Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wheeee

I'm trying to think of an intro for this post that isn't boring, but haven't managed so far....

I took an actual walk yesterday - woohoo! even better, my knee hasn't attacked me for it. Maybe there's hope for me after all. I have an appointment with an orthopedist next week, so we'll see what happens there.

This is a pic of Pokey from a few days ago. I love kitty yawns. My, what big teeth. This is fabric for my current sewing project, which I have been sadly neglecting.

What else have I been up to? Got a package from EQuilter and discovered (again) what a pinhead I am. Instead of entering a half yard as .5 I managed to get five freaking yards. sigh. It's there on my order form. How can I not have noticed how much I was paying for that half yard??? D'oh. I'm going to keep it - got a lot of border fabric for something or other now. Just wish it had been a fabric I loved instead of liked.

Geeking out for the rest of the post... I read an awesome book, Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind. I bought it because of blurbs from Tad Williams and Robin Hobbs, two of my favorite authors. Excellent epic fantasy that just sucked me right in. Go to the author's website to read an excerpt and reviews. Now I'm just cranky that the sequel won't be out until next April.

I checked out Patrick's blog and what was the first entry? The awesomeness of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. Wooohooo.

Have you seen Dr Horrible yet? Completely and totally worth the wait. The first two acts are available and the third one will be out Saturday. It'll only be up for free until 20 July, so don't delay.

The show is so much fun. It helps that I love sci-fi musicals. I love singing along to my Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors soundtracks. And Dr. Horrible is one step better - superheroes!!! And blogging. Seriously, try it, you've got nothing to lose and it's a lot of fun.

I will be buying the DVD. Just hope Horrible really does become a Broadway musical - what a hoot. And a full-length movie. fingers crossed, folks.

17 comments:

Amanda said...

You're not alone in making mistakes like that. You reminded me of my first Ebay experience. Instead of of entering £1.25 as an offer on some charm squares I entered £125! I then spent a very panicky hour trying to find out how to change it. Luckily I managed to do so, but it's taught me to be VERY careful - a sort of measure twice, cut once mentality is needed I think.

Clare said...

I didn't know you liked Rocky Horror - I love it!

Definitely weeeeee about the knees - just don't over do it!

Millie said...

I feel your pain. I just managed to order a robe in XL even though I am a M. Dunno how that happened either!

Post a pic of the fabric, maybe somebody here will be willing to pay you for some of it. I order from eQuilter all the time. All you have to do to order a half yard is to click to add it to your cart. 1/2 yard is their minimum purchase, so it is automatically entered as .5

comicbooklady said...

dr horrible is awesome!!! I finally got the site to work for me. I've got a new found love of Neil Patrick Harris! Love the evil twitch!

Tab said...

Oh, we could have so much fun together! Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors are 2 of my favs! I absolutely adore Dr Horrible! I will also be buying the DVD!

carolyn said...

That book looks like a perfect summer read...right after quilt camp that is...

andsewitis Holly said...

At first glance it looked to me like Pokey was laughing from something - like being tickled. Fingers crossed on the knees.

Contemplative Woman said...

Just discovered your blog and I am "in love." Quilting now for over 30 years. See some pictures at MonasticMusingsOSsR.blogspot.com
a site I created as peak into contemplative monastic life. I have just presented you with the ARTE y PICO Blog Award - chosen with four others as my favorite blogs. Keep Quilting! You work excites my creativity. Sr. Hildegard

belinda said...

Thank you tonya for your kind words about LiL Sister. I'm feeling better today. Just sitting in my chair doing some applique work the last two days.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ADORE AND WANT ALL THE TOILE FABRIC!!! I have plenty of flight miles saved up. Can we eat something good if I fly over????

Thanks again!!!

jude said...

that pokey is a hoot!
i have been making mistakes like that lately, not noticing what i am doing? are we getting old?

debkolar said...

Really enjoyed Dr Horrible, thank you. Love your Pokey, such a character!

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, thanks, will have to watch Dr. Horrible! I used to go to midnight shows of Rocky Horror (I had housemates who went in costume, but I never did that). Glad your knee is improving, what a relief!

laura said...

Raur!

I, also, love Rocky Horror and Little Shop. I checked out Dr. Horrible, and The Guild. Fun stuff!

Thanks,
Laura

Quilting Journey said...

'Wheee' was good, 'woo hoo' even better. All you need now is an 'ahhhhh and an euuuuuuuuu' and 'sometimes a 'whyeeeeeeeeee' and you'd pretty much have a letter quilt half finished!

Sharon said...

Isn't Dr Horrible a blast?? Love it! I've watched it 2 or 3 times now, and probably one more time while it's free. Who knew that these people could sing so well? And Nathan Fillion is a stitch! I think Joss Whedon et al did a wonderful job!
Glad the knees are better. Hope it stays that way!

Lynda said...

Glad it's not just me who finds the internet ordering sites a trial! I've had very good stuff from fabric.net, but they have different defaults for different fabrics, which is very confusing!

Chris' Greetings from the Shady Grove said...

Thanks for the Dr. Horrible tip. We loved it. Only Joss and NPH could pull of that character. What a hoot!