Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Letter S Worksheet

A Letter S Worksheet, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I have to say that I was quite jealous of the letter S worksheet that my Kindergarteners had today. I was so jealous that I had to take a picture of it! 

Looking at this worksheet made me wish I had my sock knitting right there and then. I need to figure out what yarn I want to use for the Wandia socks for the KAL I am in. Today is the first day to start <3 I cannot wait for this weekend to get started.

Oh back to the worksheet, it was adorable to watch the children color their socks. Some were, interesting, some were very colorful and even striped. It did hurt my heart when a boy said he wanted to leave his socks... White.. *tear* all the possibilities. Alas, he was happy with his choice.  

I do get to work with the Kindergarteners tomorrow as well, but after lunch. So I am excited to see them in their routines to end the day. I am also very proud of myself that I am getting better at memorizing their names! :D *so proud*

Now, I am on campus... About to write a ton of notes for my Edu 520 class at 4pm. I never liked cramming things in... But I have been that busy, that I some times need to during the week. *sigh* I want Saturday already. Heh.

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

A Letter S Worksheet

A Letter S Worksheet, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I have to say, I was pretty jealous of my Kindergarten classes worksheet they had today.  

It made me really want to have my sock knitting with me and just start knitting right there and then.

However, it was adorable to see the colors that the children used for their socks. One boy wanted to just leave his sock white... And I have to say, that hurt my heart just a bit lol.

I get to go back and work with them tomorrow after lunch. So I am excited about watching them in their routines after lunch. :)

I am really enjoying these classroom observations. I adore my Second graders and love learning of the Kindergarteners. Plus, I am doing much better in learning their names, so I am extra proud of that.

Now time to write out my notes for my Edu 520 class... Never a fan of cramming things in till the last minute. I cannot wait for this weekend already. *sigh*

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Testing flickr email from pre

I am just trying to test this out to see how it posts to my blogger.

These are my finished Angee socks, from Sock Innovation! I love how they came out! :D


-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

reBlog from Minnie: Sand and Silk Designs

I found this fascinating quote today:

Without divulging any personal details, Miss Violet, aka Elli, of the famous Lime and Violet podcast, Happy Housewife Sundries, Oak River Township, and many more lovely yarny things really needs to escape her current living situation, and needs legal help to evacuate from her toxic marriage. As a way to thank her for being a wonderfully creative, inspiring, and fantastically interesting person, several of us have decided to donate some or all of our profits to her cause. This list will probably grow as the days progress, and I will try to keep it current with how long everyone is in for!Minnie, Sand and Silk Designs, Sep 2009

You should read the whole article.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Sock and an Update

CIMG0091, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I have been soooo busy.

First the summer was packed full with conventions, trips, and working on campus at the Alumni office.

So as soon as Blizzcon ended (which was sooooo much fun!) the next day school started!

School has been kicking my butt this semester, thus far, but in a good way. I am kept super busy~ I am always getting ready for the next day of classes, so when Friday rolls around I appreciate the day off. (Usually with sleeping in, knitting, and listening to some audiobooks or podcasts!)
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This past weekend was also really busy but super fun! :D

Friday, I stayed home and slept, omg I needed that day off. Saturday was up early and off to CSUCI for the trip to Dodger Stadium, with my parents and Jimmy! It was Dodgers vs The Giants, Dodgers won 12 to 1. It was a fantastic game, for one reason being in the All-you-can eat-section, which meant that I enjoyed eating 2 Dodger Dogs, and not having to pay 10 bucks for them and tons of other snacks! :D Jimmy bought his much-wanted Dodgers LA hat at the park. ^^* (he has been wanting to get one forever~ and he finally had the funds~).

Sunday was Mikomicon at CSUN! :D That was a lot of fun too, especially for it being a small con. My brother knew the guy who started this con, 4 years ago (since Alex went to CSUN) and knew where it was and that the Anime CSUN club put this together. So Alex dropped off me and Jimmy at CSUN, and hung out with his friends in Northridge (so no parking fee for us~).

The Dealers Hall/Artist Ally, was so much more manageable since it was smaller (in comparison to AX's Dealers hall) and I was tempted to buy a few things~ but decided not too. I need to have a check for $50 bucks today for my Health book lol priorities.

Went and saw Traci Hines concert, ran into tons of people, I knew, Jimmy knew, and in turn they all knew each other. So that was really interesting and fun.

Jimmy interviewed and talked with Kyle Herbert, a popular voice actor for video games and anime, and we watched him do a 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' type spoof on the DragonBall Evolution (a bad live action movie on Dragon Ball Z the anime). So that was hilarious~

After that, one last visit to the Dealers Hall and Console room, and we headed out. Hung out with my brothers friends 'Late Bday Celebration for him'... ate some pork sandwiches and cake... and called it a day and headed home. :D

Jimmy is going to do an article for Traci Hines concert and band announcement 'Sirens Call' and put up the audio of his interview with Kyle Herbert, on So I will be excited to see those go up.

I am so tired from this weekend, I slept in till 10am.

But I have to get up~ because I have a reflection paper for my Edu 520/521 class and email it to my supervisor today. 2 pages, double spaced, no problem.
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My Knitting~

I finished Cookie A's Summer Soxs last month for a Knit Along

I am also working on a pair of socks from Cookie A's Sock Innovation book, knitting up Angee. (rav link)
Which you see as my first photo, I am on the cuff of the second sock. (I brought the sock with me to knit at Dodgers Stadium, along with my 3 by 1 rib sock pattern from Laura Chau's book (Cosmicpluto)) (rav link)

Then lastly, or recently cast on, I am knitting up a Button Tab Hat
(rav link)
in a skein I bought of Vanna's Choice yarn, a longgg time ago in a fushia colorway.


I cannot wait to finish it! I am to start the decreases soon on the hat... and maybe... just maybe, I will have knit a hat and will wear it! :D I have yet to knit a hat for myself, and do not feel like I am much of a 'hat person'... but we will see~ If not, I used up a skein of stash yarn and can give it to someone else~ :D It is really pretty.

Time to get started on this paper~ I have a night class at 6pm tonight, so I do not have all afternoon to finish this. :D

Follow my twitter, if you want anything more 'updated' about me... I post there more then I post here.... I have yet to figure out blogger on my palm pre. Twitter account:

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A book, not about knitting.

Is it silly that I wanted to but this book, for 7 dollars, because it had a knitted 'sweater' on it? Lol ;p
-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fair Entry Winnings

So I haven't blogged about how my fair entries did.

Well, I entered 5 knitted items:
An infant cardigan, a baby hat/cap, a pair of socks (pomatomus), a stuffed rabbit (kind of looks like a door stop), and a small scarf (palindrome pattern).

My entries did well. I earned 3 Honerable Mentions (for the scarf, socks, and bunny). Then I also earned 2nd Place with my infant cardigan. (with a whooping prize money of 2 dollars) lol.

So in the end, I was pleased. I kind of threw these entries together in a month. So not bad really for a first try. So I have a dollar check and four ribbons in my glovebox of the car.

Right now, I am sitting in my car, along the beach, staring out at the ocean... While knitting on a sock. ;D Along with finishing my iced coffee. A nice start off for the day, if I do say so myself. It is also kind of fun watching the surfers in the water. It is kind of a 'gloomy' overcast at the beach, but I like it! ^.^

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Time to catch up

So it has been awhile.

I know this. I have been busy. I have been helping with the Alumni Association at my school. Making calls, setting up mailers and creating both a facebook group and linked in profile for the association. Which has been fun.

I haven't forgotten about my knitting though. I finished the baby jacket for the fair. I have plans of also making an infant hat to enter too. So I have several things in the works.

I went to Anime Expo with Jimmy on July 1st-5th in LA. So that was a lot of fun! I brought along some sock knitting with me! I pretty much completed the cuffs and legs of both socks. 

But probably the most exciting this I have going on right now is an item I have owned for 3 days. 

A brand new Palm Pre! :D It is so amazing I love having a smart phone. This phone rivels the Iphone. Even Jimmy is some what jealous over some of the features this phone has. I adore this smart phone so much... That Iam even using it to type out this blog post now! Iam stillgetting used to the key board right now, but Iam enjoying it. 

Iam also really using twitter now. Where as before I kind of just messed with it in class once in a blue moon. Now I check it all the time! So  follow me if you want. Iam still figuring out how to do photos in my twitter posts, but I am getting there! :D My screen name is HSailorMoon 

I guess that is it for now. Next major step on this phone is to put photos on blogger here. Baby steps right now.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hello Crack~

I went and bought my very first spindle (top whorl) and roving set/kit!!!! :D I've known of this etsy seller for awhile... and decided... this morning is the day I will buy it! :D Plus it is super pretty too!

My new spindle kit!

I am excited!~ I cannot wait for it to come... and... now I have to stop typing and get ready... time for more moving of stuff~ (We are all helping some family friends in moving~).
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.... *whine*.... I want to spinnnnnnnnn. >.>; I hope I like it lol.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

So what have I been up to?!

Well, Knitting wise... a lot! :D

This is what I have been working on since school has ended.
all my knitting atm

This guy, is going to be a Fair Entry! (our County fair is comming up soon)
It is a baby (newborn) jacket. Eyelet Baby Cardi (rav link).
start of baby jacket
I am enjoying this. :D Plus it will go by quickly... and I can 'say' I have knit a 'jacket' before~ xD

Does this scarf look familiar~ Well it should. This is the green Palindrome scarf (rav link), the same yarn and color I used for making my friend Andrew's scarf last year. :D (I had an extra skein left over).
entry scarf
This small scarf is going to be another Fair entry, since I knew that all my friends liked them, I thought why not enter it! :D I finished this in 2 - 3 days. :D

Now these pretty socks are part of the Sock Innovation KAL that I joined. Sunshine (rav link) from Cookie A's Sock Innovation (rav link)
I am really liking this pattern and I was able to use some sock yarn from, swaps I did last year!! :D It came out so pretty, the pooling is a bit different with each sock... the most complete one has some type of stripes, where as the other sock does not and the purples are a bit lighter too. Either way~ I like them! These may or may not be a Fair Entry... I can only enter 1 knit item per class, and socks are their own class... so I am going to have to choose which pair of socks to enter. *cry*.

This sock is from Juno Fibre Arts, Buffy Sock (rav link) I love her etsy store! The color way is Alchemy (it was one of a kind! so I had to snag it!) I have to say I love BFL and I love the colors and I love the yarn, she is one of my fave etsy sellers! I always check what new stuff she has! :D
alchemy colorway sock
Just a typical 64 CO sock. I have the basic pattern memorized really. :D I have the other cuff finished and is in the red 'bag' in the top photo (I do my socks in sections at the same time, if I can, as to get them done faster and at the same time).

Then here are the completed Glynis (rav link) socks from, once again Cookie A's Sock Innovation. I love the fit. These are also up for dibs to enter for the Fair. I am going to have my family vote as to which ones to enter, later this month. Entries are all due July 24-26th.

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Let's see, the other part of my life (besides knitting)... school.

I went to the campus yesterday (to have lunch and see Jimmy~ he just got back from Virginia for 2 weeks) and went by the Edu department and got my grade changed 'finished' turns out the teacher was there that morning and even though I missed her, she changed it later that day (I left a note, so I am thinking she forgot boo).

Then I met up with two school (Deans office ppl) contacts that my Dad knows through various meetings or what not... and has been wanting me to meet them. Turns out one of them needs help for the summer... and my Dad suggested I could do it (and besides my knitting, I am not doing much). So I am volenteering to help at the Deans office for the summer. :D So that will be a lot of fun! ^^* All I need is a parking permit and I am set~ :D

I signed up for my classes next semeter... I am taking my two field experience (in the classroom) classes (which are lonngggg days) M and W. Then nothing Tuesday. Thursday I am taking a Child health class, and then ending (late boo 6-8pm) with my Capstone course! So I am going to be sooooooo busy this semester, it is not even funny. But then in Spring... all I have left to finish to graduate is Spanish and 2 emphasis classes~ So then I will have completed my BA... and all the pre-reqs for the Credential Program. Then I will have another year at CSUCI to finish that! xD So close~
Oh and then I end with this, I love having Jimmy back home!
I wanted a cookie, omg I wanted a cookie so bad... and we were going back to his house... so I said 'lets go to vons!' and I bought my cookies (sugar cookies in the small bag to the left)... and then omg the Oatmeal creme pies (debbie bliss) were on sale, so my brother will now worship me for buying those.

Then after I was done checking out, Jimmy had 'checked' on something... and FOUND IT!!!! I had been looking everywhere, just to see the World of Warcraft 'Game Fuel' sodas!!! xD Plus, it was ON SALE~ Buy 2 boxes and get 3 FREE!!!! Could not pass that up~ So we bought 5... We split them, I have 2 Horde (red) and 1 Alliance (blue) and Jimmy has 1 of each (he bought some in Virgina too, so this is my first time having it! :D)

See~ how cool we are~ ;D I cannot wait for Blizzcon in August.

Summer plans:
July 1st-5th Anime Expo!!! LA.
July 20-24th Disneyland!!! Anaheim. (with Jimmy's family)
August ?th- ?th (I forget) BLIZZCON!!! Anaheim.

I love conventions and stuff~ :D Maybe this year or next year~ I can squeeze a Knitting con or something into my schedule, oh one could dream!:D

Friday, June 12, 2009


IMG_0064, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Missing In Action.

Yep... I can admit that... I haven't blogged... in quite some time *ahem* almost a month.

School has ended, I did well... 4 A's... and 1 B (which I am having issues with the teacher in 'fixing' this grade... she 'lost' one of my final papers... and emailed me asking if I had 'turned it in'... of course I did!.... so she is having to do some paperwork to fix it... but had knee surgery last week... and I haven't heard from her for a week... so I am nervous. But you get 7 weeks after the grades are turned in to 'edit' them... so she better change that stupid C to my rightful B! *grumble grumble*).

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I have been knitting like a mad women though! :D I have finished the Pomatomus socks (and my Farmor loved them, she swears she will never wear them... >.>;).

I have knit and completed one of Cookie A's sock patterns from her book, Glynis (and they look amazing!) in Malabrigo sock! :D

I am also half way (both socks at the heel) in another Cookie A's pattern Elynis (from the book), for my Aunt Jennie.

I am also about 3/4th's done with another Cookie A's pattern (from the book), Sunshine, for myself for another KAL on Ravelry (the first one... let's just say FAILED in terms of their crazy, and too many, rules).

I haven't taken much photos of my knitting... but I will do that soon~.
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I also raided my local library for audio books... and omg they are amazing! :D

Plus I have been playing WoW these past few days... so my summer vacation... is doing quite well. :D
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Alright, I have to go pick up some dinner for everyone... I will be posting sooner~ rather then later. ;D

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Giveaway Post

Giveaway - HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition from Intel!! (link)

I want this beauty so bad!!!! ^^* Go check it out~

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pre-Final Procrastination

IMG_0024, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I have my Science Final today... at 8am.

It is 5:35am and I woke up at 2:30am.

I have to leave the house in about an hour... to get to school.
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Then after my Science Final, I have to complete my Historian's Craft paper 16-25 pages.... I have three sections I have not written... and then the transitions. I am so glad we have been working on this paper all semester long.
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Went to Solvang, CA this last Sunday, for Mother's Day. I was able to bring Jimmy with me! :D I bought cute things... (including a cat plushie~ which is adorable! ;D) and a book. Nothing that screams 'solvang/toursity'.

I do however am already planning on going back to Solvang with my Dad. The Garden shop that he wanted to go to was closed on Sundays... and the most amazing yarn and spinning store was closed by the time I got there (I missed it by like 15 minutes, it closed at 5pm). So sad. The Spinning store had like 6 amazing spinning wheels in the windows, I saw boxes of colored roving, shelves of yarn, etc! :( So sad.

I MUST GO BACK! ;D lol So that will be another day trip. :) I am excited, it was such a nice visit.
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I should get back to studying/reviewing... I am half way through the material. *crosses fingers* Here is hoping I do well. :)

(even though, I have an A and if I were to literally skip the final I would have a B... I still want to do well... enough. :) bye)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Knitting and Reading

IMG_0080, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Now if only I could get away doing this in my classes, especially during lectures!

Then I wouldn't be so inclined to want to skip and just knit all day! ;D

Multi-tasking... it's great stuff. Back to work!
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I am reading "Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire" for my Edu 320 class... we have to select our favorite quotes per chapter... and then write responces to them... and at the end reflect and write a summary.

Due Wednesday... but I have my HUGE History paper Final draft DUE Wednesday also... and that is going to kick my butt this week.

Along with a stupid Lecture Quiz for Geology on Tuesday....

One more week of classes... that's 4 days... and then Finals week... and I only have 1 actual Final Test out of all my classes... thank goodness.
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Then come summer, I can knit and read the book's I've been wanting to read~~~~ like my World of Warcraft books~ Oh I love being a nerd~ ;D

Monday, April 27, 2009

Laddie loves him some Granny Square. lol

"Hi! I am Laddie." He is Jimmy's Relative's Dog. (His Aunt and Uncles)
"Nice to meet you!"

"Why hello?! What is this?" It's my crocheting Laddie.
"Nice to meet you 'crocheting'. I am Laddie!"

"Hmm, 'crocheting' you smell nice. Do you have treats under there?"
"Let me see!" *sniff sniff*

"Hmm! No treats... but you do taste yummy."
... Aww how cute.

"You taste really yummy 'crocheting'... nom nom nom"
Oh god! Laddie! No more! Let the yarn go! O.O;
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There was no harm to the yarn or crochet square in this event. (Thank goodness~) Lol.
Laddie was very calm with the square... and it was easy to take it back from him. He is a great dog. :) I enjoy it when Jimmy's Grandparents take care of this dog. :)
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I have till Thursday night to finish my Pomatomus socks for the KAL! ><;;;; I finished the heel completely on Sock 1... I am half way through the heel flap on Sock 2.... I think I can I think I can.
I am going to finish up this history paper/segment to drop off to the class... and just leave... to come back and knit some more.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Interesting Friday~

So, I think I had mentioned before that I was required for a class to go to the Museum of Tolerance in LA this past Friday. Which in turn, I was really looking forward too... but that day had some twists and turns, much more then I had expected. ;D

Let's start with heading out the door that morning. My Dad and I decided we should leave for LA at around 9am (you never know with traffic, on a good day it would take 45 mins, on a bad day it could take up to 2-3 hours). So we left at 9am! No biggy...

Until we went down two blocks from where we lived... stopped at a Stop sign... and all of a sudden we hear a 'Pop' noise... so we pull to the side of the road. Only to realize, Wow, the clutch is not working in having the van change gears?! Hmm, that's not good. O.o;

This is what happened! One of the axils had poped off! (To me it looks like a plunger lol) Soooo, my dad calls his mechanic... he can take it in today... next thing, we kinda need to get the van to him to fix it. After calling Alex (who is still at home), he googles us a towing company, which we've used before.


So about 10 minutes later, the tow truck arrived. (My Dad's van is a 1986 VW Vanagon)
After a cheapppppp $66 dollars later, they will tow the van to the mechanic for us! So my Dad and I walk the super super far two blocks back home, hop in my car (the volvo) and at 9:35am we head off to LA!

(At the end of the day, the mechanic fixed the Van with no problems and $80 dollars later, the Van was done and ready to be picked up! Talk about the best of the worst happening, two blocks from home, a cheap towing and an easy inexpensive fix... we will pick up the VW later today.)

Now I really do not have any photos of driving to LA, we did not encounter much traffic really. However, we had like 2 near hits, one with a guy merging into our lane... while we are still in it! The dude, decided he wanted our spot in that lane apparently, so my Dad switched lanes to avoid the jerk. Second event was while traffic was moving well, all of a sudden the kinkos truck ahead of us breaks, so we follow suit... However! The car next to us also breaks, yet the person behind him was kind of going a bit tooooo fast and massively breaked, full on smoke, black tire streaks, the whole nine yards (including the bad smell of burnt rubber and noise). So to the left of us, we see this whollleeee thing happen! The small black car, did lightly tap the SUV's bumper... and I was expecting to see (after hearing the breaking) quite a crunch between the two vehicles... and honestly... I saw noooo damage.... nothing. So they were both quite lucky... yet they both eventually did get off the freeway to check possible damage and insurances. Irregardless to the fact that nothing bad happened, it was still nerve racking for me to see it all. u.u; Yeah LA freeway driving, is sooooo not like ventura country freeway driving.

Plus in LA, there are ANGRY drivers, oh the amount of honking you hear is insane! Poor LA people are cranky. Maybe its too much coffee. lol I dunno. ANYWAYS~

We get to LA and decide, it's almost lunch time and we have to be at the Museum at noon, so we need to get some food. Then we spot a Norms resturant!
All I can say is nom nom nom~ The food is fantastic. (Iam sorry but f*you Dennys)

My Dad then procedded with sharing his stories of these type of resturants growing up in the Vally (San Fernando Valley) here and eatting at these places. He even listed the various ones as we ate and as he remembered them. Like how he went to this smorgiousbord eattery (I know I cannot spell it) before he left for Vietnam with his family and ate 23 sausage meatballs lol a personal best he said. ;D lol My Daddy. He's cute.
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Then we go to the Museum of Tolerance, good stuff. Very educational. They have upgraded things and topics in the Multi-Diversity section, which was very great to go through.

The Holocaust section is just as I remember it as a child... (8th grade)... but different all at the same time. I really enjoyed getting a more adult perspective, plus having the oh I dunno, 8 years of knowledge worth of history to reference to everything else was a bonus, in that I was able to follow it all that much better.

3 hours later, we were finished. :) Good stuff. Even if my classmates were as quite as rocks in discussions our tour guide tried to start. My Dad and I had to jump in and talk quite often, because no one said anything, most of the time. u.u; (which is another similarity of when I went to this museum in 8th grade, apparently 8 years later, some students still stay the same) lol ~
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Afterwards, it was close to 4pm... which means Dun Dun Dunnnn Rush Hour traffic. So we take some detour routes and head towards the PCH freeway and pulled over to McDonalds to get something to drink (and ice cream ;D) and wait out the traffic a bit.

Yet we pull into this tiny McDonald's parking lot to realize there are these white screens and half of the parking lot is closed off. Hmmm. What's this?!
A Commercial shoot/filming for a McDonalds Commercial!!!

Now to point things out in this photo. My car is on the right side of the photo... see the 'actor' in the light blue jacket to the right, my car is parked (you see the back window) to the left of his left shoulder... kinda hard to see, look past the silver car.

The Camera is to the far far left, middle of the photo. Then I guess the group of 'teens' in the brightly dressed clothing are 'dancing' with McDonald's bags... among their 'cars'. Because really, in Southern California, this is how our 'teens' dress... and they totally have these types of cars... and this is what they do on a Friday afternoon and 'hang out' dancing in a parking lot. Yeah... well that's the media.

My Dad and I sat in the window looking at all of this, I guess the premis of this shoot is, to film kids 'chilling' outside a McDonalds. Dancing to some whatever music, with their McDonald's bags of food, while 'teens' walk around (like the two kids to the right were just walking back and forth from the store to their spot where they are now). However, they filmed these blueish and greenish glasses on top of the third green (rice burner) car and the 'teens' would put them on the roof of the car.... and then join the 'dancing group' all smiley and dancing.

So, I dunno. I am excited to see this commercial when it airs... to figure out what on earth were they doing. ;D Another day in southern california, I guess. ;p
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After all of this, we pick up a quick dinner, and head home. Yet Jimmy had texted me, that his friend Paul was having his 22nd birthday at his house, and that Jimmyhad mentioned of my friends would be there (whom I rarely see). So I decided, that maybe I could stop by and just say Hi to the people and stay for a bit. (oh the perks of having my own vehicle, seriously)

I get there and hang out for a bit. It was actualy quite fun. Got to talk to Tim (my friend who I rarely see), see Jimmy, say Hello to his friends, meet some new people, got to have some enjoyable conversations with these new people~ and overall had some fun just hanging out. :) I even played some Rock band with Jimmy. ;D

I think however, one of the oddities of the night, was Tim... deciding to dress in a suit... in particular... a Flu Suit?!?!
IMG_0042 edi

All of a sudden I see this person run from the garage into the living room dressed in this white thing... to find out it's Tim! O.o; This fabulous suit cost 2 dollars... and I was told of a 'flu epidemic' in Mexico... and it may come here, yada yada yada... Tim bought it... just to wear it... and for 2 bucks... why not. It was a good laugh. ^^*

I then headed home around 9:30pm... and went to bed~ I was super tired... :)

Overall, my Friday was quite eventful.
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I did not get much knitting done. I did crochet on my Granny Square on the way to LA... but no photos of that... because I left my crocheting in my car... which my Dad just took to go to a meeting a half hour ago... soooo. Yeah. I am liking it and am throughly enjoying the pattern. (It is totally relaxing! I cannot wait till I finish this! ;D)

I need to get back to my Pomatomas socks... and finish those lovelys up this week! I have 6 days and counting! Dun Dun Dunnnn ;D

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Knitting has been done!

IMG_0037edited, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Knitting indeed has been done... by my hands... however... there have been no completed socks as of yet. >.>;

Although!!!!! I have started the heel flap on the other Pomatomus sock (not shown here), which is at home. This photo is the second Pomatomus sock... and I am half way through the last pattern repeat before the heel flap. So I should be finishing the heel flaps on BOTH socks, tonight.
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My question is now... Will I be able to finish the Gussets and the rest of the Foot of the sock... before May 1st?! O.o; I dunno... I hope so... because I am in the Cookie A. KAL for her Sock Innovation book... and next month, we start with a pattern from the book! xD I am so excited!!! This pattern/sock for the KAL is 'Random acts of Cookie', so we were able to pick whatever pattern of her's we wanted to knit (besides the ones in the book).
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I am liking the pattern... it's not difficult at all... just a bit daunting to look at. As for the color varriations for this yarn... it's ok. The pattern still holds true! ;D I

I've decided I am going to give these to my Farmor, who loves blue~ as a mother's day present! ^^* Also her feet are narrower then mine... so these will look cuter on her... I don't think this pattern looks cute on my feet. (Which is wierd, because I never thought as my feet, as 'wide'... but... my Dad's family has narrow narrow feet... so she shall get them! ;D) YAY!!

My first hand knit gift to the women who taught me how to knit and crochet! ;D Good stuff~
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Bad stuff... I have to go back to the stupid endo-ologist to finish my root cannal. I cannot wait to walk out that door and never go back! Psh~ I am going to Jimmy's endo-ologist (along with my family) if we need work done like this. This place.... SUCKED! They wanted the FULL PAYMENT (of $1,195) right there and then... we manged with two credit cards... but omfg... we were so pissed. Jimmy's guy, monthly payments~ like normal dental offices! Seriously.

Enough rambing! Oh I am late to class!!!! I will be making an order for some knitpicks yarn today too~ while in class... >.>* lol.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Granny swatches

a, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Sooo I've been needing to do something with all of my Paton Grace yarn, that I tried to use to make a Roam sweater from Knitty.

So I've decied I want to try this 'Granny Square' blanket thing~ ;D For the summer, since I need something cool at night and cotton is best right?!

Here are the swatches I've done.
Left swatch is done on an US G hook... (4.25mm) Plus some 'learning mistakes' so it kinda looks a bit off.

Right swatch is done in US F hook (3.75mm) after learning what the instructions were meaning.

The site of this 'Granny Square' is from :

The blanket idea is here, the colors are to die for~ :

The colors are LOVELY... which makes me want to buy some more Grace... But I have a tonnnnn of black I need to use... so next blanket~ I am buying some pretty pretty colors. I am almost hoping that this eats up the black Grace yarn so quickly... that I can buy some more Grace in a lovely border color! xD

Very exciting~ :D

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mah Teefs.

IMG_9303, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

So apparently my teeth really love me... and dentist visits!

I finally have my braces off, I've been enjoying my new smile etc. Then I remember at my last dentist cleaning that they were suggesting I get a crown on a back tooth of mine, since its previous filling had cracked in the tooth.

Well, I am turning 22 in a few weeks, which means I will no longer be covered on my mother's insurance. Sooooo Dentist vists are go!
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I have an appointment for my crown. I go in, an hour later after lovely drilling this drilling that yada yada. There is 'decay' still in my tooth... but 'opps! darn' they reached my nerve of the tooth. Sooo that means the decay lovesss my tooth so much that it didn't want to leave. Poor lonely decay... >.>;

So I have to go to an endo-ologist? this morning at 10am to get a root cannal. u.u; Keep in mind, I don't mind the dentist, I don't mind having dental work done, its chill... whatever. I am just tired of having my teeth worked on allll the time (like the braces were ugh~ non stop attention to my teeth.

However!!! I am all for these dentist visits~ as long as I don't have any pain or anything get worse~ I've had an infected tooth (first day of high school) and that was THE WORST~ ever. Swollen jaw, pain, oh the works. Now I have a gap there~ ;D (they pulled the tooth). Soo~~~ going to the Dentist isn't the most super fun thing in the world... but I'll go~ especially to keep my teeth going ok~ I do not want to go through tooth pain ever again~ *knock on wood* lol if I can help it.
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What is funny though. I got my tooth all drilled and lovely at the dentist, fine, have to get a root cannal, fine... have to have a temporary crown placed on my tooth till they can get another impression done for the final crown, fine I understand a process.

Well apparently my mouth is not a fan of temp. crowns... it poped off once while she was cleaning it... ok put it on again, no problem... but then afterwards I was with my parents talking (after their officed closed) no more then an hour after the appointment... and it pops off again! for the 2nd time! xP

So I have it... and the endo-ologist would have had to remove it anyways to do the root cannal this morning... its still kind of funny... (and a bit irritating, but whatever, its not like I am without a temporary crown forever. (Also my tooth is not one big drilled into hole right now, they have filler stuff in it (think semi regular dental filling), the temp. crown is just there to help me... um have my 'old tooth back' to eat or whatever while I wait.

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I guessI should start getting ready... I have a lovely morning waiting for me.

If only I could knit while they work on my teeth, that would be AMAZING~ ;p However, I think with their hands and faces all in my kinda would not work out too well. ;p

I am just knitting on the Pomatomus socks whenever I get the chance... the cuffs are almost done~ then onto the complicated parts of the heel and heel turn~ ;D Fun stuff.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I am just blogging here to share the love~~

The loveeeee.... of contests! ;D

Oh the pretty!

It is a lovely hand made amazingly looking journal! (or Sketch book, whichever you desire)

But also seriously~ Check out her etsy store! I dont' journal that often... but for those books... I totally want to! :D

Seriously~ Amazing!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


batpack, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

The photo was a battery pack that I Dad found underneath a fancy clock he bought at the thrift store. At first glace I thought, Oh, double A's taped together... but nope my Dad 'corrected' me in saying it was a different older battery pack.

But in the end... it was an 'older' battery pack... of curroded double A batteries! O.o;
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How do curroded batteries relate to me?!

Yeah... that's my brain. Still holding it together... but ooooh there is fuzz at both ends. I honestly need 8 hours of sleep a night... and I got 6 hours last night, woke up early (4am) to get work done... and it is only 10 in the morning and I am beat. U.U;
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At least I finished all my homework for today. i just need to remember to really study for Geology for these quizzes and everything.

I have such a busy week it is not even funny. Plus I have a lovely (expensive!!! $900) dentist visit... and apparently insurance does not cover the 'major work' of a crown... >.>;
Honestly. so Insurance is for the 'cheap'/'small' medical/dental coverage... Why does my mommy pay for it... Hell~ she is a federal employee! This insurance is for tha' feds! wtf! ;) In reality, my mom picked the medical insurance plan that is great for her medical/doctor visits but weak on the dental.
Oh I had a point. Dentist visit to get a crown (will probably take an hour ugh) placed on one of my back teeth on Thursday... after classes.

Then on Friday I have to go to the Museum of Tolerance (super fun! Exciting! Love the place) in LA... from 2-5pm... but then at 7pm I have to be back to campus (during rush hour o.o; I am so bringing my knitting) for a Gamma Beta Phi awards ceremony for them to give me a pen for my hours I volenteered for last semester.

u.u; Sleep will eventually fall in between these areas... hopefully. I do have one last Amp energy drink in the fridge... I will probably need that later this week.

Oh! I need to get back to paying some type of attention to my lecture. heh

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Aunt Jennie's socks!

sidetoes, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

So I had mentioned that I had finished my Aunt Jennie's socks and that it took me forever and a day to get them to her. (ok 2 weeks, but she lives in the same city as me, so that is forever)

Anyways~ So I went to visit her on Sunday with Jimmy~ which was super nice~... I think I talked about that already.

So! She Loved Them! xD She even started to wiggle her toes when I was taking photos! Oh she is so cute! ;D

Then when Jimmy and I were leaving.... she 'asked' "Next time Heather, make me blue socks!" I ask to clarify... light blue or dark blue... she said light blue. ;D

Soooo I have another request for mah super amazing socks!!!!! ;D lol

I am going to make an order to Knit picks some time this week or next... and am going to get some Essential Sock yarn in Mermaid colorway~ ;D I think those will be perfect... and I will most likely just do a plain ribbing sock... from the cuff to her the toes... I have yet to make that type of sock. ;D

I am just thrilled that she liked them... and asked for more! :D Anything for my little woman! ^^* <3

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


isladtilted, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I went to bed early yesterday... and I am still not fully 'awake'... I need more hours worth of sleep.

I just want to skip all my classes and stay home in bed. Yet, most of my classes are 1 day a week... and if I do that... well then I would be in trouble.
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I want to get some work on my pomatomus socks~ It is midway through the April KAL... and I have only worked on them for one day~. I need to print up the pattern and get some head way done on it! :D
- Time to go back to homework. At least it is simple stuff~ :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Murphys Law

flowerbest, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I don't know if Murphy's Law was in my favor... or not.. but I am inclined to say it was in my favor.

My first class was canceled today. When I came up with a lovely scheme about a tooth breaking and me being in pain and having to get a dentist appointment asap and missing class and emailing her a copy or dropping a hard copy off later today... yada yada... Only to find, if I had checked my email 10 minutes before I wrote this elaborate message... to find out that my instructor is sick (sad)... and she is canceling class for this week! xDDD

Sad she is sick... happy that the 5 page paper I was just starting an hour ago is not due after all! At least I started it and completed an APA bibliography. Some progress was done.
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However, I would have adored those 3 extra hours of sleep I missed this morning... alas... better this then truly failing as a student and sleeping.
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I am so sleepy though, because yesterday was really fun! :D Action packed, loads of driving, shopping, munching, and being with Jimmy~ :D

Got up on Sunday morning, went to pick up Jimmy, to head back to my town (we live in neighboring towns), to be there for when my brother picked up his DSi from Gamestop... to find that my brother decided that he would 'pick it up at 10am vs 9am'.... so that was a wasted yet short trip on the 101. Headed back to Ventura... to get Jimmy's DSi at his Gamestop.

Then we grabbed some Breakfast at the ever so fancy Carls Junior... and off to church. ^^*

Afterwards we went to Lane Bryant (I totally grabbed the wrong size jeans... I grabbed petite... I am 6 feet tall... I needed the average length) exchanged the jeans with no problem, thank goodness!

Then I was in a cheery mood and went shopping around Target, getting a new purse and odds and ends... and used some coupons (Oh they are so much fun!) here and there.

Once that was finished, Jimmy and I went to visit my 'little women' my Great Aunt Jennie (who I call Grandma) and hung out there for like 2 hours just chit chatting etc. :) I am so thrilled by the idea that I will be able to visit her more often on my own now. <333

After the visit, we snagged some late lunch... and back to his place... where I stayed for awhile and rested a bit (I was tired~) and waited for the 'Longest Parking Lot in CA' 101 to clear up because it was packed on the way back to my house. ;)

Came home and just went to bed~
Now... I need to finish up some papers for other classes... hurray for extra time! ^^*

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Need.... to Blog.

So, I have a paper I need to write... and I have this crazy, out of no where, out of my mind... 'urge' to Blog.... hmmmm I honestly wondery why?! ^_^;

Sooooo... Lot has happened this past week.

Got back into gear with school... I think I am doing well... so far all my assignments have been 'good' ... I am just in the limbo land of grading of 'I can still screw it up, I have 6 weeks left' mentality. Yeah, I am going to make a great Teacher~ lol ;p At least I am critical of myself alone.
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Ooooo Where do I begin~~~ Monday... day off... Tuesday... day off Ceasar Chavez Day Ole!... Wednesday... classes... Thursday... Geology... made much needed appointments for my teeth (dentist and orthodontist) and to get Boy Cat fixed...

Now here comes the photos~ ^_^*


Thursday Night... This is where the mail was good to me! ^^*

Thursday, I received a drawstring knitting bag I ordered... I loved the fabric so much I decided to buy it, verses sewing my own... I am wanting to replace the draw 'string' portion because its kinda 'meh'. Which holds my scarf lace project I am making for my Mom. :) 


Thennnnn a lovely box came~ :D With some silly tape that had Knit Picks on it! So so Silly.
My Cookie A. Sock Innovation book came!!!! :DDDDDD

Love it! I had flipped through a copy of it last Sunday at Barnes N Noble... and oh I am thrilled to have my own copy to read and everything! ^^* The patterns are BEAUTIFUL! No joke! ^^* Even Jimmy was a fan of the complicated cabled white sock... whats the name...oh Bex (how simple! lol)


I also received my two circular nickel plated needles for magic loop... which I am using on my Pomatomus socks (also by Cookie A. It is part of a KAL I am doing on ravelry for her book, super fun). Along with the locking sitch markers (which are so cute and so simple, I am going to use them all the time!).

Then Friday came along~~~ now if you follow me on twitter, you may know the result... but I had my Driving Test on Friday at the DMV......

Well ya' know... I kinda sorta.... TOTALLY PASSED! xD Granted I made 8 minor mistakes total (You can only make 15 minor ones max, or 1 critical (out of 8) mistake to fail automatically). Two of my mistakes, which is so embarassing... I did California Stops!!!! Can you belive it!!! I like NEVER do them when I really drive... Oh so embarassing... so typical... so juvenille... but since I was going super super super slow (like 2 miles an hour seriously) she didn't make a big deal out of it. 

So I am not a liscenced driver in California!!! :DDDD I can finally drive around in my awesome tank, called a volvo stationwagon! xDDD

First thing I did on the agenda... was to head home with Alex, pick up some lunch.
Second on the agenda... Pick up Jimmy! On my OWN! ^^* (yes I sqee-ed in the car, but at red lights)
Third on the agenda... GO TO YARN STORE!!!!!!! LYS is called Anacapa's Fine Yarns~~ I love it there, the selection is sooo nice... and the sock yarn Oh! to die for! xD 
Oh and I bought a pretty...

Hmmm, what could this pretty be?!?!?!

Malabrigo Sock yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing I know~ Wonderful, yes it is! I was deciding between this color ( a deep purple) or a deep lovely red.... Jimmy helped me pick this one (which I was wanting just a 'bit' more then the red. <33333333333333


Yeah, this is totally being saved for one of my favorite patterns in Cookie A.'s book, Glynis!!!! :D Oh so pretty! Seriously~ I cannot wait for the KAL to do this sock!!! 

Second and 1/2.... Stop by EB Games for Jimmy to pre-order his Nintendo DSi, which took forever, I was wanting to go to the yarn store!! *pout*
Forth on my agenda... GO SOMEWHERE!!!! :D


So I decided to go to Thousand Oaks which is like 20 minutes away or so, depending on traffic... xD Jimmy and I are always talking about how we want to go to the Oaks Mall... for several reasons. He wants to go to the Apple Store (which was seriously... omg pretty... even I was tempted by the forbidden fruit, selling Ipods is different then seeing them in use) and I was wanting to go look at everything in the mall.

Last time I went to the Oaks Mall... I was looking (and found) a prom dress... so 2005.... and seriously... that mall has changed soooooo much it is insane... but in a nice, pretty, impressive, shiney, and expensive way! They even have this Amazing theatre that Jimmy and I totally have to go to on a date later on. You can even have dinner (bought seperately) and watch a movie at the SAME TIME, with soda and popcorn included in your ticket (of a pricey $20)... and the seats are to die for! I would want them as a bed (they let us go look at the theaters, super friendly).

So... T.O. Mall... yeah... Impressive... fun trip... enjoyed it... Jimmy enjoyed it too! :) He was happy that he was finally able to play his Iphone in my car stereo (Aux Out port)... so that was fun.

Then we came home and chilled at my house~ and apparently my mom asked 'Where did we want to go eat?' and I said 'I dunno' (because I am super smart when hungry)... when in reality, we were all going out as a Family (which meant tearing Alex away from his computer playing WoW) + Jimmy... to celebrate me getting my licence!!! YAY for Me! :D So we munched at Home Town Buffet... I picked Olive Garden as a first choice... but it was so packed, it was like a convention was being held there... so Home Town Buffet was a nice alternative. ^^*
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Saturday... today...

Went shopping at the mall for like 5 hours!! with my Mom. We went to Lane Bryant (love that store!) and we each got some cute outfits! ^^* Their discounts, clearance, and sales promotions are outstanding!!! We always save more then half of the regular retail price all the time! :D

Came home exhausted... Chilled a bit... and then I was being 'hinted' at by my Mother of her wanting 'something sweet'.... ie 'her bran muffins' .... then I 'discovered' that we were almost out of milk by my Dad... and was ordered by Alex 'blueberry muffins go go go' ... So I 'decided' on my 'own free will' to go to Vons... ;P Did some grocery shopping ON MY OWN!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!! xDDDD Plus, it was my first time driving at night~ So that is a weeee bit different they day time driving, but it is close to home and I've done this trip a bazillion times. Then I decided to be extra fancy and go by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (*cough* better then starbucks *cough cough*) and get a Regular Carmel Latte!!! :DDDD I feel all adult like now... going to get groceries... and pick up some coffee~ which I so smart-ly poured into a thermos when I got home to keep it warm as I happily enjoy my over priced, but yummy coffee (@$4). :D
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Enough rambling... I am getting tired... boooo... I have a busy day tomorrow. 
DSi Launch... for Jimmy and Alex... 
Church with Jimmy...
Then off to visit 'The Little Women' ie my Aunt Jennie to give her the socks I made her last month ><; (they've been done for 2 weeks already).
Then back home to work on more papers...

Oh yeah... I had a paper to work on didn't I! Whoops~ Good thing I have plenty of coffee left! ;D bye~

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Starting up again

IMG_9432, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Time to start up my classes again... and then finish for the semester.

(Photo is taken from my Geology Class... we are growing crystals... and this is what our crystals 'should' look like... hopefully our crystals did well during break.)
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Right now I am sitting in the garage with two cats... Socks... and the Boy Cat.

Socks snuck in... but I intentionally set up in here (with lap top, soda, and some lace knitting) to sit with the Boy Cat, he was crying in the garage (ie meowing a lot) and I felt bad that he was lonely in here. He really just likes company.

I called and made an appointment to get his neutered... he is still getting into fights... and his leg is not getting better. So once he is fixed, he should *crosses fingers* stop the fighting and then maybe we can get some tips and help splinting his leg after the operation.

I know he is not our cat... but I don't want to find him dead one day... he is such a good cat. :( So hopefully this will help him. He isn't anyones cat and its better that we help him out if we can. The whole thing will be free to us... so in reality it is not a huge undertaking.
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I am anxious for my Knit Picks package to come... it is either coming tonight... or tomorrow... which is exciting news~ I will then have some sock knitting to do ;D.
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I am going to get some lace knitting done... I haven't worked on it in quite some time. Before I start my sock knitting crazy-ness. ;)

Then finally... Look! ;D A Contest! Oh yay! You should enter, because I totally am! Have fun~

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DSi Citywalk and Knitting Update

Went to Universal City Walk with Jimmy to the Gamestop to a DSi test event. Since Jimmy bought a lot of Nintendo games and registered them, so he reached a high membership status thing, so he got an invite to this event. So I was able to join him as his 'one guest'. :D

But we were able to walk around City Walk before we got in line, which was nice. :D This photo is where we were standing in line at the end of it. The Imax theatre is on the right and Hard Rock Cafe to the left of the photo.

Event started at 6pm, so we got in line at about 10 minutes before (there was like 4 ppl there). But we had to wait awhile, since the Nintendo Rep needed some extra time to set up. But it was a lot of fun, got some free swag and some cute photos printed from the DSi. We took most of the photos on Jimmy's Camera, so I will see about showing a few later.

Onto Knitting! :D
Finished the Toe Up Monkey, No purl socks~ :D They are not that 'snug' and I do not know if that is due to the pattern, or due to the issue that maybe I should have gone down to a US 1 vs US 2 needle.... but irregardless, I like how they came out. :)

These are the TV/Movie knitting socks I am doing, for myself. Same colorway as the socks I made for my Aunt Jennie. <3><;
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School starts tomorrow... and today was the first day I was able to sleep in (till 9am)... such a bummer. Oh well.

I guess that is it for now... ttyl