Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Movie - Tropic Thunder

We really enjoyed this. It was pretty darn funny.

Robert Downey Jr. was hysterical! He is making a serious come back.

I did not know Tom Cruise was in this movie. He was freakin' hysterical! Oh and white boy has got some killer moves. The boy can dance. I was like DAMN!

I don't think we will buy this one on DVD but we did like it.

Wheezing My Way to the Top

HHBL and I decided to take his Defender 90 out for a drive so we headed up to the mountains. I found a listing for a cache that was hidden in an old quartz quarry so we decided to head there. It was on a part of the Colorado Trail. Let's just say I thought the hike getting there was not going to be too bad. I was so wrong. When all was said and done I think we had figured out that we climbed 300 feet to the top of the mountain. Guess who left their inhaler at home? Yup, that would be me the dumb ass with asthma! It was rough. Twice I was on the verge of a break down but managed to keep going. We rested several times and drank lots of water. Once it leveled out towards the top I was ok.

You can see our destination through the trees.

After all the hard work of getting up there we could not find the cache. We were really disappointed. I swore I was NEVER going to attempt this one again. The next morning I woke up and informed HHBL that I would wait until the fall so the weather would be cooler and we were going back up there. I am no quitter!

We did manage to come home with some great pieces of quartz.

Geocaching Take Two

On Friday evening we packed a picnic and headed back to the geocache spot that had us doing a bit of climbing. I was determined to find it and I am proud to say we did.

We stayed at the park and watched the sunset and then decided to pack it up and head home. So what was my treasure I took from the cache? I decided to take home the letter "E" scrabble tile. E is for "Excellent".

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday Movie Night

It was movie night again and what did we see this time around?

The House Bunny

We LOVED it! I will be buying this one when it comes out on DVD. Yes I loved it that much. If you love Anna Faris you will not be disappointed. She is hysterical! LOVE HER!

Yesterday I heard this song somewhere and it has been stuck in my head. Last night I heard it again in the movie. It came on again today and I caught myself dancing while I was listening to it. YIKES! How did that happen!? I'm telling you it's the chorus that gets me moving!

*The tall skinny guy with the dark hair and tattoos is Trace Cyrus.....Miley's brother.*

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

R.I.P III Challenge

Autumn is just around the corner and with it comes thoughts of getting comfortable on the couch with a nice hot cup of cocoa and a book that makes your heart race. It's even better if your home alone and it's getting dark. Spooky!

I have been looking for the perfect book challenge and managed to find one that has been floating around on several book blogs I read. It is Carl's RIP Challenge. It sounds like fun.

There are three levels of the challenge to pick from. I’m participating in Peril the First, in which you pick four scary books to read between September 1st and October 31st, 2008. However, you could do Peril the Second and only have to read two books. There is also Peril the Third where you would only have to read one book. I love a challenge with options! Oh and the books can be of any length. So don't feel like you have to pick a book with a billion pages.

Here are the books I will be reading:

I know there are five books listed not four. Why? Because two of the books I picked looked like they were going to be very easy reads. I felt like I was cheating! So I decided to add one more for good measure. I mean jeez do you really have to twist my arm to read yet another book!? Nah!

So click here to head on over and join in the fun.

Ravelympics Shmavelympics!

I know you are all wondering how many gold medals I managed to bring home while competing in the Ravelympics. The answer would be: NONE! NADA! I came close with Mr. Greenjeans. I have three more ends to weave in and I need to doctor the button hole a bit. I could have had Mr. G done but I need to block the sweater and I have never done that before.

On a positive note I did get a fire lit under my butt to start a project that needs to be done. The Ancient Chinese Secret project is coming along nicely. I think I am going to do a few more pattern repeats and then start the edging.

Maybe I could get an "A" for effort?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Needle in a Haystack

We have been trying to get our hands on one of these for three weeks now.

Thanks to a friend with a hot tip we are the proud owners of a Wii Fit.

OK must go work out!

Off the Beaten Path

On Sunday we headed up to Empire in Clear Creek County to do some off-roading. I didn't have a chance to grab knitting on the way out the door so there was no "Extreme Knitting" this time around. Trust me there will be plenty of that next month in Moab.

We did Red Elephant Hill and while it was a bit scary, the scenery was worth it.

One smiling Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love - Check

CB and GPS - Check

Good Friends - Check

Amazing scenery and a great Sunday - Check!

The Girl Goes Geocaching

On Saturday the Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love and I went and did something I have wanted to try for a while now. We went Geocaching.

So what the hell is geocaching you ask....

"Basically, geocaching is a high-tech version of treasure hunting. Geocachers seek out hidden treasures utilizing GPS coordinates posted on the Internet by those hiding the cache. Using a GPS unit, they then trek out into the backwoods or urban jungles to find the hiding spot of the cache. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. If the visitor takes something out of the cache, they are asked to leave something in return. For some, the biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place that they have never been."

We picked a cache that was close to the house. Grabbed the GPS and plugged in the coordinates. We headed off to Daniels Park to find our first treasure. I wish I could tell you mission accomplished, but we could not find the damn thing! We think we know where it is but we would have to climb down a cliff and then trudge through a very wild landscape of bugs and snakes. Sounds very Indiana Jones if you ask me. So we failed. However I told the HHBL that next weekend I will be out there with some climbing gear, bug spray, and a big stick. I am not going to give up!

It didn't help that storm clouds were coming in fast and the lightning was getting a little crazy.

On the way out of the area we were able to catch sight of the Buffalo (American Bison). They are being raised by a private rancher. They are not always visible so it is a treat when you can see them.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Got Vampire?

As you can see I was very busy on Etsy today. I figured since my birthday is coming up I could splurge a bit. If I set it up right you can click on the pictures and it will take you to each of the vendors.

Twilight Saga Sock Yarn Club

Package number one arrived from the Twilight Saga Sock Yarn Club and I could not be happier.

The pattern is called, "My Heart Belongs to Edward" and the colorway is Edward and Bella.

Here is a picture I got from the website so you can see the pattern. Hearts start at the toe and run up the leg of the sock. LOVE IT!

Beach Swap Package

Our special swap theme this time around was "Beach" and my swap pal was Elizabeth.

There was tons more stuff in that pile but it all seemed to disappear before I took the picture. For some reason my man seems to think that any candy or food items that arrive in swap packages are for him. He ate it all before I even had a chance to look at it. *sigh*

There was stuff for a pedicure including some great red nail polish. I was going to take a photo of my painted toes but you would never ever come back if I did that. Feet.....YIKES! I got lotion, and a great kit that contains everything you could want to use to pamper your feet.

I got some awesome purple and green yarn that will be making the most awesome socks. I love me some purple and green funkiness! Oh yes I do! I also got some really pretty blue Regia. I have had my eye on that yarn for some time now. I think I am going to do a no frills, plain old sock with it since I want the pattern to show more than anything.

I love stationary! I got some super cute cards and a message pad. I have used both of them already.

I also got the book, "Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much" by Stephanie Pearl McPhee. Love that!

I feel like I am forgetting a ton of stuff.

Thank you so much Elizabeth, you spoiled me rotten!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sisterhood of the Movie-Going Knitters

On Tuesday night Stacey, Mary-Kay and myself all headed down to the movie theatre to check out "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2".

I read the first book when it came out and even though it is for a younger audience I was able to connect with the characters. I had no idea there were other books in the series otherwise I would have read those as well.

There are a total of four books in the STP series:

  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
  • Girls in Pants
  • Forever in Blue

It is from the last three books that the second movie is made from.

If you are a fan of the author or enjoyed the first movie...I highly recommend seeing the second film.

*On a side note: The author, Ann Brashares just wrote her first adult novel. It sounds interesting and seems to be getting some good ratings. It is titled, "The Last Summer (of You and Me)".

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

She's Crafty!


1. a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.

Since I have been in a knitting slump lately. I have decided to return to some of my other favorite things to do like reading and collage work. The two pieces you see below are for an Artist Trading Card swap I did. They are super fun to do. If you want more info on how to make your own click here.

Beauty 1/1

We Caught Butterflies 1/1

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ravelympics Progress Report

Is that progress or chaos?

So far so good. Projects have been shifted around in order of priority. The Laceweight Long Jump project aka. Ancient Chinese Secret has been getting all of my attention.

The dark object in the picture that has been impaled with my needle is good ole Mr. Greenjeans. I have three more ends to weave in and then he needs to be blocked. I see light at the end of the tunnel for this one.

The socks that HATE me aka. Goody Goody Socks have been moved to the end of the list. I will just be happy if I can get one of them done. I think between me and my lovely assistant Jen at Purls of Wisdom we should be able to figure them out. If anything Jen can make sure the sock stays put under the back wheel when I roll the car over it. Damn socks!

OK must go and knit like the wind!