Color accuracy is for suckers.

06 Apr

Here’s the progress on Drunken Argyle (It’s actually a much darker navy):

Here are some orange and yellow inspired stitch markers for Project Spectrum:

Here’s the start of a Project Spectrum bracelet, unless it turns into a necklace. Despite appearances, there are no purple beads involved. They’re black.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m sick and tired and coughing, so it’s NyQuil and bed for me. Enjoy a meme that I have no idea where I got anymore.

Put an x if you’ve ever:

( ) skipped school – I did cut one class in high school. I love this story b/c it’s the epitome of my nerd-dom. I was learning Trigonometry in my study hall so I could skip into AP calc a year early. One day my tutor wasn’t there, so I walked around the halls instead of going back to my study hall. Yeah…
( ) seen someone die
(x) been in love
(x) been dumped
(x) shoplifted – Those of you who know me in real life are probably surprised on this one, but I did walk out of a Rite Aid with a lip gloss once. Shame on me.
( ) been in a fist fight
( ) snuck out of your parent’s house
(x) had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) gone on a blind date
(x) been to Canada – my family went fishing every other year when I was very little. I mostly remember the maple leaf cookies and the video of my cousin and I dancing to Madonna all saucy. I make people watch it when they come to my parents’ house.
(x) been to Mexico
(x) been on a plane
(x) eaten Sushi
( ) been snowboarding
( ) been moshing at a concert – but I always wear my steeltoes and have my practiced protective stance. Years of hardcore shows trained me how not to get hurt, just in case a pit starts where you happen to be standing.
(x) taken painkillers
(x) love someone or miss someone right now
(x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) made a snow angel
(x) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite
(x) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle jumping
(x) played dress up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
(x) gone sledding
( ) cheated while playing a game
(x) been lonely
(x) fallen asleep at school/work – once ever!
(x) watched the sun set
(x) felt an earthquake – I was at a 50s style diner in LA. I thought a car had run into the building. Then “All Shook Up” came on over the juke box and I thought maybe they had those seats like in theme parks. It wasn’t until I got home and confirmed with friends that I was sure it had actually been an earthquake.
(x) touched a snake
(x) slept beneath the stars – in a tent though… does that count?
(x) been tickled – til I couldn’t breathe, it was awful. If you love me, you won’t ever tickle me.
( ) been robbed – knock on wood!
(x) been misunderstood – daily, I need to work on my communication skills.
(x) petted a reindeer/goat
(x) won a contest – it was full of Sanrio goodies. I was ecstatic.
( ) had a parent run a red light
(x) been in a car accident
(x) had braces
(x) felt like an outcast
( ) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
(x) had deja vu
(x) hated the way you look
( ) witnessed a crime
( ) squished barefoot through the mud
(x) been lost
(x) been to the opposite side of the country – left, right, and middle.
(x) swam in the ocean – both coasts
( ) played cops and robbers (indians and cowboys) – does She-Ra v. He-Man count?
( ) sung karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins – I remember when my school lunch was 85 cents.
( ) made prank phone calls
(x) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose – Scott was one funny guy.
(x) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) danced in the rain
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) been kissed under a mistletoe
( ) watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(x) blown bubbles – I should do this again soon. Shawn, would you be up for a picnic?
( ) made a bonfire on the beach
( ) crashed a party
(x) gone rollerskating
( ) had a wish come true
( ) worn pearls
( ) ate dog/cat food – I remember trying a biscuit as a kid though.
(x) sang in the shower
( ) have a little black dress
( ) had a dream that you married someone
( ) glued your hand to something
( ) got your tongue stuck to a flag pole
( ) kissed a fish
( ) been a cheerleader
(x) sat on a roof top
(x) screamed at the top of your lungs – too recently if you ask me
( ) done a one-handed cartwheel
(x) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours – I’m actually not 100% sure on this. I know I’ve gone more than 4 though. And one time my best friend had talked for longer with someone else, so I made her talk even longer with me.
(x) stayed up all night
(x) picked and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) climbed a tree
( ) had a tree house
(x) are scared to watch scary movies alone – or at all thankyouverymuch
( ) believe in ghosts
(x) have more then 30 pairs of shoes – yeah… I know…
( ) worn a really ugly outfit to school just to see what others say – who’s definition of ugly are we going with here? I’ve definitely worn some interesting configurations. And there’s the phase in high school were I busted out all my old New Kids on the Block tshirts. But I was never TRYING to look ugly.
( ) pushed into a pool with all your clothes on – Anyone who ever had an opportunity to do this to me knew that they would have just made a vindictive and bitter enemy for the rest of their life. I do not partake in that kind of shenanigan. I get mean. Likewise, I have always said that if I get married, there will be a prenup. The prenup will say that if you cake me the marriage is automatically annulled.
( ) broken a bone – knock on wood again.
(x) been easily amused
(x) caught a fish then ate it – my uncles and aunts skinned them and cooked them first though.
(x) caught a butterfly
(x) laughed so hard you cried
( ) cried so hard you laughed
(x) cheated on a test – I gave someone else the answers, with work. He slept through the test. That was the midterm. For the final I tutored him for an hour or two and he got a B. That’s Dave Metzler for you.
( ) have a Britney Spears CD
(x) forgotten someone’s name
(x) French braided someone’s hair
(x) been to any other countries besides yours – not enough though. Canada and Mexico barely count, so there’s just Spain.
( ) had serious surgery
(x) gone out in public in your pajamas
( ) kissed a stranger
( ) hugged a stranger
( ) been arrested
(x) had alcohol – gin martini, extra dirty please. But I must say, I’m enjoying not drinking a hell of a lot more than I like a good martini.
( ) pushed all the buttons on an elevator
(x) swore at your parents
( ) kicked a guy where it hurts
(x) been close to love
(x) been to a casino
( ) skinny-dipped
(x) saw a therapist/counselor – I think just about everyone could benefit from a little counseling, some more than others, but then there’s no helping some people.
( ) done the splits
( ) played spin the bottle
(x) gotten stitches
(x) bitten someone – When I was a little kid I would terrorize my brother. One time he had bite marks and showed them to our parents. I said he did it himself to get me in trouble. They believed me. I was a horrible horrible person. Somehow my brother avoided serious scarring and became a best friend.
(x) been to Niagara Falls
(x) gotten the chicken pox
( ) crashed into a friend’s car
( ) been to Japan
(x) ridden in a taxi
( ) been fired
( ) lied to a friend
(x) had a crush on a teacher
(x) been to Europe
( ) Been to Africa
(x) Driven interstate
( ) Been Skiing
(x) Met someone in person from the internet – I’ve totally done internet dating. It’s hit or miss, just like the rest of life. I do like the pre-screening factor though.
( ) Been to a moto-cross show – I would so totally go though.
( ) lost a child
(x) had a crush on someone you shouldn’t – story of my life. But I think that’s pretty much universal, right?
( ) own an ipod
( ) own an mp3 player
(?) fancied someone on your contact list – I’m guessing this is a live journal thing or something? I don’t know what my contact list is.
( ) kissed a girl
(x) kissed a boy
(x) fainted
( ) purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(x) questioned your heart
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) cried yourself to sleep
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
( ) jumped off a bridge
( ) kissed a mirror
(x) been told you’re hot by a complete stranger – one of the other nice things about internet dating, fabulous for the self esteem even if you never go on a date.


5 responses to “Color accuracy is for suckers.

  1. Kasha

    April 6, 2006 at 2:39 am

    I cannot articulate how much I want to see the Saucy Dancing to Madonna Video. Josh just said that I would kill to see it-or at least maim. He may be right. Missy, I know you can make this happen for me!!

  2. Lolly

    April 6, 2006 at 6:32 am

    Love the Project Spectrum beading projects, Ellie! They are so pretty!

  3. Kelly

    April 6, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    Great bracelet!!!! and stitch markers of course 😉

  4. Imbrium

    April 6, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    *sigh* Why is it that the people who are the most fun to tickle always HATE being tickled? 😉
    I’m not very ticklish, so I naturally like to tickle others, especially boyfriends. Bradon and I have had to negotiate the tickling rules, because, honestly, I cannot give it up. I don’t tickle friends, but the boy I’m dating…CANNOT STOP. It’s a sickness.

  5. ellie

    April 7, 2006 at 2:04 am

    Kasha – I’ll do what I can.
    Lolly and Kelly – Thank you so much!
    Imbrium – I have in the past negotiated tickling rules. It involved me being able to tickle back and never having more strength used on me than I myself am able to exert and/or escape from. But not tickling at all is preferred. I do like to squeeze people though. And I guess sometimes that tickles.


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