Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Randomness

I don't really have anything to post about, just thought I'd pop in and say I'm still alive.

Here's a cool quiz I borrowed from Vik:
You Are an Angel

A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.


And check out this hillarious video I just saw advertised on TV: (Yes, it's real)
http://www.catfishgrabblers.com/
The video I saw was called "Girls Gone Grabbling."
For those non-rednecks among us, grabbling or noodling as it is more commonly known, is an Okie pasttime among only the most country Okies. It involves sticking your hands into random holes in rivers or lakes and trying to get a catfish to bite your fist so you can pull it out. Oh yes it is. And not in nice clear, black water either. In red muddy, gross water. Where you run the risk of ramming your fist into a beaver or a water moccasin.

Funny story about that, when I was in college my roomate and I and a few friends were sitting around on a Sunday evening with nothing to watch on the television set and this show came on PBS called "Okie Noodling." We were so caught up in the hillariousness and also redneckedness of it all that we watched about thirty minutes of it then SOMEONE CAME ON THAT I KNOW! He is actually in Wikepedia on this page under "Noodling as a Sport" highlighting his appearance on David Letterman:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noodling
He was the janitor at my cousin's elementary school and he married my dance teacher's assistant and he did construction and props for a play I was in at a community theater.

Here's the Okie Noodling Site (you know you want to get one of those tank tops):
http://www.okienoodling.com/

No, I have never been noodling.

Told you this post was random!

We did Secret Santa this week at work and due to swift personnel changes, I got my boss and she knew I had her and she knew I knit so she asked me to knit her a scarf. I was thinking Cinnibar from MagKnits or something cool and intricately cabled. I actually went to Michael's Sunday to get some Paton's wool but I got 2 different (barely) colors. So we were running some errands the other day and she had to go to Hobby Lobby so I told her she could just pick out the yarn she liked (she gave me really random coat colors.) So we're walking through the yarn and as I'm heading straight to the wool, she stops. AT THE FUN FUR. Oh yes she did. And picked out the 17 shades of bright colored, glittery fun fur. I could hear my needles at home cringing. But I paired it with a strand of black acrylic and knitted it on Size 17 Needles and it wasn't nearly as hideous as I thought it would be. It actually turned out kinda cool for fun fur.

I got the sweetest second package from my SP 9 Pal. She sent this great merino sock yarn in black, pink and grey shades and also some Knit Picks self-striping sock yarn that I've been looking at and some delicious chocolates and a "Chocolate Christmas" book with a ton of cool recipes and a Knitter's Journal.
Thanks Secret Pal! You've made this round so much fun!

Pics soon, I promise.
I'm still learning with the new Mac Book and can't figure out how to insert links instead of the whole web address.
Hopefully that will soon change!

3 Comments:

Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Congrats for making a nice scarf using Fun Fur! : )

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Vik said...

Oh, you´re an Angel, Tandi! Quizzes are good when we don´t have other things to blog, aren´t they?
I´ve found another one today! ;)

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Lord! That's just disturbing! Didn't they do that in the movie Deliverance?! Forgive me, I grew up on one coast and live on the other. Clearly, I've missed everything in between.
What's not surprising is that you're an angel. Merry Christmas!

11:35 PM  

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