Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Stormie style

My friends Abby and Larry recently had a little baby named Stormie. I crocheted her the Fine Lines jumpsuit/romper thing from Candy Babies. It turned out pretty cute, although I do have a few issues with it. One is that I used cotton/acrylic yarn instead of just cotton. Stupid me didn't read the label closely enough. It ended up kind of heavy and not as soft as I had hoped. And of course, plain old single crochets all the way through are so boring and kind of ugly to look at. Why can't crochet look and feel as nice as knitting? Why???



Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hair help!

Dear reader(s?), I need your help. I am dreadfully sick of my hair, and I need a change. But what to do to it? Here are my main concerns:

  • I haven't had it cut since July, so it's pretty shapeless and boring. I end up putting it in a ponytail a lot.

  • I hate having my hair even the tiniest bit in my face, but it looks dumb when it's all shoved behind my ears. Hence the ponytails.

  • I have no styling ability or patience, so I need something super easy.

  • All the girls in Montreal are beautiful and hip, so I want something with at least a bit of style


Here's what it looks like now, freshly blown dry and frizzy:



Here are a few pictures I've found online that I'm considering:

Just cut bangs and let it grow.

More pictures of this same girl can be found here and here.

Cut it off in a way that will grow out nicely.

There is another, less blurry picture of this chick with her hair grown out a bit longer here.

Cut it pixie short.

Too '90s? Looks like it requires more styling than I'm prepared to give it.

Cut it boring short.

I can't tell if it's cute or if it's too Joan of Arc.

So... what should I do?

Voting has ended. View results here.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Please stand for the reading of the Gospel

How cool would it be to have William Shatner do all the scripture readings at church each week?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Two plugs

Last week saw the launch and final tweaking of two sites. They are both all Flash sites, and I developed all the Flash for both of them. The first to go live was the Kansas Health Foundation's Best State for Children campaign site. They want to make Kansas the best state for raising kids. The coolest part about the site is a drawing tool I made. You can draw a picture and then save it to a gallery and/or send it to a friend. The coolest part about the coolest part is viewing the gallery. You get to see the saved drawings being drawn out just like the artists drew them in the first place. I think it's pretty cool anyway.

The other site that went live is Houlihan's virtual I Never game. It's an online version of the drinking game. You know, the one where one person says something like, "I never had a crush on a teacher in high school," and then everyone who did crush out on a high school teacher has to drink. Yeah, that one. With the virtual game, you respond to several similar statements (or make up your own), spill the beans on the stories surrounding each one (like, describing how hot your 11th grade math teacher was [mine wasn't -- Mr. Ford, ha ha]) and then invite your friends to do the same. Then you all get to watch as the game plays out and giggle at each others' answers when you should be working or cooking dinner or something equally productive. Danger Kitty gave it a go and played with some hot randos. Check it out:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We love carbs

Matt got The Bread Baker's Apprentice for his birthday from my mom. (His response was, "Danger Kitty, we're gonna destroy this thing.") Yesterday, Matt helped me make my first loaf of bread. It actually started the night before, as I had to make a starter, but the baking was yesterday, and this is what we got out of it:



I'm pretty proud. It was tasty. There is just a tiny bit left today, and I bet it will be gone before nightfall.

A couple days ago, on Easter, Matt made us hot cross buns since all the stores were closed, and we couldn't buy any. The recipe made six. We ate them all that night. Here's a picture of the last one to be devoured:

Monday, April 02, 2007