Saturday, December 16, 2006

Too much going on!

I've been hesitating posting lately as I've fallen into a sorta non-knitting routine. I'm not exactly sure why, it's just happened. It's not that I don't have the desire, I'm just lacking the follow-through. One culprit could be that we've made a couple of new friends recently and have been spending time hanging out with them. And with the holidays there's always less time, plus work has been exhausting. I've just finished working the third of four 8-hour shifts in a row where I'm manning our optical department by myself. The office I work in is just not conducive to one optician taking care of a four-doctor work-load! Ah well, what can you do? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...


Tomorrow should be a fun day. We're going to drive down to Belfast and have breakfast at a cool vegetarian resaurant. We'll check out the shops in downtown Belfast, too, along with heading to Ocean State Job Lots which is similar to a Big Lots, Odd Lots or Ollies. Lots of cheap junk to sift through and hopefully lots of bargains to be found.




A friend has recently introduced me to the Happy Tree Friends. Have any of you seen it? It's shown on the G4 network (which I'd never even heard of!), but thanks to the internet we can all enjoy this super-twisted cartoon. Yes, it's a cartoon, but it's for NOT children or the faint-of-heart in any way! People I've shown it to have either thought it was hilarious or totally sick. Think of the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon on The Simpsons, but more violent and gory. Each episode starts out with one of the cute Happy Tree Friends characters (Giggles, Nutty, Cuddles, etc...) doing something as innocent as attending a magic show, getting a hair cut, or going bowling. But in no time at all, things go horribly, horribly wrong. If your interest is piqued, head over to the website and watch an episode or two. But don't say I didn't warn you! Hehehehee...

LISTENING TO: OVER THE RHINE - "Snow Angels"


Over The Rhine are a wonderful, down-to-earth, super-talented group headed by real-life couple Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler. They live in a big, old farmhouse in Ohio where they recorded this album of original "Christmas" tunes. Though this album is about Christmas, it doesn't always sound like it. Which is why I think I like it so much...it's not preachy about it's holiday-ness! Karin's voice is a revelation and a welcome relief from the traditional schlock out there this time of year. Take a listen to the beautifully melancholy "All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue."

7 comments:

KnitXcorE said...

happy tree friends... hahaha!!!! so funny!

why is everyone listening to Over the Rhine???? I have to check this out!!! some guy actually dyed yarn based on the cover art of "snow angels"....

Ken said...

Over The Rhine are great. I first heard then back in the mid 90's when their "Eve" CD was released and have followed them ever since! Well worth checking out.

tadaahhh said...

omg, i LOVE happy tree friends. have been hooked for years. in fact, the BF got me the overkill DVD set last year for christmas. great to have on the tv with the sound off while entertaining.

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have an excellent day and score heaps of cool stuff. Don't worry, the knitting mojo will return.

jaci said...

I hope you have a great birthday!! I've been busy and haven't blogged in over a week. Too much to do!! Have a great Holiday!!

Mel said...

So what's the vegetarian restaurant? We usually only pass through Belfast on our way downeast (which hasn't happened for a year now *sigh*), but it's always good to know reasons to stop.

Ken said...

The veggie restaurant is called Chase's Daily and is on the same street as The Green Store, but the other side of the road and about a block away from the bay. The only do breakfast most days, though they serve dinner on Fridays. Excellent breakfasts by the way!