Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Thanks to for the suggestion on how to waste some time on Flickr. However, I couldn't get the app to work for me at the end. Dangnabbit. I guess I just didn't want to sign up for more crud on-line.

The rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The questions:

1. What is your first name? Eric
2. What is your favorite food? Black Eyed Peas
3. What high school did you go to? Ramsey
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Gong Li
6. Favorite drink? Guinness
7. Dream vacation? Ireland
8. Favorite dessert? Cherry Pie
9. What you want to be when you grow up? me
10. What do you love most in life? Liberty
11. One Word to describe you: Perplexed
12. Your flickr name. Wu K'ung

Monday, June 16, 2008


Ah, to have FitTV's Yoga on, listening to the serene woman's voice call out the asanas, as I breath in gently, and out, while knitting a sock.

Very relaxing TV to knit by.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

kid talk

As my four-year-old boy lifts my hat and pats my bald pate, he says, "So, Dad, when are you going to get more hair?"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Knitters on a Plane

Say! I knit on the plane ride to and from Minneapolis! I was knitting a sock on dpns, and the flight hostess (I forget the pc term), said, "Good for you!" She likes dpns better than circular, too!

Okay, so can you tell it was my first time on a plane? But, I finally joined the Mile High Knitting Club.

Meeting knitters

So, standing in front of the knitting books at a two-story Borders in St. Paul, MN, I hear a fellow shopper asking a non-knitting Borders employee, "I'm looking for the book called The Yarn Harlot."

Turns out, I was standing right in front of her books. I picked up the latest (Things I Learned From Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not)), and when they made their way to me I held it up and said, "Here's her latest. It's her funniest one so far."

The Borders lady took the book from me and told her customer, "Here's her latest. It's her funniest one so far, evidently."

So, the customer the customer was new to knitting, and asked me if I knit. Her husband asked if people ask me, "Where's the yarn?" Um, no. He was the first to ask me that. And, my knitting was in the car.

Maybe my male knittingness freaked out the newbie knitter, so I wandered off to the graphic novels. She left soon after. Without the book (sorry, Ms. Pearl-McPhee, wherever you are).

Marriage Tip #423

If your wife calls herself a bitch, do NOT say, "That's one of the many reasons I love you."

The Things I Miss

The day after I left Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Guthrie Theater started a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's my favorite play of all time. True, The Guthrie Theater productions aren't some Broadway show. Nope. They are BETTER!


Let's see what my local Jim-Bob Community Dance Troop and Oyster Bar is putting on this weekend...

Ooooo. Daniel and Daniella in the Lions Den. Just bippy. They might have Guinness on tap, though.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Minnesota Yarn

So, after visiting my sister's stash, she mentions she lives within walking distance of a yarn store! So, off we went. We didn't walk, though.

Since my LYS back home is Knit Witz, I had to snap this pic.

Knit Wits is very well organized, and has a touch of SoHo in its overall feel. The sample sweaters were inspiring, and the owner was very helpful-- but NOT as totally awesome as my LYS owner and employees. And, I did buy a skein of a little something. Maybe I'll get around to knitting up something from it.

Mickey's Diner

I've been away to St. Paul to watch my son graduate from high school. But, when I get the chance, I head to Mickey's Diner. I had a four-egg cheese omelet and a chocolate milk shake. I recommend the buckwheat pancakes when you get the chance.

I mean, going to Mickey's brings back a lot of memories. I used to live a little over a block from there. And it is always open. The nicest people, and great diner food.

Neighborhood has changed a bit, though.