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tashabear
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what a great evening
Wolfie called me from work at about a quarter to seven. He took the bike to work today. No band practice tonight, apparently one of the members just had emergency surgery (he's okay, but off his feet for a bit). He wasn't on his way home, though -- he was out of gas. Apparently there was some water in the tank, and that caused his fuel gauge to lie. So I had to get dressed, crawl through the garage to find the gas can, go get gas, and go rescue him. Of course, I negotiated for a ride afterwards...

It was so nice. We took off from his work, away from Lawrence, and went from the center of Andover to the center of Middleton, about a fifteen minute ride. I have short stumpy arms, so hanging onto Wolfie (there is no sissy bar on his bike) gets tiring very quickly, and we found a place to eat just when I needed to stretch my back. We had quite the fried food feast -- fries, onion rings, cheese sticks, and chicken fingers, all for about $15. Definitely going to have to go back there again.

I'm going to have to start carrying little wetnaps in my backpack when Wolfie and I are riding. He only has a 3/4 coverage helmet (instead of a full face helmet like mine), and he had bugs all over him. He used to have a full face helmet, but he says it got all fogged up. Mine has vents at the forehead and chin that keep it from fogging. It's actually really comfy, as long as I get my hair off my ears when I put it on so I can get my glasses back on (I have to take them off to get the helmet on).

And when we got home, we watched the season finale of Mad Mad House. I know I've never mentioned it before, so I'll just say this. I'm glad it turned out the way it did. Jamie and Nichole are very classy ladies. And Eric from North Andover... watch your back, you scum sucking slimeball. I wanna hit you in the head with a shovel.

Last but far from least, my wedding dress is assembled. It would have been done earlier, but I went out to rescue Wolfie. Now I just have to iron the seams open (may have to hand stitch some gore points inorder to make that happen) and finish the seams so they don't fray. I'll probably fix the gore points and press the seams open, but I can't do any stitching down until it gets fitted. Ponderponder... fitting, then restitching, then ripping the old seam and pressing open, seam finishing and then hemming. Can't hem if the seams aren't finished. I really want to herringbone the seams of my dress in white or gold, but I don't know if I'll have time. Maybe I'll straight stitch the turned-under seam allowances on the machine and go back and do the decorative stitching later.

I'm loving my new sewing machine, whom I have named Jeanette. Now that I've figured out that I need to set the tension super-high (I'm told by a reliable source that having to do that is normal for "techie" machines), it's running beautifully, and I'm digging the thread cutter on the side. All in all, I have to repeat my constant mantra that everything happens for a reason, and if I had to kill my other machine to get this one that will see me through the next several years of garb sewing without complaint, then I'm not going to complain.

Oh, and just so it doesn't feel left out, here's a shout-out to my beloved Jaguar serger, Serge. Love you, baby! (Yes, I talk to my machines. Otherwise they act up on me.)

i feel: silly silly

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ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: April 30th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Mad mad house

And when we got home, we watched the season finale of Mad Mad House. I know I've never mentioned it before, so I'll just say this. I'm glad it turned out the way it did. Jamie and Nichole are very classy ladies. And Eric from North Andover... watch your back, you scum sucking slimeball. I wanna hit you in the head with a shovel.

Ooooh, you watched that too? I didn't know Eric was from MA. I only started watching about halfway through, but I totally agree with you. I was really pleased with the way it turned out, and was really happy that Jamie won. Seeing all the former guests at dinner made me sure that the best possible ones ended up in the final two. I thought the rites of passage were great, and was really impressed with both of them. I was rooting for Jamie, (mostly because Nicole just seemed so sure she was going to win) but also because she really was, in my opinion, the winner. I wouldn't have been too disappointed if Nicole had won though. I'm so glad that they got rid of Eric in time. His confessionals were making me gag.

Ok, yeah, I'm a geek. I was prepared to HATE the show, and loved it. It wasn't at all what I thought it would be. I loved all the Alts, except I kinda thought Don was a nerd. Until I saw him bowling, now that was cool. :P
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 30th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Mad mad house

Dammit, I missed the bowling. I didn't get home till the suspension trial started, and then I didn't realize I'd missed something nifty like that till I was reading the website. Maybe they'll replay it next week.

I'm looking forward to see who's on the Alt cast for the next season; I may know one of them from LJ.
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: April 30th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Mad mad house

I have the episode saved on my DVR, and I've been meaning to figure out if I can tape something from the DVR to the VCR.

I'll give it a try, and if I can, I'll let you know. Yes, the bowling vampire is worth it. I was really annoyed with Don until I saw that. Good stuff.

Hopefully they replay it, and you can see it. I'm all ready for next season too! Wheeee!
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: April 30th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Machines...

Oh yeah, I talk to my machines too. I just fired up my new one, and so far I'm pretty pleased with it. I got it for my birthday last year, but haven't had a chance to use it, because I didn't have any fabric. I have a whole sewing room full of fabric at my Moms in AZ, but couldn't really justify the cost of shipping it here, so I'm starting over.

I pulled it out to sew some new trim on a cotehardie, and when I was finished, I just sat there staring at the machine, like, I can't possibly be done already, I must have something else I can sew??? So I hemmed some pants, and started looking for stuff to mend. ;P

I've officially been bit by the sewing bug again. Watch all my spare $$ go to the fabric store...yay!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 30th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Machines...

I spent $170 for fabric for the wedding (not including the stuff I bought from Freya at Crown last fall), and I got 23 yards of linen, at no less than 54" wide. That'll outfit 7 people. I think I did all right!

(Still need some white linen, though; don't like what I have for white at the moment.)
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