Thursday, August 10, 2006

N is For & My Dinner Last Night

N is for New

I realized I had no where to put my cool stitchmarkers I've recently acquired from my bestest CASPs (Sherry and my Dear Knitting Pig). When I was in the shower (I come up with my best ideas in the shower) I remembered that I had this tin pen box that The Mad Scientist had brought home a few years ago from his annual International Toxicology Festival. It's a weeklong conference they hold every year and they have what The Mad Scientist has dubbed "Swag Day." On Swag Day, all of the pharmaceutical and research companies hand out company swag. Pens, totebags, laser pointers, foam Viagra shaped stress balls, etc. One year he came home with a stuffed pig wearing a company t-shirt. Ends up that company does a majority of their research using pigs as test subjects. Chunky loves that little pig. If only he knew!

Anyway, back to N! I took some scrapbookpaper I had lying around, glued it to the pen box and shellacked the hell out of it. I also did the same thing to an old seed bead container. Now I have something to put my yarn needles into and toss into my purse. Totally new containers!

Ta da!



I'll also kill the blogstalking bird with this stone and show you what I had for dinner last night:

dinner, woo.

Mmm. One and a half baked chicken tenders and raw broccoli. What can I say? Chunky hates cooked broccoli. He'll only eat it raw. Which is fine, I think it contains more vitamins and nutrients uncooked anyway. With The Mad Scientist gone and temperatures still in the 100s, I'm a pretty uninspired summer cook.

Finally I leave you with an obligatory Chunky picture. I was on the phone tonight with The Mad Scientist and Chunky came out of his bedroom wearing this ensemble:


It's Tex Coolshades Ramfan Dark Invader! (He calls Darth Vader "Dark Invader") What a dork! But I love him, so I guess I'll keep him. Hee hee!


Blogger sgeddes said...

Great idea on the tin boxes. I always have things like that left over from mints - i'll have to try covering them.

Chunky's costume is great!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

Hey, I don't wanna be cutting down someone's dinner. That's not my way. But, man, that chicken looks O.D.D.....are you sure that's chicken? lol

9:11 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Has your cute little boy met Pennykarma's cute little boy? They have the same fashion sense!

9:38 PM  
Blogger KnitAbout said...

Chunky looks awesome, your dinne rlooks horrific, and your stitch boxes are the absolute shizzle. Great job!

1:30 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

The boxes look fab.

Chunky is so cool.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

I bow to your cleverness! Shellaque, Shlemozzel, Hasselhoff Incorporated!

Pie says Dark Invader too and it makes me wonder if there exists a Star-Wars themed low-budget porn flick. Surely it's out there somewhere.

Little boys in their underpants weilding sabers is no basis for a system of government... Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

That's an awesome idea!

You little one is so darn cute!


9:33 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

awwww, he's so cute!

Those boxes are great! good idea, I might have to try that!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Starfish said...

So freakin crafty how can you stand yourself! Love em! And yeah, that chicken looks a little uh..yuck.

12:24 PM  
Blogger mf said...

Love those tins! Interesting dinner

8:59 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Those boxes look great! What a neat idea.

And your dinner looks very much like my dinner on nights when I had classes. It's healthy, it's natural, and you can't go wrong with anything that has broccoli. Yum, broccoli!

But you do have to explain to the kid that Darth Vader and Zorro are two different characters. It might reduce confusion in his future life.

5:50 AM  
Blogger OldLadyPenPal said...

he is one of the most ADORABLE and dashing mancubs i've ever seen! f the day comes when i have stitch markers, i'ma gonna steal your idea and shellac an old eye glasses case for 'em.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

...Luke, I am your father.... I love Dark Invader! That's clever!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

Didn't mean to be ragging on your Tofu log. lol.

*wink, wink*

3:17 PM  

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