Friday, April 25, 2008

imbecile's week at an end! (thank god!)

from Credo's Action petition:
After the Senate recently failed to get the 60 votes necessary to force an up-or-down vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Senator John McCain said that widespread gender-based pay inequity isn't due to discrimination. In his view, women just need more "education and training" to close the wage gap.
need i say more?

but just in case you have no idea how much women get paid, here you go. have a fine time!

also, an image to share from & congratulate my absolutely most wonderful husband on his recent accomplishment: iay, mr. dept. chair! your family appreciates your hard work!!!! xo.

and nooooobody 'knew'! huh??

what does it take??

(i'm trying to keep it graphically acceptable, clearly)

CIA Foresaw Interrogation

FBI: We Warned About Torture of Detainees

everyone should be puking across the nation. but we must be algae, because we don't manage to even do that about it.
here's a more blissful, if ignorant, image for you to take along...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Republicans & Hitler... yay!!

Call me petty...! But I gotta love when it's 'their' turn! :P

According to CLG and their sources...

News Update from Citizens For Legitimate Government
24 Apr 2008
All items are here:

House GOP Candidate Spoke At Hitler Event 23 Apr 2008. A congressional candidate is defending his speech to Nazis celebrating the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, saying he appeared simply because he was asked. Tony Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in northern Indiana's 2nd District, stood in front of a painting of Hitler, next to people wearing swastika armbands and with a swastika flag in the background for the speech to the American National Socialist Workers Party in Chicago on Sunday.

The funniest part to me is: "because he was asked." BWAHAHAAAAA!

Gotta love politics!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

about penguins and bottles rhyming...

E: i got a penguin on my bottle!
M: and he can't waddle!

Gotta love my impromptu poets! :D

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My dream trip [map]

One more cool feature of BigHugeLabs (link on title of the post)! I get to show you exactly where I am going! :)
Yes, that would be France, Belgium, Czech Rep. & Italy!
Yes, that would be France, Belgium, Czech Rep. & Italy!
Make yours @

So apparently I can't count, lol. I am visiting 4 countries not 5 (as I had in my head, lol) But, surely, I am not complaining!!! I don't think I've mentioned here how important this trip will be.

Beyond being the cool summer Europe trip anyone would want, it has become the trip my dad 'promised' me when I turned 15 (yes, that 'important' debut-to society-age per the Mexicans - whatever, i was never excited and remember tremendous anxiety over a party that would happen for me and I chose not to have, ugh.) The trip didn't happen either. 2008. Um, yes, count 20. 20 years on the making and it will be here May 16th.

My hubby gets to teach in Italy this summer. I was to meet him for a week or two. When I told my dad, he said - wouldn't it be great if I could actually get the time off and we could go roam for 2-3 weeks? I nearly died. I've always wanted him to be in that trip (even in the teenage version, i would've loved to have him there), he knows world history like few people and lived in Italy for about a year and a half (on his free time, he would just travel everywhere). So can you imagine such knowledge at your fingertips when you're looking at the actual thing/place???

Where the guilt comes in (or one of the spots, anyway, as i won't talk about leaving my kids!): the sudden transformation of the essence of this trip wrt to husband! But, we have talked about it and I think we both feel better. He's going to try to meet up with us wherever we happen to be on the weekend, and I'll get to stay with him in Montepulciano for the last 3-4 days. iloveyoubthankyouforunderstandingandlovingme.

Furoshiki? Thanks TipNut for enlightening me!

I have enjoyed getting a daily email from Tip Nut. Lots of tips, go figure! :) But really, you can find anything from a vintage embroidery pattern to how to make your own eco-friendly detergent at home.

Sometimes I just delete, but there's usually something fun enough to pursue further web surfing! Such is the case of today's Tip:

How cool is that? "Origami" for your fabric with the incredible added bonus of function. Yes, we leave those things to the clever Japanese. ;) So get your tote or baby carrier going!

Thanks Japan & TipNut for sharing! :)


Friday, April 11, 2008

where did the week go?

i am not sure. 

but -  i am soooo excited!  the first batch of delicious yarn arrived. now, on to the dyeing party. tangent alert: emma asked if we'd have cake at the dyeing party...  uhhh, sure, why not? life is all about cake, candles & the mail right now! :) 

this week i received some bfl super, some merino/tencel, a beautiful chunky merino, and lastly some good ol' worsted. mmm-mmmmmm!!!! can't wait to see the colors be born. 

i also am on my way to making some stitch markers.  i am still missing a pair of pliers and glue. but hopefully, i can get them this weekend.

just trying to have inventory ready for the new store's site.  weeeee!! 

in other news, peeeeee-yeeewwwww!!  tax deadline is almost here and i'm nowhere near [remotely] finished. i don't think i've ever waited this long. craziness.

sorry about the absence, oh mysterious faces in this audience of mine.  hope you have yourselves a lovely weekend!


Thursday, April 03, 2008

about photo sites...

i know... i'm a dork.

it has taken me this long to get to one and play around. here's the simplest of results from this site which i found mighty easy to use (it can pull the photos from your Flickr account!) and it didn't ask me to download their mother's will and their agreement to purgatory in order to use it.

hope you find it useful or at worst, fun... :)


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

proud, no longer...

i am of 'my' food -as they'd like me to believe... worse yet, it seems stupidity can be imported/exported as well.

allow me to elaborate: this country's nutritional stupidity is finally showing transnational results. VIVA MEXICO (and for those who don't know where that is, please use your favorite search engine. you could do that much, right? yes, it is true: i have been asked by people in the US where Mexico is, or better yet: i've been aggressively told that Mexico IS a state of the US. so that's just to clarify.)

leave it to alternative media to tell the truth... or to world organizations to tap at it, and to the Mexican media to hide or misinform it.

when you have PepsiCo or McDonald's be 'part of the solution', well, i can't expect much out of the 'solution.' when you can get a soda more readily than potable water, well there's a problem. when you're being told that formula is best and you can't afford it, well there goes bf'ing and so does health.
i am so disgusted. i hate that a whole country idealizes another (or is in bed with) to such extent to become, literally, ill. to allow such corporations (only admitted some 20 some years ago into the country) to take over its health, its children, its brains and now pretend it's unknown why it is Mexico is second only to the US in its highest obesity rates and corresponding diseases.

let the orgy begin! let the fast food, pharmaceutical, insurance, & oil companies and government trade bed positions & partners every second. who cares, we just sit & watch.

BUT WAIT (á la ever-so-pop infomercial voice).... if you ignore it for the next ten minutes you can even pay to watch - they'll be happy to take body parts and cash!