Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Scrumtrulescent, part deux

Hub has been well aware of my ice cream addiction since we met. It works quite well in my favor. He knows how important it is to drive 20 minutes just to try another flavor out of the 130.

That's what we're doing tonight.

Also, I've decided to make two lists: a "must try" list and a "have no desire to try" list. Once it's complete, I'm going to make it my goal to cross every flavor off my "must try" list by the end of the season. I'm going to have to do it with frozen yogurt though. My waistline has expanded enough. It's time to start moving it in the opposite direction. My high school reunion is next year. Must. Look. Stunning.

Trying to patiently wait for my Angel Food Cake flavored frozen yogurt,
Ms. V

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Mmmm Mmmm Good

Sis and I just got back from a place that sells 130 different flavors of soft ice cream. Yes, you read that correctly. No, it wasn't a typo. 130 flavors. Soft ice cream.

Are you ready for this? They also have 130 flavors of soft frozen yogurt. No, it's not that flavorburst crap. It's the real deal.

I had "Bananas Foster." It was scrumtrulescent.

Anyone who gets the "scrumtrulescent" joke is A-OK in my book.

Fat and happy,
Ms. V

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Miss Cleo? Nah, it's Ms. V!

Of all the psychic moments I have in a day, a strange one occurred this morning. It was unusual because it happened at 7:30am. That's normally a time that I don't actually see unless I'm going to bed. Today - miracle of miracles - I was getting up. Can you believe it?

Anyway, the hub had disappeared and the fab four were trying to force me out of bed to feed them 1/2 hour early. I was awake for 10 minutes before the alarm went off. During that time, I had a particular line of a particular song in my head. Then the clock radio sounded. The song was on AND playing at that line. It was enough to make me get up without hitting the snooze. THAT's amazing.

Clairvoyantly your's,
Ms. V

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Fun times

The weekend in Montreal was fun. I passed the time by eating a lot of junk. Coconut rolls, custard buns, and bubble tea from Chinatown (errr... China-block), then fondue for dinner Saturday night. To compensate, I've been working out this week. Yay for me. My muscles hurt so much that I can barely walk. It's a small price to pay for those coconut rolls though!

Not so fit,
Ms. V

Friday, May 20, 2005

All shook up

For a couple of reasons:

1) I have a paralyzing fear of the dark.
2) Hub is away tonight, so I'm all by my lonesome.
3) I just got done work and it was a slow night. This meant that my cohorts and I passed the time by looking at haunted dolls on ebay and watching footage from the show "Ghost Hunters." Freaky.
4) I watched "White Noise" last night.

Combine and stir. You'll get yourself one spooked-out Ms. V.

It's true that I'm normally awake at this hour because I'm nocturnal. However, there is absolutely no chance that I will even venture into my bedroom right now, much less consider trying to go to bed.

On the bright side, there's a particular individual at work who drives me insane. I thought I was the only one who was overly annoyed by her mere presence, but tonight I found out that there are others who agree with me. Good. I'm not super-picky. Well, I am, but not about her, I guess.

I also got a lot of knitting done before I went in to work tonight. Maybe, after 1 full year of working on it (that involved 1 frogging), I'll finally have my Berroco Softy poncho afterall!

Keeping the lights on,
Ms. V

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

It came! It came!!

The Housewive's Tarot finally arrived! It is BY FAR, the best deck I've ever seen. It's cute, it's fun, it's super-easy to read. The cards themselves are a tad more flimsy than other decks, but they're still decent. Holy crap. I'm never going to stop looking at them. I'm going to order another deck just to put on display because they come packaged in a cute little recipe box.

I get excited over the little things in life.

One other thing I'm excited for is my upcoming weekend on Montreal. It'll be two days of sisterhood that will include a dinner at a fondue restaurant with a giant group of friends. Who could ask for anything more? Ooooh! Maybe I'll bring my deck with me....

Ms. V

Monday, May 16, 2005

Nothing to report

Alright, now that I'm on a break from school, my life is even *more* boring than it was before. On the bright side, I can put in more hours at work, which means I'll have more money, which then means that I'll get to buy more yarn, more books, and more tarot cards. There's definitely some good stuff going on there.

I got my grades back and classes start again on June 1st. Typical of every summer, my weekend plans are filling up quickly, so hopefully I'll have plenty of chances to make a fool out of my socially-awkward self. This will give me more to write about.

For now, I'll just offer an update: The house got cleaned, the visit with hub's parents was great, and his mother and I went to the yarn store. Fab-o. I bought more yarn that I didn't need and now I have another project on my list that I don't have time to knit. I guess life is getting back to normal.

*smooches to all*
Ms. V

Friday, May 13, 2005

Mostly a photo-post today

I'm going to show off my fur-family because they're too adorable for words.

But first: Happy Friday the 13th. >:D
Also, I get to go to the yarn store tomorrow. Yay! Hub's mom wants to check it out. I just stocked up, but I'm sure I can find a few more items to add to my stash. I love yarn. I think it's time to join some sort of support group.

Now for the precious little kitties-

Teba - being all squishy and cute

Condor - planning what sort of mischief to get into after his nap

Blaze - wishing Hub and I would leave him alone so he could finally sleep

Grenidine - being her usual 'Princess' self and striking a pose (note the extra toes, she's polydactyl)

Best of luck to everyone today,
Ms. V

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sometimes it's just too hard to be patient

Well, I finally broke down and ordered another Tarot deck. As if I need it! Ha!

Anyway, it's one of my favorites. In fact, I'm toying with the idea of ordering a second one at some point, just to frame my favorite cards and display them.

I dare you to try to look at "The Devil" without laughing. >:D

It's called "Housewives Tarot", in true Leave it to Beaver style. Ab-fab, sweetie darling!

You can check out some sample images here.

Ms. V


"Finally" for two reasons: I'm officially finished school until June 1st AND I'm posting pictures of hub's blanket. It's about time, huh?

I took my last final exam this morning. I had to get up at 6am (torturous for someone who routinely goes to bed at 3am), drive an hour, take the stupid thing, then drive home. I ended up taking a 2 hour nap upon my return. Good golly that felt good. It gave me enough stamina to start cleaning this disgusting house. The in-laws are coming on Friday and the place is a mess. It doesn't even look like a made a dent today. Wish me luck with the rest of it.

Now, without further ado, here are pic's of hub's blanket. I know it looks like I knit the entire thing in garter stitch, but I promise you, I did not.

Close up:


Time to get back to cleaning.
Ms. V

Monday, May 09, 2005

Not the least bit surprising

I guess I should have expected this. Also, I'm sorry the posts have been so mind-numbingly boring lately. My life will be back on track soon and that will give me more time to capture you with my charm and wit. Hee haw.

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Ms. V

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Simple post today

Happy mother's day to all of the mom's out there.


For *my* mother's day gift, Hub is bringing me home some Krispy Kreme donuts from PA. I can't wait to weigh myself next week, after a psychotic donut-binge.

Ms. V

Friday, May 06, 2005

Thursday, May 05, 2005

"Maybe I'll build her a cake or something."

You are all invited to send my sister congratulatory love notes. She received notification of her acceptance to complete her MA in Secondary Language Education.

Rock on, sista'!
Ms. V

"Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone..."

Yesderday *I* looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone. Or at least that's how I felt.

I used to live almost religiously by the idea that I should kill my enemies with kindness. It worked pretty well. Even though I've been doing that with SBFH (nicknamed in a previous post, which I later erased, SBFH stands for "stupid bitch from hell"), I've decided that I need to turn it up a notch. I saw a bumper-sticker the other day that said "Love your enemies - it really just gets them confused." So that's what I'm going to do. When the insufferable little witch is snide to me, I'm just going to be so nice that she starts to feel like she's eaten a few too many spoonfuls of sugar. ;)

I'm choosing to find her unfounded animosity towards me amusing, rather than infuriating. I can feel the stress lifting from my shoulders already. Taking the high road and finding a way to laugh at that type of poor behavior really does make a huge difference. All of a sudden, I simply don't care anymore and that's a truly wonderful thing.

back to dancing around to Jim Croce-
Ms. V

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The day from hell

It has been the worst day of my life. I got home and, instead of having dinner, I had a glass of wine, some chocolate fudge, and a hot bath. 'Nuff said.

In a bad mood and ready for more wine and chocolate-
Ms. V


Cool stuff.

I'm especially pleased about Barbara McClintock because she's the only woman on the list, as well as the only biologist (I have a special place in my heart for biologists - for obvious reasons). I'm also excited about Richard Feynman getting a stamp, too. He's a quirky sort of fellow. I highly suggest you read some of his books.

I'm really not into stamps at all, but I just want to say: "Yay for science!"

Super-geek, I'm super-geeky,
Ms. V (the biologist who also hopes to be on a stamp someday)

P.S. Mom - since you have 'connections', do you think you can score me a set of these?

I'm OK with this for now

I'm OK with this for now, but hope to eventually move up to "knitting goddess" or "knitting guru." Wish me luck. Perhaybe if I weren't working and going to school, I'd have more time to devote to my precious needles and yarn.

Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer.
You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these

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Huzzah! The lab is finally finished!

After dancing around the room with Teba for a few minutes, I finally came up with enough BS to make a small paragraph. This is the last lab report that I'll have to write until June! Yay!

Still avoiding my lab (yeah, the one that's due at 10am)

I'm listening to Jackson 5 songs, thinking of super-cool dance moves in my head (OK, there's a lot of chair-dancing going on, too).

I should be writing the discussion of my lab. Really though, there's only so much I can say about my mitochondrial DNA. Let's see... I have mitochondrial DNA and somewhere within it exists the sequence TTAA. Yup. That's about all I can come up with.

Back to my chair-dancing,
Ms. V

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

"I'm out making some sweet moolah with uncle Rico."

Click here to see why I'm jazzed. Make sure your speakers are on when you click on the various options.

Hub just suggested that we have a "Napolean Dynamite" themed cookout. It's frightening how obsessed we are with this movie.

Don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day,
Ms. V

How do I love to avoid writing lab reports? Let me count the ways...

1 - Watch "Days of Our Lives" because I just HAVE to find out what's going on with Roman and Marlena

2 - Copy physics notes

3 - check the number of hits on my blog

4 - call my cousin's wife

5 - call my aunt

6 - harass the Hub while he's trying to work

7 - check out someone else's blog

8 - read the news

9 - look at pictures

10 - try to convince myself that i can skip it altogether because it's the last report of the semester and i have a good grade in the class.

Ugh. I'm too much of a goody-two-shoes for that though. I will go torture myself some more! I have to come to terms with the fact that I'll have to write these for the rest of my academic and professional career, so I should just stop whining about it already!

Ms. V

I hate these things, but I do them anyway

I've only been to one of these cities, so I don't really know how accurate it is. So far, NYC is definitely at the top of the list (I'm trying to convince hub to consider med schools in that area). :wink:

American Cities That Best Fit You:

80% New York City

80% Philadelphia

65% Chicago

55% Los Angeles

55% San Francisco

Monday, May 02, 2005


I guess all good things must come to an end. I've been addicted to the "Stuck in Rehab..." blog since I first found out about it. I'm definitely going to check out this guy's other stuff. He's downright hilarious.

For a reminder: http://stuckinrehabwithpatobrien.blogspot.com/

Ms. V

Some days it's just plain painful to get out of bed

This is one of those days. It's 8am in the friggin' morning. I didn't fall asleep until about 3:30am. I'm so tired that I feel like I'm going to puke. It's finals week, and I have an overwhelming need to skip biology class so I can study for calculus and physics.

Instead, I'll be a good little do-be, drink a lot of coffee, drive to school, drive home, study for 3 hours, drive to my other classes, come home, study some more, and maybe knit before going to bed.

I cannot wait until this week is over.
Ms. V