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A Movie Review and More! July 5, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 9:24 am

Stranger among us

Ok, so I’m about 15 years too late, but hubby demanded that he receive this movie as a gift at some point this year, so I had to oblige.  Since I had to watch it, too, you get to hear about it.

Basically, Melanie Griffith is a rough and tough talking modern grrrl cop who embeds with a community of Hasidic Jews in NYC to solve a murder.  There are little vignettes on life among the Hasidim, and many of those are enjoyable to watch.  Hubby tells me that they seem fairly accurate to him, as well.  However, the moment Melanie opens her mouth the movie loses its attraction.  Her dialogue is so brash and forward, so focused on sex and lust, that it contrasts negatively with the subtleness of the community.  I wanted to smack her character every time she hit on the male lead.

The movie was clearly made to mimic the success of Witness.  I wish hubby had made me buy him that movie instead.

We had a good Fourth of July here.  We had a family gathering for lunch, and after going home briefly so Anna could have a nap, we went back to my Grandpa’s house to hang out some more.  My sister flew in from Madison, so we got to see her for the first time since Christmas.  Anna and I will get to spend more time with her tomorrow, too. 

Don’t expect much knitting progress for the next week.  I’m working another Pre-GO support week next week at a different location, so the only knitting I’ll get done will be in the evenings.  I hope that by the end of today I’ll have all of the gusset decreases done for my second Pomatomus. 


The One March 23, 2007

Filed under: me,Uncategorized — Emily @ 12:31 pm

A lot of couples have the rule that there’s one person whom each is allowed to get dirty with if the opportunity arises.  For Scott, that person is Gabrielle Anwar.  (It used to be Meg Ryan.)

For me, it’s late 70’s Tom Petty. 

Tom Petty

“But then somethin’ I saw in your eyes
Told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine”

Of course I’ll need a time machine, so if any of you are working on that please hurry up.

So, who’s your free sexy sexy?


Knitting and Wall Street? March 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 10:27 am

I heard a promo for the NPR Show Marketplace for tonight, and one of their stories is supposed to be about how knitting in en vogue again. 

I’ll probably have to listen to the podcast of it tomorrow.


Aylee’s Back!! February 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 3:25 pm

I’d missed her!


Snow, beautiful snow February 13, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 8:42 pm

3-6″ of the white stuff, depending on where you’re standing.

This is ostensibly a knit blog, but today I did something for the first time ever so I want to talk about it. I used a sewing machine! Breathe deeply and you’ll soon get over the shock. I even have pictures today.

The Singer Sewing Machine 185J3. My sister found it at a garage sale a few years back and learned how to sew on it. She received a new machine for her college graduation, so I was offered her old one. The users manual was copyrighted in 1958. Instead of a foot pedal, it uses a knee thingy.

You saw a teaser of it in the last picture. I made a pillow case for a travel/toddler size pillow. I bought a brand new pillow for Anna when she moved to her toddler bed, but it was too tall for her. We had a travel pillow, but no pillow case for it. The fabric was found at Wal-Mart (I’m not a fabric snob yet!), and I call it my Eeyore faux toile.

A close up of the pillowcase. The red lines you see are the print on the pillow.

I took pictures of my sock, which I did get to cast off yesterday. I also took pictures of my first sock ever, so you can mock the hole in the short row heel. Tomorrow, my pretties.