Thursday, October 13, 2005

Which City?

You belong in Winnipeg.

You're a cute chick looking for adventure, and you hate mosquitos.
Which is why you're attracted to the fogged streets of Winnipeg.
Strolling across the Esplanade Riel, large Tim's coffee in hand,
and shopping at Polo Park and The Forks Market.
And cute Manitoba guys, what could be better?

What City Do You Belong in? Take This Quiz :-)

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Friday, October 07, 2005


Basking in the glow (well, it's really faint when it gets all the way to me, but still) of the Yarn Harlot's article in USA Today, I finally found it online. It is hiding in tech-talk, but here it is:


I saw a lot of drek about other non-knitting celebrities on the way, so in case you want to cut to the chase, I am posting this link. I hope it works!
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Yeah, right

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.

A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.

A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.

No wonder you and London will get along so well.

What City Do You Belong in? Take This Quiz :-)

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Thursday, October 06, 2005


Ok, so I went on blogger, decided I had nothing to say, and then logged out. And that's when it happened: They have a goofy thing where they roll a list of recently-updated blog titles past you (those good bloggers, the ones who post) and I clicked on one about quilting. Dunno why, I guess I wanted to see how quilters blogged, as opposed to knitters? Anyway, this quilting blog was right there, and I clicked on it. Turns out it was a very funny, Canadian blog about quilting and--you guessed it--knitting.

It's called Even Quilters Mouth Off on Occasion.

So now, I am lifting her September 30 post, the whole thing, and pasting it here. Because it was really good, and I couldn't say it better myself.
Found this on Norma's blog, and even though same-sex marriage is legal in Canada (yay Canada!), I had to post it - very funny, in a thought-provoking way. Kind of shoots the anti gay marriage arguments in the foot.

So, without further ado, I give you Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Not Be Allowed in America ...

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...


Re-post this if you believe in legalizing gay marriage, or are happy to have same sex marriage legal already where you live.

And yes, I am of the opinion that same-sex marriage is a GOOD THING. 'Cause they're people, ya know?

P-e-o-p-l-e, not P-e-r-v-e-r-t-s. Take that, so called "religious right"! Phooey on you!

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

4600, Baby!

I am back from my trucking adventure! Precisely 4,600 kilometres later, I have seen a lot, and learned a lot. (That's 2,839 miles, but who's counting.) Sing with me, now, "Six days on the road, and I'm gonna make it home tonight...".

One of the things I have learned is: a Caterpillar 330 Excavator is reeeeally heavy and quite wide. You need flashing lights all over the place, banners on your bumpers saying you are wide, and red flags on all 4 corners, just in case people miss the flashing lights.

The other thing I learned is that even though the rig with this "busy machine" on it weighed about 60 tons (NOT exaggerating!) and the ride seemed very smooth, the buddy seat was too bumpy a ride to knit. (Awwwwww.) DHtrucker says he'll try to make his next truck one with air-ride seats on both sides. (Awwwww.) (I love him.)

I'll have to ask DS15 if the computer was acting funny while we were away (he stayed with Grandpa and Amma but visited home once in a while) because it won't let me get my pictures from my camera. Something about a Windows dll file missing. Hmmmm. That sounds expensive...
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Merino? Mohair? Alpaca? Someday!!

adopt your own virtual pet!