Thursday, March 31, 2005

so cute

this monkey

Statistically Improbable Phrases

Amazon has this interesting feature. In the book Behind The Attic Wall the SIP is "neither doll." Interesting tidbit.


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Thank you, Cesar Chavez, for giving me this day off from school.
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It is fun to wear headbands. Very Alice in WOnderlandish.
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I ran across a book report I did in junior high for a book called Behind the Attic Wall and I am amazed. I didn’t remember the book at first, but I vaguely do, now—and I’m DYING to read it again!!!! It looks entrancing. I’m sure it will be good and I must get it
my boyfriend now lives in the garage

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I am an 80's kid

Found this on another blog! You’re an 80’s kid if: 1. You ever ended a sentence w/ the word “SIKE” 2. You watched Pound Puppies 3. You can sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” 4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. 5. You yearned to be a member of the babysitters club and tried to start one of your own. 6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. 7. You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on “Blossom” 8. Two words: M.C. Hammer 9. If you ever watched Fraggle Rock 10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars. (HELL YEAH!!!) 11. You can sing the entire theme song to “Duck Tales” 12. It was actually worth getting up on Sat morning to watch cartoons 13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head 14. You saw “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on the big screen 15. You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class. 16. You had a clip that held your shirt in a knot at the side 17. You played the game MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) 18. You wore a Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it 19. L.A. Gear… need I say more 20. You wanted to change your name to “JEM” in kindergarten 21. You remember all of the Ramona books 22. You know the profound meaning of “WAX ON, WAX OFF” 23. You wanted to be a Goonie 24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing (some head to toe) 25. You can remember what Michael Jackson REALLY looked like 26. You ever wondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf 27. You took lunch pals to school 28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets 29. You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence 30. Barbie and the Rockers were your fav band 31. You thought She-Ra and He-Man should hook up 32. You thought your childhood friends would never leave you b/c you exchanged friendship bracelets 33. You ever owned a pair of jelly shoes (and probably in neon colors) 34. After Pee-Wee’s Big Adventures you kept saying “I know you are but what am I” 35. You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” 36. You remember skating before inline skates 37. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip-n-slide 38. You had a Skip-it 39. You had or attended a b-day party at Mc Donald’s 40. You’ve gone thru this nodding your head in agreement 41. “Don’t worry, Be happy!!” 42. You wore like 8 pair of socks over tights w/ high top Reeboks 43. You wore socks scrunched down 44. “Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK” 45. Boom boxes vs. cd players 46. Both Gremlin movies 47. “CARE BEAR STARE!!!” 48. You remember Rainbow Bright and My Lil Pony Tales 49. You thought Doogie Howser was hot! 50. Alf, the furry brown alien from Melmac 51. New Kids On the Block when they were cool 52. Knew all the characters and their life stories on the ORIGINAL Saved by the Bell 53. Know all the words to Bon Jovi- SHOT THRU THE HEART 54. You just sang it to yourself 55. You remember when Mullets were cool 56. You tight rolled your pants 57. You owned a banana clip!

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what i would like to know is this..... why is it that i will get a pounding headache in which the pain is utterly intolerable and then i will throw up and the headache is gone. ????? How does that work?

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

to sleep perchance to dream

today at school it seemed like all of a sudden I have three mid-terms next week and how did this happen? Image hosted by Photobucket.comthere is no time to study. am i supposed to just forget about every other aspect of my existence except for school from now until the midterms? I must. It is required. I have to do as well as I possibly can so that I don't fail all my classes and die. but, i want to stare vapidly into the entrancing blue flickering screen and feel the clicking of the keyboard keys under my finger tips and hear the whirling hum of the computer fans twirping and chirping away.... or i can look at the hermit crabs, or i can vacuum or do the dishes or do laundry or go talk to scott or anything but frickin focus on my studies! i think i'm starting to get burnt out on school. i'm hitting a slump.

Monday, March 28, 2005

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There once was a man who said, "Though, I know that I know what I know. What I'd like to see is the "I" that sees Me when I know that I know what I know --alan watts

Hermit Crabs

Image hosted by Hermit crabs are not cheap. The cheapest beginner setup is going to cost you a minimum of $100. true dat. yeah, so meet Homer and Marge.

blogger sucks

Sunday, March 27, 2005

cabbages and kings

Image hosted by Photobucket.comToday, I (and by "I"-- I mean: Scott) purchased a hermit crab for Atticus' birthday/Easter gift. \m/

The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright-- And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night.

best book ever

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more on death (the mother of all posts)

the ascencion. it is easter. okay, when christ went "up up up" after he had been resurrected.... he said "In my Father's house there are many mansions. In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. WEB

In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. ASV In my Father's house are rooms enough; if it was not so, would I have said that I am going to make ready a place for you? BBE In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place; DBY In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. KJV In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. WBS In my Father's house there are many resting-places. Were it otherwise, I would have told you; for I am going to make ready a place for you. WEY in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you; And Einstein said
But whoever has undergone the intense experience of successful advances made in this domain, is moved by the profound reverence for the rationality made manifest in existence. By way of the understanding he achieves a far reaching emancipation from the shackles of personal hopes and desires, and thereby attains that humble attitude of mind toward the grandeur of reason, incarnate in existence, and which, in its profoundest depths, is inaccessible to man. This attitude, however, appears to me to be religious in the highest sense of the word. And so it seems to me that science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualisation of our understanding of life". You're possibly already picking up on what I'm driving at here.... but, I've recently heard that I ought not to assume that quotations can stand alone. I must discuss their contextual aspects. That said, I will sum it up by saying: (boy, I'm being long-winded) When a person dies, his individual consciousness is not completely obliterated. It moves from this heavy plane to a 'higher vibratory level' or dimension of existence. We, too, can interact with this vibratory level at certain times... which is where religion fits into the picture. Ritual and Trance-like states induce a 'higher' awareness that allows reception of realities that we usually ignore just so we can focus on the everyday world of maya. sansara, illusion. Okay, church is over. Happy Sunday. now, shoo.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

this is totally 'girly' stuff

Image hosted by Image hosted by I'm going to try this alternative to tampons. Also, I would not mind trying these. I got some liquid eyeliner today. I have never been very good at applying eyeliner. I'm gonna give it another whirl, though.

sanskrit is love

So -- My monkeys were totally taking over my blog and I had to make them a blog of their own. t'was a pain in the derrier, but now, it is done.

sanskrit is love
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Why Napoleon Dynamite Rules like Ferris Bueller

Image hosted by Photobucket.comFor me, Napoleon Dynamite is a movie that makes life a joy to behold! I am so happy that the movie exists in my world. I might even buy a copy today. Listen, I love that movie. I think we have all discovered by now that people either ravenously love or vehemently hate Napoleon Dynamite. I think that in order to understand the love for the movie you have to really feel inside that it depicts a certain kind of true reality. You have to understand that every single millisecond of every aspect of that movie is pure genius. Like Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Image hosted by It's one of those movies that you can watch eight hundred bazillion times and still love. Anyway, that's what I think. The first time I saw Napoleon Dynamite was in the theater with my sister. When it was over, I shed a tear of sweet sorrow at the parting of myself from Napoleon's world. I wanted to stay in that movie forever. Serious. also, i don't have a television anymore-- so no more American Idol for me! I heard Makaylah got voted off. Wish I coulda seen it.

Friday, March 25, 2005

avast ye mateys

It's Friday and I'm tired. I think I'm coming down with a cold. At the fabric store I got some stuffing and buttons so that I can continue on my mission to populate the planet with sock monkeys. Somebody's gotta do it. Might as well be me. Image hosted by I am trying to make a store for my sock monkeys .... Anyway, I'm tired and achy and grouchy and I just want to nestle in and make a nice fuschia sock monkey with sporty striped extremeties. I am comforted by making them. It is repetetive and simple and predictable and safe and comforting.

Okay, so... you wanna know what I think happens after we die? I tend to go along with the buddhist idea of the bardo. when it comes down to it, I think that we could be dead already and not know it. what happens after you die? Blogideas - When you don't know what to Blog about.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.--Stephen Hawking (1942 - ), Der Spiegel, 1989

Want a sock monkey?

my hair

Image hosted by i have red hair. it is thick and coarse and angry-- with a mind of its own that's as stubborn as I am. it was in grade school... maybe fifth grade? that i was trying to come to terms with the realization (and acceptance of same) that my hair was red. squinting at myself in the mirror, I tried to understand how my hair could possibly be red? when i was a kid, my mom would see redheads and say, "Oh, look how pretty her hair is." and I would think it was grody. nobody likes redheads when you're a kid. at least, not that I remember. it was more of a stigma than anything. I didn't have freckles, though. still don't. so people sometimes have wondered if i was a 'natural.' well, now, i like the color of red hair and wish mine were more intense than it is, actually. mine was always actually more of a strawberry blonde. so, i usually add color. anyway, that's my story and i'm sticking to it. inspired by Image hosted by

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

got sock monkey?

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Image hosted by Photobucket.comOver spring break, instead of reading 8 chapters for my Middle Eastern Cultures class, I made eight sock monkeys. Don't you think that is worth something? It should be. I would rather make sock monkeys than read a bunch of history and politics and stuff. At the same time, I would like also to pass my classes and get a degree. Typical American. inverse twins

(Blue Sock Monkey only)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Back to the Old Grind

Today is the first day back to school after Spring Break. I am sort of glad to go back, but also, a little hesitant. I haven't done much studying at all over Spring Break.... so it will be hard to put myself back into that mode again. But, it's gotta be done. Just Breathe..... It won't be so bad, right?

Sunday, March 20, 2005


Would you like to adopt me?

teacher you are the Smartie Pants! you're very intellectual and love to read and write..its all'll be successful later on in life! What Pin Up girl are you? brought to you by Quizilla

numero ocho This monkey has been SOLD! My first sale! Thank you! "Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."--Ray Bradbury Here, take this stupid poll.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

monkey monkey monkey

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI went to the zoo and it wasn't bad at all, really. I actually quite enjoyed it and am ready to go back, but it's closed now. I hope I get a chance to go back tomorrow. It totally rules that there are awesome spider monkeys and gibbons just chillin over there. They were cool to watch.

procrastination is what should've killed the cat

Image hosted by Today it is raining with no sign of stopping anytime soon. I am supposed to go to the zoo and observe monkeys scratching their butts or whatever it is that they may be doing. I really am not looking forward to spending two hours in the rain. Not one little itty bitty teeny weeny bit. Of course, I've known about this assignment for months, and I've known that it would be due when I return from Spring Break.... and I still procrastinated it until the very last possible minute. And now, it's raining. Most likely the monkeys will just be sleeping in their enclosures and I will be up a creek without a paddle-- so to speak. Woe is me!!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2005

number seven

Want a sock monkey?

Here is the pattern I used. Here is another cute pattern. Look at all the funny sock monkeys on this page. There's even a sock monkey comic book. Yes, I have OCD. (the spark was ignited by this post on Janet's blog) I'm cuckoo for sock monkeys. Image hosted by Photobucket.comHonestly, don't you think the world could do with a few more sock monkeys? Okay, this is amazing.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

san francisco zoo flamingoes Posted by Hello

here are the two most recent. Posted by Hello

i can't stop making sock monkeys!

it just feels so right! yesterday, i made two-- which makes for a total of five since Friday. I guess that would be an average rate of one per day.

this one's a little better Posted by Hello

Friday, March 11, 2005

one week

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink As I make you stop, think You’ll think you’re looking at aquaman I summon fish to the dish, although I like the chalet swiss I like the sushi ’cause it’s never touched a frying pan Hot like wasabe when I bust rhymes Big like leann rimes Because I’m all about value Bert kaempfert’s got the mad hits You try to match wits You try to hold me but I bust through Gonna make a break and take a fake I’d like a stinkin achin shake I like vanilla, it’s the finest of the flavours Gotta see the show, cause then you’ll know The vertigo is gonna grow Cause it’s so dangerous, you’ll have to sign a waiver --barenaked ladies (title is link to lyrics)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

wil wheaton on csi and in NY Times Today

Hooray for Wil Wheaton! He's on CSI tonight! Yeehaw!

sorry, i just love these quizzes

What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kong.I am Kong. Strong and passionate, I tend to be misunderstood, sometimes even feared. I don't want to fight, I don't want to cause trouble, all I ask is a little love, and a little peace. If I don't get what I want, I get angry, and throw barrels and flaming oil at whatever's stopping me. What Video Game Character Are You?

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.--Jean Houston Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

blogsurfing has its rewards

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square1 You are a Square. What a weirdo. What kind of Sixties Person are you? brought to you by Quizilla i was trying to download the beatles' song From Me to You and I couldn't find a version that was available but I found a version by Bobby McFerrin, a Spanish Version by Ricky Gianco and a French Version by Claude Francois. Those were all cool and fun to listen to, though.

coffee talk

I liked the song that Amanda Avila sang. It was risky. At first I wondered if she would wreck the song, but I don't think she did. I didn't even know that Tina Turner sang that song... I remember it as an Erasure song. Janay should be eliminated this round. She wasn't HORRIBLE in my opinion, but not as good as all the rest, I'd say. She's not a strong singer. Carrie Underwood won't be voted out. It will be Janay and Lindsay, I think. Lindsay doesn't have enough charisma to carry her through this competition. Nadia has charisma, although I really didn't like her performance last night. I thought Ryan's shirt was strange. Anyway, I had more fun watching the girls than I did the guys. Looking forward to tonight's episode.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

From me to you

I always think of cool things that I think would be good to blog about. But my mind wanders and it all just swims downstream. Then Blogger won’t work right and I totally get sidetracked and start looking at Celebrity Fashion Faux pas. What was it that I thought would be so cool to blog about? “To blog” a strange new phrase. my boyfriend loves Fear Factor. It is not my cup of tea, particularly. Baser matter. Last night I was barely able to watch American Idol at all, which is okay— (I’m not really all that into the guys this season, anyway, for whatever reason). While I was trying to watch the show, my son was singing to me his covers of all the songs on Green Day’s American Idiot cd. Truly, Atticus’ singing brought a tear to my eye. It was adorable. Here are some notes. But first…. Today, I’ve been attacked by miserable allergies. Lots of cough drops…. They start to get yucky. My sister has re-vamped her blog and it’s really cute! I love it and you will, too. Okay, my opinions regarding the guys last night on A.I. (I call it that, now): 1. Scott: Simon is right…. Amateurish. He’s been in the competition long enough. He’s outta there! Ghandi. Buh-bye. 2. As I sit with notebook and pencil recording random impressions, I realize I had some faith in Bo, but tonight he was reminiscent of a decent karaoke singer. Nothing more. Well, maybe a wedding singer. 3. Anthony Federov—meh. He’s like Bill Gates up there singing. He did his Ricky Martin impression—I mean, maybe he has some talent, but I’m just not feelin’ it. Even Simon said that. 4. Simon is right. (about everything) ;-) I am beginning to think I watch the show just to see Simon? 5. Nikko Smith at least is conceivable as a performer. Travis Tucker’s singing was not impressive. 6. my boyfriend is a really good judge of American Idol. 7. Mario Vazquez was good-“ish” It was Okay. Like a theme park dude, as Simon put it. 8. Constantine was at least interesting. I liked the song. 9. Anwar Robinson is good. 10. I should totally be doing homework right now. I think this is the most links i've ever had in one post!

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Monday, March 07, 2005

why am i not surprised?

You're Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! by Lewis Carroll After stumbling down the wrong turn in life, you've had your mind opened to a number of strange and curious things. As life grows curiouser and curiouser, you have to ask yourself what's real and what's the picture of illusion. Little is coming to your aid in discerning fantasy from fact, but the line between them is so blurry that it's starting not to matter. Be careful around rabbit holes and those who smile to much, and just avoid hat shops altogether. Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.