Monday, February 19, 2007

things to do before the move

since the big day to leave is slowly approaching, I've decided to make a list of all I need to complete before heading home.

I have at least five books to finish which include:
The Girl of the Limerlost
The Fountainhead
The Kite Runner
The Great Learning
Secret Life of Bees

I've got one quilt i need to cut out, piece together, add borders, and bind (need to also find backing for said quilt)

I've got to finish crocheting my afghan


Hold a garage sale (these socks could be yours for the low, low price of 10 cents)

Fly to Philly this weekend to find apartment

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chinese New Year

Today my dojo was celebrating the new year and part of that celebration includes watching lion dancing and cleaning the dojo. The lion dancing was entertaining to see especially when the lion (or dragon?) bent down and ate a head of lettuce and then spit it back up on the crowd.

I have been debating whether it is better to live by the Gregorian calendar or the Chinese lunisolar calendar. true the whole world goes by one, but I want to try something new this week. and since I've not been the best at my New Year's resolutions, I've got a chance for a new start tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

poker champion of the world (of jackie)

My roommates and I tonight had a friendly game of Texas hold'em and guess who swept house. ME! i also earned the name of big bird (brought to you by my roommate Brandi; i think her exact words were "because your tall and have blonde hair"). truly unfortunate cognomen.

During the game I was trying to work on my poker face. Since i usually give my good hands away by blushing, looking down, or smiling I asked Brandi before a round to study my face and see if I could have a real poker face. She dealt them and I looked at the cards to find a queen of clubs and and eight of the same suit. I casually looked up and stared at her without change in expression.

Brandi: "You've got a queen and an eight."

shock came over my face and the first thought I had was that she had supernatural powers. i mean serious "special stuff" kind of powers. then and there I vowed never to think of my bank account numbers or my weight when in her presence.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

i got skills

yesterday my Aunt and I got together to finish my first quilt. needless to say, it looks like a first quilt should look. But I did it all (aside from extensive help from Aunt). picture(s) will follow.

picture stars and stripes. very patriotic.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog's Day

All know of the tradition when Punxsutawney Phil, our most beloved rodent, pops out for a visit and tells us if winter will linger. Some folks say that real reason why this day exists is for people to skip work and get hammered, but they have no idea of the skills that our furry friend has. Did you know that Phil is actually a poet? Indeed he is, for our inebriated interpretors tell us so. And this year Phil's prediction was pushing a pro-budding agenda. He fully said:

"El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way."

I wonder how accurate he is.