Listastic. ness.

  • Enough with the rain.  I know that April is known for it’s showers but I dislike the prospect that our basement could possibly flood so Mother Nature, hold the phone on the rain.  Please.
  • I’m a walking oxymoron.  I ask myself why pants feel tighter and then eat pancakes for dinner.  Jeez girl, get a clue.
  • I don’t know why, but I’ve been watching a lot of Star Wars stuff.  Not the films.  YouTube videos.  I’m not a member of the Jedi Knight Fan Club but I do enjoy the movies.  I just don’t know why I’m on this kick right now.  It’s a mystery that can’t be explained.  But if you’d like to join me:  Darth Vader and Tomtom, Chad Vader, talk to your kids and this little girl joins the Dark Side.
  • Roundabound.  I die every time.
  • I taught my friend Jacqueline how to purl.  Being that she already knew how to knit, the purling came easy.  And with her new book, skeins of green yarn and knitting needles in hand, she’s creating her first ever “ribbed for her pleasure” scarf.  I can’t wait to see it finished!
  • My own knitting has halted – I started on another large piece and the motivation went straight out the window.  But I’m happy to report that my long tail was perfectly measured for my cast on.  That’s bonus points.  Tonight is knitting night though – it is time to click needles, my friends.
  • I spent yesterday evening, along with some co-workers, with our fella from NYC.  I noticed at lunch a couple times he shied away from pork dishes so I asked if he ate Kosher.  He said he didn’t but that bacon had never seemed appealing to him, something about the way it curled up in the pan.  Wha…? The only goal that exists in my life at this very moment is to get Joey to eat bacon.
  • I wish I could say I’m lying about the last one but it’s the honest to goodness truth.  Bless his heart, but he hasn’t lived yet.
  • I also introduced him to the World of Cooking with Bacon Renderings.  His head might have exploded.
  • Pass me the green beans, please.
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April 14, 2011 - 9:20 am

Bro - Well, we just finished B-Drying are basement. Hopefully, no more water. The wife is going to be shampooing the carpet to see if it is going to be saved or tossed.

I am glad we no longer have to worry about the basement but it sucks to spend all that money turning a finished basement into a mostly unfinished on.

April 14, 2011 - 9:22 am

elizabeth - Bacon. Good.

Send the rain down to Texas!! We need it so desperately!!

Again. Bacon. Good.


April 14, 2011 - 11:41 am

Leesha - Never. Tried. Bacon?!! I would have to say I think my mission would be similar to yours if I knew someone who had never tried it before. One of my favorite bacon rendering uses is to cook french toast on the griddle in it….ohhhh yummm!! It’s healthy….right?? ;)

April 14, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Must. Spread. Bacon. Love.

April 14, 2011 - 12:22 pm

omawarisan - The curling in the pan is a sign that bacon is ready to release its goodness to us! What is wrong with him?

April 14, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Amy - He’s not Jewish and he has never tried bacon? This boggles my mind. I don’t care if it looked like slime mold, just the smell alone should convince any sane human that bacon is pure awesomeness.

April 14, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Brooke - @Amy – No, he’s rockin’ the Star of David. Which is why I asked. He admitted his mother serves it at home. But sadly, no bacon has been consumed. What is this world coming to?!

April 14, 2011 - 7:11 pm

katie o. - all this talk of bacon has suddenly made this girl hungry. again.

April 15, 2011 - 4:39 pm

J. Smith - 1. I’m at least 75% done. I’m not sure if my “adding a skein” was done properly. I guess we’ll find out when I try to weave the tails in later. AND I bought yarn for my next project (I’m thinking windy city scarf) AND I found the stich nation sequel on ebay from the same goodwill that sold me the first one. Another $4 but it should be here next week. Excited about that.
2. I don’t like curly bacon either. I solve this problem by using a bacon press ( or (my personal fave as it also seems less greasy and VERY crisp) the handy dandy microwave tray the man bought me for Christmas. Microwaving in plastic might be releasing BPA and killing me or something but it makes tasty quick bacon! (

April 15, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Brooke - I’m sure you did a fantastic job adding your second skein. With such chunky yarn, it will hide like a dream. The windy city is a fun scarf – I made that one for Melanie.
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