Wednesday, June 22, 2005

School's out for summer


The view from inside Boys Town Jerusalem, site of the Oldest Teen's incarceration for the past 4 years

Joy to the Teens. Terror for the Mom. It's summers that make me think about taking a corporate job again, just so I can get away from the family for a few hours a day. Most of the year working from the house is bliss. Over vacations? Major suckage.

  • Israelis, add this number to your speed dials: 050-800-60-60. The anti-expulsion hotline; all the activities, all the protests, all the time.

  • For the person who visited after googling for "world's best scribe" -- he's here. Tell him Moze sent you.


I'm knitting as fast as I can

I don't think I have enough yarn to finish this sock.

If I knit fast, though, maybe I can outrun the deficit? Well, I didn't much care for it anyway. If I have enough to finish, I'll gift it to my sister. She wants socks -- no one ever knits for her -- and I want not to have to make her a pair every time I see her, so many this pair (with poorly done gussets and a truly icky colorway) will satisfy (or horrify) her enough.

Say goodbye to the Not-Yarn Along, aka the Industrial Monkey



Hey, Ma, it's tight on this needle!


Is this one of those shape thingies mathematicians knit up for their theses?



But, with a little perseverance, you too can end up with

The Thing that wouldn't stand!

This will probably end up in the trash some day. The ruffle is too heavy for the audio tape and pulls it down. The audio tape itself stinks. Literally. It gives off these noxious fumes that make me glad we've switched most of our music to CDs. Still, now I know that though a small amount of audio tape yarn is a good thing (cf. Fry-Up bag), it is not like chocolate; "too much" is a quickly reached limit.

Back to yesterday's post . American Idol vs. Kochav Nolad.

You get Simon:



We get Svika:



I'm just sayin'...

6 comments:

Creative Genius? said...

YIKES - Simon vs. Svika..... that's quite a difference! Not sure if the American public would be ready for Svika...

laurie said...

I'm not sure I could handle some Svika!! LOL

Hey, the tape thing is funny. I had no idea it would stink, that's one of those interesting factoids I can file away for a later date LOL.

I love your blog :)

stephanie said...

I think we could handle Svika. We handle Ozzy Osbourne fairly well. (To be honest though, I only get the american idol reference b/c the things I watch/listen to/read make fun of it. I couldn't have told you his name if you'd asked.)

Your Fry-up looks great - totally digging the blueberry topping on the waffles.

Rachel said...

You know what is pathetic, I've no idea who any of those people are on your list. And I have t.v.!

Summer; ah, how grand. A week with the family (everyone's coming in from the states...I mean, like most of my family!) and then several weeks of nothing. I'm looking forward to the nothing.

Rachel Ann said...

You know what is pathetic, I've no idea who any of those people are on your list. And I have t.v.!

Summer; ah, how grand. A week with the family (everyone's coming in from the states...I mean, like most of my family!) and then several weeks of nothing. I'm looking forward to the nothing.

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Althea! I hope it's a good one.