Friday, December 28, 2007

Jammie Pants

So for the last 3 Christmas Eves, I've made jammies for everyone who's here. That's usually me, Tyler, my mom, and (last year) Tyler's mom Donna.

I really enjoy sewing. It's relaxing for me. I love spending time at the stores shopping for fabric, figuring out what style we'll have, how the accents will work out and what can be done so that they're similar in style but everyone has his or her own distinct pjs that year and also so no one gets the same pjs from year to year.

So 3 years ago I bought a pattern for adult jammies. The pattern was sized XS-XL. I knew I was pushing it for the XL ... but that's the pattern I got so that I wouldn't have to get 2 patterns.

The first year the fabric was navy-ish blue and I had a really cute penguin fabric for accents. I cut pants that were bigger than the XL pattern for myself and Tyler. They were a little tight, but like I said, I was not going to buy two different patterns.

Last year the fabric was a beautiful Christmas toille in burgundy on a cream colored linen-look background with solid burgundy fabric and cream satin ribbon for accents. I cut the XL pattern for Tyler and myself, but this time I cut out the size for real. They were a little tight, but I knew that our penguins from the year before were getting big for us.

This year's fabric is dark green with 2 shades of green and gold snowflakes printed on it. The accents are gold ribbon and a kind of funky "South Main" green. I cut out the L pattern for Tyler and myself. They're really comfy.

Next year ... I have some ideas for the fabric. I won't share that though. I always keep that a secret and surprise until they're opened on Christmas Eve. I will share though that I want to cut out M jammies for myself. Either M or maternity ... either way, I have to loose about 20 pounds to do so. I'd really like to loose more than that. I still have about 40 pounds to loose off of my original goal of 100. And while jammies may seem like a silly motivator, they're working for me ... well ... jammie sizes and the hope for a healthy baby ... and a new pattern to get for kid pjs someday soon. (And no. We're not expecting yet. I'm just musing ...)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Office Space

I am not ashamed to admit - there are just some days in life where you feel the undeniable urge to watch Office Space. There is something strangely panaceatic (yeah ... made up a word) about it.

And today, as I was taking the Office Space quiz that I was challenged to on Facebook, I learned something very sad to me. Tyler has never seen it. Not only has he never seen it, he has no desire to see it. That's sad. I believe there's something in Office Space for everyone. And Tyler doesn't know what it holds for him.

That's sad to me.

(On a completely different note - I was also going to blog about lunch today, but Tyler didn't have to work this afternoon and beat me to it ... so please go read his blog - as it is close to what I would have said.)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Good Eats

So I was watching Good Eats tonight. And Alton Brown made marshmallows. I didn't know you could do that. I have to admit that I pretty much thought that they came from the magic marshmallow fairy.

Tyler came home during the episode. He agrees with me.

Did you know that it was possible to make marshmallows? I'm not talking about from the jars of marshmallow cream either ...

You learn something every day. Today I learned that there is no need for the magic marshmallow fairy because apparently, it is possible to make them. Huh ...

Season Finales

I've noticed something lately. It's not the first time I've seen it but I've noticed it much more lately.

When I was in high school and Survivor was newer ... the season finale was an hour long, maybe an hour and a half. Last week - 2 hours.

The Dancing with the Stars finale (and even their reveal shows) has doubled in length.


Why are they so much longer than they used to be? And why do they need to be?

They don't.

I can't wait for the writers strike to be over. Then we'll have our normal tv back and we won't have to watch so many long and pointlessly long reality show finales ...

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Writers Strike

this time on my blog. Tyler posted a video on his ... go check it out - it's a good one with The Daily Show writers.

First, I'll begin with a short musical montage:

And now, an offering from the writers of The Colbert Report;

Sunday, December 16, 2007

When Announcing Closings ...

I do not think it necessary to list a place is closed and THEN list all activities at that place that have been canceled.

For Example:

AmVets Post 21 - Closed
AmVets Post 21 Sunday Night Bingo - Cancelled

Whatever Random Church of the Blah Blah Blah - All Sunday Services and Evening Events Canceled
Same Random Church of the Blah Blah Blah - Christmas Cantata Canceled

Perhaps more people could list there closings/cancellations as follows:

City of Fremont - Closed/Canceled. If it was going to happen here today, it is not.
City of Findlay - Stay home or wherever you are.

That's just the general consensus from my little corner of the world.

Back to laundry. With all of these closings/cancellations (Journey Church included), I might just get every single load washed today ... Now, the ironing. That's another story ...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

From the Department of Friggin Hippies

The latest way that the environmentalist hippies have gone too far ...

In an effort to fight global warming, the green people are urging Jewish people to light one less candle during Hanukka this year.

Article here.

What the heck?!?!?!?!?!?!?! It's eight crazy nights - NOT seven! The oil in the lamp burned for eight nights. Jews are not just going to ignore history and tradition.

Sometimes I wonder if the environmentalist hippies have gone too far - this time I don't have to wonder.