Oh the 80’s were so awesome

January 28, 2009 @ 1:14 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: misc

I just saw this video and couldn’t stop cracking up. Was this really sexy back then? I wonder if he dances around his bedroom like this when no one is looking. My favorite part is when he rips off his flashdance shirt and then puts on another flashdance shirt. Freaking hilarious! You just gotta love Billy Squire!

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This might be controversial and TMI, but it’s my blog!

January 21, 2009 @ 1:16 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: misc

Warning: Anyone not comfortable talking about circumcision can skip this post! I’m not debating whether it should be done or not. Hurtful/spiteful comments will be deleted.

I was very sad to find out yesterday that one of my boys needs to be circumcised (he’s 4). Not that I’m against it or anything, but to put him through the pain is upsetting. I don’t know any of the details yet, I still have to meet with the doctor to see exactly what the procedure is.

Other concerns are that none of the other boys are cut at school (the exact opposite problem from the US), so I hope it doesn’t give him a complex about it. I’m sure I’m making a bigger deal out of this than I should, but I worry about these things!

If there’s anyone who had their boy cut “after the fact” contact me? I have questions!

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Starting 2009 on the right foot

January 16, 2009 @ 4:39 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: spinning

Handspun All Spun Up sw merino in Hanauma Bay
All Spun Up sw merino in Hanauma Bay
Handspun All Spun Up merino/alpaca blend in Mauna Kea
All Spun Up merino/alpaca blend in Mauna Kea
Handspun FatCatKnits falkland in
FatCatKnits Falkland in “Of Royalty”

Hi everyone! Happy new year! It’s been awhile since I last posted, eh? I have been very lax about posting as well as reading y’all’s blogs. I decided to clear out my “cache” of unread posts and start anew for 2009. Let’s hope I can keep it up. So I apologize to you if I haven’t been commenting lately!

So, what have I been up to? I had a wonderful 4 weeks in Hawaii with my family. Christmas was great and the boys got a lot of new clothes! OK, they aren’t too happy about the clothes part, but I sure am! We went to the beach almost every day (even though it rained a lot) and the boys got a super wicked tan! They also got to tour the local fire station and they sat in the fire truck and got to see all their “stuff”. The firemen in Kailua are so nice! We also had a tour of the police department since a friend of ours is a detective. It wasn’t too interesting for the kids, but it was for the adults. Did you know that the Honolulu Police Department is one of the oldest in the nation? It was started 10 years before New York City’s! Also, their first police chief was a king – King Kamehameha III! Pretty cool. The boys got to sit in a police car as well as on the motorcycles, they enjoyed that a lot! My husband wasn’t able to join us on our vacation, but he was such a sweetheart and bought me an iTouch for Christmas even though I repeatedly told him we can’t afford it. I love it though, even though touching those tiny letters is a pain.

Also on my trip, I got to meet a couple of my idols – KnottyNaomi and hizKnits!!! I’ll save that for the next post, don’t want to overwhelm ya.

Since I was gone, I didn’t spin AT ALL for a month. It was torture. I missed my wheel terribly! All I want to do for a couple of days is spin spin spin! I forgot to post a few pictures of some finished spins so I’ll do that now.

I’m hoping that I will get off my lazy ass and start posting regularly. We’ll see…

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What does bockstark mean (pronounced bok-shtark)? My crazy German friend, Matthias, made that word up to mean "really cool" and says that it is catching on in Garmisch. So I am helping him popularize the word! I thought if I ever opened a yarn store, I would call it "Bockstark Yarns". This blog is all about my projects, yarns and crazy ideas related to knitting and other crafts. Contact me at bockstark.knits(at)gmail(dot)com.