Friday, October 28, 2011


First of all, y'all should know I'm a BzzAgent. Being a BzzAgent is really cool. You get to try new things and tell people about them in person, on facebook, on twitter, or on a blog. You can join at bzzagent and start trying and sharing new things.

I recently got to try Smarterer. I have to say that I don't really get it. You can go there and test your knowledge of facebook, twitter and the like and prove that you're smarter(er) than your facebook using peers, I guess. Maybe it's a step forward to feeling less shame about how much time we spend with our tech. Instead of lying about how much time spent tweeting and facebooking, we embrace it and prove to our friends that even if we haven't been outside in days at least we're smarterer about facebook. Now there's another way to waste time on the internet. Sick of just browsing people statuses on facebook? Show them how much better you are at browsing than they are.


Maybe I'm just not ready to let go of my tech shame yet. I want to hang onto the guilt about how much time I really spend on my computer and not talking to real people. I'm not ready to boast about it. Feeling shame makes me feel like I haven't completely gone to the antisocial tech dark side yet.

Am I being too harsh? I also don't really like the name. It takes me back to elementary school taunts. "I'm smarter!" "Oh, yeah, well I'm smarterer infinity!"

In the interest of full disclosure, I only too the BzzAgent test. I got a little obsessed with getting my percentage into the smarterer category. I kept going back and answering more questions until I could prove I was smarterer than other BzzAgents out there. Then I took a step back and wondered why it was so important to me. I don't need to prove that I spend more time on the internet. It's not something I'm proud of.

I think I'll go read a book now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Foxy Stole

My eyePhone was a little short lived because I have a proper iPhone now. I'm using it to post this. My camera and iPod both died this weekend so this was a good solution. I've wanted an iPhone since there were iPhones. In honor of things I've been meaning to do, I bring you my fox stole.

I started it last January but didn't finish it until a couple of months ago. I was working with 5 balls of yarn so I was afraid of tangles when picking it back up but it wasn't too bad especially considering it had spent several months in a pile at the bottom of my closet. I don't have a pattern because it I made it up as I went but it was too cute not to share.

I hope you like it. If you have any questions or comments about anything please let me know.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Look! It's and eyePhone! Get it? Hahahahaha!!!! I make myself laugh. I didn't actually think of the iPhone pun until after I finished it. Sorry about the picture quality, I took it with my webcam. I simply hot glued a bunch of googly eyes to my phone. This is what happens when I'm left alone too long with a glue gun and stuff from the dollar store. Do you think this voided my warrantee? The hot glue peels off of the phone pretty easily. Do you like it? Is it cool or crazy?

I also put a couple of googly eyes on my trusty stand mixer. It makes me laugh whenever I use it. I just stuck them on with little loops of tape. I didn't want anything too permanent. I also make sure they're still there when I finish mixing something. I don't want to find an eye in a brownie.

I've got a couple of other finished knitting projects to share, but my camera died and I keep forgetting to buy batteries. The webcam pictures aren't going to cut it.