It's almost time...

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Sep 302008

For Sassy Burrito to turn ONE!

Here she is almost 12 months ago…

Who would have thought that I would have let her live a whole year???? Hmmm… though the year isn’t up yet. And considering last night she DESTROYED a pillow that I knit, then woke us up at midnight with insane barking… maybe we should run a bet on whether she makes it to her birthday!
The cute. It is all that saves her ass…

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For Sassy Burrito to turn ONE!

Here she is almost 12 months ago…

Who would have thought that I would have let her live a whole year???? Hmmm… though the year isn’t up yet. And considering last night she DESTROYED a pillow that I knit, then woke us up at midnight with insane barking… maybe we should run a bet on whether she makes it to her birthday!
The cute. It is all that saves her ass…

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It's almost time...

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Sep 302008

For Sassy Burrito to turn ONE!

Here she is almost 12 months ago…

Who would have thought that I would have let her live a whole year???? Hmmm… though the year isn’t up yet. And considering last night she DESTROYED a pillow that I knit, then woke us up at midnight with insane barking… maybe we should run a bet on whether she makes it to her birthday!
The cute. It is all that saves her ass…

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More on that Carole King thing...

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Sep 292008

Whew! It has been busy here! I meant to post more on Carole King being in my coffee shop, but ended up getting busy with knitting, book stuff, and catering!
Anyway, the basic rundown:

Carole King was in Indiana stumping for Obama. We got a call on Monday from the Obama campaign office, asking if they could do a small luncheon with about 15 people, and possibly Carole King. “Cool with me, I’ll reserve some tables for you”. Easy enough right? Um. No.
Tuesday morning, we’re serving our first couple customers of the day, when the phone rings. Dan picks it up, and the call goes something like this:

K(caller, who didn’t block her caller id): Is the manager available?
D(Dan of course): I’m the owner, what can I do for you. (thinking it’s someone calling in an order)
K: Is Carole King going to be at your shop today?
D: Um, I think so. They’ve requested some seats for lunch.
K: Well, I just want you to know, I believe in freedom of speech and all, but that is JUST RIDICULOUS!!!! You’re going to let a COMMUNIST MUSLIM enter your shop… I just, I am NEVER coming in there again.
D:*crickets*
K: I am going to see you CLOSED DOWN. How DARE YOU!! (and on, and on, until she hung up)
D: Neato. She didn’t block her number! *dials the po po*

So we filed a report, made sure the cops understood she didn’t threaten us, but we wanted a record of the call in case she was as crazy as she sounded.
Seriously though. I have my politics. And Dan has his politics. The coffee shop? No politics. If McCains people wanted to rent out some seats and give me their monies.. no problem.

Regardless of the crazies, Carole King was AWESOME! She was so nice. And that 15 person luncheon? More like 50 person. But everyone was cool, and friendly. We called our worker Carly in, and no one waited more than 45 seconds for a drink. We were on fire!

Here are pics from the event: (as always, click on the pic to make it bigger)

She had some very positive things to say. Her overall message was: “Voted Republican in the past couple elections? How’s that working out for you”?

I was also impressed by how she took the time to talk to everyone that came out to see her. She signed stuff, took pictures, shook hands… she gave her time to every single person there. It was great!

And instead of shutting out biz down, we actually had a lot of people come in because of it! One person wanted to know where she stood and where she sat so they could stand/sit there. Another couple had seen she was at a coffee house on the news, and called every place until they realized it was us. Pretty cool experience overall!

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More on that Carole King thing...

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Sep 292008

Whew! It has been busy here! I meant to post more on Carole King being in my coffee shop, but ended up getting busy with knitting, book stuff, and catering!
Anyway, the basic rundown:

Carole King was in Indiana stumping for Obama. We got a call on Monday from the Obama campaign office, asking if they could do a small luncheon with about 15 people, and possibly Carole King. “Cool with me, I’ll reserve some tables for you”. Easy enough right? Um. No.
Tuesday morning, we’re serving our first couple customers of the day, when the phone rings. Dan picks it up, and the call goes something like this:

K(caller, who didn’t block her caller id): Is the manager available?
D(Dan of course): I’m the owner, what can I do for you. (thinking it’s someone calling in an order)
K: Is Carole King going to be at your shop today?
D: Um, I think so. They’ve requested some seats for lunch.
K: Well, I just want you to know, I believe in freedom of speech and all, but that is JUST RIDICULOUS!!!! You’re going to let a COMMUNIST MUSLIM enter your shop… I just, I am NEVER coming in there again.
D:*crickets*
K: I am going to see you CLOSED DOWN. How DARE YOU!! (and on, and on, until she hung up)
D: Neato. She didn’t block her number! *dials the po po*

So we filed a report, made sure the cops understood she didn’t threaten us, but we wanted a record of the call in case she was as crazy as she sounded.
Seriously though. I have my politics. And Dan has his politics. The coffee shop? No politics. If McCains people wanted to rent out some seats and give me their monies.. no problem.

Regardless of the crazies, Carole King was AWESOME! She was so nice. And that 15 person luncheon? More like 50 person. But everyone was cool, and friendly. We called our worker Carly in, and no one waited more than 45 seconds for a drink. We were on fire!

Here are pics from the event: (as always, click on the pic to make it bigger)

She had some very positive things to say. Her overall message was: “Voted Republican in the past couple elections? How’s that working out for you”?

I was also impressed by how she took the time to talk to everyone that came out to see her. She signed stuff, took pictures, shook hands… she gave her time to every single person there. It was great!

And instead of shutting out biz down, we actually had a lot of people come in because of it! One person wanted to know where she stood and where she sat so they could stand/sit there. Another couple had seen she was at a coffee house on the news, and called every place until they realized it was us. Pretty cool experience overall!

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More on that Carole King thing...

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Sep 292008

Whew! It has been busy here! I meant to post more on Carole King being in my coffee shop, but ended up getting busy with knitting, book stuff, and catering!
Anyway, the basic rundown:

Carole King was in Indiana stumping for Obama. We got a call on Monday from the Obama campaign office, asking if they could do a small luncheon with about 15 people, and possibly Carole King. “Cool with me, I’ll reserve some tables for you”. Easy enough right? Um. No.
Tuesday morning, we’re serving our first couple customers of the day, when the phone rings. Dan picks it up, and the call goes something like this:

K(caller, who didn’t block her caller id): Is the manager available?
D(Dan of course): I’m the owner, what can I do for you. (thinking it’s someone calling in an order)
K: Is Carole King going to be at your shop today?
D: Um, I think so. They’ve requested some seats for lunch.
K: Well, I just want you to know, I believe in freedom of speech and all, but that is JUST RIDICULOUS!!!! You’re going to let a COMMUNIST MUSLIM enter your shop… I just, I am NEVER coming in there again.
D:*crickets*
K: I am going to see you CLOSED DOWN. How DARE YOU!! (and on, and on, until she hung up)
D: Neato. She didn’t block her number! *dials the po po*

So we filed a report, made sure the cops understood she didn’t threaten us, but we wanted a record of the call in case she was as crazy as she sounded.
Seriously though. I have my politics. And Dan has his politics. The coffee shop? No politics. If McCains people wanted to rent out some seats and give me their monies.. no problem.

Regardless of the crazies, Carole King was AWESOME! She was so nice. And that 15 person luncheon? More like 50 person. But everyone was cool, and friendly. We called our worker Carly in, and no one waited more than 45 seconds for a drink. We were on fire!

Here are pics from the event: (as always, click on the pic to make it bigger)

She had some very positive things to say. Her overall message was: “Voted Republican in the past couple elections? How’s that working out for you”?

I was also impressed by how she took the time to talk to everyone that came out to see her. She signed stuff, took pictures, shook hands… she gave her time to every single person there. It was great!

And instead of shutting out biz down, we actually had a lot of people come in because of it! One person wanted to know where she stood and where she sat so they could stand/sit there. Another couple had seen she was at a coffee house on the news, and called every place until they realized it was us. Pretty cool experience overall!

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Sep 232008

Just left my coffee shop…

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Just left my coffee shop…

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Just left my coffee shop…

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Derby Stitch And Bitch

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Sep 172008

Right after our newbies joined the league, I held a Stitch and Bitch at our house. Why have I not discussed this in over a month you ask?
Well you see, this Stitch and Bitch involved about 15 or more ladies crammed into my house, the boys kicked down the street to a bar called the Blind Pig, needles, yarn, Jason Statham movies and my famous Pomegranate Martinis and Strawberry Jam Surprise. My pictures of the event all kind of look like this:
Why did I take a picture of messy yarn on the floor? No idea. I also, somehow, managed to give knitting instructions to about 4 people at once, while knitting jammer hats myself, and working on what was probably my 5th or 6th drink… AND catcalling Jason Statham during Crank. (If you’ve seen Crank, you understand)
It was a great night though, and I can’t wait till the next one! The boys crashed our party around midnight, having survived their first experience at the Pig. I’m very excited that the bar is survivable, as it’s within walking distance from our house. It will be nice to go out for a beer without worrying about a driver.
I did get this pick of Farrah Foxhit and Josephine Boneapart:

Farrah was cross stitching and Josephine was making a sock kitty. I wish I had gotten a better picture of it because it was totally cute! Though I have to admit, I love that this picture just looks all kinds of wrong! What are you doing to that kitty Josephine???
Farrah is my derby “little sis”. This means that I help her out if she has questions, that sort of thing. Though I’m trying to convince her that it also means she has to carry my skate bag and wash my stinky pads… but I don’t think I have her convinced!
I can not express my love of our fresh meat enough! Though I guess they aren’t fresh meat anymore, as they have a brand new team name now! The Warning Belles! I love it! I love, love, hearing the JV coach go, “Belles over to this wall”! I think it compliments the Tornado Sirens really well. Some of them have been jumping in on scrimmages, and really working their butts off. We’re having a great time so far! I can’t wait until we get further into the season!

Speaking of practice space, I realize I haven’t shown a pic of our new spot yet!

Those are the benches that Rick made us! It was so touching when we walked in and saw those! It was not so touching when he flipped them over and had us do crunches on them! Or when he showed us the brand new calf raise benches he made us!
But he did make the bathroom twice as big, so everything else can be forgiven!

Finally, last but not least, my new gloves. Well, not MY new gloves as I’m going to sell them next month, but pretty gloves that I made. I’m fond of the lovely purple tones, and I’m going to be a teeny bit sad to see them go!

I need to weave in the ends… boo.

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