juldea: (Knitallthethings)
Knitters/crocheters!

This website is awesome!  http://customyarn.com/

It's the lastest version of the custom yarn builder from Yarnia, Inc, which is a yarn store in Portland, OR that I like.  (I have worked online with the owner before, and I've visited the shop while in the area.)  It is awesome and intuitive and makes fantastic yarn.


It's still in beta, so give feedback here: sales@yarniapdx.com
juldea: (Knitallthethings)
Knitters/crocheters!

This website is awesome!  http://customyarn.com/

It's the lastest version of the custom yarn builder from Yarnia, Inc, which is a yarn store in Portland, OR that I like.  (I have worked online with the owner before, and I've visited the shop while in the area.)  It is awesome and intuitive and makes fantastic yarn.


It's still in beta, so give feedback here: sales@yarniapdx.com
juldea: (99 Mooninites)
Awesome bifecta today! Groupon is 50% off at Petsi Pies and LivingSocial is 50% off at The Garment District! Mmmm, pie and costuming.
juldea: (99 Mooninites)
Awesome bifecta today! Groupon is 50% off at Petsi Pies and LivingSocial is 50% off at The Garment District! Mmmm, pie and costuming.
juldea: (bicycle)
I didn't intend to, but I rode almost 10 miles today! (According to gmap-pedometer.com - thank you [livejournal.com profile] anitra for introducing me to it.) I rode from my house to the Cambridgeside Galleria, where I had an eye exam, and shopped a little for glasses and other things. While there I got a call from [livejournal.com profile] siderea and set up a time to meet her in Davis Square a little later, so I rode there. At some point there I realized that one of my purchases from the mall had fallen out of my tote bag along the way (follow the saga of asking the b0st0n LJ community to find my underwear here.) siderea and I had dinner at Boston Burger Company (excellent), and then I retraced part of my route back through Inman Square before giving up and returning home.

My butt hurts. I'm not certain if I will end up needing a new seat, or if I just wasn't used to it and rode 10 miles on it! My knees and back are a little sore, but only a slight bit. I'm fairly certain I still need to adjust the seat height a little higher, even if it means more discomfort when stopped. Camberville is hilly and I change gears a lot, but the gears available on my bike are good for this and my ride is comfortable! All of which add up to A+++, will ride again. Maybe to work tomorrow, unless my butt is bruised.

Also, endorphins are a nice thing, and I hope you all support my getting hooked on them.
juldea: (bicycle)
I didn't intend to, but I rode almost 10 miles today! (According to gmap-pedometer.com - thank you [livejournal.com profile] anitra for introducing me to it.) I rode from my house to the Cambridgeside Galleria, where I had an eye exam, and shopped a little for glasses and other things. While there I got a call from [livejournal.com profile] siderea and set up a time to meet her in Davis Square a little later, so I rode there. At some point there I realized that one of my purchases from the mall had fallen out of my tote bag along the way (follow the saga of asking the b0st0n LJ community to find my underwear here.) siderea and I had dinner at Boston Burger Company (excellent), and then I retraced part of my route back through Inman Square before giving up and returning home.

My butt hurts. I'm not certain if I will end up needing a new seat, or if I just wasn't used to it and rode 10 miles on it! My knees and back are a little sore, but only a slight bit. I'm fairly certain I still need to adjust the seat height a little higher, even if it means more discomfort when stopped. Camberville is hilly and I change gears a lot, but the gears available on my bike are good for this and my ride is comfortable! All of which add up to A+++, will ride again. Maybe to work tomorrow, unless my butt is bruised.

Also, endorphins are a nice thing, and I hope you all support my getting hooked on them.
juldea: (geek girl)
I have a bike!

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and I went to the yard sale we had seen advertise having a bicycle, and lo and behold, it did. A men's mountain bike, but with a smallish frame. They inflated the tires for us (it had been sitting in a garage for years) and I rode it up and down the street several times with the seat at various heights, playing with the shifters, showing chaiya my posture (as a bodyworker, she has valuable insight on these things.) What modifications might need to be done to the bike were discussed. In the end, though, it was priced at TEN DOLLARS which, if you know anything about bikes, is clearly a price put on it by someone who doesn't know any thing about bikes.

The plan we worked out is that I'll buy the ten dollar bike and all the non-specific-to-that-bike accessories that I would need to ride it around a bit: helmet w/ mirro, lights, lock, reflecting pantsleg straps. Then, ride it around a bit, specifically a week or two. If it works out, then I can spend money upgrading that particular bike (new tires, perhaps new handlebars, storage racks, fenders.) If it doesn't work out, I can probably sell it for more than $10!

I avoided the temptation to ride it to Waltham (~10m) yesterday for [livejournal.com profile] bleemoo's birthday party, but I'm about to take it down to the Cambridgeside Galleria (where I will get an eye exam to get a prescription that will get me new glasses online!)

I was right: I can at least be happy about my shop-fu. Other aspects of life, not so much. ("Stormy Weather" has been playing in my head too much lately.)
juldea: (geek girl)
I have a bike!

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and I went to the yard sale we had seen advertise having a bicycle, and lo and behold, it did. A men's mountain bike, but with a smallish frame. They inflated the tires for us (it had been sitting in a garage for years) and I rode it up and down the street several times with the seat at various heights, playing with the shifters, showing chaiya my posture (as a bodyworker, she has valuable insight on these things.) What modifications might need to be done to the bike were discussed. In the end, though, it was priced at TEN DOLLARS which, if you know anything about bikes, is clearly a price put on it by someone who doesn't know any thing about bikes.

The plan we worked out is that I'll buy the ten dollar bike and all the non-specific-to-that-bike accessories that I would need to ride it around a bit: helmet w/ mirro, lights, lock, reflecting pantsleg straps. Then, ride it around a bit, specifically a week or two. If it works out, then I can spend money upgrading that particular bike (new tires, perhaps new handlebars, storage racks, fenders.) If it doesn't work out, I can probably sell it for more than $10!

I avoided the temptation to ride it to Waltham (~10m) yesterday for [livejournal.com profile] bleemoo's birthday party, but I'm about to take it down to the Cambridgeside Galleria (where I will get an eye exam to get a prescription that will get me new glasses online!)

I was right: I can at least be happy about my shop-fu. Other aspects of life, not so much. ("Stormy Weather" has been playing in my head too much lately.)
juldea: (raverkitty)
Being a modern female who just went through some emotional issues and then met with a sudden windfall, I did what was expected: bought new shoes. (Some of you might know that my last favorite pair of sandals are dying a pretty painful death right now, and I have been bemoaning my inability to find a good replacement. These are so far doing the trick.) I got the black. Also, omg, shoes.

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare lured me to their house after dinner with promise of food and media and smoffing. Food was eaten (tasty!), media was watched (compelling!), and smoffing was smoffed (intimidating yet enticing! - but that is for another post). While walking home, I passed a pair of plastic storage carts sitting on the street. I stopped. I examined. I looked for people. I saw sign indicating people moving next week. I found a plastic bag with the note "REMOTE for the free TV/VCR that was here earlier," indicating things found on that curb were indeed possibly free stuff. So I dragged them home. Being both a scavengerenvironmentalist and a pack rat, it's hard to pass up a free item in which I can store other items.

Actually, I still had my hands full of my regular daily items, so I dragged one home and upstairs, turned on the AC (it's almost humid enough here to remind me of Oklahoma!), and went back down the street for the other. From a block away, I saw a guy examining it as I had earlier, looking around, and finally he kind of waved his arms and started walking away. So I called out, "Are you going to take it?" He turned around and said, "I'd like to, but" and whatever after that I didn't hear. I got closer, and said that there had been two, I had just finished carrying the other one home, and I was both happy to take this one or happy to let it go since there had been two. His response was, "Well, I live in Dorchester," which (as [livejournal.com profile] colin_l just learned is a significant train ride away) indicated he wasn't willing to haul it there, followed by, "Would you like a hand?" Normally my mother's warnings all my life about ditches would hold me back from accepting, but [livejournal.com profile] zapf and I recently watched Serendipity and maybe fate can only take you so far, so I said yes. But then he realized he only had a few minutes to get to the train station to get back to Dorchester (or he worried about me causing him to end up in a ditch!) and hightailed it thatway instead, the opposite direction of my house. So I dragged the other home. Yarn storage, yo.

In 9 hours, I'm meeting with [livejournal.com profile] chiaya again, and we're going to a yard sale that just might have a cheap bike for me. If that trifecta occurs, I will be something kind of like happy, at least with my shop-fu.
juldea: (raverkitty)
Being a modern female who just went through some emotional issues and then met with a sudden windfall, I did what was expected: bought new shoes. (Some of you might know that my last favorite pair of sandals are dying a pretty painful death right now, and I have been bemoaning my inability to find a good replacement. These are so far doing the trick.) I got the black. Also, omg, shoes.

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare lured me to their house after dinner with promise of food and media and smoffing. Food was eaten (tasty!), media was watched (compelling!), and smoffing was smoffed (intimidating yet enticing! - but that is for another post). While walking home, I passed a pair of plastic storage carts sitting on the street. I stopped. I examined. I looked for people. I saw sign indicating people moving next week. I found a plastic bag with the note "REMOTE for the free TV/VCR that was here earlier," indicating things found on that curb were indeed possibly free stuff. So I dragged them home. Being both a scavengerenvironmentalist and a pack rat, it's hard to pass up a free item in which I can store other items.

Actually, I still had my hands full of my regular daily items, so I dragged one home and upstairs, turned on the AC (it's almost humid enough here to remind me of Oklahoma!), and went back down the street for the other. From a block away, I saw a guy examining it as I had earlier, looking around, and finally he kind of waved his arms and started walking away. So I called out, "Are you going to take it?" He turned around and said, "I'd like to, but" and whatever after that I didn't hear. I got closer, and said that there had been two, I had just finished carrying the other one home, and I was both happy to take this one or happy to let it go since there had been two. His response was, "Well, I live in Dorchester," which (as [livejournal.com profile] colin_l just learned is a significant train ride away) indicated he wasn't willing to haul it there, followed by, "Would you like a hand?" Normally my mother's warnings all my life about ditches would hold me back from accepting, but [livejournal.com profile] zapf and I recently watched Serendipity and maybe fate can only take you so far, so I said yes. But then he realized he only had a few minutes to get to the train station to get back to Dorchester (or he worried about me causing him to end up in a ditch!) and hightailed it thatway instead, the opposite direction of my house. So I dragged the other home. Yarn storage, yo.

In 9 hours, I'm meeting with [livejournal.com profile] chiaya again, and we're going to a yard sale that just might have a cheap bike for me. If that trifecta occurs, I will be something kind of like happy, at least with my shop-fu.
juldea: (sleepy catball)
Today feels like it was poured over with the sticky, viscous fluid of melancholy. I'm mostly blaming it on lack of sleep, though a short conversation with [livejournal.com profile] londo about eight-month-old issues "helped" as well.

Tuesday nights have unofficially become self-date nights, so I'll likely be holing up with my cats tonight, maybe knitting, maybe finishing Madame Bovary (because what I need when I'm in a melancholy mood is Victorian realism, for sure!)

There are two happy things to mention:
1. I have a mystery package from Amazon.com arriving in the next couple of days. I didn't order anything from Amazon. Presents, yay! (Obligatory wishlist pimp)
2. A favorite online card site of mine, http://www.someecards.com has started selling t-shirts. Desirable.

But otherwise, I am :|
juldea: (sleepy catball)
Today feels like it was poured over with the sticky, viscous fluid of melancholy. I'm mostly blaming it on lack of sleep, though a short conversation with [livejournal.com profile] londo about eight-month-old issues "helped" as well.

Tuesday nights have unofficially become self-date nights, so I'll likely be holing up with my cats tonight, maybe knitting, maybe finishing Madame Bovary (because what I need when I'm in a melancholy mood is Victorian realism, for sure!)

There are two happy things to mention:
1. I have a mystery package from Amazon.com arriving in the next couple of days. I didn't order anything from Amazon. Presents, yay! (Obligatory wishlist pimp)
2. A favorite online card site of mine, http://www.someecards.com has started selling t-shirts. Desirable.

But otherwise, I am :|
juldea: (joco full)
Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] zigdon for being the first second* person to ever actually buy something for me off of my Amazon wishlist! (My sister was inspired by the wishlist for Christmas, but bought local. I support this wholeheartedly.) Now I have a real live legal and paid-money-for-to-support-production-of copy of the Firefly DVD series. Yay geekdom!

And thank you to Mystery Man [livejournal.com profile] bkdelong for being the second person, and for going the hardcore route of gifting me the expensive thing on there - the Brazil Criterion Collection 3-disc box set. It contains the rare "happy ending" version!!

Now to find some free time to actually watch my new media... can I put that on my wishlist somehow?

* Bad, bad me - [livejournal.com profile] alexx_kay was of course the first to buy for me off the wishlist, with the USB-powered blanket that I was in fact using yesterday to keep warm in my frigid icebox office. :P
juldea: (joco full)
Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] zigdon for being the first second* person to ever actually buy something for me off of my Amazon wishlist! (My sister was inspired by the wishlist for Christmas, but bought local. I support this wholeheartedly.) Now I have a real live legal and paid-money-for-to-support-production-of copy of the Firefly DVD series. Yay geekdom!

And thank you to Mystery Man [livejournal.com profile] bkdelong for being the second person, and for going the hardcore route of gifting me the expensive thing on there - the Brazil Criterion Collection 3-disc box set. It contains the rare "happy ending" version!!

Now to find some free time to actually watch my new media... can I put that on my wishlist somehow?

* Bad, bad me - [livejournal.com profile] alexx_kay was of course the first to buy for me off the wishlist, with the USB-powered blanket that I was in fact using yesterday to keep warm in my frigid icebox office. :P
juldea: (geek girl)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thetathx1138 for this one:

Pretty awesome Stormtrooper and Boba Fett hoodies, normally $98, now $59, here: http://gizmodo.com/5079380/dealzmodo-star-wars-hoodies-for-59
juldea: (geek girl)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thetathx1138 for this one:

Pretty awesome Stormtrooper and Boba Fett hoodies, normally $98, now $59, here: http://gizmodo.com/5079380/dealzmodo-star-wars-hoodies-for-59
juldea: (hold me!)
Tonight, I retire a backpack that has been with me almost as long as my LJ has.

After six years of constant use, the loss of multiple drawstring closures, the rips of multiple pockets, being stolen and found, moving halfway across the country, flying all the way across the country... it is time to say goodbye to an old friend.

I'm having a moment here.

I still don't have a full replacement for it, but today I found my Eastsport, um, er, organizer? gear bag? (it looks kind of like this but in a less lame, dark green canvas design) which holds all of my purse-type stuff as well as a few other things. I can supplement that with a couple of totes for larger items until Christmas, when I can request a gift certificate to R.E.Load Bags and get the one I want custom-made.

I still need to visit [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare and [livejournal.com profile] chaiya sometime (unless in my failure to make it out there yet they have done away with their extra bags, which is totally valid) and also [livejournal.com profile] freerange_snark, who has offered to let me try out messenger bags. Ugh, I suck at time management.
juldea: (hold me!)
Tonight, I retire a backpack that has been with me almost as long as my LJ has.

After six years of constant use, the loss of multiple drawstring closures, the rips of multiple pockets, being stolen and found, moving halfway across the country, flying all the way across the country... it is time to say goodbye to an old friend.

I'm having a moment here.

I still don't have a full replacement for it, but today I found my Eastsport, um, er, organizer? gear bag? (it looks kind of like this but in a less lame, dark green canvas design) which holds all of my purse-type stuff as well as a few other things. I can supplement that with a couple of totes for larger items until Christmas, when I can request a gift certificate to R.E.Load Bags and get the one I want custom-made.

I still need to visit [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare and [livejournal.com profile] chaiya sometime (unless in my failure to make it out there yet they have done away with their extra bags, which is totally valid) and also [livejournal.com profile] freerange_snark, who has offered to let me try out messenger bags. Ugh, I suck at time management.
juldea: (Default)
I just spent a lot of money from Brendan's computer!

I came over here around 11:30 to show off my new little backpack/purse... it's Harry Potter! It was my splurge purchase at Walmart. I really need a new backpack (the zipper on my current one is broken) and I was looking through them at Walmart. There was one I REALLY loved in style and use of pockets (I need to be able to say, "My calculator will go in this pocket, and my pens in this pocket, and...") but I am kind of looking for a backpack that has a padded laptop area. There was one of those at Walmart, but I didn't like its style and pocket availability.

Whoa, tangent. Anyway, I came over here and everyone except Brooke and Jon were gone to Elk City. I asked if I could get online and they said it was fine, cuz no one else was using it. I got online and updated my budget, then... well the computer sucked me in. I've made some important purchases though.

I found a backpack I -really- liked from jansport.com, but it was $100. Yeah. So I searched around some more, and found a perfect solution to my Walmart backpack problem... a laptop sleeve! I found one that fits my computer for $20.. so I can get the neat Walmart backpack and have a padded case for my laptop to carry around in. Yay solutions!

So then I looked online for textbooks. It was great. I found all but one of my textbooks used for cheap prices (and the one I didn't find is only $9.95 anyway). My discrete math book, instead of being $35, is $25 used from Amazon, Div, Grad, Curl, and All That I found for $8.95 used instead of $26 new (also Amazon), and Revolutionizing the Sciences, one of my History of Sci books, was $8.95 from Half.com instead of $16.95 new. Even adding shipping costs, the books cost less than new. Hooray!

But I stil spent a lot of money. I think I will update my budget one more time with these new expenses, then cry at how much money I'm spending and go home. Well, I think I'll stop at Walmart to get my new backpack first. ;)
juldea: (Default)
I just spent a lot of money from Brendan's computer!

I came over here around 11:30 to show off my new little backpack/purse... it's Harry Potter! It was my splurge purchase at Walmart. I really need a new backpack (the zipper on my current one is broken) and I was looking through them at Walmart. There was one I REALLY loved in style and use of pockets (I need to be able to say, "My calculator will go in this pocket, and my pens in this pocket, and...") but I am kind of looking for a backpack that has a padded laptop area. There was one of those at Walmart, but I didn't like its style and pocket availability.

Whoa, tangent. Anyway, I came over here and everyone except Brooke and Jon were gone to Elk City. I asked if I could get online and they said it was fine, cuz no one else was using it. I got online and updated my budget, then... well the computer sucked me in. I've made some important purchases though.

I found a backpack I -really- liked from jansport.com, but it was $100. Yeah. So I searched around some more, and found a perfect solution to my Walmart backpack problem... a laptop sleeve! I found one that fits my computer for $20.. so I can get the neat Walmart backpack and have a padded case for my laptop to carry around in. Yay solutions!

So then I looked online for textbooks. It was great. I found all but one of my textbooks used for cheap prices (and the one I didn't find is only $9.95 anyway). My discrete math book, instead of being $35, is $25 used from Amazon, Div, Grad, Curl, and All That I found for $8.95 used instead of $26 new (also Amazon), and Revolutionizing the Sciences, one of my History of Sci books, was $8.95 from Half.com instead of $16.95 new. Even adding shipping costs, the books cost less than new. Hooray!

But I stil spent a lot of money. I think I will update my budget one more time with these new expenses, then cry at how much money I'm spending and go home. Well, I think I'll stop at Walmart to get my new backpack first. ;)

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