Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I moved!  I probably should have posted this years ago, but I'm over at www.sharppointysticks.com now.  Come visit!

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Midnight in Paris

Movie 13 of my 50/50 Challenge:
Had a mini movie night last night!

Started with Midnight in Paris.  Not at all what I was expecting...  The two main characters were sort of unlikable and there was a time travel element in there (which is not really my thing).  However, the city was kind of the star of the show. I liked the 20s fashion and people and the views of Paris.  Now I want to go to walk around very badly.

Finished with Empire Records.  Which I can pretty much recite line by line... That was probably pretty annoying to the person watching with me!  Love that movie.  Damn the man, save the empire.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sheep

It is an absolutely beautiful day out today, so on my way home from Sunday morning knitting I decided to go for a bit of a drive (I also had a cd that I wanted to listen too).  I wouldn't say I was lost exactly, more just sort of wandering through back roads and exploring.  I eventually made my way back home, but stopped to pull over and take a picture of these guys first!

Finished Ernies!

All done, and they fit PERFECTLY!  However, why is it so difficult to take a picture of one's own feet?




I was getting a little nervous that I was going to run out of yarn... And with good reason!  This little piece is all I had left!  Yikes!




Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Sharp Pointy Sticks!

I went to a some what local knitting store for the first time on Wednesday.  I didn't buy any yarn, because I have no need of more yarn!  But I did pick up some new dpns.  I am so excited to give them a try.  They are square, really lightweight, and SUPER POINTY.  I love pointy needles.  It is really hard to find ones that are very pointy though, lately they all seem to be so blunt. Can't wait to cast something on with them!

I need to finish up my Ernie socks first though.  I am getting close to being done.  I've already turned the heel and finished the gusset decreases.  I just need to knit about two more inches of the foot before I start the toes (I'm making them at the same time/magic loop).  I am REALLY worried that I am going to run out of yarn though.  It doesn't seem like there is quite enough to finish.  The toes might have to be a different color.  It's not the end of the world, but not ideal either.

Check out the tips on the new needles!


Friday, April 19, 2013

An Unexpected Journey

Movie 12 of my 50/50 Challenge

I needed a break from all the news coverage today, so I decided to venture into Middle Earth.

I really meant to go see this when it was in the theaters, but never got around to it.  It as no surprise that I enjoyed it... I liked the Lord of the Rings movies, I liked the book, of course I liked the movie!

Visually it was stunning.  Made me sad I didn't get around to seeing it on the big screen.  Oh well, there will be two more to catch in the theater.

Now I kind of want to pack up my stuff and move to Middle Earth!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ready Player One


Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

PURE NERD HEAVEN. I can't believe I waited so long to read this book.  I had heard good things, but just hadn't picked it up.  Finally got the audiobook from the library.  Definitely making my favorites list for the year.  Ok, so the plot might be a little thin but the references alone are a geek's dream.  Television, movies, books, board games, video games, 80s, music, pop culture...  How can I not love a book the references Heathers in the first few pages?  It's set in the year 2044, but still amazing nostalgic.  If you're a little nerdy like me, I think you'll love this book.

Oh and the narrator for the audiobook?
Wil Wheaton.




Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston

I have no words for what happened today.  I cannot wrap my head around what would sort of person, or people, would do something like this.  So many innocent people injured, some who have already lost their lives.  All we can do is keep those affected in our thoughts and help in anyway we can.  


Boston is a unique place, it is the heart of the nation.  We were celebrating Patriots' Day today.  A holiday that commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the ride of Paul Revere.  Bostonians have always been a smart and scrappy bunch, nothing and no one keeps us down.

Movie 12

Movie 12 of my 50/50 Challenge

Butter

First, can we just take a look at the cast of this movie?  Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Kristen Schaal, Phyllis Smith, Rob Corddry, Hugh Jackman Alicia Silverstone, Olivia Wilde...

The actual plot is about an orphan girl who discovers she has a talent for butter craving.  Who comes up with stuff like this?

Weird, weird movie.  But, I loved it!  That makes two strange, quirky movies in a row that I enjoyed.