nys sheep and wool 2009

February 3, 2010

Now I dont post too frequently, in fact one of the first posts i did last year was about the sheep and wool. To keep with the tradition, I decided to post the post I started months ago which doesn’t entail much except taking a few minutes to upload pics. I’m far from being super tech savvy and if I could figure out how to upload this amazing video I took with my camera of a particularly incredible alpaca, you’d all be in for a real treat. But, alas, I am not. Maybe I’ll figure it out at a later date..<br>

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ramblin man

March 24, 2009

i never posted pics from san diego so here yall go. aidden is a little bugger, 100% pure energy. 

 

hmmpphh. what have i accomplished today? not much. after much waiting and waiting and a little bit o’ stress in the mix, the apartment was finally exterminated today. i threw away my loft bed, my mattress and some other junk yesterday. its a lot of money down the tubes but lets just put it this way…if bed bugs are in my yarn, ima flip a shit. i wont be getting any new furniture until i have a new place. if you have never had these creatures in your bed, be grateful. to say that the bites itch is an understatement. they have the ability to drive a fairly sane person completely mad. theyre fierce.

for some reason i have the following song stuck in my head…  some good ole allman bros…

Lord, I was born a ramblin man,
Tryin to make a livin and doin the best I can.
And when its time for leavin,
I hope youll understand,
That I was born a ramblin man.

Well my father was a gambler down in georgia,
He wound up on the wrong end of a gun.
And I was born in the back seat of a greyhound bus
Rollin down highway 41.

Im on my way to new orleans this mornin,
Leaving out of nashville, tennessee,
Theyre always having a good time down on the bayou,
Lord, them delta women think the world of me.

Lord, I was born a ramblin man,
Tryin to make a livin and doin the best I can.
And when its time for leavin,
I hope youll understand,
That I was born a ramblin man.

(it may or may not be related to the fact that the bed bug guy was telling me for a full half hour about his divorce/his crazy wife/his 2 year old/his 4 year old/the difficulty he is having finding a woman younger than 40 who doesnt want kids but wants to take care of his/the inner conflict he is having with himself for not fighting for full custody…..)

besides that these are my spring/summer plans and in no order…..

1.) wedding in texas- weekend of may 2, moderately-extremely nervous to meet the family

2.) marathon in buffalo- weekend of may 24, completely/totally unprepared. i just hope i dont mess up my knees permanently or something. life has seriously been getting in the way of my running for a while now.

3.) new apartment- lease is up july 1st, after this bed bug mess… i really cant wait.

4.) 1 year at the point – may 17, wheewww-eeee. its been a ride.

5.) maybe another visit with remoy to buffalo in april to meet my family if the monetary stuff doesnt get too big.

6.) machu pichu – weekend of june 4, CANT WAIT. Me, James, and one of my favorite people in the chorus. Perhaps we will his up the Nazca lines? 

7.) erik and emily’s wedding – weekend of june 12, its on long island… that means a lot of extended family in town. emu and matt will chill here for a week after so i am totally looking forward to that.

Good weather, good company, good yarn, good times… to say the least.
This pics are from Mayleen’s camera, I still have to upload mine.
 

 

The boy and I both needed a breath of fresh air outside the city and headed to the Catskills for a mini vaca a few weeks back. Google Mt. Tremper and one of the first things that pops up is the world’s biggest kaleidoscope. Strangely fitting? Yes. We stayed at the lazy meadow motel owned by kate from the b-52’s, took about 2.5 hours by Trailways to get up there.  There is an amazing fruit stand/farmer’s market sorta thing right across the street.*$1 per pound of honey crisp apples.* are you kidding? i ate two a day while we were there. (ps i’d like to go apple picking, anyone want to lend me their car? i’m a good driver, my license expired over a year ago but that isn’t really an issue) it rained a lot that first night and our little airstream was right on the river so we could hear both the rain and the river. AWESOME. in the morning we went and had a lovely meal in phoenicia  at Sweet Sue’s with a couple we met at the motel, they gave us a lift to woodstock. REALLY wanted to eat at the vegan cafe. NEXT TIME. wandered around Woodstock.  its pretty nice, not as cheesy hippy as you might think. got some beer and gin. went to thrift store but the highlight was this little gem of a book store. I don’t even know if it had a name.  hitch hiked back to mount tremper. i love that the people with no room are always the ones who offer a lift.  watched mad about you, knit, laid in the hammock, slept well. woke up late, hiked mt tremperish. came home.

 

 

 back to the noise, cell phones, work and email.

 

culture shock.

disclaimer

October 12, 2008

there are many reasons why i wanted to start this blog and for some reason in order to even give it out to people in my life or to make it public…. i feel like i need to write an intro of sorts although this ain’t blog post numero uno. 

1. i read, i dont write. thats pretty important. i dont want to be judged for the order of my words or my limited vocabulary. i know good writing or at least like to think that i do. i am not capable of that nor do i desire to be. 

2. i want to log the things i keep forgetting. eg. after watching a significant film or reading a book that has a strong impact on me… i want to remember details, not just the long term lingering effect it had on my subconscious.

3. i am starting to run. i couldn’t tell you why i stopped but its been a longtime coming.  i signed up for the buffalo marathon on may 23… maybe the 29? whatever. its a sunday. i need to get my focus back (and my memory, ha). running helps and i need a long term goal. not to mention how bad ass it is going to sound when i say i ran my first marathon at 22. need to train seriously, eh? 26.2 miles. KAAAZAM!

4. i knit (obviously) and want to log my projects with pics here. ravelry is good too but i’d rather have all this centralized in one place.

5. i need to vent. i am pretty angry at the world and its systems. i am prone to  thinking that i can make a small difference to make life easier in my immediate surrounding and pretty frequently i get kicked around for this.  i dont hate humanity, i just think we are corrupt as hell. if anything its my love for humanity that fuels my anger.  (obviously there are a select few who hear about all this ramblin’ too much… this is also to give their ear a rest. bless your hearts.) often its hard for me to articulate. seeing my words sometimes really helps me to figure out what i believe or what i am feeling in regards to the issues much bigger than me. please note:  i will flip flop, don’t judge. if you do, you are an asshole. 

6. i want to have a reference for things i find online and be able to come back to them easily.

7. i haven’t had my period in over a year. that is likely key factor in my wavering sanity and its not that i am trying to deliberately refuse help. i simply dont believe in western medicine anymore, its about a quick fix and has nothing to do with preventative care. most pharmaceuticals haven’t been tested properly and we have no idea what the long term effects are. i’m not judging you for taking them so long as you don’t judge me for refusing them. that is all. i have tried birth control, i won’t do it again. the women’s anatomy is pretty fucking complex and the only answer is the pill. i cannot accept that. so, i am constantly reading about alternative women’s health stuff. don’t worry boys, this has strong overlap with the politic rants i am prone to.

8. i am vegan and cook vegan food. i will post awesome pics of delicious food and try to make the world go veg. not realistic, drrr. but it would be nice to persuade at least a handful of folks that 1.) being vegan isn’t as hard as you think 2.) its better for you, the environment and animals 3.) its a way of being an activist everyday.   i probably have a more diverse diet than most and that i am pretty health conscious.

disclaimer: you don’t need as much protein as you believe. 10% of your calories…. that is it. and veggies have protein. i’m just fine i promise. you should be more concerned about FIBER, found only in plants.    and what about calcium? if your worried about my bones, dont be. calcium has nothing to do with it. (and if it did… veggies got em too and so does rice milk, etc.) i’m pretty sure that horses and gorillas have strong healthy bones and they don’t drink milk their entire lives…. much less from another species EVER in their lives… so yah. its a bit unnatural. you can’t argue otherwise.   anyway, strong bones are built by strong muscles. build up your muscles and your bones compensate. third world countries are just starting to get osteoporosis. its because they’re modernizing (aka sitting in offices) and eating more SAD (standard american diet). don’t mess with me on nutrition. i am not interested in what you think you know.

8. how is this different than lj? good question