Sunday, April 23, 2006

Birthday Fairy

Dear Birthday Fairy (ahem...Scout),

So I know it's over three months away, but I'm well prepared. I figured this year that I would make things easy on you. All you have to do is click and charge. So here is my Birthday List (in totally random order):

1. The Braun Tassimo.

2. Four soup bowls and two bread/butter plates to complete my china set.

3. Angel perfume.

4. A 12-month supply of yummy Philosophy bath products.

5. The Knitting Answer Book.

6. Vintage Knits.

7. Sexy Little Knits.

8. PuppyKnits.

9. A Yarn Ball Winder (I think that's all the knitting stuff for now).

10. A Jack Johnson CD.


Erin Rages

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Poor Guy

My soon-to-be brother-in-law played outside for too long in the San Diego sun without sunscreen. How painful this must be:

I hope you feel better soon. :(

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


We're heading to the Walter Household for a doggy birthday party. I'm freakin scared (seven dogs in one household? aaah!). Interesting pictures will be posted.

I Love Sarah

I got the following email this morning and it made me laugh my ass off:

You told me to tell you if you ever spelled anything wrong on your website. So here I am. It's "deja vu". Actually it's French and has accent marks on both the e and the a, but I don't think we use those when we write it in English.

just an idiot with a French degree

Thanks, Sarah. What would I do without you?

Sunday, April 09, 2006


So I got my wisdom teeth out on Friday. It was bad. I'm a total pansy when it comes to stuff like that. The dentist probably thought I should be locked up in a loony bin...I started having a full-blown panic attack after he numbed the left side of my face. Seriously, I thought I'd had panic attacks before, but after this little episode, I think everything else was just plain ol' anxiety. My legs felt like water balloons (sorry for that analogy again, Sarah and Kelly...I know you've heard it a million times), my heart was racing, I felt like I was going to throw up, and my eyes started watering uncontrollably. The dentist was really nice though...He patiently waited while I freaked out. The right side of my face never really got all that numb, even though he gave me five different injections (compared to ONE injection on the left side). So when he went to suture me up on the right side, I could feel the needle coming through the inner part of my gum, and then puncture my tongue. I yelped, and he said, "Oh, I guess you really weren't numb!"

So now my face is swollen, the percocet makes me sleepy, and the pain makes me cranky. I'll betchya fifty bucks my husband had a lousy weekend.

(And to all my lovely commenters...I feel so sleepy that I'm not commenting back to you right now...maybe later...but I still love you guys)


Man, would I hate to be this 911 operator right now (or the kid for that matter).

Friday, April 07, 2006

Update to Vera Bradley

Um, yeah. So I misunderstood. I get BOTH bags for free. No shipping, no cost (NO COST?). Dang. I'm stoked. Seriously, women of the world. When you need a cute, functional purse, go to Vera Bradley.

Anyway, I've been answering emails and looking at knitting sites for the last hour...I need to bathe before I get my wisdom teeth taken out this morning. I'm super nervous. I've been avoiding this day for at least five years. Pictures to follow.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


I seriously didn't set this up:

Yes, that is Scout, wearing my pink Breast Cancer Awareness kitchen gloves, doing dishes.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Vera Bradley

So long story short, Vera Bradley royally screwed up my recent bag order. I've been waiting for a month for a bag I can't wait to have. After talking to four different people on the phone, I thought I was going to have to boycott them like I did HP and Northwest Airlines.


The company made me a loyal customer. Not only did Molly (the last rep I talked to) take the shipping cost off for this order (and another order), she gave me the first bag for free! Yup. Free. This is the kind of customer service I'm talking about. And she apologized profusely. She was genuinely sorry. Not, "I'm sorry to hear that" kind of sorry. SORRY sorry.

Companies all over the world, no matter how large or small, should take after Vera Bradley. Because of this experience, I will always buy their cute cute bags (and hopefully, so will you). Companies without their customers are nothing. I'm so glad THIS company gets that...

Monday, April 03, 2006

Reason Number 8,734 I Hate Living in Germany

Having my dog fixed is going to cost me 200 euros (that's like 18, 000 DOLLARS)

Ok, so I'm being melodramatic, but seriously.

The same vet charged me 80 euros to amputate her foot. How does that make ANY sense? Isn't bone sawing more complicated than pulling out a uterus?

I'm in the wrong freakin' business.