Happy April 20th

Or, if you celebrate it, Happy Easter.

I’m not of the religious variety, but I’ve slowly built some of my own funny traditions over the years including one of my favorites, the Easter Peep Roast.  But first, my easter bunnies wanted to say hello.  If it weren’t for a pocket full of dog treats, these bunnies would’ve never tolerated those ears, and they’d be plotting to smother me in my sleep.  Two against one, not good odds.  Best to keep them happy!

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So, the peep roast.  Firey death for these peeps, but it’s a delicious, delicious death.  The outside caramelizes kind of like a creme brulee and it’s definitely more fun than a plain old marshmallow.

  1. Collect Ingredients
  2. Prepare peeps for FIRE
  3. Introduce peeps to fire.
  4. Roast until caramelized to your liking
  5. Apply to graham crackers and chocolate
  6. SMOOSH
  7. Consume

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Shiny and New

I finally got around to upgrading my phone and decided to go with the G1 (aka the ‘google phone’ from T-Mobile) since I really love having access to email and everything from my phone.  The last phone was a T-Mobile Dash (long story there) that I was really not a fan of since it’s Windows Mobile and let me tell you now that Internet Explorer on the mobile version crashes about as often as the non-mobile version used to.

So, the other day I was browsing through the applications in the marketplace that one can download and install on the G1 and happened to come across ShopSavvy.  Now the average person would think that this is a neat app – you go into a store for something, pick it up, and let ShopSavvy scan it quickly before deciding to buy it there or somewhere else that’s cheaper.  ShopSavvy, using the camera, scans the barcode on the item and delivers you the lowest prices on the web and locally based on your GPS location.

Me?  I nearly tripped over my own feet racing towards the yarn stash.  Most of the yarn I’ve got is from indie dyers and there’s no barcode, but I managed to find a few!

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Bound by Nothing

I went out last night to see a friend and his band, Bound by Nothing, play at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA.  I hadn’t been out to a rock concert in a LONG time.  Back in high school, a group of local kids had bands and would play at an American Legion hall at least once a month.  I remember going and LOVING having my hearing destroyed every time.  Not sure what it was about it.. but I know it kept a lot of us from getting into trouble and allowed the kids in the bands a fun creative outlet and a little bit of local fame.  These bands were all heavy metal or goth or something along those lines – back in high school I had dyed my hair green and wore an old green army jacket and black combat boots with ripped jeans, so they all really fit in with what I was into at the time.

So, last night.  Ahhh I need to go out and do that more often!  Tickets were $15 and totally reasonable.. some of the bands were great, some not so great, but honestly, it didn’t matter.. it was just about being there.  Oh, and going to support my friend and his band.  They rocked the house and had everyone cheering at the end of their set – it was the first time I had seen them and I was pretty blown away.  It was also great to see a bunch of friends that I don’t get to see very often and kick back at the bar upstairs with them.  One quick photo from the night..

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I love winter

It’s just SO pretty that even though I just spent an hour shovelling, I’m still in love. The weather people said we got just about 8 inches for this snowfall which is pretty unusual for our area outside of Philadelphia. I spent last night spinning since I just haven’t been in the mood to really knit, and hopefully the UPS man will bring me extra bobbins and a lazy kate so that I can get some serious work done. Looks like today I’m going to be sitting at home and spinning away too – not complaining 🙂

Oh and on Superbowl Sunday, AtomicKnits and I went out to Woolbearers in NJ to meet Carol Sulcoski and check out the store too. It’s an AWESOME store with a really huge selection of sock yarn and other yarns. The day before, the town had this Fire and Ice festival with ice sculptures being made – the store had one of a lamb outside. Too cute. Carol is really great and it was fun to meet her, get the book signed, and see the socks in her book, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn, all laid out.

And now, a few photos of the snow, because it’s pretty..

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Okay and one of my boy – the best model a photographer could ever want  😉
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