My Mets mojo is still in effect

September 6th, 2015


I got to attend two Mets games when I was home for the summer, but if I’d had an endless amount of time and money, I definitely would have gone to more. I was happy that I got to take the kids to see a game. Satanski had a good time, as usual, but it was Pork Chop’s first baseball game, and I was please to see how much she enjoyed herself. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she had a great time at the game, especially when it came to helping me heckle various players, calls, officials, and the like. Only the littlest one was actually wearing Mets garb, as mine was in the laundry (oops) and Satan had outgrown his (in fact, she’s wearing his Reyes jersey from seven years ago).

So, for various reasons, I was bummed to leave the same time zone as my favorite baseball team. Not that I’ve ever had the most stable sleep patterns anyway, but having most games start at 3 AM my time puts a strain on feeling like a good fan. I’m super excited that the Mets are somehow still as good now as they were when they went on that 11 game win streak in April. Of course, there were a few missteps that reminded me that they’re still the Mets, but on the whole, I’m really stoked about what they’re doing these days. Usually Mets fans have to abandon all postseason hopes by like July (at the latest), so the fact that the Mets are still in first place IN SEPTEMBER is huge!

And it’s all because I live 6,000 miles away. Mets fans, should you want to express your appreciation, I accept appreciation in the form of Amazon gift cards, PayPal, and worsted weight yarn.

You’re welcome, Mets fans

April 23rd, 2015

Why did the Mets wait until 2015 to start off smoking hot, with a 10 game winning streak (without David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud, Jenrry Mejia, or Jerry Blevins)? How has Wilmer Flores (mostly) stopped sucking? How did Bartolo Colón at one point have more RBIs than Curtis Granderson? It’s because I moved to another continent. Duh!

You’re welcome, fellow Mets fans.

This is why we can’t have nice things

February 3rd, 2014

How can somebody take this:

and get this?

Lay off the drugs, people.

Because flowers

December 11th, 2013


I just received this plant (are these flowers? is this merely a houseplant? I do not know) from the town manager for no particular reason. Yay, Wednesday!

You win again, internet

November 14th, 2013

It’s not enough that this commercial exists at all. Let’s not even think of the fact that the social cues displayed here are ALL wrong. Nobody should act like this toward his or her own sibling. Right? Right!

But then some awesomely gross people had to prove Rule 34 correct and write fan fic about it!




I’m Ravelry famous

November 5th, 2013

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I made my Halloween costume (well, a lot of it, anyway). I was one of those Candy Button packs. Anywho, in addition to being voted best some thing or another at my drinking knitting group’s Halloween party, I was also featured on the Ravelry main page. Feels good

Killing it, Halloween style

November 1st, 2013



became this

became this.

became this.


I crocheted the balls that comprised my costume. DIY Halloween ftw

How to save a life

February 25th, 2013

I really, really, really hope I got this song stuck in your head, but I currently have much better things residing in my brain jelly.

Anyway, I saw this video and the related picture at Gawker and pretty much died laughing.



January 4th, 2013

Land’s End has hired a Lesser Saldana to model for them, which is totally fitting, since Land’s End is really just a lesser LL Bean.


Good company

December 28th, 2012


The kiddos gave me the plague, but we’re nice enough to keep me company later in the week.



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