Friday, December 31, 2010

Prepare Yourself

Tomorrow is going to be a VERY massive blog update, WITH PICTURES! All the projects that I have completed the past 365 days. Hopefully you wont be disappointed. I have to say I'm oddly not, sure I didn't get my 100, but my number is higher then I expected given this very fun year. My Uncle Blake said to make sure it wasn't unnecessary stress I put on myself, and it is a little, but not the amount to give me panic attacks.

Also... I've had a migraine for the past 12 days.... so the number you may think I got close to might not be the number I ended with.

Hope it's a surprise for you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Internet Junkyard #13



The liquid inside young coconuts
can be used as a substitute for


Blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half


more than seven (7) times.

Donkeys kill more people annually

than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping

than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns

until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code

was Wrigley's gum.

The King of Hearts is the only king


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
by eliminating one (1) olive

from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

(Since Venus is normally associated with women,

what does this tell you!)

Apples, not caffeine,

are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from


The first owner of the Marlboro Company
died of lung cancer.

So did the first "Marlboro Man."

Walt Disney was afraid





T he three most valuable brand names on earth:

Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...

but, not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo,

and no one knows why.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush
be kept at least six (6) feet away from
a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.

(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

Richard Millhouse Nixon

was the first U.S. president
whose name contains all the letters
from the word "criminal."

The second ?

William Jefferson Clinton

(Please don't tell me you're SURPRISED!?!!)

And the best for last.....

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Three More Projects

Three Projects!!! Woots!!!

First is pies, two pumpkin, apple (with maple leaf cut-outs of the crust, pretty and festive right?), and pecan pie with the cream cheese crust. Those pies are project no. 65. This was around Thanksgiving, but still counts, right? Too bad, counting it! I feel like a rebel!

Second is the second sock to the pair for dad (NYRP #56).

Third is my mini-cheesecakes:

12-18 vanilla wafers
around 16-20 oz of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 - 2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Line muffin tins with foil liners.
Place one vanilla wafer in each liner. Beat cream cheese, add sugar and vanilla, beat till well mixed (feel free to taste a bit!). Add eggs. Mix well. Pour over wafers, filling 3/4 full. Bake 25 mins at 325.

Remove from pan when cool. Chill. Top with fruit, preserves, nuts, and/or chocolate- be creative!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Sock

While I have no pictures to update my process I can say that I've been knitting! Working on the second sock. Project #56 Not sure if I can count the second sock as a new project or just the second half of project 56.

Having an organ removed is rather non-changing. I can't feel the missing appendix, but I do feel the cuts and soreness in the area. Still very tender...

Yup. Laid up in bed, watching "Claymore" an anime, and knitting the second sock is pretty good. Also, my US9 needles are splintering badly from over-use. Couldn't be true right? They're just over a year old! Next ones are going to be metal!

Friday, December 03, 2010


My appendix has been giving me troubles for the past like six weeks. Didn't know it was my appendix until two days ago!

So it's out and I have three fairly small incisions. Not only did I get out of cleaning the cat boxes for two weeks, I get out of decorating the house for the christmas holiday!

Going back to my appendix. It is out and I am feeling totally better! For about six weeks I was unable to poop... and had bad pains in my stomach and side. There was no fever so when the REALLY sharp pains started (in the middle of the movie we were watching in theaters "Tangled") and that's when the throwing up and water coming out of a place it really should be solid... gross I know. So after a few hours, Neil called the ER room and talked to a Dr there. He didn't see any reason (over the phone keep in mind) that I would need to come in. He told me to take some tums, careful with tylenol, and to try and drink water or 7up. I couldn't get a sip of water down without gaging.

After an all night event and till morning, we got an appointment with my regular physician where he took blood test, urine, xrays, and later a CatScan since he couldn't figure out why, and obvious the pain was real. I have to say my doc is AWESOME! He didn't give up and believed me that the pain wasn't in my head (which means so much to me). It was obvious it was real, but it still means a lot to me.

Neil stayed with me the entire time and made sure I was getting a nap in the room before the Dr came in and said, you have to go NOW to the hospital to get your appendix out. If we couldn't get a ride, I'd have to ride in an ambulance. Since I have no job, we called dad (ambulance is expensive) and he came and took us to the hospital! Since our hospital in this town isn't that big we had to travel about 25 miles. Got into the ER and they pushed me into the surgery room within 30 minutes.

Out and good. I am okay! We're all okay! Just taking it slow and trying to get back to doing projects. I really can't make my deadline, but I still want to see how far I can go!

Also, my dad in CA's house burned down and lost everything. Dose anyone know of a good printer/scanner I can get to make copies of all the photos I have to help his collection grow a bit? Loosing all the fire, ALL the family photos.