jaina: (Default)
That's right, more year-in-review! I am bound and determined to catch up on all my belated LJ posting (yes including the rest of Dragon*Con!).

Knitting & crafting projects this year:
1. Flamin' fuzzy feet
2. Baby chicken hat
3. Ribbed baby hats
4. Circular baby blanket
5. Knitted lightsaber
6. Pennyblossoms x infinity
7. Bring It On: Rock the Mouse ornaments
8. Baby Jayne hats x 3
9. Wee mitten ornaments (Christmas)
10. Encompass circular scarf (Christmas)
11. Chastain Park shawl (Christmas)
12. I Love the Niners shawl (Christmas)
13. Giants fleece hats (Christmas)

Pictures and lots more info under the cut! )
jaina: (Default)
That's right, more year-in-review! I am bound and determined to catch up on all my belated LJ posting (yes including the rest of Dragon*Con!).

Knitting & crafting projects this year:
1. Flamin' fuzzy feet
2. Baby chicken hat
3. Ribbed baby hats
4. Circular baby blanket
5. Knitted lightsaber
6. Pennyblossoms x infinity
7. Bring It On: Rock the Mouse ornaments
8. Baby Jayne hats x 3
9. Wee mitten ornaments (Christmas)
10. Encompass circular scarf (Christmas)
11. Chastain Park shawl (Christmas)
12. I Love the Niners shawl (Christmas)
13. Giants fleece hats (Christmas)

Pictures and lots more info under the cut! )
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
I made stuff for people for Christmas this year! In point of fact, I made:
  • A plush Weighted Companion Cube for my brother
  • A hat knitted with BITCHIN' FLAMES for my brother
  • A lace neckwarmer for my mama
  • A new Christmas stocking for Rogue
Many pictures and more details are under the cut to spare your flists )
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
I made stuff for people for Christmas this year! In point of fact, I made:
  • A plush Weighted Companion Cube for my brother
  • A hat knitted with BITCHIN' FLAMES for my brother
  • A lace neckwarmer for my mama
  • A new Christmas stocking for Rogue
Many pictures and more details are under the cut to spare your flists )
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
Time once again for the posting of "what I knitted people for Christmas":

click for a pretty shawl and some fuzzy feet )

And that's it! Working on a new pair of fuzzy feet for me right now-- my Jayne slippers finally bit the dust, and it is freaking cold in our house. (I bought new flannel PJs today, yay!!! They are red with white snowflakes and mmmmmm cozy.)
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
Time once again for the posting of "what I knitted people for Christmas":

click for a pretty shawl and some fuzzy feet )

And that's it! Working on a new pair of fuzzy feet for me right now-- my Jayne slippers finally bit the dust, and it is freaking cold in our house. (I bought new flannel PJs today, yay!!! They are red with white snowflakes and mmmmmm cozy.)
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
Let me tell you internets about what an AWESOME Friday I am having:
  • It's Friday!!!!
  • I am going up to the garment district with [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora and [livejournal.com profile] llyrafantasyfae tomorrow!
  • I am wrapping Christmas presents!
    • While drinking hot apple cider
    • And burning actual German incense cones in my actual German smoker dude (mine is a little guy in lederhosen, with a trumpet) that makes me super-nostalgic for our Munich Christmases
    • And watching my *favorite* Christmas special of all time, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! Big Bird waits for Santa! Bert and Ernie reenact the Gift of the Magi! They play crack-the-whip! Cookie Monster eats the Christmas tree! (And how much did I want to be that little girl who teaches Big Bird to skate?)
    • Next up is Muppet Christmas Carol!
  • I ran four miles today, 11-minute miles the whole way! No more 12-minute miles for me! for me. Run faster = done faster, right J-9?
    • While finishing the last two eps of Disc 1, Season 1 of NCIS. I'm only allowed to watch while I'm working out. :)
  • I mailed off my family's presents today, and hardly had to wait at all. Yay, automated postal center thingies!
  • Oh my gosh, this video of an R2-D2 dance company (via Club Jade):



There's magic in the air this evening, magic in the air...
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
Let me tell you internets about what an AWESOME Friday I am having:
  • It's Friday!!!!
  • I am going up to the garment district with [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora and [livejournal.com profile] llyrafantasyfae tomorrow!
  • I am wrapping Christmas presents!
    • While drinking hot apple cider
    • And burning actual German incense cones in my actual German smoker dude (mine is a little guy in lederhosen, with a trumpet) that makes me super-nostalgic for our Munich Christmases
    • And watching my *favorite* Christmas special of all time, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! Big Bird waits for Santa! Bert and Ernie reenact the Gift of the Magi! They play crack-the-whip! Cookie Monster eats the Christmas tree! (And how much did I want to be that little girl who teaches Big Bird to skate?)
    • Next up is Muppet Christmas Carol!
  • I ran four miles today, 11-minute miles the whole way! No more 12-minute miles for me! for me. Run faster = done faster, right J-9?
    • While finishing the last two eps of Disc 1, Season 1 of NCIS. I'm only allowed to watch while I'm working out. :)
  • I mailed off my family's presents today, and hardly had to wait at all. Yay, automated postal center thingies!
  • Oh my gosh, this video of an R2-D2 dance company (via Club Jade):



There's magic in the air this evening, magic in the air...
jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
Dear writers of TV shows and movies and books and fic and everything,

MIT grades on a 5.0 scale. So if your character had a 4.0 when they were at MIT, they were a B student, which is probably not what you are trying to convey. (However, if that *is* what you're trying to convey, then come over here, I would like to bake you some cookies as a token of my gratitude.)

And because it always bears repeating, you cannot graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude, "with honors," "at the top of your class," or anything freaking else from MIT. No really, not even your super-special genius character. Seriously.

----

Now that that's taken care of-- yay, Friday! We're going to get our tree tomorrow so we have to finish cleaning the house tonight. :)
jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
Dear writers of TV shows and movies and books and fic and everything,

MIT grades on a 5.0 scale. So if your character had a 4.0 when they were at MIT, they were a B student, which is probably not what you are trying to convey. (However, if that *is* what you're trying to convey, then come over here, I would like to bake you some cookies as a token of my gratitude.)

And because it always bears repeating, you cannot graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude, "with honors," "at the top of your class," or anything freaking else from MIT. No really, not even your super-special genius character. Seriously.

----

Now that that's taken care of-- yay, Friday! We're going to get our tree tomorrow so we have to finish cleaning the house tonight. :)
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
I bring you pictures of my Christmas knitting! My mom, dad, and brother all got socks this year.
Pics of flames, baseball, and lace below! )
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
I bring you pictures of my Christmas knitting! My mom, dad, and brother all got socks this year.
Pics of flames, baseball, and lace below! )
jaina: (Default)
Or, just Merry Christmas, if you celebrate. :D We've been home with my family since Saturday, and we've been having a wonderful, relaxing time and eating goooooood. Yesterday we drove into DC to see the National Christmas Tree and the Ginormous Yule Log (my favorite! yay fire!) and various monuments and thingies. We went to the midnight service at my old church, where I was very excited to see some of my old friends. It gets harder to recognize people every year!

Highlights of gifts this morning included:
- everyone pretending that the hand-crank flashlights we got as stocking stuffers were actually Star Trek phasers
- my brother and I playing ring toss with the beaded bracelets I got
- [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue actually getting me a lump of coal (wait, that wasn't a highlight. grrrrr.)
- "Oh no, one of the chocolate reindeer had an accident." "Oh no-- wait, Dad, by 'accident' do you mean 'you smashed it with your hand so we'd have to eat it?'"
- Repeating the events of two years ago (when everyone got the Daily Show book for each other) with I Am America and So Can You

We got some cool DVDs (YAY STUDIO 60!!!) and books and a whole ton of bits for our (sexy, sexy, sexy) new drill. Now we're chillin' while dinner cooks. Yay, Christmas.
jaina: (Default)
Or, just Merry Christmas, if you celebrate. :D We've been home with my family since Saturday, and we've been having a wonderful, relaxing time and eating goooooood. Yesterday we drove into DC to see the National Christmas Tree and the Ginormous Yule Log (my favorite! yay fire!) and various monuments and thingies. We went to the midnight service at my old church, where I was very excited to see some of my old friends. It gets harder to recognize people every year!

Highlights of gifts this morning included:
- everyone pretending that the hand-crank flashlights we got as stocking stuffers were actually Star Trek phasers
- my brother and I playing ring toss with the beaded bracelets I got
- [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue actually getting me a lump of coal (wait, that wasn't a highlight. grrrrr.)
- "Oh no, one of the chocolate reindeer had an accident." "Oh no-- wait, Dad, by 'accident' do you mean 'you smashed it with your hand so we'd have to eat it?'"
- Repeating the events of two years ago (when everyone got the Daily Show book for each other) with I Am America and So Can You

We got some cool DVDs (YAY STUDIO 60!!!) and books and a whole ton of bits for our (sexy, sexy, sexy) new drill. Now we're chillin' while dinner cooks. Yay, Christmas.
jaina: (s60 - heil santa!)
Okay, I have conquered the posting of the pictures from the lj scrapbook whatever. And so, click for extreme pictorial tree geekiness! )

My favorite part of the tree is when you turn on the lights, all of the talking ornaments start up at once. The Emperor on the Second Death Star talks the longest, because he does love to monologue.
jaina: (s60 - heil santa!)
Okay, I have conquered the posting of the pictures from the lj scrapbook whatever. And so, click for extreme pictorial tree geekiness! )

My favorite part of the tree is when you turn on the lights, all of the talking ornaments start up at once. The Emperor on the Second Death Star talks the longest, because he does love to monologue.

christmas!

Dec. 28th, 2006 08:54 pm
jaina: (Default)
Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday ever. And as far as I'm concerned, it starts the minute Thanksgiving is over and finishes at Epiphany. I get SO EXCITED the day after Thanksgiving because that means it's socially acceptable to be all Christmasy. And so out come the candles, and the incense for my little smoker-guy from Germany, and of course the real apple cider that I have to scour the damn city for every year. (Curse you, Southern California! Gimme my cider!)

So Christmas this year! We started pretty early with a visit to Disneyland before our SoCal annual passes got blocked out, because I wanted to see Disney at the holidays. They had some sort of choir/orchestra concert right at the front of the park, where they were holding candles and singing Christmas carols, and it was absolutely beautiful. And we saw Fantasmic, which I had never seen before, and that was cool. No fireworks though; too much wind. Disneyland really is so much better at night-- short lines, vastly fewer kids, and the outdoor rides become awesome, particularly Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and California Screamin', on which you should always ask to ride in front.

Then two weeks later Debby threw her Geeky Holiday Bash of Doom, which was mostly really a dinner party where we invited all our geeky friends and played Apples to Apples. For five hours. It was excellent fun! Alex cooked a turkey and lots of other traditional holiday foods, and we crammed a baker's dozen of us into Debby and Dan's kitchen, and we had a grand time. I baked a gingerbread house and a gingerbread Borg cube, but there was not tremendous interest in decorating them. [livejournal.com profile] jawajames did a marvelous job with the interior decoration of the house, but then of course we put the roof on. Debby took some pictures but has not posted them (poke, poke). Oooh, and [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue made to-die-for eggnog cheesecake.

And that is all for now. My mind is too frazzled to deal with posting Christmas tree pictures.

christmas!

Dec. 28th, 2006 08:54 pm
jaina: (Default)
Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday ever. And as far as I'm concerned, it starts the minute Thanksgiving is over and finishes at Epiphany. I get SO EXCITED the day after Thanksgiving because that means it's socially acceptable to be all Christmasy. And so out come the candles, and the incense for my little smoker-guy from Germany, and of course the real apple cider that I have to scour the damn city for every year. (Curse you, Southern California! Gimme my cider!)

So Christmas this year! We started pretty early with a visit to Disneyland before our SoCal annual passes got blocked out, because I wanted to see Disney at the holidays. They had some sort of choir/orchestra concert right at the front of the park, where they were holding candles and singing Christmas carols, and it was absolutely beautiful. And we saw Fantasmic, which I had never seen before, and that was cool. No fireworks though; too much wind. Disneyland really is so much better at night-- short lines, vastly fewer kids, and the outdoor rides become awesome, particularly Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and California Screamin', on which you should always ask to ride in front.

Then two weeks later Debby threw her Geeky Holiday Bash of Doom, which was mostly really a dinner party where we invited all our geeky friends and played Apples to Apples. For five hours. It was excellent fun! Alex cooked a turkey and lots of other traditional holiday foods, and we crammed a baker's dozen of us into Debby and Dan's kitchen, and we had a grand time. I baked a gingerbread house and a gingerbread Borg cube, but there was not tremendous interest in decorating them. [livejournal.com profile] jawajames did a marvelous job with the interior decoration of the house, but then of course we put the roof on. Debby took some pictures but has not posted them (poke, poke). Oooh, and [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue made to-die-for eggnog cheesecake.

And that is all for now. My mind is too frazzled to deal with posting Christmas tree pictures.

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