Tuesday, July 24, 2007

County Fair and Corn Dogs

Originally uploaded by mrphrtq
As we approach our departure date (which we're still not 100 percent sure of...) we're trying to cram as much fun and "classic Americana" in as we can. Last night we went to the county fair with a couple friends and their adorable son. The big event of the night was the Demolition Derby. Basically, several stripped down car in a tiny circle surrounded by large concrete blocks smash into each other and the last cars running win. It was so funny - the crowd really got into it. Every few minutes one of the cars would get all smoky and everyone would stop so the firemen could run out and douse it with a fire extinguisher and then they were off again. Other highlights of the evening were corn dogs (my first corn dog ever), cheese fries, and funnel cake. Now I feel like eating a head of lettuce and drinking my weight in water!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


We won third place at bar trivia tonight and I got a tacky Budweiser teeshirt! In other news, we're still waiting on my silly ole passport and it looks like 3rd week in August will be the moving date!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Deep breath, Miz K!

Phase 2 - Ink started
Originally uploaded by hellomizk
Oooook, so here's where I come clean. In addition to crocheting (which I'm much less self-conscious about), I also play around with paint and inks. As I have actually had some free time recently, I've been able to pick the paints up again. Now, normally, the only people who see my paintings are myself and my husband, but this time I'm going to be brave and put one out there. This is a watercolor and ink drawing that I'm working on based off of a picture of one of my friends, who is an amazing belly dancer. An earlier version in paint only as well as a couple detail shots are on Flickr. Whew!

I can has Flickr!

Abbie's hat
Originally uploaded by hellomizk
I finally took a couple little pictures of my recent projects and set up an account on Flickr.

This is a little hat I made for my soon-to-be-born niece. Super bright cotton yarn!

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Knitting is so hard! You knitting-types impress me even more now. I spent about 6 hours today with a book open next to me and clackity little needles in hand... and I have not even a coaster to show for it! For now I'll go rest and then try again more tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

B.O.B. Day

Today we took half of a ton of stuff to the dump to recycle and get rid of. I had never been before - there were so many birds there!B.O.B. is for Big Ole Buzzards because they were everywhere and so plump! I was amazed at how ungross it was - who knew. Anyway, we're slowly making progress in getting rid of things. Currently we're waiting for passport stuff and then we get started on visa stuff, so hopefully within the next week or so we'll have a better idea of an actual moving date. Our lovely kitties - Sega and Atari - are moving in with my parents this coming weekend, which is going to be sad for us but lots of fun for my parents because they're the funniest and most affectionate cats... at least Sega is. Other than that we have nothing exciting going on - tomorrow is craft store and book store day for me - hurrah!