Monday, July 25, 2011

Knittin' Crap: Wipeout!

Well, I totally didn't come anywhere near close to the damned Champs-Élysées. I did get more than halfway through a long-sleeved pullover (women's medium) knitted at an absurdly small gauge, though, so I still feel like I accomplished something. Here it is (the body, knit in the round (like a tube), with the back finished to the shoulder edge and starting on the front past the armhole division):

Pullover de France 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You know you're a total geek when...

You sing the 1982 Flash Gordon theme, by Queen, to your cat with the following lyrics: "Spoon, ahhh-ahhh, Savior of the Spooniverse!"

Monday, July 18, 2011

News: Bus Person Car

funny car photos - Worst Game of Chicken Ever
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Bus wins!

You know you're a total geek when...

... you have a cat sitting on either side of you and you put a hand on each one and say, "I'm completing the cuteness circuit!"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Minecraft: Data Mining

  • funny graphs - You Have to Leave; I'm Contagious
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    Except I live alone so I don't even have to waste time dying.
  • The only thing that would make me nuttier than when a creeper blows me up when I'm carrying diamonds is sewing all those hundreds of little squares together in this creeper plushie pattern.

  • Minecraft Edibles of the Day
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    Um, ew. Those don't look all that appetizing.

And what happens when kitty doesn't see the creeper coming!
funny pictures of cats with captions
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You Know You're a Total Geek When...

... you see "Protect IP" and wonder who the hell is trying to mess with the Internet Protocol? (My first guess is always Microsoft. They generally have some proprietary standard they want to foist on us.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Knittin' Crap: La rainure de fil est revenue

Pullover de France 2011 Day 11 While I have pretty much no hope of completing the pullover before the end of the Tour de France, I persevere. The yarn groove on the back of my left finger, which I use to tension the yarn, has also reappeared.

Tour de France 2011 Yarn Groove

Spoonerisms: More of Me To Love, Baby

18 Pounds of Lovin' Spoon has been sneezing intermittently, so I took his fat ass to the vet Friday. When the assistant put him on the scale, I was in for the shock: he now tops the scales at over 18 pounds. He'd been hovering south of 17 pounds last time he'd been there. I didn't realize he'd... grown... so much.

He is now on a diet. Right now we're trying the "get the skinny cat to dine at the all-you-can-eat buffet on top of the fridge" method, but Dipity isn't taking to that too well. I have to pick her up and put her up there, and then she'll generally look to jump down before eating anything unless the downstairs food dish has been empty long enough. I even moved their ceramic dish, which makes a satisfying noise when you put the food in, up there, but maybe I'll have to start putting surprises in there, like kid's cereal.

Anyway... now I know why the fat Spoon mushes the sofa cushions...

P.S. The vet said the sneezing may be due to allergies. I forgot to ask if cats can get seasonal hay fever the way humans can.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spoonerisms: Prime Real Estate

Dipity's New Spot Apparently I created the new cool place to be, just by folding up the squares blanket and draping across the back of the sofa.

Dipity was the first one to hang out there. Note how she can just drape over it. Of course, partly because he's always loved the blanket and partly because Dipity thought it was cool, Spoon had to start hanging out there, too. He even managed to steal the spot from Dipity. Just by sitting down in her personal space.

Spoon Stealing Dipity's Spot Spoon's New Stolen Spot
Spoon, instead of draping elegantly, mashes the hell out of the cushion. Ah, well.

Metro Journal: NextBus

The LA County MTA has finally added its bus system to NextBus, the online service which gives real-time bus arrival times based on the GPS locations of the buses. Unfortunately, I've found that "real-time" can be +/- 5 minutes, usually 5 minutes behind the actual arrival time, which means it's still possible to miss the bus. Also, there's no separate Android app for it, and the web interface is rather annoying. Still when taking a line that isn't always punctual or when trying to decide which of multiple viable lines looks like the better option, it's nice to have.

Nextrip sign They've started putting up these signs with the NextBus stop number and occasionally qor codes to make it easier to use the service. Sometimes the sign placement is more sensible than at others. At one of the stops I take near work, the sign is 7' up the pole. I had to look for it. Dude, I can barely see it, and I'm not super-short.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Knittin' Crap: Je Suis Absolument Folle

jaune 1 It's Tour de France time again, and like a total nutcase, I decided to go for the yellow jersey, the big challenge, the... long-sleeved pullover in fingering-weight yarn.

I am seriously nuts. And if I'm not already, this seed stitch bottom band which is taking me forever to work will certainement finish the job.