I can’t quite grasp it: How can anyone not like cats? I just don’t get it. Maybe they didn’t have sweet kitties in their homes when they were … Continue reading

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