Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Creole Ned, Jan 7, 2012.
Try asking around over at Ravelry, guarantee they'd be able to point you in the right direction.
This one, maybe? Alternatively, you could take a baby hat pattern that calls for thin yarn and make it with bulky yarn...
ETA: Or this one!
Thanks for the links, everyone!
Both of these are great. I will show them to her (though I suspect that she will prefer the second).
LO, I AM BECOME SPEAK, TAKER OF SHOWERS
And that was my achievement for the day. <falls over>
Edit: AND surviving two hours of a Sofaer family shabbat while on oxycodone. woo!
1) My coworker is almost 30 and had never seen the Star Wars kid Youtube video. After rewatching it, it doesn't really hold up that well. It seems that 2006 was a simpler time for internet humor.
2) There's a Costco coffee called Pacific Bold that has a picture of waves crashing down over lava rock. I think it's supposed to bring to mind Hawaii, but if it were actually Kona coffee it would say so. I read the box, and there's really no evidence it's even from somewhere in the Pacific. This upsets me more than it probably should.
So like...back for the most part. Will probably end up traipsing to other threads to get the entire story out, but summarized?
Butts. Lots and lots and lots of butts.
HAPPY NEW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
Lum got me rereading Angie's Matches & Matrimony LP and Matt's doubting his ability to LP ahahahahahahahahaha.
Damn, that was only a year ago, wasn't it?
Reposted from Drama Llama Chick Flick thread because it's not about drama and not about Chick.
So my brand new toaster oven is broken. I used it yesterday to make a turkey mushroom melt. All was well. I hadn't touched the crumb tray in at least a couple of days.
I try to use it this morning. As I'm toasting a bun, I notice that the bottom of the oven looks ... slanted. I then notice the small fire accumulating near the bottom heating element. Upon further inspection, someone has apparently removed the crumb tray and then somehow tried to force it back in, wedging it between the element and the metal guard protecting it and breaking the element in two. I'm currently living with my mother and aunt, neither of whom has much sense or is owning up to this depressing disaster. I think I should call the police.
Also, I just spent an hour reading this. I was getting a good laugh out of it until I realized there are a not small number people who buy this stuff wholeheartedly. Sad for oven, sad for humanity.
Today my iCarbons arrive. Then you can witness the power of this fully armed and operational smartphone.
Recovery proceeds apace (actually, faster than normal), but the parents keep getting worse. Dad sent a passive-aggressive email this morning challenging me to either a fight or a begging breakdown; when I responded in an irritated tone rather than a contrite one, he threw it back in my face as "nasty," "disgusting but not unexpected," and concluded with "your running rouge now. I can't help you."
Completely ignoring the fact that the man who played a rogue for years of D&D campaigns can't spell it, they are wearing me the fuck out here. I am sick of trying to play the adult in this family. And frankly, I'm afraid to express anything more than mild irritation, because they'll find a way to take it out on me or, worse, on my sister who's still at home. I trust them about as far as I can throw them, and considering that I'm forbidden from lifting anything right now, I certainly can't throw them very far.
People, get a goddamn clue and let your daughter succumb to the sweet embrace of painkillers for a while. /rant
Just ignore 'em for a while.
In happier news, SCORE!
And, on! I like how these mimic the two-tone look of the phone. They were very easy to apply.
Are they supposed to look like stickers?
What's the point of those?
Don't rain on the dude's skin parade!
(Were they out of Lisa Frank?)
Probably fashion. If I were going to put stickers on my iPhone I'd probably use these:
They protect the back of the phone, which is made from aluminum and will scratch really easily. If I didn't trade in my phones whenever I upgrade, I wouldn't care about scratches. But I do, and so I do.
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it actually doesn't look like stickers in person. It's a textured vinyl with a metallic finish, and it has a reflective/anisotropic quality that makes it a pretty close match for brushed metal. I would have gone with a clear protector, since I like the look of the back of the phone, but the lettering and logo on the iPhone 5 is embossed, so clear skins tend to bubble around the letters and look crappy.
People who just skin their phones are braver than I. I refuse to take my phone out of the house without some sort of military-grade rubber and ABS contraption that doubles as a basketball in a pinch.
I use my phone as a hammer, /shrug. Why bother having gorilla glass if you aren't gonna exploit it?
People say that a lot, but the back of my 5 has yet to scratch, and I'm hardly delicate with it.
I have a bumper for it as well--one of these. I used a bumper on my iPhone 4 and liked it a lot, since it provided good protection for all the edges without adding a lot of bulk. But the glass back of the iPhone 4 was much more scratch-resistant than the aluminum back of the iPhone 5, so the choice was either to get a full case that covered the back, or use a bumper and get a protector for the back. I went with the latter because I really love how thin the phone is, and didn't want to bulk it up too much. That Spigen bumper barely adds to the width of the phone, which is nice.
If the back were Gorilla Glass, I'd agree. I didn't use a back protector on my iPhone 4, and I never use screen protectors on the front of my phone. With aluminum, I'd rather not take the chance.
A bath is a simple thing yet I manage to muck it up regularly.
Have a nice warm bath, luxuriating in its liquid comfort for a good while.
Pour super-hot water into tub, climb in, sweat profusely, wash off sweat (convenient with being in the tub already and all), then exit quickly before passing out from heat exhaustion.
I'm going to blame the capricious faucet on the tub. I'm pretty sure it varies the water temperature about 50 degrees from the same position.
Addendum: if I was super-rich I'd have a stupidly huge tub like a swimming pool. And with a working faucet.
I've had the iPhone5 since release. I don't care if I scratch it because it's a loaner from Apple, so I stuff it in my pocket with keys and coins - there's not a scratch on it.
I did manage a tiny scratch on the glass of the 4S.
It's a very durable phone.
People are complicated.
People are strange when you're a stranger.
Your dad kinda sounds like a dramaqueen. Did they ever even tell you the Unimaginable Horror you apparently did to piss them off so much? Or is it still just "needing an operation around Christmas".
Can you talk about this with your sister? If she knows what's going on maybe she can give you some comfort.
I STAND BY MY EARLIER ASSESSMENT
Clearly I was talking about one specific person, situation, or event and not potentially a confluence of items.
You are a bad person and should feel bad.
A musician I like, Raymond Watts, tweeted the following this morning: "Very belated Happy New Year to one and all.. Time flies with a well oiled chainsaw."
Kinda early in the morning to be doing drugs, isn't it?
Toaster oven update: I not only got a new one yesterday, I got a bit of an upgrade (with convection, yay fan). I am now about to make a toasted bologna sandwich at 6am because that's totally how I roll. Also, BF is now the new Twitter because I just posted my intent to make a sandwich.
Only just clicked, little slow this morning ... if it's the same Raymond Watts I'm thinking of, this isn't really too out of character.
Anyone who's cut trees with a well-oiled chainsaw understands exactly what he means.
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