Aug 22, 2006

Letter to a Bike

Dear June,

I am sorry I called you a fat bitch the other day when I was trying to wrestle you into the garage. In hindsight, it's clear that it was my fault for failing to clear a path for you and for leaving your dedicated garage door opener somewhere in the house. Again, I'm sorry.

What I meant to say was that I am so very happy that your big bones are so strong and made of steel so you could bring these home from the library:

June Booty

Love, amandamonkey

Interesting vid

With apologies to my Funky Scarf Swap Pal

Dear Funky Pal,

I'm so excited about this swap and to 'meet' you! I hope these answers help you design and that you have a great vacation!

xo, amandamonkey

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?

Do you prefer any fibers over others?
I prefer natural fibers but really interesting or soft synthetics are fun, too.

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky!

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern?

What are your favorite colors?
Green, red, orange. Ocean colors. Chocolate.

What is your favorite piece of art?
This is a hard one, but Dali's Person at the Window has most recently grabbed my attention.

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face?
Yellow. I'm pretty pale, so darker shades usually look better than pastels.

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl?
They would both be well-received. I don't currently have a cowl...

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf?
long and thin

What is the climate like where you live?
C-O-L-D in the winter, sometimes breezy cool in the summer, too, since I live near the lake.

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe?
Either. I've been known to wear a funky scarf at work and layer it with a wool scarf to keep warm on my walk home. ;-)

What else would you like your partner to know about you?
I'm receptive to lots of things and don't want to get too specific here because I just want to see what you come up with! If you want to know the most about me in the shortest amount of time, this post and this post are good places to go.

I love Ashley.

You never would've guessed it, though, based on my silence on this-here blog (Ashley! Please forgive me for waiting SO LONG to post about your awesome visit!).

A couple of weeks ago, Ashley was in town and was generous enough to stop by the North Shore to see ME!

As she so eloquently said, it was SO GREAT to meet a true blue blog friend and make her a real-live friend. I was a little nervous before she came, but y'all, she is even more beautiful and creative and fun and everything than on her blog and it felt totally normal after only 5 minutes! Strangely, neither one of us took many pictures, but here is a fun one of her photographing a mitt and an Izze in my backyard:


Something you may not glean from her site is that she is also very sneaky. She left these little gifts from The Spice House and Paper Source in my bathroom right before she left. They were purchased right in front of me, that's how sneaky she is!

The lavendar sugar is delish on buttered toast.

Thanks again, Ashley! I can't wait to see you again!

BTW, if you haven't already, go over and wish her a belated Happy Birthday and check out her latest, most marvelous projects (Hey, Ashley, you should join the Flickr Amy Butler Group and post those big beauties).

Bloglines tells me I have over 500 unread blogs. So, could each and every one of you stop writing for the next, oh, month or so while I catch up? Pretty please?