October 30, 2008

Boo! A little early

Posted in Halloween at 6:30 pm by adrienne

Okay, so it’s not Halloween until tomorrow, but I’m not working tomorrow, so what could I do but dress up today?  I thought I’d try for Twiggy this year.  The eyelashes are sparkly, but you can’t tell.  They went over well :).  I’m going for a model’s pose, which I am clearly not.

September 17, 2008

Haiku on the Cheap

Posted in Knitting tagged , at 10:37 pm by adrienne

A friend of mine gave me a small journal-type book for my haiku poems.  When I’m done scribbling on scraps, getting them okayed by two or three critics (I’d say ‘vetted’ if that word hadn’t been flogged to death), I write them nicely in the book.  Here are some examples:

Rain pounding through wind
Wakens the restless spirits
They slide between drops.

The heavens observe
Twined bodies drifting nightly
Through their lazy dance.

When a soul is lost
The wind may rage or whisper
And all is silence.

I love this book:)

September 16, 2008

I know the Twenties Murder Mystery Party was last year,

Posted in Murder Mystery Parties at 11:08 pm by adrienne

but as Blogger ate my blogs, I wanted some pics of it here.  I’m in the red dress, a 19-year old dumb tomato named Carrie Crooner-Ravioli.  The dress is circa 1930s, and I’ve had it since high school.  The single pic of me w/ the feather in a store was my costume last Halloween.  I really had the wrong shoes:).

September 13, 2008

What Could Be a Better Knitting Bag…

Posted in Knitting at 10:58 pm by adrienne

than this?  But she is scary to some (and I will say she photographs as being far more creepy than she is) – if I quote her as saying Cluck, cluck – will it help?

August 29, 2008

Friday Fill-ins…

Posted in Quizzes at 2:39 pm by adrienne

are all I seem to have time for these days!  To proceed:
1. When I’m sick I’m _____not happy to give in and admit it___.

2. When I take a walk, I think about ___zillions of things, none necessarily connected_______.

3. Money can’t buy happiness but it can ___buy yarn_______.

4. Cotton makes me _____most of my clothes_____ and leather makes me some of my shoes__________.

5. The strangest person/character I’ve had lewd thoughts about was I have no idea – if I think of someone – I’ll let you know!

6. My favorite color these days is still black because I love it.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____ and Sunday, I want to  My life is so dull (and yet sooo busy), that I can’t answer this question (s) until something interesting happens :)!

August 15, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

Posted in Quizzes at 11:58 am by adrienne

1. The last meal I had at a restaurant was a small four-cheese pizza on spelt crust – yum.

2. Mushrooms are something I intensely dislike.

3. The full moon is inspiring, beautiful – one of my favorite things to look at.

4. Frak me is one of my favorite local expressions. Ok, it’s not local, unless you’re a BG fan;). Locally, everyone calls everyone “dear.” I can’t do it – it’s not natural for me.

5. Sometimes it’s best to stay out of it.

6. ?? is the best movie I’ve seen so far this year! Holy frak – I don’t think I’ve been to a movie this year!?! So, a movie I saw on TV this year – maybe Letters From Iwo Jima (sp?) They showed it with no breaks and I loved it. I’ve got to get out more…

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to being quietly alone, tomorrow my plans include the library (perhaps) and a pool party at my aunt and uncle’s (I don’t go into the pool – I hate bathing suits) and Sunday, I want to well, I don’t know…!

August 10, 2008

My Own Knitting Group :)!

Posted in Knitting at 1:24 pm by adrienne

We have some neighbors through the woods, a couple with four girls. They live in the middle of the country and come here for a few weeks every summer. As the weather’s been really rainy lately – they’ve had to occupy themselves as best they can, and one day the two youngest girls came over to learn how to knit. Right. I don’t know how to teach. I tried – and it worked, sort of. Sarah, 7, had only one problem – after wrapping the yarn around the needle, she would lose that yarn trying to bring it through the old stitch to form the new one (see how I struggle to describe the situation?). Becca, 5, had some trouble keeping the needles in the right place so she could form stitches. But, as their father is allergic to cats, and we have four they could run around after, that was the major attraction in coming to the house that day. Or so I thought. On the night of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics, the whole family came over for dinner. Sarah and Becca wanted to knit again, and older sister Sija, 9, wanted to join in. I handed Sarah a project in the round I was working on, had a small swatch for Sija to work on (she knew basically what to do, just needed help from time to time), and settled on the floor with Becca and a tiny swatch to begin again. They were all amazing, had really improved!!! I’m so proud! I’ve learned that I’m better at fixing mistakes than I am with the initial teaching. But I forgot to get pictures, so last night at their camp I took some. Eldest sister Tori, 11, already knows how to knit and was immersed in Harry Potter (and who could blame her?), but I put a photo of her in as well – it’s only fair:

August 5, 2008

emma’s revolution, and get smarter while giving food

Posted in activism at 11:08 pm by adrienne

I grew up in Southern Maine, and because of health problems moved back in with my parents 10 years ago. My Mum actually grew up here on the island. Six years ago my parents decided to move here, and with them I went. Two years ago I was introduced to Robert Shetterly and his partner/wife Gail Page (conveniently located half an hour from me). Gail Page is an artist and writer of children’s books like How to Be a Good Dog. Robert paints portraits of different activists for his website Americans Who Tell the Truth, and I am now helping to write the accompanying bios. Since it mostly happens online, it is very convenient for me :). Bored yet? Here’s what I was getting slowly to.

A couple of weeks ago, at a potluck at Rob and Gail’s, I met the activist musician duo of emma’s revolution, named for Emma Goldman and comprised of Pat Humphries and Sandy O. They are extremely nice people, and wonderfully talented singers and musicians. Check them out :).

I’ve found another site to become addicted to – FreeRice.com It’s a multiple-choice vocabulary test. For every word you define correctly, the UN World Food Program donates 20 grains of rice to end hunger. It gets harder until you get a word wrong, then it goes back down to an easier word, and gets harder again. Fabulous fun! It doesn’t seem like much – 20 grains per word, but it does add up, and if lots of people are doing it…

August 4, 2008

The Hat Parade, and Why I don’t Blog More

Posted in Head Issues tagged at 10:59 pm by adrienne

Why? Because my computer is soooo slow that I can’t stand it. I need a laptop with wireless so I can go to the library and in quiet moments blog like a normal person.

Anyway, I meant to do this AGES ago, but you know how it is…I’d like to thank all of the lovely people like Becky and Hope and Barb who made me hats during radiation :).  Yup, Becky made me a Jayne – thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!!!! There’s one more I need to show, as soon as I find an antebellum ball gown which will be appropriate for it:)! Here they are:

June 13, 2008

Happy Friday the 13th!

Posted in Quizzes at 9:40 am by adrienne

I’ve never thought of Friday the 13th as a particularly scary or bad day. More Friday Fill-ins:
1. Going on a safari is high up on my bucket list.
2. My favorite quote is “I think the concentrated essence of all the madness in the world took up its abode in my brain”; it’s from Wuthering Heights.
3. The online groups I’ve joined and the friends I’ve made there inspired me to start blogging.
4. Strawberries are best picked out of the patch, nice and warm.
5. I was dating John Corbett in the last dream I remember having. It was just this morning…
6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is evening to night.

Have a great weekend – I think having that dream is the most exciting thing I expect to do this weekend :)!

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