Monday, October 31, 2011


My favorite day of the year. How perfect is a day where you can pretend to be anything you want and get candy. You can participate or not, it is totally up to you. No one really cares either way.

When I was a kid we were allowed to go out until we were 12 and then we were too old to Trick or Treat. I like that now and think it should be adhered to. I don't like it when the big kids come with no costume and a pillow case to collect candy. That is just wrong.

The best place to trick or treat was Parkview Village in Oklahoma City. When dad would go to school we would stay there, there were 243 units with 7 to a section with a yard in front and swings. Every mom was June Cleaver minus the heels and pearls, a veritable candy fest on Halloween. You could collect a grocery sack full of great things like popcorn balls, candy apples, and of course the loose candy. You did not have to be afraid of what some lowlife scumbag might put in there to hurt you (seriously why would you do that, did you not get to go Trick or Treating when you were a kid). We were only allowed a piece a day and when you have a sack full of candy well it can last until Easter.

Do you know there are 9 BILLION pieces of candy corn sold a year? There will be some 41 million trick or treaters out this evening. (For those of you buried under snow, that just really sucks that you can't go get candy). There will be 116.7 million potential stops for candy, how much money are the candy companies making today? There are 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the US. We consume 24.7 pounds of candy a year, I know I do my fair share. And there are 1719 number of costume rental establishments in the US.

So what are you doing today, Trick or Treat?

Happy Anniversary mom and dad, 57 years and still going.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Bra You Have Been Waiting For

Dear Victoria Secret: Why would anyone buy a bra worth $2.5 million and where would one wear it. Seriously bras are to be functionable and worn under the clothes. With all the extra bling on this year's bra you would not want to hide it. How many of these do you sell? What do you do with them when they don't sell and how many do you make a year? Or are they really not for sale but as a company you truly have too much money and don't know what to do with it so you spend it on diamond bras.

This year’s diamond bra named the “Fantasy Treasure Bra,” is aqua colored, and boasts nearly 3,400 precious gems, including 142 carats of white and yellow diamond, pearls, citrines, aquamarines set in bright 18 karat white and yellow gold. The center of the bra holds two large white diamonds each an astonishing 8 carats with two 14 carat yellow diamonds to give it a more opulent look. The bra is made by Long Island’s London Jewelers.

If anyone buys one of these let me know where you wear it and how comfortable it is. Oh yea I dont the delicate wash cycle will work for this or hand washing either.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It Has Been A Year Already

One year ago today I attended the funeral of a co-worker. We were talking yesterday that Jerry has been gone already a year. Where did that year go? Jerry was one of those guys that everyone liked, he never had a bad day even though the cancer and other things ravaged his body. He died in front of us at work and we could not help him; it is still difficult at times to walk down the hallway. Jerry had just purchased his dream property for retirement with Linda his wife and they were planning on moving there soon. He was about to turn 60 and had the rest of his life planned to live in the country and just simply enjoy life.

Don't let life pass you by, enjoy every moment no matter what it is because we never when our time is up.

RIP Jerry, we miss you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roger Sings Johnny Cash

I went to the Roger Daltrey Tommy concert last night. Roger is 67 but you would never know it, he still has it.

The show started out with Paul Freeman warming up the audience for 30 minutes, he has an amazing voice and range and was quite humorous as well. Check him out he is good.

The crowd was mostly middle age with a few younger in their 30's and half a dozen children. The Midland was packed, the lady I sat by was from out of town and had a flight this morning so thought she would find something to do and said at 4:30 yesterday afternoon there were 7 seats left. I still wonder about the Midland being so small but the fans were true blue WHO fans.

The concert was to promote the Rock Opera Tommy written by members of the band in the 70's. In case you never saw the Opera you can still get the movie with Ann Margaret. Roger had an amazing band and the lead guitarist was off the charts. They started with the music from the beginning of the Opera and finished with the last song. Of course the crowd favorites were Pinball Wizard and a few others but when the crowd was asked to sing the lyrics there was no hestitation we knew them all.

After the music from Tommy was sung they brought out some favorites WHO songs. Towards the end Roger explained he has been through some throat surgeries and the doctor told him to sing some low songs towards the end of the concert, so he did a medley of Johnny Cash songs. Who would have thought Roger Daltrey would sing Johnny Cash but he said he was a fan so he did and we loved it.

The show went on for 2 hours with Roger slugging down hot tea and water to keep his throat going and the crowd loved every minute of it.

When I was in High School I remember I had my Roger Daltrey poster complete with the long curls and my yellow Roger Daltrey Tee, I wore that out and wish I still had it.

It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to but then The Who along with Journey are my favorite bands. I suppose there will come a day when Roger's throat will give out and we won't have the pleasure of listening to him sing anymore but I do have my memories and he is truly a classic.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Olive Garden

I have not been to Olive Garden for a very long time mostly due to the last two visits of extreme waiting times just to get a menu and finally walking out without getting waited on for over 20 minutes. This just seals that I will never go back to an Olive Garden again.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why Wasn't He Fired?

As a federal employee this burns my butt to no end. People like this give all of us a bad name and further more this is why the Government is broke, he should be fired for what he has done, made to pay back the money and NOT get any retirement at all. Until we clean up the government we will never get out of this mess the country is in.

This should surprise Noone

Every since Hilary was caught up in the whole Vince Foster thing and came out squeaky clean, we know she has a lot of involvement in shady dealings. So how about we get a twofer and remove her and Eric Holder out of their jobs and try them for treason.

Let Her Eat Cake

I don't care what anyone eats as long as they pay for it themselves. But don't come on TV everytime I turn around, and flouce your big butt in my face and tell me I need to eat healthy and that you feel the pain of the middle class. This is an interesting article about the obutts and their dining out. I will eat what I want and if I want to be bigger than a barn that is my RIGHT and you keep your food plate to yourself. Even if I could afford to eat like this I wouldn't because I know it is not healthy. So you need to walk the talk or be quiet.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Loopy Ewe 4th Quarter Challenge

I dont really need to start another project as I have Christmas knitting to do but this jumped out at me. You have to use an entire skein of Madelinetosh for the project and have it posted by 1/2/12. So I admired the Catkin from the 1st Month Camp Loopy projects and thought I would give it a try. My colors are Ink and Blue Gingham.

Plus the designer is a local so that is even better.

Einstein Jacket

I had started on my Einstein Jacket, my knitting group is knitting this as a group project. I had almost finished the bottom and as I was to attach the 5th skein of yarn I noticed the rest of it did not match, see the picture.

I think the ball on the right will become some stuffed knitted apples or leaves.

I remembered Ihad some more yarn from this company and it all matches and I have just enough. I like the color better it is more me and matches the buttons better.

I realize the pictures don't do the colors justice but that is ok the second one is much better.

Possum Yarn

My friend Marcia just came back from Australia and brought me some possum yarn. I have enough to make this sweater, it is Paton Lace and Cable Cardigan. I also got the pink alpaca and blue wool from an outlet mill there waiting for a project.

You should feel the possum yarn, it is so soft and yummy.

Camp Loopy

I finished all 3 of my Camp Loopy Projects and posted the picture on time so we each got a skein of Wollemiese. The elves could not have picked a better color for me because outside of purple I love black and white and this will turn into this:

Hermione Grace

This is my oldest being her silly self laying on the floor just minding her own business.

Good JuJu

Good JuJu is an antique store along with several others in the bottoms that are only open the first weekend of the month. Finally I got to go see what the rave is all about. I found this gem just waiting for, a great sewing box. It is in really great shape so it sits in my dining room waiting some project that needs a holding place.


The City planted maples in our parking several years ago and now look at them. They are the most brilliant red, many are bare this weekend due to the lack of rain and wind, but the trees are gorgeous this year.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Baby Afghan

A friend of mine is having another grandchild soon so here is the baby blanket made out of Bernat Satin.

Pattern is Pine Forest Baby Blanket.


Knit Picks has this new yarn called sugarbunny. It is 80% merino and 20% angora. Trust me you want to pet this all the time. It is a dream to knit with, so light and airy and feel so good. I bought two skeins to play with and love it. I made this cowl. This would make a very snuggle blanket but kind of pricey at $7.99 for 136 yards.

Can't wait to wear this.