snarlingbadger: (beneath my feet)
When I think of sketch comedy, the Carol Burnett show, with Harvey Korman & Tim Conway, always comes to mind. I just saw that he passed away today. Wow. He's certainly a legend in the field, and will be missed.
snarlingbadger: (Beyond the Sea)

and not another kitchy mag, this one is devoted to fashion crochet, huzzah!

Hmm, I wonder how long until Chiq makes it to Borders...


Apr. 18th, 2008 10:52 am
snarlingbadger: (Kaylee smile) -- there are some nice patterns for pet mats/blankets here, both crochet and knit.
snarlingbadger: (ooooouuuut)

Widdershins Crochet-Crochet Love

Me me me! I want to visit NYC and lose myself in the garment/fiber district!
snarlingbadger: (Serenity)

Widdershins Crochet

This was written by another member of the CLF. Oh, you're not familiar with the CLF? Why, it's the Crochet Liberation Front! Its headquarters are located within Ravelry, but there is also a publically-viewable (as opposed to the Rav, which is still in beta, and thus by invite only, though they're cracking through the waiting list at a pretty good pace... where was I?) blog here:

This is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek pro-crochet group. It is not intended to be anti- any other craft, though occasionally we get frustrated about taking a back seat to some of the other crafts.
snarlingbadger: (more yarn please)
My grammar may be slightly off, but the name should mean Badger Ridge. And it's in Ireland. Big surprise.

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DroimBroch - MyMiniCity

Apparently each person can click once per day to increase the size of the city.


Jan. 27th, 2008 09:15 pm
snarlingbadger: (let lips do)
Yesterday we attended "Midwinter's Revel," an event hosted by Lochmere (Lothian, MD). There was a fun bag game, in which people got bags full of trinkets, and traded for items they liked, w/o knowing the values of the items until the end of the game. There was feasting throughout the day, not really by the schedule provided, but quite tasty. The room was pretty crowded, so I pretty much stayed put in my seat at the table, because, after staying up way too late (first @ [profile] dexlira's gamenight, then getting stuff ready for the event - I crashed out around 3am) & getting up early, I was tired and after awhile developed a headache (that eventually went away with Excedrin & Diet Coke - we drove to a nearby gas station & were amused by the men tripping over themselves to open doors for us).

After all the feasting, and court, there was DANCING!!!

We danced Black Allemande, Gathering Peascods, Rufty Tufty, Black Nag, a simple pavanne (my least favorite type), and, more importantly, found out that our neighbor to the east (Barony of Storvik) hosts dance practice Monday nights (8-10pm), alongside their weekly fighter practice! So [profile] kimbyrle and I are going, whee!!!

I'm still trying to encourage Roxbury Mill people to come out Wednesday nights, but haven't had much success yet.
snarlingbadger: (Renee & Aim Me)

BLISS BLOG: Recording a NEW CD!!!

Huzzah, I am so VERY excited about this! I adore the tracks "53 Years," "Dream to Wake," "Bowling Green, KY," and the way they do Somewhere Over the Rainbow is made of total win. They've posted lyrics to a number of their songs on the blog.

I'm still hoping they'll make a holiday album sometime. Of course, they'd have to get some of their friends from Hideaway Saloon to make guest appearances, and do the Puddin song (aka "Christmas time's a comin").

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snarlingbadger: (Hipy Papy)
As a younger sib, I enjoy stretching out my birthday plans as much as possible. After all, what's more fun than celebrating over multiple days? Of course, the "official" reason is that Wednesday is a notoriously bad day to plan things for a lot of people. To that, I say hooey - come out & have fun!

Hmm, somewhere we need to insert gaming into the mix. Possibly Sunday, if no better alternative is determined.

Wednesday, Jan 16:
  • Turn 35.
  • Get puppy birthday kisses while doing daily walks.
  • Do movie?/dinner?/pool?/something fun? w/ [info]kimbyrle  + other locals (hint, hint: [info]histoire68 , [info]dexlira , [info]agrimony (who is local until she returns home), [info]daghain ) who may not be able to catch me on the Saturday festivities, mentioned below.

Saturday, Jan 19:
  • Hope "Sweeney Todd" is still playing in a local theater (preferably here). If so, view at 4pm (unless showtimes change between now & then).
  • Visit the artsy-fartsy shops in downtown Bethesda?
  • Continue festivities at Ri Ra, for Irish pub grub -- live music (classic rock) by "Trademark Band" begins at 10pm. I don't know bout y'all, but I could do with some dancing, and this seems like a good place to start.
If you would like to attend any or all, please comment as an RSVP - so we know who to keep an eye out for.
snarlingbadger: (Kaylee smile)
My dad forwarded me an email with some really cute pics of a fawn & a rabbit (a la Bambi & Thumper). I Googled, and found some links:

(and a similar site, in English)

Now I die from cuteness overload.
snarlingbadger: (buck off!)

Somehow, this seems really appropriate, in the context of blogs.
snarlingbadger: (let lips do)
Not necessarily in order, mostly for my own reference.

  • Inkheart (Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany & Andy Serkis are leading the cast!)
  • Up
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Trucker
  • New in Town
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • Coraline
  • Fanboys
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Two Lovers
  • All About Steve
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Adventureland
  • The Ugly Truth
  • 17 Again
  • State of Play
  • The Soloist
  • Earth
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • My Life in Ruins
  • Angels & Demons
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Terminator: Salvation
  • Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • The Proposal
  • Public Enemies
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Julie & Julia
In Theaters:
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Spirit
  • Revolutionary Road
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Gran Torino
Out of Theaters:
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • The Nanny Diaries
  • American Gangster
  • Awake
  • Grace is Gone
  • Prince Caspian
  • Pride & Glory
  • 21
okay, so some of them are in order, as I look at upcoming release dates...

Do I expect to see all these in the theater? Of course not.

ETA (12/12/09) - tired of looking at this because I didn't keep it updated, so moved it back a few years.

Movies I've Seen... )
snarlingbadger: (Beyond the Sea)
Ravelry is a fiber craft-hoarder's dream come true. Not only does it have fantastic networking capabilities, but you can show off projects past, present & future, and even keep track of supplies such as needles, hooks, books, and yarn!

In many parts of life, I am not terribly organized. In some, I am not at all. But an online user-friendly database to keep track of my fiber habit? This is love.

Today I cataloged a large tub (plus some assorted other bags & misc skeins) of yarn. Primarily acrylic, some that had been purchased for specific projects, some had even been started as those projects... others were oddballs, whose intended use, if there ever was one, had been lost to me. I don't know how much longer it will take to catalog the rest of my stash. Some has gone to the storage unit (before I became a Ravelry member - it's still in beta, so new members are invited in, based on a waiting list), so I'll likely take the laptop & put the info in a temporary Access db file, then upload it to Ravelry when I return home, to internet accessibility.

Ravelry allows users to search by yarn company, yarn name, project type, designer, user... there are probably other ways. Which is nifty if, for example, I'm trying to decide the best use for my 8 skeins of Moonlight Mohair in Coral Reef. I'd originally thought to use it for a shawl, but have since acquired a variety of shawls, so am looking in other directions for inspiration.

One of the nice things about the stash form is that there is a "stored in" field, so I labeled most of today's work as "Misc Yarn in blue tub" (as opposed to the "Misc Yarn in green tub" that will be cataloged later this week.

There are choices for handspun yarn as well as commercial yarn.

There are a number of social groups for spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, etc. It's multi-use, which fits well into my dabbling habits.
snarlingbadger: (Pensive in garb)
Because I'm a habitual friend/interest collector, I chose to have only 20 for my El-Jay Hallowmeme party:

[ profile] snarlingbadger's Halloween party:

_rhia_ dressed as Sigfried in need of testosterone.
adamdray dressed as a storm, and it suited them disturbingly well.
chefsnoopy dressed as a goblin.
clayman dressed as a bankrupt god.
danimal481 dressed as the Vicomte des Boules-Velues.
florentinescot dressed as John Quincy Adams.
get_medieval didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
gwyndyn dressed as a diplomat from Slovakia.
jeisen dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Kristy.
katiemacalister dressed as the love child of Al Gore and Oprah Winfrey.
khall dressed as a Shopko Stores employee.
lfett dressed as a new superhero: Scarlet Bull.
michaelmauzey dressed as the Governor of South Dakota.
momae dressed as Ted Williams.
nevern02 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Bruce Springsteen.
purplebard dressed as Lady Godiva without the horse and far too little hair!.
rachuk dressed as Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster from Sleepy Hollow.
sernik dressed as Martina Hingis - tarred and feathered.
shayd dressed as a lampshade.
wonderwombat dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Oprah Hamsterhiney".

Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
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Then, I went back & selected "all friends," just for fun...

Read more... )

Woo hoo!

Sep. 23rd, 2007 01:37 am
snarlingbadger: (ooooouuuut) -- when the Baron mentions Arts & Science, you see someone messing about with some fiber & a stick with a wheel... that's me!

Yeah, go fig, I'm spinning. Hoobah. I mean... Vivat!

Not bad, for my second event at Atlantia.

Other linky stuff here:


Sep. 22nd, 2007 01:01 am
snarlingbadger: my SCA device: a blue field atop a purple field, separated by a silver wavy. A badger in each field. (device)
My brother-in-law is writing children's books! And has several relatives who've been published. So cool. I love my sister, but Ram & I connect on a completely different level.

Anyway, here's his website, take a look!
snarlingbadger: (Roxi)
Whether you're a meeting a friend's furry companion or working as a pet care provider, at some point you are going to encounter a dog that is not immediately enamored of you. Some dogs have past trauma that has made them distrustful of new people, while others were simply born less outgoing than the average canine.

Read more here...
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