Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Yarn Store Open

When I was shopping at a yarn store that was rather far from me, the owner asked where I lived. After telling her Aurora, I lamented that I'm not really close to any yarn stores. The closest one is about 9 miles away and I don't care for that particular store much. The store that is actually in Aurora is 10 miles away and is kind of off my regular beaten path. Anyway, she told me that she had heard a store was going to be opening in either Lowry or Stapleton.

Well, I just read on Ravelry (an online knit/crochet community to which I belong) that the store is open! It's called Modern Ewe and is located at 200 Quebec in Lowry (6 miles from home according to Google maps). As I practically drive past there on my way to work, it is definitely convenient for me. Sadly, the store is not open tomorrow, but I'll be checking it out later in the week. I really hope it's a cool store and some knitting groups form there. As much as I love the group that I currently attend, sometimes I don't go because it's just too freaking far to drive.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

NaBloPoMo 2008



Last November I participated in NaBloPoMo (post every day for a month). Since I've not had much blogging motivation lately, it's the perfect time to join in and get that little extra umph I need to write here. I'll admit it is going to be a little tough during the three day work stints I do, but hopefully I'll get them worked in.

So what has me frustrated today? CBS.

I don't know what is up with them, but right now I think they suck. Are they trying to use broadcast flags again or something? Two weeks in a row now, Ghost Whisperer has not recorded. I even checked the schedule before I left for work yesterday and the PVR said it was good to go. Now, normally a missed recording would not upset me because I would go to the network website and watch the missed show online. Well, guess what? CBS doesn't have full episodes of this particular show available. They also don't have episodes available on iTunes. Uh, are you trying to piss your viewership off? Partner this with Jay Mohr no longer on the show (that Gary Unmarried show is a load of poo) and I'm about ready to forget about it.

Last week I thought it was my fault because I had the PVR programmed to record new Ghost Whisperer episodes and perhaps it wasn't tagged as new (even though it supposedly was). So this week I changed the setting to all episodes. No go. I was looking forward to sitting down and watching it tonight all day.

Well, next week Marcus is going to try something else and if it doesn't work, I guess Ghost Whisperer lost a viewer.

Apocalyptica—I'm Not Jesus

Friday, November 30, 2007

November Draws to a Close

Well, despite all of the OT at work, Thanksgiving and my desire to roam quilting stores, I managed to get a post in every day to successfully complete NaBloPoMo. Brilliant writing? Hardly. It was cool to find some new reads, though.

I can't believe how quickly November flew by, though. It seems just like yesterday I was carving pumpkins and here we are starting the month of December tomorrow morning.

If you're into Rabbit, Rabbit, don't forget to say it tomorrow!

That said, I'm off to bed. I'm starting off December with some more OT. They've made an offer of employment to the woman that interviewed today. If she accepts it, my days as file room chick are numbered and I'd really hate to hand it off in the shape it is in right now. I decided today that I'm going to be welcoming and gracious to her if she comes on. I couldn't believe how catty the girl I can't stand was being about her already without having even met her. The older lady that is currently on vacation most certainly wasn't very welcoming when I started, either. There is definitely something to this "Queen Bee Syndrome" I've heard about.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Kane’s New Home

A long time ago, waaaaay back before I even had a blog, a coworker at the place of pizza employment was going through a divorce and had to get rid of his birds. I was told they were parakeets, so I agreed to take them in. Well, imagine my surprise that one of them was not a parakeet at all. After a bit of research, it turned out that one of them was a Peach-faced Lovebird — not only an expensive bird, but one that has quite a long life span. Marcus named it Kane after a popular WWF wrestler at the time that wore a red leather face mask (we later learned it was a girl when she laid eggs, but the name stuck). She's been in the original cage that I was given when I got her. Marcus and I both felt it was a little small for her, it was a pain in the butt to clean and the plastic bottom was actually cracked. We had planned on getting a new one, but circumstances and finances had never aligned right for us to get her a new home.

Kane's New Cage

Kane perched happily in her new home.
Now, I need to mention before I continue this story that I used to be quite the garbage queen, especially back in my pizza delivery days. Many a day I would come home with "treasure" that I had found in someone's trash and it would drive Marcus crazy, especially when it would sit around being more clutter. I promised him a few years ago that I would quit bringing home other people's trash.

About a month ago we were coming home from the store and as we turned the corner onto our street, there, perched upon the stuffed Hefty bags, sat a huge bird cage. I excitedly asked Marcus to pull over so I could get it. He said I wasn't going to take it and I begged for him to please stop the car. He gave in, and even though it was raining pretty steady, I got out and snagged it.

As per my procrastinating ways, it took a couple of weeks before I got around to cleaning it up (it was rather filthy from a parrot or something) and got it ready for her. It was missing the seed and water cups, so I found a suitable water dish and a couple of new wooden bars. While I was out getting those, I saw the same cage at PetSmart retailing for $119 (though the model originally came with a stand). Score! I was feeling quite happy that I had snagged it for free! Well, we got her all moved in and it took a few days for her to get accustomed to the new digs, but she seems quite happy now and her old cage has since ended up in the dumpster.

I couldn't believe that someone would just throw a cage they had obviously invested such a chunk of cash in, but I am so glad that they did.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

NaBloPoMo

I've decided to participate in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). All you have to do is post (a quality post) every day during the month of November — just the incentive I need to get out of my blogging slump.

In addition to being a cool month-long project, the NaBloPoMo site also has some great social networking functionality. I'm really looking forward to finding some new reads, especially since my friend Laura started a Colorado Bloggers group there. I love reading about areas I'm familiar with from other people's points of view.