Crafting · New Hobbies

How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

It’s no secret that my favorite part of any hobby is thinking of all the pretty things I can buy. Pretty yarns, pretty thread, pretty fabric, etc. So when JoAnn’s fabric decided to leave their awful location at a super busy intersection and move in just down the street from us, it would have been…… Continue reading How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

Crafting · Failure

Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

An interesting thing happened to me on my travels recently; I found myself irritated that I didn’t have my crocheting with me! I realize that doesn’t sound weird from most people’s point of view, but in all the time I’ve been knitting/crocheting, I’ve never actually missed the actual act of knitting/crocheting. This is doubley true…… Continue reading Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

Music and Art

The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

The flute is my new favorite accessory. It’s shiny and silver so it clashes beautifully with my skin tone. It also has practical uses, like poking things. In particular, it’s great for pointing out hairball vomit on the carpet to Adam when you don’t want to get near it because it’s gross and he needs…… Continue reading The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

Music and Art · New Hobbies

Teaching Yourself To Play An Instrument (Or How I Permanently Scarred My Cat)

I decided to start playing my flute today. I’ve been promising myself I’d start playing again for over 2 years now and I finally did it! (Mostly so I would have something to write about so I guess this blog really is doing it’s job.) I was a little worried that writing about a beginner…… Continue reading Teaching Yourself To Play An Instrument (Or How I Permanently Scarred My Cat)

Games · Social Hobbies

Harry Potter Could Ruin Your Relationship (Or How My Cat Figured Out Life Faster Than I Did)

So I’m giving board games a try. (Not that I haven’t played board games before. I just meant trying them as an actual hobby. Geez – don’t be so judgey!) I’ve always enjoyed board games, although I’ve always primarily stuck to the classics – Monopoly, Sorry, Scrabble, etc. A friend recently introduced me to Ticket…… Continue reading Harry Potter Could Ruin Your Relationship (Or How My Cat Figured Out Life Faster Than I Did)

Reflection

How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Webster’s dictionary defines “success” … eww. No. I can’t even joke about how awful that cliche is. In fairness though, I did kind of struggle writing this post. Not for any insightful or intellectual reason – mostly because I’m tired and it’s an inhumane 8 degrees outside. Anyway, you’re probably thinking, “What monsters raised this woman -…… Continue reading How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Failure · Reflection

Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried

This is actually going to be 2 lists – “the things I’ve tried and failed at” and “the things I know how to do but for some reason don’t.” The Things I’ve Tried and Failed At: Sports. In all forms. I’m pretty lazy by nature and running around just to get all sweaty is just…ugh.…… Continue reading Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried