Tuesday, July 31


So, as of today, I have been married for 4 years!! woo hoo! We are going on our honeymoon next year. Has anyone every been on a cruise?
Anyways, it is TUESDAY!! Ya'll know what that means, the Yarn Harlot is spinning some beautiful fiber into a druel inspiring yarn, the cc is meeting at the bar to crochet in public or knit for no reason, and I will be at football practice.
They are taking our pictures tonight for this season's program. Say cheese!
My helmet is ready for me to pick up on my way home, and I think the coach's email said that our "home" jerseys are also in! Its like x-mas :)
My legs are feeling better, but my feet are still sore :( Atleast I had a few days off this week to rest. Hopefully I will not need as much recovery time at the end of this week!

Monday, July 30


So, is it just here where its HOT that we enjoy watching people work in cold climates?
Last night my family was sitting around watching "Ice Road Truckers", and it hit me.... first "The Deadliest Catch", then this.
The more I think about it though, its not just cold jobs. We spend all day at work, then we come home and watch other people do their jobs on Discovery, TLC, even the History Channel!
The more I think about it, its not only with work!
Who else out there watches the food network while eating take out?!? Or watching home improvement shows sitting in a completely un-decorated house!
When you get tired watching people work, cook, or do-it-thierselves, you can flip over to the Travel Channel and watch people take vacations!
Are all of these shows simply the effect of reality TV taking over? Have we become a nation of voyeurs?
Time to go watch the Simpsons!

Sunday, July 29


So, I have been lying around crocheting since I got off of work on Friday! My legs and feet are feeling much better! The blankie is coming along nicely too :D
Actually, I take that back! Last night a couple of friends went with the hubby and I for dinner and a show! :D We went to the original Tony Roma's where they shot the blowing up car scene in the movie Casino! :) Then we say "LOVE" at the Mirage! If you like the beatles, this is definately a can not miss Cirque show!
Late :)

Wednesday, July 25

Jaaammmmiiiieeee :(

So, I got out of fb practice around 9:00 and tried to make it to the bar in time to say goodbye to one of my favorite cc'ers! Jammie is moving to Montana! :( I just missed you! The waitress saw me walk in (all sweaty in my football pants and such) and she was like, "ohh you just missed them". :(

Our line coach's company moved him across country. He left right after our scrimmage on Saturday. (coincidence I'm sure haha) One of the other coaches picked up for him last night! Oh, I'm feelin' it!
I have never been part of a team before. The only other sport I've played was softball for a bar league, and since I didn't really hang out in bars at the time, I didn't really feel like part of the team. This, is a whole new world.
The girls are fricken' awsome! We all work together. We help each other improve and cheer each other on when we are having problems getting something right! I love it!


Monday, July 23

First scrimmage done!

So, I've got a couple bruises and scrapes, but not too bad!
It was alot of fun! I'm really surprised at how quickly I feel like part of the team!
The girls are great!
We didn't "win", but it wasn't a real game either. We definately found some stuff that we need to work on.
4 weeks till our first game!!

I got alot done on the earthtone and shades of blue afgahn that I am working on. I can't post a pic though, it is a gift :D
I'm sorry that I did not get a chance to stop by and see ya'll from cc at the bookstore, I'm sure you had a great time though! I'm going to try to make it to a couple of the Saturday meetings before our games start!
I miss you gals!

I was supposed to go out to the lake today and get some dives in for work, but the boat called and canceled this morning :( Now I have to work today :(

Oh, back to football!! My son is on his way to camp! He just called to say "hi". :D His team is eating breakfast at some McD's between here and there! The last junk food they will see until they are on their way back on Friday!

Well, I have to go find something to do!


Friday, July 20

Sooooo tired.

So, I am having problems finding the energy to keep my eyes open! I don't have practice tonight! I'm going to go order my helmet, hopefully see some of the girls at borders, then I am going to go float in my buddy Suzie's pool!!

Saturday is our first scrimmage, it is at 6:30 at Ed Fountain Park. It's against one of the teams from LA. I'm so nervous! It'll be a good test of our abilities and team work though. Hope to see some of ya out there!

I'm hoping to get some crochet time in on Sunday!! Or maybe some work on the bike.. I'm not sure. Either way, I should have something else to post about besides football :D


ps. Thanks for the advice 80! I'm going to order one of the inflatable helmets tonight, and one of the tall O linemen "adjusted" (means hit them down really hard) them for me last night.. it made them kinda suction down on my shoulders.. much better.. till I moved that is hahahah

Thursday, July 19


So, I got my pads last night, and the hitting began! Unfortunately, so did the running in shoulder pads and a helmet! Everything feels sooo tight! I am going to buy my own helmet! The ones that are available to borrow come in just the standard S, M, L... and so on. Apparently I'm a M and a half! hahahhaa I still have a headache from that thing! Agh.. its squeezing my brains out my eye balls... hahahha
Someone should start making shoulder pads that have room for boobs! :) I'm just sayin' I think a few of us would buy em' that's all I'm sayin'!
I am sore today!!! But, I'm also excited. Last night I was playing offensive tackle, but the line coach had to tell me what my assignment was for each play. He said that he would meet me at practice early tonight to go over the plays with me! Rock on! maybe I won't feel so stupid now :D

Anyways, the cc is meeting at the book store Friday night for HARRY POTTER! I am going to try to atleast stop by and see you all! I missed ya'll on Tuesday :( Don't laugh at my hobbling either, cause I can't hobble at football, but I'll be darned if I'm going to play tough girl when they aren't looking! hahaha

I have been working on the gold Lustre Sheen Saraphina, and also the big blankie! I will bring the shawl with me on Friday, but the blankie is getting too big to travel!


Wednesday, July 18

Las Vegas Showgirlz! The ONLY Professional Sports Team in Vegas!!

So, I am recieving so much support on the football thing! You all rock! I love you guys!!
If you click on the yellow "women's professional football team" down there, it will take you to the current web-site, the new one is supposed to be up and running next Monday I think. If the address changes, I will put up a new link!
Our schedule is pretty much full for the season! Our home games will be played at
Desert Pine High School
3800 Harris Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89110
I'm not sure about the start times, but I will update ya'll when I find out!!
I hope you get a chance to come out and see us!


Tuesday, July 17


So, I did not make it to cc tonight, because...
I was trying out for the women's professional football team here in Las Vegas.

I have some good news and some bad news.

Bad news, I will not be able to make it to cc until.. like December..

Good news, I am a professional football player!!!!

I know!!!!

How crazy is that!!
Anyone that lives here in Vegas, we have a scrimmage this Saturday, I will let you know the time later!
Come cheer me on.. or laugh at me... whatever!

Well, I do not want to miss the gym in the morning, so I have to go try to sleep now!

Late :D :D :D :D :D

Monday, July 16

BIG Secret

So, I will not be at crochet club tomorrow. Its something REALLY big, but I'm not telling ya'll till afterwards, hopefully tomorrow night or Wed. morning :D
Keep your fingers crossed!


Friday, July 13


So, I tried to load MS FrontPage on my puter last night, but the disk that I acquired did not work. Turns out that MS is really good at making their stuff anti-share. :(
My search continues for a cheap or free HTML editor that I don't have to take a class to learn how to use!
Ya'll be the first to know.

Thursday, July 12

Is it Friday yet?

So, one day till SKYNRD!! Sweet!

I have pics from cc club for everyone...
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Look, crocheters and kniters! Sitting next to each other.. SMILING! hahah
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New girl!!
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Sandy's pretty shell square :)
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The newly weds Saraphina. I hope I didn't mess her up too bad.
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All those tails were tucked by the end of the night!!
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For all of you that were too busy or scared (me) to join the mystery shawl thing, I will take pics of Angie's for you :)
Here is her test swatch. Knit LACE!
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This is the yarn and beads that she will be using for the actual ms3!


Monday, July 9

Title block worky :D

So, I have been having problems with my Internet Explorer shutting down everytime I click a link! :( I went to microsoft's help page, where I found out that this is a known issue with explorer 6.0. The info said to fix the problem I needed to load explorer 7. The explorer 7 info said to load xp service pack 2 first. Ok.. so I loaded service pack 2, problem was still there.. kinda knew it would be, so I moved on to downloading explorer 7. Well, to load 7, there is a link to follow... click close! grr! I tried restarting my computer, you know how they like to make that a "duh, you should know this step". Still.. click close! Grr!! So, I was discussing my problem with some computer geek types at work, and they said "download Mozilla Firefox".
I was like what?? and did you not hear that I can not download stuff? So, I somehow remembered the name, and found it very easily! Wouldn't you know it!! It worked.. loaded quickly with very few choices for me to make :D Now its loaded and I am using it and all my links that used to shut me down are working!!!! I'm soo happy ;)

So, to celibrate, here are some pics of the progress the hubby and I made on my bike this weekend!!
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Here are my WAY GROOVIE new handle bar clamps!! I found them at a motorcycle swap meet with some of my sisters. Carol was there :)
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Here's a pic of the front end!! I love my newly powder coated apes!
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And here is the piece that started it all!!! My shiny new transmission! 5-speed OH YEAH BABY!!

So, the title thing is not working :(

Does anyone else have problems with allergies? I was stuck in bed all day yesterday, and I think the culporate is the olive tree in my front yard!

There is a guy that "takes care of" this kind of thing, so I'm told.
We were talking to our neighbor about getting Pine "taken care of" and he said that he knows a guy that would really like to turn Olive into furniture. We said, well, we don't want Olive "taken out" we just want Pine "handled". It looks like we will now be able to make some kind of, we'll give you this if you take that type thing.
I feel bad having these guys knocked off, but a girl's gotta breath! And they are both near dead from being neglected for so long.
Hopefully I will be able to ward off the head ache long enough tonite to load some pics of my bike progress and such :D

I almost forgot!!! There is an assignment for cc!! I'm not sure where the term frogging came from for rip-it, rip-it crochet, but we need a new clever phrase. The phrase should mean something along the lines for "knitting for no apparent reason".. please leave your suggestions in the comments :D


Friday, July 6


So, its finally here!! This week seemed twice as long as normal didn't it? Like Mon-Tues was a week and Thur-Fri is another one!
My phone went swimming on the 4th! Then, it was set out to dry and someone stole my battery!! No F'en bueno!! You shouldn't bring people that you barely know or don't know if you can trust, to a "family" get together!! That's all I'm going to say about that!
So, my phone was looking like it worked, but half the buttons were not getting a response, so I went down and had my number attached to our back-up phone, and now I have to send in a claim to the warrenty company so I can get a new razor. I wonder if they will send me a pink one instead?
Well, I will post some pics later this weekend :D

Monday, July 2


So, I do not normally like to discuss politics, I like to search for facts from reliable sources and not argue about it with my friends.
But, I found this questionnaire on MSNBC, where the candidates were asked these questions. I am going to put in my answers, and the ones I either like.. (or have a comment on) from those who answered.. republican and democrat. If you would like to know the answers for your favorite candidate, go here to see if they answered :D

1. What item most reminds you of where you came from?

brand new white socks

"Olive burgers from the Picwich in Chicago." Hillary Clinton
I'm not sure that is the "where you came from" that they are looking for.. by the way I am from Chicago, what the heck isPicwich?

"My Grandfather's pocket watch." Rudy Giuliani
See, he gets it!

2. What were your best and worst grades or subjects in school?

best math, worst history

"Favorite subject was American jurisprudence at the University of Delaware; least favorite was contracts at Syracuse University Law School" Joe Biden
Way to alienate the American public Joe!

"A+ in high school civics; failed high school French." Tom Tancredo
Failed French.. sweet!

3. What pets live in your home?

3 dogs

I'm sorry for your lose Mitt.

Duncan Hunter has 2 black labs Boo and Hunter
racist? and your last name? very creative.

4. What is the last work of fiction you've read?

some of these candidates cheesy answers!!

""An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore" Tom Tancredo

tee hee

5. What task at home needs tending?

a lot

Sorry your house burnt down Duncan.

"Taking out the garbage at the mansion." Bill Richardson
Did he really say that?? Thanks for using this "get to know ya" survey as an opportunity to point out that you live in a "mansion"! I'm sure you take out the garbage yourself too, don't ya? "Christmas lights" Tom Tancredo
Are you kidding.. Tom, you might be a red-neck!! It's JULY! Just leave 'em up!

6. Alternate career choice?

yarn shop owner

"Bass guitar player for a touring rock band" Mike Huckabee

"Astronaut" Dennis Kucinich

"Foreign service" John McCain
So, either here or there? haha

"President" Tom Tancredo
Thanks for pointing out you want to be president Tom, I think we already got that! You know.. by the fact that your running and all.

7. Favorite food to cook?

any desert

"I'm a lousy cook, but I make pretty good soft scrambled eggs." Hillary Clinton
So, you stayed with your husband when he cheated on you and you can't cook?

Dennis Kucinich is a vegan.. wow, that should get him the popular vote.

8. Desert island necessity?
desert island or deserted island? hmm I'm not sure how to answer this one.. whipped cream?

All you butt kissing "my wife" people.. hahaha
At least you didn't put "A BOOK" are you kidding me? How impractical is that?? Yeah, I want you leading my country!!

"Laptop with satellite reception" Mike Huckabee
I'm glad you thought that all the way through!

"Boat" Tom Tancredo
You rock, I'm going to call you Gilligan.

9. Favorite reality TV show?

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Get over American Idol already!!

10. Favorite fitness activity?

sex hahaha

"Hunting" Tom Tancredo
Wow, feel the burn!

11. Worst habit?

eating when I'm not hungry

"Too many to list" Joe Biden
Really? Like Crack?

"Ask my wife, Elizabeth" Dennis Kucinich
Umm.. she already answered a couple questions for you Bill.. I mean Dennis!

"Checking my Blackberry" Barack Obama
How old are you Paris..? hahaha

"Cigar smoking" Tom Tancredo
Ok, either he is being refreshingly honest, or he wants us to think he is!!

12. Hidden talent?

then it wouldn't be hidden anymore, and I'm running out of hidden ones!

"I love crossword puzzles" Hillary Clinton
I'm happy for you Hill, but are you good at anything?

"I'm a pretty good poker player" Barack Obama
So you have a good poker face huh? Good at bluffin' are ya? NICE!

13. What time is "sleeping in"?


Dennis Kucinich said 8:30, but his wife decided to correct him :D I like her! She said, "up for brunch and then back to bed until 4:30pm" hehe

The rest of you do not really get up SO early that 7 or 8 is sleeping in... do you?

14. What was your last music purchase?

I'm not sure, but my next one will be the new Pumpkins!

""Ray" soundtrack" Barack Obama
Yeah, I bet it was Justin Timberlake.. hahaha

"Selection of Roy Orbison songs from iTunes" Mitt Romney
Are they paying you to say that? At least you are young and hip.. hahaha

"My sister's play list" Joe Biden
Does the music industry know that you condone file sharing?

"Evenescence, the goth rock group from Little Rock, Ark." Mike Huckabee

Go Mike! Good choice.. and way to support your state!!

15. What car or cars do you drive?

a Scion xB and a Harley.. when its done!

Hybrid, hybrid, hybrid. blah blah blah.. expensive luxury cars.. blah blah.. a couple chevy's NICE! But no Harleys.. :(

Rudy Giuliani does not drive at all.. true New Yorker!

Now, if you do not like my opinions, or you think I'm just being mean, take a deep breath, relax, and just read the title of this blog... feel better?


ps I have had a heck of a time trying to get this to look right, I'm sorry if it is hard to read.

Weekends are 2 short!

So, those of you still holding your breath, exhale! What's wrong with you?? I was just kidding! Don't you know how bad that is for you? Although, blue is a good look for you :)

I did get my painted pieces back! They are... good. The emblem on the gas tank es mue bueno! But, I am not going to show it to you! I have only been home when it is dark, and it will not look as good as it should till I get home and have time to take the pic before the sun goes down! I do have a sample of the color for you though :D
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Painter, "my bike is SOO cool!"
Hubby, "fread not."
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Painter, "see how cool I am.. you wanna ride it now don't you?"
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Hubby, "umm, no."

Anyways, after we picked up the paint Friday nigh, we brought home KFC, put the picnic table in the drive way, and ate while we stared at the front of my bike thinking about the possible reasons that my triple trees were not moving smoothly. We ended up calling our buddy and he was just leaving the shop, he appologized for forgeting about us the night before, and headed over.

He informed me that our little picnic was Harley heaven.. a big Harley emblem on the back wall, fried chicken, a bike to ride (hubby's), and a bike to work on (mine). hahaha I assured him that in my version, both bikes were to ride!

So, it took him about 2 sec to see our problem (fresh eyes are always good). It doesn't hurt that he has installed a few of these in the past, he pointed out that there was some casting on the frame that had not been trimmed off back in 76, and it was not allowing the after market cup to sit flat in the neck. This tilt caused the rubbing and general no buenoness of my triple trees. I did not get a pic before my hubby ground it down, but here it is after,
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and now it sits flat,
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Here is a quick helper.
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green points to the neck cups, pinkish points to the neck, and the yellow is the triple tree, actually in this pic it is the painted cover that goes over the triple tree, but you get the idea :D

Here is a video for ya..

and, that would be my hubby saying "buddah" yiddish meaning, "as smooth as butter" hahaha!

Here are a couple of rat rods that were sitting outside that tattoo parlour for your viewing pleasure!
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Saterday, one of my hubby's buddies came over and helped him install the swamp cooler in the wall of our garage!!
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Thank you!! That will definately help the bike get done! Especially since it is supposed to be over 110 for atleast the rest of the week!!

While they were doing that, I took the middle child to get her contacts! She was so excited I thought she was going to kiss the doctor, it didn't help that he was very tall and cute and she is a teenage girl, so she can't stop flirting to save her life.. anyways! She is happy, that means that everyone else is allowed to be happy, so for now, yea!

With our morning obligations done at our house, we moved on to helping our friend's get their back yard ready for the 4th of July party!
I think that you have (until now) been safe from my artsie fartsie pics of flowers, but that, my dear friends, is about to end..
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I usually add a wind chime to her collection, but I did not think of it soon enough, and only had time to stop at one store. The selection was limited and I did not like any of them, so I got her this pretty dragonfly instead.
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I will end this artsie flower show with a very pretty metal one.
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Then Sunday came... we spent the whole day in the car! We took my son to CA to spend the 4th with his girlfriend. Yes, that took all day! No, I did not think to take any pics :(

So, I have to sell fireworks for the football boosters this afternoon, and tomorrow afternoon before cc, so I might be a little late, but I will be there!

Late :D

ps. thank you for your comments :D now I'm going to go read ya'lls posts!