Monday, November 26, 2007


I had my tail handed to me on a platter by Snookums' mom while playing scrabble on Thanksgiving.

I played her twice and she beat me like I'd stolen something. I believe that she beat me by more that 200-300 (I can't remember how much...I blacked out after the second beating) points in both the games we played.

After getting beaten so badly, I went and told Snookums and his father about how badly I'd lost. His father asked me, "Did you expect to win?"

Oh, did I mention that Mama Snookums plays in scrabble tournaments? I didn't have a chance in hell.

Well, I KNEW I wasn't going to win. But I didn't realize that I would lose so badly. I'd been playing scrabble online at, so I thought I was getting some scrabble muscle. Um, it wasn't enough.

Remember those scenes in Rocky (the first one) where he was drinking raw eggs and running steps to prepare for his fight? Well, I'm drinking my raw eggs and running steps to prepare for another match. And the next time we play...

...I'll still get my arse beat. But hopefully not by that much. I'll beat her one of these days. But it won't be anytime soon *lol*

See that camera? 7.2 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, and a faster shutter speed than my Canon. It was a surprise gift given to me by my Snookums last night. He knew I wanted this camera for a very long time and was able to get one for the both of us on Friday. I love him.

When he came in the house yesterday, I was mad that he was late. We were supposed to go shopping for yarn so that I can make this sweater...

...from the winter issue of Interweave Knits. Well, needless to say, a sistah wasn't mad anymore when he whipped that camera out of his coat. I didn't want yarn after that. I just wanted to play with my camera.

I finished the toddler sized Republic. I'm quite fond of the swirl top on the hat. I try to incorporate it in all my hats, if the pattern allows.

And here's Jilli, my coworker's daughter, modeling the hat. Look at that grin! She's the cutest thing EVER.

It's hard to get a non-blurry picture of a moving toddler. I should have increased the shutter speed on the camera.