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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2010 by Maire in Events, Hobbies / 4 Comments

So far, today has been nice and relaxing, aside from a little traffic.  We went for a wonderful breakfast, and picked up a couple of things that Robin needed from one of the stores (not the mall, thank goodness).  We’re now taking a little time to rest up for the main holiday events. I’ve been […]

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Dark side of the Moon

December 21, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Just a quick one before dashing off to work on the shortest day of the year… Stayed up way too late last night to watch the beginning of the Lunar Eclipse last night.  I even took a few pictures!  When I get home from work this afternoon, I’ll go through them and see if any […]

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Black Holes

Black Holes

December 13, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Well, the thing about a black hole – its main distinguishing feature – is it’s black. And the thing about space, the colour of space, your basic space colour, is black. So how are you supposed to see them? –Holly, Ship’s computer, Red Dwarf (episode: Marooned) You see that sock?  It’s black.  And the thing […]

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My Travel Mug is trying to Kill Me

My Travel Mug is trying to Kill Me

December 8, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was nuking some leftovers for lunch at work.  A co-worker came out, inspected my chili, deemed it savory-smelling enough, and then commented that he had the exact same plastic tubs at home but was hesitant to use them.  When pressed, he muttered “Bisphenol-A” and left it at that. That’s my […]

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Surviving the Mall

Surviving the Mall

December 3, 2010 by Maire in Events, Hobbies / 4 Comments

Aside from the weird colours of “plaid” displayed at the local Tommy Hilfiger shop, we found this sweater that had to boldly assert the fact that it is, indeed, fair-isle.  WTF? Seriously, if the husbeast wasn’t already aware of what Fair-Isle knitting was, this would stump him.  I can see men all over the world […]

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Sometimes it’s the simple things

Sometimes it’s the simple things

December 1, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Remember that whole pretending to be grown up thing I was talking about?  We’re making a pretty concerted effort to be more aware of what’s going on, and it’s really paying off. This is what it looks like around here tonight.  We’re finding that with both of us working on our respective writing, we can […]

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Not your children…except that one…

Not your children…except that one…

November 27, 2010 by Maire in Wanderings / 0 Comments

It’s that time of year. We braved the mall yesterday, and did quite a bit of Christmas shopping. The adults aren’t quite so difficult to shop for once you start tweaking onto them.  It’s the kids. You’d think that the kids would be easy to shop for…when I was their age, I wanted half the […]

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Pretending to be grown up

Pretending to be grown up

November 26, 2010 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

Welcome to my home: This is what I came home to last Sunday.  We had spent most of the weekend cleaning, and Robin had decided to finish the job while I was at work.  He also cooked dinner (stir-fry), and we cleaned up afterwards. The kitchen is still in pretty good shape.  We’re trying to […]

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Keeping a long colour change

Keeping a long colour change

November 22, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

This may not be news to anyone who reads my blog, but I’m almost done Robin’s shiny happy socks.  The biggest challenge?  Making sure that the long colour gradation didn’t change abruptly after the heel. You see, I didn’t do an afterthought heel, or a contrast heel…I just knit the heel.  On sock #1, it […]

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