harena: (Rainbow Signature)
There. Totally got that jinx out of the way in my subject! i keep trying to avoid saying things like, "I hope 2011 goes better than 2010 did. It couldn't possibly be worse" to avoid the Universe feeling obliged to show me just how worse it could be.

And along those lines, i'd like to post here what the leader of my String Thing group started over on Ravelry: An Anti-Resolution List. Basically, instead of making a bunch of resolutions that most likely won't get kept, she made a list of things she already does well and is proud of and to quit fussing. i also agree with notion of being aware that of course there always is room for improvement but the days are already filled with lists of things that ought to be done and how about starting the year differently. i am all for that.

Here's what i stuck onto that thread:

1. I complete crocheted/knitted Xmas gifts for teachers and family on time every year.

2. I make my own lip balm and soap (which also go in the giftys in #1) and haven't bought any commercially for almost 2 decades.

3. I use open source software (and support Creative Commons) whenever possible and am Mostly successful at this.


Hippo Gnu Deer, Everybody!
harena: (Ferret with Yarn; Xmas)
So, the day was weary but i got all my present wrapping done and am pretty much ready for the day.. i even got the way late packages i wanted to send to people into the mailbox before the mailperson came by...

...and when i went to collect said mail having seen the packages safely off, what should i find but this loverly card waiting for me from [personal profile] futuresoon!

On the outside!

Edward Gorey! However did she know??? ♥♥♥

And on the inside after a loverly wee note, i really fell into a heap of ferret glee for i found this:


. o O (and she said she was having creative burn-out, hah!)

Thankee againgain, Talia, it made my day :D
harena: (Ferret with Yarn; Xmas)
And so, B&Z are merrily decorating the tree and singing....

They Might Be Giants! Thermostat to be precise at this moment.

i love my kids ;D
harena: (Cheese!)
So the other day as W&I were coming in the door from i don't remember what anymore, Mr. UPS Man walks up to me hands me a box! And i'm all, "huh. i am not expecting anything from UPS" and but who am i to turn down a box? And a box with the return address of ThinkGeek.com, no less!

i take it into the office and set it down on the CoA and tore at the tape in frantic curiositycarefully cut it open and this is what was inside!

    First, Books!
  • Geek Guide to World Domination (Oh, W's gonna have fun with that one!)

  • Mind Hacks (i'll love it if this would really help us hack into our brains and make 'em work betterer ;D)

  • Forbidden Knowledge (Doesn't that sound positively scandalous?? :D)

  • A Girls Guide To Dating a Geek (It's a toss-up which of us would use this one more ;D)

  • Limited Edition Pac-Man Moleskine Notebook (i sense another tug-o-war >.>)



    Second, Shinys!
  • Huey the Chameleon Color Sensing Lamp (Oh, Jinkies, i've already had a ridiculous amount of fun with this one.. .and astonishingly, the main color he has become is green! Who even knew???)

  • Evolv'ems Dimetrodon/Cynognathus (man, just can't say that one right even though the pronunciation is on its wee tag ;D) plushie! (it's Green! it's Yellow! When it's green, it's a matched set with ol' Huey! ;D)(and yes, i totally have it so that it has an extra set of legs sticking out of its tum right now >.>)

  • Glow in the Dark Mars Mud (Words totally Fail Me. So Much Shiny *dies again of ferret shock*)(Also, amusing note on this one: Ages 5 & up, woo, i'm old enough for this toy! :D)


  • On the invoice but not in the box (and quite appropriately too, if you ask me) is the item "Schrodinger's cat included/not included"



THANK YOU SO MUCH RTIZY :'D :'D *hguglebugglewuggles*

Also thrown in the box was a wee box of Chocolate Rocks-Highly Caffeinated Chocolates... Don't know if i quite dare eat any of those.. W suggests i use them medicinally when i get one of my headaches ;D

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