Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Today I am blogging in a way that I have never blogged before. I am sitting in the college library in a full 16th century costume complete with two foot high white wig. Yes I am dressed as Marie Antoinette. Yes the person sitting behind me cannot see over my wig and yes I have gotten A LOT of funny looks.
You might ask why I am sitting her in full period costume and I would say because it is fun. Also College is having a costume competition where the winning contestant wins a $100 GIFT CARD FOR BOOKS! Yes, you heard right, 100 BUCKS! I am really hoping to win. One of my older sisters pulled a couple of all nighters to finish my costume in a matter of days, resulting in a beautiful costume that I sure think is a winner!
It is a kind of funny costume to wear. I love the way it looks, and the way the full skirt swishes around my legs when I walk, but nobody knows who I am! After the puzzled look subsides from thier faces I have had people guess I was:
A 70s chick
and several others who just had no clue what so ever. But don't worry I get my revenge when people mistake my costume. I stand there and go through Marie Antoinette's entire history, and the detailed explanation of all the aspects of my dress.
"Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen (November 2, 17555 – October 16, 1793), known to history as Marie Antoinette, was born an Archduchess of Austria and later became Queen of France and Navarre. At fourteen, she was married to Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, the future Louis XVI. She was the mother of Louis XVII, who died in the Temple Tower at the age of ten during the French Revolution..." "...she was executed by guillotine at the height of the French Revolution in 1793 for the crime of treason although no evidence of such was proven....""...Meanwhile, the queen began to institute changes in the customs practiced at court, with the approval of the king. Some changes, such as the abolition of segregated dining spaces, had already been instituted for some time and had been met with disapproval from the older generation. More importantly was the abandonment of heavy make-up and the popular wide-hooped panniers for a more simple female look, typified first by the rustic robe à la polonaise and later by the simple muslin dress she wore in a 1783 Vigée-Le Brun portrait..."
And on... and on... and on.... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! A Homeschoolers revenge is sweet!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
When we have a math test we are alowed to leave as soon as we are finished. Today like almost every other test day, when I went to leave class there was a whole little line up of boys standing in the hallway outside our class room. Why were they standing in the hallway? Because they are twitterpated thats why! Yes its true, almost every boy in my class has a crush on one of the girls. When I pull into the parking lot I can see all the guys in my class waiting in their cars for the object of thier affection to arrive. When she gets out of her car, they quickly jump out too and pretend that they only just got there so they can walk the 1/4 of a mile to class with them.
They sit by each other, go on "study dates" walk to and from their cars together, text each other during class. It makes me a little sick to my stomach in a sweet kinda way.
Your next question might be "Well, well, well, Bodecia, does anyone walk you to and from your car? *eyebrow wiggle*". The awnser to that question would be a resounding NO. I think I am uncrushable. I don't know why, my older sister is the same way. We like to think that it is because the boys all know we are WAAAAAY out of thier league. LOL Also I think it is because we know the rules of College flirtation.
1) If you like a girl introduce yourself and ask if you can be study partners. Exchange numbers "just in case something comes up and you can't make it to class". Then let your dog convinently die and skip class. This way you can call her to get the notes and you look like a senitive guy who is responsible and commited enough to have a dog.
2) Try and get in the same lab group, that way the girl can see how smart you are and you can get to know one anouther 4 hours a week for the next 16 weeks of the semester.
3) An easy conversation starter with someone you like is "So what degree are you going for?". This leads you down an open ended conversation with the possibilities to learn all kinds of things about her.
4) Walk the same way as she does to her classes even if it means going 45 minutes out of your way so that you can casually meet up and get to know each other.
5) And if you REEEEEAAAAALLLLY like a girl after you have completed rule 3 you can switch your major, so that you two can take the same classes together for the next 4 YEARS!
So there you go the 5 easy College flirtation rules that if followed correctly will almost always end in marriage... or a restraining order.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
But what I love even more than buying things on etsy, is selling things on etsy! After years of my family and friends saying "You could sell that!", I decided to finally open a store on etsy and see what would happen. At first I only had a couple of items in my store. I didn't really do a lot with it. But as of about a month ago I started to really put the time into it. Getting a banner from my friend Fedora, filling in all the descriptions, putting my old items on sale, and uploading ten brand new ones. Last week I recieved my first purchase and since then have made almost $100 in crocheted goodies! I am so VERRRRRRRRRRY excited! I never thought I could ever actually sell anything on Etsy!
Now I am Etsy crazed. constantly checking in, making alchemy bids and crocheting like wild. If you would like to visit my Etsy store you can go to, www.bodecia.etsy.com
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My Dad took the week of work to install a new wood stove in our house. My Dad loves fire and low heating costs so it really was a win/win. I am really enjoying it too. It fills the house with the best woody-campfire smell, and there is nothing better than curling up in front of the fire. However there are some down sides.
Since the wood stove is located in our family room and needs to heat the entire house, you have to have a REALLY big fire going. The other night I was freezing when I came home from work but as soon as I stepped into the family room it was like entering an inferno, and not the fun disco kind! Also since we put the fire out when we go to bed, the heat generated slowly escapes during the night so by the time morning comes it is a bit of a shock when you crawl out from under your warm blankets.
But everything has its issues. I really am quite fond of our new wood stove. I also now have the disco inferno song stuck in my head.
....Disco, disco, burnin'.... IT'S A DISCO INFERNO!....
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Here are the official rules...
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
"None of us gets a pain-free life. Not even the women whose life and appearance look so perfect... from a distance. To be alive means that we are and have been wounded. Longfellow said, 'If we could see into the secret lives of even our enemies we would find enough suffering and sorrow there to end all hostilities.' "
This really made me stop. To think that the person who cut you off in traffic today is suffering. That the cranky check out lady could be going through a divorce, that the woman who is always so annoyingly clingy is simply desperate for a friend, breaks my heart. All the times I have said things and jumped to conclusions. All the times I have been so quick to judge instead of help. Maybe that villain was really a damsel in distress.
"Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other." Galatians 5:14-15
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Who is behind this evil plan you might be wondering. It would have to be someone deeply disturbed and yet seemingly innocent. Someone you would never expect in a million years. Oh the sick creatures are all that and more! Gaze upon the face of EVIL!!!!!!!
Yes, I am talking about Dolphins (this is where I lost the NSA). Seriously though, think about it. According to wikkipedia.com Dolphins are second in intelligence only to humans. Now do you honestly believe that a creature capable of that kind of intelligence would be satisfied simply jumping through hoops at sea world for fish? I DON'T THINK SO!
Dolphins are evil I tell you! But I am not the only one who thinks so. Here is a portion of a very informative article by the ultimate guide to dolphins. It explains some of the dolphins, shall I say, devious behavior.
"So what have researchers learned about dolphin intelligence?
Dolphin researcher Pieter Arend Folkens tells this story: "Since trash can be dangerous to dolphins if ingested, some of the animals at Marine World Africa USA were trained to retrieve the trash and return it to the trainer for a reinforcement reward.
"A trainer would come out onto the floating stage and a dolphin would perform a tail stand with a piece of trash in its mouth. The trainer would then reward the dolphin with a bit of fish.
"One day the lead trainer went through the routine only to notice that the dolphin kept coming back with a piece of trash even though the tank appeared clean. The trainer asked a colleague to go below to the engineer's port to observe what the dolphin was doing when a trainer came out on the float. The trainer came out on the float and sure enough, the dolphin quickly showed up with a piece of trash and got his reward.
"The scam was revealed! This dolphin had established a savings account of sorts. He collected all the trash and stuffed it in a bag wedged in a corner of the tank near the intake of the filtering system. In there was paper, rope, and all sorts of trash. The amazing thing is that when he went to the bank he did not simply take a piece, rather he would tear a bit off to maximize the return.
"This behavior is particularly interesting because it shows that the dolphin had a sense of the future and delayed gratification. He had enough presence to realize that a big piece of trash got the same reward as a small piece, so why not deliver only small pieces to keep the extra food coming? He in effect had trained the humans."
If they can save up trash each day waiting for a reward, how much more likely are they to save up intelligence waiting for WORLD DOMINATION!
Now certain individuals have brought up the fact that it would be impossible for Dolphins to take complete control over the world seeing as they are limited to staying in bodies of water. I have two words for these individuals... GLOBAL WARMING! I don't know how they are doing it, but the are melting the polar ice caps so that they can flood the world. With this accomplished they will be able to go anywhere they want.
If you are still not convinced this clip from a national geographic special should do the trick. "The True Nature of Dolphins"I hope you found this post informative and I also hope that it will help you to take more care when it comes to... DOLPHINS!
Monday, July 28, 2008
While we were there we met the cast of "Highschool Musical". Zac and Griffith really hit it off.
We had loaned some friends our motor home and they brought it back on Sunday morning. Dad usually backs it on top of a small hill by our house. But Dad wasn't home and Mom thought she new a better way of parking it. Why not just pull straight up the hill? Here is why.It was successfully stuck and after about two hours of my brother and neighbor trying to pull it out with a tractor and a lot of chain, and a good deal of pushing on Griffith's part, they decided to call a tow truck. I had to leave for work and while I was on my way I passed a GI-NORMOUS tow truck. "Whoa! Where is that going?" I asked Griffith and then I realized it was going to my house! Griffith and I had so much fun this week! Thanks so much my dear sweet friends for my fun new buddy!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Look at that face! Could it get any cuter? Wait... I think I have an idea... PERFECT!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Unfortunately in real life it can be hard to tell the Good Guys from the Villains. Wouldn't it be nice if they really did walk around in capes followed by the occasional flash of lightening. Instead they hide behind paper smiles and cranky additudes.
How do you know when someone is a villain in disguise or simply having a bad day? How do you know if someone is evil or you just quite simply don't get along. When do you offer grace and a second chance and when do you just learn to keep away?
Then there are the so called "Good Guys". Why is it that the people you put the most trust in always seem to hurt you the worst. Why is it that just when you decide that some one is good you discover that they have been out to get you the whole time. How can you trust someone when you know that they will ultimately let you down?
Now yes I know that we are all humans, filled with selfish desires and ambitions to be good. But being created in the image of God but being a fallen creature really adds up to one heck of a dichotomy. Wouldn't life be simpler if it was just like Saturday morning cartoons...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
His name would be Frank, that is if Oods had names.
I would provide a link to the pattern but unfortunately the designer is currently being sued by BBC for copy right infringement. Oops...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Today was a good day. We got up early and went to Target, Joann's where I bought the stuff for this afghan and then we went to the library (which is always fun!). I found some really cool new books explaining how to make dog sized furniture, a sofa out of card board and a really cute hat.
On the way home we stopped by my favorite restaurant Pei Wei, and ordered some of their crab won tons! YUM, I love those things! Then when we got home, I discovered I had some extra company in the form of a small tick that I have named Ted. He had been riding around on my upper thigh all day. So we made a small side trip to the emergency room, that got me out of work and gave me a chance to read my new books.
The Doctor (not THE Doctor, our Family Doctor) said everything was fine though and gave me some antibiotics just in case. But the best part is he says he also prescribes that drug for acne so maybe it will get rid of the BIG zit on my forehead!
When we got home from the Doctor's office, we did some cleaning before our company arrives and now I am sitting on the computer contentedly writing this post, listening to my new Doctor Who CD and eating a cookie.
Today was a good day but now it is time to get back to work. I will say more later...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
One of my sisters brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some college start up money and the other gave me a wonderful SUITCASE! Now let me just explain that I have a slight obsession with luggage especially hard side luggage. I have been wanting my own suitcase for about 3 years but have not had the money to buy a nice one. So lets just say that I was thoroughly excited (i.e. jumping up and down screaming) when I saw it.
The rest of the day was just as good with my friends and family coming in and out bringing me cards full of well wishes and gifts. It was so nice to sit and talk. I felt so loved.
But graduating is bringing changes (although not as many as I had thought) such as marking the transition from Mr. and Mrs. to first names with many of my friends parents (WEIRD!) Now I am constantly like "Mr. Smi... I mean.... Jim..."
One of the coolest things about my open house though had to be the cake. Mom, Emily and I went to go order a sheet cake from Costco, but all the had was the exact same graduation cake that Stacy and every other graduate has had. A cake with a hat and some flowers. Well I am not like every other graduate. I wanted something different. So we started looking over the templates and I found the perfect one! A cake meant for a baby shower with a giant STORK on it! It was AMAZING. So we had the decorater's leave off the baby stuff, change the colors and put a graduation cap on it and this is what I ended up with...
Isn't it cool! Mom said that storks are usually only symbolic of one thing however and I said "Yes it represents my new birth as a College Student!" and Emily quickly added "Besides Mom, it's not a stork... Its a mutated Beaver!" LOL
So there it is... My fantastic day. Probably one of the best in my life. I couldn't ask for anything more...
Friday, June 27, 2008
We laughed for awhile over it, until Stacy came up with a scathingly brilliant idea. Why don't we anonymously order some corned beef hash for someone in the restaurant and have the waitress deliver it! She was just joking but when it came time to pay I asked the waitress if it was possible to order one more thing. "Sure" the waitress said "what can I getcha". "One order of corned beef hash please, and could you deliver it to the table over there." I pointed to the table behind us where a little boy had sat and pulled one of my friends hair for most of the meal. "You want it for that table?" The waitress asked a little confused. "Yes please. Can you do that?" I asked "Sure.. I guess so". We left the restaurant trying very hard not to burst into giggles and even harder not to stare at the table we had sent that unusual dish to. When we got outside however there was an explosion of laughter. "Did you see that waitress' face!" "I would love to see the little boy's face when he eats it!" I think the funniest thing however was when my friend said, "That's what I like most about you Bo, you can order corned beef hash as if it was the most normal thing in the world!"
But this was not the last of this weeks shenanigans. Tonight at work my manager asked me if I could cover the fitting room for 15 minutes while someone went on their break. Well I usually don't mind the fitting room but tonight it was really REALLY boring. So I decided to mix it up a little by using a fake accent. I thought a little while about what one to use. I can do a pretty funny Indian accent but I didn't think I was going to be able to sell it, maybe a pirate but then again I didn't want people to go running from the fitting room in horror, so I decided on a British accent.
My first customer walked in the door and I greeted them with a cherry "Ello!" and proceeded to use my British accent. Now you have to understand when I say "British" it really sounds something more like an Australian who has been living in the hills of Tennessee for the past five years trying to speak with a mouth full of mashed potatoes. But despit how bad it sounded I did it. This customer was perfect for this because she was the kind who wants you to walk around the store and go shopping with them. So almost the entire 15 minutes was spent in active conversation with her. It sounded something like this "Oh that looks absolutely smashing on you. Quite brilliant in fact!" A couple of times she had to ask me to repeat myself! It was so funny! But the best part was that a little while later I got to ring her up, but I DIDN'T use my British accent. She looked at me quizzically for a few minutes but I guess she decided not to ask because she didn't say anything.
So the moral of this post is if you are ever in need of a good laugh, buy someone in a restaurant a strange dish or go somewhere and use a really bad, incredibly overdone accent. It is HILARIOUS and it made my day.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The oldest at 7 said that he wanted a Penguin. I searched and searched for a penguin pattern but could not find one anywhere! When I finally found on it was so insanely difficult I could not even decipher the pattern. So we ended up going with a manta ray which was his second choice. I found the pattern at Roman Sock
The younger at 5 said he just wanted a white bunny. So that was what he got. I found the pattern here
Both of these patterns were SUPER easy. But just a comment on the bunny pattern. I have used that pattern twice and each time I have almost abandoned the project before it is finished. You get about halfway through and the poor thing looks so homely and deformed that it makes you want
Unfortunately I didn't get a good picture of the Manta Ray before I gave it to away but here are some pictures of the bunny and of the boys with their new toys!
Projects in the Works...
- A box of knitted bears for the Mother Bear Project
- A crocheted nativity that I started for my Mom for Christmas
- A bag I started for Emily for Christmas
- An Alice in Wonderland Doll
- A large plush mustache
- An Ood plushie for my friend Fedora
- Two Narwhals...
Projects Being Procrastinated
- A Doctor Who doll for Stacy
- An Ipod Case for Stacy
- A Dragon
- A Painting for 4-H
- A Gnome Chunkie Book
- 3 Wizard of Oz trading Cards
- A gnome project for a swap
- A nativity to sell to a friend of mine
- And a Master Doll
Yes I am going to be a very busy girl...