Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Should Learn How to Spin

This picture was taken several weeks ago.  Look at all that fur  - and it's from only one of the fur-babies!  

I have been brushing him every day for the past 3 weeks and I get a small ball of soft fur each time.  I totally should have collected it.  Would it be weird to collect and spin my own pets' fur?  It is just very odd... Kyle has never shed like this before.  Typically he'll shed twice a year - once in spring to shed the winter coat and once in fall to get ready for the thick winter coat.  However this spring into summer has been crazy with the fur coming from fuzzy butt.  Gwen Bean has different fur, although still baby soft it is not similar to Kyle's.  Kyle is a Netherland Dwarf and Gwen is a Dwarf Hotot -- so completely different.  But I never thought to collect his fur....

I totally should have!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Annnnd the winner is.....

And the random number generator says:  Congrats to Amy from Chicago!

Amy could you please email me at: slroy10  at  gmail dot com  so I can get mailing info from you.

And thank you everyone for adding comments, sending me Facebook and Tweets!  I really like to hear from you.  :)

I still haven't received my laptop back from the company... some have suggested I get an iPad.... I totally agree!  I might actually start looking into a new tablet or iPad.

But in the meantime... I have a woman's USA soccer game on the dvr and a knitting project close to completion!

Thanks again for the comments and Amy I hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Funny how things work

Just a soon as I begin to get excited about crafting and blogging again.... I go and break my computer! Yep, I smooshed the screen to death.  I sent the laptop out to get fixed... But it may be a while until I get it back.  But no worries, I have other ways to post updates (although using swype on my android is sooo slow!) 

Watch for the next post later this week... You'll get a sneak peak of the give away.  And don't forget to leave a comment and tell your friends! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dr Chop Suey Posts Number 200?!

Wow - this is post number 200!

I know my readership has dropped in the past year due to my lack of crafting and sporadic posting.  But now that I'm done with the degree program and I'm only working I have time for blogging once again.

Therefore, for my 200th post I'm going to have a give-away contest.  This will be to celebrate number 200 and for the rejuvenation of this blog.  To enter, please leave a comment either on here or message me on Twitter (DrChopSuey) and tell me what you hope to do to enjoy your summer.  I'll be spending the summer packing, moving and then unpacking and I want to know what you are planning to do.  Please let others know about the rejuvenation of this blog and tell them to leave a comment as well!

So leave me a comment and you will be automatically entered into the drawing.  I haven't quite decided on the exact items in the give-away....  But think summer, yarn, and other knitting goodies.  Maybe I'll post a couple of hint pictures in the next week.  Either way, you'll like it.. and I cannot wait to see comments!  In two weeks (from today) I'll choose a winner using a random number generator.  Don't be shy -- leave some comments!  :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

We Found A Place!

This past weekend the SO and I took a trip to the suburbs of DC to find an apartment/condo for our July move.  After visiting a number of places we found a cute (i.e. small and expensive) apartment in Rockville.  Very pretty area with a cute downtown.

So for those of you who know us, you know that this is not really "us."  Okay, snobby and pretentious... probably yes us.  But in downtown with all the hussle and bussle?  Not really.  But we figured my fellowship is for one year and when would we EVER live in an upscale condo in the middle of downtown?  Probably never.  So we went for it and did the splurge.  The condominium has two roof-top pools and our place overlooks a roof-top terrace.  There are three fitness centers and three lounge/games rooms.  Yeah it's like a hotel.  :)  Again we figured we could try it out for a year.  Totally different from what we ultimately want (a cute small house in a wooded area in Oregon).  But hey, one year in the big downtown in a city!  July 23rd is the big day!  I cannot wait!!! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Last Trip to ChicagoLand

Kinda sad... our last trip to Chicagoland while living in the MidWest.  Granted the SO's family all live in Indiana so we'll be back every year.  But it's just nice to be able to drive up (or take the train) to Chicago just for a quick day trip.  

Last weekend we attended a Cubs game - and as it was my last Cubbies game I decided to forgo my typical Red Sox gear and I actually bought a Cubs top.  Actually it was FREAKIN' hot as heck, and I sweat out of my other tank, to I bought a new shirt.  Really everyone around us was just a sweaty and stinky... but I guess I can be a diva like that.  
It was probably good that I sweat so much that day because that was the foot-long hot dog that I ate.  That is a foot-long bison dog with buffalo sauce and cole slaw.  Chicagoans love to put salads on their dogs.  Weird I know.  But it was delicious.  

The SO is ready to ban me from attending any of his teams' games as they always lose (especially great when my Pats play his Colts).  Sorry Cub fans, this day was no different and they lost (bad) to the Astros.  :(  

After the game we hit a local pub for food and drink and then ran back to catch the train home only to find out we missed the early train!  But the station is across the street from Millennium Park so it we ended up relaxing for a couple of hours and catching a free concert in the park.  Not bad at all! 

So despite the loss... great day in Chicago.  Again, sad that we won't be able to quickly go to Chicago for a day trip.  But I guess we're moving to the suburbs of DC so I shouldn't complain too much!

Until next time folks!