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So I’ve got a busy second half coming up…

It is the beginning of July now and I’m slowly realizing how busy I’m going to be. This week of course is the obligatory Fourth of July festivities. Then next week begins helping my uncle get ready for Pennsic. Yes my family is a bunch of nerds but that’s okay because otherwise I wouldn’t fit in and I wouldn’t love them for who they are! Then the next week is the Jason Mraz concert that I’m hoping to buy tickets to next week! I’ve waited a long time for certain people or groups to come to Indianapolis: Eddie Izzard (that was AWESOME), Jason Mraz is coming and one day when they need money again, I hope to see System of a Down. And since Weezer put out a new album this summer they should be touring soon too! That would be awesome! Okay so after the Jason Mraz concert is the Rush concert. This will be my third time seeing them and I didn’t even have to buy the tickets! And then I have three weeks of nothing then a wedding with Troy, my boss and then 3 days to pack and go back to school! When I look at it that way, my summer seems really short….sad….

Now for something completely different!

So my friend Nick gave me a sweater that he had found somewhere and told me to do what ever I wanted with it! So I looked at it. It was cute. An American Eagle sweater which probably cost more than any thing I’ve ever bought to wear. Looked at the tag. Holy crap. 100% wool! I looked closer at this sweater and decided it wasn’t THAT cute. So I took it apart. And the best part…it was double stranded so I have twice as much yarn! Also another bonus: it just happens to be light fingering weight yarn! So I have roughly 1000 yards of a brown, 100% wool sock yarn! So what am I going to do with all of this? Well make socks with it, duh. My latest and greatest project: well I realized that I love mismatched socks. Purposely mismatched socks. So, I’m going to make 4-6 (or more) socks that are all the same color but different patterns! Right now I’m working on the Pomatomus sock by Cookie A and plan on another Cookie A design to have a theme with this first pair. I’m thinking it’s going to be the ever so popular Monkey socks. For the second pair, I’m thinking the Snicket sock and something else (links to Ravelry)…but I just don’t know what yet…Any suggestions? Something easy, but looks good, and free, definitely free. See I’m a poor college student…Free is good.

K, it’s lunch time now and I’m hungry…

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So I’ve had a semi eventful first half of the summer…

I planted tomatoes…a LOT of tomatoes!

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I went to the zoo…

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I knitted stuff

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I made bread!
Before:
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After!
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I went to Jazz Fest and saw Buddy Guy play! And that was cool!

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I went to visit a friend back on campus and we “found” a bike in a tree!

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Okay so we didn’t find it…we might have put it there….So Tom, the guy in the bike picture, had left his bike on campus because it was old and rusted. So we decided to put the bike in the tree. This tree’s name is Timmy. He’s the big huge one over by the science building so if you ever go over there you should climb Timmy and look at the bike. We chained the bike to the tree too so it wouldn’t fall down.

And that so far have been my semi eventful first half of the summer…

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So yeah…

Semester’s over….let’s not talk about that or my grades….

New topic! I participated in SockWarsIII this year. The first year I’ve been in it and it was a blast! I had a lot of fun on the ravelry forums talking to other sock warriors. I officially “died” today. I got my socks from Canada today. They are so pretty!

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I love love LOVE them! Yay!

Yesterday, G and I planted tomatoes. We are hoping for enough to can and possibly sell at the local farmers market.

Speaking of selling things, my plan for the summer was to make a bunch of little things like patch work bags, little scarflets, other cute things, and then sell them online because I am broke, have no money, have no car and stranded in a small town that unless you are willing to work fast food (and I’m not), you can’t find a job. Well, the pedal for my sewing machine ran away from home. I can’t find it anywhere. Yeah. So, if you know of someone who has an extra sewing machine pedal for some reason for a basic Singer sewing machine, I would be willing to buy it off of them. Or if they have a sewing machine they are willing to get rid of for cheap, I will take it off their hands.

K I am done now. Gonna go do stuff around the house.

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So…yeah

Okay been a while…blah blah blah…I suck at blogging so sue me…

Christmas happened…I got Fitted Knits and Charmed Knits. I squeeled with glee on both accounts! I got some purple yarn that I have no idea what to do with. I tried to make a hat out of it but I got 2 inches in and found out it was twisted…Ug.  Right now I am working on Mrs. Darcy Cardigan for me and a hat for my friend Jennifer. And that is it on the knitting front. I finished Hannah’s scarf and mittens only about 3 weeks late but that is because of the scabies…

Oh yeah, I got scabies. Who gets scabies now a days? I don’t know where I got it from all I know is that I had to get this nasty, pesticidal lotion and lube up from neck to toe. But the worst part…We had to go to CVS to pick up with prescription…well they kinda didn’t have it. Why? Because the Lindane lotion has a pesticide in it that is banned in 50 countries. Except the US. So we had the tech call 5 different stores to try to find a bottle of it and only one…1 out of five of them had any left. Then came the laundry. I had just brought back all of my clothes from school…And I cleaned the majority of them the week before all of the scabiesness happened.  So I had to clean all of my clothes again, I had to clean all of the bedding. It was a mess. Oh and it all happened 3 days before Christmas. Yeah that was fun. Scabies suck.

My puppy had to have surgery. Everything was scary for a while but now everything is fine. She had two ruptured vertebrae and they removed it and they didn’t know if she was going to walk or not but she is walking now and the last time I was home I visited her and she even slept with me. It was so cute! I am so proud of her progress! She will be running around the house by summer…

…Which will never come!  I don’t like summer too much because I get hot really easily but I like winter…when there is snow. Yesterday we got rain, tornado warnings, and then a sprinkling of snow. And this morning on my way to my 10:00 class, the wind chill make it -14…Yes negative 14. It was frigid. I was not happy.

Oh! I got an awesome new room and an awesome new roommate! I got into a triple at school with one other person. They usually shove 3 students in a triple, hence the name, but there are only two of us in there and I am in the same building as a lot of my friends which makes things a whole lot easier! Over all everything is well!

I had to get my tattoo touched up…and I am going to have to again…I don’t really want to talk about it…

K…I have a hat I have to finish and mail soon! Hopefully I will try to update more…

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so i am sick…

The school year has finally started: I am sick. It is a virus…gee go figure….I missed work yesterday and a class, today I missed two classes…I don’t really care though…I am sick…blegh…I have been on ravelry and been organizing all of my knitting stuff there…It is an amazing website…I love it. But right now, I am too sick to knit…I watch tv…Currently I am frustrated because for some reason the discovery channel goes fuzzy randomly. Not completely fuzzy so I can’t watch it but fuzzy enough to be annoying…I’ve tried everything, wiggling the cord…well, that is about it but I did that and nothing helped…I blame the dorm….very excited because I get to do laundry this weekend! I haven’t done it in over three weeks…And I am still wearing clean clothes. I have enough jeans that if I wear each pair twice, I can get through a whole month. I have enough clothes to last me a month…how cool is that? Sure, I might be wearing the tshirts that are like “eh, I don’t really want to wear it…Why do I even have it still? Oh because I don’t like getting rid of things…” Hence the reason I still have a Taco Bell shirt with the Chihuahua on it…and a shirt that my brother tie dyed when he was 6 or so and grew out of…I have alot of shirts like that… I also have alot of shirts that have gone from my brother to my cousin and back to me…Brother:15, cousin:7…I am going to be the smallest in my family…I think I have come to terms with that…*coughcoughcough* eh…k I updated…yay…

P.s. B: is it all right if boyfriend and I come to visit on Saturday if I haven’t coughed up my lungs by then?

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so i got my computer

and its purdy! i wuv it!

100_0921.jpgthe background is from a kid called kris-wilson on deviantart.com funny funny stuff…anyway….

I also finally finished my socks for sockapalooza….it only took 6 starts to finally get the finished ones…and i still wasnt happy with those…but they were sent on their merry way to Canadia on thursday…I hope they get there soon…i hope they fit, i hope she likes them….and of course, i had the camera in my purse and forgot to take a picture of it…yeah i was upset with myself…hopefully my pal will take a picture of them…

I started packing for the dorm today…it so far has been fold clean laundry and deciding to wash my robe which hasnt been washed for awhile…

and also…much to my dismay, my kicking and screaming, my crying like a baby and my “but i dont wanna!”s i made a facebook….*sigh* i hate facebook, i hate myspace…i enjoy the wonderful art of blogging much too much to have it all destroyed by websites such as myspace and facebook…but i did it….mostly because alot of boyfriends friends were doubting i exsisted (cue “My girlfriend lives in Canada” by Avenue Q) so i decided to prove to all of his friends that i do in fact live and breathe… *sigh* i feel less of a rebel now….tear…

oh well…i have laundry to do…lots and lots of it…well…not so much alot of it but i still need to do it…

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so some stuff about me…

Name:: Leigh

Nicknames:: Leigh-bee

Birthplace:: Coco Beach FL, Cape Canaveral Hospital

Current Location:: Boyfriends room

Hair Color:: Blonde

Eye Color:: Green

Height:: 5’4″

Weight:: 115

Tatoos?:: no

Piercings?:: ears, one in each

Overused Phrase:: “soooo yeaaaah….”

–Your–

Bedtime:: anywhere between 10 and 2

Best Physical Feature:: my eyes…

Most Embarassing Moment:: i fractured my wrist by getting out of a two door car…try explaining that to the ER tech…

Most Missed Memory:: i dont understand this one…

First Thought When You Wake Up:: …sleeeeeep….

Weakness:: procrastination

Best Friends:: my boyfriend, my roommates, nick

Goal For The Year:: pass all my classes, with good marks…

Greatest Fears:: death, zombies…umm…heights at a certain point….

–This Or That–

Pepsi or Coke…: either….

McDonalds or Burger King…: McDonalds…

Hot Tea or Ice Tea…: Iced Tea in the summer hot tea in the winter….

Chocolate or Vanilla…: Vanilla

Water or Milk…: Water

Coffee or Hot Chocolate…: Hot Chocolate, but i drink coffee every morning because my roommate makes it…

Hugs or Kisses…: Hugs

Cats or Dogs…: Dogs

Summer or Winter…: Winter

Scary Movies or Romantic Comedies…: Comedies…no romance…blegh

Love or Money…: Love

Green Grapes or Purple Grapes…: neither, i dont like grapes…

–Favs– Number:: 3

Food:: potatoes, preferably mashed…

Type of Music:: indie folk rock with fun lyrics….

Candy:: reese cups Color:: green

Animal:: beagles…

Drink:: right now, orange soda…

Body Part on the Opposite Sex:: a well defined collar bone…

Movie:: Moulin Rouge

Past Time:: Knitting

–Have You Ever–

Drank?: yes

Smoked?: no

Been Beaten Up?: yes

Bullied Someone?: no

Skinny Dipped?: no

Played Spin The Bottle or 7 Minutes In Heaven?: yes, it was interesting…

Toliet Papered Someones House?: no

Played Poker W/ Money?: yes, and lost horribly

Gone Swimming In A White T-Shirt?: no, but a white swim suit…that was embarassing…

Been Tickled So Bad That You Cried?: yes,

Been Tickled So Bad That You Couldnt Talk?: yes

Like Someone And Not Tell Them How You Felt?: yes

Went Camping?: every summer!

Used The Restroom On A Tree?: yes, when i was little and we were hiking in germany

Had A Crush On Your Brother/Sister’s Friend?: no…my brother is younger…that would be weird…

Had A Crush On Your Friend’s Brother/Sister?: no….most of my friends have sisters…that would also be weird…

Walked In The Rain W/out An Umbrella?: yes…i used to walk to school…rain or shine….

Danced In The Rain?: yes

Told A Joke And Nobody Thought It was Funny?: yes…all the time..i like stupid jokes with bad puns…

Been On Stage?: yes…

Worn Clothes Your Mom Didnt Approve Of?: no…my mom and i agree about most clothing

Been To A Nude Beach?: no…

Cursed In Church?: yes…i work as a wedding photographers assistant, when taking down a tripod and pinching your finger on the clasp thingy, you tend to curse…

Been Called A Whore/Slut For Kissing Someone?: no…people get called whores for that?

Burnt Yourself?: yes, at the beginning of the summer i burnt my hand on the oven when i was getting out roasted potatoes…

Been Dumped?: Nope!

Dumped Someone?: yes, many times

Been In Love?: yes…

Been Hit On Someone To Old?: oh yeah….

Wanted To Be A Model?: wanted to be? honey i am a model….if i were four inches taller….

Wanted To Be In The Olympics?: yes, when i was little i wanted to be a gymnast

Bought Lottery Tickets?: yes

Made Out In A Car?: no…

Cried During A Movie?: many times…

Wanted Something You Couldnt Have?: yes…

Made Love On The Beach?: no…sand seems to get everywhere why would you do that?

Shoplifted?: no…

Seen Someone Shoplift?: no…*edit: yesterday at work 2 people tried to walk out with five bolts of fabric….yes bolts of fabric…wonder why they got caught?

Hung Up On Someone?: yeah, all the time…i did it the other day at work…

Yelled At Your Pet?: yes…she likes to run away…

Gotten Seasick?: even in the car….

Tried To Strip When Drunk?: no.

Bought A Thong Cuz The Casier Was Hot?: no….

Stalked Someone?: hehehe, yeah…

Had A Stalker?: kinda…we joked about it in our group…

Played A Prank On Someone And Scared Them?: no….

Been Embarrassed By Someone In Your Family?: my mom all the time…

Felt Bad About Eating Meat?: yes, then i eat the bacon and i forget all about it…

Protested?: yes…school system tried to cut the art program so we had a huge sit in on a school board meeting…

Been To An Island?: no…

Ate because You Had Nothing Better To Do?: yes

Screamed In A Library?: no…that would be wrong….

Made Out W/ A Stranger?: no…also wrong…

Made Out W/ Someone Who Wasnt Single?: nope…wrong….

Wished A Part Of You Was Different?: hasnt everyone?

Talked To A Complete Stranger?: all the time….

Been Sunburned So Bad You Blistered?: i had scars from it for 2 years…

Kicked A Guy In The Nuts?: yes….

Threw Up In School?: on the school bus, in the nurses sink…yeah i have

Recieved A Love Letter That Wasnt Signed?: yeah… in elementary school

Wore Something You Hated?: no….

Wore Something To Match Someone?: yes….

Been To A Luau?: nope…

Cursed Infront Of Your Parents?: all the time…

Been On TV?: no….

Been Out of The Country?: i lived in germany for 4 years…i think that counts…

Been Honked At While Walking Down The Sidewalk?: again, i walked to school….

Won A Pool Game?: yeah…

Went To A Party Where You Were The Only Sober One?: no…

Went To School/ Work Drunk?: definately no…

Dieted?: yes….

Had An Eating Disorder?: no…

Cheated On Your Other?: nope…

Been Cheated On?: nope…

Been Paid To Date Someone?: no….

Dated Someone That Was Paid or Dared To Date You?: no…

Tanned Topless?: i dont tan

Been Strip Searched?: no…

Been On A Plane?: again, lived in germany, how do you think we got there? a boat?

Been On A Cruise?:*see sarcasm from previous answer* no…

Been Pantsed In Public?: no..

Thrown Your Shoe At Someone?: heheh yeah, shoe, spoons, frying pans…you name it…

Broke Someone’s Heart?: yeah, alot

Sung In The Shower?: yeah

Bought Something Way To Expensive?: yes…

Done Something Stupid And Laughed At Yourself?: thats what i do all the time…

Been Walked In On While You Were Dressing?: no…

Been Walked In On While Showering?: no…

Ran Out Of A Movie Theater because You Got Scared?: no…

Been Kicked Out Of A Mall/ Store?: no…

Been Kicked Out Of A GoCart Place Cuz You Wrecked The Go Cart?: no.

Been In Detention?: yes…

Feel Off A Roof?: no, and i roofed one summer!

Pretended You Were Scared So You Could Cuddle W/ Someone?: no…

Been In A Wreck?: yes….

Wrecked So You Wouldnt Hit An Animal?: no…

Made Yourself Puck So You Wouldnt Have To Go To School?: no, just said i puked

Threatened Someone W/ A Water Gun?: hasnt everyone?

Been Shot?: no

Had A Water Gun War?: yes…

Been Arrested?: no…

–Randoms–

Regret Something You Did In The Past?: no

Country You Wanna Visit:: Ireland, Germany again, Japan

Way You Wanna Die:: ….let’s not talk about that

Like Thunderstorms?: yes…i am thinking about joining the storm chaser club at BSU

Get Along W/ Your Parents?: …dad yes, mom…not quite so much anymore…

Are You Health Freak?: no…

Think you’re Attractive?: i am so hot!

Do You Believe In Yourself?: yeah…

Wanna Get Married?: yes, i have most of my wedding planned…

Wanna Go To College?: ….

Shower Daily?: eh, sometimes…

Want Kids?: i want to adopt….

When Do U Wanna Lose Your Virginity?: ….umm…

Do U Hate Anyone?: hate is such a strong word….

Can You Unwrap A Starburst W/ Your Tongue?: yes….

Do You Think You Can Sing?: eh, sometimes….

Can You Open You Eyes Underwater?: sometimes…

Eat Whatever And Not Worry?: yeah

Can You Whistle?: not really

Can You Walk In High Heels?: yes

Do You Sleep W/ The Light On?: no, but the tv i do…

Do You Like Super Spicy Foods?: yes…

Can You Multitask?: yeah

Touch Your Nose W/ Your Tongue?: no…i have tried though

Can You Fit In Your Locker?: no….

Do You Spit?: when i am sick i do because you arent supposed to swallow snot…

Can You Taste The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke?: yes….

If You Could Wish 4 Anything…What Would You Wish?: hmm…..

What Kind Of Perfume Or Colone Do You Wear?: none…

What Kind Of Soap Do You Use?: right now, axe regenrate…it smells like Mt. Dew

What’s Your Favorite Scent?: clean clothes

Would You Choose To Live Forever If You Could?: yes.

*edit: i went through and made it easier to read and tried to fix the grammar in the questions….i got it online what do you expect?

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