Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

My first time to spend Christmas away from home in Texas... I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family to make me feel loved!

Sweet cuddle kitty
And plenty of snuggly kitties to keep me warm.

Uncle Travis loves his girls
My knit hats were a hit! The flowers were finished and sewn on just in time.

Pucketts open presents!
Travis models his new hat and jacket... score!

Travis and Maeve
Maeve and Travis sit down to discuss the events of the day thus far...

Yogis in the park
And we practice some yoga in the park
Christmas dinner
The feast was amazing, excellent fun.

I love my silly bear
Jolly Travis
Carson loves travis
Carson looooves Uncle Travis too!
Maeve and mommy open more presents!
Maeve and Mommy open a new pair of ice skates from Auntie Mel and Uncle Dean!

chinese market
The Chinese market was open to provide cheese and bread for appetizers.
Fiona checking on Daddy's hat
Fiona checks out Sean's new hat

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


new music via: for me-for you

Monday, December 21, 2009


Perfect Christmas/New Years accessory!

headbands and more over at

pink hair?

perhaps someday...

Sneak Peek, originally uploaded by erinsunday

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Friday

image via abbytryagain

Have a wonderful and safe weekend out there! What do you have planned? Saturday is a fun day for us, we are planning to do some cross country skiing, then hit up a couple Christmas parties!

Sunday will consist of football watching  (knitting for me) then some Christmas shopping, and perhaps a movie! Its been so long since I saw a movie in the theater... Halloween actually. Paranormal Activity. Yes I took the cat to the bathroom with me in the middle of the night after that one. But I hate scary movies! It was a Halloween present for T.

Then... back to work! Next week is going to be pretty slow I am sure, half of the office is out on vacation already.

So here are some funny links I have come across... enjoy!

Creepy Cool Video - "Luis"

the.GOOD.uploadr - for you flickr fans

Drawerings on the internets - odosketch

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas

Just in case you know a stylish yogi adventurer who loves to read!

1. Boots - Urban Outfitters 2. Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian 3. Precious Metal by ChainChainChained on Etsy 4. Northwest Herb Lover's Handbook 5. Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities 6. Badass Blue Watch! Timex 7. Acorn Necklace by lulidesigns on Etsy 8. Lines & Linens - Wool Socks! Anthropologie  9. Smart Wool Socks - REI  10. Front Drape Cardigan - Forever21 11. Awakening the Spine

Can a you ever have enough warm socks???

Love Rose Love Flower

Learning to crochet flowers tonight! Best day ever!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Paintball Guns on Bikes

Yes, this really is the topic du jour. Of MY day at least!

First of all let me express my gratitude for this lovely lovely morning today.

A bit like this image from  Westlind's flickr.

However. Last night was more like this:

As I rolled down the hills to work in my nice and dry rain coat, loving every moment of this dry morning, I contemplated the pitfalls of urban biking in the rain.

Last night as I approached a well lit intersection I stopped to be certain that the oncoming cars in the other direction were planning to come to complete stops and yield right of way. It is actually quite difficult to predict driver's reactions to bikes, but they usually fall into 2 categories: Too nice or Too mean.

The Too Nice crowd yields always, even to the point of mucking up the flow of traffic. I ride as a vehicle. I follow the rules of the road. When you reach an intersection before me, I yield. I know not all cyclists behave according to the rules, so the Too Nice crowd has adopted a patient, and defensive method. But the Too Mean people need to get a prescription to some of that medical mary jane and chill out. They treat cyclists like pests, and yielding obviously is a waste of their time.

I don't know which category the negligent driver who I encountered when I began to proceed (cautiously) through the intersection falls into, but as they drove through the intersection, ignoring the lowly biker with lights, helmet neon green raincoat, I was forced to emergency brake and stop in the middle of the intersection. I try to assume the driver didn't see me, it was quite rainy and very dark. But the woman across the street on her cell phone sitting on a porch was able to see me, and started yelling. (I didn't.) "OH MY GAWD! ARE YOU OK?" I glumly replied: "Yea... It happens."

I declined to yell obscenities because I knew the driver who hadn't even seen me wouldn't be able to hear me, all cozy in her heater-radio-gas guzzling bubble. But I did wish I had a paintball gun.

Ohhh now we are getting to the point.

DMV issued paintball guns. Maybe ones with less force (don't want to shatter any windows). Just enough to leave a big fat splat of paint on a reckless driver's car when left reeling after an incident.

Maybe a pink one for the ladies.

And blue for the mens.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I am so torn. I now have a plethora of blogs and feel like a schizophrenic internet addict that doesn't know where to roost. The habit of posting to my old blog is so ingrained. I should just start tumbling all the cool things I find. That was the plan. But this week has been a jumble of unproductivity. Although I did finish a new hat. Which I don't have pictures of.

So, for my 2 followers... I'll figure it out. Thanks for reading!

Oh and I bought some yarn today... to make something like this:

Noro Striped Scarf by Brooklyn Tweed