A place for my knitting ramblings ...


Good times ...

Matt & I went to Kansas City for Jackie & Mat's wedding this weekend. We had a great time. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day for their outdoor wedding. At the reception, we sat at a table with some really fun friends of Jackie's from Lawrence, KS. And we ate yummy (and cute) wedding cake! Good times ...

cut the cake!

I had never been to Missouri or Kansas, so I was excited to add two states to my list of "states visited."


Kansas City was pretty cool actually ... we spent much of our weekend in the city - explored the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, ate BBQ at Jack Stack, discovered an awesome letterpress store in the Crossroads District, indulged at Lidia's Kitchen, and wandered around the City Market.

mmmmm ... BBQed burnt ends!

Tonight, we carved our pumpkins.

barack the vote

I am excited about my Barack O'Lantern (stencil courtesy of yeswecarve.com) - didn't it turn out cute? I love the lid on Matt's - he is so crafty with his carving skills.

pumpkins '08

Can't wait to put them out on the porch on Friday night. I won't put them out until then because the chances of the squirrels taking a nibble (or destroying the whole darn thing) are very high.


Paper Towns

Recommended reading:
I love John Green. He is my favorite YA author - witty & intelligent books for teens make me happy. I am recommending his books as often as I can. And not just to teens.
I finished Paper Towns yesterday on my lunch hour. It was one of those books that I was reading so fast that I thought to myself, you better slow down, because the book will be over too fast and then you will be sad. But I did not listen to myself. And I was sad when the book was over. Especially when I thought of how long I am going to have to wait for another John Green book.
I also loved his other two books:

I just found out about this event at AADL, which sounds like a gas:
2008 Tour de Nerdfighting
Friday, November 14, 2008
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Library
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI


Don't vote ....

unless you care about the ice caps, Darfur, health care, gun control, the war ...