Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm not dead yet!

See, now this is what I meant when I said I knew I wasn't going to post anything. I've been so wrapped up with Ravelry and Facebook and, I don't know, life, that I haven't put anything up here. At all!

New news from life: I have started taking lessons at my son's martial arts school; a whole bunch of us go together, and it's very fun and kind of physically grueling. I think today's been the first day this week that I haven't been sore or stiff. But it's so empowering when I do the moves correctly - it makes me feel like I'm a ninja or something. A white belt ninja. Woo hoo!

The Boy is kicking second grade's ASS. He's getting good grades, and his behavior is remarkably awesome! He's also really getting into classic, old-school Nintendo - and I am in favor of that! He's an extremely fun, smart, funny, awesome kid, and I couldn't be more proud of him.

In August, I opened a shop on Etsy; The Crafty Hamster. I sell hand-dyed yarn and other stuff. That's the best way to describe it; "other stuff". right now it's coffee cup holders and knitted bags, but who knows what I'll make for it? It's had a slow start, but I'm certain that I will pick up my mojo as I go.

I'm still with Z, still in love, it's a good good thing. We're working out a timeframe as to when we can get a house together. Unfortunately, there was a bit of a financial setback when I lost a lot of hours at work, but I'm feeling hopeful about it. I have polished my resume and am going to present it like a crazy offering to all of the temp agencies in the area.

So not much has changed over the course of a year, really. Still making stuff and loving people. Life is good.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hum. Been a while since I posted.

So take a look at all the yarn I've dyed recently.

Oh my, that's a lot of yarn

This is everything except the five balls that are being used in other projects. Everything that's in a skein will eventually be sold, once I get my act (and my Etsy) together. If you click the photo, it'll take you to the Flickr page, where I've put notes on everything, so you can find out what I named these. I'm a big ol' dork. :) EDIT: It's part of FO Fridays!

In other news: lots of work lately, despite some of my stores being cut back to once a cycle. There's still a lot of big projects going on regardless, so it's the same amount of work, just in one long visit instead of several shorter ones. I'm not sure what this is supposed to achieve.

WATCHMEN TONIGHT!!!! It should be full of awesome and great.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Are you on Ravelry?

I figure, most people who find this are either coming through Facebook or Ravelry. Now, if you know my real name, you can find me on Facebook... but on Ravelry, I'm "hamstergal".

Now you know!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Playing on Wordle

Got me this:
Wordle: NetteRandom1

Now go make one yourself at!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year, and some news we can all smile about.

It's 2009!

And guess who's gonna be a knight!

No, not me. But here's hoping the next Discworld book will have his new title on the spine. "Sir Terry" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Here's hoping the rest of the year has as good of a feeling to it. Yay!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Originally uploaded by 7 Seconds of Love
I totally forgot that I had uploaded this a million billion years ago.

I then gave it to my brother.

Soup on your head!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Interesting discovery.

Upon Googling my name, I have discovered that there is a model out there with the same name as me. And we're the same height. Alas, that's about all we have in common, as I could easily make two of her with a bit left over mass-wise, but I still find it amusing. This may be why I've gotten some entertaining misdirected emails...

However! Photographic proof shows that I too am a hottie!

With my Favorite Kid.

Going out for the Knight with a few of the girls.

It's-a me Mario! I'm with-a the Ellen!
Rocking a bad-ass mustache.

Yes. I do have productive things to do, but choose not to do them. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

˙ɹoʇıuoɯ ɹnoʎ ʇsnɾpɐ ʇou op

Stand on your head to read this post. :)

¡sɟɟo-ʇsɐɔ ʎɯ ʎnq ǝɯoɔ ˙puǝʞǝǝʍ sıɥʇ ǝlɐs pɹɐʎ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ǝʍ :sǝʎ ɥo

˙llɐ ʇɐ unɟ ʇou ˙ƃoo ʇnq 'ƃuıɥʇ ʎɹɐssǝɔǝu ɐ s,ʇı ʍouʞ ı ˙op ʎllɐǝɹ ˙ƃuıʇǝıp ǝʇɐɥ ˙ʍou ǝɯ llıʞ ˙ʇǝıp ɐ pǝʇɹɐʇs 'oslɐ ˙os op oʇ ʎǝuoɯ ǝɥʇ dn ƃıp oʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʇnq 'uoos lıɐɯ ǝɥʇ uı sǝƃɐʞɔɐd oʍʇ ʇno puǝs oʇ ǝlqɐ ǝq oʇ pǝǝu ı puɐ 'dn pǝɥsıuıɟ ǝq oʇ pǝǝu ʇɐɥʇ sʇɔǝɾoɹd ʍǝɟ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ı *ʇuɐldpɐǝɥ* ¡ǝɯıʇ ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ ʇɐ uǝddɐɥ sƃuıɥʇ ǝlʇʇıl ǝɥʇ llɐ lıʇun sƃuıɥʇ ǝlʇʇıl ɹǝʌo ʇǝƃ noʎ dn-pǝxıɯ ʍoɥ ǝzılɐǝɹ ʎllɐǝɹ ɹǝʌǝu noʎ ˙sɐuɐuɐq ʎlʇɥƃıls os ɹǝʌǝ ƃuıoƃ ǝɯ sɐɥ ǝɟıl

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


My pirate name is:

Mad Jenny Bonney

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Meet Taco

My brother's calling himself "Daddy". Wouldn't you? Meet Taco.

She's seven weeks old, just adopted this weekend, and Dayv and Kris brought her to the family reunion yesterday.

She is super-tiny and apparently made of full-on cute.

She slept over last night, and I got to go to PetSmart and help buy a bunch of toys and stuff. So! Cute! She attacks fingers and will fall asleep on your chest. We joke that she's a lesbian kitty because she snuggles between boobies.

After meeting her, Z and I talked and we've decided we may need a kitty to help warm up his place. More to follow...

EDIT: See more Taco!!!