Steelers fix for the day: order Steelers-themed Smiley Face cookies from Eat 'n Park! Oh delight! Or maybe you want to send a friend in Seattle a thoughtful gift basket...? (FYI, I have ordered stuff from there before and was impressed with the service. And how adorable are those peanuts in the Iron City beer bottles?) Also, get your share of Bettis love, mmm!
In other news, I guess it is none of our fucking business what went on in the White House during Hurricane Katrina. Uhm, seriously? Would someone please let the federal government know that us normal folks are their goddamned employers? This seems like a really remarkable bit of arrogance -- just when I thought I had officially reached my limit of outrage!
Thank goodness I've found some sucker to marry me because by posting this link about cats and knittingsimultaneously, I am seriously compromising my fuckability. Ha!
Additionally, while I am geeking out on the knitting content: gobs of sock patterns on the internets! As you can kindasorta see in the photo, I am on a sock knitting binge right now, having completed many "obligation" projects recently. While I am sure it's nearly impossible to tell what that sock looks like, believe me when I say it's Trekking XXL in 107, which does not look anything like I expected it to when I bought it with Alison this fall. (It's just really...not pink. I thought there would be more pink, but I should have known better. Just because there's a good deal of pink plied into it doesn't mean the net effect will involve pinkness. Duh.) Anyway, I am just glad to be knitting something that doesn't have a bitchin' deadline hanging over my head.
I am constantly amazed at how many people find this site by googling the phrase "squirrel fight."
Anyway. There's a new touched-by-Erin record out and obviously, since she is a genius, you need to buy it.
For your daily Super Bowl Steelers freakout, may I suggest the Steelers Nation gallery on the PG? De-fucking-lightful!
Uhm, more kicking around the brain, but my need to forage for dinner wins out (broccoli heads, sour cream, instant oatmeal, and asparagus don't make sense in a recipe together, I think I need to grocery shop!).
As I mentioned, I was snowed in today. After the storm cleared out, I decided to go shovel out the car in the hopes of actually getting to my office tomorrow. I shovelled everything around the car, being extra-neurotic -- going all the way down to the pavement, shovelling snow well under the body of the car that was totally irrelevant to pulling out of my parking space, making sure everything I shovelled was in a perfect pile on top of the snow drift we already have in the corner of the lot, etc.
But, an hour later, as I stood back and surveyed my work with sweaty satisfaction, I realized something was wrong. Yes, it seems that some of my neighbors had pulled out without making the perfect little car spaces like I had! So I had to fix that.
And then I noticed that the snow plow that did the driveway had missed a few spots in the middle...so I had to fix that.
And now that I really was looking at things, there were a few spots over at the edge of the property where some trees had dropped their snow covering, and those could be in the way down the road maybe! So I had to fix that too.
Now, after goodness knows how long, I do believe my parking lot is a masterpiece of snow removal. I will expect my gold medal by week's end.
I am off to the in-laws today (and those who know me well are aware of how excited I am, ahem) and will not be around before the game tomorrow, so I leave you with this: Steelers superstitions (more here)! I have many, many of these and I was thinking about how they are getting to be a little burdensome, but then again, as I am sure you are aware, if I stop doing any of them, the Steelers will be last in the league next year. And, you know, reading the one the guy mentions about having to fill up his gas tank only at the #7 pump...that makes a scary lot of sense to me, and I sort of feel like now that I have read it, I have to also do this.
I know that there's real sports stories out there dealing with game plans and whatnot, but I think you all know that what really matters most is which mug I drink coffee out of tomorrow and what color my underwear is and whether or not I make my grandmother's chicken dip before kickoff.
Seriously, though, here's some stupid shit: a company is trying to trademark the phrase "Stitch & Bitch," threatening action against everyone, including Yahoo! Groups that have the "stitch & bitch" in their name. So Yahoo!, who yesterday copped to government pressure to turn over a list of search engine queries, shut down all the groups. Hot! Yahoo!, seriously, I can't imagine why you're getting your ass whooped in the free market by Google!