...yeah. The holidays finally caught up with me, and I've been asleep for the best part of two days. (And intend to spend most of tomorrow asleep too, with luck.) So for now, I'm alive, well, and have some info to share, either in response to comments or just in general. In no particular order.
-The Goob is still telling horrible knock-knock jokes. The one I just heard:
GOOB: Knock knock.
ME: [No answer.]
GOOB: [Whispering.] You're supposed to say who's there.
ME, giving up: Who's there?
ME: Mumma who?
GOOB: Mumma slipped on a banana peel. Hahahaha! Get it?
-The Navy will pay for this coming move, and send us pretty much anywhere we want to go, within reason (pretty sure Mars is out). Every move I've done with the military has been paid for. It has sucked anyway. I'm territorial and hate having strangers in my house and messing with my stuff, so it's just a bad scene.
-I really am working on the yearly theme (usually I do some yearly goal - knit from my stash, knit for me, whatever; last year I didn't do one because I was really fucked up this time last year). Of course I've already blown the whole resolution/goal aspect, so that takes the pressure off.
-A friend sent me this video the other day. As a once and future dirt-bike rider, the jump UP wasn't that big a deal. (Really. With today's precision building for ramps, and modern bikes, it's just a matter of physics, like firing a crazy artillery shell.) With about three quarts of Valium, a hefty dose of death wish, and some practice, anyone could probably do it. The jump DOWN, on the other hand, was the height of insanity.
--My father-in-law refused to get an iPod and instead got some unholy hybrid MP3 player and radio. We rag on him about being stuck in the nineteenth century. He shoots the finger at us.
--The pitcher in the lemonade photo from the past week is Fiestaware; it's a fairly famous design, called a disk pitcher. (They have large and small sizes now. Who knew? I've got the large.) The color I don't remember the name of, and they're constantly changing what colors they offer, so it may not be available. Though I'm reasonably sure SOME shade of yellow is for sale. (Or you can hit Replacements and order discontinued colors at markup, although at the moment all they have in stock is glassware.) You may also luck out and find one at a garage sale; they've been making Fiestaware since 1936. Oh, and for Christmas the in-laws gave me a place setting in tangerine, a sugar-cream set in cobalt blue, and a butter dish in red. (I like to jumble colors together, and not just when I'm knitting.)
-Girl Genius has been cracking me up this past couple weeks, mostly the courtship; luring her in with offers of tools, and talking about gear ratios and asking her to fix stuff. It's like my house in reverse.
-While I'm on about sci-fi/fantasy, what in HELL was up with Stargate last night?? CSI Atlantis?
Anyway, that's enough of a brain dump, I think. The Goob's about to go to bed, and then I'm going to go knit on the project I shouldn't have started. (It's for my friend who was supposed to get the bag/cat bed back in September. It really needs done. But it's blowing the year's goals. Already.)