Monday, December 17, 2007

out with the old (songs) and in with the new

as the year is drawing to a close, i am happy to report that the tides have turned and the bad seems to be waning...

ladles and jellyspoons, i am in love. with a boy. a real boy. a flesh and blood, hair and nails boy. he blows my mind and i never ever thought this could happen. i'm overwhelmed with emotions. and they're all good for a change.

so in honor of what can only be a new chapter in my life, i am clearing my ipod's 'top 25 most played.' bring on new music. bring on new playlists. bring on new favorites. be gone ye woeful songs of yore:

gravity - john mayer
holding back the years - simply red
the air that i breathe - simply red
goodbye yellow brick road - elton john
good morning heartache - sheryl crow
the pirate's bride - sting
volcano - damien rice
a hazy shade of winter - simon & garfunkel
i can't stand the rain - the commitments
murder by numbers - the police
dream on - aerosmith
standing - anthony stewart head
ain't no sunshine - bill withers
what happens when the heart just stops - the frames
how can you mend a broken heart - al green
god bless the child - billie holiday
kathleen - josh ritter

Thursday, December 13, 2007

me, in print

the magazine that interviewed me a few months back, exquisite weddings by san diego magazine, finally came out about a month ago. it is much more impressive on glossy paper in a ginormously sized magazine, but you can find the article here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

100 things about me

i felt like i needed to change a few items from the list i created in may 2004. call me obsessive-compulsive if you must.

1. i am an only child.
2. ben and jerry's new york super fudge chunk all the way.
3. i entered the lottery for the chance to buy spice girls tickets in 2007.
4. i wish that americans valued proper spelling and grammar.
5. as a child i wanted to be in the air force.
6. and was devastated to discover that the bespectacled cannot fly planes.
7. i own books i have no intention of reading.
8. i adore irises and orchids.
9. i love my best friend, nikki, beyond sanity or reason.
10. i am a great cook.
11. others say i'm "strong and assertive."
12. my cat’s have theatre-inspired names.
13. i thrive on change and spontaneity.
14. i am a sucker for a lost cause.
15. jung is my guru.
16. i've had a handful of really perfect days in my 33 years.
17. i've never been in love.
18. but i've loved someone so much it hurt.
19. hamlet is more than a minor preoccupation.
20. i'm taller than i think i am.
21. performing on stage terrifies me.
22. i do it anyway.
23. i'd rather be dancing than doing just about anything else.
24. i've got curves.
25. i'm getting okay with that.
26. i love shoes.
27. i am the queen of all fag hags.
28. people tend to think they’ve known me longer than they have.
29. my mom and dad did a great job.
30. if i could lighten my skin tone, i would.
31. i have never watched a porn.
32. i believe in past lives.
33. i don’t think i was anyone famous in a past life.
34. i would be a drag queen faster than you can say “honey!”
35. i’m an anglophile.
36. i was engaged but never married.
37. my mom tells me i don’t have a boyfriend because i’m intimidating.
38. i’m uber-touchy-feely.
39. i’m proud of my b.a. in english.
40. i've been told i’m an elitist.
41. this should probably bother me more than it does.
42. i have broken two bones: my cheekbone and my ankle.
43. my dog is named after a beatles song.
44. receiving mail in the mailbox is still a singular joy.
45. i want to be the lead in a stage production of the philadelphia story.
46. …and hedda gabler.
47. …and miss julie.
48. …and hedwig and the angry inch.
49. kissing rocks!
50. i desperately miss the grandfather i didn’t know.
51. i don’t miss the one i did.
52. i have the final episode of quantum leap on video cassette.
53. i love english mystery novels.
54. my birthday often gets forgotten in the chaos of the holiday season.
55. i take things too seriously.
56. i am scared rigid by new social situations.
57. the telephone is my arch nemesis.
58. i don’t know what i will do if nik dies first.
59. i want to be paid to travel.
60. …and write.
61. …and to take photos.
62. i am uncomfortable with compliments.
63. the first time i was called an “earth mother” i was 13 years old.
64. i wish men would see me as a woman instead of a personal therapist.
65. i have wanted to be liz since 1989.
66. i am thoroughly aware that this is not healthy.
67. i cry easily.
68. i prefer drama to comedy.
69. i am a bit paranoid.
70. my #1 pet peeve is the question, “is that your real name?!”
71. my #2 pet peeve is being treated like a “girl.”
72. i was blonde as a child.
73. my inner victorian speaks louder to me than most other influences.
74. i am frightened to death of having my own children.
75. i am never as happy as i am in ireland. with nik.
76. i fantasize about marrying an englishman and living a life of leisure, book-reading and stimulating conversation in an ivy-covered cottage in the middle of an english meadow freckled with idly grazing horses. seriously.
77. i despise liars.
78. i love movies.
79. i am deeply proud of my new mexico heritage.
80. this is a new development.
81. i don’t look in my mind’s eye the way i look in the mirror.
82. i long to own an airstream.
83. honesty has gotten me in trouble more than once.
84. i could eat every meal every day for the rest of my life at eastern tandoori in galway and be completely content.
85. i would shrivel up and die without pg tips tea.
86. i want to be harry potter.
87. i love big words.
88. “fall recklessly in love” is on my life “to do list.”
89. if i was a star trek character, i’d be counselor deanna troi.
90. call me an elitist, but i actually love shakespeare.
91. i would pay infinite amounts of money to see dame judi dench on stage.
92. i am profoundly obsessed with ‘twin peaks.’
93. i have every intention of owning a tea house and b&b with nik one day.
94. i wish i knew what my happiness looks like.
95. blue sky cherry vanilla crème soda will always win out over coca-cola in my fridge.
96. i believe there is profound meaning in dreams.
97. …and synchronicities.
98. i like chivalry.
99. bell peppers make me want to cut my tongue out.
100. ‘do i contradict myself? very well then i contradict myself. i am large. i contain multitudes.’ (thank you, uncle walt.)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

thank you, mr. colbert

i hope every single one of you watched meet the press this morning. if not, you need to find a copy of it or hope it's on tim russert interviewed stephen colbert - humorist and presidential candidate in south carolina. it was a freaking riot! the funniest thing i've seen in months and a great reprieve from candidate debates to salute the absurdity of the upcoming election. completely straight-faced, these two created a piece of theatre that touched on the superficiality of our most "important" election issues. better than any rehearsed satire or well-written editorial! please please go find this interview.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

a coupla things

we're back from hawaii. mom, dad and i had a great time! check out pictures here. (i'm sure i'll have stories to tell eventually.)

just checked in with adriana's blog and she and her husband - as the band the endless - are asking for dreams. what a cool project. i urge everyone to participate.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

yesterday, just before 1pm, my mom was in a car accident that killed a motorcyclist. i'm home in las cruces. mom was in shock yesterday. and this morning dad and i are fearful of what is going to happen when she wakes up. unfortunately, she is named in this morning's paper next to a fairly gruesome photo. there were no citations or charges given at the site, but the newspaper reports the case is pending review by the dona ana county district attorney.

please keep your thoughts and prayers with us and the family of the motorcyclist.

Sunday, September 09, 2007


much has happened since i last posted about the goings-on in my life.

my dad had to send our family dog of 15 years to doggy-heaven. she was an amazing lhasa apso named aiofe and we got her the day i got back from my first trip to ireland. phone calls that involve my dad crying tear me up in a way that nothing else can.

i started a full-time substitute teacher position at freedom high school - albuquerque's 'alternative' high school. the kids are great - there are 188. the staff is great - there are 11 of us. but i'm meant to be teaching government and economics. i am neither knowledgeable about nor interest in either subject, more's the pity for my students. but we muddle through together.

an old friend has re-established contact. (hi, ollie!) it's nice to have him back.

i was made - against my protestations - treasurer of albuquerque theatre guild. for which i am already chairperson of the unity committee.

brian and i started a new theatre-in-the-making workshop - radio booksalive! it's interesting to bring our workshop process to radio theatre.

lizard's first novella and demo cd were released.

my sadie-dog turned one year old. pictures will doubtless follow.

nikki got pregnant. which means... I'M GONNA BE AN AUNTIE!!!

and i've decided to apply for law school. for those of you that want to respond "WTF?!," i've already heard this from a good half a dozen people. trust me, it's not that big a stretch of the imagination. i take the lsat on 29 september. then...

off to hawaii for two weeks. this is the vacation mom, dad and i had planned when i broke my ankle and had to have a metal plate put in. i'm being very cautious about my physical well-being as i don't intend to work myself up to a let-down again.

change is good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

hand me my switch

ever have losing streaks that last for weeks and effect not only yourself but everything - and, alas, everyone - you touch? i'm having that kind of losing streak.

i'm okay with fouling up my own life, but bringing someone along with me just tears me apart. this week i botched it big time with someone. the kind of botch that affects one of the most special events of someone's life. i did it. there's no one else to blame. i own my responsibility in the situation, but that doesn't make it better for me or anyone else.

and my biggest problem with this situation is that, while i'm able to forgive others almost instantly, i hold grudges against myself. as though i don't deserve forgiveness. and how can i expect forgiveness from others if i can't find it in myself.

at present i feel like i suck very large, very stinky eggs. i submitted an apology to joeapology in the hopes that externalizing my self-flagellation will help me move past it. send me good vibes if you've got them to spare.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

satan, indeed!

is anyone else out there as tickled as i am by the delicious irony that ray wise, leland palmer of twin peaks, will be playing the devil in the new series reaper.

oh yeah... by the way... i'm applying for law school.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

oh judi, my judi

any horoscope that includes dame judi dench is well worth posting. but the fact that this is my horoscope and the story is freaking awesome is just icing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your astrological omens are similar to those experienced by Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench back in February 2002. At that time, she was moved to make a dramatic revelation to film mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the midst of a party, she pulled down her pants to reveal her naked ass, revealing a temporary lipstick tattoo that read "I love Harvey Weinstein." I'm guessing you might be inspired to unveil a comparable surprise in the coming days, Sagittarius. At the very least, I expect you'll find some intriguing ways to express your affection and demonstrate your ardor.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

old friends

after a great many years of radio silence, we (mom, dad and i) heard from a childhood friend of mine. unfortunately, his father passed and that is what took him back to las cruces. fortunately, mom and dad were able to spend a couple of weeks helping him go through his dad's stuff, hold a garage sale, etc. he is, of course, an artist (in new york). it's amazing how even as children artistic types are attracted to artistic types. anyway... i thought someone out in cyberland might get a kick out of this photo of he and me in the late seventies. god we were cute!!

Friday, July 20, 2007


sixteen hours until DEATHLY HALLOWS!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

java baby

it seems that everytime sadie gets her morning cup of coffee and makes her way to the 'junk room,' the coffee has disappeared. i suppose 10 month olds don't really need java anyway.

Monday, July 16, 2007

harry predictions

okay... so i love the harry potter books. and i always have ideas about the next book that i don't document, then when i say 'i knew that was going to happen' people look at me incredulously. so, this time around, i'm going to document what i think will happen:

1. the prophecy from 'order of the phoenix' will be about neville, not harry - thereby putting neville's life in danger.
2. harry will end up with ginny.
3. the death from the end of 'half-blood prince' will be a hoax.
4. snape will turn out to be an extraordinary force of goodness and righteousness.

can't wait until midnight friday!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

doggie, day 16

now that she is 98% recovered from the ocky beast, kennel cough, sadie has suddenly become an 8 month old puppy.

she chases dame maggie around the house entirely unafraid of kitty claws. (maggie doesn't mind. in fact, she thinks it's a riot.) she's chasing invisible kitties around the back yard. and yesterday she was dragging her doggie-bed around my bedroom. this morning i discovered the zipper-pull on the doggie-bed is missing. i think she ate the zipper-pull. that can't be good.

the new-found energy is very exciting. i had two screws out of my ankle a week ago today and it seems that sadie and i are on the same 'getting better' curve. by the time she's 100%, i'll be able to take her on walks and to the dog park up the road. ooooh, she will love the dog park.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

me, in print

OMIGOD!!!! i am riding on a wave of adrenaline. i just got finished with a phone interview with the editor of the new publication exquisite weddings. the magazine's inaugural edition will feature new mexico destination weddings and she interviewed me for the meat of the article!! me! dig that!

she said she is only interviewing two new mexico wedding coordinators and that she chose me as one of them because my business appeals to her high-end demographic and because my website has that 'wow-factor' her subscribers will be looking for.

we spent an hour talking about new mexico venues and traditions and music and food. let me tell you, as much as i love this state, i could have talked with her for hours. she said my input to the article is 'invaluable.'

too much fun! i could do this every single day.

and now i get to go spend the afternoon with anna at tea and shopping. what a super-great day!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


tomorrow i have surgery to remove two of the six screws from my franken-ankle. unfortunately, it is only local anesthetic and a sedative. when i saw the doctor two weeks ago, he let me know that the screws are coming out of soft-tissue as well as bone, ergo i will still be able to feel the procedure. what?! no no no. poop! i'll let ya'll know what it feels like.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

doggie, day 6

first things first: unnamed doggie has been divined the name 'sadie.' she looks like a sadie and it's got the beatles seal of approval, as it were. so... ladles and jellyspoons, i give you sadie:

sadie has mastered 'sit.' but for some reason the concept that you potty outside seems to have gone right over her head. thankfully, i own rugs, not carpeting. as soon as this 'wicked-cute' (thanks, scott) baby has mastered potty-training, the rugs go to the rug-cleaner for a serious disinfecting.

things are still pretty quiet around here, sadie-wise. she barked once yesterday. just once. 'bark.' that was it. but the bark came when someone passed too close to the house, which is encouraging. i love my neighborhood, but in recent months there has been a good deal of violent crime 4 blocks this way or 5 blocks that way. good to know that sadie is beginning to feel territorial.

unfortunately, she has developed a pretty ocky case of kennel cough. this morning, she won't come inside. it's cooler outside, maybe that's why. i can't get her to eat, which is tremendously inconvenient as i've been stashing her antibiotics in her food. it's heart-breaking to see such a joyful dog under the weather.

on the upside, her lethargy is giving the cats an opportunity to approach the baby-dog without her giving chase. this has resulted in the re-appearance of dame maggie which is wonderful because i've missed her something fierce these past number of days.

so, yeah... the clark family zoo is calming down and almost ready for visitors.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

doggie, day 1


picked up unnamed doggie from ahanm.

went crazy at petsmart. bought a kong - which unnamed doggie won't play with. and a fuzzy toy - which unnamed doggie also won't play with.

came home and rested.

packed up in car and went off to tech rehearsal for the tempest. unnamed doggie has been so sweet with me that i knew she'd be okay with the kids. i did worry that the "lightening" and "thunder" might freak her out. much to my elation, unnamed doggie layed quietly at my feet stage left - while i did some preliminary stage managing - and watched the play with fascination and intent. not a word.

come to think of it... not a word, period. no sound out of unnamed doggie. nothing.

the cats are not amused. elsinore didn't think we needed a cat; she definitely thinks we don't need a dog. dame maggie is put off by all the fuss and is wedged under my bed. unnamed doggie is scared to death of elsinore. seems that you can be the alpha bitch even if you're not a dog.

everyone settled in to sleep around 11pm watching a fairly interesting american experience on the mormons - elsinore on my head on the pillow, unnamed doggie next to the bed and maggie sacked out under the bed with an eye on unnamed doggie.

Monday, April 30, 2007

and they call it puppy love

well, it's been a busy morning for me and this nameless girl.

she is an 8 month old medium breed mutt from albuquerque humane association of new mexico where she was given a name i'm not fond of. so now, as we are getting to know one another we are testing out some names.

any name suggestions are welcome. we are toying with sadie, sofie and rory at present.

see... she's smiling at you. a smiling dog surely deserves a good name.

it's hard work being adopted into a new family. naps are requisite.

thanking you in advance,
b & (?)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

aw, squish

feeling the need to mitigate the quasi-existential ramblings of last night. with a picture of... dame maggie. everybody now... awwwwwww.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

brain spew

okay, so... typically the songs playing in my head are whatever i've most recently heard on the radio or a hook from a catchy commercial.

but for the past coupla weeks my earworms have been sondheim. not nice lyrical musicals like 'sound of music' or 'grease.' nope. stephen sondheim. complex music. symbolic lyrics. obsessive characters. always obsessive characters.

and i'm wandering around the house humming:

he's a very smart prince
he's a prince who prepares
knowing this time i'd run from him
he spread pitch on the stairs
i was caught unawares
and i thought, well, he cares


some say happiness
comes and goes
then this happiness
is a kind of happiness
no one really knows
i'd only heard what love was
i thought it was what kindness became
i thought where there was love there was shame

i sometimes think that what pops out of the subconscious in quiet moments speaks volumes about what is on one's mind. in which case, i'm learning volumes about what may be causing the restlessness i've been suffering the past few weeks.

Friday, April 06, 2007

ever the optimist

i began walking on my moon-boot on wednesday. my list of things to do as soon as i was back on my feet:

trim back the plants in the front yard
plant veggies in the garden
re-organize the now dad-organized kitchen
organize my craft closet
cook for myself
attend to an nm wedding professionals luncheon meeting


hubris or hybris (greek ὕβρις), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride or self-confidence, often resulting in fatal retribution.

i'm a hobby knitter...

this is a SERIOUS KNITTER!! i can't imagine ever loving a hobby or a hometown this much. thankfully.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

outside/inside *warning: ocky picture below*

last week i had my first post-op appointment. it was the first time i saw the incision from the surgery. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!! i had no idea that they would cut open a 7" incision! and i have 12 staples. and they hurt! i have to admit i nearly passed out when they unwrapped the ankle. dad, in his infinite desire for knowledge and pictoral evidence, brought his camera. dig it:

so... why did they cut such a big hole? to put in a plate, four small permanent screws (three in red circle) and two ginormous removable screws (one in the blue circle and one out of the picture just above the first).

in 6 weeks they will cut me open again to take out the ginormous screws. lucky me.

Monday, March 26, 2007

how many members...

of your zodiac sign does it take to change a light bulb?

Aries: Just one. You want to make something of it?

Taurus: One, but just try to convince them that the burned-out bulb is useless and should be thrown away.

Gemini: Two, but the job never gets done; they just keep discussing who is supposed to do it and how it's supposed to be done!

Cancer: Just one. But it takes a therapist three years to help them through the grieving process for the burned-out bulb.

Leo: Leos don't change light bulbs, although sometimes their agent will get a Virgo in to do the job for them while they're out.

Virgo: Approximately 1,000,000 with an error of one millionth.

Libra: Umm, two. Or maybe one. No, on second thought, make that two. Is that ok with you?

Scorpio: That information is strictly secret and shared only with the Enlightened Ones in the Star Chamber of the Ancient Hierarchical Order.

Sagittarius: the sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb!?

Capricorn: I don't waste my time with these childish jokes!

Aquarius: Well, you have to remember that everything is energy, so....

Pisces: Light bulb? What light bulb?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

god speed

in a bizarre and truly unfortunate turn of events, my 28 year old cousin died yesterday in her sleep - the coroner's inquest is pending - at my aunt and uncle's house in lubbock, texas. she was deeply deeply troubled and had been from birth. she leaves behind two beautiful boys who were already being raised by her parents - i wrote briefly about one of them on an older blog.

because our trip to hawaii had to be cancelled, my mom is able to spend this traumatic time with her baby brother. for that, i am happy to have broken myself.

Friday, March 16, 2007

they shoot horses, don't they?

pain. oh, god... so much pain. i haven't made it past my bed and the bathroom yet, but when i do, i'm going to scan in the picture of the SIX screws now residing in my left ankle. and the pain meds... they don't work. just to spite me, they don't work. am trying to knit through the pain. working on the idea that if i concentrate on something as hard as i have to concentrate on sock-knitting that i'll no longer focus on the pain. anyone got any other suggestions? because i'm open to anything at this point.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

be careful what you wish for...

so... yesterday morning i was bemoaning going to hawaii with a cast and crutches. well, ladles and jellyspoons, one must be careful what one wishes for, mustn't one?

i saw the specialist yesterday about my ankle. turns out the er doctor completely ignored the radiologist's notes about my x-ray and sort of under-diagnosed my fractured fibula. he said i would need a cast and be on my merry way. oh, no... not me.

in the spirit of never doing anything half-assed, i fractured the fibula at and angle and seem to have torn the ligaments that would have held it in proper alignment - as the bits of bone are displaced from one another by about a millimeter. what does this mean? immediate surgery. tomorrow. surgery tomorrow! i hate surgery! and this surgery is going to leave me with bits of stuff in my body. namely: plates and a screw. yep... i'm going to be permenantly screwed.

oh... and... no hawaii for me! instead - three weeks in bed.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

spring break, indeed.

it was a gorgeous day today. sunshine and sixty-something degrees. i had a bowl of cereal on the front porch and basked in the morning sun. i was excited to prune back my front yard to prepare for the new growth that is beginning to appear.

i was feeling optimistic enough to begin cleaning house. i got the kitchen mostly clean and on the way out the front door to trash some stale cereal, i lost my footing house and... wait for it... broke my ankle. I BROKE MY FREAKING ANKLE!!!

the only bone i've ever broken in my life was my cheekbone. no cast needed. no crutches. no real inconvenience other than a black and blue face. a broken ankle? quite the opposite. crutches suck baboon ass. you can't carry anything. you aren't stable enough to stand to do anything. you can't vacuum, you can't sweep. i'm not enjoying this. and i'm in pain.

and the best part? the very best part? i leave a week from tomorrow for a much needed vacation. in hawaii. hawaii with a cast. freaking hawaii with a cast!! i'm so bummed i can't even find the words. ugh.

Friday, February 16, 2007

hostess this, babies!

there are some of us that don't do things half-way. what do we do? we jump in feet first. to this end, i am hostessing an atc swap over at swap-bot (click on the image to warp over there):

Swap-bot swap: In Vino Veritas ATC Swap

i know most of my friends are fiber-artists, but maybe you'll take this opportunity to dip a toe into the atc world.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

cool craft... again

i've been suffering with an atrocious head & chest cold. i finally felt well enough today to clean house a bit and put up my craft table in the living room. and i returned to a craft (art?) i began toying with a year ago - and then promptly put in the craft cupboard for 12 months.

thanks to the discovery of swap-bot and further swaps at atcards, i have rediscovered the fun of atcs (artist trading cards).

dig it, the first cards for swap. these are for a swap through atcards called 'honoring the goddess.'

this is 'brigid.'

this is 'rhiannon.'

this is 'parvati.'

Friday, February 02, 2007

all hail st. brigid

in honor of second annual brigid in cyberspace (silent) poetry reading, i give you this:

When You Are Old

by WB Yeats

WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

mystery boys

i am a mystery junkie. i love mystery novels, mystery films, mystery series, mystery stories... if it's mysterious, i love it!

the most exciting part of all the new crime/mystery programs coming to life on american television? all the lovely, lanky geek-boys.

cases in point:

dr. spencer reid on criminal minds

dr. nigel townsend on crossing jordan

drs. zach addy & jack hodgins on bones

greg sanders on csi

(and that's just off the top of my head)

case closed.

p.s. dear god, if you see fit, please let every crime/mystery program on american television adopt the formula of including a geek-boy in their cast. it tickles us geek-girls pink to see our counterparts so lovingly portrayed.

Monday, January 15, 2007

golden globe revelation

holy crap! my dad does look exactly like clint eastwood! and - apparently - i look just like my dad. what does that mean for me as i grow older?!

someone pass me the moisturizer!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

a bit of advice?

one of my the best gifts i got this christmas was a subscription to interweave knits from the moma and the papa. i received my first edition in the mail yesterday. och, but there are some gorgeous patterns. i'm thinking of attempting my first sweater. so, i query:

what kind of pattern should i begin with? cardie? pullover? raglan?

any advice is much appreciated.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


ah... the holidays were amazing. i took two weeks off from my life. i went home to las cruces for 2 weeks and did very very little thinking about albuquerque. it was relaxing and reviving and perfect.

i can't wait to post about my christmas haul and my new year's resolutions and my secret pal box and... and... and...

i'm so excited about 2007. i hope everyone else is, as well.